HOLIDAY LIGHT DISPLAYS IN AND AROUND SAN ANTONIO, TX

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Real Estate Agent with Kimberly Howell Properties

  

 

If you're wondering what to do to keep the children and/or the Holiday visitors busy during the weeks prior to and after December 25th, here's a list of Light Displays, in and around San Antonio, TX.   

  

Windcrest Light Up

 

If you enjoy Holiday Light Displays, you can't miss this one!  It's been going on since the 1950's and is listed as one of the best places in the country to enjoy Light Displays during the Holidays.

Windcrest is adjacent to the I-35/Loop 410 interchange, about 15 minutes from downtown San Antonio.  The Windcrest LightUp begins on December 14th and runs thru New Year's Eve.

The City of Windcrest holds a contest to select the most beautifully decorated homes within various categories. 

                     

Christmas Lights in Downtown San Antonio

 

More than 200,000 Christmas lights illuminate the San Antonio River Walk beginning the day after Thanksgiving thru January 1st.

 

Holiday in the Part at Six Flags/Fiesta Texas

 

From November 23, 2007 thru January 6, 2008.  See the "Biggest Christmas Tree in Texas" - over 100 ft. tall; also see Santa, The Majesty of Christmas, Magical Musical Lights set to the season's most cherished hits, including live Holiday Entertainment - "Have Yourself a Mariachi Christmas" and "Happy Holidays".

 

University of Incarnate Word

 

This is the 22nd Annual Light the Way Celebration a driving tour through the UIW Campus.  This annual event runs from November 17, 2007 through January 6, 2008.

 

 

Santa's Ranch

 

Just 30 minutes outside San Antonio on Interstate 35, one mile south of San Marcos between Posey Road and York Creek, drive through a mile long road of displays with over a million lights. 

From November 9, 2007 thru December 30, 2007

Sunday thru Thursday from 6:00 pm til 10:00 pm

Friday & Saturday from 6:00 pm til 11:00 pm

Location - 9561 I-35 North in New Braunfels

Admission $17 per car -- Season passes $35

Phone: (830) 743-1293

 

 

Cowboy Christmas at Enchanted Springs Ranch

 

This is an 86 acre working ranch and authentic 1800's Western town with a collection of exotic animals, only 25 minutes from San Antonio.

Date:  12/22/07 - 12/23/07

Hours:  10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Location:  242 Hwy 46 West in Boerne

Admissions:  Adults - $10, Kids 3- 12 - $5, Kids under 3 - Free

Phone:  (830) 249-8222

 

If you know of displays not listed here, please add the information in the comment section and I'll add it to the list.

 

 

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Ricki Eichler
CastNet Realty - Ingleside, TX
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Hi Judi,     Thanks for the list.  It's good to know areas for viewing Christmas lights.  Our family has always done this.
Dec 11, 2007 09:50 PM #1
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Judi Morgan
Kimberly Howell Properties - San Antonio, TX
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Hi Ricki, we love to drive through neighborhoods and view the Christmas lights too.  Now, I know where to go to view the lights.  I've never gone to Windcrest but I've heard it's a real treat for Christmas light addicts.  Maybe this year we'll take a drive over there. 

Ricki, we still need to schedule lunch!

Dec 11, 2007 10:08 PM #2
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Lisa Heindel
Crescent City Living LLC - New Orleans, LA
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Oh, Judi...I want to go see cowboys...I love cowboys... :)  Great local list - if you go to any of them, be sure to post pictures for us!
Dec 11, 2007 10:12 PM #3
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Ricki Eichler
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Yes Judi,  maybe next week.  It's hard at holiday time.  But promise soon!
Dec 11, 2007 10:25 PM #4
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Judi Morgan
Kimberly Howell Properties - San Antonio, TX
San Antonio, TX Real Estate

Lisa, you love cowboys?  You have to come to Texas, I'll show you where the real cowboys live.  Glad you like my list -- if we go to any of them, I'll be sure to take pictures and post them.  I'd really like to go to Windcrest to see their lights.  I've been to the University of Incarnate Word's light display and of course, the River Walk is sooo beautiful during the holidays with all of the lights. 

