Fun Things To Do In San Antonio This Winter 
Winter is coming, but that doesn’t mean that it’s time to pull the shades and stay inside until spring. We know that sitting on the couch under a blanket, watching your favorite Netflix shows, is a great way to pass the time when the weather gets a little colder, but San Antonio offers quite a few amazing things to do and places to visit during the winter months.
Unlike a lot of areas of the United States, San Antonio typically averages around 65 degrees for the winter months, so nobody should be using the temperature as an excuse to stay indoors. Winter is actually the best time to get out and explore the city without having to worry about sweating through your clothes or being super uncomfortable and hot while walking around.
Take advantage of the cooler weather and check out some of these wonderful places in and around San Antonio during the holidays and winter.
Winter in San Antonio 2022
Holiday in the Park – Six Flags Fiesta Texas
Six Flags always comes up on our lists of things to do around San Antonio because they offer such a wide variety of events and celebrations – not to mention roller coasters and other thrill rides. For the winter, Six Flags Fiesta Texas transforms into a winter wonderland full of incredible light displays, holiday themed treats and food, a variety of different holiday attraction and shows, and of course the Holiday Express train.
If amusement parks are your thing, then Six Flags Fiesta Texas is a great place to visit and experience their Holiday in the Park event. This event starts on November 19th and runs through December 23rd.
Ice Skating at Rotary Ice Rink at Travis Park
When you think of winter you think of snow, cold, and ice, and what better place to celebrate all of those things than at the Rotary Ice Rink at Travis Park.
Starting November 18th and running through January 16th, enjoy incredible outdoor ice skating in downtown San Antonio. Skate amongst the buildings and lights of the city, while listening to holiday music and holding hands with your favorite person.
Space in the ice rink is limited so skaters will be allowed to enter every 30 minutes and time reservations are required, so be sure to plan ahead!
Reindeer Dash 5K & Rudolph Kids Dash
Looking to get a little exercise in this winter? The Reindeer Dash 5k and Rudolph Kids Dash takes you through the Leon Valley Greenway Trails and is a great event for the whole family.
Even if you’re not that big into running races, this race is a great introduction. Bring the kids and explore the trails. There will be holiday music, Santa sightings, as well as various vendor booths to check out.
The race is on December 17th and requires you to register online ahead of time.
Holiday Light Displays
Throughout San Antonio you’ll find a variety of creative and impressive holiday light displays. The River Walk lights will transform the area starting on November 25th through January 9th and are one of our favorite displays in the entire city.
The San Antonio Zoo will also have their famous Zoo Lights even happening from November 18th through January 1st. This display lights up the entire zoo with holiday lights including a 124-foot light tunnel. Experience the San Antonio Zoo like you’ve never seen it before.
Lightscape at the San Antonio Botanical Garden is back for its second year and if you missed it last year, you’re not going to want to miss it this year.
This event runs from November 11th through January 8th and transforms the Botanical Gardens into an incredible light up display that rivals the best in the city. Stroll along the 1-mile path and enjoy holiday music, food and beverage, and of course the incredible light shows scattered throughout.
Natural Bridge Caverns – Lights, Carols, Santa & S’Mores
The Natural Bridge Caverns does Christmas right! Explore Texas’ largest underground caverns while enjoying your favorite holiday carols. You can also experience their 30-foot tall Christmas tree and over 1/3 mile trail of lights. Santa and his reindeer will be on hand to take photos with, while Mrs. Claus will be telling stories as you enjoy s’mores, live music and more.
The Natural Bridge Caverns are always an amazing sight to see when visiting San Antonio, but they really come alive for the holidays.
Bike The Mission Reach Trail
The Mission Reach Trail includes approximately 15 miles of bike-friendly paths throughout San Antonio. This bike-trail allows you to explore San Antonio’s historic missions which include the famous Alamo. You’ll also get to experience Mission Concepcion, Mission San Jose, Mission San Juan Capistrano, and Mission Espada. The Mission Reach Trail is a perfect activity for the winter when the sun isn’t as hot. It can be tough to ride during the San Antonio summer heat, but the mild winter temperatures provide the perfect climate for the 15 mile bike adventure through the incredible missions of San Antonio. All five missions are actually recognized together as a UNESCO World Heritage site.
So jump on that bike and experience some of the incredible history of San Antonio this winter.
Caroling on the River Walk
If you’re talking about San Antonio it’s hard to not to talk about the River Walk. The San Antonio River Walk is an incredible stretch of river running through the city, flanked on either side by shops, restaurants, and more. Throughout the year it’s a great place to walk and enjoy, but during the winter it lights up with holiday cheer.
Through all of December you can sing and celebrate the holidays with your friends and family on a boat ride through the river. If you don’t want to rent a boat, caroling and singing is encouraged from the banks for the river as you enjoy the lights from the boats and businesses along the River Walk. If you’ve never experienced winter along the San Antonio River Walk, we highly suggest taking a trip down.
Lighted Holiday Parade & Sip N Stroll – Seguin
On Thursday December 1st in Seguin, Texas (about 45 minutes outside of San Antonio) you’ll get to experience one of the best lighted holiday parades in Texas. This parade features over 70 different floats and parade vehicles completely covered in lights to celebrate the holidays.
Follow the parade as it makes its way from Austin and College down Austin Street to Central Park. Once the parade reaches its conclusion, the mayor will turn on the lights in downtown Seguin while Santa Claus is available for photos.
The following day from 6pm to 9pm you’ll be able to stroll through the downtown area and enjoy beverages from dozens of different vendors. You’ll also get to experience live entertainment from the Seguin High School Star Steppers and a variety of food vendors.
This is a great way to kick off the winter season and jump right into the holidays!
Take Advantage of San Antonio Winters
With the cooler weather moving in and the holiday season approaching, now is the time to head outside and take advantage of all that San Antonio has to offer without having to deal with the heat.
Winters in other cities can force many people inside due to the cold, but San Antonio provides a perfect backdrop for making some incredible winter memories.
Happy Holidays from all of us here at the Limmer Hair Transplant Center. Enjoy this time with your family and friends and get out there and enjoy this incredible winter season.