Around Town: San Antonio Christmas Markets

Christmas Markets, San Antonio

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.

Mockingbird Holiday Market

When: December 5th 6 -10 PM &  December 6th 10 AM – 6 PM              Admission: Free

christmas market, san antonio

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.

Hecho A Mano

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.

 Queer the Cheer Market

When: December 20, 2014    4 PM – 10 PM             Admission: Free

Queer, LGBT, Christmas

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.


So, have you finished your Christmas shopping yet? What kind of shopping experience do you prefer?
  • Tricia’s Mostly Healthy Life

    Looks like I need to take a trip to San Antonio over the holidays! I visited a friend of mine a couple weeks ago and on the plane was a magazine filled with tons of travel stuff that I would have never even thought of. Really cool!

    • Eternally WanderLyn

      San Antonio is definitely big on festivities! There’s so much to do here around the holidays. :) And if you ever do make it down here, let me know.

  • Nadine

    You guys have a lot of Christmas markets!!! And at free admission? Yes, please!!!

    • Eternally WanderLyn

      I know! I hate when I have to pay for admission. :)

  • Mariah-Food, Booze, & Baggage

    I love going to little crafting markets like that for unique gifts!! You guys have a lot!

    • Eternally WanderLyn

      We do! The city is big on festivals and holidays. There’s always something going on. :)

  • lisacng @

    These sound like fun places to get unique gifts! Wish we had more of these around here. Last one I saw advertised required a $10 entrance fee. WHY?!

    • Eternally WanderLyn

      I hate when they have entrance fees! I mean, you’re already planning on spending money on gifts. You don’t want to spend money to shop too.

  • Amanda @ Rhyme & Ribbons

    I love walking down by the River, so I’m sure that area is beautiful at Christmas too! xx

    • Eternally WanderLyn

      Oh, it really is! They decorate it with tons of lights. And out by the museum section of the river, they use underwater lights in addition to the ones draped on the trees and buildings. :) Walking down there at Christmas time is one of my favorite things to do.

  • Andrea

    Need to make it down to the States! This has got me in the holiday spirit :)

    • Eternally WanderLyn

      There is definitely a lot to see and do in the states this time of year. :) What are some of your favorite things to do in your hometown?