Santa Claus is Coming to San Antonio! 2023 Edition

If your family enjoys a visit with Santa Claus during the holiday season, now is the time to check your list twice and see where you can find the Jolly Ol’ Man in 2023! Did we miss a location? Leave the information about your go-to St. Nick in the comments below!


Quarry Market Santa | 255 E. Basse Rd.
Open daily, November 24–December 24 with Santa Paws event happening November 16-18.
Click here to learn more

Ingram Park Mall | 6301 NW Loop 410
Open daily, November 17–December 24
Features pet and sensory-friendly opportunities.

Where is Santa? North Star Mall | 7400 San Pedro Ave.
Open daily, November 10–December 24

Where is Santa? Rolling Oaks Mall | 6909 N Loop 1604 E
Open daily, November 24–December 24

Where is Santa? Shops at La Cantera | 15900 La Cantera Pkwy.
Open daily, November 24–December 24

Visit Santa at South Park Mall | 2310 SW Military Drive
Open daily, November 24- December 24
Pet visits are also available.

Santa’s Wonderland at Bass Pro Shops | 17907 IH-10 West, 78257
Open daily, now–December 24
Experience the magic of Christmas at Santa’s Wonderland at your local Bass Pro Shops and Cabela’s!

San Antonio Zoo | 3903 N St Mary’s St.
Santa arrives November 24
Check out the Zoo Lights powered by CPS Energy, and join Santa for a meet and greet. Slots with Santa can be booked here.


Briscoe’s Cowboy Christmas | 210 W. Market Street | 210.299.4499
December 3 from 10:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m.
Unwrap Western fun and meet Cowboy Claus at the Briscoe Western Art Museum’s annual Cowboy Christmas! This year’s Cowboy Christmas falls on the museum’s monthly ‘Locals Day when the Briscoe greets locals with free general admission. Cowboy Christmas is otherwise FREE, making the Briscoe the perfect way to enjoy holiday fun and make memories with your family. Check out the schedule for the day here.

Lights Alive! Park-N-Play Winter Wonderland | 5931 Roft Rd (Alamo Ranch Area)
Santa Photos nightly from November 17 – December 31
Lights Alive has created mesmerizing light displays that will instantly put you in the holiday spirit and leave you awestruck. After the drive, you can park and continue the fun in the Winter Wonderland where you can visit Santa and enjoy other fun holiday activities.

Old West Christmas Light Fest at Enchanted Springs Ranch | 242 State Hwy 46 W; Boerne, Texas 78006 | 830.249.8222
Open November 24th – November 26th, December 1st – December 3rd, December 8th – December 10th, and December 15th – December 23rd
Get your tickets here!

Santa’s Railroad Wonderland at the Texas Transportation Museum | 11731 Wetmore Rd. | 210.490.3554
December 2, 3, 9, 10, 16, & 17 from 5:30–9:00 p.m.
Adults $12; Kids (4–12) $10; Kids (Under 4) Free Each—Free Parking!
Santa’s Railroad Wonderland is an extravaganza of Christmas joy including train rides. We decorate every area of our museum, from the historic depot, the trains, the garden railroad, our 4 other scale model railroad layouts, and everything else in between. Grab some hot chocolate and take a stroll. Santa will be making visits from the North Pole and will be available for photos. We are predicting snow this year as well!

A Wonderland Christmas at Morgan’s Wonderland | 5223 David Edwards Dr. | 210.495.5888
Closed for the 2023 season

Holiday in the Park at Six Flags Fiesta Texas | 17000 IH-10 West | 210.697.5050
Select days November 18–December 31

SeaWorld’s Christmas Celebration | 10500 SeaWorld Dr. | 210.523.3000
Select days November 9–January 2
Ticket pricing starts at $49.99.

Christmas at the Caverns | 26495 Natural Bridge Caverns Rd. | 210.651.6101
Open DECEMBER 2,3, 9, 10, and 15th through 23rd, plus 26th through 30th!
Check their website for ticket levels and discounts!

Pictures with Santa and the Dinosaurs | 3801 Broadway
Saturday, November 25 from 10 a.m. – Noon, December 2 from 10 a.m. – Noon, December 9 from 3 – 5 p.m., and Saturday, December 16 from 10 a.m. – Noon
Your family’s visit with Santa is included with Museum Admission. Please bring your own camera to take photos.

Want to experience the 2023 sights and sounds of the season? Find out about San Antonio’s fall and winter activities here and where to find holiday lights in SA here.

Born and raised South Texan who has explored living in other states but there is no place like home. She loves being in the "room where it happens" and carries many different titles: mama to a bubbling boy and girly girl, wife to an associate pastor, communications consultant, and a variety of mis pronunciations of her name {Honest- Asia}. Mostly found with a large unsweet tea or iced Americano in hand at The Pearl, Yanaguana at the Hemisfair, side lines of games in Floresville, or exploring the trails of the San Antonio river.