News Release

Mayor Taylor’s 2016 Light Up Downtown Holiday Contest
to include selfie competition, new sponsor

SAN ANTONIO (November 1, 2016) – Get your cameras ready! Mayor Ivy R. Taylor’s 6th Annual Light Up Downtown Holiday Contest is going to include a selfie competition.

“San Antonio is known worldwide for its Christmastime lights along the River Walk,” said Mayor Taylor. “The Light Up Downtown Holiday contest allows businesses to get involved, and now picture takers can be part of the tradition as well. All of this just adds to the spirit of the holidays in San Antonio.”

The Mayor is encouraging all businesses in the downtown area to create dazzling store front displays. Residents and visitors are then invited to pose for a selfie and post it on Facebook ( using the hash tag @SAMayorLUDT. Between November 25th and December 20th, the public is invited to vote for their favorite lighting displays in four different categories. Mayor Taylor will also choose her favorite displays as well as the best selfie posted. Winners will be announced December 21st.

For more information, to see which buildings are participating and to vote, go to

The Light Up Downtown Holiday Contest is sponsored by the Mayor’s Office, the City of San Antonio’s Center City Development and Operations Department, CPS Energy and media partners KABB-TV Fox 29, News 4 WOAI-TV. For the first time this year, Univision 41 is also serving as a media partner to help spread news of the contest to the Spanish-language community.