‘Tis the Season for Lights, Snow and Dickens On Main
Save the date for the 15th annual Dickens On Main celebration in Boerne!
This event officially kicks off the holiday season, spreading tidings of good cheer and merriment galore. Recently named one of San Antonio Magazine’s best places to live and Family Circle’s top 10 family-friendly towns in the nation, Boerne is the perfect place to ring in the holidays. This year’s Dickens On Main celebration is one weekend full of more holiday festivities than ever before. From a headliner concert to a live ice sculpting show, this weekend is packed with new surprises and festivities all along the Hill Country Mile. Whether you want to finish your holiday shopping, listen to live music, participate in a Dickens period costume contest, or simply enjoy the sights and sounds of the season, Dickens On Main is the perfect way to get in the holiday spirit.
Kicking off on Friday, Nov. 28, Dickens On Main invites you to skip the Black Friday traffic in the city and enjoy the quaint shops along Main Street and Artisans Market which will feature unique handmade crafts and gifts.
The shopping doesn’t end on Black Friday—it continues on Small Business Saturday as well! What a great way to support local, unique businesses and shops while finding those one-of-a-kind, custom holiday gifts for your loved ones. With stores staying open late, even more shopping will be included in this year’s Dickens On Main.
Deck the Halls with Family Fun and Entertainment
Unique holiday shopping isn’t all that Dickens On Main has to offer! For 15 years, Dickens On Main has delivered the best holiday entertainment and activities for children and adults alike, and this year is guaranteed to continue in this storied tradition. Professional entertainers, ensembles from local schools, community carolers and local singer-songwriters will take the stage on both Friday and Saturday to share their talents in dance, music and acting, with festive performances that are sure to leave you humming along to your favorite holiday tunes.
As promised, the fan favorite Bah Humbug: “A One Man Christmas Carol” returns! With one actor playing all the roles from Scrooge to Tiny Tim in this magical retelling of the famed holiday classic, you won’t want to miss the annual performance of this crowd-pleasing rendition.
Traditional Dickens era costumes can also be seen throughout the event as people get into character to experience the holiday season. Although not required, Dickens On Main encourages all attendees to dress in Dickens era costumes. And speaking of holiday costumes, everyone’s favorite Christmas man himself—Santa Claus— will visit Boerne for his special Christmas appearance to greet children on the sparkly lit grounds of the Little Nature Store. People of all ages are invited to participate in the many family-friendly activities including cookie and ornament
decorating, face painting, or the petting zoo. This year’s Dickens On Main will also feature a 10-foot high, 60-foot long snow slide each evening with more than 40,000 pounds of snow! That’s right—Boerne will have a white Christmas after all! People of all ages will enjoy the snow-sledding action, with enough sleds on hand to ensure the entertainment never slows down. What’s more, the spectacular ice sculptures will return this year in a dazzling ice sculpting show. On Main Street, the ice will fly into the sky like snowflakes as frosty perfection is created in front of your eyes. And don’t forget to take a ride on the horse-drawn carriages—a great way to take in Boerne’s winter wonderland! The fun doesn’t stop there… This year’s Dickens On Main is also pleased to announce the addition of concerts—free to the public—on both Friday and Saturday nights! Friday night, the Lone Star Swing Orchestra, an 18-piece band, will play music from the “Big Band” era of the ‘30s and ‘40s and western swing music. Then on Saturday night, Dickens On Main will have its first-ever headliner concert finale! Two Tons
of Steel (one of the best American rockabilly and Texas country bands around) will take the stage to perform their top hits as well as some holiday favorites to send everyone home with Christmas cheer.
We Wish You a Merry Christmas
So bundle up and bring your family and friends to Boerne’s Main Street for the best holiday celebration in Texas! With entertainment and activities for the whole family, you won’t want to miss this yuletide celebration. Dickens On Main is launching fun holiday contests on social media to see how full of Christmas spirit you are, so be sure to connect with Dickens On Main on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube
too. For more information, visit www.dickensonmain.com.