Kick off the Christmas season at the 20th Annual Dickens on Main in downtown Boerne! For one weekend at the end of November, snow will fall over Main Street, and friends and family will come together for a cheerful Christmas festival.
When and Where
Dickens On Main will be held on November 29 and 30 at the Hill Country Mile. It will begin at 2 p.m. that Friday, and will wrap up by 10 p.m. on Saturday. The Hill Country Mile spans 1100 South Main Street to 521 North Main Street, Boerne, Texas 78006.
The 20th Annual Celebration
In 1999, several local shopkeepers collaborated on a Christmas festival that would bring all of Boerne downtown for a weekend of fun and fellowship. Since then, the Hill Country Mile has dressed in its holiday best each winter to welcome the Christmas season with live entertainment, food and craft vendors, family activities, and more. The businesses that line Main Street open their doors for Christmas shopping and special villages pop up along the Mile with stages, dining, and artisan gifts.
The weekend event promise fun for everyone, and children can visit the petting zoo, go on a pony ride, or take a seat on the trackless train. If they’re feeling adventurous, they can also breeze down the snow slide, or participate in the crafting activities in Tiny Tim Village. Of course, Santa Claus will be present for photos.
Each night, the North Pole stage near Blanco Road will host talented musicians from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. On Friday, listen out for Three Chord Rodeo and Groove Knight. On Saturday, check out Super Squad of Boerne, Gary Glenn & the 20x Band, and The Eggmen.
The Dickens stage near Newton Alley will host a variety of performances, including the Ballet Conservatory of South Texas, Boerne High School Theatre, stunt juggling by Matt Tardy, and more. On the South Pole stage near Pecan Street, there will be ice sculpting competitions starting at 6 p.m. each evening. For this showdown, artisans will rev up their chainsaws and carve away at blocks of ice as rock ‘n roll music blasts in the background.
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While You’re Out
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