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JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort & Spa

23808 Resort Parkway · San Antonio, Texas 78261 USA

JW Hill Country Holidays

The Holiday season at our resort is a magical time indeed! From lights, music, and themed events for all ages-come see how we transform our warm, family-friendly environment of casually sophisticated elegance into a captivating holiday wonderland.

Light up the Night

The spirit of the holidays comes alive in our own backyard! Enjoy thousands of twinkling lights choreographed to joyful holiday sounds as you stroll through our outdoor wonderland.

  • Saturday, November 17th - Sunday, December 30th
  • Cost: Complimentary
  • When: Nightly shows every twenty minutes from 6:30pm - 10pm
  • Location: Crooked Branch Patio
  • Annual Lighting Ceremony - Saturday, November 17th at 6:30pm - Santa will flip the switch to begin the JW Holiday Lights for the season!

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Polar Plunge

Freezing water + freezing weather = the perfect scenario for a Polar Bear! Or … for those who are brave enough to jump into the one pool we decided to not heat this winter.

  • Cost: Complimentary
  • When: Saturdays at 8:30am - 9am from November 24th - December 29th
  • Location: River Bend pool
  • Santa's helpers will be hanging out poolside just in case!

Santa's Workshop

Write a special letter to Santa and he just may respond with a special note during your stay. 

Cost: Complimentary

When: Saturdays from 11am - 1pm

Breakfast with Santa

Enjoy breakfast with Santa! Don't forget to bring your camera!

  • Cost: $38 for Adults / $28 for Children 4-12
  • November 24th - December 22nd
  • Location: 18 Oaks
  • Reservations required at 210-483-6622


Elf Tuck-In

Our playful elves are ready to make a special visit with your child and tuck them into bed. Reservations are required, 210-483-6622.

  • $25 per child. Includes keepsake for each child.
  • When: Friday and Saturday Nights
  • Location: Guest rooms


Storytime with the Elves

The North Pole has sent some expert story readers to share memorable holiday books with little listeners.

  • Cost: Complimentary
  • Location: Santa's Workshop
  • When: Friday nights from 7pm - 7:15pm

Gingerbread Craft Workshop

Join us for this scrumptious Gingerbread Craft Workshop where you and your family create and design your own Gingerbread House.

  • Cost: $25 per person
  • When: See Experience Guide for days and times
  • Location: See Experience Guide for location

Pictures with Santa

Meet Santa in a setting as pretty as a picture. Bring the whole family!

  • Cost is $40 or $25 for resort guests
  • Includes a flash drive with five photos
  • When: Saturday Nights from 6pm - 8pm
  • Location: See Experience Guide for location


Making of a Certified JW Marriott San Antonio Elf

Come learn the secrets of the magical and mischievous lives of Santa's elves. All good girls and boys will be named honorary JW Elves for the 2018 holiday season.

  • Cost: $35 per child, includes a holiday keepsake
  • When: Saturdays from 4pm - 5pm
  • Location: Texas Library


Kids' Night Out

While the parents are away, the kids will play! Join us for a fun-filled themed party and dinner. From 6pm-10pm children will enjoy creative activities and games.

  • Cost: $70 per child ages 4-12
  • When: Friday & Saturday nights
  • Location: See Experience Guide for location

Holiday Parties

Let us help you plan your holiday party. Book early for special offers. For more information call us at 210-483-6644.


Experience a real Texas tradition with a holiday twist. Gooey marshmallows, graham crackers and an assortment of chocolate!

  • Cost: Complimentary
  • When: Friday and Saturday evenings from 4pm-6pm
  • Location: Hill Top Fire Pit


New Year's Eve

What better way to ring in the New Year than at the largest JW Resort ever built. The JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort and Spa is ideal for families, couples or even a private day to yourself at our spa. See the Monthly Experience Guides for exact times, days and locations. Water Attractions are open, weather permitting. Hours vary by season and may change without notice.

Santa Sunday Brunch

Enjoy Sunday Brunch with Santa and Mrs. Claus

  • Cost: $52 for Adults / $29 for Children 4-12
  • When: Sunday mornings beginning November 25th thru December 23rd
  • Location: 18 Oaks / Make your reservation at 210-483-6622

Candy Cane Corner

Choose from a variety of candy cane flavors to create the perfect Holiday taste. A sweet and fun experience for all good little boys and girls!

  • Cost: $7
  • When: Saturdays from 1pm - 3pm
  • Where: Crooked Branch

Polar Express Trains on Parade

Begin with a 45-minute imaginative experience creating your very own holiday train car. Afterwards, you will join fellow conductors for a magical locomotive parade as we Light Up the Night!

  • Cost: $5
  • When: Saturdays at 5:30pm - Parade starts at 6:30pm
  • Where: See Experience Guide for location

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