9 things to look forward to in San Antonio now that we’ve made it to December

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Image courtesy of Six Flags Fiesta Texas.
Image courtesy of Six Flags Fiesta Texas. (Copyright 2020 by KSAT - All rights reserved.)

SAN ANTONIO – How is it already December? 2020 is the year that simultaneously feels a decade long and also like the weeks have blended together to form one long month. It was just March yesterday, right?

It’s not been quite the stellar kick-off to a new decade most people had in mind but there are still reasons to smile now that we’ve finally made it to December.

Here’s a list of some of the things we are looking forward to in the San Antonio-area:

  1. Drive-thru Holiday Lights - There are many locations around San Antonio to look at holiday lights from your vehicle. Check out KSAT’s list of locations here.
  2. Selena the Series - The highly anticipated series is a look at Selena’s life and rise to stardom. San Antonio native Ricardo Chavira will play Abraham Quintanilla in the series which starts streaming on Netflix on Dec. 4.
  3. Holiday Movies - There are holiday movies on all the streaming platforms and even on cable right now. If you’re wanting to get out of the house while safely socially distancing you can also watch some holiday classics at a local drive-in theater.
  4. Photos with Santa Claus - Kris Kringle aka Santa Claus aka Saint Nicholas is going to be at various locations around the San Antonio area ahead of the holidays for photos. The key for 2020 Santa photos is to make reservations. 🎅 Find out more here.
  5. Cold Weather - San Antonio had its first freeze on the first of the month. 🥶 Some people might not like the cold weather but others love it and are crossing their fingers for snow (although there’s no chance of that in the forecast as of Dec. 1.)
  6. River Walk Lights - It’s an annual tradition that dates back to 1974 - the lighting of the River Walk. Want to know the back story about the lights and what squirrels have to do with them? 🐿 Check it out here.
  7. Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanza - No matter what religion, if any, you are a part of it’s hard to deny something about the holiday season in December feels magical. From movies to hot chocolate to lights - there’s nothing quite like it.
  8. Trout Fishing - The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department are expected to stock roughly 10,336 rainbow trout in four San Antonio-area lakes periodically throughout the winter. 🎣 Learn more here.
  9. The end of 2020 - 👋 The coronavirus isn’t going to magically go away but 2021 can’t possibly be worse than this right?

Still not smiling? Here are some GIFs of people that are probably having a worse day than you that might help:

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