GIVEAWAY: 2016 Christmas Light Fest at Don Strange Ranch

GIVEAWAY: 2016 Christmas Light Fest at Don Strange Ranch

Last Christmas, my husband Jonathan, Jaden, and I enjoyed getting in the holiday spirit at Christmas Light Fest (check my post from 2015 to see the spectacular lights and attractions.)  We brought our own camera and used the backdrops to create some amazing holiday cards too! ranchland. Open nightly, the light spectacular features tunnels of twinkling lights and holiday displays along a 2-mile path and Santa’s Village, a rustic barn filled with holiday flavors, fun, gifts, crafts and of course, Santa.

GIVEAWAY: 2016 Christmas Light Fest at Don Strange Ranch

Tickets

  • Tickets are $27 per vehicle. Members of the military (active duty, reserves and retired) and firstresponders and their families receive a $5 discount throughout the holiday season.
  • Tickets maybe purchased in advance online and are good for any night.www.sanantoniochristmaslightfest.com.
  • Hayrides are $15 per person. Hayride reservations must be made in advance online throughwww.sanantoniochristmaslightfest.com
  • Season passes are $60 per vehicle and allow purchasers to enjoy the holiday fun of ChristmasLight Fest all season long. Season passes are available online at www.sanantoniochristmaslightfest.com.
  • Buses and large groups are welcome to enjoy Christmas Light Fest. Tickets are $27 per vehicleand $1 per person over 10 people, making Christmas Light Fest the perfect setting to celebratethe holiday season with youth groups, high school clubs or play groups.

Dates/Hours

  • Open Thanksgiving night (Nov. 24) through New Year’s Eve (Dec. 31)
  • Sundays through Thursdays, Christmas Light Fest is open 6-9 p.m.
  • Friday and Saturday nights, as well as holidays, feature an extra hour, 6-10 p.m.

Location

  • Christmas Light Fest is located at the Don Strange Ranch just 20 minutes west of San Antonio’s  La Cantera.
  • IH-10 West, exit 533, at 103 Waring Welfare Road in Boerne—just follow the signs  until you see the lights!

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Add extra sparkle to your holiday season with the magical glow of two million lights, food, drinks and family fun.

Christmas Light Fest features all of that and more, making it a holiday must for everyone. Drive-thru or enjoy a hayride under the stars as two miles of holiday lights dazzle and entertain you, then enjoy a stop at Santa’s Village for your fill of holiday flavors and fun.

Located on a scenic, historic ranch just 20 minutes outside of San Antonio off of IH-10 West, Christmas Light Fest is sure to delight your entire family.

GIVEAWAY: 2016 Christmas Light Fest at Don Strange Ranch

Ways to Enter and Win

You could be randomly selected to win SINGLE CAR VEHICLE PASS for Christmas LightFest 2016 in multiple ways!

Hey @GeeketteBits, I want to win a carload pass to @SALightFest #ChristmasLightFest! http://bit.ly/2hh2Tum RT to Win!

GIVEAWAY: 2016 Christmas Light Fest at Don Strange Ranch

GIVEAWAY: San Antonio Symphony Patriotic Pops

GIVEAWAY: San Antonio Symphony Patriotic Pops

In honor of National Military Appreciation Month, the San Antonio Symphony will be offering a 50 percent discount off tickets for all current and former members of the military and their family to attend the Patriotic Pops concerts on May 13-14 at 8 p.m. and May 15 at 2 p.m. at the Tobin Center.

The Symphony is proud to honor, remember and appreciate those who have served and those who are now serving in the military.

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Military can use “THANKS” promo code by visiting TobinCenter.org or by going in person to the Tobin Center Box Office with their military ID to skip processing fees.

Learn more and buy tickets here.

When:  May 13 & 14, 2016, 8:00 p.m. | May 15, 2016, 2:00 p.m.

What:  Patriotic Pops H-E-B Performance Hall at The Tobin Center for the Performing Arts

Who: Stuart Chafetzconductor, Ron Nirenberg, narrator

Don’t miss the final Pops concert of the season as we honor our veterans and armed service members with a tribute featuring some of your favorite patriotic selections including music from John Williams, Aaron Copland, Gershwin, Sousa, and some great radio hits from the ’50s.

  • John Williams’ Midway March and his theme from the movie J.F.K.
  • Sousa’s Liberty Bell March
  • Music from the movie Gardens of Stone
  • Armed Forces Salute
  • Music from Tchaikovsky’s powerfully stunning 1812 Overture

Concert is sponsored by Cavender Audi

Ways to Enter and Win

You could be randomly selected to win FOUR tickets to the San Antonio Symphony performance of “Patriotic Pops“, especially if you take advantage of all these ways to enter!

