things to do in san antonio this weekend

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



Discount Movie Tickets to Regal Cinemas

The weekends are a great time to go see a movie! Right now, you can get Regal Cinema ePremiere tickets for only $9.50. That’s some serious savings compared to the expensive theater prices on weekends. Get cheap movie tickets here.

San Antonio Zoo
The San Antonio Zoo has over 3,000 animals from the world over, and it’s one of the top spots for families to have fun in the Alamo City. Get tickets online for only $12.99.

San Antonio Aquarium
The San Antonio Aquarium has tons of fun stuff for the whole family, including interactive exhibits, fish feeding, touch tanks, and a whole lot more. Tickets start at only $8.61!

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



New Braunfels Lighting and Santa’s Arrival 
What: Come out for the arrival of Santa Claus beneath the twinkling lights in historic downtown New Braunfels.
When: November 16, 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Where: 550 Landa, New Braunfels, 78130
Cost: Free

Movie Night at Guadalupe Plaza
Bring the family for a movie night! This outdoor event features Black Panther, snacks, and pre-movie entertainment this fall at Plaza Guadalupe. Lawn chairs and blankets are welcome. Parking is available onsite.
November 16, 7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Where: 1327 Guadalupe St., 78207
Cost: Free

Shakespeare in the Park
The Magik Theatre presents Shakespeare on the River – an event celebrating family-friendly Shakespeare.
November 16, 7:30 p.m.
418 Villita St., 78205



Discover Wildlife at Martin Luther Park
What: The San Antonio Natural Areas and their partners present an Urban Wildlife Festival! Meet owls, hawks, tortoises, opossums, skunks, insects, and more at this free festival celebrating all things WILD. Learn about animal adaptations from Texas licensed rehabilitators and enjoy fun hands-on activities for kids and families of all ages.
When: November 17, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Where: 3505 Martin Luther King Dr., 78220
Cost: Free

Santa Spectacular Parade at Rolling Oaks Mall
Rolling Oaks Mall is welcoming Santa in style with a parade, celebration and more! The parade will start at 10 a.m. at the Main Entrance and the Wagner High School Drum Line will lead Santa around the center. After the parade, there will be special performances at Center Court along with holiday-themed activities.
November 17, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
6909 N Loop 1604 East, 78247

Weekend Big Blue Blocks at Yanaguana Garden
What: Big Blue Blocks on the great lawn is the perfect outing for your little ones! Big Blue Blocks allows for creativity and use of fine motor skills besides being tons of fun.
When: November 17, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Where: 434 S. Alamo St., 78205
Cost: Free

Light the Way Holiday Festival at UIW
What: Come to the University of the Incarnate Word’s annual holiday festival, Light the Way, sponsored by H-E-B! There will be:
• Over a dozen trucks in the Food Truck Yard (sponsored by SA Food Truck Association)
• A Kids’ Corner where you can take selfies with Santa, decorate a cookie with Bird Bakery, ride the kiddie train, take part in activities brought to us by our friends at The DoSeum and Fun4Alamo Kids and more!
• 40+ vendors in the Holiday Shoppe to give you the opportunity to start your Christmas shopping
• Live performances and musical entertainment
• And so much more!
When: November 17, 3:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
Where: 4301 Broadway, 78209
Cost: Free



Garden Work Day at Little Patch Garden
What: Help clean up an urban community garden in downtown San Antonio.
When: November 18, 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Where: 405 N Main Ave., 78205
Cost: Free

Picture Your World in Confluence Park
What: Picture Your World weekend workshops teach photographic composition and technique through hands-on demonstration, and constructive critique. Participants may bring their own digital camera or we will provide one for you.
When: November 18, 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Where: 310 W Mitchell St., 78204
Cost: $20 per person

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