Santa Rides Into the Texas Hill Country

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Santa usually chooses his sleigh and reindeer, but he can use other transportation too. Perhaps he’ll arrive in Austin by firetruck. Austin is famous for live music, so don’t be surprised if Santa joins the musicians with a rousing rendition of “Jingle Bells.” He won’t have time to hike the nearby trails, visit the LBJ library, or take in the Bullock State History Museum. He must hurry on to other Texas Hill Country towns. Maybe he’ll borrow a fancy muscle car in Austin to get to San Antonio faster.



santa-carPhoto: Facebook/BD Car

If Santa heads south to San Antonio by car, he’ll stop, but he won’t have time to linger at the San Marcos Outlet Mall. He already has his gifts ready. He plans to return to San Marcos during the summer and take in the Wonder Cave. Santa loves New Braunfels and Schlitterbahn, but he can’t tarry in those places this trip. He’s too busy.

He’ll pop in at homes and leave presents under Christmas trees. He may surprise a few boys and girls and leave season passes for Schlitterbahn. Wouldn’t the kiddos love that? Season passes make excellent gifts, and everyone loves the water park.

santa-and-mrs-clausPhoto: Wikimedia

Santa enjoys the vistas of the Comal River as he moves along to other Hill Country towns.  He’s fond of Gruene too, but he won’t take time to kick up his boots in the Gruene Hall on Christmas Eve. He’ll leave gifts and then hurry on to San Antonio.  Sometimes Mrs. Claus flies with him on a jet. She likes the sleigh and Rudolph, but there’s more room in the airplane. Onward and upward!

When Mrs. Claus goes with Santa, she loves the San Antonio River Walk—the lights, singing, dancing, shops, and decorations. Santa likes the Alamo, and Mrs. Claus likes the tall tower at the HemisFair Park, but not this special night. After Santa visits the Texas Hill Country, he’ll return to the North Pole and watch the boys and girls in the Texas Hill Country enjoy their new toys. While he rests in his easy chair, Mrs. Claus will make hot chocolate and they’ll talk about the fun he had in the Hill Country.

To track Santa’s trip around the Hill Country (and the world), click here.