Things To Do
It feels like the North Pole in Texas! - Rob. W
SEE THE LIGHTS
Santa's Hayride Tours
Santa's Hayride Tours offer the total quality Texas Christmas Experience! The views are absolutely spectacular with open visibility, festive holiday music, freshly bundled hay and raised seating for better views during your tour of millions of dazzling holiday lights.
No reservations are required! Hayride Tours are available every evening of the season RAIN or SHINE!
VIP Horse and Carriage Rides
Horse & Carriage Tours offer the V.I.P. Texas Christmas Experience at Santa's Wonderland in total class. Included in this fabulous experience are pearl white limo carriages pulled by beautiful Clydesdale and Percheron draft horses. Hot cocoa is provided and there is full visibility of the holiday light displays. Also included are surround sound holiday music, magical L.E.D. Christmas lighting and fabulous holiday décor displayed throughout the carriage.
Walk-ups are welcome but reservations have priority and are highly recommended!
Meet Santa at Santa's Cottage
Does Santa spend more time in Texas? You’ll have to ask him yourself! Once at Santa's Station, head over to Santa’s New Cottage, where you can have a little visit. Have you ever seen a Texas Santa? Just look for the big black boots and the HUGE Texas cowboy hat!
New for 2020: Reservations are required. You may make your reservation on-site at Santa's Station or our new Reservation Station located inside the park on your right as you come through our ticket turnstiles!
Texas-Sized Gingerbread Village
Located inside Santa's Cottage, guests can find the MASSIVE “Gingerbread Lane” Texas-themed gingerbread village! It is made entirely of edible
gingerbread, royal icing, and candy! The Texas-themed village took one full year to develop and craft, requiring approximately 1,500 hours of labor! The village is estimated at over
2000 lbs of icing, 400lbs of candy, and 500lbs of gingerbread dough!
Letters to Santa
Don't forget to write your Christmas list letters to Santa while you're here! Inside Santa's Cottage kids can craft their letters and place them directly into Santa's mailbox!
Naughty or Nice List
Visit Tinsel the Elf and find out if you're on Santa's Naughty or Nice list! Tinsel will even present you with an official North Pole certificate that proclaims your Naughty or Nice List status! (Don't worry, there's still time to change your status...)
Illuminations Ice Arena
Ice Skating - Ticket Add-on
New for 2020, enjoy REAL outdoor ice skating at Illuminations Ice Arena. Grab a pair of skates and glide beneath the sparkling Christmas lights and Texas Stars! This ticket add-on will put a bow on top of your Texas Christmas celebrations!
Taxes and Fees are not included - Pass Holder must show up at least 15-minutes prior to reservation. Each Ice Skating Ticket is valid for one individual. Socks are mandatory.
Participants must be able to walk and stand on their own without assistance.
Park Admission is not included.
Walkable Trail of Lights
New for 2020! Be surrounded by millions of twinkling lights in our Brand New Walkable Trail of Lights. That's right! This secondary trail is only traversable on foot and is filled to the brim with one of a kind displays and photo ops to fill your photo albums with the perfect Texas Christmas Memories!
Santa's Lone Star Lane
On your way to Santa's Station from Santa's Town, take a stroll down Santa's BRAND NEW Lone Star Lane! Here you'll find a lighted trail filled with fun family photo ops including a HUGE Lone Star, our classic Peace Keeper Chapel, and a Hayride setup!
Live Nativity Scene
New for 2020, you'll discover a LIVE Nativity Scene within the Walkable Trail of Lights, where you can gather 'round to view a more intimate telling of the story of Jesus' birth.
West Pole Express Train Depot
Catch a ride and get ready for adventure on our new Texas sized trackless train called The West Pole Express! This amazing train is absolutely covered in hundreds of LED Christmas lights and transports folks of all ages on their own magical light-filled adventure inside Santa’s Wonderland. This year, it will even take you to and from Santa's Station through Lone Star Lane! It’s an amazing experience!
New for 2020! Ever wanted to meet the horses behind our world-famous Carriage Ride? Come visit and see them at the Christmas Clydesdales barn. Get up close with our glorious Cydlesdales and Percheron draft horses!
