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November 24, 2013

Quick Getaway? Celebrate the Holidays in Hill Country with the JW Marriott San Antonio

Are you looking to get away but the holiday season in the way? 

Or are you looking to celebrate the holidays a little different this year, but don’t have the time to take off for a week?


Then consider a vacay to the JW Marriott San Antonio in the heart of the Hill Country for a quick family trip that can have you slippin’, slidin’ and sippin’ holiday style by the afternoon.

My family visited this property this summerand we LOVED it as a quick summer getaway. However, the spirit of the season also comes alive with JW Hill Country Holidays with special holiday happenings that will make the whole family happy. The JW Illumination light display, yuletide carolers, special visits by Santa and Mrs. Claus, Elf story time, a special Polar Plunge and arts and crafts for the family make the holidays fun and easy with holiday rates at $189!

For the whole family!


JW Illumination

Enjoy hundreds of thousands of twinkling lights choreographed to joyful holiday sounds as you stroll through our outdoor wonderland with a cup of rich, hot cocoa. The perfect companion to a wintry night!

Nightly shows from 6:30 - 10 p.m.; five-minute light show every 20 minutes

Complimentary for guests and visitors

Polar Plunge & Lifeguard Elves

Freezing water + freezing weather = the perfect scenario for a Polar Bear! Or, for those who are brave enough to jump into the only un-heated pool on Saturdays at selected times.

Complimentary to participate, but it’s $20 for a photo and t-shirt to commemorate the experience.



JW Sounds of the Season

Throughout the season guests will enjoyholiday season in the hotel and even in your room!

Angel Chorus – Local school choirs to perform weeknights in December

Yuletide Carolers – Crooked Branch Lounge weekends in December

Holiday Name that Tune – Test your seasonal song knowledge and win prizes. • Radio Rudolph – Keep the holiday spirit with our simultaneous broadcast of the JW Illumination soundtrack in guest room FM radio (nightly from 6:30 - 10 p.m.)

Breakfast with Santa & Mrs. Claus

Enjoy breakfast at 18 Oaks with none other than Santa and Mrs. Claus. JW Elves will be there, as well as balloon artists. Each child will receive a special gift.

Every Saturday from Nov 30 - Dec 21, 8:30 - 10:30 a.m.

$36 adults, $22 children ages 4-12 (tax and gratuity included) with reservation

Just for the Kids!

Elf Tuck-in

These playful elves are ready to make a special visit with your child and tuck them into bed on Saturday nights during the holidays. Reservations are required for the special elf experience.

$15 per child

Gingerbread Craft Workshop

Holiday crafts like stockings, jewelry making and gingerbread cookie-making and cookie decorating inside a scrumptious Gingerbread Workshop!

Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays in December

$3 – 30 for crafts

Story Time with the Elves

The North Pole has sent some expert readers to share memorable stories with little listeners!

Friday nights (see Experience Schedule for specific times)



Santa Pictures

Take your photo with Santa and Mrs. Claus!

Saturday nights in Dec

$25 for a professional session which offers a flash drive containing up to five photos or complimentary (when you use your own camera)

North Pole Mailbox

Write a special letter to Santa and he may just respond with a special note! You are also invited to create a masterpiece depicting your favorite JW Hill Country Holiday memory and enter the Holiday Card Contest. Select artwork will be chosen to grace a JW Christmas Card Collection next year and families will be invited back to join us in 2014 for the JW Hill Country Holidays!

Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays


Just for Mom & Dad

Get in the Christmas Spirit

Get rid of the stress so you have the perfect holidays! The Lantana Spa offers several season specials to get you in the spirit!

Chocolate Peppermint Pedicure - 50 minutes, $75

Sugar Cookie Body Scrub - 50 minutes, $99

Warming Organic Ginger Body Treatment - 80 minutes, $175

Drink in the Spirit

The resort offers seven unique dining options and each outlet will offer specials dishes to celebrate the season. And visit the hotel bar, Cibolo Moon, to savor The Pumpkin Patch or Holiday Mojito for an adult holiday treat!

Other holiday happenings not-to-miss include a Christmas Tree Decorating Contest and a Christmas Present Wrapping Contest!

Visit for more information about this fun holiday getaway!





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