Christmas in San Antonio
- SWATHI RAMASWAMY
- UPDATED Sep 21, 2018
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If you are looking for a new holiday destination, then San Diego is definitely your option. San Antonio in Texas has several places that go big during the holiday season showering their houses and other prominent landmarks with thousands of glittering lights that add cheer to the surroundings as well. They conduct various shows and festivals that you can attend with your family. They have a vast variety of historical landmarks of prime importance within the city which allows you to submerge in the rich culture and heritage. You simply cannot take your eyes off the streets and houses which are very elegantly decorated. The array of restaurants and shopping locations gives you ample opportunity to indulge in their crafts and local cuisine. Experience the beauty of Christmas in San Antonio this Christmas season.
1. Visit the Sea World
Sea World in San Antonio hosts the largest display of lights in all of Texas. They have more than eight million dazzling lights that illuminate the entire area and bring the location to life. Take a tour of Sea World by foot to 15 different lands, each of which has its own unique holiday twist. They also have a Christmas Tree Light Show which illuminates a 27-foot tall tree right in front of the Nautilus Amphitheater. Kids and adults groove to the holiday music being played as they greet Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer and his friends. You can check the website for information regarding the ticket prices as it varies from activity to activity and also depends on the age group. It is advised to pre-book your tickets to avoid the long queues.
2. Visit the Morgan’s Wonderland Christmas
Morgan’s Wonderland has activities that enhance family bonding and are fun-filled at the same time too. The entire area is decorated with Christmas lights that bring the place to life. There is ample amount of activities to entertain your kids and keep them happy. They have the petting zoo and the ice skating rink which will fill your evening with fun and frolic. You can also take pictures with Santa as he makes his appearance during the holiday entertainment. The admission fare is $11 to $17 depending on the age group and the activities.
3. Attend the Christmas Light Fest at the Don Strange Ranch
Hop into your car with your family and drive through the ranch to enjoy the fabulous display of lights and colourful decoration, all while seated comfortably in your car. The light show displays more than two million dazzling lights, tunnels decorated with holiday lights, and other holiday decorations displayed along a two-mile path. Pay a visit to Santa in his village which is filled with holiday spirit. Go shopping and buy the most creative products to give away as Christmas presents. The admission price is $27 per vehicle.
4. Take the River Walk
The most famous event of San Antonio is the River Walk along the San Antonio River. The lights stay on from dusk to dawn every day starting right after Thanksgiving till 2nd January. The illuminated water caused by the reflection of thousands of lights is just what your family needs to experience the Christmas cheer. The lights blanket the cypress trees and light up the entire place giving a festive scene. The public can access the spectacular lights for free as it is a gift from the San Antonio River Walk Association to the city of San Antonio.
5. Go to the Elf Acres
This is a drive-through light show that is spread across 15 acres of land. Sit in the comfort of your car and enjoy the beauty of thousands of lights as they bring the surroundings to life. The admission charge per vehicle is $25.
6. Watch the amazing Zoo Lights
The San Antonio Zoo is decorated with a vast range of lights and offers activities that will be enjoyed by the kids and adults. It is a perfect spot for family outings and has provisions for ice skating and camel rides. The Zoo Lights display is included in the admission fee, but there may be extra costs for other activities such as rides and skating. The admission fee depends on the age group and the number of activities you want to perform.
7. Visit the Son’s Island
Son’s Island is in the middle of Lake Placid and has a tropical trail of lights on display. It has an amazing display of Christmas lights and sound. The magical Christmas tour of this Island is sure to get your family in a festive mood. They have marshmallow roasting, live entertainment, carolers singing the carols and pictures with Santa and his sleigh. The admission fee is $25 - $35 per car.
So, with a vast range of activities and events to attend during the Christmas holidays there could hardly be any better option for you than celebrating your Christmas and have a merry time in San Antonio.