Santa's Barnyard -Petting Zoo & Pony Rides
We've made our Petting Zoo BIGGER AND BETTER than ever! When you come to Texas you’re going to find all kinds of fun loving barn yard animals. Camels, sheep, goats, and deer are just a few and they're waiting to meet YOU! Admission to the petting zoo costs $4 and includes a cup of food. One adult may enter the zoo with each paying child. Pony rides cost $7. Y’all stop by to say hello and let the kids love on the sweet little cuddly friends of ours. Get your camera ready!
Cowboy Christmas Corral
New for 2020, experience Texas-style trick roping and horse performances at the Cowboy Christmas Corral!
All little cowboys and cowgirls can be deputized by Deputy Rowdy, Marshall Frostbite's right-hand man! Pledge to honor and defend the “Spirit of Christmas” and earn your deputy badge!
Poncho the Longhorn
Meet Poncho, Santa's number one Longhorn! You'll find him at his corral on Santa's Farm. Take photos with him or just come say hi!
New for 2020, find your way through the Haybale Maze lit by Christmas lights! Can you do it in a single try?
Race Down the Toboggan Chute
And…Get ready for the most exhilarating ride you will take this winter! With twin roller lanes covered by a snow-covered tunnel, there is mystery and intrigue with lots of exciting action! Once inside, guests will bring their toboggan to the top of the slide and prepare to take flight. Frostbite’s Toboggan Chute is for kids up to 12 years of age only. Children must be at least 44” tall and no taller than 60”.
Texas Flag & Santa's Jumping Pillows!
Kids of all ages can enjoy our new, GIANT
Texas Flag and Santa's Wonderland Jumping Pillows! NOTE: Safety regulations apply.
Farmer Jack's Opry Stage
More information coming soon!
Food & Beverage
Got a Texas Sized Appetite? Perfect! There's a wide variety of Nostalgic Texas Foods to chose from! Our fabulous Texas Foods are made daily only with fresh ingredients and ready to serve in TEXAS Sized Portions! Border Fajita Burritos, Texas BBQ and Homemade Pizza are just a few. And we serve The Biggest 1/2 Pound Burgers in the Lone Star State! For the sweeter side, there’s our “World famous” Cocoa, Funnel cakes, Fudge, Pies, Cinnamon Roasted Nuts and much more! There’s even Marshmallow S’more roasting, steamy Dutch Oven peach cobbler and ice cream cooked over an open fire at the chuck wagon. Come Hungry Y’all and we’ll feed you! Texas Style! Check out our Food & Beverage page for more details!
Listen to Live Music
Experience the Music at Santa’s Wonderland! Every evening, the most talented musicians in the Lone Star State perform your favorite sing-a-long Christmas tunes on our GIANT Texas stage. Dueling fiddles, big Texas base, sizzling guitars and amazing vocals make for an unforgettable evening to celebrate the season with friends and family! The SIGHTS of the lights and the SOUNDS of Christmas will definitely put you in the mood for the holidays!
Over 25,000sq Feet of Covered Shopping
Looking for that perfect gift this holiday season for family or a special friend? Looking for something unique, original and special? Santa’s Wonderland has it! Experience all the shops inside Santa’s Town, our Life-Sized nostalgic Texas Christmas Village. This unique village was built to resemble an old western Texas ghost town with overwhelming Christmas holiday décor! Find the perfect gift or sweet snack in the Mistletoe Mercantile and explore the unique find within the General Store!
GIANT Texas Flag
Take a priceless family photo in front of our GIANT Texas Flag! It's the perfect Christmas card or memento photo! Take your own photo for FREE or our park photographer can take one for you!
Show your Christmas Spirit with festive holiday and Christmas face paints! Visit our artist, pick out your favorite design, and frolic around the park in perfect Christmas style!
Face painting is not included with admission.
SANTA's BIG RED BARN
Christmas Classics on
a Texas Sized Screen
If you love classic Christmas movies as much as we do, you can mosey on over to our newly updated Texas sized GIANT LED Movie Screen. It’s HUGE and you get to see some of the Christmas season’s funniest and most memorable movies of the holiday. These classic Christmas movies play on the GIANT LED screen daily, daytime or night time inside Santa's Big Red Barn!
