Winter Activities for Families in Texas

Looking for some fun activities for your family this winter? Texas may not be a state that turns into a winter wonderland, but there are still plenty of fun things for the whole family to enjoy this December!

Go Ice Skating
Ice skating is a classic winter tradition, and did you know you could go ice skating at the Whole Foods Flagship store in San Antonio? There are a handful of other ice skating locations in San Antonio as well. This is the perfect activity for getting into the holiday spirit!

Enjoy the Christmas Lights
Get some hot chocolate from your favorite place (or make your own!), and spend an evening driving around town looking at the Christmas lights. Have your kids pick out their favorite spectacle, or have them rank each house.
Best places to see Christmas lights in Austin
Best places to see Christmas lights in San Antonio

Visit Museums
Spend a day visiting one of the many kid-friendly museums in Texas. If you’re in Austin, check out Austin Nature and Science Center, Thinkery, or Blanton Museum of Art. If you’re in San Antonio, check out the DoSeum, Science Mill, or Texas Air Museum. Many museums even decorate for the holidays or hold special winter events.

Have a Bonfire
Get your comfy clothes on a have a family bonfire. If you don’t have a fire pit, plan a joint bonfire with a family friend who does! Bring apple cider or hot cocoa, s’mores fixings, and even a guitar if you want to sing Christmas songs. Take your bonfire to the next level and set up an outdoor movie night!

Stroll the Austin Trail of Lights
Austin Trail of Lights is nothing short of magical for parents and children alike. Enjoy an evening of twinkly lights and entertainment.