101 Ideas for Holiday Family Fun in San Antonio - 2021 | Kids Out and About San Antonio

101 Ideas for Holiday Family Fun in San Antonio - 2021

KidsOutAndAbout is San Antonio's online guide to everything for kids, teens, and families!  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

Nov 6- Dec 24, 2021 Santa's Wonderland- Bass Pro Shops
Nov 12- Dec 24, 2021 Photos with Santa- North Star Mall
Nov 18- Dec 24, 2021 Photos with Santa- The Shops at La Cantera
Nov 19, 2021 Downtown Lighting & Santa's Arrival- Main Plaza Downtown New Braunfels
Nov 19-20, 2021 Christmas in God's Country- Downtown Hondo
Nov 19- Dec 24, 2021 Santa Photos- Ingram Park Mall
Weekends starting Nov 20- Dec 19, 2021 Photos with Cowboy Kringle – Gruene
Nov 20, 2021- Jan 2, 2022 Holiday in the Park, presented by H-E-B®- Six Flags Fiesta Texas
Nov 27, 2021 Castle Hills Holiday in the Plaza
Nov 27- Dec 19, 2021(weekends) Contactless Country Christmas with Santa & Mrs. Claus- Traders Village
Dec 2, 2021 Lighted Holiday Parade- Seguin
Dec 3, 2021 Sip n' Stroll- Seguin
Dec 3, 2021 Light the Night Christmas Parade- Fredericksburg
Dec 4, 2021 Holidazzle- Schertz
Dec 4, 2021 Cookies and Cocoa with Santa- The AgriCultural Museum & Arts Center
Dec 4, 2021 North Pole Stroll- Seguin
Dec 4, 2021 WinterFest San Antonio
Dec 4- 23, 2021 Christmas at the Caverns
Dec 4-19, 2021 Santa's Railroad Wonderland
Dec 4-5, 11-12, 18-23, 2021 Christmas at the Caverns
Dec 5, 2021 Pictures with Santa- San Antonio Garden Center
Dec 5, 2021 Windcrest Light Up
Dec 11-12, 2021 Pancakes with Santa- Devine Acres Farm
Dec 11, 2021 A Devine Starry Night- Devine Acres Farm
Dec 11, 2021 First Responder’s Breakfast with Santa- Helotes Fire Station
Dec 11, 2021 Helotes Christmas Parade
Dec 12, 2021 Coker Christmas Festival
Dec 17, 2021 Down Home Christmas- Live Oak
Dec 17-19, 2021 Kinder Fest- Boerne

 

Old-Time Christmas

 

Nov 25- Dec 24, 2021 Old West Christmas Light Fest- Enchanted Springs Ranch
Nov 26-27, 2021 Dickens on Main- Boerne
Nov 27 and Dec 11, 2021 Holidays at the Kuhlmann-King- Boerne
Dec 3-4, 2021 Weihnachts in Boerne: A Magical Family Tradition
Dec 8, 10, and 11, 2021 A Toast of Olde Town- Boerne
Dec 4, 2021 Holidays in Gruene – Annual Gruene Pony Express Ride
Dec 4, 2021 Kinderfest 
Dec 4, 2021 Santa Claus- Texas Rangers Heritage Center
Dec 4, 2021 A Homemade Christmas- The Alamo
Dec 10-11, 2021 Country Christmas- Big Red Barn

 

Light Displays

Nov 3, 2021- Jan 2, 2022 The Light Park- Retama Park
Nov 5, 2021 - Jan 2, 2022 Santa's Ranch- New Braunfels
Nov 11, 2021- Jan 2, 2022 Christmas Celebration- Sea World
Nov 12, 2021- Jan 10, 2022 Holiday Lights on the River Walk
Nov 19, 2021- Jan 3, 2022 Alamo Lights
Nov 19, 2021- Jan 2, 2022 Lights Alive!
Nov 19, 2021- Jan 2, 2022 Elf Acres
Nov 19, 2021- Jan 2, 2022 Lightscape- San Antonio Botanical Garden
Nov 20, 2021 35th Annual Light the Way Celebration
Nov 23, 2021- Jan 6, 2022 55 Nights of Fredericksburg Lights
Nov 26- Dec 24, 2021 Christmas on the Ranch
Nov 26- Dec 19, 2021 Westover Field of Lights
Nov 29, 2021- Jan 2, 2022 Whataburger Zoo Lights- San Antonio Zoo
Nov 30, 2021 Lights of Esperanza- Texas A&M University
Dec 3- 19, 2021 Ford Fiesta de las Luminarias- The River Walk
Dec 10- 21, 2021 Christmas at Tejas!

