Things to Do in San Antonio on Christmas Day 2023 - Activities, Events, Places to Eat and More

Things to Do in San Antonio on Christmas Day 2023 – Activities, Events, Places to Eat and More

Unwrapped all your gifts, gulped down the eggnog, and now feeling sad that Christmas day is over? Fret not because there are still several fun events and activities happening in San Antonio to keep your holiday spirits up. Enjoy a safe day outdoors by stepping out and attending some entertaining events planned especially for Christmas Day that will keep the celebration going.

Check out below some of the things to do on Christmas day in San Antonio where you can have a fun time with friends and family!

Editor’s Note: Our staff works hard to bring you the latest information. However, all information mentioned in this article is subject to change. As always, please confirm before heading out.

And, if you want to check out places with Christmas light shows, check out our article on Best Christmas Lights in San Antonio 2023!

Things to do in San Antonio on Christmas Day

Six Flags Fiesta: Holiday in the Park

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Imagine millions of twinkling lights, enchanting holiday shows like A Christmas Carol musical, visits with Santa and his elves, and the thrill of festive rides all under one roof (or lack thereof!). It’s a winter wonderland packed with seasonal treats, live music, and pure holiday cheer for the whole family. So grab your mittens and hot cocoa, and get ready to experience the most magical time of the year at Six Flags Fiesta Texas!
Where: 17000 W I-10, San Antonio, TX 78257
When: November 18, 2023 – January 7, 2024
How Much: Admission tickets start at $40

Community Yoga

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For those on a health kick, usher in Christmas by attending a yoga session where you can refresh your mind and body and rejuvenate your spirits. And keep your holiday mojo on because you have the option of heading over to Liberty for a tasty brunch after the yoga class! Don’t forget to carry a yoga mat for the session.
Where: 1115 South Alamo Street, San Antonio, TX 78210
When:  Always Open
How Much: Gym Membership – $70/month | Yoga Class Pricing – $15 drop-in, 5 pack $70, 10-pack $120 (6-month expiration)

Celebrate Christmas at SeaWorld San Antonio

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SeaWorld San Antonio is decking out the halls for the BIGGEST Christmas celebration in Texas, an extraordinary holiday event. This wintry wonderland features Christmas shows, festive foods, Santa Claus, the largest Christmas light display in Texas and so much more!

You’ll be greeted with millions of twinkling lights blanketing the park, then meet Santa and friends as you sip hot chocolate with your holiday favorites filling the air. ‘Tis the season to create family memories, only found at SeaWorld’s Christmas Celebration.

Where: 10500 Sea World Dr, San Antonio, TX 78251
When: November 9, 2023 – January 2, 2023
How Much: Tickets now $39.99

Where to Go see Christmas Lights in San Antonio

When it comes to experiencing the magic of Christmas lights, San Antonio is a city that truly shines. Picture walking through beautifully lit trails, where millions of twinkling lights create a winter wonderland, accompanied by the cheerful melodies of Christmas music. Imagine streets and iconic city spots transformed into dazzling displays of holiday cheer, with each light adding to the festive spirit.

Our very own writers also explored these neighborhood Christmas lights which we highly recommend you also explore!

Below are a few of the holiday lights you can check out all across San Antonio!

  • As you plan your holiday adventures, don’t forget to check out our curated list of the Best Christmas Lights in San Antonio for 2023!
  • Lights Alive
  • Lights Alive! San Antonio 2022

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  • Enjoy a drive-thru a nearly mile-long light show filled with a dazzling display of Christmas lights that are completely computer-controlled and synced to music. This is touted to be the first of its kind exhibit in all of Texas and promises an immersive experience of the sparkling lights that will enchant not just the kids, but adults too! Grab your friends and family and head on to Lights Alive on Christmas day, because this light show is a can’t-miss!
    Where: 5931 Roft Rd, San Antonio, TX 78253
    When: Friday, November 17, 2023, and runs Nightly through December 31, 2023
    How Much: Pricing is per vehicle, not per person:
  • Value Ticket – $36.95 (Select Nights)
  • Standard Ticket – $42.95

