things to do in san antonio thanksgiving week

The holiday season is upon us and there are plenty of ways to celebrate. Check out our list of things to do Thanksgiving Week in San Antonio for 2019:

San Antonio Zoo Lights Open daily now through December 31, the San Antonio Zoo is Merry, Bright, and Wild at Night! You won’t see many of the animals but the lights are sure to be a treat. You can also get a train ride, visit with Santa, and more. Tickets start at $20 but you can get them for 25% off on Groupon for a limited time. Learn more about Zoo Lights here.

Santa’s Ranch Visit Santa Clause in his Texas home! This festive ranch is all decked out for the season with a drive- thru Christmas Light Festival. Open daily through January 4, 2020. Tickets start at $30 plus tax per vehicle, but if you plan on visiting multiple times, just get the season pass for $60.

SeaWorld’s Christmas Celebration SeaWorld is all decked out in Christmas lights galore. The exhibit runs November 23 through January 5, along with Christmas themed shows, a Nativity, Dinner with Santa, and more. The event is included with the price of admission. Learn more about SeaWorld here.

Tiny Tim’s Christmas Carol The Magik Theatre is San Antonio’s own family- run theatre. This is their 26th year and they’re putting on a ton of great shows. Tiny Tim’s Christmas Carol runs November 19 through December 19 and is suitable for the whole family.

Turkey Trot 5K Run/Walk Benefiting the San Antonio Food Bank, take a short run or walk in a Turkey Trot! Registration is $35- you can feed two families! The shotgun goes off at 8:30 am.

Old West Christmas Light Fest What’s better than a Christmas light show? One where you don’t have to get out of the car if you don’t want to. Check out this drive-thru and walk-around Christmas Light Festival going on Thanksgiving Night through Christmas Night. Enjoy holiday games, food & drinks, decorate cookies, take photos, and more. Or simply enjoy the drive-thru display if you want. Tickets start at just $15 for adults.

Ford Holiday River Parade Listen to Christmas music, watch the River Walk Lighting Ceremony, and marvel at the floats pass on the river. Parade takes place November 29, 2019 from 6-9 pm. Gates open at 5 pm.

HEB Christmas Tree Lighting The Annual “Gift to the City” is arriving at Travis Park. The Tree Lighting Celebration is from 3-9 pm and the tree is lit at 6:30. There will be cookie decorating, holiday crafts, giveaways, letters to Santa, and more.

Christmas in Comfort This annual festival has grown into a full-blown market with live entertainment, a parade, fireworks displays, a food court, and Visits with Santa. The fun goes down Saturday, November 30 from 10 am to 9 pm.

Dickens on Main Enjoy Thanksgiving, Olde England Style! Watch as Boerne gets decked out like Dickens. Admission is free and it’s one of the top things to do around San Antonio this weekend. The festival runs November 29th and 30th. Want to stay the night and enjoy more fun? Check out our guide on Boerne hotels here. Cheerio!


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