things to do in san antonio this weekend

In a city as expansive as San Antonio, it’s easy to find free or inexpensive activities for the whole family to enjoy. This weekend’s events include holiday activities, movies and so much more. You can always count on us for great ideas!


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San Antonio Zoo Lights
San Antonio Zoo Lights is a great place to check out Christmas lights, and you’re running out of time to experience it. Groupon is running a 25% off deal now for a limited time!

Six Flags Holiday in the Park
This holiday extravaganza at Six Flags Fiesta Texas is one of a kind. There’s a variety of exciting interactive activities that perfectly capture the holiday spirit. Open select days, so check their hours for details. Right now, Groupon has tickets for about 40% off!

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



Preschool Story Time at Universal City Public Library
What: Bring the kids out for a fun mix of stories, songs, and crafts designed to help children ages 3-5 experience the joy of books and stories.
When: December 28, 10:30 a.m.
Where: 100 Northview Drive, Universal City, 78148
Cost: Free



Coot Scoot Run for Kids at Mitchell Lake Audubon Center
What: Head out to the 2nd Annual Coot Scoot Kid’s Run. The day will start with Coot-oriented activities and Coot Calisthenics, then move to the start line for the run at 9:30 a.m. All ages are welcome on this 1 mile trail run on improved trails. Finisher medals and refreshments provided. Registration required.
When: December 29, 9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
Where: 10750 Pleasanton Rd., 78221
Cost: $3 – $5

Story Time at Twig Book Shop
What: Miss Anastasia will be reading a story at The Twig and then there will be a delightful craft. All ages welcome.
When: December 29, 10:30 a.m.
Where: 306 Pearl Parkway, 78215
Cost: Free

Dream Tomorrow Today at The DoSeum
Kids and families are invited to leave the past behind as they slide through time and transported to a better tomorrow—one that they create themselves with Dream Tomorrow Today. As they travel through the exhibit, kids will be designing future cities, shaping community values, role-playing future careers and so much more.
December 29, 11:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
2800 Broadway St., 78209
Free with general zoo admission.

Story Time at Barnes and Noble
What: Join local Barnes & Noble stores for fun, free events including story time.
When: December 29, 11:00 a.m.
Where: Multiple locations across San Antonio
Cost: Free

“San Antonio | The Saga” at Main Plaza
What: This free video art installation, created by Xavier De Richemont, plays three times a night, weather permitting, on Tuesdays, Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays on the facade of San Fernando Cathedral.
When: December 29, 9:00 p.m. – 10:30 p.m.
Where: 115 N. Main Ave.,78205
Cost: Free



Family Art Play at the McNay Art Museum
What: On the last Sunday of the month, the McNay offers a program for families that involves looking carefully at works of art and investigating a studio or performance component afterwards. This programming is family friendly and great for kids. McNay members can reserve space by calling 210.805.1768 by noon the Friday before. Nonmembers may pick up the remaining passes the day of the activity.
When: December 30, 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Where: 6000 N New Braunfels Ave., 78209
Cost: Free with museum admission

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