Ricki, it's pretty busy here next week -- let's wait until after the holidays. 

Dec 11, 2007 11:29 PM #5
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Judi, one of my favorite things to do is look at Christmas lights! I really like you Christmas meez!
Dec 12, 2007 11:24 AM #6
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Judi Morgan
Kimberly Howell Properties - San Antonio, TX
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Linda, me too!  Husband doesn't know it yet, but we're going out several nights this weekend to enjoy some of the displays I have listed.  I'm planning to take pictures and add them to this post.  :)

Glad you like my Meez.  I try to remember to change it for the appropriate season! 

Dec 12, 2007 11:29 AM #7
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Judi Morgan
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Hi Everyone!!! With the help of my wonderful Active Rain Tutor, Mike Mueller, I was finally able to get my "animated" lights, animated.  Thank you Mike!!!   :)
Dec 12, 2007 12:24 PM #8
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Martin Abeshaus
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I've been commenting on so many of these types of posts.  I love hearing about all the different holiday activities around the US.  If only I had the time to take a road trip.  I think my kids would really like the Cowboys Christmas at Enchanted Springs Ranch.

Thanks for sharing.

Dec 12, 2007 03:45 PM #9
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Judi Morgan
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Hi Martin, thanks for stopping by.  The Enchanted Spring Ranch's Cowboys Christmas sounds like a lot of fun.  I added links to each event so you can read about the Cowboy Christmas at Enchanted Springs Ranch. 
Dec 12, 2007 04:31 PM #10
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Jackie Peraza
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Judi - OK, now I'm really homesick for Texas at Christmas!!  Photos...I need photos :o)

Jackie

Dec 13, 2007 12:47 AM #11
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Judi Morgan
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Jackie, I haven't told "husband" yet, but we'll go out this weekend and see if we can get some good photos to share.  It's ok, he likes to look at the displays too!  :)

Dec 13, 2007 01:29 AM #12
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Jackie Peraza
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Judi- alright, now I'm smiling.  Getting a bit demanding, aren't I?...sheesh

Jackie

grumixameira = blog commenting reprimand

Dec 13, 2007 01:37 AM #13
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Judi Morgan
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Jackie, good I'm glad you're smiling!!!  :)  Can you wait until the weekend so we can go out and take the pictures.  The Windcrest display doesn't start until the 14th!  Husband hasn't had a chance to put our lights up :(
Dec 13, 2007 05:55 PM #14
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Hi Judi...just wanted to drop by and wish ya a Happy Holiday season!
Dec 13, 2007 11:38 PM #15
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Judi Morgan
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Hi Sally, I've been thinking about you all day!  :))  Thanks for stopping by.  Wishing you and your family a Happy Holiday Season too!!! 
Dec 13, 2007 11:51 PM #16
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Alan Kirkpatrick
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Judi:

Love your Christmas Lights. Thanks for yoru comments on my Blog. Have a Merry Christmas!

Dec 22, 2007 04:09 AM #17
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Judi Morgan
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Hi Alan,

Thanks for stopping by with some lights to share!  :)  Wishing you and your family a Merry Christmas too!!!

Dec 22, 2007 07:47 PM #18
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Hello there Judi! Just dropped by to say Merry Christmas to you and yours! Stay safe and happy and full of good eats! See you soon in the Rain!!! Deb
Dec 22, 2007 11:00 PM #19
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Judi Morgan
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Hi Deb, Thanks for stopping by.  Wishing you and your family a very Merry Christmas too. 
Dec 22, 2007 11:06 PM #20
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Judi,

I just clicked the link for Enchanted Springs Ranch.  I love all things Western, and I signed up for their newsletter.  Thank you!

