December Plan Ahead: San Antonio events calendar

All month long

Rotary Ice Rink at Travis Park | Now-Mon., Jan. 17 | Times vary | $14 | Travis Park | Ring in the holiday season with the entire family at Travis Park for their annual Rotary Ice Rink and other family-friendly activities.โ›ธ

Holiday Lights on the San Antonio Riverwalk | Now-Sun., Jan. 2 | Dusk – Dawn | Free | San Antonio Riverwalk | Take a stroll on the San Antonio Riverwalk and experience a spectacular display of over 100,000 lights this holiday season.ย 

Zoo Lights | Now-Sun., Jan. 2 | Times vary | $25.99+ | San Antonio Zoo |ย  Experience the zoo grounds come to life with magical lights + holiday cheer for the entire family. ๐Ÿฆ“

Ford Holiday Boat Caroling | Thurs., Dec. 2-Thurs., Dec. 23 | Time vary | $125-150 | San Antonio Riverwalk | Spread holiday cheer and grab your family and friends for an unforgettable night of holiday caroling on the Riverwalk.๐Ÿšค

Christmas at the Caverns| Sat., Dec. 4-Thurs., Dec. 23 | Time vary | $14.99+ | Natural Bridge Caverns | A trail of twinkling light to a visit with Santa, Christmas at the Caverns is unlike any other holiday event in town. ๐ŸŽ…

Alamo Lights | Now-Mon., Jan. 3 | 7 p.m. | Free | The Alamo | Watch the Alamo illuminate the grounds with twinkling lights and a Christmas tree in Alamo Plaza. ๐ŸŽ„ย 

SeaWorld Christmas Celebration | Now-Sun., Jan. 2 | $45.99+ | SeaWorld San Antonio | โ€˜Tis the season to create holiday memories, sip hot chocolate, and enjoy the largest lights display in Texas.ย 

A Wonderland Christmas | Now-Sat., Dec. 23 | 4-9 p.m. | Morganโ€™s Wonderland | $13+ | Experience the park transforms into a winter wonderland with holiday shows, Christmas light displays, pictures with Santa, + more. ๐ŸŽ„

Week of Dec. 1-5

Weds., Dec. 1

  • Wynonna Judd at Gruene Hall | Weds., Dec. 1-3 | 7 p.m. | $49.50 | Gruene Hall | Enjoy 3 nights of music from legendary artist Wynonna Judd and her band The Big Noise. ๐ŸŽถ
  • AIDS Memorial Quilt and Community Fair | Weds., Dec 1-7 | Free | Woodlawn Pointe, 702 Donaldson Ave. | The 54-ton handmade tapestry in memory of 96,000 individuals lost to aids will be on display in celebration of World AIDS Day. โค๏ธ
  • Free Workout: Blash with Judy | Weds., Dec 1 | 6 p.m. | Free | Hemisfair Park | Come move your body with a free community fitness class hosted under the Bank of American Promenade at Hemisfair park. ๐Ÿ‘Ÿ
  • Chanukah | Wed., Dec. 1 | 6-8 p.m. | Pearl | Free | Join the Pearl + Young and Jewish San Antonio to celebrate Chanukah with the lighting of the menorah. ๐Ÿ•Ž

Thurs., Dec. 2

  • Nanรฉ at The Rustic – San Antonio | Thurs., Dec. 2 | 7 p.m. | Free | The Rustic, 17619 La Cantera Pkwy., Ste. 204 | Get the weekend started early with food, drinks + free live music from Austin-based band Nanรฉ. ๐ŸŽธ
  • Boerne Festival of Trees | Thurs., Dec. 2-4 | 3 p.m. | Free | Patrick Heath Public Library, 451 N. Main St. | Enjoy a tour of stunning trees that you can bid on + go back to a good cause. ๐ŸŽ„
  • Christmas Light Fest | Thurs., Dec. 2 | 6-9 p.m.| $15 | 242 State Hwy 46 W Unit C, Boerne | Add a Texas-sized sparkle to your holidays with festive lights, tasty food + more.ย  โ„๏ธ

