JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas -- Joint Base San Antonio bowling centers will be offering family activities, a giveaway and special game rates for bowlers during the holiday season.
Holiday activities begin Dec. 17 at the JBSA-Randolph Bowling Center, building 870, with "Bowling with Santa and the Grinch" from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Cost is $12 per child, which includes two games of bowling, rental shoes and a goodie bag. Both Santa Claus and the Grinch will visit, bowl and take photos with children. Snacks and refreshments will be served.
Children who will not be bowling can also have their picture taken with Santa Claus and the Grinch for $6 from 9-10 a.m.
Steve Barinque, JBSA-Randolph Bowling Center manager, said both children and adults will have a fun time at the event.
"It's pretty awesome," Barinque said. "The families are all on the lanes, and it's a festive time. There is a lot of interaction between the kids, Santa and the Grinch."
The JBSA-Randolph Bowling Center has special rates for bowling - $2.50 per game per person and $2.50 shoe rental - from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dec. 21-23; 1-8 p.m. Dec. 26; and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Dec. 31.
From noon to 6 p.m. on Christmas Eve, people can bowl for $1.50 per game, with $2.50 shoe rental.
In addition, the JBSA-Randolph Bowling Center is offering special packages for families to bowl. The Family Day Special, from 1-6 p.m. Christmas Eve, costs $40 and includes two hours of unlimited bowling for up to six bowlers, shoe rental, a 16-ounce soda for each family member and a large pizza; and the Day After Christmas Special, from 1-8 p.m. Dec. 26, includes two hours of bowling, shoe rentals, a 20-ounce soda for each family member and one large pizza per lane for $50.
Whether they are bowling with friends or family, bowlers will have a good time when they stop by the JBSA-Randolph Bowling Center during the holiday season, Barinque said.
"They can have fun and spend some family time and eat, bowl and be merry," he said.
At the JBSA-Lackland Skylark Bowling Center, building 6476, "Bowl with the Grinch" will be from noon to 2 p.m. Dec. 17. Children ages 18 and younger will get to bowl one game for free, take a picture with the Grinch and receive a snack and refreshment. While their children are having fun, parents can bowl for $1 per game with a $1 shoe rental.
The JBSA-Fort Sam Houston Bowling Center, building 2521, will have its holiday giveaway from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Dec. 20-23. For each game they bowl, bowlers will receive a ticket to enter a drawing for a $50 gift card, with drawings at noon and 2 p.m. each day.
Bowlers are invited to ring in the new year Dec. 31 at the JBSA-Randolph Bowling Center New Year's Eve celebration party at 8 p.m. The adults-only party is $30 per person and includes three games of Colorama glow-in-the dark bowling with cash prizes, a complimentary glass of Champagne for each person and breakfast afterwards. For reservations, call the JBSA-Randolph Bowling Center at 652-6271.
For information on holiday season activities, call the JBSA-Fort Sam Houston Bowling Center at 221-4740, the JBSA-Lackland Skylark Bowling Center at 671-1234 or the JBSA-Randolph Bowling Center at 652-6271.