Guide to New Braunfels Christmas Lights 2022

New Braunfels Christmas Lights 2022

New Braunfels Christmas Lights 2022

What a bright time, it’s the right time to rock the night away with the New Braunfels Christmas Lights 2022 at Santa’s Ranch! 

Known as one of the greatest Christmas lights exhibits in Texas, the New Braunfels Christmas Lights display never fails to shower visitors with bushels of fun, joy, and wonder. This mile-long drive-thru Christmas attraction has everything that will delight you and put you in the best holiday spirit. That’s why it’s no wonder people line up for it every year.

This year, Santa’s Ranch has pulled out all the stops once more. With new displays and attractions in addition to all its classic adornments, there are tons of things to make your Christmas in New Braunfels oh-so-worth it. So if you’re looking for the best Christmas events in New Braunfels to go to, look no further. We’ve also made you a guide to give you everything you need to know about Santa’s Ranch.

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Editor’s note: Our staff works hard to bring you the latest information. However, all information is subject to change. As always, please confirm before heading out.


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New Braunfels Christmas Lights 2022 – What to Expect

New Braunfels Christmas Lights 2022

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Once you enter this mile-long drive-thru, you’ll be met with thousands of dazzling and sparkling lights from one corner to another. There will be lights adorning the usual Christmas fixtures like Christmas trees, snowmen, and Santas. Then, there will also be lights adorning all sorts of things. A cowboy boot, archways, trains, flowers – you name it. 

There will also be animated light displays of all sorts of scenes. One of the most popular ones is an animated lights display of the nativity. That’s why you have to make sure that you’re not driving too fast.

Unfortunately, you won’t be allowed to go down from your vehicles. So, you have to make every second count. But you don’t have to worry because there are places where you’re designated to stop for a couple of minutes to take in the sights. 

New Braunfels Christmas Lights 2022 - Concession stand

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After the drive, you can stop by the concessions stand for some holiday treats. There, you can complete your visit with a hot cup of cocoa or fresh kettle corn.

If you want something to remember your trip by, you can also stop by the souvenir shop. There will be tons of various items you can pick up to commemorate your time at Santa’s Ranch.


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New Braunfels Christmas Lights 2022 – Dates, Hours of Operation, and Tickets

New Braunfels Christmas Lights 2022

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The New Braunfels lights drive-thru display opened on November 11, 2022, and will be open through Christmas up until January 1, 2023. 

You can check it out on Sundays to Thursdays from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. and on Fridays to Saturdays from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m.

As for the tickets for 2022, pricing will be per vehicle. Each vehicle costs $35. If you’re going to get a season pass, it will be $70. You can purchase tickets right from the Santa’s Ranch website here or get one from the entry gate of Santa’s Ranch. 


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New Braunfels Christmas Lights 2022 – Address and Parking

New Braunfels Christmas Lights 2022

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Santa’s Ranch is located at 9561 I-35 North New Braunfels, TX 78130.

If you’re coming from San Antonio, go north on IH 35 and take exit 200. After that, take a turnaround at Centerpoint and stay straight on Access Road. You won’t miss Santa’s Ranch from there. 

If you’re coming from Austin, go south on IH 35 and take exit 199. All you have to do next is stay on Access Road and you’ll be at Santa’s Ranch in no time. 

Just look for the 50′ Christmas tree and you’ll know you’re there. However, please pay attention to special detours.

As for parking, please take note that there won’t be parking on site. Also, please remember that trailers, buses, limos, or RVs will not be allowed in the park. 

Now that that’s done, bundle up, pack everything you need in the car, and make a new tradition with your friends and family with New Braunfels’ Christmas Lights 2022 at Santa’s Ranch.


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