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101 Ideas for Holiday Family Fun in San Antonio- 2019


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Santa Sightings

Nov 8- Dec 24 Photos with Santa- North Star Mall
Nov 20, 21 and Dec 5 Painting with Santa- Clay Casa
Nov 22 Downtown Lighting & Santa's Arrival- Main Plaza Downtown New Braunfels
Nov 22-23 Christmas in God's Country- Downtown Hondo
Nov 23- Jan 5 Holiday in the Park, presented by H-E-B®- Six Flags Fiesta Texas
Nov 29-30, Dec 7, 14-15, 20-23 Wonderland Christmas- Morgan's Wonderland
Nov 29 Pictures with Santa- D&D Texas Outfitters
Nov 30- Dec 22 (weekends) Santa Express with Santa & Mrs. Claus- Traders Village
Nov 30 Pictures with Santa- New Braunfels Candle Company
Dec 1, 5, 8, 12, 15,19, 22 Dinner with Santa and Mrs. Claus- Don Strange Ranch
Dec 1 Storytime and Pictures with Santa- The Book Haus
Dec 1 Cookies with Santa- San Antonio Garden Center
Dec 4 Santa on the Square- Kyle
Dec 4 Pet Night with Santa- Luther's Cafe
Dec 5, 11 and 18 Photos with Santa and Mrs. Claus- Freiheit Village Farmers Market
Dec 6 McKenna’s Merry Celebration
Dec 6 Light The Night Christmas Parade & Afterglow- A Fredericksburg Chamber of Commerce Production
Dec 6 Guenther House Holiday Extravaganza
Dec 6 HPFD & HPCA – Photos with Santa- The Voigt Center
Dec 6 Lighting of the Lights in Helotes
Dec 7 The City of Windcrest's 61st annual Light Up Celebration
Dec 7-8, 14-15, 21-22 Santa's Railroad Wonderland
Dec 7 Hometown Holiday Christmas Parade- Downtown New Braunfels
Dec 7 Holidays in Gruene – Gruene Town Lighting
Dec 8 Photos with Santa and Mrs. Claus- Uwe's Bakery & Deli
Dec 7-8, 14-15, 21-23 Christmas at the Caverns
Dec 14 Pancakes with Santa- SMFD Station #5


Old-Time Christmas

Nov 29-30 Dickens on Main 2019: 20 Years of Holiday Cheer- Boerne
Nov 29 Lighting of the German Christmas Pyramid and Community Christmas Tree- Fredricksburg
Dec 5 St. Nikolaus- Sophienburg Museum and Archives
Dec 7  Holidays in Gruene – 18th Annual Gruene Pony Express Ride
Dec 7  A Homemade Christmas- The Alamo
 Dec 7 Fort Martin Scott Living History: Christmas at the Fort


Light Displays

Nov 8 - Jan 4 Santa's Ranch- New Braunfels
Nov 16 and Nov 22- Dec 31 Whataburger Zoo Lights- San Antonio Zoo
Nov 16- Dec 23 Merry at the Meadows Holiday Boat Tours
Nov 20- Dec 29 Elf Acres
Nov 28 - Dec 25 Old West Christmas Light Fest
Nov 29- Dec 29 Lights of Tejas
Nov 29- Jan 13 Holiday Lights on The River Walk
Dec 6 Alamo Lights Ceremony



Living Nativities

Nov 29 Bulverde Christmas Lighting
Dec 7 and 8 16th Annual Drive-Thru Nativity- Concordia Lutheran Church
Dec 18 Christmas Play- New Life Christian Church


Holiday Theatre

Nov 19- Dec 19 Tiny Tim’s Christmas Carol- The Magik Theatre
Nov 29-Dec 1 and Dec 6-8 The Nutcracker- Ballet San Antonio
Dec 5 The Hip Hop Nutcracker with MC Kurtis Blow- Majestic Theatre
Dec 6-8  God Bless Us, Every One- Christian Youth Theater-San Antonio
Dec 12- 15 The Magik Theatre Presents: A Charlie Brown Christmas
Dec 16-17 Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Musical- H-E-B PERFORMANCE HALL
Dec 19- 22 The Nutcracker- American Midwest Ballet
Dec 23 Cirque Musica- H-E-B PERFORMANCE HALL
Dec 26-27 Moscow Ballet's Great Russian Nutcracker- Majestic Theater
Dec 28 The Elf on the Shelf: A Christmas Musical


