Things to Do This Month in San Antonio

There are always a ton of free and cheap activities happening around San Antonio and we’ve made a quick reference guide for the best of the month! Mark down your favorites from our list of the Top Things to Do in San Antonio this month (November 2019), and head out to enjoy them.

 

EVERYDAY FUN

There are some things you can do in San Antonio this month any day of the week you choose! Here are a few of our favorites:

San Antonio Aquarium
The San Antonio Aquarium is one of the city’s best family attractions. Experience over 8,000 animals and a ton of interactive opportunities, including feeding stingrays, sharks, and more. And with this special deal, tickets start at just $5!

San Antonio Zoo
The San Antonio Zoo is home to more than 3,000 animals from all over the world, and it’s one of the best family-friendly destinations in the city. Plus Zoo Boo takes place on weekends this month! Get your tickets now online for only $12.99.

San Antonio Bus Tour
See all the most popular San Antonio sights with a city sightseeing tour. The hop-on, hop-off service allows you to explore at your own pace. See the River Walk, the Hemisfair Park and all the most important monuments. Tickets start at $38.

 

TOP THINGS TO DO IN SAN ANTONIO THIS MONTH: NOVEMBER 2019

 

VISION ZERO SA COMMUNITY MURAL

Come join San Anto Cultural Arts and the #VisionZeroSA team for community paint days and help create this amazing and important mural on Fire Station 26! We are bringing awareness about the safety of our west side residents who bike, walk, bus, and drive cars along Culebra Rd. No experience necessary.

When: November 7, 10:00 a.m. 

Where: 4140 Culebra Rd., 78228

Cost: Free admission

HEALTH FAIR AT BRONSON FITNESS

Come out to this one of a kind grassroots health fair event, where Health and Wellness will join forces with Community and Culture. There will be live entertainment, obstacle courses, health services, music and so much more!

When: November 9, 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Where: 1908 Pleasanton., 78221

Cost: Free admission

FREE ENTRANCE DAYS IN THE NATIONAL PARKS

Plan your visit and enjoy our country’s history and nature. This fee-free days provide a great opportunity to visit a new place or an old favorite, especially one of the national parks that normally charge an entrance fee.

When: November 11, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Where: National Parks 

Cost: Free admission 

SHAKESPEARE ON THE RIVER

The Magik Theatre presents Shakespeare on the River – a free event celebrating family-friendly Shakespeare. Arkansas Shakespeare Theatre returns to San Antonio for a 4th year to perform Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, re-imagined for audiences of all ages. Plan to arrive early for their pre-show entertainment.

When: November 14 – 16, 7:30 p.m. – 8:45 p.m.

Where: 418 Villita Street, 78205

Cost: Free admission

TREE LIGHTING IN DOWNTOWN NEW BRAUNFELS

Come out to watch the tree lighting. Stay for free photos with Santa and Mrs. Claus after the tree lighting ceremony. Kid-friendly atmosphere.

When: November 15, 5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Where: 386 W San Antonio St., New Braunfels, 78130

Cost: Free admission

HERITAGE DAY AT MUSEUM OF TEXAS HANDMADE FURNITURE

Step back in time as the grounds of the Museum of Texas Handmade Furniture come to life as an 1800s community. Enjoy music by Celtaire String Band. Laugh at the antics of Dr. E. T. Bushrods Old Tyme Medicine Show. Try your hand at games and toys of long ago. Visit with living historians and learn about skills and everyday life in the 1800s. Learn about milking a cow, spinning fibers, weaving, black powder weapons, etc. Hear the roar of real cannons. Eat lunch at the Chuckwagon and shop the artisan’s market.

When: November 16, 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Where: 1370 Church Hill Drive, New Braunfels, 78130

Cost: $5

31st ANNUAL WOLFSON HOUSE CHRISTMAS ARTS & CRAFTS SHOW

San Antonio’s First Baptist Church cordially invites you to tour the historic Wolfson House and to visit their Christmas Arts and Crafts Show.

When: November 18 – 23, 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Where: 415 Broadway St., 78205

Cost: Free admission

LOCALS DAY AT THE SAN ANTONIO ZOO

The City of San Antonio’s Parks and Recreation Department wants San Antonio to get outside and play by supporting the zoo’s popular Locals Days offer on select days for the rest of the year!

When: November 20, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Where: 3903 N. St. Mary’s St., 78212

Cost: $8 per person (with proof of San Antonio residency)

ELF ACRES – SEASON OPENING

Elf Acres was started in 2015 by a local family to spread Christmas cheer and help families create memories. Head out to Elf Acres for an amazing Christmas light drive-thru park which features thousands of lights, a walk around area and Santa’s Photoshop. Yummy treats like kettle corn, pork rinds, funnel cakes and glowing cotton candy are available for purchase!

When: November 20, 6:00 p.m. 

Where: 1475 Grosenbacher Rd., 78245

Cost: $27 per vehicle (3 times through the park on the same night)

DOWNTOWN LIGHTING & SANTA’S ARRIVAL IN NEW BRAUNFELS

The annual Downtown Holiday Lighting and Santa’s Arrival is an event celebrating the spirit of the holiday season in Downtown New Braunfels! The City of New Braunfels invites everyone to come out and watch the arrival of Santa Claus beneath a hundred thousand twinkling light. The dazzling display of low energy and sustainable LED lights stretches through downtown and will remain lit for the holiday season.

When: November 22, 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Where: 550 Landa, New Braunfels, 78130

Cost: Free admission

CHRISTMAS SHOWCASE AT THE FREEMAN COLLESIUM

Head on over to the 41st annual Christmas Showcase – San Antonio’s biggest Christmas shopping event of the year!

When: November 23 – 24, 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Where: 3201 E Houston St., 78219

Cost: Adults: $6 | Free admission for kids 16 and younger

OLD WEST CHRISTMAS LIGHT FEST – OPENING DAY

Christmas Light Fest is back, bigger, better and brighter than ever! Marking our year of twinkle, sparkle and fun, Old West Christmas Light Fest brings the Christmas season to life with light displays, food, fun and family activities under the beautiful star-filled Texas sky at Enchanted Springs Ranch.

When: November 28, 6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

Where: 242 State Highway 46 W, Boerne, 78006

Cost: $27 per vehicle or $15 per person for hayrides

DICKENS ON MAIN IN BOERNE

Christmas is a family affair, and Dickens on Main has everything you need to create lasting family memories and traditions! Dance in the snow, visit Santa and experience kid and adult-friendly theatrical performances, amazing holiday decorations and sparkling lights. Visit the petting zoo, have your little one’s picture taken with Santa, or sit in on Bah Humbug—our one-man “A Christmas Carol” performance. Don’t forget the live ice sculpture shows each evening!

When: November 29 – 30, 12:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. 

Where: 100 S Main Street, Boerne, 78006

Cost: Free admission

FORD HOLIDAY RIVER PARADE

Ring in the holidays with this iconic night parade filled with lights, costumed float riders & music. The 39th annual parade theme is “Texas Music Christmas” with Grand Marshal Billy Gibbons, one of the finest blues-rock guitarist ever to come from Texas and best known for his remarkable playing with ZZ Top.

When: November 29, 6:00 p.m. – 9:45 p.m.

Where: 110 Broadway St., 78205

Cost: Free seats (bring your own chair) along the parade route | $10+ for other seating

Any other things to do in San Antonio this month that you’re excited about? Let us know!