15 Ways to Catch the Christmas Bug in Boerne

Boerne- Dickens on MainThe weather is turning and there is starting to be a nip in the air (in the mornings at least). The holidays are upon us and we know how to celebrate here in Boerne. There is something for everyone including live Nativity's, Santa's left and right, several musical performances (above and below ground!), festivals with snow and family fun, twinkling lights as far as the eye can see, shopping, shopping and more shopping! We invite you to join in on the fun and get in the holiday spirit with 15 seasonal events here in the next month!

Boerne- Christmas Light Fest- Don Strange RanchChristmas Light Fest

Thanksgiving – New Year’s Eve, Don Strange Ranch ($27 per vehicle)- Featuring dazzling displays that start before you even drive through the gates of the ranch, Christmas Light Fest also brings Santa’s Village to life for families to enjoy. Stop for holiday flavors and fun, and meet with the jolly ol’ man himself each weekend of Christmas Light Fest.  Santa will hear the kid's holiday wishes, so bring your cameras and snap away—there’s no charge for pictures with Santa.

Boerne Dickens on MainDickens on Main

November 25 & 26, Hill Country Mile (Free)-  Dickens on Main brings tidings of good cheer to Boerne this November for the 17th annual premier Christmas event. Stroll with loved ones through a decorated historic downtown, along the Hill Country Mile, while the sights and sounds of the weekend fill you with holiday spirit. Pull out your petticoats, dust off your top hats and let Dickens on Main take you back in time! This family-friendly festival is the highlight of the season.

Boerne- Concert in the Cave2 Seasonal Concerts in the Cave Without a Name

Sounds of the Season- November 26 (Tickets Required)- Start the Christmas season off right with Tinsel; an a'cappella quartet, for sounds of the Christmas Season with contemporary classics and beloved carols. Described as sleek, sophisticated, and distinctive, Tinsel is not your average group of Christmas carolers. Within their roster of professional singers is Grammy®-winners and classically trained vocalists. Add in cave acoustics to Tinsel's unique sound for an unforgettable addition to your Christmas season.

Winter Solstice with Celebration Circle- December 17 (Tickets Required)- Enjoy an eclectic concert of Holiday music celebrating the Winter Solstice, combining contemporary arrangements of traditional carols, soaring vocals, original acoustic music and pulsing World-beat rhythms, performed on a mixture of ancient and modern instruments.

Boerne Festival of TreesFestival of Trees

December 1-3, Patrick Heath Public Library- Since 2012, the Festival of Trees has woven a festive garland through the Patrick Heath Public Library to inspire and delight Christmas lovers of all ages — and all for a good cause – preventing hunger! Last year more than 1,000 residents strolled through for inspiration, fun or to place a bid on one of the stunning trees.

'Twas the Night Before Christmas, by Ken Ludwig- Boerne Community TheatreBoerne Community Theatre: 'Twas the Night Before Christmas

December 2-17 (Tickets Required)- Don't miss this joyful tribute to the holiday season! “A momentum and ebullience worthy of the Pixar era animate, this world-premiere play, whose story line involves a heist, a duel with rapiers, some hip-hop, a squirt gun, a perilous airplane flight and an elf’s stint as a secret agent.  Such a playful spirit romps through 'Twas the Night Before Christmas, you might think the show itself was a product of Santa’s workshop.” - The Washington Post

Boerne Oma's Christmas Craft FairOma’s Christmas Craft Fair

December 3 & 4, Kendall County Fairgrounds ($5, 12yrs & under free)- You will find all your Christmas shopping easy to handle with every type of unique gift available at Oma's. Texas hand crafted wood items, homemade jellies, hand crafted clothing, wall hangings, ceramics, knitted and crocheted goods, hand embroidered items "like your grandmother used to make" and hand painted bird feeders and bird houses that will surely please the most discerning back yard birds. Three large buildings so full of handmade crafts, you are sure to find the perfect gift for any loved one no matter what their age or liking.

Boerne Stocking StrollStocking Stroll

December 3, Hill Country Mile (Tickets $25)- Ticket holders meander the Hill Country Mile discovering quaint local businesses included on the Stocking Stroll map. Guests receive unique gifts at each participating location to fill their stockings. Purchase tickets in advance online. Tickets are limited!

Boerne Weihnacht ParadeWeihnacht Parade 

December 3, Hill Country Mile (Free)- The Weihnacht Parade is a long standing Boerne Christmas tradition. 2016 will be the 30th anniversary. Up to 100 lit entries travel Main Street. The parade is always on the first Saturday of December and starts at 6:00pm. This year’s theme is “A Lone Star Christmas”

Boerne- A Walk in BethlehemA Walk in Bethlehem

December 6 & 7, St. Helena's Episcopal Church (Free)- As you enter the city, allow the sights, sounds and smells to carry you to a period of time that changed the world. Journey through the heart of the city after being counted for the census. The highlight of the event will be the arrival of the Christ Child and a traditional nativity scene including camels and Magi.

Boerne Cowboy Christmas Market DaysTwo Market Days Events

Boerne Market Days- December 10 & 11, Main Plaza (Free)

Cowboy Christmas Market Days- December 17 & 18, Main Plaza (Free)

On the second weekend of every month, Main Plaza is home to a magical outdoor market that blends the traditions of the Texas Hill Country with the creations of today’s culture.  Hundreds of festive booths display everything from collectibles and remembrances of the past to modern innovations that will bring a smile of wonder to those who stroll past.  Scrumptious food and captivating music top the experience and delight the senses. December hosts two such markets in anticipation of the Christmas Holiday.

Boerne- The Christmas TownThe Christmas Town

December 10 & 17, Vanguard Institute (Free)- This unique experience is sure to bring the entire family back to the true spirit of the season! The Christmas Town includes live Christmas music, hayrides, the town of Bethlehem on the night of Christ's birth, shopping hand-made gifts, an entire interactive area just for kids, amazing foods and so much more. Join us in enjoying the meaningful traditions of the season.

Boerne Concert Band Christmas Performance

December 11, Boerne High School Auditorium (Free)- The Boerne Concert Band is a group of volunteer musicians that performs free live musical concerts for audiences in the Boerne, Texas area. They are proud to present a wide variety of music to entertain audiences of all ages. This performance will feature everyone’s favorite Christmas tunes!

Christmas in the Park- The RoundupChristmas in the Park

December 17, The Roundup Music Venue- The 2nd Annual Christmas in the Park is a fundraiser for Toys for Tots. The event is free, but they request that you bring a toy donation to the event. Live music, dance performances, vendors, Santa pictures, a park lighting ceremony, food trucks and more!