Small Business Saturday is the perfect excuse to shop local and support small businesses! My family kicked off the holiday season with a visit to the family owned and operated Santa’s Ranch, located just north of New Braunfels, Texas. This sprawling drive through holiday light display has a little something for everyone!
After entering we made a stop at the drive through snack shop, where we purchased hot cocoa to enjoy on our ride. The friendly lady at the window told us that her family owned and operated Santa’s Ranch, and that several of the displays we were going to see were very special to her, as they were some of the original pieces the family created when they started their business. They have added on each year, making it bigger and better. There were a LOT of lights, and it took around 30 minutes to drive through the entire light display.
The lights are organized into themed sections, so it’s almost like going through different theaters with plays that tell different stories. Some of the themed areas you will see at Santa’s Ranch are:
- Texas icons, like mariachi and the Tower of the Americas
- Military tributes to the different service branches
- Early American history, like the giant Mayflower ship
- Biblical tales, such as the birth of Christ and the parting of the Red Sea
- Snowscapes, with lots of cute critters and lights that look like snow
- The North Pole, with Santa
- A beautiful, massive castle that looks like it’s from a winter wonderland
- Classic characters like the Grinch
It was a fun family night for us, and the perfect way to kick off the holiday season! Check out my Tik Tok video to get a peek at just a few of the displays you’ll enjoy at Santa’s Ranch.
Kick off the holiday season with a visit to @santasranch 🎄🎅🎄🤶 This family owned business is a work of heart and fun for the whole family! 🎄🎅🤶 Here’s a peek at just a tiny bit of what you will see in a visit to this little piece of the North Pole tucked away in the Texas Hill Country. 🎄🎄🎄 #santasranch #christmastravel #christmaslights #lightpark #drivethrough #drivethroughlightdisplay #christmasfun #texaschristmas #newbraunfels #sanantonio #texastravel
Here’s some more info from Santa’s Ranch so you can plan your visit:
You’re one short drive away from your next favorite Christmas tradition!
It all started over 20 years ago with a vision to create a place for families to slow down, gather together & not just be spectators but be a part of their own stories. The beauty of lights has always brought our family special moments & sparked a desire to share what is truly important during the holiday season. Therefore, our family decided to embark on opening Santa’s Ranch.
Each year, our family at the ranch transforms our backyard creations into dazzling one-of-a-kind displays creating a magical Hill Country Wonderland for all to enjoy.
We hope that you take time this holiday season to join us in celebrating the birth of Jesus Christ & capture the joy of Christmas in a way that lasts a lifetime! At Santa’s Ranch, the magic of Christmas comes alive!
So, pack your kids & pets into the car and watch their faces light up as they travel through a mile long magical wonderland with over 2.5 million lights.
We can’t wait to see you! Visit Santa’s Ranch to schedule your family’s magical evening.