 

 

Living Nativities

Dec 4-5, 2021 18th Annual Drive-Thru Nativity- Concordia Lutheran Church
Dec 10-11, 2021 A Christmas Journey 
Dec 11, 2021 Living Christmas- ​St. Paul, the Red Roof Church
Dec 19, 2021 Las Posadas-  Coker United Methodist Church

 

Holiday Theatre

Nov 18-21 and Dec 2-5, 2021 Elf Jr. The Musical- Central Texas Theatre Academy
Dec 3-5 and 10-12, 2021  The Nutcracker- Ballet San Antonio
Dec 4, 2021 DbD Christmas Festival- New Braunfels Civic/Convention Center
Dec 17-19, 2021 The Nutcracker- Brauntex Theatre
Dec 23, 2021 Magical Cirque Christmas- Majestic Theatre
Dec 29, 2021 Cirque Musica Holiday Spectacular- Tobin Center

 

Holiday Concerts

Nov 27, 2021 Sounds of the Season- Cave Without a Name
Dec 2-23, 2021 Ford Holiday Boat Caroling- San Antonio River Walk
Dec 3, 2021 Lighting of the Lights- Helotes
Dec 5, 2021 Harp Ensemble Concert- Coker United Methodist Church
Dec 12, 2021 Home for the Holidays- Mid-Texas Symphony
Dec 18, 2021 Holidays at the Majestic- San Antonio Symohony
Dec 20, 2021 The Light of Hope Returning- San Antonio Chamber Choir 
Dec 22-23, 2021 Handel's Messiah- San Antonio Symphony
Dec 28, 2021 Mannheim Steamroller Christmas by Chip Davis- Majestic Theatre

 

Christmas Tree Experience

  Devine Acres Farm
Opens Nov 22, 2021 Pipe Creek Christmas Tree Farm
  Seiler's Christmas Tree Farm
Opens Nov 22, 2021 Holiday Hills Christmas Trees

 

Ice Skating

Nov 19, 2021- Jan 17, 2022 Rotary Ice Rink at Travis Park
Opens Nov 26, 2021 Eisbahn - Ice Skating Rink
Dec 4, 2021 Holidazzle- Schertz
  Ice and Golf Center at Northwoods

 

Hanukkah

Dec 1, 2021 Hanukkah Celebration- Congregation Agudas Achim SA
Dec 4, 2021 Hanukkah Songfest & Dance-a-thon- Congregation Agudas Achim SA
Dec 5, 2021 Chanukah on the River
Dec 5, 2021 Hanukkah Craft Party Workshop- Kidcreate Studio 

 

Shopping & Craft Fairs

Nov 19-21, 2021 Weihnachtsmarkt- Sophienburg Museum and Archives
Nov 27, 2021 Holiday Art Market- Tobin Center
Dec 4-5, 2021 Gruene Christmas Market Days
Dec 4, 2021 Kris Kringle Market- Schertz
Dec 5, 2021 Yulefest- Seguin
Dec 10-12, 2021 Winter Artisan Show- San Antonio River Walk

 

New Year's Eve

unverified for 2021 Celebrate San Antonio
unverified for 2021 Noon Years Eve Party- San Antonio Aquarium
Dec 31, 2021 San Antonio New Years Eve 5k- Pearsall Park

 

Miscellaneous

Nov 6, 2021- Jan 2, 2022 The Doseum Express
Dec 5, 2021 Deck the Paws Parade- San Antonio Botanical Garden
Dec 10, 2021 The Man Who Invented Christmas- Will Naylor Smith River Walk Plaza
Dec 11, 2021 29th Annual Jingle Bell Run 5K- SJRC Texas
Dec 12, 2021 Mean Green Brunch- San Antonio Botanical Garden
Dec 18, 2021 Snowball 1K/5K

 


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