The month of December can be crazy, chaotic, exhilarating, and fun all at the same time. If youâ€™re looking to get into the holiday spirit, take a step back to remember what the season is all about. Some of the best ways to enjoy your time are to take part in community activities. That being said, here are five ways you can celebrate the holidays in the area around our Shadow Valley Apartments:
Visit With Family and Friends
While itâ€™s easy to get caught up in the more consumerist aspects of the holidays, take time to remember that youâ€™re going through all the effort to please your family and friends. Instead of getting stressed out over a big party or what feels like a mountain of presents, host a small gathering of those people you love the most. Take advantage of the mild winter weather and have a barbecue at our Leon Valley apartment complexes. Sit out by the pool and enjoy delicious food and each otherâ€™s company. Use our green spaces to play games like touch football and corn hole. Youâ€™ll be happy to have a relaxing afternoon with people you care about.
Every night until December 18, you can take part in the Ford Holiday Boat Caroling festivities. Churches, schools, local businesses and choral groups cruise down the river and sing traditional Christmas carols. You can enjoy the experience from one of the many renowned Leon Valley restaurants along the river or from one of the shop entrances. Sing along or listen to the others and have a great time.
If you have a fur baby that you want to pamper this holiday season, go to a fun DIY class where you can make a present for your pooch. Located just 10 minutes away from The Place at Shadow Valley, Marthaâ€™s Mexican Restaurant is hosting the Holiday Pets Make & Take event where you will learn how to make amazing smelling chemical bath and body products. You can choose what scent youâ€™re going to make and have a fun gift to give your pet. Bring some friends and enjoy the scents of Christmas.
What gets you more in the Christmas spirit than Santa? Take your kids to Maggianoâ€™s in Little Italy so they can sit on Santaâ€™s lap and tell him what they want for Christmas. You can take pictures of their happy faces and then enjoy a delicious meal together. Be sure to make a reservation so you donâ€™t miss out!
For a fun and family-friendly event thatâ€™s sure to put you in the holiday spirit, take a trip to the San Antonio zoo. Until New Yearâ€™s Day, the zoo will be filled with beautiful twinkling lights, an ice skating rink, and camel rides. You can see all the animal exhibits decorated in lights and then warm up with a cup of Â hot chocolate and sâ€™mores. Whether youâ€™re on a date night or out with the kids, this event is sure to bring you some Christmas cheer.
The Place at Shadow Valley is in a prime location to participate in all the holiday activities Leon Valley has to offer. Just a short distance from great restaurants and shopping, you can take part in the valleyâ€™s events and get involved in the community. No matter what you decide to do, we know youâ€™ll be singing â€˜tis the season to be jolly in no time.