Weekend Event Guide
Kick off the holiday season with the most festive San Antonio happenings this weekend. Catch The Nutcracker during opening weekend or take in native son/photographer Chuck Ramirez's exhibition at the McNay. For a full list of events, visit our calendar.
Friday, November 24
Christmas Light Fest
Embrace the merry and bright spirit of the season at the Don Strange Ranch. The Christmas Light Fest features dazzling light displays across two miles of scenic ranch land, hayrides, a trip to Santa’s Village, food, and fun for all ages. Non-perishable food and canned goods donations are encouraged. Attendees who bring donations during weeknights will receive a discount. Festivities through December 31.
The Classic Theatre presents A Doll’s House
Be among the first to experience The Classic Theatre’s production of A Doll’s House. Set in 1950s America, this is a modern take on Ibsen's classic tale of betrayal and blackmail. Performances through November 26.
Ballet San Antonio presents The Nutcracker
The iconic holiday production comes to life at the Tobin Center for the Performing Arts. Featuring choreography by artistic director Willy Shives, The Nutcracker is a whimsical journey through a winter wonderland that all ages can enjoy. Purchase a ticket for opening night and catch the San Antonio Spurs Coyote onstage with the professional dancers of Ballet San Antonio. Additional celebrity guests throughout the production’s runtime include KSAT-12 meteorologist Mike Osterhage and others.
Saturday, November 25
Pop Shop San Antonio
Enjoy handmade goods, unique crafts, art exhibits, and more at the first-ever Pop Shop San Antonio at Venue Villa. Additional highlights of this free event include vintage shopping and interactive art activities. The first 25 attendees will receive a complimentary swag bag courtesy of Pop Shop America.
Sunday, November 26
All This and Heaven, Too
Photographer and San Antonio native Chuck Ramirez's show, "All This and Heaven, Too" has been on display at the McNay for a few months now, but his reflection on our culture of consumption and waste is apropos this time of year. Using large-scale photographs, Ramirez examines these themes, as well as his own personal narrative of growing up in San Antonio and his Mexican-American heritage.