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JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort & Spa

23808 Resort Parkway · San Antonio, Texas 78261 USA

  • 210-276-2500

JW Hill Country Christmas

Christmas 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 simple 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 with a cup of rich hot cocoa. It's the perfect companion to a wintry night!

  • Saturday, November 17th - Sunday, December 30th
  • Cost: Complimentary
  • When: Nightly shows 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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JW Sounds of the Season

Start your holiday tradition with the sounds of the season at our hotel. Enjoy the following festivities at our hotel:

  • Angel Chorus - Local school choirs performing weeknights in December

Check our Experience Schedule at our front desk for times and locations at the resort.

Keep Calm and Plunge on Contest

Freezing water + freezing weather = the perfect scenario for a Polar Bear! Or … for those who are brave enough to splash down the water slide into the chilly pool.

  • Cost: $20, includes t-shirt and souvenir photo
  • When: Saturdays at 8:30am 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. Create a masterpiece depicting your favorite JW Hill Country holiday memory and enter the holiday art contest. Select artwork will be chosen for a complimentary one-night stay during the 2018 holiday season. See experience guide for dates, times and location. Complimentary for resort guests.

  • Cost: Complimentary
  • Meet with the JW Elves
  • Write a letter to Santa
  • Enter the JW Holiday Art Contest
  • When: Check Experience Guide Schedule for dates and times

Breakfast with Santa & Mrs. Claus

Enjoy breakfast with Santa and Mrs. Claus. Don't forget to bring your camera!

  • Additonal cost
  • When: Saturday and Sunday mornings from November 24th - December 23rd
  • Location: 18 Oaks
  • Reservations required at 210-483-6622


Holiday Parties

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

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
  • This available for children ages 0 – 12

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, Check Experience Guide for times

Gingerbread Craft Workshop

Join us for popular holiday crafts and cookie decorating in our scrumptious Gingerbread Craft Workshop!

  • Additional cost
  • Gingerbread Cookie or House decorating
  • When: Daily
  • Check our Experience Schedule for details

Pictures with Santa & Mrs. Claus

Meet Santa and Mrs. Claus for a photo with Santa! Photos will be available to purchase, so bring the whole family!

  • Cost is $40 or $25 for resort guests
  • Includes a flash drive with up to five photos
  • When: Saturday Nights
  • Location: See Experience Guide for location and exact times


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! Range Riders Kids' Club will be transformed nightly into a different fun filled themed party and dinner. From 6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m., children will enjoy creative activities and games, and receive a special keepsake.

  • Cost: $65 per child ages 4-12
  • When: Check experience schedule for dates
  • Location: Range Riders Kids' Club – Reservations recommended


Experience a real Texas tradition with a holiday twist. Gooey marshmallows, graham crackers bacon and sweet peppermint bark chocolate!

  • Cost: Complimentary
  • When: Friday and Saturday evenings from 4pm-6pm
  • Location: North 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.

Candy Cane Sommelier

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: Additional Cost
  • When: Saturday afternoons beginning November 24th - December 2nd
  • Where: See Experience Guide for location and exact times

JW Elf Express Train

Begin with a 45-minute creative 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: Complimentary for resort guests ages 4-12
  • When: Saturday evenings
  • Where: See Experience Guide for location and exact times