People love Boerne for the small town atmosphere, hill country views, and quaint downtown. However, Boerne also has far more to offer visitors and residents alike than many realize! This long weekend is particularly exciting as Boerne’s annual Dickens on Main takes center stage. 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 weekend a little more simple!
Enjoy Thanksgiving Brunch at Tapatio Springs
Thanksgiving Day plays host to a variety of different events and traditions. From parades, to races, to volunteering, it can be hard to keep up with all the community activities, while still taking the time to cook a traditional Thanksgiving meal.Tapatio Springs offers the ability to give accomplish as much as you see fit, while still partaking in a delicious Thanksgiving meal. The La Cascada restaurant at Tapatio Springs Resort is offering a traditional Thanksgiving brunch on Thursday morning. Featuring free-range turkey, Honey Glazed Ham, and other Thanksgiving favorites, the meal is sure to be fantastic and please all who attend.
When: Thursday from 10am to 2pm.
Where: 1 Resort Way, Boerne, TX 78006
Experience Dickens on Main
Bah Humbug! One of the most beloved Boerne traditions returns this weekend with Dickens on Main. Guests will celebrate amongst the characters and theme of Charles Dickens’ famous novella “A Christmas Carol”. Located throughout the Hill Country Mile downtown, the event encourages attendees to wear their best petticoats and top hats and spend a few hours I nthe historic area. To complete the great holiday celebration, the event features Santa, a petting zoo, train rides, and much more to encourage a night of family fun. Don’t miss out on a chance to step into a Christmas celebration of the past at Dickens on Main.
When: Friday November 27th and Saturday November 28th from 1-11pm.
Where: Main Street, Boerne, TX 78006
Make a Masterpiece at The Shabby Palette
This time of year people scramble to find gifts that are heartfelt. Usually, it seems this is an exercise in futility, as we end up settling on another sweater for mom or button up shirt for dad. What if instead you made something unique? Far from homemade macaroni art, at the Shabby Palette you’ll be able to create a masterpiece unique, heartfelt, and beautiful. Shabby Palette specializes in helping novice painters create beautiful canvas paintings. Spend the afternoon creating something meaningful, while also making a great memory right in the heart of Boerne!
Where: 402 E San Antonio Ave, Boerne, TX 78006
Collect Gifts at Stocking Stroll
A key event in the annual Dickens on Main, the Stocking Stroll is part local tour and part shopping spree. The event features local Boerne businesses located along the historic Hill Country Mile. Participants pay for a ticket and are given a map of businesses to visit and discover. Upon visiting each shop guests are given unique gifts to help fill their stocking. A local favorite, the event is always a hit. Act fast! Tickets sell out quickly. However, if the event is full, make sure to give the Hill Country Mile a visit this weekend for good measure. You won’t be disappointed with what you find!
When: Saturday from 10am to 4pm.
Where: The Hill Country Mile (Main Street)
Visit Bear Moon Bakery
It’s no secret that Boerne traces its roots to settlers of German descent. Interestingly, if you take a trip around Europe, and specifically Germany, you’ll notice far more bakeries than you generally do in the United States. Bakeries were traditionally focal points of the community, providing baked goods to members of the town. Located on Main Street in the heart of Boerne, the Bear Moon Bakery keeps the baking tradition alive as one of the great local businesses Boerne has to offer. Offering full breakfast and lunch menus, along with fabulous baked goods, a trip to Bear Moon Bakery will not disappoint!
When: Tuesday-Saturday from 6am to 5pm, Sunday from 8am to 4pm.
Where: 401 S Main St, Boerne, TX 78006