Weekend Event Guide
Here are the top 7 things to do in San Antonio this weekend
Entertainment rings — are you listening? Keep in the festive spirit at a performance of The Nutcracker, or catch Adam Sandler’s return to stand-up comedy live. Check out the top seven things to do in San Antonio this weekend. For a complete list of events, go to our calendar.
Thursday, December 7
San Antonio Botanical Garden presents Lightscape
Lightscape continues in all of its glittering 38-acre glory to the San Antonio Botanical Garden. Guests can expect enchanting light displays along an illuminated one-mile path winding through the lushness of the garden. Featured installations include "Floraison" from the Frech creative studio Pataya, a new LED-centric "Heart Arch Walk," and the fan-favorite "Fire Garden." In addition to the glamour of the lights, visitors can enjoy food, drinks, and even s’mores roasted on site. Lightscape is open through January 1, 2024. Get tickets at sabot.org.
AT&T Center presents Adam Sandler: The I Missed You Tour
Comedian Adam Sandler stops in San Antonio at the AT&T Center in support of his national I Missed You Tour. Fans new and old will enjoy Sandler’s return to the stand-up circuit after a long hiatus. More recently, he released a Netflix comedy special, 100% Fresh, in 2018. Check out Ticketmaster for more information.
Friday, December 8
Laugh Out Loud Comedy Club presents Shawn Wayans
Comedian and actor Shawn Wayans makes his return to the touring stand-up circuit with a brief stay at The Laugh Out Loud Comedy Club. Wayans is best known for his starring roles in hit films Little Man and White Chicks, and has appeared in several cult-favorite movies and the iconic comedy series, In Living Color. For tickets, go to improvtx.com.
Ballet San Antonio presents The Nutcracker
Ballet San Antonio's performances of The Nutcracker continue for a few more days. This production at Tobin Center for the Performing Arts features a cast of more than 100 youth dancers and will be accompanied by music from the San Antonio Symphony. Showtimes are scheduled through December 10. To purchase tickets, go to balletsanantonio.org.
Children's Ballet of San Antonio presents The Children’s Nutcracker and Holiday Market
Similarly, this version of The Nutcracker is performed live by young and talented artists from the Children’s Ballet of San Antonio. Besides the youthful exuberance, this production will bring guests to a pre-show holiday market featuring photos with Santa, shopping, sweets, and more. Get more information and tickets here.
Saturday, December 9
Toyota Field presents a Christmas Festival and Drone Show
Enjoy the holiday spirit with the help of high-tech and high-flying equipment at Toyota Field. Highlights of the drone show include visits with Santa, photo opportunities, balloon artists, face painting, holiday-themed food and drinks, and more. This event is suitable for guests of all ages. For tickets, go to sanantoniofc.com.
Frost Bank Center presents Trans-Siberian Orchestra in concert
The world-famous Trans-Siberian Orchestra returns to San Antonio’s Frost Bank Center in support of its 2022 winter tour for two back-to-back shows in one day. Audiences will enjoy an updated presentation of this musical holiday tradition complete with rock opera favorites like "O’ Come All Ye Faithful” and "Good King Joy.” Get more details on frostbankcenter.com.