Best Places to See Christmas Lights in San Antonio

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It's the Holiday Season, and one fun thing to do is to go see all the great Christmas Decorations. But, where to go? Here is our guide:

    1. Start with the San Antonio River Walk - the lights are up and the crowds are in a festive mood. Stop for dinner at one of these great restaurants. From December 4 - 20, you'll see the Fiesta de las Luminarias. If you like music, go between December 2 - 20 for the Ford Holiday Boat Caroling. More than 185 school, church, company and civic choral groups participate each year.River Walk
    2. Drive by the University of the Incarnate Word to see nearly a million lights, just North of  downtown on Broadway at Hildebrand.Incarnate Word 
    3. The City of Windcrest near IH-35 at Walzem, has sponsored a lighting competition for decades.  This year's theme is "Sleigh Bells and Cowboy Boots".
    4. North of Windcrest, out  IH-35 to the intersection with Loop 1604 takes you to The Forum at Olympia Parkway .  Some of the neighborhoods immediately behind the Forum are giving Windcrest a run for the money.
    5. If you have time to drive up IH-35 past New Braunfels, Santa's Ranch has one of the best drive-thru displays with animated figures and over a million lights. For $28+ tax for a carload, it is a delightful mile-long trek through a fantasy of holiday fun.  You can  purchase hot cocoa and kettle corn, too.Drive Thru Santa's RanchClick here for map and directions
    6. If you are on the NW side, on your way out IH-10, check  out Shavano Park.  Some of the neighborhoods in the Shavano Park area, roughly from DeZavala Rd at NW Military Highway, are gorgeously lit up.
    7.  Continue out IH-10 West to the historic Don Strange Ranch in Waring, TX - between Boerne and Comfort,  Two miles of over two million lights plus food, crafts, shopping, and family fun with Santa!  $27 per vehicle.  
    8. Celebrate New Year's Eve Downtown with 250,000 of your favorite new friends.  Food and beverage booths, live music, fireworks from the top of the 750' tall Tower of the Americas - a great way to ring in the New Year IF you like crowds.

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