12 Magical San Antonio Holiday Events
Holiday magic takes on a new meaning when the celebrations play out beside a river. Maybe it’s the Christmas lights dancing along with the current or the spirited caroling via boat. Or maybe it’s the peacefulness of the city itself that allows festivities like these to take center stage.
San Antonio Christmas is all about paying attention. The holidays come to life in the city's many nooks and crannies. You'll be celebrating the holidays simply by noticing the way San Antonio transforms in the winter, whether it's the lights in the trees or the luminarias along the river.
Make memories beneath the twinkly lights at one of these San Antonio Christmas events. Get closer to the ones you love everywhere from theme parks to the River Walk itself.
The San Antonio Zoo's annual holiday spectacular has become a city tradition. See animals in a new light, like the 15-foot light-up giraffe in Starry Safari.
Holidays in Bloom
There's nothing quite like the holidays at the San Antonio Botanical Garden. See magical displays, complete with a 12-foot Christmas tree.
Fiesta de las Luminarias
Stroll along the peaceful banks of the river lined by over 2,000 Luminarias, a traditional Mexican Christmas decoration of a bright candle in a paper bag.
Holiday Boat Caroling
The River Walk sets San Antonio apart from other major cities, especially during Christmas. Hop on a boat and serenade the city with holiday songs.
On select weekends in December, embark on a nighttime train journey through Santa's Railroad Wonderland, which traverses forty acres of decorations.
Holiday Artisan Show
Stroll along the picturesque River Walk as you shop goods from local artists and makers. Get in any last minute holiday shopping with unique gifts.