From Nov. 12 through Dec. 30, the resort will be offering holiday activities that include nightly light show synchronized to holiday music favorites; penguin, reindeer and yeti animatronics singing festive tunes; visits from Santa’s live reindeer; horse carriage rides around the resort property; holiday cookie decorating; hot cocoa bar; s’mores with festive toppings; Elf on the Shelf DIY scavenger hunt for all ages; letter writing to Santa with his own dedicated mailbox; ornament decorating; and not-to-be-missed visits from Santa. Note: Activities are only for resort guests, and some may require an added fee.
New this year, the resort will also transform its Rivertop restaurant into an Arctic Lodge with holiday-themed cocktails such as the “Fizz Navidad” Gin Fizz and the “Treat Yo‘Elf” Frozen Peppermint Martini. The lodge will also feature kid-centric beverages such as hot cocoa and hot apple cider and tasty treats such as Candied Pecan Popcorn, Pumpkin Cherry Bread and other delicious bites.
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Want to spread out as you wait for jolly old Saint Nicholas to make his appearance? Book the resort’s Hill Country Wonderland Suite, where you’ll discover everything from a decorated Christmas tree and stockings over the fireplace to a record player that’s spinning your favorite holiday tunes and fresh-baked Christmas cookies upon arrival. The suite is available for online bookings Nov. 11-Dec. 30 using the code HO9. Starting Dec. 1, guests can also reserve one of the resort’s new Glamping Suites. These unique suites offer a luxury indoor camping experience and gift amenities such as a JW blanket, Longhorn stuffed animal and sleeping bags for young glampers to take home.
In addition to its holiday offerings, the JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort & Spa, a AAA 4-Diamond property, will also offer its favorite year-round amenities including temperature-controlled pools and hot tubs in its 9-acre River Bluff Water Experience; sports courts for tennis, basketball, and pickleball; 36-holes of TPC San Antonio PGA TOUR golf; Topgolf Swing Suites; the world-class Lantana Spa; award-winning culinary experiences; stunning hill country views; and famous Texas big starry night skies.
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Holidays at the JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort & Spa
The JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort & Spa will offer its holiday festivities Nov. 12-Dec. 30. The annual event will kick off on with the Light Up the Night event at 6 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 12, that will include a tree lighting, the Alamo Metro Chorus, a movie on the lawn, horse carriage rides and, of course, Santa’s arrival. The event is only available to resort guests. Learn more at www.jwsanantonio.com.