11 Must-Do's in San Antonio: Holiday Edition 2018

Posted by Alex Lewis on Friday, December 21st, 2018 at 5:48pm.

As your kids are out of school for the next two weeks, you may find yourself looking for San Antonio holiday activities and events. Whether you want to celebrate with children or entertain visiting relatives, we’ve got you covered:

Things to Do in San Antonio for the Holidays - 2018

1. Light the Way - Holiday Festival

Location: The University of the Incarnate Word

Now through Jan. 6th

The holiday lights turn on nightly at 6:30pm

Check out our Food Truck Yard, Kids’ Corner (take selfies with Santa!), munch on free cookies + cocoa, and try new activities from our friends at the DoSeum.

Learn more.

2. Santa’s Ranch Christmas Display

Location: 9561 I-35 North New Braunfels, TX 78130

Now through Dec. 30th

Nightly, 6pm-10pm (Sun-Thurs), 6pm-11pm (Fri+Sat)

Stay in your car and see one of Texas’ most exciting light shows!

Learn more.

3. San Antonio Riverwalk Holiday Boat Caroling Presented by Ford

Location: Start/End at Embassy Suites (River Level)

Now through Dec. 21st

6:15 PM - 9:30 PM Tuesday - Sunday

Rent a boat and carol up and down one of San Antonio’s most famous landmarks: the River Walk! Song sheets and music provided.

Learn more.

4. Natural Bridge Caverns - Caroling in the Caverns

Location: 26495 Natural Bridge Caverns Road Natural Bridge Caverns, TX 78266

Dec 22nd + 23rd

Various times from 2pm until 8pm

Enjoy a beautiful caroling experience in the unparalleled Natural Bridge Caverns! You can also take part in Christmas Hayrides, pictures with “spelunking” santa, and a campfire with food and games!

Learn more.

5. SeaWorld Christmas Celebration

Location: 10500 SeaWorld Drive, San Antonio, TX 78251

Now through January 6, 2019

Check out SeaWorld San Antonio’s Christmas shows, holiday lights, festive foods, Santa Claus and more. Guests can meet Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer and friends and see the Sesame Street Christmas Parade.

Events include:

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6. Six Flags Holiday in the Park - The Season's Brightest Thrills

Location: 17000 IH-10 West, San Antonio, TX 78257

Now through January 6, 2019

See Santa’s Cottage, board the Holiday Express, and see our special musical show, The Heart of the Holidays!

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7. Eat Tamales

Location: In your home + restaurants around town

In the days leading up to Christmas—Las Posadas—take part in a special holiday tradition for many families in San Antonio: eating tamales! Go to one of the best tamale spots in town or try making tamales for yourself.

8. San Antonio Zoo

Location: 3903 N St Mary's St, San Antonio, TX 78212

Now through Dec. 31st

Come celebrate the holidays at the San Antonio Zoo!

Merry & Bright And Wild at Night Whataburger Zoo Lights
Mrs. Claus’ Cocina

9. The Magik Theatre: A Charlie Brown Christmas

Location: 226 N. St. Mary's St. San Antonio, Texas 78205

Dec. 20th - 24th, various showtimes

The 4th annual live production of “A Charlie Brown Christmas” is showing at the Charline McCombs Empire Theatre. Bring your family for a cherished, nostalgic play based on the classic animated television special.

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10. San Antonio Botanical Gardens “Holidays in Bloom”

Location: 555 Funston Place San Antonio, TX 78209

Now through Dec. 31st

Visit the lush San Antonio Botanical Gardens for their “Holidays in Bloom” display. The year-round beautiful garden is now decorated with holiday decor. Come take memorable holiday photos and enjoy a quiet walk on one of these cool Winter afternoons.

Learn more.

11. Dec 28th: The 2018 Valero Alamo Bowl Game: Iowa State vs. Washington State

Location: Alamodome at 100 Montana St, San Antonio, TX 78203

December 28th, game starts at 8 PM

Come watch Iowa State and Washington State face off at the 2018 Valero Alamo Bowl Game. If the holidays and football go hand in hand for your family, then this will be an exciting game to catch. If you can’t make it to the stadium, watch it on ESPN.

Learn more.

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Happy holidays from all of us at JB Goodwin! Looking for a new home for the New Year? Contact one of our agents. We’d love to connect you to a great property here in Texas.

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