Fri., Dec. 3

  • George Lopez ย | Fri., Dec. 3-Sat., Dec.4 | 7 p.m. | $69+ | Majestic Theatre | Get ready for some serious laughs with Comedian George Lopez who will bring his โ€œOMG HI! Comedy Tour to the Majestic Theatre. ๐ŸŽค
  • Mariachi Vargas Extravaganza | Fri., Dec. 3 | 2:30-7:30 p.m. | $20+ | Lila Cockrell Theatre | Enjoy the Super Bowl of Mariachi music as groups from all over the world come together to compete for a chance to open for the world-renowned Mariachi Vargas de Tecalitlรกn in concert. ๐ŸŽถ
  • The Nutcracker | Fri., Dec. 3-Sun., Dec 5 | Times vary | $35+ | Tobin Center for Performing Arts | Experience Ballet San Antonio perform a holiday classic, The Nutcracker. ๐Ÿฉฐ
  • WWE Friday Night Smackdown | Fri., Dec. 3 | 6:45 p.m. | $20+ | AT&T Center | Bring the entire family for a night of Wrestle Mania as WWE Friday Night Smackdown returns to the AT&T Center. ๐Ÿ’ช
  • Winter Wonderland ยกCelebraciรณn! | Fri., Dec. 3-Thurs., Dec. 23 | 6-9 p.m. | Palo Alto College | $15 | Experience an illuminating drive-thru holiday light display that is sure to light up the Southside with holiday spirit. ๐ŸŽ„

Sat., Dec. 4

  • WinterFest San Antonio 2021 | Sat., Dec. 4 | 10 a.m.-3 p.m. | $5+ | North Central Baptist Hospital, 520 Madison Oak | Enjoy a day of fun in the snow all while giving back to the community. โ„๏ธ
  • Homemade Christmas | Sat., Dec. 4 | 9 a.m.-4p.m. | Free | The Alamo | Get in the holiday spirit while learning how Texans celebrated Christmas in the mid-1800s. ๐ŸŽ„
  • DIY Eggnog | Sat., Dec. 4 | Times vary | $35+ | San Antonio Botanical Gardens | You’re in for a real tasty treat at the Botanical Gardens. Learn to make this holiday recipe with a boozy twist. ๐Ÿถ
  • Ugly Sweater Party and Holiday Pinball Tournament | Sat. Dec. 4 | Free | 138 W Rhapsody Dr. | Bring a toy and enjoy friendly competition with pinball + an ugly sweater contest. ๐Ÿงธ
  • Christmas in the Village | Sat., Dec. 4-Sun., Dec. 5 | 10 a.m.-4p.m. | La Villita | Free | Take the entire family to meet Santa & Mrs. Claus at the Gingerbread House + more holiday fun. ๐ŸŽ„
  • Christmas Farm Day | Sat., Dec. 4 | 4 p.m. | 290 County Rd 386 | $10 | Come hang out on a farm and meet Santa + enjoy meeting friendly farm friends. ๐Ÿ
  • SA Tamale Fest | Sat., Dec. 4 | 11 a.m.-6p.m. | 6750 US hwy 87 E | Free | Experience over 30+ tamale vendors and local market to show for all your holiday needs. ๐Ÿซ”
  • Pony Express Ride | Sat., Dec. 4 | 10 a.m. | Gruene Historic District | Free | Experience the Pony Express riders from the Heritage Trail Ride Association of New Braunfels as they carry a “Christmas Greetings” message from the Governor of Texas + more family-friendly fun. ๐Ÿ‡
  • Christmas Market Days | Sat., Dec. 4-Sun., Dec. 5 | Gruene Historic District | Free | Shop 100+ local vendors this holiday season at the Gruene Historic District. ๐ŸŽ„
  • Puppy at the Window | Sat., Dec. 4 | 11 a.m.-3 p.m. | Neiman Marcus at La Cantera | Free + adoption fees | A fur-bulous new meaning to window shopping โ€” join SNIPSA at Neiman Marcus for their annual holiday adoption event. ๐Ÿฉ

