SAN ANTONIO! Christmas Light Fest Delivers Holiday Sparkle

Now that the rain has paused, San Antonio can get back to our regularly scheduled holiday celebrations! This week, we are taking the family out to Christmas Light Fest to see the more than two million lights sparkling along a two-mile path. If that doesn’t revive our Christmas spirit after all that rain, I don’t know what will.

Tunnel of Lights at Christmas Light Fest -

At the Christmas Light Fest, you will also find Santa’s Village, a marketplace featuring free pictures with Santa, food, fun and gifts. The 2016 event is currently open nightly through December 31st, giving everyone the opportunity to enjoy the perfect holiday evening with their family and friends.


There are two options to enjoy Christmas Light Fest: drive through the ranch grounds and take in the festive displays from the comfort of your own vehicle. Tickets are $27 per vehicle to tour the ranch.


Experience the picturesque setting ranch-style, catching a hayride to tour the lights. Hayrides are $15 per rider and must be purchased in advance online. Onsite parking is free. Private hayrides are also available by reservation, so gather your friends and family for a unique holiday get-together. Let Christmas Light Fest do the driving while you create unforgettable holiday memories with your loved ones.


Tickets may be purchased online at For event updates, follow Christmas Light Fest on Facebook/ChristmasLightFest, on Twitter/SALightFest, and on Instagram/ChristmasLightFest.


• Open Thanksgiving night (Nov. 24) through New Year’s Eve (Dec. 31)

• Sundays through Thursdays, Christmas Light Fest is open 6-9 p.m; Friday and Saturday nights, as well as holidays, feature an extra hour, 6-10 p.m.


• Christmas Light Fest is located at the Don Strange Ranch just 20 minutes west of San Antonio’s La Cantera. IH-10 West, exit 533, at 103 Waring Welfare Road in Boerne—just follow the signs until you see the lights!


Because I want you to experience this fun Texas-style celebration, I have a GIVEAWAY for one winner to receive ONE VEHICLE PASS to Christmas Light Fest!


REQUIRED ENTRY: Leave a comment below and tell me your favorite Christmas lights memory.

ONE ENTRY: Tweet this: 

ONE ENTRY: Leave a comment on this QMW Facebook post

ONE ENTRY: Leave a comment on this QMW Instagram post

Good luck, Queridos!




This contest ENDS 12/9 at 11:59 p.m. CST. Winners will be notified via email used to leave a comment. One winner per email address. Prizes were provided to This contest is in no way affiliated with Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram. One winner per email address.

Melanie Mendez-Gonzales

Original content creator for ¿Qué Means What? Texas Latina mom blogger celebrating culture in education, entertainment and family life.

10 Responses

  1. Krystal M says:

    Aww my favorite memory growing up and my parents taking us to the lights at windcrest. And now I take my kids.

  2. Tanya says:

    My favorite Christmas light memory was driving through windcrest with my grandmother who’s now in heaven. The best times were with that one. Now I want to make those kind of memories with my son!

  3. Krystal M says:

    I did all entries 🙂

  4. Valarie Salas says:

    I’ve never been to a Christmas lights fest because I didn’t even know about them until this year. But I remember when I was younger, I liked to drive around the neighborhood to see those decorated houses where they would go all out. =)

  5. Rita Walker says:

    My favorite memory was putting up the Christmas tree every year with my mom.

  6. Rachel says:

    When we bought our first house I knew that we might not put up all of our lights because unpacking was the priority. As I took a break to go to the movies my family and some new neighbors put all the lights up so beautifully and I was shocked as I drove home. I’ll never forget ?????????

  7. Candice Exon says:

    My favorite light memory is my father hanging them up and being so proud of the displays… then taking them down about four months later… lol

  8. Erin says:

    That light tunnel looks really cool, but the private hayride sounds like the most fun! Thanks for the info, I’ll have to check it out.
    xoxo, erin |

  9. Amanda says:

    I love seeing the Christmas lights downtown, so every year, my husband and I take a stroll down the river walk and admire all the lights. San Antonio is magical this time of year!

  10. Ali Lang says:

    My favorite Christmas light display is always when my parents put their lights up on my childhood home.:) so many wonderful memories!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

%d bloggers like this: