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Experience a Vintage Christmas at the 18th Annual Dickens on Main in Boerne

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Photos courtesy of  the City of Boerne

There’s no better place to experience the charm of the Texas Hill Country during the holidays than in Boerne, Texas. For the 18th year, Boerne will kick off the season with Dickens on Main, a vintage holiday celebration held in scenic, downtown Boerne (also known as Boerne’s “Hill Country Mile”). On Thanksgiving weekend, Friday, November 24th, and Saturday, November 25th,  Boerne’s Main Street will be transformed into a Christmas of yore, with lights, entertainment, shopping, and even SNOW!

Meet Real, Live Reindeer!

Dickens on Main

Bring the whole family and enjoy the sights and sounds of the season and get your holiday shopping off to a nice start to boot! Dickens on Main will feature ice sculpting and music, theatrical performances, kids crafts, and an amazing 60-foot ice slide for sledding! Food trucks and unique vendors of all types will be in attendance throughout the venue. Say “cheese!” as photo ops with Victorian-themed revelers are always a delight. New to Dickens on Main this year is “Reindeer Village,” where you will find live reindeer and more from 6:30 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. each night.

Your New Family Holiday Tradition


“Dickens on Main has become a family tradition for many, and we encourage everyone to bring the whole family and make it a part of your holiday plans.” said Mike Schultz, Mayor of the City of Boerne. “We can’t wait to kick off our 18th celebration, and welcome you all to Boerne.”

Whether you’re a first-time visitor to Boerne or a local, plan to come spend the day on the Hill Country Mile shopping, dining, and visiting Santa, then make your way up and down Main Street as the entertainment delights from 4 – 10 p.m. each night.

The Hub of the Texas Hill Country

Dickens on Main

Boerne is located in the heart of the Texas Hill Country, just 15 miles from San Antonio. Boasting a thriving downtown area, complete with shopping, food to please most any palate, and unique art galleries, Boerne’s Dickens on Main celebration might be just what you need to get into the spirit of the season this year.

For more details and a schedule of events, please visit, and follow them on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram. Be sure to use the hashtag #BoerneChristmas in your photos, posts and tweets. See you in Boerne!