People love Boerne for the small town atmosphere, Hill Country views, and quaint downtown scenery. However, Boerne also has far more to offer visitors and residents alike than many realize! Boerne is known for rich heritage, great location, and an active community, all of which are showcased by local businesses. No need to research: five of the best fun events to attend and businesses to visit in Boerne this week are described below. Hopefully, this list will make planning a perfect Texas Hill Country weekend a little easier!
1. Start Your Holiday Shopping at Oma’s Christmas Craft Fair
Featuring all things hand-crafted, home-made, and hand-made, Oma’s Christmas Craft Fair is your place to find unique, one-of-a-kind gifts for friends and family. Whether you’re looking for artisan jams, locally made clothing, wall hangings, wood carvings, or embroidery, this is where you’ll find goods "just like your grandmother used to make." Featuring three large buildings full of artisan goods, Oma’s Craft Fair is a holiday shopping staple. Admission is $5, but kids 12 and under can enter for free!
When: Saturday, December 3, 9:00am to 4:00pm
Where: Kendall County Fairgrounds, 1307 River Road
2. Enjoy a Whimsical Performance of “Twas the Night Before Christmas”
Add a touch of storytelling whimsy to your life by attending Boerne Community Theatre’s production of “Twas the Night Before Christmas” this year! The evening’s antics will take you on a wild adventure with a mouse, an elf, and a spunky little girl who just won't take no for an answer. The storyline involves a heist, a duel with rapiers, some hip-hop, a squirt gun, a perilous airplane flight and an elf’s stint as a secret agent. The play’s exuberance and storytelling magic have earned it nationwide critical acclaim. The Washington Post has described it as having “a momentum and ebullience worthy of the Pixar-era”.
Note: For a cost of $10, Santa will be available for holiday photos prior to showtime, during intermission, and immediately after the performance. Proceeds from the photos to benefit the BCT general fund! Boerne Community Theatre produces quality, live theatre that entertains, educates and enriches the community.
When: December 2-17, 2016 (see website for full list of showtimes and dates)
Where: 907 E Blanco Rd
3. Shop Local at the Stocking Stroll
If you love local Boerne businesses and Christmas traditions, you can’t miss the Stocking Stroll on Saturday, December 3rd. Ticket holders for this event will have VIP access to the Hill Country Mile’s premier shops and businesses, receiving unique gifts at each participating location. Use this opportunity to shop for local one-of-a-kind gifts for everyone on your list! Each $25 ticket will allow participants to collect a special gift from each participating business. Gather holiday goodies and enjoy small sips and bites along the beautifully decorated Hill Country Mile!
When: Saturday, December 3, 10:00am
Where: Boerne Hill Country mile
4. Embrace the Holiday Spirit at the Weihnachts Parade
A longstanding Boerne tradition, the Weihnachts Parade will take place on the first Saturday of December! With a theme like “Lone Star Christmas”, this year’s parade promises to be one to remember. If you’re interested in being a part of the festivities, sign up your group, company or family and start designing your lighted float! The parade travels North to South beginning at Frederick Street (by the Fire House) and will end at River Road.
When: December 3, 6:00 pm
Where: The parade travels North to South beginning at Frederick Street and will end at River Road
5. Listen to a Singer-Songwriter Perform in an Underground Cavern
Did you know? The fantastic acoustics of the Cave Throne Room for an unforgettable evening! Experience the phenomenon this Saturday during Terri Hendrix’s performance at Cave Without a Name! Described as a pioneer in the independent Texas singer-songwriter genre, Terri Hendrix defies stereotypes, weaving folk, pop, country, blues and swinging jazz into an eclectic style all her own. Beloved by generations of loyal fans worldwide, Hendrix was recently recognized by “Acoustic Guitar” Magazine as one of Texas’ 20 “essential” singer-songwriters. Her immense musical talent (including guitar, mandolin, and harmonica) combines with a warm stage presence to create a one-of-a-kind live show.
Located 11 miles northeast of Boerne, Cave Without a Name is a natural, living cavern filled with spectacular formations of stalactites, stalagmites, cave drapery, magnificent flowstones, rimstone dams, and more!
When: Saturday, 7:00pm
Where: Cave Without a Name, 325 Kreutzberg Rd