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Parent's Guide to Lackland Air Force Base

Exciting things are in store for families stationed at the Lackland Air Force Base. With various kid-friendly amenities located on-base and San Antonio’s best and brightest holiday festivities that are only a short drive away, military families will love the following attractions.

On-Base Attractions

Lackland Movie Theater – A beloved establishment on Lackland Air Force Base, the movie theater is a perfect place to spend an afternoon or evening with the family. Catch new releases, free screenings of classic movies, and even special events. Learn more here.

Lackland Main Exchange – Take the family shopping at this on-base shopping center. The mall features several restaurants, such as Subway, Starbucks, Charleys, and Qdoba, as well as a barber shop, a salon, and clothing stores. Learn more here.

Gateway Hills Golf Course – Head over for a fun-filled afternoon of professional golfing, practice greens, and delicious dining. This 18-hole golf course lives on 200 acres of stunning Gateway Hills scenery. Learn more here.

Nearby Holiday Festivities

SeaWorld Christmas Celebration – Now through January 2, 2023

Meet Santa Claus, sip hot chocolate, and explore SeaWorld’s most extravagant holiday display. Check out the festival’s special events and themed sections like the O’ Wondrous Night Stage Show and the Christmas Party Zone Snowman Jam.

Holiday In The Park At Six Flags Fiesta Texas – Now through January 1, 2023

This premier Christmas event has returned to Six Flags Fiesta Texas, bringing Santa visits, family nativity shows, and a Holiday Market packed with cookie decorating, seasonal foods, and more. 

Alamo Lights – Now through January 2, 2023

If you enjoy spectacular shows of holiday festivities and decorations, visit one of San Antonio’s most treasured landmarks known for its annual display of holiday lights.

Rotary Ice Rink Presented By Valero – Now through January 16, 2023

Bundle up and grab the skates for San Antonio’s favorite ice skating holiday event! This is a highly anticipated holiday event in the San Antonio area, so make sure to reserve your tickets soon.

The holiday season brings about the smell of hot peppermint cocoa and gingerbread cookies, magnificent holiday shows, and incredible attractions – and San Antonio is no different! These family-friendly attractions and events are just the start of what the city has to offer. Learn more about living on Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland here.