101 Ideas for Holiday Family Fun in San Antonio - 2020 | Kids Out and About San Antonio

101 Ideas for Holiday Family Fun in San Antonio - 2020

KidsOutAndAbout is San Antonio's online guide to everything for kids, teens, and families! Typically we list (MORE than) 101 ideas for holiday family fun, but. . . it's 2020, which means a bit less is happening than usual. The activities we've listed here are confirmed for this year, but many require reserving ahead of time, and please keep in mind that events could be canceled... so click through to make arrangements. Enjoy the holidays!

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Santa Sightings

Now- Dec 24, 2020 Celebrate The Holiday Season With Create Holiday Magic- South Park Mall
Nov 7- Dec 24, 2020 Santa's Wonderland- Bass Pro Shops
Nov 14, 2020- Jan 7, 2021 Virtual Visits with Santa- North Star Mall
Nov 14, 2020- Jan 7, 2021 Virtual Visits with Santa- The Shops at La Cantera
Nov 20, 2020 Downtown Lighting & Santa's Arrival- Main Plaza Downtown New Braunfels
Weekends starting Nov 21- Dec 20, 2020 Photos with Cowboy Kringle – Gruene
Nov 20- Dec 24, 2020 Photos with Santa- The Shops at La Cantera
Nov 21, 2020- Jan 3, 2021 Holiday in the Park, presented by H-E-B®- Six Flags Fiesta Texas
Nov 27- Dec 24, 2020 Photos with Santa- North Star Mall
Nov 27- Dec 24, 2020 Christmas on the Ranch
Nov 27- Dec 24, 2020 Lights. Camera. Santa!- Ingram Park Mall
Nov 28, 2020 Drive Thru Pictures With Santa- Kyle
Nov 28, 2020 Castle Hills Holiday in the Plaza and Tree Lighting
Nov 28- Dec 20, 2020(weekends) Santa Express with Santa & Mrs. Claus- Traders Village
Nov 28, 2020 3 Year Anniversary- Sweet Southern Soul
Dec 4, 2020 McKenna's Merry Celebration
Dec 5, 2020 Holidazzle- Schertz
Dec 5, 2020 Pancake Breakfast- Trinity Christian Academy
Multiple days starting Dec 5, 2020 Christmas at the Caverns
Dec 5, 2020 Holiday Art Market- Tobin Center
Dec 5-6, 12-13, 19-20, 2020 Santa's Railroad Wonderland
Dec 5, 2020 Windcrest Light Up
Dec 5-6, 12-13, 18-23, 2020 Christmas at the Caverns
Dec 6, 2020 Pictures with Santa- San Antonio Garden Center
Dec 6, 2020 Drive-In Christmas- Coker United Methodist Church
Dec 12-13, 2020 Pancakes with Santa- Devine Acres Farm
Dec 15, 2020 Down Home Christmas- Live Oak

 

Old-Time Christmas

 

CANCELLED for 2020 Dickens on Main- Boerne
Nov 28 and Dec 12, 2020 Christmas at the Kuhlmann King- Boerne
Dec 5, 2020  Holidays in Gruene – 19th Annual Gruene Pony Express Ride
Dec 5, 2020  A Homemade Christmas- The Alamo
Dec 19, 2020  Christmas Antique Tractor Pull & Engine Show- AgriCultural Museum & Arts Center

 

Light Displays

Nov 6, 2020 - Jan 3, 2021 Santa's Ranch- New Braunfels
Nov 12, 2020- Jan 6, 2021 55 Nights of Fredericksburg Lights
Nov 19, 2020-  Jan 3, 2020 illumiNight: A Magical Drive-Thru Experience- AT&T Center
Nov 20, 2020- Jan 3, 2021 Whataburger Zoo Lights- San Antonio Zoo
Nov 20, 2020- Jan 3, 2021 Lights Alive!
Nov 20, 2020- Jan 3, 2021 Christmas Celebration- Sea World
Nov 20, 2020- Jan 6, 2020 Light the Way- University of the Incarnate Word
Nov 13- Dec 30, 2020 Elf Acres
Nov 26 - Dec 25, 2020 Old West Christmas Light Fest
Nov 27, 2020- Jan 2, 2020 Holiday Lights on The River Walk
Dec 4- 6, 2020 Ford Fiesta de las Luminarias- The River Walk

 

 

Living Nativities

Nov 27, 2020 Bulverde Christmas Lighting
Dec 5-6, 2020 17th Annual Drive-Thru Nativity- Concordia Lutheran Church

 

