Dickens on Main: A Vintage Christmas Celebration with All the Trimmings

Boerne Dickens on MainNovember is here and the holiday season is right around the corner.  If you haven’t already made downtown Boerne’s Dickens on Main celebration your family’s holiday kickoff, then this is the year to do it!

After spending the day choosing one-of-a-kind gifts in locally-owned stores along Boerne’s Hill Country Mile, watch as Main Street transforms into a vintage Christmas experience, with activities in five different “villages” set up along the thoroughfare. The celebration’s main attractions include free visits with Santa Claus, an amazing 60-foot ice slide for sledding, several children’s take-home crafts and the biggest South Texas miracle of Boerne Dickens on Mainall—snow on Main Street! Once you’ve taken in the beautifully decorated shops and restaurants, it’s time to check out all of the unique vendors and food trucks, live ice sculpting competitions, music and Christmas-themed theatrical performances. New this year is a free photo experience with a customized backdrop, so you have fun, professional pictures you can share with friends and family. Your emailed photo can be shared immediately on social media and even comes with an option to order holiday cards that are delivered right to your door!

HIll Country Mile Guidebook AppThe Dickens on Main tradition continues this Thanksgiving weekend, November 25 and 26, with entertainment and activities scheduled from 4 p.m. - 10 p.m. each night. Wonderful shops along the Mile will take part in Black Friday as well as Small Business Saturday, offering great deals and unique gifts you won’t find in any big box. To make the most of your experience, search for and download the Guidebook app, type in “Hill Country Mile,” then select “Dickens on Main 2016” to have access to a full calendar of events along with information on all of the Mile’s shops, restaurants and happenings.

Boerne Dickens on MainCheck www.dickensonmain.com for additional event information, and be sure to share your experience with us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram using #boernechristmas.