Where’s Santa: 5 Places To See Saint Nick in Texas

Wednesday, October 17, 2018


Wherever you are in the Lone Star state, Santa Claus is coming to town! Check out our list of five top places to see St Nick in Texas this season and share your Christmas wishes. Whether you are on the nice list or not, no Christmas would be complete without a visit to the man in red.

1) Enchant Christmas at Globe Life Park, Arlington

Enchant Christmas Light Maze, and Market doesn’t just illuminate winter with their millions of twinkling lights and bright decor, the experience guarantees festive cheer and Christmas spirit for all that attend. After their successful USA debut, Enchant Christmas is returning to Arlington Texas and moving inside Globe Life Park! This year Enchant will be bringing a new maze based on the story Eddie the Mischievous Elf. Visit the man in red in his amazing Golden Palace for the perfect photo opportunity and a chance to tell him what your heart desires. The event also hosts a Christmas Market, an ice-skating trail, sweet and savory local vendor stalls, and live entertainment. This magical wonderland even comes complete with real snow, for that truly authentic Christmas experience.

Prices: Tickets start at $19.95. Get tickets.

2) Santa’s Wonderland, College Station

Experience true Christmas magic with a ride on Santa’s sleigh and gaze in the awe at the twinkling wonderland over at College Station, Texas. With over 3 million dazzling Christmas lights accompanied by all the holiday hits, you can ride your way through the lights on a Hayride tour or sightsee like the big red man himself on a VIP sleigh ride. Visit Santa in his very own cottage on site where the little ones can share their wishes and delight at the magical thoughts of presents! Expect to see nightly entertainment, Christmas movies, train rides, and slides at Santa’s Wonderland this season. The perfect place to experience a full dose of Christmas spirit.

Prices: The Horse & Carriage tour ticket prices start from $37.95 while the Hayride tour starts from $19.95. Get tickets here.

3) Trail of Light, Austin

With lots of new features and revamped favorites, celebrate the season over at the tremendous Trail of Lights, undoubtedly one of Austin’s staple holiday events. As a pedestrian-only trail, the kids will be in awe as they walk along the fabulously illuminated path, visit Santa’s workshop and warm themselves by the Yule Log. Kids can meet Santa at the Trail of Lights’ very own North Pole, play in Santa’s Workshop, capture cherished memories in the photo booth, and experience a truly magical Christmas adventure.

Prices: Most general admission nights are free. See the Austin Trail of Lights calendar to see which nights offer free entry and which carry a $3 entry fee for attendees 12 and over.

4) North Pole Express, Grapevine

Create a unique family Christmas memory and climb aboard the Grapevine North Pole Express for a truly magical visit to see Santa! The whole family can ride in the beautifully decorated Victorian Rail coaches for the journey north through an enchanted woodland. After being greeted by Santa’s helpers with traditional Christmas music, guests are met with a special appearance from Mrs. Claus and Santa himself! As part of the experience, families receive one complimentary photo with Santa, the chance to let him know what you are wishing for, and a cherished family memory to last a lifetime.

Prices: Tickets start at $25.00 for all ages. Get your tickets here.

5) ‘Adventure to Santa’, Arlington

If you’re after an interactive experience, then Adventure to Santa is the place for you.  From the team, at Dreamworks Animation this free storytelling experience is centered around your favorite Shrek characters. The Dreamworks DreamPlace sits in the center of the Parks of Arlington Mall and glitters with animated exteriors powered by over three million pixels and 15,000 twinkling LED lights. Children will be greeted by Shrek and Donkey and later led by Santa’s little helpers through the next four rooms, where they design their sleigh, go on a ride complete with pulsing seats and fans, compete in a virtual snowball fight, and, of course, meet old St. Nick himself.

Prices: There is no fee for this event, however, entrance is on a first come first served basis. An early arrival is encouraged. View full event details here.