The year has flown by and with just a few days until 2019, there’s still plenty to do. Our guide includes events across the city for every day of the week so look no further for the best free and cheap things to do in San Antonio this week!
Six Flags Holiday in the Park
Experience the magic of the holiday season with this great family event at Six Flags Fiesta Texas. There’s a variety of exciting interactive activities that perfectly capture the holiday spirit. Open select days, so check their calendar. Right now, Groupon has tickets for about 40% off!
Christmas Experience at River City Community Church
What: RCCC invites you to join them this holiday season for a Christmas Experience you won’t soon forget – Carols & Candlelight, featuring Fire Pits, Hot Cocoa, Christmas Lights, and an interactive LIVE nativity!
When: December 24, 9:15 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.
Where: 16765 Lookout Rd., Selma, 78154
Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Christmas Town Display
What: The Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Christmas Town display has eight different holiday theme scenes that is sure to delight the whole family. See celebrity wax figures portrayed in fun holiday scenes. Come to take a selfie with Mr. Clause himself or other photo opps throughout. Come see the Ripley’s Christmas Town before it leaves on January 1st!
When: December 24, 10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Where: 301 Alamo Plaza, 78205
Cost: $10 per person
Check out our full guide of things to do on Christmas Day in San Antonio.
Holidays in Bloom at the San Antonio Botanical Garden
What: Visit the garden and enjoy magical displays through the end of the year. Garlands, red ribbons and other holiday decorations make the escape to nature even better! Stroll around the East Texas Lake and take in the beauty of the outdoors.
When: December 25, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Where: 555 Funston Place, 78209
Cost: Included with general admission
Baby Friendly Screenings at Santikos Theaters
What: Santikos Baby Friendly Screenings offer the latest blockbusters for moms, dads and caregivers in a baby friendly environment. The Baby Friendly Screenings feature brighter lighting, lower sound, stroller parking and an understanding audience. Some films may not be suitable for older children as the films are catered to the adults. Free admission for kids 2 and under.
When: December 26, 11:00 a.m.
Where: Multiple locations across San Antonio
Astronomy in the Park – Raymond Rimkus
What: SAAA members will have telescopes set up to show you various objects in the night sky. Astronomers will be setup in the large parking lot near the intersection of Cherryleaf St. and Poss Road. *This is a free event open to the public, however it is dependent on the weather so if it is cloudy or raining the event will be canceled. Check the SAAA Facebook page for updates. Note about the start time: It’s a general time – usually they meet before sunset to set up telescopes and then viewing will start as soon as conditions allow (generally about 1 hour after sunset).
When: December 26, 8:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Where: 6440 Evers Rd., 78240
Family Film Fest at the McNay Art Museum
What: Spend some quality time with the family during holiday vacation. There will be a popcorn bar with all the fixings, hot chocolate, and crafts make for a wonderful, cozy afternoon at the McNay! Kids and teens under 19 are free. Movies: 10 a.m. – Hugo | 12:30 p.m. – A Wrinkle in Time | 3 p.m. – The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe
When: December 27, 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Where: 6000 N New Braunfels Ave., 78209
Cost: $10 for adult members | $20 for adult non-members
2018 Valero Alamo Bowl Village Tailgate
What: Join Valero in Maverick Plaza for food (tailgate grub and BBQ), fun, live music from the Bobby Joe Harlow Band and more! La Villita partners with the Alamo Bowl to host this fan fest right off the River Walk.
When: December 27, 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Where: 418 Villita St., 78205
Tot Time at Aerial Athletics
What:Tot Time is a non-structured playtime for young children 5 and under. They can enjoy inflatables, trampolines, and preschool-sized equipment are all available for your little one to crawl, run and jump! All children must have a signed waiver on file. The staff is present only to supervise the safety of play in the gym. Children & adults entering the gym play and attend at their own risk. Siblings 6 years old and over are welcome to watch from the observation area.
When:December 28, 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Where: 17361 Bell North #101 Schertz, 78154
Cost: $5 + tax per child
Hot Air Balloon Festival in Fredricksburg
What: Come out and enjoy a hot air balloon festival! Join dozens of vendors, chefs, local musicians, artists, cooking demonstrations, pop-up art galleries, plus food and alcohol tasting partners. Weather permitting, there will be a morning launch and evening glows and tethered rides.
When: December 29, 6:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Where: 6120 US-290, Fredericksburg, 78624
Free Craft at Lakeshore Learning
What: Free craft for kids. This week kids create a New Year’s Mask.
When: December 29, 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Where: 327 N.W. Loop 410, 78216
Free Admission at the San Antonio Museum of Art
What: Enjoy free general admission at the Museum of Art on Sundays.
When: December 30, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Where: 200 West Jones Avenue, 78215
Which things to do in San Antonio this week are you most excited about? Comment below to let us know.