Old West Christmas Light Fest is a holiday experience on a real Texas ranch in picturesque Boerne, TX. The 2023 season will be our eighth year of lighting up the holidays and our third year at Enchanted Springs Ranch. We have no affiliated events, so if you’re not at Enchanted Springs Ranch, don’t be fooled: you’re not at the REAL Christmas Light Fest. Our holiday experience includes a light show, laser tag in the lights, mechanical bull rides, Santa’s Holly Jolly Herd of longhorns, live music, food, and straight from the North Pole, Santa Claus himself! Brimming with activities and fun, our old West town is the perfect way to make lasting memories this holiday season.
No, Old West Christmas Light Fest is a fully immersive walkthrough holiday festival that takes place in a 6-acre Old West town. When you arrive at the ranch, you’ll park your car and walk around to see millions of twinkling lights and enjoy all the festival has to offer!
We’re thrilled to announce that Old West Christmas Light at Enchanted Springs Ranch will be aglow from 5 PM to 10 PM every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, starting November 24th through December 10th and then EVERY night from December 15th to December 23rd.
The closer we get to Christmas, the more active it gets around the Old West town! Each night will vary, but arriving when the gates open at 5:00 PM is generally slower than later in the event. However, with all the space we have in our Old West town, guests can spread out so come out whenever you can!
While we’re always in the holiday spirit, we also want to be sure that all of our fellow holiday lovers are safe. If bad weather forces us to dim our lights for the night, we will make announcements via our social media channels to let everyone know. If the event is closed, due to inclement weather, you will be able to use your ticket for another evening during the event season. Please contact customer service (email@example.com) for any questions or concerns you may have! We’ll also post a banner on the main page of the website with current event news.
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After selecting your date of attendance, click the Tickets button. At the very top, you will see the text that says Enter Promo Code. Click the text and enter the promo code in the box that appears. You will immediately see your savings applied. You can then select your tickets and complete your purchase! Please email firstname.lastname@example.org or utilize our guest chat for any questions you have!
Cash and cards will be accepted at the event and by the various food and merchandise vendors.
We don’t want you to miss out on the holiday fun this year! We highly recommend that you pre-purchase your tickets online as soon as possible to ensure you have your tickets before the event sells out. Discounted tickets are only available online as full-price tickets are available for purchase at the gate.
Discounted General Admission tickets are available for purchase online at our website. Children ages five and under are free! Full-price tickets may be available at the gate depending on how many remain.
Buses and large groups are more than welcome to enjoy Old West Christmas Light Fest. Tickets for groups of 20 or more are $12 each. Group tickets are available online as long as all members of your group arrive together. Please send us an email for more details on how to purchase group tickets (email@example.com).
Tickets may be purchased in advance online via credit or debit card. Tickets can be purchased at the gate at full price but we recommend purchasing your tickets online in advance to guarantee that you get your tickets before the event is sold out!
Old West Christmas Light Fest offers all members of the military (active duty, guard, reserves, and retired) and their families a $5 discount on tickets. First responders and emergency personnel and their families also receive these discounts throughout the holiday season. Buy your discounted military tickets online and simply show a valid military ID at the Old West Christmas Light Fest gate. Thank you for your service!
If you are unable to attend the event the night you originally purchased a ticket for, you are able to request a refund online up to one day before the event or you can simply transfer your ticket online to another day of the festival. Please contact customer service at firstname.lastname@example.org for all of your ticketing needs!
If the event is closed, due to inclement weather, you will be issued a refund through Eventbrite for your purchased tickets.
Yes! We understand the holidays are a busy time of year. You are able to request a refund through Eventbrite up to one day before the event. Or if you’d like to transfer your tickets to another day, you may do so online as well. Please email customer service at email@example.com to request your refund or ticket transfer.
Parking at Old West Christmas Light Fest is free and we have dedicated handicap parking spaces for those in need of closer parking.
Event Activities & Experience
Santa will be visiting his favorite Texas ranch EVERY night we are open. Bring your wish list and your camera—there’s no charge for photos with Santa at Old West Christmas Light Fest, making it the place to be to get your picture-perfect holiday photo. And if you’re on the naughty list, our Old West town has a jail, so watch out!
