5 Things To Do in Boerne This Weekend: NYE 2016 Edition

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 weekend are described below. Hopefully, this list will make planning a perfect Texas Hill Country NYE a little easier!

1. Welcome in the New Year with Fireworks at Random

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If friends, family, and good cheer are your thing, bring in the New Year with a bang (literally) at Random’s New Year’s Eve Bash 2017! The evening is set to be full of (adult-supervised) explosive fun. In fact, the venue has advertised that it will be their best fireworks show yet! The evening will feature a plethora of fun activities: get your groove on with upbeat dance music (by DJ- LarryG's Mobile Mix), sit by a firepit with friends, and let the kids go wild on the KidsBounce. Random’s featured food trucks for the evening will be Chef Bully, Slider Provider, and Cousins Lobster. The pre-firework show will begin at 9:00 pm, and the main show will start at 11:00 pm! (Please note: outside fireworks are prohibited.)

When: 7:00 pm - 12:00 am (Fireworks Pre-show begins at 9:00 pm)

Where: Random, 11 Upper Cibolo Creek Rd

2. Raise Your Champagne Glasses at Drink Texas’s NYE Party

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As the self-proclaimed “Texas Craft Beer Headquarters”, Drink Texas offers 80 unique beer selections...all on a gorgeous patio under the stars! Can you ask for a better way to welcome in 2017? Join Drink Texas for their NYE Party on Saturday evening, featuring hats, noisemakers, balloons, a champagne toast at midnight. The best part? No cover charge! Plus, Drink Texas is family and pet-friendly, so bring the whole crew along.

When: Saturday, 8:00 pm - 1:00 am

Where: Drink Texas Biergarten, 265 S Main St

3. Ring in 2017 in Style at Tapatio Springs

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Tapatio Springs invites you to “celebrate New Year's Eve Texas-style” at their signature New Year’s Eve Celebration. The classy event will begin at 8:00 pm with appetizers and a Chef's dinner, followed by live music (Aaron McDonnell and the Neon Eagles) and dancing at 9:00 pm! At midnight, partake in party favors and a champagne toast. Tapatio is offering two specialty packages for the activities and events surrounding New Year's Eve: the Party Package is $125 per person, and the Stay & Celebrate Package is $349 per couple. For complete information regarding these packages, please call Tapatio Springs or click here to book your tickets!

When: Saturday, 8:00 pm - 1:00 am

Where: Tapatio Springs Hill Country Resort, 1 Resort Way

4. Start Your New Year with a Yoga Class for a Cause

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If your New Year’s resolution was to do more yoga OR be more charitable, this event is the perfect way to start. Aerial Yoga Boerne is offering a special January 1st yoga class that will benefit RAICES (Refugee and Immigrant Center for Education and Legal Services), a nonprofit providing free and low-cost legal services to immigrant children, families, and refugees in Central and South Texas. The cost of the class is however much you’d like to donate! RAICES is currently coordinating a large-scale community-based response to feed, house and humanely care for refugee women and their children as they navigate the systems to process their requests for asylum.

When: Sunday, 12:00 - 2:00 pm

Where: Aerial Yoga Boerne, 37131 IH 10, Suite 300-2

5. Don’t Miss The Last Week of Christmas Lights Fest

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Don’t miss the closing week at the Christmas Lights Fest! Boasting over two million sparkling lights, Don Strange Ranch’s incredible display takes holiday decor to a whole new level. Pack up your car and drive through tunnels of lights, scenic ranchland, and creative displays, or grab a seat on the Ranch’s country-style hayride. After you’ve marveled at the incredible sights, head to Santa’s Village, a marketplace featuring free pictures with Santa, food, fun, holiday crafts and gifts! This weekend, Christmas Light Fest will be open until 9:00 PM on New Year’s Eve, making it the perfect way to end the year. The cost of entry is $27 per vehicle.

When: Friday-Saturday (6:00-9:00 PM)

Where: Don Strange Ranch, 103 Waring Welfare Rd