Best Christmas Lights San Antonio

There are tons of places in San Antonio to get some Christmas cheer. Whether you’re looking for something local or a drive-thru extravaganzas, we’ve got you covered. There are plenty of options, including free displays like the super-popular San Antonio Riverwalk Christmas lights, as well as ticketed events like Zoo Lights.

Check out our list of the best places to see Christmas Lights in San Antonio this year:

 

CENTRAL

San Antonio Zoo

3903 N St. Mary’s St.
San Antonio, TX 78212

Open November 17 through December 31st from 12 noon to 9 pm, Zoo Lights has tons of activities, plus you get to see the animals! There is hot cocoa, festive eats, and fun activities. You can save up to 27% on tickets here.

The San Antonio River Walk Christmas Light Display

849 E Commerce St
San Antonio, TX 78205

Open early this year, now through January 13th, see the River Walk all lit up. The fantastic light display is free and open to the public except for during special events. Boat tours are also available for a fee. Lights are on from dusk to dawn. We recommend you not miss San Antonio Riverwalk Christmas lights, as this is one of the most beautiful displays in town.

The Alamo

300 Alamo Plaza
San Antonio, TX 78205

The Alamo is always free- and donations always accepted! Take advantage of the extended hours during the holiday season and see the grounds adorned with lights. The Alamo closes at 8 pm through the end of December. They’re closed Christmas Day.

Travis Park

301 E Travis St
San Antonio, TX 78205

The public park has lights and a bright red Christmas tree donated by H-E-B beginning November 27th! Check out the lights any time from dusk til dawn. This year, the tree lighting ceremony will be virtual starting at 7 p.m. on November 27 on H-E-B’s YouTube channel.

Monte Vista

The Monte Vista neighborhood a little north of Downtown San Antonio is always beautifully decorated for the holidays. The homes boast gorgeous lights and lawn decorations, making this a good area to cruise around in the car while enjoying some Christmas music on the radio.

 

NORTH

Six Flags Fiesta Texas

17000 W IH 10
San Antonio, TX 78257

Seeing the enchanting Christmas lights at Six Flags Fiesta Texas included with the price of admission. Enjoy Christmas Lights, live music, photo ops in a gigantic ornament, and more. Tickets start at $49.79. Learn more her

Windcrest

8601 Midcrown Dr.
Windcrest, TX 78239

The Annual Windcrest Light Up is a decades-old tradition where the local homeowners deck the halls and light up the neighborhood. There’s even a contest! The light up ceremony is mid-December and the display lasts through New Year’s Eve. Lights are turned on at dusk.

University of Incarnate Word

9729 Datapoint Dr. #100
San Antonio, TX 78229

The University’s annual Light The Way festival will be a drive through this year.  November 23 through January 6th. The lights are turned on nightly and you are free to drive through, no entrance fee. The kickoff festival takes place November 23 from 3-9:30 p.m.

Morgan’s Wonderland

5223 David Edwards Dr.
San Antonio, TX 78233

Unfortunately, Morgan’s Wonderland will not reopen this year for it’s annual holiday activities.

 

WEST

Lights Alive

5931 Roft Rd
San Antonio, TX 78253

This drive-thru light display is $30 per vehicle online, or $35 upon arrival. Open 6-10 pm all week long, 11 pm on the weekends. Not only can you drive thru the computer-animated, musically synchronized dispaly, but you can park and visit the wonderland too. Benefits 1Hope for Kids.

 

 

Seaworld

10500 Sea World Dr.
San Antonio, TX 78251

If you’re looking for the Largest Christmas Light Display in Texas, look no further than Seaworld. Over 9  million twinkling lights in 15 different themed lands are spaced out over 250 acres from November 20 – January 3rd. Tickets start at $45. Learn more here.

Elf Acres

1475 Grosenbacher Rd.
San Antonio, TX 78245

This 15 acre drive thru Christmas light venue features walkable areas, photos with Santa, funnel cakes, and more. Tickets start at $30. They’re open every night until December 29th from 6:30- 10 p.m. (11 p.m on weekends).

 

SURROUNDING AREAS

Santa’s Ranch

9561 IH 35 North
New Braunfels, TX 78130

This local attraction is open November 6th through January 3rd from 6 pm until 10 pm. They’re open until 11 pm on Friday and Saturday. Tickets start at $35 per vehicle. Don’t miss the concession stand!

Old West Christmas Light Fest at Enchanted Springs Ranch

242 SH 46 West
Boerne, TX 78006

What’s better than Christmas lights? Christmas lights in the Old West! The Old West Christmas Light Fest at Enchanted Springs Ranch in Boerne, TX is open starting November 26th, Thursday through Sunday evenings until December 15th, 6-10 p.m. It’s also open every night December 17th through the 25th… that includes Christmas Eve and Christmas night.

Natural Bridge Caverns

26495 Natural Bridge Caverns Rd.
San Antonio, TX 78266

This one-of-a-kind Christmas celebration includes Caroling in the Caverns, a hayride, The Amaze’n Reindeer Roundup, canopy zip lines, Christmas lights, and more. The Christmas Village is open to the public at no charge. Entrance fees begin at $11 and are always cheaper when you purchase in advance.

Christmas on the Island

Son’s Island – 110 Lee St.

Seguin, TX 78155

Unfortunately, this is not going to reopen this year.

Gruene

1281 Gruene Rd.
New Braunfels, TX 78130

Open through January 1st, you can sip- n- shop, get photos with Cowboy Kringle, and more in Gruene. Downtown is decorated to the nines, open to the public every night.

Boerne 

Main Street
Boerne, TX 78006

Boerne is home to several Christmas events throughout the season. Unfortunately, Dickens on Main and Weinachts Parade are canceled this year. But hopefully there will still be Christmas Market Days and more great fun for kids! You can even just drive down Main Street and check out the lights for free.

Downtown New Braunfels

Main Plaza
New Braunfels, TX 78130

Downtown New Braunfels is adorned with lights galore. This year there will be a virtual tree lighting on November 20th at 6:15 pm. Strolling around downtown is free!

 

Where are you going to see Christmas Lights in the San Antonio area? Have you seen the San Antonio Riverwalk Christmas lights display? Or are you heading out to Boerne to walk down Main Street? Let us know in the comments below. And don’t forget to check out our full guide to holiday events in San Antonio. And if you’re looking for a Christmas tree, check out our guide