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Christmas at Natural Bridge Caverns in San Antonio

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For our kids, and the kid inside us all, the holiday season is at its most magical when we see the world with that child-like wonder that slows time and has us captivated by twinkling lights, singing old familiar songs, and simply allowing ourselves to be amazed.

Well, prepare to be amazed.

Put the wonder back in winter wonderland

In South Texas, we rarely get to experience a winter wonderland, but Natural Bridge Caverns truly puts the wonder back in winter during the holiday season with Christmas at the Caverns, an experience that adds the sights and sounds of Christmas to the natural beauty of the caverns.

Caroling in the Caverns

You’ve seen carolers before, but not like this. Enter a whole new world as you descend 180 feet below the surface and travel through the lighted passageways with your tour guide. Along the way carolers sing all your holiday favorites, echoing through the chambers for an experience you and your family won’t get anywhere else.

Christmas at the Caverns at Natural Bridge Caverns

Just because it’s Christmas Break doesn’t mean you can’t learn

Don’t let your children stop learning when Christmas break kicks in!

Natural Bridge Caverns is a treasure trove of discovery. Formed by an underground “river”, the caverns are considered “living” due to rainwater that travels downward through the surface, flowing, and dripping throughout causing active formations. Get the camera ready for the awe-inspiring, ancient formations centuries in the making and still growing today, inside chambers with equally awesome names like the Castle of the White Giants, Sherwood Forest, and Hall of the Mountain King.

Caroling in the Caverns gives you the rare opportunity to pair the joy of Christmas carols and the holiday season with a unique lesson in nature and science.

Teach your children about the spirit of giving

One of the greatest gifts you can give your children this time of year is the lesson of generosity and an opportunity to give back.

For the third year, Natural Bridge Caverns is combining Christmas at the Caverns with an initiative to support the San Antonio Food Bank. Their Cans n’ Caves Food Drive includes the Watchtower Challenge, with the goal of collecting enough non-perishable food items and donations to figuratively fill the Watchtower formation, which at 50 feet high is the caverns’ tallest formation.

So before you head out, open up the pantry and let your kids grab a food item that they can bring along with them to donate. Toss it in the Food Bank barrels located in their visitor center, and then step outside to Christmas Village and their giant, fully-decorated tree for a prime holiday photo opp with the family.

For every paying guest at Christmas at the Caverns, Natural Bridge Caverns will donate $2 to the Food Bank, and every paying guest who brings two nonperishable food items to donate to the Food Bank will get a $2 gift card to use for food, beverage, or retail items at the park.

Start a new magical tradition

There’s plenty of holiday fun for the whole family at Natural Bridge Caverns’ Christmas at the Caverns. You can experience them all at once, or each individually. Christmas at the Caverns is open nine nights beginning Saturday, December 10 and Sunday, December 11 and continuing December 17 through 23. It includes:

Christmas at the Caverns at Natural Bridge Caverns

  • Caroling in the Caverns, filling the spectacular Caverns with the sounds of Christmas.
  • Christmas Village, a Hill Country Christmas town sparkling in holiday decorations and lights with a 30-foot tall, fully decorated tree, a light show synchronized to holiday music, and much more.
  • Country Christmas Hayride, a fun ride through a historic Texas Hill Country ranch with beautifully lit Christmas scenes ending around a campfire.
  • AMAZEn’ Reindeer Roundup, an intriguing maze where children search for Rudolph and Santa’s other reindeer.
  • Canopy Challenge and Zip Lines, a 60-foot, four-tier Explorer course lit up for holiday fun under the stars.

For more information visit Natural Bridge Caverns.

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