As the holiday season approaches, families in Texas are on the lookout for special ways to celebrate. If you’re in Austin or planning to visit the area, a trip to Santa’s Ranch in New Braunfels is an absolute must. Known for its spectacular drive-thru Christmas light park, Santa’s Ranch brings a magical experience for both kids and adults.
Hours & Admission
Open every night through December 31. Fridays & Saturdays are 6-11 p.m. and all other days are 6-10 p.m. Rain or shine! You can purchase tickets online or in person. Single car passes are $37 and season passes are $74.
What Makes Santa’s Ranch a Unique Experience?
A Spectacular Light Display: Santa’s Ranch is home to one of the most impressive Christmas light displays in Texas. As you drive through, you’ll be surrounded by over 2.5 million twinkling lights, creating a mesmerizing spectacle that captures the essence of Christmas. We loved how unique it was and the attention to detail! They thought of everything!
Themed Displays and Animations: The park features themed areas, each telling its own story. From the big bang through the dinosaurs, all the way through the ages to Santa and his reindeers and whimsical winter scenes, these animated displays are a visual treat!
Why Santa’s Ranch is Perfect for Kids
Safe and Comfortable: The drive-thru format of Santa’s Ranch makes it a safe and comfortable experience for families. Kids can enjoy the lights in the warmth of your vehicle, making it perfect even on chilly winter nights.
Creating Lasting Memories: The magical atmosphere at Santa’s Ranch is perfect for creating lasting holiday memories. The joy and wonder on the kids’ faces as they gaze at the lights are priceless.
They have porta-potties on site if you need the restroom.
They have a drive-up snack bar where you can purchase hot cocoa, snacks, and souvenirs.
Turn your car lights off while you drive through, but don’t forget to turn them back on again when you leave! We saw a car drive off without their lights on!
The entire experience took us about 40 minutes which included time spent at the snack bar.