1. Roll Around Town on a Segway
Have you ever wanted to try your hand at riding a Segway? Many may not realize that San Antonio has its very own Segway tour service! SegCity provides a variety of different Segway tours suited towards what you hope to see, or experience. In fact, the holiday season is the perfect time to explore the world of Segway because SegCity offers a holiday specific lights tour through the streets of San Antonio. Not only that, but most tour guides will allow for a little extra time to test the limits of your Segway skills in open areas. Explore the Alamo, King William District, and Downtown area in style with SegCity!
When: 6pm with advanced booking.
Where: SegCity, 124 Losoya Street, San Antonio, TX 78205
2. Check Out Cheap Trick at the Majestic
What better way to give thanks than to celebrate years past? Cheap Trick makes their way to San Antonio this weekend to play their classic hits and more! Iconic for their single “I Want You to Want Me”, Cheap Trick has been producing hits for nearly four decades. The band is known for putting on a great live show, and has put on upwards of 5,000 performances around the world. Given their experience and plethora of hits, there’s no doubt the show this weekend is one you won’t want to miss!
When: Friday at 8pm.
Where: The Majestic, 224 E Houston St, San Antonio, TX 78205
3. Celebrate with The San Antonio Choral Society
Handel’s Messiah is easily one of the best-known pieces of choral music in history. Featuring the iconic Hallelujah chorus and based on the retelling of the Biblical New Testament, the set is one all must experience together at some point in their lifetime. Just in time for the holiday season the San Antonio Choral Society presents Handel’s Messiah at the Empire Theater. The performance will be both enjoyable and interactive, as the chorus encourages the crowd to sing along at various points throughout the show. The show is sure to be awe-inspiring for both the young and old
When: Saturday at 7pm.
Where: Empire Theatre, 224 E Houston St, San Antonio, TX 78205
4. Run The Great Turkey Challenge
Want to beat the carbs this year? The Great Turkey Challenge will help you meet your goal. The San Antonio version of the infamous Thanksgiving morning trot, The Great Turkey challenge provides opportunities for all skill levels. The race is a 5k is a run/walk, has a portion where dogs are welcome, and even provides chip timing for those serious racers in the family. If that’s not enough, the race was established with the goal of fighting hunger in the San Antonio community. Start Thanksgiving off on the right track this year with The Great Turkey Challenge!
When: Thursday at 6:30am.
Where: Commander’s House, 622 S Flores, San Antonio, TX 78204
5. Be Amazed by Magic at the Magik
Years ago, magic shows and tricks were a showman’s staple. From circuses, to street magic, to one-man stage shows, magic captivated the mind. In the era of modern technology and graphics it seems most have become skeptics of the magician, but it’s never too late to be amazed! This weekend The Magic of Christmas comes to life at The Magik Theatre for a one of a kind Christmas themed magic show. Bring the kids for what is sure to be a family friendly evening of illusion and slight of hand!
When: Saturday from 7pm to 8pm.
Where: Magik Theatre, 420 S Alamo St, San Antonio, TX 78205
6. Don’t Miss the 34th Annual Holiday River Parade
We may have mentioned the 34th Annual Ford Holiday River Parade in our Holiday Edition of “Ten Things”, but frankly it’s an event worthy of reminder. The San Antonio Riverwalk plays host to the unveiling of millions of twinkling lights, illuminated for the first time of the season with a river parade to boot. On Friday thousands will gather to watch 28 lavishly decorated floats donning celebrities, musical acts and festive-costumed participants wind down the river. A San Antonio tradition, the Holiday River Parade is truly a can’t-miss event.
When: Friday, November 27 at 7 p.m.
Where: The San Antonio Riverwalk/ Arneson Theater
7. Return to Neverland with Peter Pan
It seems everyone grew up hearing, reading, or watching the story of Peter Pan. The boy who never grows up truly verges generational gaps. From Tinker Belle to Captain Hook everyone has a favorite character, and a favorite spinoff story. This weekend Pan returns for a showing at the Woodlawn Theatre. The theatre is one of two theatres in San Antonio designed by famed architect John Eberson, the other being the majestic. Originally opened in 1946 a s a movie house, the theatre now serves as home to its own community based theatre company. Both Peter Pan and the historic surroundings are sure to please all who attend.
When: Friday and Saturday at 7:30pm, Sunday at 3pm.
Where: Woodlawn Theatre, 1920 Fredericksburg Road, San Antonio, TX 78201
8. Get in the Holiday Spirit at a Local Theme Park
Around the holidays it may be easy to forget about two of the most festive attractions in the San Antonio area. While both Sea World and Six Flags Fiesta Texas maintain a festive spirit year-round, they are especially enjoyable during the holidays. Fiesta Texas covers the entire park in lights, ornaments, and other festive decorations for its annual season of “Holiday in the Park”, which also features a variety of festive shows. Just a few miles further down IH-10 Sea World presents “SeaWorld’s Christmas Celebration”. That event also includes themed shows, decorations, and a variety of opportunities to celebrate throughout the park. No matter your choice, a day at either park is a day well spent!
When: Six Flags opens Friday and Saturday from 2pm to 10pm, and Sunday from
2pm to 9pm. Sea World opens all weekend from 3pm to 9pm.
Where: Six Flags Fiesta Texas, 17000 IH-10 West, San Antonio, TX 78257
Sea World San Antonio, 10500 Sea World Dr, San Antonio, TX 78251
9. Experience Alejandro Fernandez at the AT&T Center
The iconic face and voice of Vicente Fernandez is hard to forget. A cultural icon, “The King of Ranchera Music” appeared in nearly 40 films while recording nearly 50 albums. What many may not realize is his son has carried on his tradition in the music industry. One of the most recognized voices in Mexican music, Alejandro Fernandez (“The Colt”) brings his World Tour to the Freeman Coliseum this weekend. The show is sure to be a treat combining talent with showmanship, and providing the opportunity to see a show sold-out in many Latin American locations.
When: Friday at 7pm.
Where: Freeman Coliseum, 3201 E Houston St, San Antonio, TX 78219
10. Shop the Holiday Market with Santa at Trader’s Village
It wouldn’t be a holiday weekend without a new holiday market to attend and shop for gifts. This weekend Trader’s Village welcomes shoppers to attend and browse “Holiday Market with Santa”. The village will play host to the special visitor beloved by children everywhere. That’s right, Santa himself will make an appearance to take pictures with young visitors. In fact, Santa will be collecting donations in exchange for a picture with him. The donations will go to support Court Appointed Special Advocates. Come finish out your Christmas list while supporting a great cause!
When: Saturday from 12:30pm to 4:30pm.
Where: 933 SW Loop 410, San Antonio, TX 78242