things to do in san antonio this weekend

Christmas is next week, can you believe it?! With all the holiday decorations and events, there’s still plenty to do. Look no further for the best free and cheap things to do in San Antonio this week! Our guide includes events across the city for every day of the week!


Daily Fun

San Antonio Zoo Lights
Zoo Lights is one of the most popular places to see Christmas lights in San Antonio during the holidays. Every night through the end of the month, the Zoo turns into a dazzling winter wonderland beaming with two million lights and gorgeous displays. Groupon is running a 25% off deal now for a limited time!

six flags holiday in the park

Six Flags Holiday in the Park
Take the family to Six Flags Fiesta Texas for this holiday event. There are all sorts of fun activities going on that capture the holiday spirit. Open select days, so check their calendar. Right now, Groupon has tickets for about 40% off!


Read on for a list of free and cheap events in San Antonio this weekend:


Story Time at The Twig Book Shop
What: Come listen to Miss Anastasia at The Twig for a seriously fun story time and a delightful craft. You’ll get a real kick out of her highly entertaining storytelling. All ages welcome.
When: December 21, 10:30 a.m.
Where: 306 Pearl Parkway, 78215
Cost: Free

Maker Workshop at The DoSeum
Located in Innovation Station, Maker Workshops are drop-in programs for children 6-11 years old. The Workshop can fit 16 students. 
December 21, 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Where: 2800 Broadway, 78209
Cost: Free with Museum Admission

Mission Polar Express at Harvey E Najim Family YMCA
What: Bring your family to celebrate this holiday season with an appearance from Santa, a movie, and a cookie & hot cocoa bar. Dress in warm clothes and bring a blanket for comfy watching.
When: December 21, 5:00 p.m.
Where: 3122 Roosevelt, 78214
Cost: Free

Movie Night at Watershed Church
What: Watershed Church is hosting a Christmas movie night and invites you to come see “How the Grinch Stole Christmas.” While you are there, enjoy some fresh tamales, a cup of hot chocolate, popcorn, and cookies. The movie will be shown in the main auditorium.
When: December 21, 6:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Where: 9315 Broadway, 78217
Cost: Free

Movie in the Park at Raymond Rimkus
What: Head out to Raymond Rimkus Park for movie night which begins at dusk! Bring lawn chairs and blankets. Concessions will be sold on-site.
– Local food trucks on-site
– No alcohol, styrofoam or glass allowed
– Smoking prohibited
– Pets on leash welcome
– Personal food allowed
When: December 21, 7:30 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Where: 6440 Evers Rd., Leon Valley, 78238
Cost: Free


Christmas Party at Smile Kings Dental and Orthodontics 
What: Come out and celebrate with Santa and enjoy a fun-filled day with Santa! There will be 10,000 pounds of snow!! Plenty of vendors raffling off door prizes and plenty of kid-friendly activities.
When: December 22, 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Where: 210 S Zarzamora St., 78228
Cost: Free

Michael’s Kids Club 
What: They craft, you shop! Kids 3 and up can enjoy a quick project. Sign up in store or online, or just drop in. Parent or guardian must remain on premises during the event.
When: December 22, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Where: Multuple locations across San Antonio
Cost: $2 per project for ages 3+ | $5 per project for ages 6+

Pictures with Santa at The Purple Chair
Santa is coming to The Purple Chair! Bring your lists and cameras. This event is open to all ages.
December 22, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
2302 Gruene Lake Dr., New Braunfels, 78130

Pictures and Story Time with Santa at Credit Done Right
What: Join Credit Done Right and their sponsors for this free event. Santa will be singing a Christmas song with the guests, reading a short story, taking pictures, and even answering questions from the kids! There will be snacks and refreshments for everyone.
When: December 22, 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Where: 205 S. Main St., Cibolo, 78108
Cost: Free

Pictures with Santa at Universal Toyota
What: Bring the kids to this family-friendly event! Take pictures (printed on-site) with Santa Claus for you to take home!
When: December 22, 12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Where: 12102 N Interstate 35, 78233
Cost: Free


Christmas Concert at Santikos Casa Blanca
What: You’re invited to celebrate Christmas at Casa Blanca with Christmas Carols, Santa, Candle Lighting, Kids Choir, Hot Chocolate and so much more!
When: December 23, 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Where: 11210 Alamo Ranch Pkwy., 78253
Cost: Free

Free Admission at the San Antonio Museum of Art
What: Enjoy free general admission to the San Antonio Museum of Art. If there is a special exhibition at this time, the special exhibition fee will still apply to adults.
When: December 23, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Where: 200 West Jones Avenue, 78215
Cost: Free

Any other things to do in San Antonio this weekend that you’re excited about? Let us know by commenting below.