‘Tis the season to create lasting holiday memories as the JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort and Spa transforms into a magical winter wonderland. Nightly synchronized light shows, thousands of twinkling lights, festive decor, photo opportunities, and a large variety of holiday themed activities are sure to put even the Grinch himself into the holiday spirit.

Watch the holiday magic unfold through children’s eyes, with a visit from Santa and his elves, and his LIVE reindeer. Sing-along to favorite holiday tunes with adorable animatronic reindeer and penguins surrounded by colorful lights.  For even more holiday cheer guests can enjoy horse-drawn carriage rides around the resort, decorate holiday cookies and gingerbread houses, create ornaments, write letters to Santa, catch a holiday movie on the lawn, and race to complete the Elf on the Shelf scavenger hunt. Holiday magnet decorating and slime factory are among guest favorites. Also, who could possibly miss out on the hot cocoa bar and s’mores? Both are sure to be a crowd-pleaser. 


The holiday festivities certainly are not limited to children. The Arctic Lounge, a pop-up lounge, featuring holiday themed cocktails and delicious treats is a must see for all guests this season. Adults can enjoy specialty drinks, such as Under the Mistletoe, Treat Yo’ Elf, and Fizz Navidad, while kids can enjoy a hot apple cider or cocoa and Dippin’ Dots. Tasty treats, such as pumpkin cherry bread, peppermint bark, and candied pecan popcorn are perfect to be shared and devoured. 

In addition to all of the holiday activities guests can enjoy the other lavish amenity offerings of the resort, such as the River Bluff water experience, golf, tennis, basketball, pickle ball, Topgolf Swing Suites, and relax and pamper themselves at the Lantana Spa.

As a last-minute vacation, a holiday stay-over, or a gift under the tree, a relaxing stay at the JW San Antonio Hill Country Resort and Spa should be on everyone’s gift list this year.