St. Nick's Draw Bier Garten
Check out our BRAND NEW Bier Garten in the Big Red Barn to enjoy Texas Craft Beers & Wines on tap! While you’re there, mosey on over to Bandera BBQ for a delicious Texas BBQ experience! You can find St. Nick’s Draw Craft Brews and Wine at 4 other locations around Santa’s Wonderland as well!
Santa and Frostbite have done the
impossible! They've brought SNOW to Texas! Grab a tube and race down one of our furiously fun snow tubing lanes! Frostbite's Mountain is included with Admission! NOTE: The Snow Playground may experience longer wait times on Peak Nights! Riders must be 38" or taller and 3 years of age or older.
Come frolic in REAL Texas snow! Make snow angels, snowmen, snowballs, and snow-filled memories! Access to our Snow Playground is included with Admission! NOTE: The Snow Playground may experience longer wait times on Peak Nights! Snow Play Ground is available for all ages!
Meet Marshall Frostbite
Santa's Wonderland has its own town marshal! It’s our 7ft tall, lovable mascot named Marshall Frostbite. Marshall Frostbite is a huge cuddly snowman dressed as a Texas Lawman and he is in charge of defending the “Spirit of Christmas”. Marshall Frostbite is available to meet at Frostbite's Mountain. Photos with Marshall Frostbite are FREE! He’s waiting to meet you! He'll be popping out periodically each and every night!
Texas Sized Snow Globe
Jump inside one of our TWO Giant Texas-Sized Snow Globes for an experience you will never forget! Play in the snow during this special “one of a kind” photo opportunity. Sometimes life can be fun when turned upside down!
Snow Globe Pictures are an additional cost and are not included with admission.
Lone Star Grand Illumination
Step underneath the massive Lone Star Grand Illumination and be surrounded by lights, music, and the ultimate Texas Gazebo! Take pictures around the display or snag a selfie beside the GIANT polar bear statues that stand guard!
Santa's Livestock and Rodeo Barn
Deep in the heart of Texas, Santa’s mechanical bull still remains one of the most popular and challenging activities at Santa’s Wonderland and you won’t want to miss it! His eyes glow and smoke rolls out of his nose as he awaits his challenge! Are you up for the 8-second bull ride! You’ll have a blast taking a bull ride in Texas under the Bright Lights and Big Texas Stars! Riders must be at least 48" tall to ride!
Hop on our Texas Longhorn and grab the most Texan photo possible by the horns! Take your own photo for FREE! Or just drop by to sit atop this MASSIVE longhorn!
You don't want to miss taking a stroll through our patriotic Freedom Tunnel on your way to our Hayrides or Frostbite's Mountain! The stars and LIGHTS are big and bright deep in the heart of Texas! God bless America!
Did somebody say S'mores? Visit our roasting pits to cook up some hot dogs or s'more's fireside!
Hotdogs and S'mores kits are not included with admission but can be purchased at Roasting Co. Hotdogs & S'mores
If you feel like taking it easy or just warming up, sit for a spell around one of our warm and cozy campfires. Relax under the Texas stars while you enjoy our nightly live musical entertainment. There are so many amazing vantage points for you to take it all in and get in the mood for the holidays. Are you ready for Christmas in Texas?
Become Santa's Helper
You have a chance to share the Spirit of Christmas 365 days a year! Our Charity Partner, Lone Star Santas, is an organization that provides love and hope to victims of natural disaster. You can be Santa’s Helper by providing a new toy, gift card, or money to be distributed to those in need. For each donation of $10 value, we will give the giver a special wooden Santa’s Helper coin as well as 10% off all pictures and merchandise in Santa’s Cottage. Donations go directly to Lone Star Santas, a 501 CS organization, learn more here!
How to be Santa’s Helper
Donate a new toy, gift card, or money ($10 value) in Santa’s Cottage.
Receive the special wooden Santa’s Helper Coin.
Receive 10% off all pictures and merchandise in Santa’s Cottage.