I want to win tix to #PatrioticPops & @sasym @TobinCenterSA @geekettebits! #NationalMilitaryAppreciation http://geekettebits.com/san-antonio/giveaway-san-antonio-symphony-patriotic-pops/

GIVEAWAY: 2016 Fiesta Oyster Bake Tickets

2016 Giveaway Fiesta Oyster Bake

The Fiesta Oyster Bake Committee and the St. Mary’s University Alumni Association thank the 7,000 volunteers for their 50,000 volunteer hours, our numerous corporate sponsors, especially Bud Light, and the 60,000+ patrons who help make the Fiesta Oyster Bake a great success every year!

(From the Fiesta Oyster Bake website:)

The Fiesta Oyster Bake proceeds fund the following:

  • 70+ St. Mary’s University students receive full or partial tuition scholarships or other financial assistance
  • Payment for $3.1 million gift for the Alumni Athletics and Convocation Center
  • Programs benefiting the St. Mary’s University faculty and academic schools
  • Programs benefiting the St. Mary’s University student organizations
  • Programs benefiting the St. Mary’s University alumni worldwide
  • Programs benefiting the San Antonio area community

The Fiesta Oyster Bake is coordinated by the following:

  • 7,000 Volunteers contributing 50,000 Volunteer Hours
  • 13 Member Executive Committee
  • 2 Full-Time Staff members
  • Several part-time/contract employees

The Fiesta Oyster Bake offers a wide variety of the following foods, beverages and entertainment:

  • 100,000 Oysters (baked, fried and raw)
  • 32,000 Chicken on a Stick (Fried Chicken Breasts w/jalapeno)
  • 8,500 Steak on a Stick
  • 7,000 Egg Rolls
  • 6,000 Fried Cheesecakes
  • 5,000 Turkey Legs
  • 5,000 Hamburgers
  • 4,000 Ears of Corn
  • 4,000 Slices of Pizza
  • 3,500 lbs. Sausage
  • 3,000 lbs. Beef and Chicken Fajitas
  • 2,000 Chocolate Covered Strawberries
  • 22,000 gal. Beverages (beer, soda, water, lemonade, etc.)
  • 375,000 Napkins
  • 10,000 lbs of recycled Oyster Shells
  • 10,000 lbs of recycled material (aluminum, plastic, cardboard, paper, etc.)
  • 35 Bands / Entertainers

When:

  • Friday, April 15, 2016 5:00 PM to 11:00 PM
  • Saturday, April 16, 2016 11:00 AM to 11:00 PM

Campus of St. Mary’s University
One Camino Santa Maria
San Antonio, TX  78228
[ map | parking map ]

http://oysterbake.com/index.html

Ticket prices

  • One-day Pre-sale: $20 (Available March 1 to March 31, 2016, at all participating HEB Stores)
  • One-day Pre-sale: $25 (Available April 1 to April 16, 2016, at all participating HEB Stores)
  • Two-day Pre-sale: $35
    (present your two-day pre-sale ticket at an entrance gate on Friday to receive your two-day admission wristband)
  • Friday at the gate: $25
  • Saturday at the gate: $25
  • Children 12 and under are admitted FREE!

Think about volunteering in the future!  Look how long some volunteers have been working with the group: http://oysterbake.com/about/key-volunteers.html

 

GIVEAWAY

You could be randomly selected to win TWO FREE tickets to the 2016 Fiesta Oyster Bake event, giveaway entry for each action:

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GIVEAWAY: San Antonio Flavor Event

GIVEAWAY: San Antonio Flavor Event

When/Where:  Thursday, March 24 at 7:00pm at San Antonio Museum of Art

San Antonio’s ultimate dining event returns and this time, San Antonio Flavor is bigger and more delicious than ever, serving up sample bites from 30+ local restaurants, beer, wine and cocktail samples, live entertainment and the coveted Culinary Showdown! Guests will enjoy samples from restaurants in a variety of cuisine types, from participating restaurants such as Bite, Boudro’s Texas Bistro, Botika, Shuck Shack, Smoke Shack BBQ, The Old Main Association, Feast, Folc, Nectar, Friendly Spot, Grayze, Grimaldi’s, Via Mia, Thai Topaz, Lily’s Cookies, Rosella Coffee, Fairview Coffee, Sweet Chela’s, Salata, La Frite, and many others.

