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This Weekend in San Antonio 12/29-12/31

Thursday, December 28, 2017   /   by Jones Real Estate Team

This Weekend in San Antonio 12/29-12/31

KEEPING UP WITH THE JONESES

 

SAN ANTONIO ATTRACTIONS

 

MUSEUMS:                                                                                        GOLF:

Briscoe Western Art Museum                                                             The Golf Club of Texas

San Antonio Missions                                                                         The Quarry

San Antonio Museum of Art                                                               Cedar Creek

Texas Transportation Museum                                                         

Holocaust Memorial Museum of San Antonio                                   THEME PARKS:

The Buckhorn Saloon & Museum                                                      Six Flags Fiesta Texas

The Witte Museum                                                                             SeaWorld San Antonio

Institute of Texan Cultures                                                                 Morgan’s Wonderland

 

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FRIDAY EVENTS

 

HOLIDAY DAY CAMPS

Friday | 10am-4pm | Science Mill | $60

The Science Mill is offering one-day Discovery Day Camps for kids in grades 3-5 over the holiday break. The camps combine hands-on Stem learning and creative fun with holiday flair. Kids will be able to explore the museum, enjoy a 3D movie, build and dissect a toy, and explore the world of 3D printing.

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ALAMO ICE HOUSE: FINAL FRIDAY

Friday | 6pm-12am | Alamo Ice House | Free

This newly formed monthly event will feature local artists, live artists, vendors, music (live bands and/or DJs), drink specials and BBQ. This is a free event which is both kid friendly and pet friendly.

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RAMPAGE HOCKEY VS. TEXAS STARS

Friday | 7:30pm | AT&T Center | $12-36

 

THIRD EYE'S END OF YEAR BLOWOUT

Friday | 8pm | Fitzgerald's Bar & Live Music | $8-17

Texas' top TOOL and A Perfect Circle tribute band, Third Eye will close out the year at Fitzgerald's with special guests and the debut of Paperkut's Linkin Park tribute.

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SATURDAY EVENTS

 

WITTE ROCK ART FOUNDATION HIKING TOUR 

Saturdays | Witte Museum | $10 

This site boasts one of the most iconic and remarkable prehistoric visual narratives dating back thousands of years, and the Witte Museum’s Tour Guide Team will take guests to see the preserve in all of its splendor. Reservations are required for all tours.

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A CHARLIE BROWN CHRISTMAS 

Saturday | 1pm & 4pm | The Empire Theatre | $25-35

The Magik Theatre returns with their 3rd annual production of A CHARLIE BROWN CHRISTMAS! The classic animated television special comes to life in this faithful stage adaptation.

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LIGHTWIRE THEATRE: A VERY ELECTRIC CHRISTMAS

Saturday | 2pm | H-E-B Performance Hall | $24.50-39.50

If you need an extra jolt of holiday spirit this year, look no further! Lightwire’s latest tells a Christmas story unlike any other by bringing characters to life on stage with dancing performers clad in neon lights and vivid puppetry effects. The show’s uplifting story is sure to bring cheer to children and adults alike.

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PASEO DE CHOCOLATE

Saturday | 2pm-6pm | La Villita Historic Arts Village | $15

The chocolate tour offers a one-day tasting adventure where everyone can enjoy a variety of chocolates in participating La Villita shops, galleries and restaurants while exploring the historic city center in a unique and flavorful way. Participating locations will also have special year-ending discounts on merchandise. Limited advance tickets through Eventbrite.

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FROZEN SCREENING

Saturday | 7pm | Travis Park | Free

Slab Cinema hosts a free screening of Disney’s animated. Part of the Holiday Movies in the Park series, the event kicks off with pre-show entertainment at 5pm. Enjoy free photos with Santa, food trucks, and surprise giveaways!

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SUNDAY EVENTS

 

RAMPAGE HOCKEY VS. SAN DIEGO GULLS

Sunday | 3pm | AT&T Center | $12-35

 

SAN ANTONIO TRICENTENNIAL NEW YEAR’S EVE CELEBRATION

Sunday | 4pm-12am | Hemisfair Park | Free

Visitors and locals are invited to attend the celebration as San Antonio rings in its 300th anniversary year with a free outdoor concert. Roaming performers, interactive art installations, projections on buildings, imaginative lighting and festive decorations will occupy eight acres of festival grounds and spill into the streets of downtown. International fare will be offered in food courts outside the event site. Yanaguana Gardens will offer games, pop-up performances and children’s food menu items for kids of all ages. The event will feature a fireworks show choreographed to music.

