Tradition delivered a new twist to the family event as a “Drive-in Edition.”
Texas A&M University-San Antonio hosted its annual community Lights of Esperanza “Drive-in Edition” Dec. 1. This year, the event added a twist to the tradition with a “Drive-in Edition” featuring a screening of the movie, “Elf”— in addition to its traditional holiday lighting of the campus and a fireworks. The event was designed to be safe and to follow the health and safety protocols including social distancing.
“This year, more than ever it’s important to continue our traditions; and to do so in ways that protect the health of our community,” said CynthiaTeniente-Matson, president of A&M-San Antonio. “Lights of Esperanza is a tradition that so many families in our community look forward to and that our campus community enjoys celebrating.”
The event also coincided with A&M-San Antonio’s inaugural “Giving Tuesday” focused on donations to support the General’s Store Food Pantry and scholarships. This year gifts were split evenly between our General’s Store Food Pantry and student scholarships. The goal was to raise $5,000 between 9am and 5pm on December 1st.