The highly anticipated and deliciously entertaining Culinary Showdown returns, this time, with a San Antonio twist: notable San Antonians compete with the city’s top chefs to win the title and a donation to the charity of their choice. A panel of “celebrity judges” choose the winning team.

Tickets are $60 and include food, dessert, coffee, beer, wine and cocktail samples plus a CAM art exhibit, live music and a live culinary showdown.

Purchase Tickets: Here

(Photos and Bios from SA Current Flavor)

GIVEAWAY: Enter and Win!

You could be randomly selected to win TWO FREE tickets to the 2016 3rd Annual San Antonio Flavor and Culinary Showdown event, giveaway entry for each action:

I want to win @SACurrent #SAFlavor2016 tix @SAMAart @geekettebits! http://geekettebits.com/giveaway-san-antonio-cocktail-conference-event-tickets

The Competition is HOT!

JASON DADY

Jason Dady

Chef & Owner, Tre Trattoria, Tre Enoteca, Shuck Shack, Two Bros. BBQ Market, The DUK Truck, B&D Icehouse and Dady Premier Catering

Chef Jason Dady is an innovative pioneer of the culinary culture in San Antonio and developed a reputation of top quality, excellence and professionalism in food, service and hospitality. Chef Dady is the Executive Chef and Owner of Tre Enoteca, Tre Trattoria, Shuck Shack, Two Bros. BBQ Market, The DUK Truck, B&D Icehouse and Dady Premier Catering. Dady’s palate pleasing concepts have resonated with clients and critics alike on a local and national scale.

ROBBIE NOWLIN

Robbie Nowlin

Executive Chef, Boudro’s Texas Bistro on the Riverwalk and Zinc Bistro & Bar

Executive Chef of Boudro’s Texas Bistro and Zinc Bistro & Bar, Robbie Nowlin is a leader in today’s culinary scene. Chef Nowlin draws upon both his culinary and life experiences; most notably his time at the three Michelin Star restaurant The French Laundry. His dishes for Citrus demonstrate his precision and creativity in the kitchen and include seasonal adaptations of luxury items. Chef Nowlin has elevated Boudro’s and Zinc and taken the cuisine to a new level.

STEFAN BOWERS

Stefan Bowers

Stefan is the Executive Chef at Feast Restaurant in Southtown, Rebelle at the St. Anthony Hotel, and the famous #7 Fire House in the Lavaca district, which will open later in 2016.

After a five year career as a Naval Search and Rescue Helicopter Crewman Stefan Bowers began his culinary career with stints working in La Jolla, CA and Houston, TX. In 2005 he set his roots in San Antonio. Stefan was the Chef de Cuisine at The Lodge of Castle Hills under Chef Jason Dady for three years and Executive Chef of 20nine Wine Bar for another three. In 2011 he signed on as the Chef of FEAST Restaurant in Southtown which has become a San Antonio pioneer within the independent dining scene.

LISA ASTORGA-WATEL

Lisa Astorga-Watel

Chef/Owner Lisa Astorga-Watel, is proud to present her new restaurant, Bite.

Chef Lisa Astorga-Watel grew up in Santiago, Chile before moving to Houston, Texas where she attended The Culinary Art Institute. She went on to have a successful career as a private chef for celebrities before meeting her husband, Chef Damien Watel. The couple is now married with one son named Enzo. Bite’s menu is eclectic with a “70’s modern twist” taste and portions are directly influenced by Chef Astorga-Watel’s travels around the globe.

 

GIVEAWAY: Indiana Jones and San Antonio Symphony

On February 19, 2016 at 8 p.m. and February 20, 2016 at 7:00 p.m. at the Majestic Theatre, audiences of all ages can experience Raiders of the Lost Ark, a classic film from master director Steve Spielberg, starring Harrison Ford as Indiana Jones. John Williams’ Academy Award-winning score will be performed live by the San Antonio Symphony in sync with the full feature film projected on a huge HD screen.
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“Raiders of the Lost Ark” – Special 35th Anniversary Celebration
The film that gave the world one of its greatest movie heroes, Indiana Jones, starring Harrison Ford, is celebrating its special 35th anniversary.  Come along for the ride on February 19, 2016 at 8 p.m. and February 20, 2016 at 7 p.m., and relive the magic on the silver screen with the original great adventure Raiders of the Lost Ark with John Williams’ epic score performed live to picture by the San Antonio Symphony!
The year is 1936, and professor of archeology and “obtainer of rare antiquities” Indiana Jones (Harrison Ford) is tasked by U.S. Army Intelligence to recover the legendary Ark of the Covenant before it falls into the hands of the Nazis.  Indy’s quest takes him to Nepal and Egypt, reuniting him with an old friend (John Rhys-Davies), an old foe (Paul Freeman), and an ex-flame (Karen Allen) who falls somewhere in between.  Armed with his hat, whip and wits, our intrepid hero must face formidable enemies – and impossible odds – to save the day and the world.