Sun., Dec. 5

  • First Friday at Brick | Fri., Nov. 5 | 5 p.m.-11:45 p.m. | Brick at Blue Star Arts Complex | Free | Shop from local vendors and support amazing local musicians performing live all afternoon. ๐Ÿ›๏ธ
  • First Friday Art Walk | Fri., Nov. 5 | 10 a.m.-8 p.m. | Fredericksburg, TX 78624 | Free | Visit the townโ€™s local art galleries as they host receptions with support from surrounding wineries. ๐ŸŽจ
  • Morning Mixer On The Artpace Rooftop | Fri., Nov. 5 | 8-10 a.m. | Artpace, 445 North Main Ave. | Free | Grab a donut + talk about art with art enthusiasts and creatives. ๐Ÿฉ
  • Holiday Market | Fri., Nov. 5 | 12-5 p.m. | Witte Museum | Free | Shop 30 local vendors and scratch off your entire holiday list. ๐Ÿ›๏ธ
  • Christmas Market Days | Sat., Dec. 4-Sun., Dec. 5 | Gruene Historic District | Free | Shop 100+ local vendors this holiday season at the Gruene Historic District. ๐ŸŽ„
  • Chanukah on the River | Sun., Dec. 5 | Arneson River Theater | $8 | Enjoy a Chanukah cruise experience + Jumbo balloon menorah lighting. ๐Ÿ•Ž
  • Cowboy Christmas on the Riverwalk | Sun., Dec. 5 | Briscoe Western Art Museum | $10 | Enjoy the holidays in a Western way with holiday crafts, hot cocoa, and cookies for the entire family. ๐Ÿช
  • Modern Brush Calligraphy Workshop | Sun., Dec. 5 | Party Hat Celebrations, 555 W Bitters Rd | $70 | Learn the art of calligraphy and add that special touch to your everyday life. ๐Ÿ–‹๏ธ

Week of Dec. 6-12

Mon., Dec. 6

  • Lambermont Holiday Home Tour | Mon., Dec. 6 | 11:30 a.m.-7:30 p.m. | $15+ | 950 E Grayson St. | Get in the holiday spirit with a festive tour of all three floors at the Lambermont Mansion. ๐ŸŽ„

Tues., Dec. 7

  • Holiday Pound Fit Party | Tues., Dec. 7 | 7-8:30 pm. | $35 | San Antonio Botanical Gardens | Get fit with a holiday-themed fitness class and enjoy a festival cocktail + small bites after. ๐Ÿ’ช
  • Conscious Conversations Storytime | Tues., Dec. 7 | 10 a.m. | Free | Hemisfair Park | Put your listening ears on and enjoy + explore the issues of stereotyping in a kid-friendly way with the family. ๐Ÿ“•

Weds., Dec. 8

  • Holiday Market by Southtown Market Co. | Weds., Dec. 8 | 11 a.m.-5 p.m. | Free | Weston Common, 112 E Pecan St. | Free | Come support a community of creatives at this holiday themed market in the heart of downtown. ๐Ÿ›๏ธ
  • A Toast of Olde Town | Weds., Dec.8-Fri., Dec. 11 | Free | Enjoy date night with a new holiday-themed event of activities in the heart of Boerne. ๐ŸŽ„

Thurs., Dec. 9

  • Spurs vs. Nuggets | Thurs., Dec. 9 | 7:30 p.m. | $10+ | AT&T Center | Enjoy a night of basketball as the Spurs take on the Denver Nuggets on home court. ๐Ÿ€Spurs vs. Nuggets | Thurs., Dec. 9 | 7:30 p.m. | $10+ | AT&T Center | Enjoy a night of basketball as the Spurs take on the Denver Nuggets on home court. ๐Ÿ€
  • The Last Bandoleros | Thurs., Dec. 9 | 8 p.m. | $18+ | John T. Floore Country Store, 14492 Old Bandera Rd, Helotes | Get ready for a night of Tex-Mex pop rock with San Antonio very own. ๐ŸŽถ
  • The Last Bandoleros | Thurs., Dec. 9 | 8 p.m. | $18+ | John T. Floore Country Store, 14492 Old Bandera Rd, Helotes | Get ready for a night of Tex-Mex pop rock with San Antonio very own. ๐ŸŽถ
  • Pearl Holiday Strollย | Thurs., Dec. 9 | 5-8 p.m. | Free | Enjoy an evening at Pearl with extended retail hours, shopping, restaurant specials + live music by Buttercup.

