Fun Things to do on Christmas Break for San Antonio Teachers & Admin

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Ultimate San Antonio Christmas Break

Teachers work hard all year to help our community and our children become the best they can be. We appreciate all of your efforts and hard work throughout the semester and we're here to help you enjoy some much needed fun time with your friends and family. San Antonio is home to some of the most beautiful Christmas celebrations that teachers, school admin, and their families love to participate in. Here is our best list of things to enjoy this year during Christmas break!

Lightscape at the Botanical Gardens

As Lightscape makes its way back to the San Antonio Botanical Garden, get ready to be enthralled by its reinvented magic. This after-dark holiday haven has been converted into something bigger, brighter, and bolder than it was in its previous incarnation. Walk a one-mile trail decorated with over a million lights and take in a captivating trip that includes brand-new works from all around the world. Dates: Nov. 17 – Jan. 1 Find more info here.

A field full of blue lights in the dark.

Alamo Lights

San antonio battle of alamo.

Enjoy the holidays at the Alamo! Come stroll the stunning Alamo grounds after hours, when festive lights adorn the gardens, and don't forget to check out the Alamo Plaza Christmas tree- it's a majestic site to see. This event features larger-than-life light-decorated figurines of Alamo Defenders along with local vendors and a site filled with holiday spirit and Texas history. Learn more here. 

ZOO Lights

Be there as the San Antonio Zoo transforms into a magical, animal-themed winter wonderland! Stroll the miles of lights, animal displays, and activities with your family and friends - it's an unforgettable experience. Check out the Holiday Express, Polar Playground, Cowboy's Yuletide Trail, and Water Wonderland! There's something for everyone at this San Antonio Christmas classic. Learn more here.

Zoo Lights in San Antonio north pole exhibit

Santa at the Pearl

A young girl is hugging santa claus in front of a christmas tree.

Portrait of smiling traditional Santa Claus with cute little girl sitting in his lap by Christmas tree

Time to take the whole family (including the kids!) to the Pearl for a special meet and greet with the jolly man himself - Santa Claus! For both young and old, it's the ideal opportunity to meet Santa, share wish lists, and create lifelong memories. Tour the big Christmas tree, grab a bite to eat in the Food Hall, and stop by the Christmas vendor shops. Learn more here.

A group of people in santa hats holding sparklers in front of a christmas tree.


Marcos Sarmiento

Marcos Sarmiento is the current Chief Operating Officer of OK Tours. His extensive business experience is an invaluable asset to the team. On a day to day basis, Marcos manages the operation, maintenance, and planning for all motorcoach travel. Most people don't know that Marcos grew up at OK Tours. In 1995 you would have found him playing under his mom's desk in the company office. Now, he has a family of his own (and just might be raising the next OK Tours CEO.)