November 26, 2013

Starting off the season with the JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort and Spa

We have officially kicked off the holiday season!  David and I bundled the boys up and took a drive out to the JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort and Spa to help kick off the JW Illumination Light Show. It was amazing and will be running nightly from 6:30pm to 10pm. The lights are synchronized with the music and there are cozy fireplaces to warm up by after you have walked around and taken in all the beautiful lights!  Add a hot chocolate and you too will feel the holiday spirit come alive.


And there is more to the celebration than just the lights.  There are activities for all ages! 

The Polar Plunge sounds like fun!  The water is cold just right and the lifeguard elves are there if you need some help! Are you up for the challenge?  Saturdays at 12pm and 4pm.  Tuesdays and Thursdays at 12pm.

Its not quite the holidays without a Gingerbread house!  So stop by the Gingerbread Craft Workshop and decorate a cookie or a house.  Mondays - Thursdays from 3pm to 5pm.  Fridays 2:30 to 4pm.  And Saturday and Sunday from 2pm to 5pm.  

There are much more activities like Story Time, Breakfast with two very special guests, Ornament Decorating and even Pony Rides!  You can check out other activities and times HERE!

Most importantly don't forget to stop by the Texas Library and get your photos with Santa and Mrs. Claus.  Be sure to tell them whats on your list too! 


We had so much fun visiting and it was such a great way to kick off the holiday season.  The boys have not stopped asking when we are going to go back for more hot chocolate!  I'm almost tempted to take a leap in to the pool too!  Here are a few more photos from Sunday.  


Don't let their cool faces fool you.  These boys are quite smitten with Tinsel the Elf.  She was so sweet to them and Alex says she must be real because she is super pretty!  Tinsel will be stopping by and visiting children all over San Antonio including the boys and girls at Methodist Children's Hospital!


Hows that for a pumpkin!  That sucker is huge and the boys said there is no way it is real.  All I think is mmmm pumpkin pie!


The lights as you walk around are wonderful.  How do they get them to light up with the music?  Magic right?  Because it sure was magical.


And one last shot of the fireplace.  Oh man was this nice and warm.  I sat for as long as I could but it was time to go.  The boys aren't the only ones looking forward to going back.  See that chair there?  It has my name on it!

What is your favorite part of the holidays?  Mine is the Thanksgiving dinner but Christmas lights are a close second.  We drive all over the place checking them out!  Luckily San Antonio understands my need for more lights, because they are EVERYWHERE!  And the river walk all light up is just the best!


  1. these are beautiful pictures! It looks like so much fun!

    1. Alvina, Thank you! If you get the chance, you should go! Its so pretty and cozy!