Fri., Dec. 10

  • Listen to your Mother | Fri., Dec. 10 | 7:30 p.m. | Tobin Center for the Performing Arts | $20+ | From serious to silly, enjoy a night of storytelling inspired by motherhood. ๐Ÿ“ƒ
  • Scobee Planetarium Night Shows | Fri. Dec., 10 | 6 p.m. | $5 + | 1819 N. Main Ave | Enjoy a night under the stars and learn all about our vast solar system + more. ๐ŸŒ 
  • Zโ€™s Artisan Market | Fri., Dec. 10 | 6-10 p.m. | 118 Old San Antonio Rd., Boerne | Free | Shop from local artisans and eat delicious wood-oven fired pizza at this festive holiday market. ๐Ÿ›๏ธ
  • Campfire with Santa | Fri., Dec. 10 and Fri., Dec. 17 | The Float In, 462 East Mill Street, New Braunfels | $10+ | Experience a caroling sing-along with Santa + North Pole stories from Mrs. Claus. ๐ŸŽ…
  • Illume: Making Spirits | Fri., Dec. 10-Sat., Dec. 11 | San Pedro Creek Culture Park | Free | Over two days, experience an abstract symphony with nocturnal music and sculptures + enjoy free bunuelos, a family-friendly movie, culinary demonstrations + more. ๐ŸŽจ
  • The Childrenโ€™s Nutcracker | Fri., Dec 10-Sun., Dec. 11 | Times vary | The Lila Cockrell Theatre | $40 | Experience the magic of the Nutcracker, photos with Santa, a holiday market + more. ๐Ÿฉฐ
  • Olmos Park Holiday Sip & Shop | Fri., Dec. 10-Sun., Dec. 12 | 10 a.m.-4 p.m. | 4014 McCullough Ave | Free | Sip + shop local at this festive holiday event. ๐Ÿ›๏ธ

Sat., Dec. 11

  • Alamo Coin Show | Sat., Dec. 11 | 9 a.m.-4p.m. | Free | Schertz Civic Center, 1400 Schertz Pkwy | Do you love collecting coins? Join other coin enthusiasts as they get together for their annual Alamo Coin Show. ๐Ÿช™
  • Arbor Holiday Pop-Up Market | Sat., Dec. 11 | 3-10 p.m. | Travis Park | Free | Enjoy ice skating, shopping + a visit from Santa. ๐ŸŽ…
  • Textile Printing 101 | Sat., Dec. 11 | 3:30-5:30 p.m. | Spare Parts, 13491 Wetmore Rd. | Participants of Textile Printing 101 will create a simple and repeatable pattern block to carve and print on textiles. โœ‚๏ธ
  • North Pole Nopal | Sat., Dec. 11 | 10 a.m.-2 p.m. | Confluence Park | Free | Celebrate the holidays with a native tree giveaway, local market, food trucks, music + performance by the San Antonio Brass Band. ๐ŸŒณ

Sun., Dec. 12

  • Cowboys Watch Party | Sun., Dec. 12 | 12 p.m. | Free | Chicken N Pickle, 5215 UTSA Blvd. | Cheer on the Cowboys + enjoy live music and game day specials. ๐Ÿˆย 
  • Mean Green Brunch | Sun., Dec. 12 | 10 a.m.-1 p.m. | $35+ | San Antonio Botanical Gardens | Bring your kids to the San Antonio Botanical Garden for a special family-friendly brunch with the mean one himself, the Grinch. ๐Ÿ€
  • Holiday Haus | Sun., Dec. 12 | 10 a.m.-5 p.m. | St. Paul Square | Free | Shop from 60+ local vendors, eat some delicious food, and listen to holiday music from Sunny and 75.
  • Musical Bridges Youth Holiday Concert | Sun., Dec. 12 | 7 p.m. | San Fernando Cathedral | Free | Talented piano and string players of The Gurwitz Youth Ambassadors and Colburn-Pledge Music Scholarship come together to share their passion for music. ๐ŸŽน
  • Holiday Art Market | Sun., Dec. 12 | 11 a.m.-5 p.m. | 17803 La Cantera Terrace | Free | Find the perfect gift at this curated market with local artists + businesses. ๐ŸŽจ

