Christmas at the Caverns at Natural Bridge Caverns

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Natural Bridge Caverns has brought Christmas at the Caverns back for 2022. If you’re in San Antonio, Austin or the Texas Hill Country, come check out this unique holiday light experience.  

Related: Zoo Lights at the San Antonio Zoo

Christmas at the Caverns at Natural Bridge Caverns

If singing (or just listening to) Christmas carols 180 feet below the ground sounds like something you’d like to experience, put Christmas in the Caverns on your holiday bucket list. Remaining 2022 dates are 16-23 December. 

Natural Bridge Caverns has holiday fun above and below the surface. If you haven’t visited in a while, come check out all the new fun stuff!

What’s included + pricing

  • Walkthrough trail of lights (bigger and better than last year), AMAZE’N Reindeer Roundup (maze), story time with Mrs. Claus, synthetic ice skating, games, campfire, musical entertainment, and more. (Adult $23.99, children $17.99)
  • Christmas admission + caroling OR Twisted Trails. (Adult $38.99, children $28.99)
  • Jingle All the Way Christmas Admission plus Caroling AND Twisted Trails (Adults $46.99, children $36.00). This is the best value and lets you experience everything there is to offer. 

Read more about the history of Natural Bridge Caverns and what a visit is like outside the holiday season.

The Caroling in the Caverns is a really lovely experience. This year, we heard a bell choir, the River City Ringers, playing at the sinkhole that leads down to the cave and three high school choral groups inside the cavern. The caroling route takes the standard Discovery Tour route (be prepared to walk about a mile) but the cave info is abbreviated to make room for the musical entertainment. The tour guide can answer questions about the cave but the focus is on the Christmas songs versus the formations inside the caverns.  

There are no accommodations for anyone who has mobility challenges. The floors are steep on the way down and on the way up and are wet in spots. You’ll need sturdy shoes with a nonslip sole. The cavern’s temperature is a constant 70 degrees with 99 percent humidity. 

The Twisted Trails Zip Rail course is an add-on purchase and is included in the Jingle All the Way ticket. There’s lots of climbing fun, to include a special area for smaller/younger kids.

Christmas at the Caverns: An all around festive experience

If you have not been to Natural Bridge Caverns recently, the holidays are a great time to check out what’s new. The surface attractions are a lot of fun and seeing the park lit up for the holidays is a treat. Relax and listen to Christmas music, check out the synchronized light displays, and buy a s’mores kit to roast over the bonfire. 

I definitely recommend adding Christmas at the Caverns to your holiday bucket list. We spent about three and a half hours on site and did everything. 

We were treated to a performance of a bell choir at the entrance to the caverns and three musical performers underground.

Looking for more things to do with kids in New Braunfels? Check out this list. You can easily do any of these things on a day trip from San Antonio or Austin. 

My family and I were hosted by Natural Bridge Caverns


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