For people living in Sam Antonio or just visiting, the winter holidays are one of the best times of years. One family tradition we have enjoyed for the past two years is provided by the Westin La Cantera. This luxurious resort paints a beautifully festive backdrop to kick off the yuletide season with plenty for families, couples, and friends to do.
During a complimentary “mommy bloggers” preview, my daughter and I, her best friend’s family, and a couple other families were able to see firsthand all the excitement and Christmas spirit the Westin is returning to the Hill Country.
When: Nov. 18th through Jan. 8
Where: Westin La Cantera | 16641 La Cantera Parkway, San Antonio, TX 78256
Phone: (210) 558-6500
The fun kicks off with Frost – imagine be able to skate outside on a 1,200-square-foot synthetic outdoor iceless skating rink, whether it’s in the 20s or 80s!
This activity is open daily from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Cost is $10 for 45 minutes of skating and skate rental.
*A portion of the proceeds will go to the George Gervin Youth Center, Inc.
**Guests who skate will instantly be included in a prize drawing. The grand prize includes: a 2-night stay, daily breakfast for two at Brannon’s Café and a personalized memento from Spurs legend George “Iceman” Gervin
When: Dec. 13 to Dec. 24
Drop by Santa’s Workshop where guests or locals can take a photo with Santa, make a holiday toy or decorate cookies with the elves. A portion of the proceeds will go to a local charity.
When: Dec. 13 to Dec. 24
The resort’s 13th annual Legendary Holidays program is sure to dazzle kids of every age. This one-hour resort tradition takes place daily at 5 p.m. Guests are guided around the property by the popular storyteller, Bandera Cowboy ‘Makin’ Dust’, who sings and tells holiday stories.
The program concludes with ‘snow’ magically falling from the sky as the choir begins to sing a holiday song at the top of Plaza San Saba.
Holiday Menu and Cocktails
Celebrate the season with culinary delights, including a special Thanksgiving Day Brunch as well as delectable Christmas and New Year’s Eve menu selections.
San Antonio’s local children theater presents a holiday comedy “The Pirate’s Holiday”!
Cost is $5.00 for adults; children under 3 are free.
Shows start at 7:30 p.m. The kids (ages from 3-8) and the adults (slightly older) in our group all laughed throughout the show, everyone having a TON of fun!
- December: 12/3, 12/10, 12/16, 12/17, 12/19 through 12/23
- December: Special show times on 12/17 at 3:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
- Arrive 30 minutes early, seating is limited.
- The show is 45 minutes long.
Below are some more pictures from our visit!