There are so many festive Christmas lights to explore in San Antonio. Whether you’re looking for something local or drive thru Christmas lights; paid or free Christmas lights; we’ve got you covered. There are tons of options here in San Antonio and surrounding areas. Check out our list for some of the Best Drive Thru Christmas lights in San Antonio.
Also check out these festive Christmas coloring pages and other fun family friendly places to go in San Antonio.
The San Antonio River Walk Light Display
849 E Commerce St San Antonio, TX 78205
Open November 12 through January 13th, see the River Walk all lit up. The fantastic light display is free and open to the public except for during special events. Boat tours are also available for a fee. Lights are on from dusk to dawn. We recommend you not miss San Antonio Riverwalk Christmas lights, as this is one of the most beautiful displays in town.
The Alamo Christmas Lights
300 Alamo Plaza San Antonio, TX 78205
The Alamo is always free- and donations always accepted! Take advantage of the extended hours during the holiday season and see the grounds adorned with lights. The Alamo closes at 8 pm through the end of December. They’re closed Christmas Day.
Lights Alive Drive Thru Christmas Lights
5931 Roft Rd, San Antonio, TX 78253
Lights Alive! is a 100% computer-controlled, musically synchronized, drive thru Christmas lights show experience. The nearly mile-long attraction is the first of its kind in Texas and proudly showcases innovative new lighting technologies that are sure to dazzle and captivate viewers of all ages.
Open EVERY DAY November 19th thru January 2nd,
Sunday – Thursday – 6pm to 10:00pm
Friday & Saturday – 6pm to 11:00pm
illumi-Night: A Magical Drive-thru Experience
1 AT&T Center Pkwy, San Antonio TX
Enjoy a magical holiday experience while giving back to the community through this light show at the AT&T Center where 50 percent of admission proceeds support Spurs Give. Load the family into the car to drive through the parking lot that features over 4 million twinkling lights alongside 3D displays, a light tunnel and more. Certain ticket packages also include socially distances photos with Santa and curbside hot chocolate is available. Nightly through Jan. 3, 6-10 p.m.
San Antonio Zoo
3903 N St. Mary’s St. San Antonio, TX 78212
Open November 19 through Jan 2, Whataburger Zoo Lights has tons of activities, plus you get to see the animals! There is hot cocoa, festive eats, and fun activities. Whataburger Zoo Lights is included with admission.
301 E Travis St San Antonio, TX 78205
The public park has lights and a bright red Christmas tree, already lit! Check out the lights any time from dusk til dawn. Entrance is free but parking might cost you.
8601 Midcrown Dr. Windcrest, TX 78239
The Annual Windcrest Light Up is a decades-old tradition where the local homeowners deck the halls and light up the neighborhood. There’s even a contest! The light up ceremony is mid-December and the display lasts through New Year’s Eve. Lights are turned on at dusk.
10500 Sea World Dr. San Antonio, TX 78251
If you’re looking for the Largest Christmas Light Display in Texas, look no further than Seaworld. Over 9 million twinkling lights in 15 different themed lands are spaced out over 250 acres. Tickets start at $45.
1475 Grosenbacher Rd. San Antonio, TX 78245
This 15 acre drive thru Christmas light venue features walkable areas, photos with Santa, funnel cakes, and more. Tickets start at $27. They’re open every night November 19 until December 29th from 6:30- 10 p.m. (11 p.m on weekends).
Old West Christmas Light Fest At Enchanted Springs Ranch
242 SH 46 West Boerne, TX 78006
What’s better than Christmas lights? Christmas lights in the Old West! The Old West Christmas Light Fest at Enchanted Springs Ranch in Boerne, TX opens on Thanksgiving from 6-9p. Check out their website for additional dates and times they are open.
Natural Bridge Caverns
26495 Natural Bridge Caverns Rd. San Antonio, TX 78266
This one-of-a-kind Christmas celebration includes Caroling in the Caverns, a hayride, The Amaze’n Reindeer Roundup, canopy zip lines, Christmas lights, and more. The Christmas Village is open to the public at no charge. Entrance fees begin at $11 and are always cheaper when you purchase in advance.
You can see how much fun we had at Christmas at the Caverns here.
Helotes Lighting of the Lights Ceremoney
12951 Bandera Rd. Helotes, TX 78023
Beginning with the Lighting of the Lights Ceremony December 3rd through January, the City of Helotes is all lit up! Check out Old Town Helotes for the prettiest lights in the city. Lights are on from dusk til dawn.
Boerne: Dickens of Main
Main Street Boerne, TX 78006
Boerne is home to several Christmas events throughout the season. Don’t miss Dickens on Main, Oma’s Christmas Craft Fair, Weinachts Parade, A Walk in Bethlehem, Christmas Market Days, and more. You can even just drive down Main Street and check out the lights for free.