The 12 Most Magical San Antonio Christmas 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.
Nov. 22 - Dec. 31, 2019
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.
Light The Way
Nov. 23, 2019
Celebrate the holiday season at the University of the Incarnate Word's annual Christmas festival. See the lighs, peruse the holiday shoppe, and more.
Holidays in Bloom
Nov. 23 - Dec. 21, 2019
There's nothing quite like the holidays at the San Antonio Botanical Garden. See magical displays, complete with a 12-foot Christmas tree.
Holiday River Parade
November 29, 2019
The holidays in San Antonio haven't begun until the Ford Holiday River Parade. Watch the RIver Walk come to life with festive floats, music, and Santa.
A Christmas Carol
Nov. 29 - Dec. 23, 2019
Join the Woodlawn Theatre for their performance of the classic holiday musical A Christmas Carol. Watch Ebenezer Scrooge confront the Christmas spirit.
December 4, 2019
Beethoven Maennerchor is San Antonio's go-to Germn beer garden. They're bringing the German spirit into the holiday season with the Kristkindlmarkt.
Holiday Boat Caroling
Dec. 5-22, 2019
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.
Fiesta de las Luminarias
December 6-22, 2019
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.
Dec. 7-22, 2019
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
Dec. 13-15, 2019
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.