Driving around neighborhoods spotting the lights is great but if you want another option that allows gets to get out of the car and admire the lights safely then Santa’s Ranch may be the answer. There are many displays to view – like the gingerbread house, Santa and his reindeer, Santa in a boat, jolly snowmen and even a dinosaur besides the 50-foot Christmas tree. You can stop off and buy hot cocoa, kettle corn, and other snacks there too. People usually spend around half an hour or so here – try to aim for a weekday night when it isn’t too crowded.
When: now through to January 1st, Sunday – Thursday 6 pm – 10 pm, Friday – Saturday 6 pm – 11 pm.
Where: 9561 I-35, New Braunfels, TX 78133. Directions form San Antonio: Head North on IH 35 and take exit 199. Take turnaround and drive south for 1 mile.
Cost: $28 plus tax per standard vehicle.