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Hey San Antonio!

We’ve got an action packed week for you! Whether you’re in the Holiday Spirit or need a little break from it, we’ve got it all. From super fun Axe Throwing with the family, to setting your 2022 intentions with a Full Moon Hike. Let’s not forget about the delicious Bentley’s Tamale & Menudo Festival.

Interested in what else is going on this weekend? Keep scrolling, because a new week means TONS of awesome things to do in San Antonio for everyone to enjoy!

Reminder: Due to COVID-19, we understand there’s not a lot going on in our city. But don’t worry, there is still plenty of Stuff to Do in San Antonio This Weekend that can be done while social distancing. Be sure to double-check for any updates at events and venues before making plans to head out.

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Entertainment in the Countdown City

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A Very Electric Christmas

Are you looking for a unique and exciting way to experience the Holiday Season? If you answered yes, you might want to make your way to the Freeman Coliseum. There you’ll get to enjoy A Very Electric Christmas! It’s a combination of dance, music, lights, technology, and so much more! You don’t want to miss out on the holiday, neon drawings come to life!

Event Details
🗓 Dec 19 | 4:00pm–6:00pm
📍 Freeman Coliseum
🎟 Starting at $23

Go Spurs Go!

We’re making our way to the AT&T Center to support the San Antonio Spurs! Here’s to hoping the “young team” can secure that W against the Charlotte Hornets. It’ll be the only home game this week, so let’s make sure we show out and show our #PorVida spirit!

Pro Tip: Make sure to arrive early to grab your snacks and cold beer. The lines to get into the arena are really long, you don’t want to miss tip-off.

Our friends at StubHub always have some of the best prices, especially if you’re looking for last-minute tickets.

Can’t make the game? You can always catch the action-packed games on TV, on the WEB by streaming, or on the RADIO! 

Event Details
🗓 Dec 15 | 7:30pm–9:30pm
📍 AT&T Center
🎟 Starting at $6

Spice up your Friday and Sunday evening by catching the away games at these San Antonio Sports Bars. Grab some beers, wings, and cheer on your favorite Spurs players!

Events in San Antonio This Weekend

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Bentley's Tamale & Menudo Festival

Tis’ the season for yummy food! We love tamales! Plus, a big bowl of menudo sounds pretty satisfying too. Throw in some drinks to the mixture and we’ve got a party! That’s why we’re headed to Bentley’s Tamale & Menudo Festival. 

There will be multiple vendors showcasing unique recipes of both tamales and menudo. Trust us, you’ll want to purchase all the different types to get a bite of everything! There will also be live music from 3-10pm. BTW this event will be family-friendly, so bring the kids along too.

In case you’re looking to try even MORE tamales in San Antonio!

Event Details
🗓 Dec 18 | 3:00pm–10:00pm
📍 Bentley’s Beer Garden
🎟 FREE

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Holiday Bricktacular

Thinking of fun ways to keep the kids entertained during the day? Holiday Bricktacular is here to help and is happening at Legoland Discovery Center. There will be loads of holiday, kid-friendly activities you and the kids don’t want to miss out on. Like making LEGO ornaments and other creative workshops. You’ll definitely want to take photos with the LEGO Santa and X-mas tree too! Plus, don’t forget about the other fun attractions like the LEGO 4D Cinema and Kingdom Quest! Make it a fun-filled day and get a combo ticket to SEA LIFE, which is right next door!

In case you’re looking for other kid-friendly activities in San Antonio!

Event Details
🗓 Dec 17 | 11:00am–5:00pm
📍 Legoland Discovery Center
🎟 Starting at $24.89

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Full Moon Hike

Too much Holiday Season fun got you feeling stressed? Want to get a headstart on the “New Year, New Me” goals? Enjoy a beautiful, educational, and guided Full Moon Hike at the Government Canyon State Natural Area. Observe and breathe in the fresh air. 

This event is $6 per person and you will need to pay in exact change upon arrival. You don’t want to miss out on the Full Moon opportunity to bring your 2022 manifestations to life!