Mike in Tucson

Dec 23, 2007 09:32 PM #21
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Judi Morgan
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Mike, glad you stopped by to see my light display. :)   Enchanted Springs Ranch does look like a fun place to go. 

Dec 23, 2007 11:04 PM #22
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Alan Kirkpatrick
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Alan in Austin

Judi:

 

Trust your Christmas was great. Have a great NEW YEAR!

Dec 26, 2007 09:26 AM #23
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Teri Ellis at Homes Arizona Real Estate LLC - Mesa, AZ

Judi, great localism post. I love your blinking lights. Can you share the html code for them? Thanks. It seems as if you've been away from your AR post for awhile? A newlywed, huh? Congratulations!

Jan 03, 2008 10:12 PM #24
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Judi Morgan
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Oops, sorry Alan, I missed your comment.  Thank you, Christmas was great!  Wishing you and your family a GREAT New Year too!

Hi Teri, thanks for stopping by to visit my Christmas post.  Share the html code for the lights?  Sure, do you want all of them?  I'll try to remember which site I got these from and email the website address to you.  There were lots to choose from. :) 

Yes, a newlywed.  Still adjusting -- I keep forgetting I'm married now!   hehehe

 

Jan 03, 2008 10:18 PM #25
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Jackie Peraza
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Judi- You do realize at this point you are a stagers nightmare, right?  It is time for the Christmas lights to come down.  I am saying this in the gentlest voice I have, but it is for your own blogging good ;o)

Jackie

Jan 05, 2008 04:26 PM #26
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Judi Morgan
Kimberly Howell Properties - San Antonio, TX
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Jackie,  Ohh my goodness!!!  I never thought about that!!!  I'm working on a new MEME to post.  Yep, I got MEME'd a second time.  Guess I need to read over it one more time and do some editing and get it posted!!!  Then, when you look at my blog, you won't see the Christmas lights, unless you scroll thru the blog.  lol   mmmm, can't do it now, have to be someplace in about an hour and still need to get dressed.  I'll fix it later tonight or first thing tomorrow (which could be the same since I tend to stay here until the early morning hours).

Thanks for the reminder.

Jan 05, 2008 05:02 PM #27
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Ed Vogt
Midwest Properties of Michigan - Grandville, MI
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Howdy Judi!  I'm going to be in Texas too late for all the beautiful Christmas lights.  I really enjoy SA and especially the Riverwalk at Christmas.  It's so pretty.  But I'm going to be down there next week:)
Jan 06, 2008 05:43 PM #28
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Judi Morgan
Kimberly Howell Properties - San Antonio, TX
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Ed, sorry you missed the beautiful Christmas lights on the Riverwalk and around San Antonio.  Hope we can get together while you're here.  Give me a call and we'll make plans for lunch or dinner.
Jan 06, 2008 06:41 PM #29
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Carl Winters
Canyon Lake, TX

Hey Ms Judi - this is Ceil. You need to teach me how to do this animated pretties. You did a good job. I guess Car didn't show me this post so I wanted to let you know its nice.

Have a good one.

Jan 07, 2008 08:41 AM #30
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Alan Kirkpatrick
Austin Texas Homes - Round Rock, TX
Alan in Austin

Judi:

Hope your New Year has started off with a bang. Thanks for your comments on my 100th blog. My 101st is inspired by your comments. Ha

Jan 07, 2008 09:31 AM #31
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Judi Morgan
Kimberly Howell Properties - San Antonio, TX
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Ceil, it took me awhile to learn how to do the animated graphics.  Luckily, I have an excellent tutor -- Mike Mueller in California!   I sent him an email when I was working on this post -- we talked on the phone, he emailed step by step instructions and it still took awhile to figure out exactly how to do it.  But it was so exciting when I finally got it to work!!!  :)   I'll be happy to help you -- just let me know when you're ready.

Alan,  Thanks Alan, hope your New Year is great too!!!  Hmmm, I'm watching for that 101st post!!!!  :)

 

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