Things to do in San Antonio this weekend of December 2 | Cowboy Christmas

Things to do in San Antonio this weekend of December 2 | Cowboy Christmas | Image Credit: Briscoe Museum

Our top picks for Things to do in San Antonio this weekend of December 2 include Cowboy Christmas, Holiday Market at Mission Marquee Plaza, Christmas Bazaar, Blessing of the Animals, and more!

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THINGS TO DO THIS WEEKEND IN SAN ANTONIO 

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Image 1: Pogo Pass to 35 Things to Do in Austin, San Antonio and Waco

The Standard South Central Texas Pogo Pass (San Antonio/Austin/Waco) provides admissions to 35 different entertainment venues in the San Antonio, Austin, and Waco area.

Perfect for families, the Pogo Pass gives both adult and child pass-holders 50+ visits to some of the best things to do that San Antonio, Austin, and Waco have to offer. The Pogo Pass nearly pays for itself with a visit to one or two venues alone!!!

Pass Features the following Attractions in San Antonio

  • One visit to the San Antonio Zoo
  • One visit to the Witte Museum
  • One visit to the Buckhorn Museum
  • One visit to Wonder World Park
  • One visit to the San Antonio Aquarium
  • One visit to Rush Fun Park
  • Six tickets to the University of Texas – San Antonio athletic events (multiple sports)
  • Two visits to Pump It Up
  • Two visits to Monster Mini Golf & Laser Tag for a round of Mini Golf

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Things to do in San Antonio this Weekend of December 2, 2022 – Friday

Seaworld’s Christmas Celebration

The holiday festivities are bigger than ever this year at SeaWorld San Antonio’s Christmas Celebration. This year the park is dressed up in millions of twinkling lights, the largest Christmas light displays in Texas from November 10, 2022 – January 2, 2023! Make your way through the park to see 250 acres of sparkling Christmas lights.

When: Friday to Sunday, December 2 to December 4, 2022, 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm | Runs until January 2, 2022
Where: 10500 SeaWorld Dr, San Antonio, TX 78251


Ballet San Antonio: The Nutcracker

Things to do in San Antonio this weekend of December 2 | Ballet San Antonio: The Nutcracker

Image Credit: Tobin Center for the Performing Arts

The Nutcracker, originally commissioned by Ballet San Antonio and choreographed by Easton and Haley Smith, is a holiday tradition that must not be missed. A lovely Christmas custom for the people of San Antonio and their families is Ballet San Antonio’s The Nutcracker, which stars a cast of over 100 young actors and community leaders as Mother Ginger. Originally commissioned by Ballet San Antonio for Ballet San Antonio, Haley and Easton Smith’s The Nutcracker had its world premiere on November 23, 2018, at the Tobin Center for the Performing Arts.

When: Friday, December 2, 2022, 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Where: 100 Auditorium Cir, San Antonio, TX 78205, United States
How much: Starts at $57


Zoo Lights | San Antonio Zoo

Enjoy miles of spectacular lights, festive Christmas snacks, and drinks for adults and children, as well as larger-than-life displays and photo opportunities along miles of pathways around the zoo! You’ll even get the chance to meet Santa!

When: Friday to Sunday, December 2-4, 2022, 11:00 am – 9:00 pm | Runs until January 1, 2023
Where: San Antonio Zoo, 3903 N. St. Mary’s St., San Antonio, TX 78212
How much: Zoo Lights is included with Standard Admission and is FREE for Members


Santa’s Ranch Drive-Through

Explore Santa’s Ranch and enjoy one of the best Christmas Displays in the region. Enjoy kettle corn, hot cocoa, and other holiday snacks as you drive through winding country roads and spectacular Christmas lights and structures! Bring your friends and family along!

Please note that the Trailers, Buses, Limos, or RVs are not allowed.

When: Friday to Sunday, December 2-4, 2022, 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm | Runs until January 1, 2023
Where: 9561 I-35 North, New Braunfels, Tx 78130
How much: $35 per vehicle

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Deal Alert – Haunted Ghost Bus Tour of San Antonio

See the haunted side of San Antonio on this ghost-themed bus tour. Your guide, a sinister fellow who proclaims to be in tune with the afterlife, leads you on a chilling exploration of the city’s famed haunted sites including the Menger Hotel, the old Red Light District, the former Bexar County Jail, a historic cemetery, and more. 

Get more information and book your Haunted Bus Tour of San Antonio TODAY!!!


