Let the spirit of the season move you to plan a trip to San Antonio. Holiday season visitors experience the city at its finest, adorned with twinkling lights and jam packed with family-friendly food, shopping, and cultural events. Our local attractions mean serious business this magical time of year, and serious fun. Book your next holiday getaway today and come see what we mean.
Festive events fill the city during the holiday season – think caroling, boutique shopping, tamale making, football, and so much more. Experience the holiday-centric festivities during the Ford Holiday River Parade, SeaWorld’s Christmas Celebration, Six Flags Fiesta Texas Holiday in the Park, Zoo Lights!, and the 25th Anniversary Valero Alamo Bowl. For New Year’s Eve, consider a celebration in the heart of downtown with local food, drinks and fun, complete with a spectacular fireworks show. Come celebrate with us!
Homemade tamales. Need we say more? In San Antonio, we bring flavor to every festival, and that’s especially true for holiday tamale events around town. For generations, the unique San Antonio tradition of tamale making has captivated people of all ages. Create your own – and taste for yourself! – at La Tamalada at the Witte Museum and at La Gran Tamalada at Market Square.
The holiday season is the season of giving but don’t forget about shopping. In San Antonio, you’ll find something for everyone on your list. From upscale, local boutiques, to shopping malls, to outdoor markets, check all the names off your list with ease. For unique gifting, consider a visit to Hecho a Mano, a holiday event that features traditional and contemporary art by local, regional and national artists.