Spectacular Christmas Light Fest is Set to Open on Thanksgiving

Monday 13th, November 2017 / 15:41 Written by
Spectacular Christmas Light Fest is Set to Open on Thanksgiving

Spectacular Christmas Light Fest is Lights, Hayrides, Santa, Holiday Treats and more!

The glow of more than two million twinkling lights, hayrides and holiday fun are on the horizon at the spectacular Christmas Light Fest. Dazzling lights, holiday activities and flavors, shopping and the famous man in red are sure to fill everyone with holiday cheer Nov. 23rd—Dec. 31st during Christmas Light Fest, an annual holiday extravaganza nestled on picturesque ranchland. Open nightly, the light spectacular features tunnels of twinkling lights and holiday displays along a two-mile path and Santa’s Village, a rustic barn filled with holiday flavors and activities.


From Thanksgiving night through New Year’s Eve, gorgeous drive-thru light displays shimmer and shine under the star-filled Texas sky. Sundays through Thursdays, Christmas Light Fest is open 6-9 p.m., while Friday and Saturday nights, as well as holidays, feature an extra hour, 6-10 p.m.

Spectacular Christmas Light Fest

Spectacular Christmas Light Fest

Santa will be visiting his favorite Texas ranch each Friday and Saturday night before Christmas, as well as Thanksgiving night (Nov. 23-25, Dec. 1-2, Dec. 8-9, Dec. 15-16, Dec. 22-24). Even better:  come out for Wonderful Wednesdays and enjoy free cookies with Santa every Wednesday night in December! Enjoy a sweet treat and give Santa your wish list Dec. 6, Dec. 13 and Dec. 20. Decorate cookies, play games and stroll through even more lights for perfect picture opportunities and fun.

Spectacular Christmas Light Fest

Make your Christmas Light Fest visit complete with a stop by Santa’s Village to visit the jolly ol’ man himself. Nestled within the ranch grounds, Santa’s Village is the perfect spot to relax and enjoy a variety of holiday flavors including s’mores, coffee, hot chocolate, kettle corn, sausage on a stick and more. You can also check a few names off your Christmas list by doing a little holiday shopping. And be sure to help feed Santa’s Longhorns! After all, in Texas Santa needs more than reindeer to pull his sleigh.


To enjoy Christmas Light Fest, drive through the festive displays in the comfort of your own vehicle, or experience everything ranch-style, catching a hayride to tour the lights. Tickets are $27 per vehicle to tour the ranch, or $15 per person for a hayride. To ensure availability, hayrides should be purchased in advance online. Onsite parking is free. Vehicle passes and hayride tickets are available at www.christmaslightfest.com. Private hayrides are also available by reservation, so gather your friends and family for a unique holiday get-together.

Spectacular Christmas Light Fest

Spectacular Christmas Light Fest

New this year:  even more displays and twinkling surprises, more family fun and a walk-through light display. And help spread the holiday spirit to families in need by supporting Christmas Light Fest’s food drive for the San Antonio Food Bank. Donate non-perishable food and canned goods and for every donation, Christmas Light Fest will take $2 off of your vehicle pass. Bring your donation on a week night (Sunday through Thursday), and receive $4 off!


Christmas Light Fest is located on the Don Strange Ranch, just 20 minutes outside of San Antonio off of I-10 West, exit 533, at 103 Waring Welfare Road in Boerne. Members of the military (active duty, reserves and retired) and first responders and their families receive a $5 discount nightly. For more information about discounts and how to purchase tickets, visit www.christmaslightfest.com.


Get social with your sparkle! Follow Christmas Light Fest on Facebook, @ChristmasLightFest, to stay in the glow, and share your pictures on Instagram, #ChristmasLightFest and on Twitter, @SALightFest. For more information about Christmas Light Fest, visit www.christmaslightfest.com.


About Christmas Light Fest

A drive-thru light spectacular designed to delight the entire family, Christmas Light Fest features more than two million lights sparkling along a two-mile path under the beautiful star-filled Texas sky, as well as Santa’s Village, a marketplace featuring free pictures with Santa, food, fun and gifts. The 2017 event is open nightly November 23 through December 31. Tickets may be purchased online at www.christmaslightfest.com.

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