In preparation of the happy holidays ahead, we’ve rounded up the best things to do in San Antonio this weekend. Settle in for a frightening fun adaptation of The Nightmare Before Christmas or rock out to Trans-Siberian Orchestra’s concert performance with the whole family. For a full listing of events, visit our calendar.
Thursday, December 21
The Magik Theatre presents A Charlie Brown Christmas
It’s a Christmas miracle, Charlie Brown! One of the most beloved cartoon characters brings the holiday spirit center stage at The Magik Theatre. Follow along as Charlie Brown, Snoopy, and the rest of the Peanuts Gang discover the true meaning of Christmas. This all-ages production at the Charline McCombs Empire Theatre is sure to convert even the most fickle Scrooge into a jolly ol' Saint Nick. Performances through December 30.
Friday, December 22
BMW of San Antonio Signature Series: Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Musical
Just in time for the final countdown to Christmas, the story of Santa’s favorite helper makes its way to the Tobin Center for the Performing Arts. This real life rendition of the beloved television classic reintroduces favorite characters like Hermey the Elf, Bumble the Abominable Snow Monster, Santa and Mrs. Claus, Rudolph, and many more.
San Antonio Symphony presents Disney in Concert: Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas
Legendary director Tim Burton’s spooky holiday spectacular comes to life with the help of the San Antonio Symphony. Rewatch The Nightmare Before Christmas accompanied by Danny Elfman’s frightful original score performed live. Performances through December 23.
Saturday, December 23
San Antonio Detours presents Taste of San Antonio Food Tour
Take a break from holiday hubbub and explore some of the city’s most mouth-watering offerings on the Taste of San Antonio Food Tour. Culinary connoisseurs can zip from place to place, all while exploring some of the Alamo City’s coolest haunts and even cooler eats. This excursion is perfect for entertaining out-of-town relatives or escaping the holiday madness with a little food and booze cruise.
Trans-Siberian Orchestra in concert
Rockin’ around the Christmas tree gets a whole new meaning with the return of the Trans-Siberian Orchestra in concert. The critically-acclaimed, multi-platinum musical powerhouse is set to hit the AT&T Center stage for back-to-back electrifying performances. Hear holiday favorites like “Christmas Eve/Sarajevo 12/24” and “O Come All Ye Faithful” performed by world class musicians and accompanied by a spectacular laser display.