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10 Reasons To Christmas Shop On Boerne's Hill Country Mile

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Make your lists and check them twice. Fall in love with Christmas Shopping again on Boerne’s Hill Country Mile!  You’ll find The Mile is so much more than retail.  When you spend your holiday season in Boerne, you’re sure to make memories that will put the magic back in Christmas. 

1. Unique Items You Won’t Find Anywhere Else

The search for the perfect gift is on!  If you’re looking for something out-of-the-ordinary, you’ll find it here.  Discover home décor, clothing, jewelry, accessories, antiques, furniture and so much more.  Your loved ones are sure to smile on Christmas morning!


2. Boerne Restaurants Are Far Better Than Any Mall Food Court 

Local eats are in every nook and cranny along the Hill Country Mile.  When the “drop” sets in after the “shop”, stop to grab a bite at a local brewpub, quaint deli or a charming eatery. Choose from all kinds of cuisine to satisfy every craving.

3. Slow Down. It’s Not a Marathon, It’s a Mile

While in Boerne, stop and smell the . . . poinsettias.  The hustle and bustle of holiday shopping should instead be a leisurely, enjoyable experience.  There is careful thought that goes behind your gift giving, and The Mile is a good place to get inspired!

4. No Lines

It’s no secret that your nearest malls and department stores will be packed with loads of shoppers and lines of people waiting to make their purchases.  The good news is you can avoid those long lines when you choose to shop the Hill Country Mile!

5. Walk Thru History 

Boerne is known for its unique German heritage, and this is displayed through the architecture of the historic buildings along the Hill Country Mile!  As you peruse in and out of stores, note that Boerne ancestors walked through those same doors. The historic buildings are part of Boerne’s charm!


6. Personal Experience

Southern hospitality is alive and well in Boerne, and you’ll find that the friendly staff on The Mile are a reflection of that.  So, forget about on-line shopping.  You are bound to get into the Christmas spirit by surrounding yourself with locals who are happy to help you find your best gifts yet!

7. Support Small Businesses 

Along with finding quality retail items to make your holidays remarkable, you can feel good knowing your shopping keeps the entrepreneurial spirit alive in Boerne. Local owners take pride in their businesses, and your participation helps them grow!

8. Make A Day Of It

Christmas is the season where friends and family gather in the spirit of giving and togetherness.  Grab a friend and make it a special day on the Hill Country Mile this holiday season! Experience the charm and cheer that Boerne has to offer.  It’ll be a Christmas you won’t soon forget.

9. Cowboy Christmas Market Days

On the second weekend of December, Boerne’s Main Plaza becomes a quaint, local outdoor market, filled with local vendors selling even more goodies for Christmas.  This two-day event has a cowboy twist!  Shop for antiques, jewelry, handmade items, genuine leather, décor, clothing and more.


10. Lots of Decorations

Christmas decorations are part of the joy of the holiday season, and Boerne’s Hill Country Mile is quite the sight!  The local shops decorate inside and out with lights, garlands, tinsel, ornaments and more.  As you make your way down The Mile, you can expect to see a large Christmas tree twinkling on Main Plaza and lots of beautiful lights everywhere you look.  

Written by: Erika Yount, Boerne Visitor Center Admin