Several communities, businesses and organizations celebrate the holiday season with events and exhibits filled with Christmas lights and illuminated displays.

Light the Way

The University of the Incarnate Word will host the 37th Light the Way event. Visitors may see hundreds of thousands of Christmas lights cast across the campus. The lights are turned on each night.
  • Nightly through Jan. 6
  • Free admission
  • 4301 Broadway St., San Antonio
Campfire Lights

McGimsey Scout Park is hosting a holiday drive-thru light show, featuring characters, symbols and other seasonal displays.
  • Through Dec. 30, Thu. and Sun., 6-10 p.m.; Fri. and Sat., 6-11 p.m.
  • $30-$40 per vehicle
  • 10810 Wedgewood Drive, Castle Hills
Windcrest Christmas Light-Up

A decades-old tradition, Windcrest residents are invited to decorate their homes with interesting displays of holiday lights. Dozens of participants compete in a variety of categories. Resident contest winners and participants are highlighted in a free map found at City Hall.
  • Through Dec. 31
  • Free
  • City Hall, 8601 Midcrown Drive, Windcrest
Santa’s Ranch

Holiday season revelers may drive 1 mile of winding country roads and view more than 2 million lights and animated displays.
  • Through Dec. 31, Sun.-Thu. and Dec. 31, 6-10 p.m., and Fri.-Sat., 6-11 p.m.
  • Admission: $37 per car
  • 9561 N. I-35, New Braunfels
The Light Park

A drive-thru holiday wonderland filled with millions of twinkling and synchronized Christmas lights, tunnels, displays and festive music. The event is pet-friendly, and offers light refreshments and other accessories for purchase.
  • Nightly through Jan. 1
  • Admission per car: $29 online, $50 at gate
  • Retama Park parking lot, 1 Retama Parkway, Selma
Hendrix Family Holiday Light Show

The Cibolo-based Hendrix family is again offering their homegrown holiday light display, synchronized to music and open to the community. Motorists are asked to drive slow and carefully in front of the Hendrix property and dim their lights.
  • Daily through Jan. 2, 4-10 p.m.
  • Free
  • 332 Blaze Moon, Cibolo
Christmas at the Caverns

Stroll a 1/3 trail of lights or listen to classic carols inside Natural Bridge Caverns. Visitors can also check out Santa’s reindeer, listen to a story with Mrs. Claus, grab a s’mores or cocoa, and take a photo with Santa.
  • Dec. 23, and Dec. 26-30
  • Prices vary from $17.99 up to $46.99
  • 26495 Natural Bridge Caverns Road, San Antonio
Holiday Lights on the River Walk

Take a stroll along San Antonio’s famous River Walk where more than 100,000 lights have been draped over the tall, bald cypress trees. Check the schedule and you may even see river boat carolers singing along the walk.
  • Through dawn on Jan. 7
  • Free
  • Downtown along the San Antonio River
SeaWorld Christmas Celebration

The San Antonio theme park is transformed into a wintry wonderland. Guests can explore the park, which has millions of lights and features Christmas shows about the Nativity and a Sesame Street parade.
  • Through Jan. 2
  • Single day park tickets start at $49.99; 3 and younger are free
  • 10500 SeaWorld Drive, San Antonio
Six Flags Holiday in the Park

Six Flags Fiesta Texas gets decked out in its holiday finest where guests can take part on a holiday themed Looney Toons Meet and Greet or check out the fountains and lights timed to the sounds of the season. The park also offers seasonal treats and merchandise.
  • Through Jan. 7
  • Single day park tickets start at $50
  • 17000 IH-10 West, San Antonio
Zoo Lights

Guests can explore miles of lights and hear festive music throughout the San Antonio Zoo, which has been transformed with Polar Playground, Candy Lane, Peppermint Path and a new Lakeside Laser Lightshow.
  • Through Dec. 31
  • $27.99 children 3-11; $31.99 adults 12+ ; $26.99 seniors 65+
  • 3903 N. St. Mary’s St., San Antonio