Your Holiday Home

Things to Do

Your new family holiday destination tradition

Our holiday activities for kids are a festive blend of joy and wonder, promising unforgettable moments for your little ones. From whimsical workshops to spirited celebrations, join us in creating cherished moments that sparkle with the spirit of holidays at La Cantera Resort & Spa.

Please call 210.558.2247 to book a spot! Limited availability & reservations required for most activities. Subject to 50% cancellation fee.


Daily | 7-9 PM | $35/Gram
Delight in a surprise delivery straight from Santa’s workshop, filled with candy canes, a cozy hot chocolate packet & a special note from Santa himself! Keep an eye out, you might even catch a glimpse of an elf spreading holiday cheer. Unwrap the joy and warmth of the season with this merry gift package!

*Same day reservations will stop at 8 PM

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Two cute girls with Christmas presents, playing on the bed


Fridays through Sundays | 7-9 PM | $50/Child Tuck-in
Santa’s Elves are busy preparing for this year’s special in-room deliveries. Guests may arrange for an Elf Tuck-in that includes a personal appearance by one of our resident elves, delicious treats, & a bedtime reading of ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas. It’s the perfect celebration of the spirit of Christmas, & it’s a memory that will last!

*Same day reservations will stop at 8 PM


Fridays & Saturdays | 5-6 PM | Complimentary
Head over to the Resort Firepit and listen to Christmas stories read by one of Santa’s elves.

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Gingerbread House Decorating

Fridays | 3:15 – 4:45 PM | $50/House
Gather the family for a merry gingerbread house decorating experience. Build & decorate your own gingerbread masterpiece, sparking joy & festive cheer. Bring your creativity & let the family memories begin as we provide all the materials for this heartwarming seasonal activity!


Family Movie Night

Saturdays | 6 PM | Complimentary
Perfect for the whole family. Concessions available for purchase!

Movies for December 

Dec. 2nd, 9th, 16th & 23rd : The Grinch (2018)

Dec. 26th: The Santa Clause (1994)

Dec. 27th: The Santa Clause 2 (2002)

Dec. 28th: Elf (2002)

Dec. 29th: The Polar Express (2004)

Dec. 30th: Rise of the Guardians (2012)

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Santa Claus with reindeer and copy space

The Clauses' and Reindeer Visit @ El Fortin

Friday, Dec. 22nd | Complimentary | 11AM – 1PM
Meet Santa, Mrs. Claus and their friendly reindeer. Get ready for a magical time filled with joy and holiday cheer! Don’t miss this chance to see Santa’s special helpers up close and feel the enchantment of the holidays!

Little Chefs

Saturdays (excluding Dec. 2) | 10 AM – 2 PM | $110/Kid
Sharpen your culinary skills this holiday in this kids club session featuring hands on prep & assembly! Kids will learn the fundamentals of cooking with one of our in house chefs, & will have opportunities to let their culinary creativity shine. Aprons & chef hats are provided!

*Reservations required 24 hours in advance. Ages 6-12 years. Not available on December 2.

Boy baking in chef's whites
Children in Christmas costume pull out forms from the dough.

Other Activities

Wish Upon a Star – Stargazing | Fridays | 7-8 PM | $5/Person
Star-light, star-bright, let us see the Milky Way tonight! Join us for this telescope session, as an astronomer teaches kids about the constellations & galaxy!

S’mores | Daily | 5-6 PM | Complimentary
Join us for s’mores at the Resort Firepit!

Family Bingo | Saturdays |11 AM | 12 PM | 1 PM | $5/Card
Bring the whole family for some friendly competition!

Ornament Decorating | Saturdays | 3:15 PM | $5/Ornament
The holidays are upon us & one amazing way to color up your traditional decor is in creating our sand art ornaments with a twist!

Kid’s Club | Movie Night Out | Saturdays | 4-8 PM | $110/Kid
Bring your little ones to the Kid’s Club for a night out filled with fun, featuring lawn games, cornhole, giant Jenga, ping pong competitions, & more! Dinner is provided before 8pm, and complimentary popcorn & boxed candy is included! *Reservations required 24 hours in advance. Ages 4-12 years.

Bear Factory | Sundays | 11 AM – 1:45 PM | $25 Small | $30 Large
Create your new best stuffed animal friend! Choose from a number of outfits & accessories to make it even more personalized!

Paint a Toy from Santa’s Workshop | Sundays | 2-3 PM | $10/Toy
The elves have been hard at work, but your little ones will love helping them finish making the toys before Christmas arrives!

Santa Cookie Plates | Sundays | 2-3 PM | $10/Plate
Treats for Santa are a must & we want your help to create a festive plate for the jolliest man who makes magic happen!

Cookie Decorating| 2-3 PM | $25/Kid
Create one-of-a-kind cookies with all the frosting & sprinkles – yours will be the most festive cookies on any holiday tray! *Accompanying adults are free.