Goodnight San Antonio, Holiday Ole Market & A Giveaway

Y’all – I have a little secret to tell you.  I found THE best gift to give a San Antonio kid, an expectant momma or just someone who loves our city – a children’s book written about our very own Alamo City!


Goodnight San Antonio, written by Jennifer Gaines Drez and illustrated by Lisa Carrington Voight, walks readers through the sites, sounds, tastes and highlights of San Antonio.  From the city skyline to our downtown attractions, unique and historical places like Kiddie Park and the Majestic Theater, and the Mexican heritage of our city along side the royalty of the Fiesta court, Goodnight San Antonio gives local kids all of the familiar comforts of their very own city in one book.  What better way to inspire your children to sit down with a book than to offer one that highlights their very own San Antonio!


Gaines Drez’s poetic words paired with Carrington Voight’s vivid illustrations bring the Alamo City to life.  The vibrant colors and beautiful illustrations are like little masterpieces on each page, sure to keep your child’s attention as they flip from page to page seeing all of the San Antonio scenes they are sure to recognize.  I especially love the idea of giving this book as a gift to a San Antonio native that might be living elsewhere or a San Antonio friend that is on the move to another city.


Goodnight San Antonio can be purchased online or through the retail outlets listed on the Goodnight San Antonio website and we are excited to announce that Jennifer Gaines Drez will be in San Antonio in a few short weeks promoting her book!  Jennifer will be at the 20th Annual Holiday Ole Market on Saturday, October 5 at their special event just for kids, Pajamas & Pancakes.  Jennifer will have a live reading Goodnight San Antonio and will be selling autographed copies of the book to attendees.


The Junior League of San Antonio, Inc. puts on this amazing shopping extravaganza October 2-October 5, 2013, and this year it’s at a new location, The Exposition Hall at the Freeman.  Proceeds from Holiday Ole Market support the programs and projects of Junior League of San Antonio as they partner with over 60 local, non-profit organizations and develop the women of San Antonio into leaders of our community.  Four days and three nights of events and shopping are the best way to get your holiday shopping list knocked out, saving you the trouble of battling it out at the stores in December!  For the older kids, make sure to catch Friday night’s Starstruck: A Red Carpet Event featuring a tween fashion show and live performance by local heart-throb Reed Deming.  For the younger kids, catch the live reading of Goodnight San Antonio, painting by Painting with a Twist, activities with the San Antonio Children’s Museum and JLSA’s Kids in the Kitchen at Saturday morning’s Pajamas & Pancakes.  And update – Holiday Ole Market will allow strollers during all shopping hours this year!  We can see you giving us a virtual high-five about that one!

Three lucky Alamo City Moms Blog readers will win an autographed copy of Goodnight San Antonio! Enter below to win – winners will be announced this Saturday, September 28.

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Brooke graduated high school from right here in San Antonio. After twelve years of living everywhere from Colorado to Greece, London to Atlanta, she and her husband have made San Antonio home and have become parents to their daughter and son. Brooke loves finding undiscovered activities around the city and dragging her kids along! She is a runner, an amateur cook that loves trying out San Antonio’s growing culinary scene and is actively involved in non-profit organizations in San Antonio.


  1. Can’t wait to get a copy of Goodnight San Antonio! I’m a sucker for children’s books and love place specific ones! Thanks for bringing this new book to my attention.

    • Oh yeah, my favorite landmark is Hemisfair Park. So many fun events have been hosted there recently, and it’s a great place to take the whole family for a stroll.

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