Things to Do in San Antonio This Week

We flew through November and are entering December this week. Can you believe it?! There are so many free and cheap things to do in San Antonio so check out our guide for events across the city for every day of the week!

DAILY FUN

San Antonio Zoo Lights
San Antonio Zoo Lights is a holiday tradition that attracts families from all across the area. Witness the Zoo turn into a winter wonderland with over two million lights on display every night. Groupon is running a 25% off deal now for a limited time!

 

Monday

Tumble Bear Powerhouse Gymnastics
What: Tumble Bears open gym gives you and your child the opportunity to experience the amazing Powerhouse facilities. This is a fun way to see if their classes might be a fit for your family.
When: November 26, 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Where: 7707 W Loop 1604 N, 78254
Cost: $7

 

Tuesday

Hands on Chanukah at PJ Library
What: Join the Barshop Jewish Community Center for a hands on Chanukah experience! The afternoon will be filled with crafts, activities, latkes and more. The event is free and open to the whole family. Register in advance.
When: November 27, 3:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Where: 12500 NW Military Hwy., 78231
Cost: Free

Schertz Holiday Tree Lighting
What: The halls will be decked and sounds of holiday carolers will fill the air at the City of Schertz annual Holiday Tree Lighting. Enjoy the event and refreshments as we light the tree with Mayor Carpenter, the Schertz City Council and the Sweetheart Court.
When: November 27, 6:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Where: 1400 Schertz Pkwy., Schertz, 78154
Cost: Free

Holidays on Houston Street
What: Kick off this holiday season with decorations, lights, food and music as the switch is thrown on a Texas-sized tree decorating Bohanan’s courtyard and see the sparkling LED lights along Houston Street come to life.
When: November 27, 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Where: 219 E Houston St., 78205
Cost: Free

Lights of Esperanza at Texas A&M San Antonio
What: Head on over for this year’s Lights of Esperanza celebration! While you wait for the campus to be illuminated with holiday lights, enjoy ice skating, a snow slide, pictures with General Claus, watch Disney’s “Prep and Landing,” and much more!
When: November 27, 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Where: One University Way, 78224
Cost: Free

Light Up Your Bike Night at Travis Park
What: Bring out your bike, decorate it with holiday lighting and decor and enter it in the Best Lit Bike Contest! Judging begins at 8 – prizes TBD. Food trucks will be available until 9 p.m.
When: November 27, 7:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Where: 301 E Travis St., 78205
Cost: Free

 

Wednesday

Children’s Symphony at Leon Valley Public Library
What: Peter Rubins from the San Antonio Symphony will be performing. Children and adults welcome!
When: November 28, 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Where: 6425 Evers Rd., Leon Valley, 78238
Cost: Free

Free Hands-On Hanukkah at Whole Foods
What: Join Whole Foods for complimentary latkes, lots of different Hanukkah crafts for all ages, pictures with Danny the Dreidel and dinner will be available for purchase!
When: November 28, 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Where: 18403 Blanco Rd., 78258
Cost: Free

 

Thursday

Story Time at Barnes and Noble
What: Your local Barnes & Noble stores present a story time with fun, free events!
When: November 29, 11:00 a.m.
Where: Multiple locations across San Antonio
Cost: Free

Holiday Night Market at the Pearl
What: Get a jump on your holiday shopping at The Historic Pearl’s Holiday Night Market! Shop farmers market and craft vendors while enjoying live music and holiday-themed activities. Traditional favorites like tamales, artisan chocolates and sweets will also be available.
When: November 29, 4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Where: 303 Pearl Pkwy., 78215
Cost: Free

Hanukkah Story Time at Barnes and Noble
What: Rabbi Abraham will be reading at this holiday storytelling event. The Hanukkah Storytime Series at Barnes and Noble La Cantera will include stories and songs, dreidel games, gelt, special Hanukkah sesame sheets and more!
When: November 29, 4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Where: 15900 La Cantera Parkway Bldg 27, 78256
Cost: Free

 

Friday

Tot Time at Aerial Athletics
What: Tot Time is a non-structured playtime in a gym environment for children 5 and under. Inflatables, trampolines, and preschool-sized equipment are all available for your little one to crawl, run and jump! All attending 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 our observation area.
When: November 30, 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Where: 17361 Bell North #101 Schertz, 78154
Cost: $5 per child + tax

Holiday Extravaganza at the Guenther House
What: Come on out for fun, food, holiday shopping, a Blue Santa Toy Drive, Santa Claus and so much more!
When: November 30, 5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Where: 205 E Guenther, 78204
Cost: Free

Christkindlmarkt in New Braunfels 
What: Enjoy a German-inspired open air Christmas market with food, drinks, craft beer, Gluehwein, German music, singing and dancing while you browse vendors tables with Christmas ornaments and décor and handcrafted artisan gifts.
When: November 30, 5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Where: 1300 Church Hill Dr., New Braunfels, 78130
Cost: Free

Lighting of the Lights in Helotes
What: The city of Helotes will be hosting Lighting of the Lights! Come on out and enjoy live performances by the Helotes Area Community Band and local elementary school choirs. Santa will be on-site for photos with families.
When: November 30, 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Where: 12951 Bandera Rd., Helotes, 78023
Cost: Free

 

Saturday

Gardening for Good
What: Help plant, harvest or weed fruits and vegetables in the Food Bank Garden! Wear clothes that can get a little dirty.
When: December 1, 8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
Where: 5200 Enrique M Barrera Pkwy., 78227
Cost: Free

Breakfast with Santa at Rolling Oaks Mall
What: Come have Breakfast with Santa!! It will be festive and fun – so come. Must RSVP to [email protected]
before Wednesday, November 28th
When: December 1, 8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.
Where: 6909 N Loop 1604 East, 78247
Cost: Free

A Homemade Christmas at the Alamo
What: Explore what the holiday season would have looked like on the Texas frontier! A Homemade Christmas includes period crafts for visitors of all ages, living history demos, Christmas storytelling, and more.
When: December 1, 9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Where: 300 Alamo Plaza, 78205
Cost: Free

Free Kids Workshop at Home Depot
What: Join this hands-on workshop with your child at Home Depot. All kids get to keep their craft, receive a FREE certificate of achievement, a Workshop Apron, and a commemorative pin while supplies last. Children must be present at the store to participate in the workshop and receive the kit, apron and pin.
When: December 1, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Where: Multiple locations across San Antonio
Cost: Free

 

Sunday

Cowboy Christmas at Milberger’s Nursery
What: Milberger’s Annual Cowboy Christmas is upon us! Come out for hot chili, cool music, face painting, balloon artists, live country music with the Texas Weather Band as well as roasted corn, popcorn, hot chocolate and Milberger’s famous Christmas wassail.
When: December 2, 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Where: 3920 North Loop 1604, 78247
Cost: Free

Selma’s German Christmas Market
What: This authentic German Christmas Market features German foods, arts & crafts and more!
When: December 2, 11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Where: 8088 Old Austin Rd., Selma, 78154
Cost: Free

Free Admission to the McNay Art Museum
What: Enjoy free general admission at the McNay Art Museum, courtesy of the Dickson-Allen Foundation! If there is a special exhibition at this time, the special fee will still apply.
When: December 2, 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Where: 6000 N New Braunfels Ave., 78209
Cost: Free

Which things to do in San Antonio this week are you most excited about?
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