Can't Miss Events in San Antonio this December

Updated: Dec 3, 2019

In one of the largest cities in the country, there's always something to do. Check out all these exciting events for all ages!

SeaWorld presents Christmas Celebration

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SeaWorld San Antonio is decking out the halls for its annual Christmas Celebration, an extraordinary holiday event. This wintery, watery wonderland features Christmas shows, holiday lights, festive foods, Santa Claus and more! The park is covered with over 9 million lights, the largest Christmas light display in Texas, and guests can meet Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer and friends. 'Tis the season to create family memories only found at SeaWorld’s Christmas Celebration.


WHEN: November 23, 2019 - January 5, 2020 • WHERE: SeaWorld San Antonio


Ballet San Antonio presents The Nutcracker

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The holidays aren’t complete until you experience the magic, humor and beauty of The Nutcracker! Originally commissioned by Ballet San Antonio for Ballet San Antonio, with live music by the San Antonio Symphony and a talented cast of San Antonio area children, Ballet San Antonio’s The Nutcracker has become a treasured holiday family tradition.


WHEN: December 6 - December 8 • WHERE: The Tobin Center


Old West Christmas Light Fest

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Bigger, better and brighter than ever, Old West Christmas Light Fest adds Texas-sized sparkle to your holidays with the magical glow of lights, tastes of the season and Old West family fun. Glowing again at Santa's Texas home, Enchanted Springs Ranch, Old West Christmas Light Fest features an all-new synchronized light show, laser tag in the lights, Christmas Escape Rooms and everything you can imagine to make holiday memories. Get your fill of holiday magic, flavors and family fun under the lights at Old West Christmas Light Fest.


WHEN: December 1 - December 25 • WHERE: 242 State Hwy 46 W Unit C, Boerne, Texas 78006


Pearl Presents Holiday Night Markets

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Get a jump start on holiday shopping with The Historic Pearl's Holiday Night Market! Join us on Thursdays in December to shop farmers market vendors and artisan vendors while enjoying live music. Seasonal favorites like tamales, artisanal chocolates and sweets will also be available!


WHEN: December 5, 12, and 19 • WHERE: The Historic Pearl Brewery


Dog Days: Deck the Paws

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It’s a dog-friendly weekend at the Botanical Garden with swimming pools and water bowls for our furry friends. Share photos of you and your dog using #sabotgarden. Animal Defense League will be onsite on Saturday from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Proceeds from the weekend benefit local animal charities.


WHEN: December 14 – December 15 • WHERE: San Antonio Botanical Garden


Trans Siberian Orchestra

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Trans-Siberian Orchestra (TSO) has announced its highly-anticipated Winter Tour 2019 will be returning to San Antonio. TSO’s annual November-December multi-sensory extravaganza, which sells out venues year-after-year, has cemented the group’s status as a must-attend, multi-generational, holiday tradition.

WHEN: December 23 • WHERE: AT&T Center


Holiday Lights on the River Walk

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The famous holiday lights on the River Walk are turned on each year the day after Thanksgiving and remain on from dusk to dawn daily till just after the first of the New Year. The lights will remain on this year through the night of January 13th, 2020.

WHEN: Now - January 13 • WHERE: San Antonio River Walk


Hyatt Regency Riverwalk Rooftop NYE Celebration

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Hyatt Regency San Antonio will host a New Year’s Eve celebration on its rooftop pool terrace, the highest hotel rooftop pool deck in the city. From its 14th-floor vantage point, it will feature unobstructed views of the fireworks display that will be launched from Tower of the Americas at Hemisfair Park. It will also feature music from DJ NovaSoul, an open bar, and a champagne toast at midnight.

WHEN: December 31 • WHERE: Hyatt Regency San Antonio

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