Despite the warm weather, San Antonio always has lots of fun and festive activities and things to do in the winter.
If you’re looking for things to do in San Antonio in Winter 2018-2019, check out our list of some of the best holiday activities and attractions.
Save on Winter Attraction Admission
Regular admission to a number of these attractions are available on the San Antonio Explorer Pass.
Choose as you go from 20 top attractions and save up to 40% on combined admission vs paying at the gate.
Please note, some of these special Winter events may be separately ticketed and not available on the Explorer Pass.
Holiday in the Park at Six Flags Fiesta Texas
Where: Six Flags Fiesta Texas
When: November 17, 2018 through January 6, 2019
You’ll get to meet Santa, go on classic thrill rides, stroll through millions of twinkling lights, and more at Holiday in the Park. Stroll through San Antonio Mingle, where you can meet seasonal characters, marvel at a giant Christmas Tree, and see the city transformed into a magical holiday landscape. You can even walk through real snow in the Winter Wonderland.
NEW for 2018: snap photos at the Magic of the Season Ornament, a giant tree ornament lit up with spectacular lights and The Heart of the Holidays, a festive musical showing at the Rockville High Theater.
Getting in: Six Flags Fiesta Texas tickets are an included Premium Attraction option on the San Antonio Explorer Pass.
Christmas Celebration at SeaWorld San Antonio
Where: SeaWorld San Antonio
When: Select dates: November 17, 2018 – January 6, 2019
Head to SeaWorld to see the largest Christmas light display in Texas – back and bigger than ever with over 9 million twinkling lights spread out over 250 acres.
You’ll have lots of chances to take photos with special selfie spots throughout the park, each with a unique holiday twist.
You can also meet Rudolph and other characters from Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, a great opportunity for kids.
Stay for the Sesame Christmas Parade to see all your kids’ favorite characters from their favorite show.
Getting in: SeaWorld San Antonio tickets are an included Premium Attraction option on the San Antonio Explorer Pass, however, some holiday events are ticketed separately.
Zoo Lights at the San Antonio Zoo
Where: San Antonio Zoo
When: November 17- December 31, 2018; 12:00 – 9:00 pm.
Head to the San Antonio Zoo for a family-friendly holiday celebration and stroll under the festive lights, sip hot cocoa, roast s’mores, and more.
Kids will get to meet with Santa and tell him everything on their wish list or take a turn cutting the ice on the new rink or even riding a camel.
There are tons of sights to see, games to play, and festive snacks to keep you entertained and in the holiday spirit.
Old West Christmas Light Fest
Where: Don Strange Ranch
When: Thursdays-Sundays through December 16th and every night December 20-29th, 2018; 6:00pm-10:00pm
Experience the holidays in Old Western style at Don Strange Ranch for Texas-sized sparkle and wonder. Come to the Christmas Light Fest for a fun drive-through lighting experience. Wander through more than two million twinkling lights, across sparkling holiday displays along a two mile path.
Then, spend some time in Santa’s Village, a quaint barn filled with rustic decor and holiday activities. “Experience the magic of a true Texas Christmas,” and see everything that makes the holidays in San Antonio just so special.
Getting In: Christmas Light Fest is separately ticketed and is not included on the Explorer Pass.
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So there you have it. Our list of a few things to do in San Antonio in the winter, including holiday events, other seasonal activities in December, January, and more.
Remember, some of these options are available on the San Anotnio Explorer Pass, where you can save up to 40% on combined admission vs paying at the gate.
Please note, the winter events taking place at some of these attractions may be separately ticketed and not included with the Explorer Pass.