Giveaway: Enter and Win!

You could be randomly selected to win TWO FREE tickets to the “Raiders of the Lost Ark” – Special 35th Anniversary Celebration event for this Friday night, Feb. 16, 2016. Giveaway entry for each action:

I want to win @SASym @MajesticEmpire #SASymphonyRaiders @geekettebits! http://geekettebits.com/san-antonio/giveaway-indiana-jones-and-san-antonio-symphony/

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Tickets Now On Sale
Adult tickets start from $25 and children are half off.  Moviegoers can purchase tickets online at Ticketmaster.com or by calling(800) 745-3000, or visiting their nearest Ticketmaster location or the Majestic Theatre Box Office located at 224 East Houston Street.
Follow The San Antonio Symphony on Twitter at @sasym, Instagram @sasymphony and Facebook San Antonio Symphony for updated news and information. Hashtag #SASymphonyRaiders

GIVEAWAY: 2015 Alamo City Comic Con

GIVEAWAY: 2015 Alamo City Comic Con

UPDATED: 9/9/2015 – I am so excited to announce the winner of a pair of tickets to the 2015 Alamo City Comic Con. I had a ton of great entries.  Take a second to subscribe to receive notifications for future giveaways by entering your email in the box.

The winner of the two tickets to 2015 Alamo City Comic Con is…Kelli B!!  If the tickets are not picked up I will try to announce an alternative winner!

After having an incredible time at the 2014 Alamo City Comic Con (check out the details from last year, costumes, pictures!!), I am very excited to share information about the 2015 ACCC event! You’ll get a chance to meet amazing comic book stars and legends like:

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Pre-event Kick-off Party

Don’t forget the ?#?ACCC? 2015 kick off party THIS Saturday at 502 Bar!

2015 Alamo City Comic Con

Ticket Information

Ticket Sales: KISSROCKS for $5 discount! (Online through Sept. 4 @ Midnight)

*You can chance purchasing tickets in-person.

  • 3-Day Badge – $75.00
  • One Day Pass – $30-40
  • Kids Pass (Ages 3-10) – $15 good for the entire event!

2015 Alamo City Comic Con

NEW to 2015 ACCC

Lots of great things like a new area just for kids called Kidz Planet. We am have exhibits and activities scheduled from the Witte Museum, SA Zoo, SA Public Library, and more kid friendly vendors in this area.

2015 Alamo City Comic Con

 ACCC Mobile App

 

 

 

Search in the app store (Apple or Android!) for “Guidebook” and download the app.  Once downloaded you can search within the app for “Alamo City Comic Con” to keep track of your schedule, find out room locations, check out the vendors, and everything else you’d like to do. Click on the image below for a moving gif description.

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Alamo City Comic Con Contest Giveaway

I want to win tix to from @geekettebits! #ACCC http://geekettebits.com/technology/giveaway-2015-alamo-city-comic-con/

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Here’s a picture of the message from then City Councilman Diego Bernal and the concession menu if you’d like to know what food options you have.

2015 Alamo City Comic Con menu

GIVEAWAY: Win Family Tickets to ET at the Symphony

GIVEAWAY: Win Family Tickets to ET at the Symphony

Did you grow up watching E.T?  On September 11, 2015 at 8 p.m. and September 12, 2015 at 7:00 p.m. at the Majestic Theatre, audiences of all ages can experience E.T. The Extra Terrestrial in Concert as never before. John Williams’ Academy Award-winning score will be performed live by the San Antonio Symphony in sync with the full feature film projected on a huge HD screen. Join Elliott and E.T. as they soar past the moon and beyond, and relive the magic once more!

Learn more about the event here. Buy tickets here.

Ways to Enter and Win

You could be randomly selected to win FOUR tickets to the San Antonio Symphony performance of “E.T.: the Extra Terrestrial”.

I want to win tix to #ETinSA & the @sasym @MajesticEmpire @geekettebits! http://geekettebits.com/for-kids-parents-educators/giveaway-win-family-tickets-to-et-at-the-symphony/

More ways to win!

Follow ET at #ETinSA or #ETattheSymphony and track where ET has been visiting around the Alamo City, for a chance to win tickets to attend the concert. 

For updated news and information, visit The San Antonio Symphony on Twitter at @sasym, Instagram @sasymphony and Facebook San Antonio Symphony.