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11 Holiday Light Displays to Drive to Right Now



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Santa's Ranch in New Braunfels
For the 14th year in a row, Santa's Ranch is open and ready for visitors in New Braunfels. Drive thru the country road and take in the dazzling lights and animated displays with some hot cocoa and kettle corn. $28, 6-10pm Sun.-Thu., 6-11pm Fri-Sat, 9561 I-35 N, (830) 743-1293,

Lighting of the Lights in Helotes

Helotes will have its annual tree lighting ceremony at city hall. There will be musical accompaniment by the elementary school choir and the Helotes Area Community Band. Mr. and Mrs. Claus are expected to make an appearance. Free, Friday, December 4, 6pm, 12951 Bandera Road,

Windcrest Light Up

The citizens of Windcrest will be participating in a tradition that has been held for decades, lighting up their houses in competition over who has the best decorations and lights. Residents of Windcrest and the surrounding area are invited to drive through the streets and admire the sights. Free, December 12, 6pm, 8609 Midcrown, (210) 655-0022,

Light the Way 2015 at UIW

The Christmas lights are on full display at UIW, having kicked off on November 21. While the opening festivities are long over, you can still take self-guided tours every night until January 6. Free, 4301 Broadway, (210) 829-6000,

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