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Four Weeks of Familia, Food, and Fun at Estancia Del Norte

“More than just neighbors, San Antonio and Mexico are family.” Estancia Del Norte Hotel is hosting a four-week celebration from September 15 through October 16 of family, food, and fun in honor of Hispanic Heritage Month.

SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS - Hold the Dates! Familia, food, and fun will be showcased throughout Hispanic Heritage Month, September 15 through October 15 at Estancia Del Norte – Where San Antonio Celebrates!

Estancia Del Norte Hotel will be collaborating with UTSA Libraries, the World Heritage Office, the Mexican Consulate and the Department of Arts and Culture, the Magik Theatre, the AM

Project and the Children’s Ballet of San Antonio to showcase gastronomy, the arts, and the importance of bilingual education in creative and delicious ways.

The month-long celebration will culminate in a family fun game night of ¡Que Sabor! San Antonio™ lotería was created by culinary photographer, Tracey Maurer. Consul General of Mexico, Rubén Minutti-Zanatta, and First Lady of San Antonio, Erika Prosper will be the honorary cantadores on lotería night in both English and Spanish. Partial proceeds from the lotería cocktail will go to Somos Cultura y Más to support bilingual education in San Antonio. “At Somos Cultura y Más, we are big believers in cultural family activities and the lotería is one of our favorite games. Our mission is to promote the culture, history, and traditions of our community and this ancient game does exactly that. We are delighted with this partnership with Estancia Del Norte which assures us that there will be lotería and other bilingual games at the 25th annual celebration of El Día de Los Niños in April 2023

Prizes For Loteria Night Include:

  • Two round trip tickets from San Antonio to Mexico on AeroMexico (Delta) Airlines

  • Don Strange of Texas Catered Event: Dinner for 14 at UNAM (alcohol not included)

  • Don Strange of Texas Catered Event: Dinner for 14 in celebration of UT Library Sciences Mexican Cookbook Collection (alcohol not included)

  • Four pack of free entries for the 2023 Tour de las Misiones courtesy of the World Heritage Office

  • 2 Suite Tickets to a UTSA Football game courtesy of Telemundo

  • 2 Starlight Suite seats for Yuridia's concert at the Majestic Theatre on November 6th- includes complimentary valet parking, starlight suite lounge access, and wait service: courtesy of Las Casas Foundation

  • 4 tickets to the Nutcracker courtesy of the Children's Ballet of San Antonio

  • Family 4-pack tickets to 'Velveteen Rabbit' courtesy of the Magik Theater

  • Family 4-pack tickets to 'The Color Purple' courtesy of Woodlawn Theater

  • Family 4-pack to 'A Christmas Carol the Musical' courtesy of the Public Theater

  • Regalo Boutique Gift basket from local craftsmen and artisans

  • 4 Starlight Suites tickets to 'Bluey's Big Play- The Stage Show' courtesy of the Majestic Theatre

  • 3 hours of DJ services for an event, provided by the AM Project

  • Lunch for 2 at Paseo Bar (alcohol not included)

  • Happy Hour at Paseo Bar 2 complimentary cocktails.

  • 1-Night stay at Estancia Del Norte for 2 adults.

  • 1 Grill Pardner™ by Don Strange of Texas, INC.

  • More prizes to come

Here is the complete list of the events that will celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month in the San Antonio Area:

Thursday, September 15 - 7:00 p.m. - Hispanic Heritage Month kicks off with El Grito hosted by the Consul General's office at Milan Park. For more information, please visit

Friday, September 16 - 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. - Celebrate "Diez y Seis de Septiembre" with Magik Theatre and the AM Project. This event features music by the AM Project plus family fun activities stations from 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm. Partial proceeds of the specialty cocktail at Paseo Bar will benefit Magik Theatre and the AM Project available from 9/16 - 9/22.

Friday, September 23 - 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. - Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month through the art of dance at La Estancia! Enjoy a one-time-only special performance and dance demonstration by the award-winning Children's Ballet of San Antonio (CBSA). Guests are invited to Bailar and learn some dance moves from the inspiring young artists of CBSA. From Ballet Folklorico to Bachata - Latin dance reveals the ancient traditions of Hispanic culture and gives us reason to celebrate. Whether you are 6 or 66, this family-friendly event will have your toes tapping and your hips swaying as we enjoy the vibrant heritage of Hispanic dance. Partial proceeds of a LAZO with Don Strange specialty dessert will benefit Children's Ballet of San Antonio from 9/23 - 9/29.

Thursday, September 29 - 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. - Celebrate San Antonio's UNESCO Creative City of Gastronomy designation by joining us for a unique food and beverage pairing that combines the flavors of San Antonio. Rooted in indigenous, Spanish, and African influences, later further influenced by German and other European traditions, San Antonio's cuisine is where heritage meets innovation. The San Antonio UNESCO Creative City of Gastronomy program and food photographer, Tracey Maurer, have collaborated to showcase San Antonio's culinary and cultural heritage through a fun and interactive bilingual Loterfa game, ¡Que Sabor! San Antonio™. While playing the game, you'll learn that San Antonio's gastronomy is a multi-layered confluence of cultures that is continuously evolving. As a UNESCO Creative City, San Antonio is part of a very distinct group of international cities committed to sharing best practices, developing partnerships that promote creativity, strengthening participation in cultural life, and integrating culture into urban development plans. The City of San Antonio World Heritage Office oversees the Creative City of Gastronomy designation for San Antonio. Partial proceeds of the specialty cocktail will benefit World Heritage Office from 9/30 - 10/6.

Thursday, October 13 - 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. - "Sabores & Cookbooks" In support of the UTSA Libraries' renowned Mexican Cookbook Collection, join us for a live cocktail demonstration and tasting of unique flavors inspired by the collection. Estancia Del Norte Paseo Bar and staff will partner with UTSA Libraries' archivists and offer a unique experience while sharing insights from the Mexican Cookbook Collection and tasting unique cocktails. Comprised of more than 2,000 cookbooks, this collection is the largest in the country and a true San Antonio u·easure. Partial proceeds of the 2 signature cocktails will benefit UTSA Libraries from 10/7 -10/13.

Friday, October 14 - 6:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. - Que Sabor! San Antonio Loteria Family Game Night! This bilingual Loteria game is a fun way of learning about our local flavors, cultures, and traditions and contains versos or poems that were viewed as proverbs or light-hearted cultural references or "clues" to the cards drawn. The frolicsome and food-centric poems pay tribute to the historic Loteria versos used in the past (See game sample below). Partial proceeds of the Paseo Bar drink specials will benefit Somos Cultura y Mas.

"More than just neighbors, San Antonio and Mexico are family."

Estancia Del Norte's month-long activities will be open to the public. Save the dates and be sure to attend the events to celebrate the culturally rich background of San Antonio and its community.


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