Holiday Theatre

Nov 27-Dec 13, 2020  The Nutcracker- Ballet San Antonio
Dec 12, 2020 The Nutcracker: A Dance-Film- Alamo City Performing Arts
Dec 12, 2020 Christmas Traditions Extravaganza- New Braunfels Civic/Convention Center
Dec 18- 20, 2020 The Nutcracker- New Braunfels Civic/Convention Center

 

Holiday Concerts

Dec 3-22, 2020 Ford Holiday Boat Caroling- San Antonio River Walk
Dec 8-20, 2020 The Music of A Charlie Brown Christmas
Dec 11, 2020  Celebrate Christmas- Westover Hills Church

 

Christmas Tree Experience

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

 

Ice Skating

Daily from Nov 27- New Year's Weekend (excluding Christmas Eve and Christmas Day)- 2020 Eisbahn - Ice Skating Rink
Dec 5, 2020 Holiday Hoopla- Schertz
  Ice and Golf Center at Northwoods

 

Hanukkah

Dec 13, 2020 Chanukah on the River

 

Shopping & Craft Fairs

Nov 18-22, 2020 Weihnachtsmarkt- Sophienburg Museum and Archives
Nov 20-22, 2020 New Braunfels Hill Country Christmas Market
Nov 21, 2020 Christmas in God's Country- Downtown Hondo
Nov 21, 2020 HandCrafted Market at the AgriCultural
Nov 28, 2020 Clay and Art Holiday Fair with the San Antonio Potter’s Guild
Dec 5-6, 2020 Gruene Christmas Market Days
Dec 5- 22, 2020 Holiday Haus- The Shops at La Cantera
Dec 5, 2020 December Market Day- The Mercantile on Blanco
Dec 5, 2020 Christmas Bazaar- St. John Cassian Romanian Orthodox Church
Dec 5, 2020 Old Fashion Christmas- Houston Square- Castroville
Dec 5, 2020 Kris Kringle Market- Schertz
Dec 11-13, 2020 Holiday Artisan Show- San Antonio River Walk

 

New Year's Eve

Dec 26, 2020  Saturday Sewing For Kids: Party Hat- Abby's Attic
Dec 28- 31, 2020 New Year's Week- Jellystone Park™ Guadalupe River
Dec 31, 2020 Celebrate San Antonio
Dec 31, 2020 Noon Years Eve Party- San Antonio Aquarium
Dec 31, 2020 San Antonio New Years Eve 5k- Pearsall Park

 

Miscellaneous

Nov 9- Dec 8, 2020 Letters from Santa- Live Oak
Nov 21, 2020 The BIG Give 5K- La Vernia City Park
Nov 21 and 28, 2020 Christmas Fireworks Celebration- Sea World
Nov 26, 2020 SMTX Hometown Holiday Shoebox Parade
Nov 27-28, 2020 Movies by Moonlight in the Garden
Dec 3, 2020 Santa Plate- The Book Haus
Dec 3, 2020 Holiday Stroll Parade - A Drive-Through Experience- Seguin
Dec 3, 2020 Crosswinds Realtor Toy Drive Benefiting Hays County Brown Santa
Dec 4, 2020 Christmas On Mane Street- San Antonio Christian School
Dec 5, 2020 Jolly Gingerbread Workshop (Local & To Go)- Simply Sweet in Ink Designs
Dec 5, 2020 Brunch With Santa Mickey & Minnie- EMMAzing PLAY
Dec 5, 2020 Christmas Pajama Party with Mickey and Minnie Mouse- EMMAzing PLAY
Dec 6, 2020 Cookies & Milk With Santa Mickey & Minnie- EMMAzing PLAY
Dec 6, 2020 Touch-Free Family Day See + Do: Global Celebrations- San Antonio Museum of Art
Dec 11, 2020 Kid's Night Out: Elf Camp- Clay Casa
Dec 12, 2020 Saturday Sewing For Kids: Stockings- Abby's Attic
Weekends In December- 2020 Holiday Fun Weekends- Yogi Bear's Jellystone Park Camp - Guadalupe River
Dec 12, 2020 28th Annual Jingle Bell Run 5K- SJRC Texas
Dec 18- 22, 2020 Christmas at Tejas!
Dec 19, 2020 Grinch in the Park- New Braunfels
Dec 19, 2020 Saturday Sewing For Kids: Reindeer Plushie Pillow- Abby's Attic
Dec 19, 2020 Virtual Snowball 5K
Dec 22, 2020 Customize Your Ornament!- Painting with a Twist- San Antonio- The Forum

 


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