Light the Way Entertainment and Performance Schedule

Plan your trip to the 37th Annual Light the Way Holiday Festival presented by H-E-B. See the campus map below and schedule of events.


2023 Schedule of Events
Saturday, Nov. 18, 2023 | 3 - 9:30 p.m.

Ryley Hall3 p.m. | The Brainpower Connection Schools

The Brainpower Connection is a circle of support, influence and collegiality established in connection with six different institutions, their faculty and students, to share their brainpower. Enjoy performances from the students of St. Anthony Catholic High School and Blessed Sacrament Catholic School.

Reyna Hall3:30 p.m. | Reyna Acosta Voice Studio

This event will feature the students of Ariana Reyes Acosta Voice Studio. Her students have earned spots in the Texas all-state choir and plan to continue their studies in music.

Shamrock4:30 p.m. | Incarnate Word High School Choir

Sing along as the Incarnate Word High School choir sings carols and songs of the season.

ncarnate Word High School Emeraldettes4:45 p.m. | Incarnate Word High School Emeraldettes

The Incarnate Word High School's Dance and Drill Team will be joining Light the Way to show off their award-winning talent and spirit.

SACHS mariachis5 p.m. | St. Anthony Catholic High School Mariachi

The St. Anthony Catholic High School's Yellow Jackets Mariachi Group is joining us and sharing their gifts in this celebrated art form by performing a variety of songs and pieces.

Mariachi Cardenal5:45 p.m. | Mariachi Cardenal

Mariachi Cardenal began in 2023 when a group of talented and passionate students met to rehearse the music they loved, mariachi. The ensemble is led and directed by John A. Lopez.

UIW Band6 p.m. | UIW Marching Cardinals

The Pride of UIW- the Marching Cardinals Band!

Tree lighting6:30 p.m. | Lighting Ceremony

UIW President Thomas M. Evans and honored guests flip the switch to illuminate the lights throughout the campus.

Musical notes6:45 p.m. | UIW Cheer and Dance Team

University Ambassadors of Spirit and Pride and the Cheer and Dance Teams will be performing routines guaranteed to get your toes tapping.

Musical notes7 p.m. | University of the Incarnate Word Choral and Cardinal Singers

Bringing their harmonious tones to Light the Way, come hear the UIW Choral and Cardinal Singers perform songs of the season.

icons of three people singing7:15 p.m. | Abel E. Pedraza

Enjoy songs of the season by Abel E. Pedraza, a UIW student.

Ballet Folklorico7:30 p.m. | Mi Mexico Ballet Folklorico

Directed by UIW student Kerany Barrera, Mi Mexico embodies the rich traditions of San Antonio through this cherished dance.

indoor dessert logo8 p.m. | Indoor Desert

Indoor Desert, an outfit of San Antonio natives, aims to celebrate music across multiple genres during energetic and crowd-centered performances. Their original works dig deep into their Americana roots, while also leaning into influences from all across the musical landscape.

Fireworks9:30 p.m. | Fireworks Finale

The evening comes to a close with our traditional fireworks display, made possible by our friends at Hill Electric.