A child named Leah poses for a photo at the H-E-B Tree Lighting Ceremony. Photo by Scott Ball.

Photo Gallery: San Antonio Kicks Off the Holidays

Almost every street, alley, sidewalk, and river path was flourished with lights, people, and even more lights in downtown San Antonio Friday night.  The evening started with the 30th annual H-E-B Christmas Tree Lighting in Alamo Plaza. Santa, of course, made an appearance for the festivities that were perfect for families of all sizes.