Things to do in San Antonio with Kids this Weekend of January 5 Polar Bear Plunge, Hiking Through History & more!

Things to do in San Antonio with Kids this Weekend of January 5 Polar Bear Plunge, Hiking Through History & more!

Our top choices for fun things to do in San Antonio with kids this weekend of January 5, 2024, include Polar Bear Plunge: Cold for a Cause, Hiking Through History, Christmas with the Critters, Magical Park, and more!


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Things to do in San Antonio with kids this weekend of January 5, 2024 – Friday

Frostival at The DoSeum

Savor the last moments of the holiday season at the DoSeum for some 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, January 5, 2024, 10 am – 5 pm | Until January 7, 2024
Where: The DoSeum, 2800 Broadway, San Antonio, TX 78209
How much: $16


Rotary Ice Rink at Travis Park

What better thing to do this winter than ice skating? Take the kids out for a nice time of gliding and twirling on ice.

To make sure you have the time of your life, get your tickets early.

When: Friday, January 5, 2024, Various times | Until January 15, 2o24
Where: Travis Park, 301 E Travis St, San Antonio, TX 78205
How much: $7 – $15


Magical Park

Things to do in San Antonio with kids this weekend

Image credit: San Antonio Parks and Recreation Department Facebook

Enter an interactive fantasy land and be lost in the real world.

Through the Magical Park app, you have the opportunity to explore a virtual world right in your city. With the help of augmented reality, you can explore magical worlds where you can play games, find prizes, and so much more!

When: Friday, January 5, 2024, All day | Until January 21, 2024
Where: Copernicus Park, 5003 Lord Rd, San Antonio, TX 78220
How much: Free


Best Things to Do in San Antonio with Kids on Saturday, January 6, 2024

Farmers & Artisans Market

You’re going to see so much amazing stuff at this market, from yummy food to cool trinkets to stylish clothes.

Before heading to the market, you can join the free community yoga class open to all levels.

When: Saturday, January 7, 2024, 9 am – 1 pm | First & Third Saturday of the month
Where: Mission Marquee Plaza, 3100 Roosevelt Ave, San Antonio, TX 78214
How much: Free


Polar Bear Plunge: Cold for a Cause

Polar Bear Plunge: Cold for a Cause

Image credit: YMCA of Greater San Antonio Facebook

Schertz Family YMCA is calling you to participate in the Polar Bear Plunge! Jump into the freezing cold pool of Pickrell Park and wake your system up.

Plus, having this much fun with the family lets you help a great cause. Proceeds will help fund the Open Doors Scholarship at the Schertz Family YMCA.

When: Saturday, January 6, 2024, 10 am – 12 pm | Until January 7, 2024
Where: Pickrell Park, 703 Oak St, Schertz, TX 78154
How much: $20


Living History

Hop on the wagon and travel back to simpler times. You’ll get to experience the Frontier firsthand!

Living history interpreters will be there to show you what life was like back then. Handwekers will showcase various types of handwork projects like needlepoint, bobbin lace, embroidery, knitting, and crocheting.

So many fun things to do in San Antonio with kids!

When: Saturday, January 6, 2024, 10 am – 12 pm | Every first Saturday of the month
Where: Pioneer Museum, 325 W Main St, Fredericksburg, TX 78624
How much: Included with Day Pass


Best things to do in San Antonio with kids this weekend of January 5, 2023 – Sunday

Wicked

The Broadway show that took the world by storm for decades is coming to San Antonio!

Buy your tickets now and go on an adventure to the Land of Oz. See what was going on there long before Dorothy and Toto stepped foot on the Yellow Brick Road. Instead, you’ll follow the story of two young women with completely opposing looks and personalities. What starts as a rivalry turns into an unlikely friendship.

It’s your last chance to add this to your list of things to do this weekend in San Antonio.

When: Saturday, January 7, 2024, 6:30 pm
Where: Majestic Theater, 224 E Houston St, San Antonio, TX 78205
How much: Starts $54


Hiking Through History

Hiking Through History

Image credit: Pedernales Falls State Park Facebook

Family activities in San Antonio include hiking through time. Start with modern history and travel down to 300-million-year-old fossils!

The park ranger will guide you through an adventure through Pedernales Falls State Park, an area with an exciting history and riddled with extreme environmental changes.

Don’t forget to bring lots of water and wear comfy clothes.

When: Sunday, January 7, 2024, 10 am – 11 am
Where: Pedernales Falls State Park, 2585 Park Rd 6026, Johnson City, TX 78636
How Much: Included with entrance fee


Locals Day at the Briscoe

It’s a good day to be from San Antonio and Bexar County. Enjoy a day of art and culture for free!

Now, “Full STEAM Ahead” is part of Briscoe’s Locals Day! The whole family will get to learn all about the American West through hands-on workshops and activities for all ages.

When: Sunday, January 7, 2024, 10 am to 5 pm | First Sunday of each month
Where: ​​The Briscoe Western Art Museum, 210 W Market St, San Antonio, TX 78205
How much: Free for Bexar County residents, Active Military, and children 12 and younger


Guided Bird Tour

Explore the different habitats of Mitchell Lake Audubon Center as you look for 30-50 bird species. The expert guide is there to help you with the trails and identifying birds.

When: Sunday, January 7, 2024, 8 am – 11 am | Every Sunday morning (except the fifth Sunday of the month)
Where: ​​Mitchell Lake Audubon Center, 10750 Pleasanton Rd, San Antonio, TX 78221
How much: $10 for General admission; Free for members


Christmas with the Critters

Things to do in San Antonio with kids this weekend

Image credit: Animal World & Snake Farm Zoo Facebook

Today is your last chance to feel the Christmas spirit. And you can spend it with some fun creatures!

There will be tons of festive animal enrichment opportunities, holiday-themed animal shows, tasty bites, and so many more festivities!

The animal-loving staff is incredibly excited to show off the animal residents through fun enrichment activities– from mountain lions using Christmas trees as scratching posts to primates digging into Monkey Mochas.

When: Sunday, January 7, 2024, 10 am – 6 pm
Where: Animal World & Snake Farm Zoo, 5640 I-35, New Braunfels, TX 78132
How Much: $15.99 – $19.99


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