Your Guide to Spending Thanksgiving in San Antonio
It’s that time of the year again; the season we celebrate what matters most! San Antonio has everything you need this year to have a wonderful Thanksgiving with family, friends, or solo! From a holiday parade on the River Walk to dining options that both include and exclude turkey depending on your tastes, celebrate the season in San Antonio!
Here is your guide to celebrating the season in San Antonio:
No Mess, No Fuss Thanksgiving Dinners
(and drinks!) in San Antonio
You might know of the many fantastic places to eat in San Antonio, but did you also know that these restaurants also have Thanksgiving dining options? Here are just some of the places that offer Thanksgiving dinners and dining experiences, and just a heads up – reservations for restaurants fill up quickly. Be sure to reserve your spot well in advance!
Biga on the Banks
203 St. Mary’s St.
San Antonio, TX 78205
Biga on the Banks is a perfect setting for Thanksgiving dining. Held from 11am-6pm, Biga will offer seated and served options for Thanksgiving. For those looking for a traditional Thanksgiving dinner, Biga has you covered in addition to options from Biga’s exemplary culinary menu. Reservations for this event fill up quickly, please call (210) 225-0722 for reservations.
Chart House at Tower of the Americas
739 E César E. Chávez Blvd
San Antonio, TX 78205
For those looking for dinner with a view of the entire city, enjoy a meal at Chart House, the upscale restaurant at Tower of the Americas. Ready to meet your traditional Thanksgiving dinner cravings, Chart House sits at the top of the 750-foot-tall Tower of the Americas and provides a unique dining experience you won’t want to miss. Be sure to reserve your table today.
Hard Rock Cafe San Antonio
111 West Crockett St.
San Antonio, Texas 78205
The Hard Rock Cafe in San Antonio is all about food, fun, and music. You can also expect a Thanksgiving menu that includes a slow-roasted turkey breast, fresh vegetables, home-style stuffing, cranberry sauce finished with turkey gravy, and creamy sweet potato mash. This menu is sure to rock!
Sip and Lounge in a Holiday Winter Wonderland
What better place to enjoy craft holiday cocktails surrounded by wintery holiday joy than at Miracle at the Esquire Tavern? Held nightly November 21 – December 31, 2022, the Esquire Tavern originally opened in 1933 to celebrate the end of Prohibition and is home to the longest wooden bar in Texas. Reserve your spot today!
Be sure to check the above locations as information can be subject to change. If these options happen to be booked up, have no fear. There is no shortage of fantastic, award-winning restaurants in San Antonio, find more options throughout the city.
Thanksgiving Week Events
Join us all Thanksgiving week-long for great events throughout San Antonio. Be sure to get your tickets for these events in advance!
Catch a show at the Tobin Center for the Performing Arts
Sit back and enjoy an exhilarating performance by Lindsey Stirling at the Tobin Center. Lindsey Stirling is an accomplished violinist who welcomes you to an evening of holiday classics and original songs from her latest album release played on her electronic violin. Tickets are on sale now, purchase yours today.
Rock out at Teck Port Arena
Judas Priest with special guest Queensryche heads to one of San Antonio’s newest event venues, Tech Port Arena. Enjoy an evening of music from the band’s career that spans 50-plus years in a phenomenal venue! Get your tickets now!
Ring in the Holiday Season at the 41st Annual Ford Holiday River Parade
After the turkey has been carved, cranberry sauce passed around, and pumpkin pie served – settle in at the 41st Annual Ford Holiday River Parade and River Lighting Ceremony. Held annually the day after Thanksgiving, this year’s theme is “Holiday Traditions Around the World” and featured the Grinch himself as this year’s grand marshal. Join us for illuminated floats, holiday music, festive cheer, and more as Santa and friends count down to the official holiday lighting of the River Walk! Tickets are on sale now!
Enjoy a Rustic Renaissance Feastival
Come Thanksgiving weekend, it will be time to dust off ye olde renaissance attire and make your way to the Rustic Renaissance Festival for a unique festive experience. Get your eats at a Food Truck Thanksgiving, participate in a costume contest, and see knight skirmishes and ancient games. Entry is free with a canned, packaged, or $5 food donation to the San Antonio Food Bank!
Get A Start on Your Holiday Shopping
If you are like the millions of Americans who like to get your holiday shopping done early, then San Antonio has just the locations for you:
Holiday Art Market at The Tobin Center
November 26, 2022
10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Shop till you drop at this free annual Holiday Art Market at The Tobin Center on Saturday, November 26 from 10am-6pm. Get a head start on your Christmas list with vendors selling gourmet food, accessories, home décor, and other great gifts. While you shop, enjoy live music and exciting interactions.
Malls, Malls, Malls
High-end malls, outdoor malls, local boutiques – we do shopping right in San Antonio. Shopping locations are right around the corner regardless of where you may find yourself in San Antonio. Head over to our Shopping page and let us help you narrow down which locations you want to start with first!
Gear Up for the Holidays – San Antonio Style
This holiday season is shaping to be one of the best – from vibrant lights to a host of holiday events you will not find anywhere else! Plan your perfect San Antonio trip today!