Whether you have lived in San Antonio all your life or for just a little while, you will notice a change in the air when the holiday season approaches. The holiday season is a special time in and around San Antonio, with spectacular light displays, exceptional shopping and plenty of opportunities to share your shopping list with Santa Claus. Here are some of the highlights of the holiday season, so you can start making your plans now.
If you love the holidays, you will want to circle December 14 on your calendar. That is when Santa and Mrs. Claus will be bringing their special brand of magic to Encino Park.
The fun and excitement take place from noon to 2 p.m., but you will want to come early to catch up with old friends and make some new ones. And make sure the kids bring their holiday wish lists; they can get some alone time with Santa and rattle off their list of demands.
Santa is not the only attraction at the Encino Park Community Center. There will also be refreshments for all in attendance, along with cookie decorating and lots of fun. So, mark December 14 now and get ready to have a great time.
Texans love spending time in the great outdoors, and to residents of the Lone Star State, Bass Pro Shops is more than a store. Every weekend residents of San Antonio and the surrounding area make their pilgrimages to Bass Pro Shops, in search of the latest hunting, fishing and outdoor gear.
This holiday season, San Antonio residents have one more reason to head to Bass Pro Shops. This December, Bass Pro transforms itself into Santa’s Wonderland, complete with the big guy himself.
The kids can get an inside look at Santa and his toy shop, and they will love having their pictures taken sitting on the big guy’s lap. And while it he kids are being entertained, you can browse around and pick up some gifts from their wish lists. And unlike the mall, Bass Pro provides free Santa photos, so you can redirect that extra cash to buying more presents.
Riverwalk is always a great place to be, but it really comes alive during the holiday season. Seeing the famous San Antonio landmark adorned with thousands of twinkling lights is a bound to be a highlight of your holiday season, so come early so you can enjoy a repeat visit.
This free event gets underway November 29 and runs through January 13, so you have plenty of time to check out the twinkling lights, great food, friendly people and family-centric activities. The kids are sure to love the lights and the festive atmosphere, and so will you.
San Antonio is filled with wonderful shopping, and the holiday season is a particularly good time to visit. So this holiday season, set your sights on the Shops at La Cantera, the perfect destination for a midwinter stroll or a quick bite to eat.
The kids can have their photos taken with Santa while you shop for the items on their gift list. And when you are tired from all that shopping, you can take a seat and just watch the world go by.
Every Saturday is Santa Saturday at Stone Oak, so grab the kids and get ready to have some fun. Your little ones can have their pictures taken as they share their secret wish lists with the guy in red, and you can stroll around and soak in the holiday spirit.
You only have a short time until Christmas, so now is the time to get going. So mark next Saturday on your calendar and get ready to meet the man from the North Pole.
If you think theme park season is over, you might want to think again. Christmas at Six Flags is a staple of the holiday season, and you will want to indulge this year.
Visiting the famous Six Flags during the holidays is a great way to relive the days of your youth, so grab the kids and make some lasting memories. Whether you ride the roller coasters, stuff yourself with delicious junk food or just watch the twinkling lights, you are sure to have a great time.
Sea World is also a special place during the holidays, with acres of twinkling lights, specialty food and drinks and lots of seasonally themed displays.
Visiting Sea World during the holidays is also an excellent way to beat the crowds. The holiday season is popular, but there are still fewer crowds than during the even busier summer months.
What would the holiday season be without bright lights and amazing displays? Whether you are a lifelong resident of San Antonio or a recent transplant, you will want to check out the best light displays in town. Here are some highlights to get you started.
The San Antonio region is always a wonderful place to be, but it really comes alive during the busy holiday season. And no matter how hectic things get this time of year, you will want to make time for the twinkling lights, thrilling rides, amazing animals and free Santa photos. San Antonio does holiday magic right, so mark your calendar now.