Week of Dec. 13-19

Mon., Dec. 13

  • San Antonio Job Fair | Mon., Dec. 13 | 11 a.m.-2 p.m. | Virtual | Free | Connect with more Employers than ever before from the comfort of your home at this one of a kind online event.
  • Music Mondays Live! | Mon., Dec. 13 | 4:30-5:30 p.m. | Pruitt Library, 5110 Walzem Rd. | Free | Whether you’re a musician, a patron of the arts, or just curious what this interactive class is about, drop by to be a part of this inaugural event โ€” bring your instruments.
  • SeaWorld Christmas Celebration | Now-Sun., Jan. 2 | $45.99+ | SeaWorld San Antonio | โ€˜Tis the season to create holiday memories, sip hot chocolate, and enjoy the largest lights display in Texas.

Tues., Dec. 14

  • Touch Free Art Crawl: The Wonder of Nature | Tues. Dec. 14 | 4-6 p.m. | San Antonio Museum of Art | $10+ | An interactive experience for children + baby swag (limited supply).ย 
  • Movie in the Park | Tues., Dec. 14 | 6:30-8:30 p.m. | Travis Park | Free | Bring your own chair + blanket and enjoy a holiday screening of the movie โ€œThe Santa Clausโ€.

Weds., Dec. 15

  • Virtual Special Exhibition Tour | Weds. Dec. 15 | 5:30-6:30 p.m. | Virtual | Pay what you want | Enjoy a guided virtual tour of the San Antonio Museum of Artโ€™s special exhibition, 40 Years, 40 Stories: Treasures and New Discoveries from SAMAโ€™s Collection.ย 
  • The Doseum Express: Tiny Trains and Trolleys | Weds., Dec. 15 | 10 a.m.-5 p.m. | The Doseum | $14 | Go on an imaginative journey through 5 worlds that include a fairy village + a snowy town where mice live in.ย 
  • Virtual Special Exhibition Tour | Wed., Dec. 15 | 5:30-6:30 p.m. | Virtual | Pay what you want | Enjoy a guided virtual tour of the San Antonio Museum of Artโ€™s special exhibition, 40 Years, 40 Stories: Treasures and New Discoveries from SAMAโ€™s Collection.
  • Getting Craftyย | Wed., Dec. 15 | 10 a.m.-12 p.m. | Cortez Library, 2803 Hunter Blvd. | Free | Let your artistic side shine with holiday-themed art + craft class โ€” contactย Jo Ann for a list of supplies needed.
  • Spurs vs. Hornets | Wed., Dec. 15 | 7:30 p.m. | AT&T Center | $10+ | Enjoy a game of basketball as the Spurs take on the Hornets at their home court.
  • Christmas Carols | Wed., Dec. 15 | 6 p.m. | Dead Tree Books, 2815 W. Southcross, Suite 3 | Free | Get in the holiday spirit and belt out traditional Christmas carols for the Southside community.

Thurs., Dec. 16

  • Ethnobotany of Native Plants Guided Tour | Tues., Nov. 16 | San Antonio Botanical Garden | $13.50+ | Take a guided tour and learn about how plants have been used for sustenance + medicine in San Antonio โ€” deadline to register is at 10 a.m. on the previous day. ๐ŸŒฟ
  • River of Lights Nighttime Kayak | Thurs., Dec. 16 | Museum Reach, South of Downtown | $15 | Donate to the San Antonio River Foundation to reserve your spot or bring your own kayak and paddle boards free of charge. ๐Ÿ›ถ
  • Drive-thru Food Distribution | Thurs., Dec. 16 | 3 p.m. | 2402 S Hackberry St. | Free | San Antonio Food Bank is hosting its monthly food drive for those in need in the community โ€” volunteers are always welcomed.
  • Paella & Spanish Wine Nights | Thurs., Dec. 16 | 6:30-9 p.m. | Cibolo Creek Vineyards, 29675 Bulverde Ln. | $65 | Come enjoy a night of live flamenco music + dancers, fresh seafood Paella, and sip on Spanish wines.
  • Holiday Big Band Show | Thurs., Dec. 16 | 7:30 p.m. | Tobin Center for the Performing Arts | $34+ | For only one night only, experience holiday classics like Charlie Brown Christmas from Doc Watkins and his Orchestra.

Fri., Dec. 17

  • Kinder Fest | Fri., Dec. 17-Sun., Dec. 19 | The Dienger Trading Co., 210 N Main St | Free | Gather the family for a cookie crawl, holiday scavenger hunt + a visit with Santa. ๐ŸŽ…
  • Bird Watching | Fri., Dec. 17 | 8:30-10:30 a.m. | Headwaters Sanctuary, 4503 Broadway | Free, donations welcome | Take a walk with a birding specialist and learn + experience the sights and sounds of bird watching. ๐Ÿฆ
  • Adult Virtual Coloring | Fri., Dec. 17 | 2-3 p.m. | Virtual | Free | Join the San Antonio Public Library for a weekly coloring therapy activity from the comfort of your home.
  • Westover Field of Lights | Fri., Dec. 17 | 7-10 p.m. | 9340 Westover Hills Blvd. | $15 | Immerse yourself in 300,000 synchronized lights, listen to your favorite Christmas music, enjoy a family fun-zone, free photos with Santa + more.
  • Felipe Esparza | Fri., Dec. 17 | 7 p.m. + 9:30 p.m. | Tobin Center for the Performing Arts | $32+ | Enjoy a night of laughs with comedian + actor Felipe Esparza as his comedy tour makes its way to the Alamo City.

Sat., Dec. 18

  • ToyRide:Share the Holiday Joy Cycle Fundraiser | Sat., Dec. 18 | 11:30 a.m. | JoyRide Cycling and Fitness at the Alon Town Centre | Bring a toy and enjoy a free cycle class for a good cause. ๐Ÿšฒ
  • Holiday Showcase | Sat., Dec. 18-Sun., Dec. 19 | Shops at La Cantera | Free | Enjoy exploring our 30 specialty pop-up shops offering unique, clever, one-of-a-kind gifts for everyone on your holiday list. ๐Ÿ›๏ธ
  • Holiday Market Day | Sat., Dec. 18 | 11 a.m.-4 p.m. | Tower of the Americas | Free | Sip on hot cocoa while browsing through the best local homemade crafters, boutiques + food vendors from across San Antonio. ๐Ÿ›๏ธ
  • Holiday Car Parade | Sat., Dec. 18 | 6:30-8:30 p.m. | 935 Drury Lane | Free | The Harlandale Sunshine Pantry is giving every child a free gift + enjoy warm champurrado and meet The Grinch & Santa.
  • Holiday Car Paradeย | Sat., Dec. 18 | 5-6 p.m. | 935 Drury Ln. | Free | Enjoy warm champurrado and meet The Grinch + Santa.ย Bonus: every attending child will receive a free gift.
  • Paint with your Pup | Sat., Dec. 18 | 12-2 p.m. | Hops & Hounds | 13838 Jones Maltsberger Rd. | $45 | Get crafty with your pup and create the paw-fect holiday picture.

Sun., Dec. 19

  • Arbor Holiday Pop-Up Market | Sun., Dec. 19 | 11 a.m.-5 p.m. | 17700 San Pedro Ave ย | Free | Enjoy ice skating, shopping + a visit from Santa. ๐ŸŽ…
  • Santa Railroad Wonderland | Sun., Dec. 19 | 6-9 p.m. | Texas Transportation Museum | $10+ | Experience a holiday train ride, meet Santa + take a stroll in the Railroad Garden.
  • Skating with the Stars | Sun., Dec. 19 | 12-8 p.m. | Travis Park | Free | Head on over to the Rotary Ice Rink to watch professional skaters perform on the ice โ€” the rink will be closed during these performances.

