5 Winter Activities in San Antonio the Whole Family Will Love

  • Denise Graves
  • 12/13/18

Celebrate Winter in San Antonio With These Five Fun-filled Events.

Things are bigger and better in Texas, and winter activities are no exception. If you’re hoping to find holiday events to keep your guests entertained, we’ve got you covered. These five family-friendly outings will keep everyone filled with holiday cheer this winter.

1. Holiday Lights on the River Walk 

The San Antonio River Walk is an iconic attraction for locals and tourists alike. During the holiday season, the River Walk transforms into a winter wonderland. Over 100,000 lights glisten through the night to welcome visitors to the downtown portion of the River Walk.

Enjoy the Holiday Lights on the River Walk all winter long. The lights will twinkle daily until January 6, 2019, from 5:30 pm to 6:30 am.

2. SeaWorld’s Christmas Celebration

The 2018 SeaWorld Christmas Celebration is filled with a wide variety of seasonal events that spread holiday cheer. Whether you’d like to introduce yourself to Rudolph, dine with Santa, or watch a holiday-themed Shamu show, there’s something that everyone in your family will enjoy.

SeaWorld will be decked out in holiday spirit until January 6th. Find more information on event pricing and scheduling here.

3. Old West Christmas Light Fest

The Enchanted Springs Ranch is opening its doors to everyone to share the Christmas spirit. The Old West Christmas Light Fest brings Christmas decorations and the Old West together for a true Texas holiday celebration. You’ll have the chance to drive through a tunnel of sparkling lights, visit the Mistletoe Market, stroll through the Old West, visit Santa, and so much more.

Come to the Enchanted Springs Ranch Thursday through Sunday until December 16th, or daily between December 20th and 30th. The Old West Christmas Light Fest is open from 6 pm until 10 pm during dates of operation. Click here to get your tickets now!

4. Holidays in Bloom

Gather with family and friends to explore Holidays in Bloom. The San Antonio Botanical Garden is all dressed up for the season, featuring Christmas trees and holiday decorations throughout the park. Here, you can enjoy the beauty of the changing seasons in a relaxing atmosphere.

If you’d like to visit the Holidays in Bloom, visit the garden until December 31st. For park hours and admission information, click here.

5. San Antonio NYE Celebration

Experience the biggest New Year’s Eve celebration in Texas this year! The San Antonio NYE Celebration will be full of live music, food, fireworks, and carnival games. Another plus? It’s free.

Come downtown on December 30th from 1pm until 12:30 am on January 1st if you’re interested in ringing in 2019 with this fun fiesta.

Happy Holidays!

Whether you’re here to enjoy San Antonio’s holiday events or you’d like to make this beautiful community your home base, reach out. I’d be happy to assist you on your home buying journey.


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