The holidays are quickly approaching, and we can think of no better way to celebrate than by embracing a seasonal state of mind through local sights, sounds and shopping. Because the holidays are bigger in Texas, discover all the community has to offer this time of year, with our ultimate list of happenings.
Christmas Light Fest 2017 | Now-December 31
Don Strange Ranch; 103 Waring Welfare Rd, Boerne
Take a hayride under the stars or drive through two dazzling miles of spectacular holiday lights. Afterwards, head to Santa’s village to eat, shop, and on Wednesday and weekend nights, meet the man himself.
Ford Fiesta De Las Luminarias | December 1-3, 8-10 & 15-17
San Antonio River Walk
Stroll along a three-mile stretch of the San Antonio River Walk, and feast your eyes on a brilliant holiday light display featuring beautiful Mexican Christmas luminarias.
Ford Holiday Boat Caroling | December 1-22
San Antonio River Walk
Watch boats gliding the San Antonio River nightly, each with passengers aboard joyously performing seasonal holiday carols. A new musical group performs hourly every evening. Listen to the music from the River Walk or reserve a boat to participate.
Weihnacht’s Christmas Parade | December 2
Main Street, Boerne
The Weihnacht Parade is a long standing Boerne Christmas tradition, held on the first Saturday of December for 31 years this year. More than 100 illuminating entries, from festooned floats and sleighs to decorated cars, will line Main Street delighting crowds and heralding the beginning of the holiday season.
Oma’s Christmas Craft Fair | December 2 - 3
Kendall County Fairgrounds, 1307 River Road, Bourne
Buy quality handcrafted holiday gifts from more than 100 local vendors. Indulge in homemade delights from the bake sale, and for the kids, a Santa’s village full of activities and Instagram-worthy photo opportunities.
Christmas at the Farm | December 9
Herff Farm, 33 Herff Rd, Boerne
Visit the historic Herff Farm for a charming holiday celebration with hayrides, sledding, caroling, crafting, and sipping on hot cocoa. While you’re there, don’t forget to pose for a family photo with Santa.
Cowboy Christmas Market Days | December 16 - 17
Main Plaza, 100 North Main, Boerne
Wrap up last-minute holiday shopping the Western way at a market with a variety of unique, locally-made holiday gifts. Take photos with real cowboys and enjoy the sounds of Texas music.
Trans-Siberian Orchestra | December 23
AT&T Center, 1 AT&T Center, San Antonio
Treat yourself to a concert by the Trans-Siberian Orchestra. The progressive rock group returns to San Antonio this year performing The Ghost of Christmas Eve. The production is a lively musical retelling of the Charles Dickens classic.
Celebrate San Antonio | December 31, 6pm
Hemisfair Park, 200 E Market St, San Antonio
Countdown to the New Year in style at this massive downtown festival. Ride carnival-style rides, eat delicious food, watch live music on multiple stages, and stay for the Fireworks Extravaganza at midnight.
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