Unwrapped all your gifts, gulped down the eggnog and now feeling sad that Christmas day is over? Fret not because there are still a number of fun events and activities happening in San Antonio to keep your holiday spirits up. Enjoy a safe day outdoors by stepping out and attending some entertaining events planned especially for Christmas day that will keep the celebration going.
Check out below some of the things to do on Christmas day in San Antonio where you can have a fun time with friends and family!
What to Do on Christmas Day in San Antonio
Take your pets outdoors on Christmas day to this pawsome farmer’s market where you can get exclusive dog-friendly discounts with a special Paw Pass! Christmas is a time for family but when there’s too much family drama, isn’t it better to just slip away and spend a peaceful time outdoors with your furry friend? At this family market, you can shop, eat and buy some fun gifts for your pets!
Where: 11745 West Interstate 10, San Antonio, TX 78230
There’s movies, live entertainment, food and lights at the park that will add an extra oomph to your Christmas day! Head on over to the park after opening your presents and hop on some of the fun rides, enjoy the sounds of sleigh bells and pick up some souvenir mugs. The light show at the park is a great holiday attraction along with some of the entertainment shows that promise nothing but fun!
Where: 17000 W I-10, San Antonio, TX 78257
For those on a health kick, usher in Christmas by attending a yoga session where you can refresh the mind and body and rejuvenate your spirits. And keep your holiday mojo on because you have the option of heading over to Liberty for a tasty brunch after the yoga class! Don’t forget to carry a yoga mat for the session.
Where: 1115 South Alamo Street, San Antonio, TX 78210
For an always updated list of events and activities in the San Antonio area for Christmas Day and beyond, bookmark our Things to do in San Antonio section.
Where to Go see Christmas Lights in San Antonio
Enjoy a drive thru a nearly mile-long light show filled with a dazzling display of Christmas lights that are completely computer-controlled and synced to music. This is touted to be the first of its kind exhibit in all of Texas and promises an immersive experience of the sparkling lights that will enchant not just the kids, but adults too! Grab your friends and family and head on to Lights Alive on Christmas day, because this light show is a can’t miss!
Where: 5931 Roft Rd, San Antonio, TX 78253
How much: Tickets start at $35
All through San Antonio and its neighboring areas, Christmas means lighting up thousands of lights to invoke the holiday spirit. Elf Acres is one such space that features 15 acres of drive-thru area decorated with shining lights and glittering displays! You can click pictures with Santa Claus, eat funnel cakes and keep up the Christmas cheer as you gaze at the shimmering lights.
Where: 1475 Grosenbacher Rd., San Antonio, TX 78245
How much: Tickets start at $30
Want to know more about other Christmas light shows in San Antonio? Check out our list of best 2021 holiday lights in San Antonio.
And if you want to go a little further away, also take a look at 2021 Christmas Lights in Boerne.
Christmas Day Activities in San Antonio
Put a bit of adventure into your Christmas and participate in a scavenger hunt that will take you on a three-hour long tour throughout the city. You will be guided on the hunt with smart phones so get a team together, solve clues, compete in challenges and find your prizes hidden among well-known and overlooked gems of the city!
Where: Emily Morgan Hotel | 705 E. Houston St, San Antonio, TX 78205
How much: $44 per team
There’s something for everyone on a San Antonio Christmas day and for those who want to stay in but have fun, this virtual game night is a great place to be. Participate in charades, a round of Pictionary or a trivia contest in an event that combines crazy-fun games with embedded video chat software making for nothing but an amazing experience.
Strap on your skating shoes and glide on the ice rink for a perfect evening with friends and family on Christmas day. Ice skating is a classic holiday activity and with the kids in tow, it can actually become a lovely activity to make beautiful memories. Head over to Travis Park any time on the holiday and get skating!
Where: 301 East Travis Street, San Antonio, TX 78205
How much: $14
Places to Eat on Christmas Day in San Antonio
If you want to avoid the hassle of cooking lunch and stacking up dirty dishes on Christmas day, step outdoors for a hearty meal at Morton’s and gorge on some of its signature foods including filet mignon and the cajun ribeye. There’s a special Christmas-themed menu as well, but be sure to call ahead and reserve a table because this popular place can get crowded!
Where: 300 E Crockett St, San Antonio, TX 78205
Boudro’s brings forward regional heritage with a bit of a spin through its mix of Texas and southwestern flavors. If you’re craving good seafood and some zingy drinks on your holiday, this is the perfect place to head to! Try the house-smoked shrimp and Gulf crab enchiladas which come highly recommended. Bring friends and family for a delicious meal that will take your Christmas celebration a notch higher.
Where: 421 E Commerce St, San Antonio, TX 78205
To find more restaurants open on the holiday, check out our Verified list of Restaurants Open On Christmas Day 2021 in San Antonio
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And don’t forget to check out our full guide to holiday events in San Antonio.