Things to do in San Antonio on Saturday, December 3, 2022

Christmas Bazaar

La Vernia UMC’s “United Women of Faith” invite you to attend our annual Christmas Bazaar, featuring local crafts, artisans, and treats just in time for the holiday season! Bring your friends for a day of fun shopping and supporting local!

When: Saturday, December 3, 2022, 9 am to 3 pm
Where: La Vernia UMC, 210 Bluebonnet Rd., La Vernia, TX 78121 United States
How Much: Free


Holiday Market at Mission Marquee Plaza

things to do in San Antonio this weekend of December 2 | Mission Marquee Plaza

Image Credit: Mission Marquee Plaza

More than 30 local artisans and sellers will sell handcrafted and specialized items for the holidays at the festive holiday marketplace that will take up Mission Marquee Plaza. At 9 a.m., a community Zumba class will be offered for FREE to kick off the market. 200 native decorative trees in 5-gallon containers will be distributed by the San Antonio Parks and Recreation Department from 10 am until supplies last.

When: Saturday, December 3, 2022, 9 am to 8 pm
Where: 3100 Roosevelt Ave, San Antonio, TX 78214, United States
How Much: Free to attend


Blessing of the Animals

This event is an annual celebration at Historic Market Square as families are encouraged to bring over their pets to participate in a non-denominational blessing. There will also be an animal meet & greet with Once in a Wild from 11:00am to 2:00pm

When: Saturday, December 3, 2022 | Blessing proper: 11 am to 12 pm | Meet & Greet event: 11 am to 2 pm
Where: 514 W Commerce St, San Antonio, TX 78207, United States
How Much: Free to attend


Family Outdoors: Holiday Hike & Ornaments

Family Outdoors: Holiday Hike & Ornaments

Image Credit: Phil Hardberger Park Conservancy

Join Education Coordinator, Mr. David, for a breezy morning nature walk to the Land Bridge and back! The group will congregate at the Salado Outdoor Classroom structure before beginning the hike. Along the way, you will stop at some areas to observe any wildlife and plants, then return to the classroom to create some take-home nature decorations.

Dress warmly, put on a pair of comfy shoes, and carry a drink to stay hydrated!

When: Saturday, December 3, 2022 | Walk starts at 8 am | Ornament making starts at 10 am
Where: 100 Auditorium Cir, San Antonio, TX 78205, United States
How Much: Free


SAVE ON ADMISSION TO  SEA WORLD SAN ANTONIO

Image 5: Up to 18% Off Admission to SeaWorld San Antonio

What: One Single-Day Ticket to SeaWorld San Antonio: Valid Through 01/03/2023. Attractions include roller coasters, up-close sea life interactions, and world-class shows at one of San Antonio’s largest amusement parks.

Where: Sea World San Antonio – 10500 Sea World Dr, San Antonio, TX 78251

How Much: Up to 18% discount on admission at Sea World and Aquatica, San Antonio


Things to do in San Antonio this Weekend of December 2, 2022 – Sunday

Cowboy Christmas

Cowboy Christmas

Image Credit: Briscoe Museum

You’re invited to this Cowboy Christmas event where you enjoy a family-friendly day of museum exploration, seasonal crafts, and visits with Cowboy Claus. Families are encouraged to take pictures with Cowboy Claus while exploring the incredible Briscoe collection as part of a special 12 Days of Christmas scavenger hunt.

When: Sunday, December 4, 2022, | 10 am – 1:30 pm
Where: Briscoe Western Art Museum, 210 W. Market St., San Antonio, TX 78205 United States
How Much: Free


Locals Day December

Locals Day December

Image Credit: Briscoe Museum

The Briscoe Western Art Museum is happy to welcome all residents of San Antonio and Bexar County to come and experience the culture and art of the West. Our neighbors can enjoy a free day of art and culture on the first Sunday of each month.

When: Sunday, December 4, 2022
Where: Briscoe Western Art Museum, 210 W. Market St., San Antonio, TX 78205 United States
How Much: Free to attend; Registration required

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DEAL ALERT – GET 20% DISCOUNT ON ADMISSION AT NATURAL BRIDGE CAVERNS

Image 6: Up to 20% Off Cavern Discovery Tour at Natural Bridge Caverns

Customers can embark on a discovery tour of underground caverns featuring ancient formations such as stalagmites and stalactites. 

Obtain more information and book your 20% discount on admission to the Natural Bridge Caverns! 


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