The Ultimate List of Things to Do For Thanksgiving Week

The holiday season is upon us and there are plenty of ways to celebrate. Of course, things look a bit different this year, but that doesn’t mean you don’t still have some safe options. Check out our list of things to do during Thanksgiving week in San Antonio for 2020.

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Best Things to Do in San Antonio For Thanksgiving Week

While there are things to do outside the home this week, don’t forget to make your time at home fun with Thanksgiving coloring pages, placemats, games, and more.

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Virtual Turkey Trot

Support the San Antonio Food Bank and work off calories before your Thanksgiving feast during this 5K run/walk that is open to families and their pets. This year, due to COVID-19 safety concerns, it’s going virtual, which means you can run this fun 5K your own neighborhood, local park, or really anywhere. Check out to register and get more details.

IllumiNight Christmas Lights

The illuminated holiday journey to the North Pole allows guests to join with their loved ones from the comfort and safety of their own vehicles and wind through the winter wonderland, stopping for physically distanced photos with Santa, hot cocoa and other classic holiday concessions, and dazzling displays along the way. Open daily through January 3, 2020. Tickets start at $35 plus tax per vehicle. Get more information here.

Movies by Moonlight in the Garden

Cozy up under the moonlight with family or friends this Friday and Saturday, Nov 27 & 28 from 5-10 pm for a magical holiday double feature at the San Antonio Botanical Garden. Movies by Moonlight in the Garden features two family-friendly movies on the Greehey Lawn, hot cocoa, s’mores, as well as movie-inspired drinks and food available for purchase. Get more information here.

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San Antonio Zoo Lights

Open daily now through December 31, the San Antonio Zoo is Merry, Bright, and Wild at Night! You won’t see many of the animals but the lights are sure to be a treat. Get more details at here.

Christmas in Comfort

This annual festival has grown into a full-blown market with live entertainment, a food court, and Visits with Santa. It is Saturday, November 28 from 10 am to 9 pm. There will be no parade this year due to COVID. Grab more details – Christmas in Comfort

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HEB Tree Lighting

The Annual “Gift to the City” has arrived at Travis Park. The celebration goes virtual this year, so you can watch from the safety and comfort of your own home. You can watch on H-E-B’s YouTube channel Friday, November 27, at 7 pm.

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Santa’s Ranch

This ranch is all decked out for the season with a festive drive- thru Christmas Light Festival. Open daily through January 3, 2020. Tickets start at $35 plus tax per vehicle. Get more information here.

SeaWorld’s Christmas Celebration

SeaWorld is all decked out in Christmas lights. The exhibit also runs through January 3. It also includes Christmas themed shows, a Nativity, Dinner with Santa, and more. The event is included with the price of admission.

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