Embrace the most wonderful time of year at JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort & Spa

By: Kristin Finan
November, 2022
‘Tis the season for making unforgettable family memories, and if you’re looking for a fun-filled way to ring in the holiday season, point your sleigh toward the JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort & Spa. Starting Nov. 12, the resort will transform into a glittering winter wonderland, complete with thousands of twinkling lights, a host of festive holiday fun and yes, visits from Santa Claus and his elves.

The JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort & Spa offers unforgettable holiday memories. Contributed by JW Marriott

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.

Singing reindeer are among the festive attractions at the JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort & Spa in November and December. Contributed by JW Marriott

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.

Santa Claus will be among the honored guests at the JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort & Spa this holiday season. Contributed by JW Marriott

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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.

Thousands of lights twinkle at the JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort & Spa each holiday season. Contributed by JW Marriott

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.

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