101 Ideas for Holiday Family Fun in San Antonio - 2022 | Kids Out and About San Antonio

101 Ideas for Holiday Family Fun in San Antonio - 2022

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 5- Dec 24, 2022 Santa's Wonderland- Bass Pro Shops
Nov 11- Dec 24, 2022 Photos with Santa- North Star Mall
Nov 17- Dec 24, 2022 Photos with Santa- The Shops at La Cantera
Nov 17- Dec 24, 2022 Santa Photos- Ingram Park Mall
Nov 18-19, 2022 Christmas in God's Country- Downtown Hondo
Weekends starting Nov 19- Dec 18, 2022 Photos with Cowboy Kringle – Gruene
Nov 18, 2022 Downtown Lighting- New Braunfels
Nov 19, 2022- Jan 1, 2023 Holiday in the Park- Six Flags Fiesta Texas
Nov 25, 2022 Ford Holiday River Parade and River Lighting Ceremony
Nov 25- Dec 23, 2022 A Wonderland Christmas- Morgan's Wonderland
Dec 1, 2022 Lighted Holiday Parade- Seguin
Dec 2, 2022 Sip n' Stroll- Seguin
Dec 2, 2022 Light the Night Christmas Parade- Fredericksburg
Dec 3, 2022 Holidazzle- Schertz
Dec 3, 2022 North Pole Stroll- Seguin
Dec 3, 2022 WinterFest San Antonio
Dec 3- 23, 2022 Christmas at the Caverns
Dec 3-18, 2022 Santa's Railroad Wonderland
Dec 3, 2022 Windcrest Light Up
Dec 4, 2022 Pictures with Santa- San Antonio Garden Center
Dec 10-11, 2022 Pancakes with Santa- Devine Acres Farm
Dec 10, 2022 First Responder’s Breakfast with Santa- Helotes Fire Station
Dec 11, 2022 Christmas at Coker
Dec 16-18, 2022 Kinder Fest- Boerne

 

Old-Time Christmas

 

Nov 24- Dec 24, 2022 Old West Christmas Light Fest- Enchanted Springs Ranch
Nov 25-26, 2022 Dickens on Main- Boerne
Dec 3-4, 2022 Weihnachts in Boerne: A Magical Family Tradition
Dec 3, 2022 Holidays in Gruene – Annual Gruene Pony Express Ride
Dec 3, 2022 Kinderfest 
Dec 3, 2022 Santa Claus- Texas Rangers Heritage Center
Dec 3, 2022 A Homemade Christmas- The Alamo
Dec 9-10, 2022 Country Christmas- Big Red Barn
Dec 10-11, 2022 A Toast of Olde Town- Boerne

 

Light Displays

Nov 4, 2022- Jan 1, 2023 The Light Park- Retama Park
Nov 10, 2022- Jan 1, 2023 Christmas Celebration- Sea World
Nov 11, 2022 - Jan 1, 2023 Santa's Ranch- New Braunfels
Nov 11, 2022- Jan 8, 2023 Lightscape- San Antonio Botanical Garden
Nov 18, 2022- Jan 1, 2023 Zoo Lights- San Antonio Zoo
Nov 18, 2022- Jan 8, 2023 Elf Acres
Nov 18, 2022- Jan 1, 2023 Lights Alive!
Nov 19, 2022 36th Annual Light the Way Celebration
Nov 22, 2022- Jan 6, 2023 55 Nights of Fredericksburg Lights
Nov 25, 2022- Jan 9, 2023 Holiday Lights on the River Walk
Nov 25, 2022- Jan 2, 2023 Alamo Lights
Nov 25- Dec 18, 2022 Westover Field of Lights
Nov 29, 2022 Lights of Esperanza- Texas A&M University
Dec 2- 18, 2022 Ford Fiesta de las Luminarias- The River Walk
Dec 9- 20, 2022 Christmas at Tejas!

