San Antonio Scoop: Family Fun in the Alamo City for November 27-December 3

We hope you have/had a lovely, not-too-stressful Thanksgiving. If you’re planning to skip Black Friday, there’s a great variety of alternatives to the shopping madness in the week ahead.

This list does not include several holiday-themed events also taking place this week. You can check out the 2015 San Antonio Holiday Event Guide for more.


November 27-December 27: Peter Pan at Woodlawn Theatre–Featuring all the iconic songs plus the magic and adventure, Peter Pan is the perfect show for the child in all of us who dreamed of soaring high and never growing up. Tickets $26 for adults, $17 for children. 

book cellar

November 28-December 13: 50% off Holiday Blowout Sale at the Book Cellar (Located in the basement of the Central Library)–Adult and children’s fiction, nonfiction, foreign language, rare and selected volumes, audio and videos, magazines, the BookCellar has them all, and more. Most hardbacks $1.00 or less;  children’s books 25¢ to 50¢. Records and paperbacks 25¢ to 50¢.

Friday, November 27

Free Day at the Museum!, 10:00 A.M.–9:00 P.M. at the San Antonio Museum of Art–Weary cooks, eager shoppers, art lovers, and underfoot relatives will find plenty to see and do at SAMA the day after Thanksgiving. Additional $10 surcharge for the exhibition 28 Chinese. General admission is free.

ArtStrolls: Dreams, 10:00–12:00 P.M. at McNay Art Museum–Explore the McNay with your little one during a stroller tour and related sensory playtime. 10:00 am for children under 12 months; 11:00 am for children 12 months to 2 years. Free with museum admission.

Santa’s Annual Holiday Parade, 10:00 A.M. at North Star Mall–Featuring Shamu Claus, Brackenridge High School Marching Band, San Antonio Humane Society Puppies on Parade, plus Mrs. Claus and Santa Claus! Following the parade children can then visit with Santa and receive a special gift from SeaWorld. Free.

VeggieTales Live, 2:00 P.M. & 6:00 P.M. at the Tobin Center–Join the VeggieTales crew in a musical review that celebrates that with help and faith, even little kids can do big things too. Tickets $19.50-34.50.

Saturday, November 28

Check the San Antonio Holiday Event Guide  for a variety of happenings!

Sunday, November 29


Snow Globes at Crafthouse

Shake It Up: A DIY Snow Globe Event, 12:00–3:00 P.M. at The Point Park & Eats–Presented by Crafthouse. All the materials provided to help you and your little ones create your very own personalized snow globe. Activity will take approx. 1 hr. Participants welcome any time between 12 and 3 P.M. $19 per snow globe.

Tuesday, December 1

Little Explorers, 10:00–11:00 A.M. at Cibolo Nature Center (Boerne)–Program for preschooler and their caregivers every Tuesday. Listen to stories, sing songs, play games, explore the outdoors, and make crafts to take home. Suggested donation $5 per family.

World AIDS Day Gathering of Remembrance and Hope, 4:00–8:30 P.M. at Coates University Center (Trinity University)–According to the CDC, of all new HIV infections, about 1 in 4 is among youth ages 13 to 24. The theme of this year’s event is “Getting to Zero: Saving Our Future.” Program will feature memorial and awareness messages, musical performances and interactive elements. Free.

Wednesday, December 2

Playdates: Roaring Red, 10:00–10:45 A.M. at San Antonio Museum of Art–Toddlers experience stories, gallery activities, hands-on art making, movement and music. Reservation required. Free with museum admission.


  • February 11: Peppa Pig Live at the Majestic Theatre
  • February 19: Clifford the Big Red Dog at the Tobin Center
  • March 7: Good Night Moon at the Tobin Cener

Do you have a family-friendly community event coming up?

Submit event info to the ACMB calendar

For more local information about the holidays,

check out these helpful posts:

Where to See Holiday Lights in San Antonio and

Where to See Santa in San Antonio


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