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How to spend Thanksgiving break 2014 in San Antonio

Family fun during Thanksgiving Break in San Antonio 2014

Thanksgiving break is here! Your first thought: Cool, I get to hang out with my kids for seven days. Your second thought: Uh oh, I have to entertain my kids for seven days. In between grocery shopping, cooking, baking, cleaning, and welcoming company for the holiday, you want to have fun with your kids too. But where should you go? What should you do?

Never fear! The San Antonio Mom Blogs’ list, How to Spend Thanksgiving Break 2014, includes family-friendly events (first on this list, by date) and special activities your kids will love (second on this list). “I’m bored,” won’t be uttered in your household even once this week. And that’s something you’ll definitely be thankful for.

Don’t forget to visit our list of FREE HOLIDAY events and activities in San Antonio, many of which take place during Thanksgiving break!

And, here’s our preview of Dickens on Main, a two-day free festival in Boerne over Thanksgiving weekend.

Family-friendly events, by date, during Thanksgiving break:

November 24 – 26, San Antonio Parks and Recreation Department Thanksgiving camps for kids, ages 6-14, 7:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Held at 16 parks and recreation centers around San Antonio, these all-day camps are just $3 per day, per child. Lunch and a snack are included as well as science activities, sports, holiday crafts, and more. Call 210-207-3000 for more information.

Tuesday, November 25, Magik Theatre, 420 South Alamo, 78205, 9:45 a.m. show and 11:30 a.m. show
Junie B. Jones: Jingle Bells, Batman Smells

Tuesday, November 25, Witte Museum, 3801 Broadway, 78209, 3:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Free admission to the Witte Museum. Don’t miss The HEB Body Adventure, a four-story experience about how the human body works.

Tuesday, November 25, San Antonio Museum of Art, 200 West Jones Ave., 78215, 4:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Free admission to the San Antonio Museum of Art.

Tuesday, November 25, Majestic Theatre, 224 E. Houston Street, 78205, 6:30 p.m.
Fresh Beat Band at the Majestic.

Wednesday, November 26, Magik Theatre, 420 South Alamo, 78205, 9:45 a.m. show and 11:30 a.m. show
Junie B. Jones: Jingle Bells, Batman Smells

Wednesday, November 26, Krispy Kreme (1117 North Loop 1604 East, 78232 and 12328 IH 10 West, 78230), 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Free Family Night at Krispy Kreme: donut decorating, crafts, and games for all ages.

Friday, November 28, San Antonio Zoo, 3903 N. St. Mary’s, 78212, 8:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
Black Friday Breakfast at the San Antonio Zoo: breakfast buffett, activities for kids, animal presentations, and a train ride. Price: $40/Member adult; $15/Member child or $50/Non-member adult; $20/Non-member child.

Friday, November 28, The Twig Book Shop, 306 Pearl Parkway, Suite 106, 78215, 10:30 a.m.
Miss Anastasia’s Wild and Wacky Pre-weekend Twiglet Storytime: a fun story time, craft for kids, and a free cookie from Green.

Friday, November 28, San Antonio Museum of Art, 200 West Jones Ave., 78215, 10:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Special! FREE admission to the San Antonio Museum of Art on Black Friday.

Friday, November 28, San Antonio Riverwalk, 7:00 p.m.
Ford Holiday River Parade and Lighting Ceremony.

Saturday, November 29, Lakeshore Learning, 327 NW Loop 410, 78216, 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Free crafts for kids, ages 3 and up: Cool Catch Penguin craft

Saturday, November 29, Laurie Auditorium, 715 Stadium Dr., 78212, 2:00 p.m. show and a 5:00 p.m. show
Yo Gabba Gabba

Saturday, November 30, Magik Theatre, 420 South Alamo, 78205, 2:00 p.m. show and 6:00 p.m. show
Junie B. Jones: Jingle Bells, Batman Smells

Sunday, November 30, Magik Theatre, 420 South Alamo, 78205, 2:00 p.m.
Junie B. Jones: Jingle Bells, Batman Smells

Friday, November 28, Tobin Center, 100 Auditorium Circle, 78205, 2:00 p.m. show and a 7:00 p.m. show
The Nutcracker, featuring Ballet San Antonio

Saturday, November 29, Tobin Center, 100 Auditorium Circle, 78205, 2:00 p.m. show and a 7:00 p.m. show
The Nutcracker, featuring Ballet San Antonio

Sunday, November 30, Tobin Center, 100 Auditorium Circle, 78205, 2:00 p.m. show and a 7:00 p.m. show
The Nutcracker, featuring Ballet San Antonio

Saturday, November 29, Majestic Theatre, 224 E. Houston Street, 78205, 3:00 p.m. show and a 7:00 p.m. show
The Nutcracker, featuring the Moscow Ballet

Sunday, November 30, Majestic Theatre, 224 E. Houston Street, 78205, 1:00 p.m.
The Nutcracker, featuring the Moscow Ballet

Sunday, November 30, San Antonio Museum of Art, 200 West Jones Ave., 78215, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Free admission to the San Antonio Museum of Art.

Sunday, November 30, McNay Art Museum, 6000 North New Braunfels, 78209, 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Family Art Play: free family activities are included with the price of admission today.

More fun during Thanksgiving break with kids:

Get the wiggles out at local parks.
Our city boasts more than 185. Here are 14 San Antonio parks to get you started.

Take your kids fishing at Fisherman’s Corner at Canyon Lake.

Visit the San Antonio Botanical Garden for Holidays in Bloom and Nature Connects: Art with LEGO® Bricks
Holidays in Bloom begins on Friday, November 28 and runs through December 31. Nature Connects: Art with LEGO Bricks is an ongoing exhibit through January 4.

Pump It Up Northeast
This favorite bounce place offers several open play and glow bounce times throughout the holiday week.

Thin Air Trampoline Park
Take flight at San Antonio’s newest indoor trampoline park.

Inflatable Wonderland
My kids’ favorite bounce place is Inflatable Wonderland for their one-of-a-kind bounce creations. These coupons are good throughout the month of November.

The Little Gym Northeast holiday camps
This local gym for kids offers half-day camps on Monday, Nov. 21 and Friday, Nov. 28 (both run from 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.)

Artworks Nacogdoches
Space is still available in Tuesday and Wednesday half- and full-day art camps during Thanksgiving break.

The Royal Canvas
A place for painters of all ages, The Royal Canvas in Alamo Heights offers camps for kids during Thanksgiving break.

The San Antonio Children’s Museum
Join San Antonio’s museum for kids for special events during Thanksgiving break week that are included with admission.

SeaWorld San Antonio’s Christmas Celebration
(disclosure: I’m a SeaWorld Wildside blogger and I’ve received free admission and perks for my family throughout the year)
SeaWorld San Antonio is open from 12:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. during Thanksgiving Week with holiday shows, Snow World, sledding, and more holiday-themed activities.
*** AND look for Blue Friday deals happening at SeaWorld online. For 4 days only, you can get the lowest prices on admission, park tours, animal interactions and dining experiences!

Six Flags Fiesta Texas
Holiday in the Park dates and times:
November 24, 25, 26 open 11:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday
November 28, 29, 30 – open various hours for Holiday in the Park

Family activities during Thanksgiving break in San Antonio

Comments

  1. Pinned! You have the best lists.
    Patti recently posted…Top 10 Things I’m Thankful For This YearMy Profile

  2. Thanks for the shout-out for The Magik Theatre! “Junie B. Jones: Jingle Bells, Batman Smells!” is an awesome show.

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