Things To Do
It feels like the North Pole in Texas! - Rob. W
SEE THE LIGHTS
Santa's Hayride Tour
Our General Admission Ticket offers the total quality Texas Christmas Experience with Santa's Hayride Tour! Enjoy spectacular views on Santa's Hayride with open visibility, festive holiday music, freshly bundled hay, and raised seating for better views during your tour now featuring over 4 million, dazzling holiday lights!
General Admission Tickets are required for entry. Reservations are not required for park entry. Hayride Tours are available every evening of the season RAIN or SHINE!
Horse and Carriage Add-On
The Horse and Carriage Tour is an Add-On Ticket to the General Admission Ticket! Carriage Tours are reserved by the entire carriage, which seats up to 6 individuals! These tickets are no longer sold by the seat, but rather by the carriage!
That's right, all Horse and Carriage Tours feature PRIVATE carriages! You and your family will be able to enjoy the intimate experience together in a fully private, VIP Horse and Carriage Tour! This is the perfect option for any families who would prefer the added privacy away from lines and crowds!
Please note: General Admission is not included with a Horse and Carriage Add-On. General Admission must be purchased separately. Reservations are required and available every evening of the season RAIN or SHINE!
Meet Santa at Santa's Station
Does Santa spend more time in Texas? You’ll have to ask him yourself! Once at Santa's Station, head over to 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!
** On Select Nights during the season, reservations can be made on-site for visits with Santa! You will be able to make these reservations at the Reservation Station and/or Santa’s Station on these nights! **
Meet Mrs. Claus
Mrs. Claus is waiting to meet all the little boys and girls at Santa’s Station! Ask her about her famous cookies and taking care of the reindeer when it isn’t Christmastime! She can’t wait to see you soon!
Letters to Santa
Join the Post Master at Santa’s Station to write the perfect letter to Santa! Santa’s mailbox is the fastest and most direct way to get him your Christmas list!
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 Skating Add-On
GATE: $21.95/PERSON ONLINE:$16.95/PERSON
Enjoy REAL outdoor ice skating at our Illuminations Ice Arena. Grab a pair of skates and glide beneath the 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.
To ensure the safety of our guests, participants may NOT be under the influence of drugs or alcohol, when entering the Ice Arena. Santa’s Wonderland reserves the right to refuse entry into the Ice Arena.
Frostbite's Snow Playground
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 select nights throughout the season! Snow Play Ground is available for all ages!
Walkable Trail of Lights
Be surrounded by millions of twinkling lights in our 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
Here you will find a winding path of unique light displays and fun family photo ops, including a HUGE Lone Star, the classic Peacemakers Chapel, and MORE!
Discover Santa’s Wonderland’s own Nativity Scene within the Walkable Trail of Lights, where you can gather ‘round to view a more intimate visual expression of the story of the birth of Christ! Meet some of the live animals that were at the manger and experience the reason for the season!
West Pole Express Train Depot
All Aboard! All Aboard the West Pole Express Train! Catch a ride and get ready for an adventure on our Texas Christmas Train, the West Pole Express! This amazing train is absolutely covered in hundreds of LED Christmas lights and takes folks of all ages on a magical, one-of-a-kind train experience!
Santa's Barnyard -Petting Corral & Pony Rides
Welcome to Santa’s Wonderland’s Texas-Sized petting zoo! Camels, sheep, goats, and deer, these loving barnyard animals that are waiting to meet you! Admission to the petting zoo costs $5 and includes a cup of food. One adult may enter the zoo with each paying child. Pony rides cost $9. Y’all stop by to say hello and let the kids love on these sweet little cuddly friends of ours. Get your camera ready!
Cowboy Christmas Corral
Experience Texas-Style trick roping and interactive entertainment nightly 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!
Santa's Horse Barn
Meet some of Santa’s favorite 4-legged friends when they are relaxing and off of work from pulling the Horse and Carriage Tours!
Texas Flag & Santa's Jumping Pillows!
Kids of all ages can enjoy our Texas-Sized Jumping Pillows! Don’t forget your socks, little partners!
Food & Beverage
Got a Texas-Sized Appetite? Perfect! There's a wide variety of Nostalgic Texas Foods to choose from! Our fabulous Texas Foods are made daily and ready to serve in TEXAS-Sized Portions! Mouthwatering, Texas BBQ and Homemade Pizza, are just a couple! And we serve The Biggest 1/2 Pound Burgers in the Lone Star State! For the sweeter side, there’s our “World Famous Hot Cocoa", Funnel cakes, Fudge, Pies, Cinnamon Roasted Nuts and much more! There’s even Marshmallow S’more roasting and steamy Dutch Oven peach cobbler 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!
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 Main Stage in Jingle Bell Square. Dueling fiddles, big Texas bass, 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!
Find the perfect Christmas Gift
Experience all the shops throughout Santa’s Wonderland! Find the perfect gift and unique treasures at the Mistletoe Mercantile, Trading Post, the Shoppe at Frostbite’s Mountain, and more retail stops throughout the park!
GIANT Texas Flag
Take home a Texas Christmas memory of your family by purchasing a professional photo at the Texas Flag or capture your own photo for Free!
Show your Christmas Spirit with a festive holiday face painting! Our Face painter will create a Christmas masterpiece for you to enjoy the park in Christmas style!
SANTA's BIG RED BARN
Classic Christmas Movies
If you love classic Christmas movies as much as we do, you can mosey on over to our Texas-Sized LED Movie Screen. Enjoy 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
For those 21 and up, join us at St. Nick’s Draw for craft beer and wine on tap! You can find St. Nick’s Draw inside the Big Red Barn, the Trading Post, and 3 other locations! Please drink responsibly!
Santa and Marshall 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: Frostbite’s Mountain may experience longer wait times on select nights throughout the season! Riders must be 38" or taller and 3 years of age or older.
Meet Marshall Frostbite
Santa’s Wonderland’s very own Town Marshall, Marshall Frostbite! He is our 7ft tall, lovable mascot named Marshall Frostbite. Marshall Frostbite is a huge, cuddly snowman dressed as a Texas Lawman, and he is the protector and defender of the “Spirit of Christmas”. Marshall Frostbite is available to meet and take photos at Frostbite's Mountain every night!
Texas Snow Globe Experience
Join us inside our Texas-Sized Snow Globe for an experience you will never forget! Play in the snow in this one-of-a-kind photo opportunity, and even meet some brand new furry friends along the way!
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! 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!
Texas Longhorn Photo Experience
Hop on our Texas Longhorn, grab him by the horns, and say “Cheese” for the most Texan photo possible! Take your own photo for FREE or choose one taken by our photographers!
You don’t want to miss taking a stroll through our patriotic Freedom Tunnel! 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 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
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 Station. 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 Station.
Receive the special wooden Santa’s Helper Coin.
Receive 10% off all pictures and merchandise in Santa’s Station.