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Let the spirit of the season move you to plan a trip to San Antonio. Holiday season visitors experience the city at its finest, adorned with twinkling lights and jam packed with family-friendly food, shopping, and cultural events. Our local attractions mean serious business this magical time of year, and serious fun. Book your next holiday getaway today and come see what we mean.



SeaWorld San Antonio’s Christmas Celebration is all about making spirits brighter than ever this holiday season with the largest lighting display in the state of Texas. For 35 select days – Nov. 17 through Jan. 6 – SeaWorld transforms into a wintery, watery wonderland with over 9 million sparkling lights, festive shows and more!

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Discover the culture, art, music and tastes of city that make it the best winter experience. While there, take advantage of the Marriott Portfolio of brands across the city, on the River Walk and in the Hill Country that will make your trip one to remember.

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Eilan Hotel & Spa, nestled in the foothills of the Texas Hill Country, is a perfect destination for holiday shopping, celebrating or rejuvenating. It offers easy accessibility to the most exclusive shopping, dining, golfing, and entertainment in San Antonio. A complimentary shuttle is available to various attractions within the area.


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Stay in the center of the holiday excitement at the only hotel located directly on the River Walk and overlooking the Alamo. Enjoy colorful views of the holiday décor through our gorgeous atrium lobby and via floor-to-ceiling windows from our upgraded River View guestrooms.


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Celebrate the sights and sounds of Christmas alongside the natural beauty of Natural Bridge Caverns. Venture underground for Caroling in the Caverns, take photos with Spelunker Claus, roast s’mores around the campfire and take a tractor-pulled hayride through the Texas Hill Country with music and lights along the way.



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Unforgettable Holiday Events 

San Antonio is known for being a festive city, and the holidays are certainly no exception. Celebrate the season with exciting events, caroling, tamale making and football. Experience the festivities during the Ford Holiday River Parade, Sea World’s Christmas Celebration, Six Flags Fiesta Texas Holiday in the Park, Zoo Lights!, the 25th Anniversary Valero Alamo Bowl and more! 


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San Antonio Holiday Traditions

You can find holiday traditions nearly anywhere you go, but in San Antonio, we add a little more flavor to the season. For generations, the unique San Antonio tradition of tamale making has captivated people of all ages. Create your own, unique holiday trip when you experience you own tamale making at La Tamalada at the Witte Museum, and La Gran Tamalada at Market Square.  



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Holiday Shopping

Here in San Antonio, you’ll find something for everyone, from upscale boutiques to shopping malls, to outdoor markets. Enjoy a trip to our upscale outlet malls, and do all of your holiday shopping at post-holiday prices. Continue your Holiday Shopping for family and friends with traditional and contemporary pieces by local, regional and national artists during Hecho a Mano.

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