Things to do Thanksgiving Week in San Antonio - Best Events & Activities

Things to do Thanksgiving Week in San Antonio – Best Events & Activities

Our top picks for San Antonio Thanksgiving Week Events for 2022 include San Antonio Zoo Lights, Ford Holiday River Parade, Santa’s Ranch in New Braunfels, and more! 

The holiday season is upon us and there are plenty of ways to celebrate. If you’re looking for something fun to do this holiday break, check out these ideas for free and cheap things to do in San Antonio during Thanksgiving week.

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Things to do in San Antonio Thanksgiving Week 2022

San Antonio Zoo Lights

Things to do Thanksgiving Week in San Antonio - San Antonio Zoo Lights

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Bigger, brighter, and WILDER than ever before – Zoo Lights, powered by CPS Energy, is almost here for the holiday season at San Antonio Zoo!
Experience acres of dazzling lights, festive holiday snacks, and drinks for adults and kids, plus larger-than-life displays and photo-ops across miles of trails! Zoo Lights, powered by CPS Energy, will run from November 19 through January 1, 2023.
Where: 3903 N St Mary’s St, San Antonio, TX 78212

Santa’s Ranch

Things to do Thanksgiving Week in San Antonio - Santa's Ranch

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Bring your friends and family and enjoy one of the best holiday light exhibits in the state! You’ll take a drive through over a mile of winding country roads while taking in the beautiful lights, and animated Christmas displays, and enjoying homemade hot cocoa, kettle corn, and snacks. This runs from November 11, 2022 – January 1, 2023 | Sunday – Thursday 6 pm – 10 pm & Friday – Saturday 6 pm – 11 pm.
Where: 9561 I-35, New Braunfels, TX 78130

SeaWorld’s Christmas Celebration

Things to do Thanksgiving Week in San Antonio - SeaWorld's Christmas Celebration

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The holiday festivities are bigger than ever this year at SeaWorld San Antonio’s Christmas Celebration. This year the park is dressed up in millions of twinkling lights, the largest Christmas light displays in Texas from November 10, 2022 – January 2, 2023! Make your way through the park to see 250 acres of sparkling Christmas lights.
Where: 10500 SeaWorld Dr, San Antonio, TX 78251

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Things to do in San Antonio Thanksgiving Week 2022

Old West Christmas Light Fest

Things to do Thanksgiving Week in San Antonio - Old West Christmas Light Fest

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Old West Christmas Light Fest dazzles and delights with holiday flavors, favorites, and fun! Your favorite holiday event brings the Christmas season to life with dazzling lights paired with food and family activities under the beautiful star-filled sky at Enchanted Springs Ranch. Come see us Thanksgiving Night 2022 through Christmas Eve 2022
Where: 242 State Hwy 46 W Unit C Boerne, Texas 78006

HEB Christmas Tree Lighting

Things to do Thanksgiving Week in San Antonio - HEB Christmas Tree Lighting

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The 38th Annual H-E-B Tree Lighting Celebration will take place from 3 pm – 9 pm on Friday, Nov. 25 at Travis Park. The tree lights will be illuminated for the first time at 6:20 pm. 
Where: Travis Park, 301 E Travis St, San Antonio, TX 78205, United States

Check out the full list of San Antonio Christmas Tree Lighting Events for 2022! 

Christmas in Comfort

Things to do Thanksgiving Week in San Antonio - Christmas in Comfort

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Christmas in Comfort, one of the area’s most popular holiday events, will draw visitors to the Texas Hill Country for holiday shopping and family fun at the end of November, the Saturday after Thanksgiving. The event, which started with a handful of local residents manning a few booths in the historic district, now offers more than 125 art and craft vendors and a full day of holiday activities from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Plan to join in for Christmas in Comfort on November 26, 2022. The lighted night parade begins at 7 PM.
Where: 630 TX-27, Comfort, TX, United States, Texas

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Things to do in San Antonio Thanksgiving Week 2022

Miracle at the Esquire Tavern

Things to do Thanksgiving Week in San Antonio - Miracle at The Esquire Tavern

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Miracle Pop-Up will be hosted by the Esquire Tavern starting November 21st, their bar will transform into the North Pole as they serve holiday-themed crafted cocktails during their regular business hours.
Where: Below The Esquire Tavern, 155 E Commerce St, San Antonio, TX 78205

Ford Holiday River Parade and River Lighting Ceremony 2022 Presented by Taco Cabana

Things to do Thanksgiving Week in San Antonio - For Holiday River parade

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The 41st Annual Ford Holiday River Parade is a San Antonio tradition that offers a spectacular one-hour parade along the San Antonio River Walk. This year’s theme, Tastes & Traditions Around the World will kick off the San Antonio tradition of ringing in the holiday season.

This event will happen on Friday, November 25, 2022, from 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm. Seating at Arneson River Theatre & on a 4-mile route on the River Walk.
Where: The parade begins from Tobin Center, 100 Auditorium Cir, San Antonio, TX 78205

Rustic Renaissance Feastival

Things to do Thanksgiving Week in San Antonio - Rustic Renaissance Feastival

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Features a Food Truck Thanksgiving, Yule log Ceremony, knights skirmishes, archery, ancient games, open mic for music and poetry, a multitude of vendors, food court, a petting zoo, costume contests, dance troupes, yoga, face painting, henna tattoos, and so much more!

This event will run from November 26 at 9:00 am – November 27 at 6:00 pm and tickets are priced at $5.
Where: The Jackson Ranch, 8910 Callaghan Rd, San Antonio, TX 78230

San Antonio Thanksgiving Charity Event

Things to do Thanksgiving Week in San Antonio - San Antonio Thanksgiving Charity Event

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Join this event by Caliente Harley-Davidson as they give back to the community this thanksgiving season, with a ride out! Feel free to bring blankets, warm clothes, shoes, and non-perishable items.

This event will happen on Saturday, November 19 from 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm.
Where: 7230 Northwest Loop 410, San Antonio, TX 78245

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