Holiday Cheer in San Antonio: Family-Friendly Activities Await!

San Antonio MarkAnthony Ball December 21, 2023

As we usher in the holiday season, we're excited to share a guide to the festive and family-friendly activities awaiting you in the heart of San Antonio, Texas. Whether you're a resident or just visiting, there's something magical for everyone in the family.

1. Stroll Along the Enchanting River Walk:

ADDRESS: San Antonio, TX 78205, USA

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Immerse yourself in the holiday spirit with a leisurely walk along the iconic San Antonio RiverWalk. Adorned with twinkling lights and festive decorations, it's the perfect setting for family photos and creating lasting memories.

Brimming with shops, eateries, bars, galleries, and museums, this sprawling, 15-mile network of walkways runs along the banks of the San Antonio River and provides easy access to some of the city’s best historical sites, food and drink destinations, and noteworthy attractions. 

2. Dive into the Zoo Lights Extravaganza:

Embark on a magical journey at the San Antonio Zoo, where millions of lights transform the grounds into a winter wonderland. The Zoo Lights experience promises joy and awe for visitors of all ages.

Make the most of your holiday experience with the San Antonio Christmas Zoo Lights that run from November 18 to December 31. Take note that the San Antonio Zoo Lights hours are from 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm during this time.

To book your San Antonio Zoo Lights Tickets, visit their ticketing site here!Cost: Children (3 years old and under) FREE; Adults $27.99.

3. Experience SeaWorld's Christmas Celebration:

Dive into the holiday festivities at SeaWorld San Antonio, featuring spectacular shows, a winter market, and the opportunity to witness incredible marine life up close. SeaWorld San Antonio is decking out the halls for the BIGGEST Christmas celebration in Texas, an extraordinary holiday event. This wintry wonderland features Christmas shows, festive foods, Santa Claus, the largest Christmas light display in Texas and so much more!

You can visit them on a selected date and Children under 3 don’t need tickets! You may get your tickets here! They offer up to 45% discounts this holiday season!

4. Outdoor Ice Skating at Travis Park:

A new attraction is opening up in front of the Pearl at 1603 Broadway for all ages to enjoy — an ice rink that is said to be the largest outdoor ice skating rink in the state, according to its organizers. The ice skating rink opens Nov. 23 through Dec. 31, 2023. Operating hours for each day are from 3 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Lace up your skates and hit the ice at Travis Park. Outdoor ice skating brings a touch of winter to San Antonio, providing a fun and family-friendly activity. Each ice skating session is $15 and includes a skate rental and a Winter Wonderland Pass. You may book a session on their website here!

Make this holiday season truly special by exploring the vibrant and joyous offerings San Antonio has in store for families. Wishing you a season filled with laughter, warmth, and unforgettable moments!

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