Your Guide to Christmas Lights

The holidays are creeping closer as people start winter vacation. This means it is the perfect time to cozy up with a mug of your favorite hot cocoa and look at Christmas lights. I’ve rounded up a few of my favorites below:

Don Strange Ranch: This drive-through lights display has over two miles of lights to entertain you. You can even take a hayride through the route if you are feeling extra festive. Don’t forget to stop at Santa’s Village for your fill of holiday flavors, shopping, and fun.

Elf Acres: This is a spectacular 15-acre drive-thru Christmas light venue featuring thousands of holiday lights, animated Christmas displays, and music. This venus also includes a walking path, photos with Santa for the kids and a concession stand serving hot chocolate, popcorn, funnel cakes, and other goodies! Tickets are $25 per car.

Windcrest: Drive through one the city’s most popular light displays in Windcrest. The theme for this year’s light up is “Enjoy the Lights of Windcrest” and lights last through New Year’s Eve.

The Riverwalk: Luminarias is a traditional Mexican Christmas lantern originally consisting of a candle set in sand inside a small paper bag. The River Walk Luminarias are a little different in that the flame doesn’t go out. Enjoy the Holiday lights overhead and the luminarias along the banks of the river. Walk the route or book a boat ride for something extra special.

Santa’s Ranch: This drive-thru display is over a mile of winding country roads with beautiful lights, animated Christmas displays, and snacks including homemade hot cocoa, kettle corn, and snacks. Tickets are $28 per car.

The Zoo: Zoo Lights is a nighttime holiday tradition for the whole family. Stroll under an array of twinkling lights and enjoy the Lakeside Lightshow. You can visit Santa and tell him what’s on your Christmas wish list or book in advance to have a catered dinner with Mrs. Claus and her helpers, the elves!

 

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