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FAMILY NEW YEAR’S EVE

Sunday | 5pm-8pm | Dave & Buster’s | $30-40

Bring the kids for a night of food, games and an early ball drop to celebrate 2018. Packages include unlimited soft drinks, an appetizer buffet and a power card for playing games.

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MIDNIGHT MASQUERADE

Sunday | 7pm-2am | Paramour | $75+

Seduction is sweeter when disguised, so come to Paramour’s second annual New Year’s Eve soiree. Midnight Masquerade will be a night filled with delectable bites, electrifying elixirs, and intoxicating performances.

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KEVIN FOWLER

Sunday | 7pm | Cowboys Dance Hall | $15+

The Texas country singer whose hits include “Beer, Bait, and Ammo,” “The Lord Loves a Drinking Man” and “Best Mistake I Ever Made,” headlines the New Year’s Eve concert at this dance hall. Hear hits from throughout Fowler’s career, plus tracks from his latest album, Bring It On

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BRYCE MERRITT

Sunday | 7pm-2am | The Rustic | Free with RSVP

The Nashville-based artist known for songs “Forever By My Side” and “Spread the Happiness” will appear at The Rustic, the music venue and restaurant opened earlier this year by San Antonio native and country star Pat Green. VIP tickets include dinner and a Champagne toast.

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NEW YEAR'S EVE AT OCHO

Sunday | 8pm-1am | Hotel Havana | $100

Ocho at Hotel Havana rings in 2018 with an elegant feast and musical entertainment. Tickets include a celebratory pan-Latin buffet, two complimentary cocktails, a champagne toast at midnight and live music.

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NIGHT IN VEGAS

Sunday | 8pm-1am | Hilton Palacio del Rio | $100

Pride Center San Antonio invites revelers to ring in 2018 with a “Night in Vegas." Attendees can enjoy a Vegas-style casino on the Hilton’s 22nd floor, delicious bites, drinks, beats by DJ Stevie G, dancing, a champagne toast at midnight and panoramic views of the city’s Tricentennial fireworks display!

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NEW YEAR’S EVE PARTY

Sunday | 8:30pm | Hotel Valencia | $75+

If you’re looking for a place to see the tricentennial fireworks without having to battle the crowds, consider a downtown hotel. At Hotel Valencia, overnight and party packages are available that include entrance into a party with music, dancing, dinner, cocktails and a dessert extravaganza.

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WEEKEND-LONG EVENTS

 

“STAGE FRIGHTS: MADNESS, MONSTERS, MAYHEM”

Friday 10am-4pm | Saturday 10am-5pm | Sunday 12pm-4pm | McNay Art Museum | $15-20

Drawn from the McNay’s Tobin Collection of Theatre Arts, “Stage Frights” showcases dramatic set and costume designs from productions of works by Shakespeare, Stravinsky and others.

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“BEHIND THE SCREEN: TIM BURTON’S THE NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS”

Friday 10am-4pm | Saturday 10am-5pm | Sunday 12pm-4pm | McNay Art Museum | $15-20

This McNay favorite features original puppets and set pieces filmed for the 1993 classic stop-motion animation film surrounding Jack Skellington, Pumpkin King of Halloween Town.

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“LIFT: AN EXHIBITION ON KITES”

Friday-Sunday | 12pm-5pm | Artpace | Free

A collaboration with local organization Bridge Projects, Artpace’s latest exhibition is an uplifting one — quite literally. The whimsical show calls for us to reconsider kites, something most adults probably haven’t thought about since childhood. Featuring kites of all types from around the globe, made by 28 different artists (including 13 from San Antonio), this exhibit contextualizes the 2,500-year history of the kite and presents them as artistic vehicles.

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THE BEST CHRISTMAS PAGEANT EVER

Friday 6:30pm | Saturday 2pm | The Magik Theatre in Hemisfair Park | $12-13.50

Adapted for the stage from Barbara Robinson’s beloved book, this holiday favorite follows the outrageous antics of the Herdman siblings, or “the worst kids in the history of the world.” The siblings take over the annual Christmas pageant in a hilarious yet heartwarming tale involving the Three Wise Men, a ham, scared shepherds, and six rowdy kids.

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HOLIDAYS IN BLOOM

Friday-Sunday | 9am-5pm | San Antonio Botanical Garden | $9-12

The Garden will feature holiday-themed displays through the end of the year with garlands, red ribbons and other holiday decorations.

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CHRISTMAS LIGHT FEST

Friday-Sunday | 6pm-10pm | Don Strange Ranch | $27

The Don Strange Ranch will have more than two million twinkling lights on display at Christmas Light Fest with drive-thru tunnels and holiday displays along a two-mile path and Santa’s Village, a rustic barn filled with holiday flavors and activities.

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WEATHER

 
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