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Welcome, December! We’re ready and prepared for whatever this Holiday Season brings. Below is our San Antonio Local Love List | December 2021 Edition. Here you’ll find spots to shop for Holiday presents. Learn about cool event Must-Haves. Relax from the hustle and bustle the holiday brings with some yummy eats, and sooo much more!

We hope that some of our December favorites make it onto your “experience it” list! Supporting local is just ONE of our fave things about living in San Antonio. Can you think of a business that should be featured on future blogs? Let us know via Instagram and TikTok.

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

“Too much of anything is bad, but too much good whiskey is barely enough.” – Mark Twain

If you don’t know, now you know. Maverick Whiskey is the MUST HAVE item for the Holiday Season. It’s perfect if you’re looking for a “manly” gift option. It’s perfect if you’re looking to spice up your bar cart. It’s perfect if you’re wanting some local booze for the Holiday parties.

Maverick Whiskey isn’t just something to enjoy and drink. They also offer a great food and bar menu and awesome Tours and Tastings. Our favorite part is that it is blocks away from The Alamo. Enjoy a delicious meal, a fun whiskey flight, and take in the downtown scenery. Perfect for those date nights.

BTW: In case you’re looking for free things to do in Downtown San Antonio after your visit to Maverick Whiskey. Or check out these other awesome Boozy Flights in San Antonio if you’re 21+.

Fun Fact: Maverick Whiskey proudly stands in what was the original family property. To learn more fun history about Maverick Whiskey, click here.

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📍Maverick Whiskey

It’s no secret, the kids are out for Holiday vacations very soon. Unsure about how you’ll keep them entertained? Pay a visit to Jefferson Bodega! It’s a place where you can find unique and exotic snacks from all over the world! 

The possibilities are endless. Try Oreos flavors from Korea or Pringles from London. The kids will become #cultured in a fun way. It’s perfect if you make a trip out of it and get to pick out the snacks together. 

Check out these other kid-friendly activities in San Antonio.

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📍Jefferson Bodega

Tired of holiday shopping yet? Need a break from cooking? Make your way to Pete’s Chicken Shack! Enjoy the delicious yet original chicken tenders or sandwiches in 6 different flavors. We’re personally all about the Southern (in mild) and Animal Fries.

BTW: You can also order Party Packs if you decide to eat out with the whole gang. Or in case you want to stay comfy at home with Holiday movies, Pete’s Chicken Shack is now available on DoorDash!

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If you’re looking for THE perfect Holiday outfit accessory, then Puff Puff Poms is your way to go. Not only will you be shining bright, but you’ll also be the star of the show! Everyone will want to know about your beautiful ear and arm decorations.

The best part about Puff Puff Poms is that you can customize your already unique pieces. So they’ll definitely be one of a kind! The earrings and bracelets are perfect for gift giving and they make great stocking stuffers!

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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! 🎄🌟 

Find yourself needing a break? Want to escape for just a moment this Holiday Season? “You’ll never want to be anywhere but Elsewhere.” It’s the perfect blend of a fun, yet tropical oasis. You need to experience yourself.

There are fun games like Jenga and jumbo Connect Four for the whole family to enjoy. Stay up to date on all the awesome events happening at Elsewhere. The DRINKS are crazy delicious. After a long day of shopping, spiked hot chocolate is a must! Plus, don’t get us started on the delicious FOOD menu.

Bonus Tip: Elsewhere is THE most pet-friendly patio in the city! Goats, llamas, pigs, ducks, birds, snakes, chickens, cats, and dogs have all made an appearance! Kids are welcome too. Check out our dog-friendly and kid-friendly blog to keep the fun going.

BRB! We’re on our way to enjoy our favorite, the Mushroom Melt, and a White Claw Margarita.

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📍 Elsewhere

Are you on a budget this Holiday Season? Are you buying gifts for everyone BUT yourself? Hurry to Tightwad Thrift! They have awesome secondhand clothing items that are waiting for a new home! Create bomb outfits at a reasonable price. The best part is that you’ll be able to splurge a little and still look fantastic for all those parties and photos.

In case you’re looking for other local shopping spots in San Antonio.

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📍Tightwad Thrift

The saying goes, “a picture is worth a thousand words.” Let Digital Pro Lab help you communicate this Holiday Season. If you’re unsure about what to gift, make it something memorable. A present that’ll last for years to come. A special memory you share with the gift receiver or one you want them to remember. 

Have your memories printed onto personalized mugs for your favorite coffee drinker. Create unique spiral notebooks for your favorite note-taker. Or have one-of-a-kind ornaments made to display your favorite faces on your bright tree!

Digital Pro Lab also offers:

  • Film Services
  • Video Services
  • Passport Services
  • Photo Restoration 


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No, the Holiday Season doesn’t always have to be stressful. It’s also a great time to have fun and spend time with people you care about. Popcorn Piccadilly is perfect for that spectacular Holiday event. It’s also just as tasty in the comfort of your own home.

Pay a visit and get ready to indulge this Holiday Season. You deserve it! Grab some beef jerky, fresh fudge, and yummy candy too. Of course, popcorn is the main star here though. Go sweet or savory, there’s something for everyone.

BTW, these snacks pair perfectly with these cheerful Holiday Events in San Antonio! Grabbing some Extra Cheese and Carmel Blends and heading out.

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📍 Popcorn Piccadilly

Looking for other ways to support LOCAL while holiday shopping?

❤️ Much More to Love in San Antonio ❤️

Don’t forget to save or bookmark this guide! You’ll want to check back when you need to experience the San Antonio Local Love List | December 2021 Edition.

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!