Where to go in the San Antonio area to see the best holiday light displays.
SAN ANTONIO — Thre is nothing more beautiful than the lights decorating our town at Christmas. Who doesn’t love going to see the glittering holiday displays?
The related video above was originally published November 24.
San Antonio has quite a few places you and your family can enjoy the festive holiday season, and for some, you don’t even have to get out of your car!
Some are free and some will cost you a little, but all will delight you.
Take an after hours walk at the beautiful Alamo grounds, decorated with festive lights throughout that illuminate the gardens, and of course, see the Christmas tree in Alamo Plaza.
Majestic trees wrapped with breathtaking lights, as well as the Alamo gardens featuring the larger-than-life light-decorated figures of Alamo Defenders and a few other surprises!
On November 25, December 10, and December 17, this special after-hours experience will also include live performances, presentation from local artists, and holiday food and drinks.
Get your tickets CLICK HERE
A Wonderland Christmas
Morgan’s Wonderland transforms into a winter wonderland with holiday shows, Christmas light displays, pictures with Santa, and more! Guests can enjoy hot cocoa and warm cookies as they explore the park and enjoy their favorite rides and attractions.
Take pictures with Santa, see theor gorgeous Christmas tree, visit the exotic petting zoo, enjoy holiday performances, drink hot cocoa and eat cookies plus more!
Visit their website for more information and to get tickets CLICK HERE
Elf Acres Christmas lights drive thru park
Get ready to experience the magic of the holiday season as you wind your way thru their one mile trail of Christmas lights and animated displays and sing along to your favorite Christmas music on Elf Acres radio station! Then come play at Santa’s Village, a walkable area where you can see a synchronized light show on three mega trees, take a photo with Santa, delight in our delectable treats and shop cool light up toys and gifts. It’s the perfect family tradition!
Get your tickets right HERE
Holiday in the Park at Six Flags
The park is transformed into a winter wonderland with millions of colorful twinkling lights throughout, magical musical shows, and special appearances by Santa.
The season’s most popular show, Majesty of Christmas, is a holiday spectacular that delivers an exciting live reenactment of the Nativity including breathtaking vocal performances by Mary and Joseph, a manger surrounded by live animals and angels throughout.
The night comes to life at the tree lighting ceremony in Rockville, with lights, snow and holiday music.
Enjoy a ride on the Holiday Express Train through Fiesta Texas and view heartwarming and whimsical Yuletide scenes designed to captivate your entire family. Also you can sing along and take photos with the Singing Saps, an animated caroling Christmas Tree Family as they perform such favorites as “Rudolph,” “White Christmas,” “Frosty the Snowman,” and “All I Want for Christmas Is You.
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Holiday Lights on the River Walk
The famous holiday lights on the River Walk will remain on from dusk to dawn nightly through January 9, 2023.
It’s a spectacular display of over 100,000 lights (2,250 strings of light) draped over the towering bald cypress trees that line the River Walk downtown and just north of downtown in the Pearl District.
The best part… it’s FREE! The River Walk is a public park and is open every day of the year, 24 hours a day.
Lights Alive! is a 100% computer-controlled, musically synchronized, drive-thru light show experience. The nearly mile-long attraction is the first of its kind in Texas and proudly showcases innovative new lighting technologies that are sure to dazzle and captivate viewers of all ages.
The intensive and immersive experience is family-friendly and synchronized to a one-of-a-kind soundtrack with modern high-energy, up-beat, non-traditional remixes as well as popular Christmas classics.
Natural Bridge Caverns
Hear your favorite carols echo through Texas’ largest underground cavern. As the sun sets behind their 30-foot Christmas tree, take a stroll through the 1/3 mile trail of lights. Take your Santa photos, then round up his reindeer in the 5,000 square foot outdoor maze and listen to story time with Mrs. Claus. Don’t forget to roast s’mores, enjoy live music, and shop for your holiday gifts!
Visit their website for tickets CLICK HERE
Old West Christmas Light Fest at Enchanted Springs Ranch
Travel back in time and enjoy a glimpse of Christmas inside an authentic western town with more than 40 buildings brought to life. Enjoy the rustic Old West town and beautiful scenery, which is the perfect backdrop for memory-making holiday fun!
Bring your friends and family and enjoy one of the best holiday light exhibits in the state! You’ll take a drive through over a mile of winding country roads in New Braunfels, while taking in the beautiful lights, animated Christmas displays, and enjoying homemade hot cocoa, kettle corn, and snacks.
SeaWorld Christmas Celebration
This wintry wonderland features Christmas shows, festive foods, Santa Claus, the largest Christmas light display in Texas and so much more!
You’ll be greeted with millions of twinkling lights blanketing the park, then meet Santa and friends as you sip hot chocolate and sing along with Christmas carolers. ‘Tis the season to create family memories, only found at SeaWorld’s Christmas Celebration.
Get your tickets by CLICKING HERE
Windcrest Light Up
The annual Windcrest Light Up is a decades-old tradition where residents decorate their homes with elaborate displays of holiday lights. A contest is held to pick the most beautifully decorated homes in various judging categories.
You are invited to drive along neighborhood streets to view the brightly-lit displays. You can even nominate addresses for the ‘Peoples Choice Award.’ Light-Up is made possible through volunteers from Windcrest Women’s Club and the City of Windcrest.
Zoo Lights Powered by CPS Energy!
Experience acres of dazzling lights, festive holiday snacks, and drinks for adults and kids, plus larger-than-life displays and photo-ops across miles of trails! Zoo Lights will run from November 19 through January 1, 2023.
Stroll through acres of twinkling wildlife trails with exciting surprises along the way! Sleigh through the 124-foot light tunnel, explore an outdoor museum of illuminated animal portraits, carol through the park on the holiday sing-a-long express, dance at the Lakeside Light Show, meet and ride a camel, and even hang out with Santa plus much much more!
Get your tickets CLICK HERE
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