No, pictures with Santa are always free at Old West Christmas Light Fest! The Old West town has more than 40 Old West storefronts, making every spot a picture-perfect photo op! Be sure to also stop by the fantastic Instagram room filled with props to help you make even more share-worthy photos.
Outside food and drinks are not permitted at Old West Christmas Light Fest. However, we do have great food vendors waiting to serve holiday favorites everyone will enjoy. We understand some individuals have allergy or dietary issues, and in those cases, please contact us to make arrangements regarding outside food needs.
There is a wide variety of food available! From burgers to funnel cakes, there are lots of snacks to enjoy! And don’t forget yummy hot cocoa and s’mores you can roast right by the fire!
Twinkling Christmas lights fill the entire Old West town. Stroll along and enjoy the Holiday hits as they are played throughout the whole venue. Along the way, be sure to stop by the Christmas Instagram room, and say hello to Santa’s Holly Jolly Herd of Texas Longhorn, ready to pull his sleigh across Texas. Make sure to check out the Children’s Hay Maze, and the interactive Scavenger Hunt. Other fun activities available for an additional fee include Laser Tag in the Lights, a Petting Zoo, and Mechanical Bull rides. Be sure to visit the Old West Post Office to send Santa your Christmas letter and snuggle up to roast s’mores at the campfires. Old West Christmas Light Fest is filled with family fun; there’s something for everyone!
Enchanted Springs Ranch began as a Hollywood film set and has grown to become one of the area’s premier private event venues for corporate events and company picnics! With a full-scale Old West town with over 40 stylized storefronts, the ranch has been home to many films, commercials, and music videos. Enchanted Springs Ranch is a private event venue that is usually closed to the public but opens its gates to share in the holiday spirit during Old West Christmas Light Fest. It’s the perfect spot for a Hill Country Christmas! If you’re looking for a one-of-a-kind venue for your next private event, reach out to the Enchanted Springs Ranch team!
If we’re enjoying cooler Christmas weather, please be sure to dress appropriately. We are an outdoor ranch venue, and you’ll want to walk around and enjoy all the event has to offer throughout the Old West town. We recommend proper outdoor attire and footwear. Bring a blanket if you’d like to cozy up with some hot cocoa and snuggle by the fire!
Yes! You’ll find live music on the stage of the Silver Spur Saloon every night of the event! Be sure to check out our Entertainment Calendar.
We welcome anyone who would like to share the Holiday spirit with us this season. If you’re interested then please email event management at firstname.lastname@example.org
We would love to have you join us for the season! We have space for food vendors and food trucks. For more information on being a part of Old West Christmas Light Fest, take a look at our Vendor Information Page.
We’re the Old West, of course, wagons are allowed! If you’d like to bring your little ones in a wagon or in a stroller to see Santa and enjoy the Old West, feel free. You may need to hitch your stroller or wagon outside of some Old West buildings, however. And note: our Old West town is authentic. You won’t find pavement or asphalt on the streets of our town. We have hosted thousands of visitors and a large number of groups with no accessibility issues, however, the Old West Streets are not a smooth surface. Our grounds are caliche, which means that every once in a while, it’s soft enough that our animal friends might leave hoof prints for you to discover. It also means that the wheels of your strollers and wagons might not roll as smoothly as you’d like. Our terrain also includes some slight downhill slopes and walkways as well.
Old West Christmas Light Fest offers both dedicated accessible parking and restrooms to accommodate any visitors who may need them. Note: Our Old West town is authentic. You won’t find pavement or asphalt on the streets of our town. We have hosted thousands of visitors and a large number of groups with no accessibility issues, however, the Old West Streets are not a smooth surface. Our grounds are caliche, which means that every once in a while, it’s soft enough that our animal friends might leave hoof prints for you to discover. It also means that wheelchair wheels or wheeled strollers might not roll as smoothly as you’d like. Our terrain also includes some slight downhill slopes and walkways as well. We offer a flat surface entrance to our saloons, so everyone has access to visit Santa and hear live music.
Due to safety concerns, bicycles and personal scooters are not allowed to be ridden through the lights. As bright as our lights are, it’s just too dark on the trail to ensure safety for everyone.
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