Whether you’re looking to spot Poncho Claus this holiday season or want to scratch a few names off that shopping list, we have you covered with our December Plan Ahead.
Here are eight events that will ensure you have a jolly good time.
Christmas in the Village | Sat., Dec. 4-Sun., Dec. 5 | 10 a.m.-4 p.m. | La Villita | Free | Take the entire family to meet Santa and Mrs. Claus at the Gingerbread House + more holiday fun. 🎄
La Gran Tamalada | Sat., Dec. 11-Sun., Dec. 12 | 12-6 p.m. | Historic Market Square | Free | Experience the beloved tradition of tamale-making + enjoy free Abuelita hot chocolate, a snow area + photo ops with Pancho Claus. 🫔
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 live holiday music. 🛍️
Zoo Lights | Fri., Nov. 19-Sun., Jan. 2 | Times vary | $25.99+ | San Antonio Zoo | The zoo grounds come to life with magical lights + holiday cheer for the entire family. 🦓
Rotary Ice Rink at Travis Park | Fri., Nov. 19-Mon., Jan. 17 | Times vary | $14 | Travis Park | Sleigh the ice rink and then enjoy roasting s’mores afterward. ⛸
Kinder Fest | Fri., Dec. 17-Sun., Dec. 19 | 10 a.m.-9 p.m. | 196 S Main St, Boerne | Free | Gather the family for a festive scavenger hunt, holiday market + a movie in the park. ☃️
Santa’s Railroad Wonderland | Sat., Dec. 4-Sun., Dec. 19 | 6-9 p.m. | $10+ | Texas Transportation Museum | Grab some hot chocolate and take a ride to the North Pole. 🚂
Christmas at the Caverns | Sat., Dec. 4-Thurs., Dec. 23 | Times vary | $14.99+ | Natural Bridge Caverns | Hear your favorite carols echo through Texas’ largest underground cavern.
Zoo Lights | Wed., Nov. 10-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. 🦓