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Boerne Brings Double The Lighted Fun This Year!

Christmas light displays are in no short supply here in Boerne this year. Where we once had one great light fest to look forward to each year, we now have TWO wonderful twinkling light-filled shin-digs to attend – Old West Christmas Light Fest at Enchanted Springs Ranch and Christmas on the Ranch at Don Strange Ranch!

Each of these organizations have put so much thought and magic into this year’s lighted events – we are sure you’ll want to keep coming back to visit year after year. The two Christmas light venues bring forth unique activities and attributes – new and traditional – that will peak your curiosity enough to want to visit BOTH!

Old West Christmas Light Fest –  

At Enchanted Springs Ranch, take a step back in time to the days of horse-drawn carriages. Enter through the lighted drive full of twinkling light displays – all of your favorites are there! When you reach the Old West town, park your car and take a stroll! You’ll find beautiful decorations on the dated buildings, and of course, more lights to get all the selfies and pictures your heart desires. Stop into the Post Office to deliver your Christmas letter straight to the man in the big red suit himself. But beware – if you’re on the naughty list, Santa just might throw you into the town’s jail cell for a photo-op!

The Fun Doesn’t Stop There…

There will be a scavenger hunt this year! Take the kiddos to each longhorn station to visit “Santa’s Jolly Herd” to get their scavenger card stamped and a prize at the end. Explore the on-site maze or roast s’mores by the fire pit. There will even be a sitting area where Christmas movies will continuously be playing while you eat all your favorite holiday treats alongside your loved ones! The Old West Christmas Light Fest will run Thursday-Sunday starting Thanksgiving night to December 16th, and every night from December 20th-December 28th. Each night of fun begins at 6pm and goes until 10pm!

Christmas On The Ranch –

The lights and festivities at Don Strange Ranch are BIGGER AND BETTER this year – starting with their name. Christmas On The Ranch will contain new light displays and new family activities for everyone to enjoy! Visitors can expect to see over 30 new light displays as they drive through the ranch. You can even sync your car radio up to the lights as you meander through the course! Make a stop at Santa’s Village for a cozy atmosphere full of delicious Christmas foods, lots of local gift shopping, cookie decorating, a s’mores station, and plenty of photo ops.

What’s New This Year…

Every Wednesday night, the Don Strange Ranch will be hosting a differently-abled night where the lights will be dimmer and the music will be softer for those friends of The Ranch that enjoy a calmer atmosphere. Of course, everyone is welcome to attend! Friday and Saturday nights will be full of excitement as the on-site zip lines will be open for those brave enough to glide through the air. We imagine this will make for a pretty cool view of the light displays! Christmas On The Ranch will take place every night from November 23rd thru December 23rd from 6pm-10pm.

All of your favorite things from previous years are returning along with some new and exciting additions. Each of these groups are so excited for everyone to visit and get into the holiday spirit. Make this year one to remember when you visit both the Old West Christmas Light Fest at Enchanted Springs Ranch and Christmas on the Ranch at Don Strange Ranch!

Written by: Erika Yount, Boerne Convention and Visitors Bureau Admin