Christmas at the Caverns at Natural Bridge Caverns

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Natural Bridge Caverns has brought Christmas at the Caverns back for the 2023 holiday season. If you're in San Antonio, Austin, or the Texas Hill Country, come check out this unique holiday light experience. 

If you're visiting south or central Texas during the holidays, this is a don't-miss spot to put on your list. 

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.

2023 dates are 9-10 December, 15-23 December, and 26-30 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

Jingle ALL the Way (Until 12/23 only) – Adults $46.99, Children $36.00

Includes caverns, caroling, and Twisted Trails. 

Christmas Admission Plus – Adults $38.99, Children $28.99

Add caroling tour (until 12/23) OR Twisted Trails.

Christmas Admission – Adults $23.99, Children $17.99

A portion of all admissions go to the San Antonio and New Braunfels Food Banks. Holiday fun includes a 1/3 mile trail of lights, opportunities to take pictures with Santa, synthetic ice skating for the kids, games, campfire, musical entertainment, reindeer maze, and more.

For more details on what is and is not included at each price point, visit the Natural Bridge Caverns ticket page. You'll always get the best ticket prices if you purchase online before your visit.  

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 and the natural acoustics underground make the music very special. 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 music more than the formations inside the caverns.  

There are no accommodations inside the cavern 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 so if it's a cooler day in Texas, make you'll probably want to shed your outer layer down in the caverns. 

The surface area of Natural Bridge Caverns has some mobility accommodations but the actual cavern does not. 

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, including 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 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 was hosted by Natural Bridge Caverns

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