Week of Dec. 20-26

Mon., Dec. 20

  • The Light of Hope Returning | Mon., Dec. 20 | 8 p.m. | Tobin Center for Performing Arts | $25+ | Hear the sounds of the San Antonio Chamber Choir as they perform folk carols featuring classic Christmas settings + more.ย 

Tues., Dec. 21

  • Brews Brothers Beer Pong | Tues., Dec. 21 | 10 p.m. | Brews Brother Ice House, 7403 Leslie Rd. | Enter for a chance to win a $100 cash prize with a game of beer pong.ย 
  • Cheap Skate Night | Tues., Dec. 21 | 5-10 p.m. | Travis Park | $7 | Enjoy a night in the rink + a free movie in the park. โ›ธ๏ธ
  • Night Hike | Tues., Dec. 21 | 4 p.m. | San Antonio Museum of Art | Free | Meet at the parking lot across the street from SAMA and enjoy a nice stroll through the Riverwalk, Pearl Brewery + Alamo. ๐Ÿฅพ
  • Winter Wonderland ยกCelebraciรณn! | Now-Thurs., Dec. 23 | 6-9 p.m. | Palo Alto College | $15 | Experience an illuminating drive-thru holiday light display that is sure to light up the Southside with holiday spirit. ๐ŸŽ„

Weds., Dec. 22

  • Loteria! | Weds., Dec. 22 | 2-4 p.m. | Pica Pica Plaza, 910 SE Military Dr. | Free | Come enjoy a free game of Loteria + bring a can good or pet food for an extra card.ย 
  • Brickmas | Wed., Dec. 22-Thurs., Dec. 23 | Times vary | Brick at Bluestar Arts Complex | Free | Get your last-minute holiday shopping done by supporting over 40 local vendors, makers + artists. ๐Ÿ›๏ธ
  • Old West Christmas Light Fest | Now-Fri., Dec. 24 | 6-9 p.m.| $15 | 242 State Hwy 46 W Unit C, Boerne | $10+ | Add a Texas-sized sparkle to your holidays with festive lights, tasty food + more.ย  โ„๏ธ

Thurs., Dec. 23

  • Magical Cirque Christmas | Thurs., Dec. 23 | 8 p.m. | Majestic Theatre | $39.50 + | The worldโ€™s greatest entertainers unite for a spell-binding and incredible holiday production. ๐ŸŽŸ๏ธ
  • Christmas Celebration | Thurs., Dec. 23 | All day | 602 Gembler Road | Free | Get your camper and head on over to this camp-friendly site for a tamale dinner + site decoration contest. ๐Ÿš
  • Holiday Showcase | Thurs., Dec. 23 | 10 a.m.-6 p.m. | Shops at La Cantera | Free | Enjoy exploring 30 specialty pop-up shops offering unique, clever, one-of-a-kind gifts for everyone on your holiday list. ๐Ÿ›๏ธ
  • Windcrest Light Up Days | Thurs., Dec. 23 | 6-11 p.m. | City of Windcrest | Free | Experience the City of Windcrest as some of its homes transform into winter wonderlands. ๐ŸŽ„
  • Bring on the Bubbles | Thurs., Dec. 23 | 6-7 p.m. | Virtual | $25 | Celebrate the season by learning more about sparkling wines + champagne while you taste and discover the qualities unique to each. ๐Ÿท
  • Zoo Lights | Now-Sun., Jan. 2 | Times vary | $25.99+ | San Antonio Zoo | Experience the zoo grounds come to life with magical lights + holiday cheer for the entire family.
  • Brickmas | Thurs., Dec. 23 | Times vary | Brick at Bluestar Arts Complex | Free | Get your last-minute holiday shopping done by supporting over 40 local vendors, makers + artists.

