¿Qué Pasa San Antonio? is a weekly update on family friendly and focused events in the Greater San Antonio area, including Boerne, New Braunfels, San Marcos, Floresville, Castroville, La Vernia, and more. If you would like to add an event to the Alamo City Moms website community calendar, you may do so by clicking here.
Many events during this season will repeat, so please check out the websites for more information and specific days and times.
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 2
Celebrate Christmas in Boerne | Boerne
The annual Weihnachts Parade and Market Saturday, December 2 and 3. Two more unique weekends of fun are hosted by the Boerne Retail & Restaurant Owners Association and include A Toast to Olde Town, Friday to Sunday, December 9, 10 and 11, and Kinder Fest Friday to Sunday, December 16,17, and 18. Learn more: https://www.adickenscelebration.com/
Winter Wonderland | Palo Alto College
“Join us for the opening night of PAC’s Winter Wonderland. We will host a festival with music, food trucks, an ice skating rink, and other attractions, such as meet-and-greets with Santa and his reindeer and twinkling lights to end the night. The event is free and open to the public. Visitors will enjoy thousands of lights across various magical light displays on the Palo Alto College campus at 5:00 PM.” Learn more: https://www.alamo.edu/pac/news-events/winter-wonderland/
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 3
Holiday Hike and Ornaments | Salado Outdoor Classroom at Hardberger Park
Bring the family out for a nature hike and ornament making experience starting at 8:00 AM. Learn more: https://www.philhardbergerpark.org/calendar-events/holiday-hike-ornaments
May Your Life be Deliciosa: A Celebration of Latino Holiday Traditions for Children | Potranco Library and Zoom
Join us for an author talk from Michael Genhart featuring a reading of his award-winning picture book May Your Life Be Deliciosa. Following our author talk, we will have Chef Andrea demonstrate how to make mouth-watering tamales and sample some too!
The event will be a HYBRID program. It will be held in person at Potranco Branch Library and live-streamed on Zoom for those wishing to watch from home. To participate from home, registration is required. Register here: https://www.mysapl.org/Events-News/Events-Calendar
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SUNDAY, DECEMBER 4
Cowboy Christmas | Briscoe Western Art Museum
Join us for Cowboy Christmas! Featuring a day of family fun exploring the museum with holiday crafts and visits with Cowboy Claus onsite 11 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Families are welcome to snap pictures with Cowboy Claus, while a special 12 Days of Christmas scavenger hunt will lead you through the Briscoe’s fantastic collection. Christmas crafts, including ornament making, will give everyone a bit of the West to take home. And of course, a stroll through the museum’s McNutt Sculpture Garden is the perfect path to enjoy the River Walk and all of its holiday beauty. https://www.briscoemuseum.org/christmas/
OPEN THROUGH THE HOLIDAY SEASON
CHRISTmas Light Drive-thru | 43360 I-10 W, Boerne, TX 78006
Want to see what 2.5 Million Christmas lights look like? Seek no further as The Jones CHRISTmas Ranch is open through January 2, 6:00-10:00 PM. Learn more: https://www.thejoneschristmasranch.com/
Lightscapes | San Antonio Botanical Gardens
San Antonio Botanical Garden transforms into Lightscape at night. In its second year, the outdoor illuminated 1 mile trail shimmers and dazzles with over 1 million lights through January 8, 2023. Grab your tickets today: https://www.sabot.org/light-scape/
Zoo Lights | San Antonio Zoo
Experience the sights of the holiday season and sounds of the animals after dark- join the Zoo through January 1, 2023 for Zoo Lights, powered by CPS Energy. https://sazoo.org/zoo-lights/
The Velveteen Rabbit | Magik Theatre
Just reading the title of this play reminds me of my snuggle Velveteen Rabbit that I carried with me high and low in childhood. Relive your childhood memories of The Velveteen Rabbit and make holiday MAGIK by taking the whole family to see this play, running through December 24. For tickets: https://magik.easy-ware-ticketing.com/events
Rotary Ice Rink | Travis Park
The downtown outdoor ice rink returns, and is open through January 16, 2023! Check out http://rotaryicerink.com for special events, pricing, hours, and tickets.
Old West Christmas Light Fest | Enchanted Springs Ranch
Meet with Santa and the Mrs., enjoy bouncing around the Family Fun Zone, and explore the grounds with a scavenger hunt. Open select days through Christmas Eve. Learn more and get your tickets now: https://christmaslightfest.com/
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