Best Texas Hill Country Christmas Getaways 2022

Best Texas Hill Country Christmas Getaways 2022

Have you ever heard the saying that everything is bigger in Texas? Then it shouldn’t be a surprise that the same is true of Texas Christmases. While we native Texans take pride in our 80 mph speed limits, our steadfast love of sweet tea, and our overall kind and welcoming demeanor, our love for and pride in our Christmas extravaganzas may put all else to shame. Are you looking to get out of town and celebrate the holidays somewhere different, unique, and cozy? These Texas towns will ensure that you have the best Texas Christmas Getaway possible.


Best Christmas Getaway - Fredericksburg

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Fredericksburg during Weihnachtszeit or the Christmas season has often been compared to a holiday Hallmark movie and with good reason.

Whether it’s ice skating and marveling at the town’s 30-foot Christmas tree and authentic German Christmas pyramid, shopping along a Main Street decked out in its holiday finest, enjoying a festive wine event and local cuisine, or experiencing one of the many special events, Fredericksburg is the perfect holiday getaway.
When: November 22, 2022 – January 6, 2023

Christmas at The Caverns

Texas Christmas Getaway - Christmas at The Caverns

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At Natural Bridge Caverns, they celebrate Christmas unlike anywhere else in the world! Nestled in the scenic Texas Hill Country, they kick their holiday festivities up a notch. Hear your favorite carols echo through Texas’ largest underground cavern. As the sun sets behind our 30-foot Christmas tree, stroll through our 1/3-mile trail of lights. Take your Santa photos, then round up his reindeer in our 5000 square foot outdoor maze and listen to story time with Mrs. Claus. Don’t forget to roast s’mores, enjoy live music, and shop for your holiday gifts!
When: December 3 – 23, 2022 | 4:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Where: 26495 Natural Bridge Caverns Rd, San Antonio, TX 78266
How Much: Price starts at Adult $23.99 | Child $17.99

Santa’s Ranch Drive-Through

Santa's Ranch Drive-Through

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Explore Santa’s Ranch and enjoy one of the best Christmas Displays in the region. Enjoy kettle corn, hot cocoa, and other holiday snacks as you drive through winding country roads and spectacular Christmas lights and structures! Bring your friends and family along! Please note that Trailers, Buses, Limos, or RVs are not allowed.
When: Friday to Sunday, November 18 – January 1, 2023 | 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Where: 9561 I-35 North, New Braunfels, Tx 78130
How much: $35 per vehicle

San Marcos: Roughhouse Trail Of Lights

Texas Christmas Getaway - Roughhouse Brewing

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This holiday season, bring the family out to the second-annual Roughhouse Trail of Lights! FREE to attend, they’ve set up an easy and entertaining walking loop with several fun and creative ranch-inspired light displays!

While here, enjoy:

     –   Ample parking
     –   Hot cocoa
     –   Scavenger hunt
     –   S’more’s kits
     –   Gingerbreadman cutout photo board!

The trail is accessible from sundown to close each week, Thursday-Sunday, starting 12/10 and ending 12/31 during normal operating hours. The trail will be closed on Christmas Eve, Christmas, and New Year’s Day.

The trail is not paved. It is a rugged dirt/grass path, so please take caution when navigating the land. The use of strollers or wheelchairs is doable but not recommended. Please use your own discretion.
When: Thursday – Sunday, December 18 – 31, 2022 | 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Where:  Roughhouse Brewing, 680 Oakwood Loop, San Marcos, TX 78666
How much: FREE

New Braunfels: Kids Holiday Fun Day

Texas Christmas Getaway - Kids Holidays Fun Day

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Join them on Tuesday, December 20th for an afternoon filled with Holiday Fun. They have a Nativity Petting Zoo with Happy Tails from 2-4 pm and Pictures with Krause Klaus from 4-6 pm. They will also have cookie decorating kits by Emerald Whisk and DIY s’mores available.
When: Tuesday, December 20, 2022, | 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Where: 148 S Castell Ave, New Braunfels, TX 78130

Wimberly: Polar Bear Plunge & 5K

Texas Christmas Getaway - Polar Bear Plunge

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Celebrate the New Year on January 1st with Blue Hole Regional Park’s sixth annual Polar Bear Plunge & 5K! This action-packed event is fun for the whole family! Tickets are $25 per person. This covers your admission to the 5K, a special edition Blue Hole Polar Bear Plunge T-shirt, and a swag bag! All Sales are final, and no refunds will be issued. If you are just plunging, you do not need a ticket. They will have a fire at our firepit, hot drinks, and music! Make sure to bring a change of clothes and a towel. See you at Blue Hole on January 1st!
When: Sunday, January 1, 2023, | 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Where: 333 Blue Hole Lane Wimberley, TX 78676

Boerne: Jones Christmas Lights

Best Christmas Getaway - Jones Christmas Lights Boerne

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There are songs, lights, and family fun at this dazzling light festival which will run till early January next year! Lights are on every night until January 2! Sunday – Thursday 6 pm – 10 pm & Friday – Saturday to 11 pm. Remember to Tune in to 94.5 FM. Passes are available at the gate.
When: Every night until January 2, 2023
Where: 43360 Interstate 10 West Frontage Rd, Boerne, TX 78006

Boerne: Old West Christmas Light Fest

Old West Christmas Light Fest

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Another year of Christmas magic is brought to Boerne, Texas, just north of San Antonio, with the Old West Christmas Light Fest at Enchanted Springs Ranch! Enjoy live music, snacks, and drinks, shop at the neighborhood artisan handmade market, and enjoy family activities like visiting Santa and Mrs. Claus as you stroll through more than 2 million twinkling lights in an authentic Old West town.
When: starting November 24, 2022 | 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Where: Enchanted Springs Ranch, 242 State Highway 46 W, Boerne, TX 78006 United States
How much: $12 – $120

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