Fri., Dec. 24

  • Santaโ€™s Workshop | Thurs., Dec. 24 | 3-5p.m. | 1551 N. Walnut Ave. Ste 20 | $37+ | Get crafty for Christmas with paint. ๐ŸŽจ
  • Ella Enchanted | Fri., Dec. 24 | 2 p.m. | Magik Theatre | $18.50+ | Donโ€™t miss this heart-warming + powerful tale that will encourage children of all ages to discover the power of words within their own voice. ๐ŸŽŸ๏ธ
  • Holiday Loterรญa Hunt | Fri., Dec. 24 | 11:30 a.m.-11:30 p.m. | Travis Park | Free | Join in on this family-friendly activity and spot the SeaWorld Edition loterรญa card ornament on a downtown tree โ€” participants can enter to win prizes valued at $500+. ๐ŸŽ„
  • Windcrest Light Up Days | Fri., Dec. 24 | 6-11 p.m. | City of Windcrest | Free | Experience the City of Windcrest as some of its homes transform into winter wonderlands.
  • Lightscape | Fri., Dec. 24 | 6:30-9 p.m. | San Antonio Botanical Gardens | $18+ | Take a winter stroll through a dazzling, one-mile light trail + experience the Cathedral of Light arch with 100,000 twinkling lights.

Sat., Dec. 25

  • Ford Holiday Boat Caroling | Thurs., Dec. 2-Thurs., Dec. 23 | Time vary | $125-150 | San Antonio Riverwalk | Spread holiday cheer and grab your family and friends for an unforgettable night of holiday caroling on the Riverwalk.๐Ÿšค
  • Holiday Lights on the San Antonio Riverwalk | Sun., Nov. 26-Sun., Jan. 2 | Dusk – Dawn | Free | San Antonio Riverwalk | Take a stroll on the San Antonio Riverwalk and experience a spectacular display of over 100,000 lights this holiday season.ย 
  • SeaWorld Christmas Celebration | Now-Sun., Jan. 2 | 1-9 p.m. | SeaWorld San Antonio | $45.99+ | โ€˜Tis the season to create holiday memories, sip hot chocolate, experience a Sesame Street holiday parade, and enjoy the largest lights display in Texas.
  • Rotary Ice Rink at Travis Park | Now-Mon., Jan. 17 | 1-7 p.m. | Travis Park | $14 | Celebrate Christmas with the entire family at the Rotary Ice Rink at Travis Park.

Sun., Dec. 26

  • Black Enterprise Market | Sun., Dec. 26 | 12-4 p.m. | Cherrity Bar, 302 Montana St. | Free | This monthly Black-owned vegan market will feature vendors in and around the San Antonio community. ๐Ÿ›๏ธ
  • Spurs vs. Pistons | Sun., Dec. 26 | 6 p.m. | AT&T Center | $15+ | Enjoy a night of basketball as the Spurs take on the Piston at our home court. ๐Ÿ€
  • Spurs vs. Pistons | Sun., Dec. 26 | 6 p.m. | AT&T Center | $15+ | Enjoy a night of basketball as the Spurs take on the Pistons.
  • Movie Night at Bluestar | Sun., Dec. 26 | 8-10 p.m. | Arthouse at Bluestar, 134 Blue Star | $10 | Grab dinner then head on over to Arthouse at Blue Star for a showing of the indie film โ€œY Tu Mama, Tambien.โ€

Week of Dec. 27-31

Mon., Dec. 27

Tues., Dec. 28

  • Teacher Appreciation Days | Tues., Dec. 28-Weds. Dec. 29 | 10 a.m.-5 p.m. | San Antonio Botanical Gardens | Free (for teachers) $12+ | For winter break, teachers can experience a day in the gardens for free. ๐ŸŒฑ
  • Mannheim Steamroller | Tues., Dec. 28 | 7:30 p.m. | Majestic Theatre | $49.95+ | Celebrate the holiday magic of Mannheim Steamroller in 2021 when they bring their annual holiday tour to fans throughout the Alamo City. ๐ŸŽ„

Weds., Dec. 29

  • Spurs vs. Miami Heat | Wed., Dec. 29 | 6 p.m. | AT&T Center | $15+ | Watch a game of basketball as the Spurs take on the Miami Heat at our home court. ๐Ÿ€

Thurs., Dec. 30

Fri., Dec. 31