Have Happy Holidays in Hill Country

Ah, the holidays. The time of year where lights adorn every tree branch, hot cocoa is the drink du jour, and everyone is making a list and checking it twice. Whether you prefer a simple holiday season with a few close friends or enjoy hopping from activity to activity dressed in your holiday best, you have to admit that there is something about the holiday season that makes everyone feel young again, especially in the Hill Country!

Nowadays it’s easier than ever to get excited about the holidays. From cheesy movies on TV to festive drinks at every coffee shop and parades and festivities every weekend, there is always some way to celebrate this magical time of year. And if you are looking for a festive place to get away for a weekend this holiday season, you’ll want to spend part of the season in Hill Country! The Boerne area of Hill Country has so many themed activities it can be hard to know where to start. If you are looking to spread a little holiday cheer this year, here are a few spots with fun festivities for all ages in the Texas Hill Country/ Boerne area.

Holiday Happenings in Hill Country 2023

  • Old West Christmas Light FestTalk about walking through a winter wonderland! This charming festival is perfect for all ages and has a plethora of activities to get you to get excited about the hoildays. Eat and shop as you stroll, soaking up the holiday lights and letting the kids run through the hay maze. There are optional add-on activities as well, such as laser tag and mechanical bull rides.
  • Crumbling Castle LightsA true drive-thru wonderland, the Crumbling Castle Lights display will leave you excited for the season. Drive through more than 30 acres of twinkling lights, listening to music and munching on snacks you bring yourself. Even better? The price for this event is per car, not per person, meaning you can really get great bang for your buck.
  • The Jones Christmas RanchCelebrate the reason for the season at the Jones Christmas Ranch. Enjoy more than three million bright lights at this drive-thru holiday light display centered around celebrating the birth of Jesus. Set to music and family-owned, this light display benefits charitable programs in the greater Boerne area.
  • Boerne also has a number of festive events on specific weekends in December. Weinachts Weekend is December 1-2 and celebrates the area’s unique German heritage with parades and more. A Toast to Olde Town takes place December 8-10 and comes with caroling, live music, shopping and more. Kinderfest is December 15-17 and is so much fun for the kids. They can sport their favorite holidays jammies or ugly sweaters and partake in a Christmas Cookie Crawl and so much more.

Hill Country lodging

Platinum Cottages is the producer of tiny cottages perfect for weekends away. Cottages designed by Platinum Cottages are efficient, elegant spaces designed to have a small footprint but big impact for those looking for an efficient living space that won’t cost a fortune. You can find Platinum Cottages at a number of RV Parks and Campgrounds around Texas, including several Hill Country gems: Yogi Bear’s Jellystone on the Guadalupe River in Kerrville and Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Canyon Lake. Check out these great campgrounds for a wonderful weekend away this holiday season with top-notch homes-away-from-home that will have you wondering if a Platinum Cottage is right for you!


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