Things to do in San Antonio with kids this Weekend of December 15 The Polar Express Experience, Holiday in the Garden & more!

Things to do in San Antonio with kids this Weekend of December 15 The Polar Express Experience, Holiday in the Garden & more!

Our top choices for fun things to do in San Antonio with kids this weekend of December 15, 2023, include Polar Express Night Ride, SEA Life San Antonio – Sea of Lights, Holiday Lights at Elf Acres, Old West Christmas Light Fest, and more!


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Things to do in San Antonio with kids this weekend of December 15, 2023 – Friday

Holidays on Houston Street Market

You have the chance to experience a European holiday without having to leave the city! Experience a Christkindl-style market when you step onto Houston Street.

There, you’ll find carefully curated curated artisan crafts, delectable treats, candles, and clothing by local artists. More than that, carolers will delight you with sweet Christmas tunes. Also, take plenty of festive photos and enjoy the holiday lights as you explore the magical downtown San Antonio.

When: Friday, December 15, 2023, 5 pm | Until December 17, 2023
Where: Houston Street, San Antonio, TX
How much: Free


Old West Christmas Light Fest

Old West Christmas Light Fest

Image credit: Christmas Light Fest Facebook

Celebrate the holidays in cowboy style! Let it be filled with dazzling lights, delicious food, and family fun under the star sky.

What can you do at the Old West Christmas Light Fest? Stroll through an Old West Town and see the lights, make and eat s’mores by campfires, laser tag in the lights, ride mechanical bulls, join the scavenger hunt, go through the light maze, check out the indoor shopping marketplace, show some love at the petting zoo, and a lot more incredible stuff!

When: Friday, December 15, 2023, 5 pm – 10 pm | Until December 24, 2023
Where: Enchanted Springs Ranch, 242 TX-46 unit a, Boerne, TX 78006
How much: Starts at $20


Frostival at The DoSeum

Go to the DoSeum for a season of holi-play fun!

The Frostival is days filled with jolly fun, letting you explore your favorite exhibits alongside new additions.

There are going to be special events on certain days, like sock skating, Pumpkin Palooza Family Workshops, holiday camps, the Winter Wonderfest, and so much more.

When: Friday, December 15, 2023, 10 am – 5 pm | Until January 7, 2024
Where: The DoSeum, 2800 Broadway, San Antonio, TX 78209
How much: $16


Lights Alive!

Lights Alive is finally here! And it should on your list of family activities in San Antonio. Load up the car and bring everyone to this mile-long drive-thru of lights, displays, and music– a festive heaven!

And at the end of the tunnel, play around the Winter Wonderland! There are so many exciting things to do there, like escape rooms, axe throwing, games, light toys, concessions, and photos with Santa!

When: Friday, December 15, 2023, 6 pm | Until December 31, 2023
Where: Lights Alive! Drive Thru Christmas Lights, 5931 Roft Rd, San Antonio, TX 78253
How much: $36.95 – $42.95 per vehicle


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SEA Life San Antonio – Sea of Lights

Things to do in San Antonio with kids this weekend

Image credit: SEA LIFE Aquarium San Antonio Facebook

Dive into some epic holiday fun!

The SEA LIFE Aquarium will be decked out in festive gear. There’s going to be stellar light displays, special appearances, and so much more! Meet and greet Santa Sharky and explore the many photo ops.

When: Saturday, December 16, 2023, Various times | Until January 1, 2023
Where: SEA LIFE Aquarium, 849 E Commerce St Suite 600, San Antonio, TX 78205
How much: Included with admission


Pictures with Santa and The Dinosaurs

It’s your last chance to experience the wonder of meeting Santa at the epicness of being surrounded by prehistoric beings.

Take photos with Jolly St. Nick in the Naylor Family Dinosaur Gallery and get the best of both magical worlds.

When: Saturday, December 16, 2023, 10 am – 12 pm | Every Saturday until December 16, 2023
Where: Witte Museum, 3801 Broadway, San Antonio, TX 78209
How much: Included in admission


Christmas Fest + Meet & Greet with Princesses

Toyota Field is playing host to a massive holiday celebration!

Indulge in holiday-themed food and drinks, write letters to Santa, get your face painted, get fun gifts from balloon artists, and meet and greet some Christmas characters– those are just some of the activities you can expect today!

Of course, Santa Claus will be there to snap some photos with you (for $10 per picture).

Today, there’s going to be a special activity: meeting princesses!

When: Saturday, December 16, 2023, 5:30 pm
Where: Toyota Field, 5106 David Edwards Dr, San Antonio, TX 78233
How much: $10 – $60


Polar Express Night Ride

Things to do in San Antonio with kids this weekend

Image credit: Landa Park Train Facebook

Come out and go around in style! Hop aboard for the annual lighted night ride at Landa Park.

You’ll experience riding a lit-up train, meet Santa, have yummy bites, and watch The Polar Express!

When: Saturday, December 16, 2023, 6:30 pm
Where: Landa Park, 164 Landa Park Dr, New Braunfels, TX 78130
How much: $5


Storytime Stampede

Every month, families can enjoy Western fun and stories.

Storytime Stampede features 30-minute programs designed for kids 18 months to five years old. Moreover, it will include stories told and acted out. The books will be read out loud and there will be movement activities, songs, and art.

When: Sunday, December 16, 2023, 10:30 am | Every third Saturday of the month
Where:The Briscoe Western Art Museum, 210 W Market St, San Antonio, TX 78205
How much: Free for kids 12 and younger; Adults with kids get half-off general admission


Best things to do in San Antonio with kids this weekend of December 15, 2023 – Sunday

Holiday Lights at Elf Acres

Holiday Lights at Elf Acres

Image credit: Elf Acres Facebook

Experience an incredible feeling at this drive-thru event at Elf Acres! Wind your way through one mile of Christmas lights and animated displays. Feel free to sing along to the best Christmas songs!

Then, play around at Santa’s Village, a walkable area with a synchronized light show happening on three mega trees. You can also take photos with Santa, fill up on delectable treats, and shop for some cool gifts and toys!

When: Sunday, December 17, 2023, 6 pm – 10 pm | Until January 7, 2024
Where:
Elf Acres, 1475 Grosenbacher Rd, San Antonio, TX 78245
How much: $31.95 – $36.95


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