Getting in the holiday spirit? We’ve put together a great list of festive events that we know your family will love.
Everything from drive thru light displays, to Christmas villages, where to cut down your very own Christmas tree and more…
November 19 – January 3
Cost is $35.50 per vehicle express pass available for $63 .
The gates open at 6 p.m. daily, enter through Gate G.
Buy your tickets online.
The San Antonio Spurs have announced a “magical drive-thru experience” that will illuminate the AT&T Center with twinkling lights this holiday season.
Illumi-Night: A Magical Drive-thru Experience will feature a mile-long trail that will snake around the AT&T Center grounds. Photo opportunities with Santa Claus, food and 3D displays will also be on-site.
November 20-22 from 6:00-9:00pm
Visit the website to reserve your free ticket. Limited Quantity Available
Celebrate the 34th annual Light the Way Holiday Drive presented by H-E-B from the comfort of your own sleigh (vehicle). Come ready for a night under the lights at the beautiful University of the Incarnate Word campus. The experience will include a tour of the UIW campus, performances by UIW students, event activations along the route and a chance to see our special guests Red the Cardinal and Santa Claus!
If you miss the celebration from November 20 – 22, come back Monday, November 23 to enjoy the lights that remain lit every evening through the holiday season and conclude on January 6, 2021.
November 6 – January 3
$35 per vehicle
Tickets can be purchased online.
Bring your friends and family and enjoy one of the best holiday light exhibits in the state! You’ll take a drive through over a mile of winding country roads while taking in the beautiful lights, animated Christmas displays, and enjoying homemade hot cocoa, kettle corn, and snacks.
Opens November 13- December 30
$30 Per Vehicle
Purchase Tickets online
Get ready to experience the magic of the holiday season as you wind your way through a 1mile trail of lights. Enjoy the animated displays and sing along to your favorite Christmas music on the Elf Acres radio station. The light displays take about 30 minutes to drive. Plan to stay to play at Santa’s Village, a walkable area where you can see a synchronized light show on 3 mega trees, take a photo with Santa, enjoy some festive treats and stop by the gift shop.
November 28- January 3
General Admission prices range from $25-$35 depending on time and date.
Visit the website to purchase your ticket in advance.
The 56th annual Austin Trail of Lights is returning this year to Zilker Park as a drive-thru event.
The most beloved, and longest running holiday tradition of its kind in Texas’ capital city, Austin. Trail of Lights welcomes hundreds of thousands of guests from Central Texas and around the world each year for its jubilant displays of lights. The Trail now features more than 2 million lights illuminating the park, 90 lighted holiday trees and more than 70 other holiday displays and lighted tunnels.
Windcrest Light Up begins with an opening ceremony in mid-December and lasts through New Year’s Eve.
Thousands of visitors from San Antonio and the surrounding area come to see the free lighting event every year.
The annual Windcrest Light Up is a decades-old tradition in which residents decorate their homes with elaborate displays of holiday lights. A contest is held to pick the most beautifully decorated homes in various judging categories and the public is invited to drive along neighborhood streets to view the brightly-lit displays.
Starting Thanksgiving Day and running on select evenings through Christmas
$15 Per Person or Family of 5 Pass for $60
Tickets available online.
Explore a 6-acre Old West town filled with dazzling lights and holiday fun! Stroll through the town and enjoy the sprawling hill country ranch strung with festive lights and enjoy the holiday hits as they play throughout the entire town! Guest favorites include enjoying a delightful synchronized light and music show, saying hello to Santa’s Holly Jolly Herd of Texas longhorn, and taking photos with friends and family in the light tunnel.
Weekends in December
Check the website for updates on activities, times, and tickets
Natural Bridge Caverns celebrates Christmas unlike anywhere else! Located in the scenic Hill Country you can hear your favorite carols echo through Texas’ largest underground cavern. Visit with Santa then round up his reindeer in the 5000 square foot outdoor maze. Take a stroll through the 1/3 mile trail of light, roast s’mores, enjoy live music and shop for holiday gifts.
November 7 – December 24
Be sure to make your Free Advanced Reservation, Required at all locations.
The Bass Pro shop is always a fun place to stop by this time of year. Come Shop, enjoy the décor, and take a picture with Santa.
December 3 – 22
Monday-Thursday: 6:00-8:15 PM
Friday-Sunday: 6:00-9:30 PM
Sing in the holidays by Caroling with friends and family from a boat on the River Walk. Celebrate the timeless tradition of spreading joy with a San Antonio twist.
Visit the website for more information on how to participate.
The public is encouraged to enjoy the caroling for free from the banks of the river or while seated on a restaurant patio. Experience the sounds of the season as caroling boats float along the river in the downtown area.