Here are MORE hiking trails in and around San Antonio to enjoy.

Event Details
🗓 Dec 18 | 5:30pm–7:30pm
📍 Government Canyon State Natural Area
🎟 $6

Let Kiki and Sam help plan the rest of your weekend!

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Have you been to the SUPER FUN Axe Master Throwing in San Antonio yet? If you haven’t been able to visit, add it to your “to-do” list! Especially if you have extra time on your hands due to the Holiday vacations. Enjoy the digital, up and coming targets and fun scenarios that are the “Top Golf” of Axe Throwing! Play a round of tic tac toe or attempt to smash the zombies! Plus, at the moment it’s BYOB! Bring some wine or beers and make it a party!

Feeling like you need a moment to distress? How about Donation Yoga and Drinks on Friday night? Plus, kids are welcomed under adult supervison! Just in case you don’t have a babysitter.

Another kid-friendly opportunity! Holiday Market Days: Sip + Shop is happening on Saturday at the amazing StreetFare SA! Do some local shopping, local eating, and let the kids enjoy the fun playgrounds.

Kiki's Pick

Holiday Market Days: Sip + Shop

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Event Details
🗓 Dec 18 | 12:00pm–5:00pm
📍 StreetFare SA
🎟 FREE

Sam's Pick

Donation Yoga and Drinks

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Event Details
🗓 Dec 17 | 6:30pm–9:00pm
📍 Ranger Creek Brewing & Distilling
🎟 $5-10 is a suggested donation

Are you looking for MORE Holiday Season Stuff to Do in San Antonio?

Download your FREE Holiday Lights Maps! All you need to do is enter your first name, add an email, and you’ll have TWO Magical Maps. One is for Holiday Lights Drive-Thru and the other will be a Holiday Lights Walk-Thru. Keep them on your phone or print them out to plan your fun adventures! 🎄🌟 

Up for a Drive? Other Magical Lights in Texas! 🤩

Join Our Facebook Group

UNATION San Antonio has finally launched a Facebook Group! It’s going to be an awesome way to interact with one another and become friends. We’ll all be able to share tips, photos, cool finds, and soooo much more about our lovely city San Antonio. See you there! 🥳

Sunday-Funday

There are always things to do in San Antonio! Say goodbye to your Sunday Scaries by enjoying some live music from Easton Corbin. You’ll want to drink, dance, and sing the night away! Here’s to hoping we get to hear some of our favorites like All Over the Road and Baby Be My Love Song. You could also Sunday-Funday and make your way to Luther’s Cafe. All we want for X-Mas is Mariah Carey’s Christmas Drag Brunch with $14.99 mimosa sets! There will be a 2:15pm and 3:15pm performance, Yassss Queen! See you there!

Easton Corbin

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Event Details
🗓 Dec 19 | 9:00pm–11:59pm
📍 Thirsty Horse Dance Hall & Saloon
🎟 Starting at $35

Bloody Mary Bar Sunday’s

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Event Details
🗓 Dec 19 | 2:00pm–8:00pm
📍 Stout House
🍴 Happy Hour Menu

Healing Arts Festival & Market at The Rim

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Event Details
🗓 Dec 19 | 11:00am–5:00pm
📍Hilton Garden Inn San Antonio : Rim
🎟 FREE

Mariah Carey’s Christmas Drag Brunch

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Event Details
🗓 Dec 19 | 11:00am–4:00pm
📍 Luther’s Cafe
🎟 FREE

Before You Go...

We know not everyone is ready to be out and about just yet, and we encourage you to do what is best for yourself and your family during this time.  

If you’re looking for more events and things to do in San Antonio check out the UNATION website or the UNATION app!  There is something there for everyone!  If you want to follow the Stuff to Do in San Antonio gals’ adventures be sure to follow us on InstagramTikTok, and Facebook!

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Samantha Sanchez

Samantha Sanchez

Samantha is a UNATION team member and author of the Stuff to Do City Guide. For more insight on the best events and things to do near you, subscribe for updates and follow be sure to follow us on social!

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