  • Elf Acres
  • Get ready to experience the magic of the holiday season as you wind your way through our 1 mile trail of Christmas lights and animated displays and sing along to your favorite Christmas music on our Elf Acres radio station! Then come play at Santa’s Village, a walkable area where you can see a synchronized light show on 3 mega trees, take a photo with Santa, delight in our delectable treats, and shop cool light-up toys and gifts. It’s the perfect family tradition!
    Where: 1475 Grosenbacher Rd., San Antonio, TX 78245
    When: November 17, 2023 – January 7, 2023 | Sunday – Thursday 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm | Friday – Saturday 6:00 pm – 11:00 pm
    How Much: Price is per vehicle: Non-Peak Days $31.95 | Peak Days $36.95

  • Christmas Day Activities in San Antonio
  • San Antonio Scavenger Hunt Adventure
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  • Discover San Antonio in a fun new way on this 3-hour scavenger hunt. Jump into the middle of an exciting adventure, from the famous Alamo to the San Antonio River Walk, the San Fernando Cathedral and the many monuments, artwork, and other real-life locations around town. Discover both well-known and overlooked sites, solving clues and completing challenges via smartphone while learning the local history of this popular city in south-central Texas. Teams of 2- to 5-people are welcome.
  • Where: Emily Morgan Hotel | 705 E. Houston St, San Antonio, TX 78205
    When: November 26, 2023 – December 31, 2024 | Monday – Sunday 08:00 am – 07:00 pm
    How Much: From $20.52

  • The Rotary Ice Rink at Travis Park
  • Things To Do in Christmas in San Antonio - Rotary Ice Rink in Travis Park

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  • The Rotary Ice Rink presented by Valero will return this fall at Travis Park in downtown San Antonio. Since 2019, nearly 200,000 people have enjoyed the rink and surrounding festivities. The Rink will open the Friday before Thanksgiving and will operate daily through mid-January 2024.
    Where: 301 East Travis Street, San Antonio, TX 78205
    When: November 17, 2023 – January 15, 2024
    How Much:
  • General Admission – $15+taxes
  • Cheap Skate Nights – $7+taxes (Tuesdays Only)
  • Valero Sponsor – $7+taxes
  • Military and First Responders – $10+taxes (Mondays Only)

  • Places to Eat on Christmas Day in San Antonio
  • Looking for a perfect place to dine out in San Antonio on Christmas Day? Whether you’re in the mood for a fancy feast at an upscale restaurant, craving some authentic international flavors, or just want to indulge in some classic BBQ or steakhouse delights after enjoying a day of twinkling lights and holiday cheer, San Antonio has you covered!
  • And, you can also check out our article on Restaurants Open On Christmas San Antonio 2023!
  • Morton’s The Steakhouse
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  • If you want to avoid the hassle of cooking lunch and stacking up dirty dishes on Christmas day, step outdoors for a hearty meal at Morton’s and gorge on some of its signature foods including filet mignon and the cajun ribeye. There’s a special Christmas-themed menu as well, but be sure to call ahead and reserve a table because this popular place can get crowded!
    Where: 300 E Crockett St, San Antonio, TX 78205

  • Boudro’s On the River Walk
  • Things to do in San Antonio on Christmas Day

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  • Boudro’s brings forward regional heritage with a bit of a spin through its mix of Texas and southwestern flavors. If you’re craving good seafood and some zingy drinks on your holiday, this is the perfect place to head to! Try the house-smoked shrimp and Gulf crab enchiladas which come highly recommended. Bring friends and family for a delicious meal that will take your Christmas celebration a notch higher.
    Where: 421 E Commerce St, San Antonio, TX 78205

Clarett C.