Holiday Concerts

Nov 30 Sounds of the Season- Cave Without a Name
Dec 4 Christmas Favorites with Richard Novak- Brauntex Performing Arts Theatre
Dec 5-22 Ford Holiday Boat Caroling- San Antonio River Walk
Dec 6 Hits & Holiday Favorites with Tommy Dorsey Orchestra- Brauntex Performing Arts Theatre
Dec 7 Disney Junior Holiday Party On Tour- Majestic Theatre
Dec 15 Carols by Candlelight- Arneson River Theatre
Dec 19 Tuscany Heights Tiger Beat Choir- Arneson River Theatre
Dec 21-22 Holiday Pops- San Antonio Symphony
Dec 21 The Tubameisters- Arneson River Theatre
Dec 23 Trans-Siberian Orchestra- Christmas Eve and Other Stories - AT&T Center


Christmas Tree Experience

   Devine Acres Farm
   Pipe Creek Christmas Tree Farm
   Seiler's Christmas Tree Farm
   St. Nick's Christmas Tree Farm
   Holiday Hills Christmas Trees


Ice Skating

Daily from Nov 29- New Year's Weekend (excluding Christmas Eve and Christmas Day)  Eisbahn - Ice Skating Rink
Multiple days starting Dec 7 Christmas at the Caverns
  Ice and Golf Center at Northwoods



Dec 17 Ta'am Ha'Ona: Hands on Chanukah- Barshop JCC
Dec 22 Chanukah on the River- Arneson River Theater
Dec 23 Chanukah at Pearl


Shopping & Craft Fairs

Nov 18-23 31st Annual Wolfson House Christmas Arts & Crafts Show
Nov 22-24 Weihnachtsmarkt- Sophienburg Museum and Archives
Nov 23-24 Christmas Showcase- Freeman Coliseum Expo Hall
Nov 29 Fischer Christmas Market
Dec 4, 11, 18 Freiheit Village Christmas Market
Dec 7-8 Oma's Christmas Fair- Kendall County Fairgrounds
Dec 8 4th Annual Handmade Craft Fair- Abby's Attic
Dec 13- 15 Holiday Artisan Show- San Antonio River Walk


New Year's Eve

Dec 31  Celebrate San Antonio
 Dec 31  Countdown to 2020: Children's Event- City of Fredericksburg
 Dec 31  Countdown to 2020: Midnight Ball Drop- City of Fredericksburg



Nov 23 Alamo Heights Chamber of Commerce Holiday Parade and Fun Run
Nov 29- Jan 5 Holiday Bricktacular- LEGOLAND® Discovery Center San Antonio
Dec 4 Free Family Event Ornament -Making Party- Abby's Attic
Dec 7 Christmas In The Park- The Roundup Outdoor Music Venue
Dec 7 Holidazzle- Baldwin Municipal Complex in Schertz
Dec 12 Gingerbread Workshop- McKenna Children's Museum
Dec 13-15 Christmas Around the World Weekend- Yogi Bear's Jellystone Park Camp - Guadalupe River
Dec 14 7th Annual Toy Giveaway- Little Daubers
Dec 14 Breakfast with the Grinch- Landa Haus
Dec 17 Cookies with Mrs. Claus- Little Authors
Dec 21 Family Day: “Iced It” Gingerbread- Over The Top Cake Supplies San Antonio Central 
Dec 21 Polar Express Movie in the Park- Landa Haus
Dec 21 Morgan's Wonderland Snowball 5K / 1K
Dec 21 Jarel's Toy Chest (Toy Giveaway)- New Life Christian Church
Dec 23 Holiday Movie Marathon and All-Day Gift Wrapping- Mammen Public Library


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