With only 22 shopping days until Christmas, the pressure is on. Santa isn’t the only one who has a list to check. And, unlike Santa, we don’t have all those elves to help us find that perfect gift. Luckily, San Antonio offers a variety of shopping locations for every budget and style, from big department stores to fun, little Christmas markets.
So, if you’re having a hard time checking off that list or you just want to get into the Christmas spirit, head on over to one of these Christmas markets:
When: December 6, 2014 10 AM – 5 PM Admission: Free
Kristkindlmarkt brings a little bit of the German Christmas spirit to San Antonio. With delicious food, tasty drinks, music, shopping, and a visit from Nikolaus (Santa Claus), this outdoor market will make for a fun family outing.
When: December 5th 6 -10 PM & December 6th 10 AM – 6 PM Admission: Free
The Mockingbird Holiday Market is the ideal spot for those looking for one of a kind pieces. 30 artists from San Antonio and Austin will showcase their eclectic collections of art, jewelry, furniture and more.
When: December 5 – 7, 2014 Admission: Friday $10 ; Saturday & Sunday $2 or 2 cans of food
Hecho A Mano is another great place to find one of a kind gifts for everybody. This 3-day festival kicks off on Friday with a ribbon cutting ceremony followed by a fun night of shopping, music, and food. With a wide range of fine art and handmade items, shoppers will have an easy time finding gifts for everyone on their list.
When: December 20, 2014 4 PM – 10 PM Admission: Free
If you’re looking for more than just another shopping experience, head on over to the Queer for Cheer Holiday Market where they aim to promote creativity and community. This holiday market filled with handmade items will feature local LGBT/Queer and ally artists, crafters, and entertainers. So, stop by for some shopping and stay for the music.