Holiday events in San Antonio you don't want to miss

Posted by Mission del Lago on Nov 27, 2017 10:11:46 AM

The best time of the year is here, and there are so many holiday events in San Antonio coming up that you can enjoy the festivities every day of the season. Here is a rundown of all the happenings in and around San Antonio through the end of the year.

The Nutcracker
November 30, December 1–3
The Tobin Center

The famous ballet is a treat for the whole family.
A Wonderland Christmas
Now through December 16, and December 18–23
Morgan’s Wonderland

During the holiday, Morgan’s Wonderland, the “world’s first theme park designed with special-needs individuals in mind and built for everyone’s enjoyment,” hosts “A Wonderland Christmas,” with festive lights, carolers, Santa Claus, and access to all the favorite rides and attractions.

Zoo Lights
Now through December 31
San Antonio Zoo

Zoo Lights at the San Antonio Zoo is one of the most popular holiday events in San Antonio. Activities include decorating cookies with Mrs. Claus, roasting s'mores by Christmas Tree Lake, visits with Santa, and camel rides.

Santa’s Ranch

Now through December 31
New Braunfels

Take a short drive to New Braunfels for this amazing drive-thru Christmas Light Park, featuring more than one million lights as well as festive displays and homemade treats.
SeaWorld’s Christmas Celebration
Now through December 31

The park’s annual Christmas Celebration includes live shows, sparkling Christmas lights, and a “jolly Texas Santa Claus.” 

Light the Way
Now through January 5
The University of the Incarnate Word

Enjoy nearly one million twinkling lights at UIW.
Six Flags Fiesta Texas Holiday in the Park 
Now through January 7
Six Flags Fiesta Texas

“It's the most magical time of the year filled with enchanting experiences that will help create those special family fun outings again and again,” they said. Activities include photos with seasonal characters, a winter wonderland with Christmas lights, ice princesses and snow, lots of live entertainment, festive food, and, of course, Santa.

Ford Holiday Boat Caroling
December 1–22
San Antonio Riverwalk

Listen to the 185+ choral groups from local schools, churches, and civic groups sing traditional carols while cruising the river. 

Ford Fiesta de las Luminaries
December 1–3, 8–10, 15–17
San Antonio Riverwalk

One of the favorite holiday events in San Antonio makes the Riverwalk even more beautiful, with more than 6,000 luminaries lining the walkways.

A Homemade Christmas
December 2
The Alamo

Don’t miss this chance to experience a Texas frontier Christmas, with period crafts, living history demos, live music, and Christmas storytelling.

10th Annual Silver Bells in the City
December 2
Main Plaza 

“Come join in the celebration and see the beautiful tree light up the plaza.” There will also be special guest speakers, music, mariachi, Santa Claus, and food. 

Slab Cinema
December 5
Travis Park

Movies by Moonlight features the holiday favorite, “National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation.”

Holly Daze Rock
December 8
Arneson River Theater

The Take Note Band performs seasonal pop and rock favorites on the San Antonio River Walk. 

Super Saturday: South Texas Holiday Traditions
December 9
Witte Museum

A visit to Witte Museum is always welcome, but this special event allows you “imagine the holidays in South Texas during the 19th century. Visit the Log Cabins to drift back into the 19th century when they were keeping the old world traditions alive in their new homes in Texas! Create homemade holiday gifts such as candles, ornaments, mulled cider spices bags and more!” 

Santa’s Railroad Wonderland
December 9, 10, 16, 17, 23
Texas Transportation Museum

Now in its 18th year, Santa's Railroad Wonderland offers beautiful decorations along with activities including nighttime train rides and visits with Choo Choo Claus. 

La Gran Tamalada
December 10
Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center Theater

This annual community workshop “honors the tradition of making tamales,” with the Cortez Family, owners of Mi Tierra, providing a “hands-on opportunity to learn about the ingredients, recipes and cooking methods used in making this culturally iconic dish.”

1st Annual Sunday Masa
December 10
Alamo Beer

Family- and dog-friendly holiday events in San Antonio are always appreciated, and this one features more than 20 San Antonio tamales vendors as well as a holiday market, “Pan Dulce Pavilion,” local Alamo beer, live music, and a cookie decoration corner.

Christmasville, Texas
December 10, 17

The festivities include Santa, a snow slide, a carousel, train rides, and food.

La Serenata
December 11, 17
San Fernando Cathedral

Honor the Virgin Mary on the eve of the feast day of Our Lady of Guadalupe, with traditional and contemporary music and dance and performers including mariachis, Norteño music and Mexican indigenous dances. 

Christmas Posada
December 19
Historic Pearl

A traditional singalong, crafts, buñuelos, tamales, Mexican hot chocolate, and piñatas are all part of the celebration. Children are invited to come dressed as angels or shepherds.

Celebrate San Antonio
December 31
South Alamo Street between Market and Cesar Chavez 

San Antonio’s official New Year’s Eve celebration offers three stages of entertainment, food and drink booths, carnival games and rides, and a fireworks extravaganza to end the night.

For more information about holiday events in San Antonio or buying a home in San Antonio, visit Mission del Lago. The fastest-growing community in its price range and one of the fastest-growing regardless of price range in the city, Mission del Lago offers single-family residences from Lennar and DR Horton. The master-planned community also boasts abundance of community amenities including its own pool and pavilion, two on-site parks, and a community golf course, plus a great location with convenience to downtown.

You can see move-in ready homes in the community at the link below. 


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