 

 

Living Nativities

Dec 10-11, 2022 A Christmas Journey 
Dec 10, 2022 Merry on Main- Devine Acres Farm
Dec 10, 2022 Living Christmas- ​St. Paul, the Red Roof Church
Dec 18, 2022 Las Posadas-  Coker United Methodist Church

 

Holiday Theatre

Nov 26, 2022 Holiday Dreams, A Spectacular Holiday Cirque
Nov 29- Dec 4, 2022 Dr. Seuss’ How The Grinch Stole Christmas! The Musical!
Dec 1-18, 2022 A Christmas Carol- The Classic Theatre of San Antonio
Dec 2-11, 2022 The Nutcracker- Ballet San Antonio
Dec 2, 2022 Christmas Traditions- Designed to Dance Company
Dec 3, 2002 Bah Humbug!- Gruene
Dec 3, 2022 DbD Christmas Festival- New Braunfels Civic/Convention Center
Dec 9, 2022 Cinema on Will’s Plaza- Elf
Dec 16, 2022 The Illusionists: Magic of the Holidays
Dec 16- 18, 2022 The Nutcracker- Brauntex Theatre
Dec 17, 2022 Polar Express in Landa Park
Dec 17-18, 2022 The Nutcracker at the Historic Arneson River Theatre
Dec 27, 2022 Magical Cirque Christmas- Majestic Theatre
Dec 29, 2022 Nutcracker! Magic of Christmas Ballet!

 

Holiday Concerts

Nov 26, 2022 Sounds of the Season- Cave Without a Name
Nov 27, 2022 Deck the Halls with Disney featuring DCappella
Dec 1-23, 2022 Ford Holiday Boat Caroling- San Antonio River Walk
Dec 2, 2022 Lighting of the Lights- Helotes
Dec 4, 2022 Christmas Piano Duet Concert- Coker United Methodist Church
Dec 8, 2022 O’ Connor Choir Holiday Concert
Dec 10, 2022 Dean Z’s Rockin Christmas
Dec 11, 2022 A Storybook Holiday- Mid-Texas Symphony
Dec 11, 2022 Helotes Area Community Band Christmas Concert- Forest Hills Presbyterian Church
Dec 12, 2022 Helotes Area Community Band Christmas Concert- Northminster Presbyterian Church
Dec 17-18, 2022 El Mesías - San Antonio Chamber Choir 

 

Christmas Tree Experience

November 25-27 and December 2-4, 2022 Devine Acres Farm
Opens Nov 21, 2022 Pipe Creek Christmas Tree Farm
  Seiler's Christmas Tree Farm
  Holiday Hills Christmas Trees

 

Ice Skating

Nov 18, 2022- Jan 16, 2023 Rotary Ice Rink at Travis Park
Opens Nov 19, 2022 Eisbahn - Ice Skating Rink
  Ice and Golf Center at Northwoods

 

Hanukkah

Dec 10, 2022 Hands-On Hanukkah & Havdalah at Whole Foods
Dec 20, 2022 Donuts & Dreidels at Shipley’s
Dec 21, 2022 Hanukkah Hullabaloo

 

Shopping & Craft Fairs

Nov 18-20, 2022 Weihnachtsmarkt- Sophienburg Museum and Archives
Nov 26, 2022 Holiday Art Market- Tobin Center
Nov 27 and Dec 11, 2022 Holiday Haus at The Pop Up
Dec 3-4, 2022 Gruene Christmas Market Days
Dec 3, 2022 Kris Kringle Market- Schertz
Dec 4, 2022 Yulefest- Seguin
Dec 7, 2022 Holiday Market- San Antonio Garden Center
Dec 9-11, 2022 Holiday River Walk Artisan Show- San Antonio River Walk
Dec 18, 2022 Winter Wonderland Market and Book Fair

 

New Year's Eve

Dec 30, 2022 Parent's Time Off- New Year's Eve Craft Party
Dec 31, 2022 Celebrate San Antonio
Dec 31, 2022 San Antonio New Years Eve 5k- Pearsall Park

 

Miscellaneous

Nov 19- Dec 31, 2022 The Immersive Nutcracker: A Winter Miracle
Dec 3, 2022 Breakfast with the Grinch
Dec 10, 2022 30th Annual Jingle Bell Run 5K- SJRC Texas
Dec 17, 2022 Reindeer Dash 5k & Rudolph Kids Dash
Dec 17, 2022 Snowball 1K/5K

 


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