NATURAL BRIDGE CAVERNS MAKES THE HOLIDAYS BRIGHTER WITH
NEW ADDITIONS TO CHRISTMAS AT THE CAVERNS EVENT
Christmas Comes Early to Natural Bridge Caverns
San Antonio, Texas, (Sept. 23, 2019), Saturday, Dec. 7, kicks off the 2019 holiday season at Natural Bridge Caverns with the opening of the sixth annual Christmas at the Caverns, a family-friendly event happening over three weekends that combines the sights and sounds of the holidays combined with an underground world of natural beauty and amazement.
“We’ve added several new activities, including ice skating, to our already popular lineup,” said Travis Wuest. “We know these fun and interactive enhancements will add so much more to the holiday experience we offer here at Natural Bridge Caverns.”
Christmas at the Caverns takes place Dec. 7 and 8, 14 and 15 and 21-23. For specific event times, please visit this link.
“We have the incredible sounds of Caroling in the Caverns, along with several other unique holiday attractions, which will be available weekends during December,” said Brad Wuest, Natural Bridge Caverns President and CEO. “Our awe-inspiring ancient formations provide the perfect backdrop and acoustics for singing Christmas carols in the caverns, and our festive outdoor setting and other attractions lend themselves to family fun for the holidays.”
During this season of giving, Christmas at the Caverns continues its support of the San Antonio Food Bank, which serves residents of San Antonio and New Braunfels. Travis Wuest, co-owner and vice president of Natural Bridge Caverns is chairman of the Food Bank’s Advisory Board. “Natural Bridge Caverns is proud to continue its support of the New Braunfels Food Bank and its mission of feeding hungry families,” said Wuest. “A portion of each ticket sold will be donated to the Food Bank.”
Each guest who brings a non-perishable food item will receive $2 off an adult or $1 off a child Cavern tour ticket, redeemable for any Cavern tour. For the month of December, Natural Bridge Caverns will serve as a community food drive drop off location.
NEW THIS YEAR!
Perfect your triple Lutz, work on your double Axel or simply learn how to glide along the “I swear it looks real!” synthetic ice. Skates available in children’s and adults sizes.
Giant Snow Globe
It’s snowing! Step into our magical giant inflatable snow globe! This unique giant see-through dome is perfect for fabulous Christmas photos that are sure to make a picture-perfect Christmas at the Caverns memory!
Underground Nativity Experience Enjoy the true meaning of Christmas as you see and hear the story of the Nativity revealed underground in a multimedia show with video, music and lights. The show takes place in a spectacular cavern chamber and suitable for all ages.
Cowboy Christmas Hayride
Nothing brings in the spirit of the season like a Christmas hayride. Our meandering Texas Hill Country trail features scenic vistas decorated with western lighted scenes depicting the season. For 2019 the attraction features hundreds of thousands of lights and new route with western Christmas scenes along the way.
Christmas at the Caverns also features:
Caroling in the Caverns Caroling in the Caverns brings the songs of the season to the majestic chambers of the Caverns. Voices resonate from 180 feet below, and the caverns fill with the sounds of Christmas. The 80-minute, three-fourth-mile trek combines spectacular natural beauty with incredible sounds. Choirs and professional singing groups from around the state are featured. Additional charge applies.
Santa “Spelunker” Claus
“Spelunker” Claus will be on hand during Christmas at the Caverns for photos and storytime, where Santa reads his favorite holiday books. Ever wonder how Santa keeps in shape during the offseason? He’s an experienced caver and a regular visitor to Natural Bridge Caverns! You may find him mastering the Twisted Trails course or deep in the cavern for practice in rappelling and ascending. Both of which help to improve his balance and stamina, keeping him in top shape for his big night.
Christmas Campfire Visitors will gather in this festive area, decorated in holiday décor and lights, for family fun games, s’mores around the campfire and refreshments like our special hot chocolate.
AMAZEn’ Reindeer Roundup
Santa’s reindeer are missing, and Santa needs your help to find them before Christmas Eve! Guests will enjoy an adventure through an intriguing maze, decorated for the holidays. Who will be the first to find Rudolph and Santa’s other eight reindeer?
While many activities only take place during the special Christmas at the Caverns celebrations, some are available all day, beginning Friday, Nov. 29, and running through Sunday, Jan. 5.
Daily Christmas activities include:
- Ice Skating
- Giant Snow Globe
- AMAZEn’ Reindeer Roundup
Natural Bridge Caverns will continue offering daily tours of the largest cavern in Texas with our Discovery Tour and Hidden Passages Tour. For prices, which vary depending on the activity selected, as well as general ticket information and showtimes, please visit Natural Bridge Caverns online.
For Christmas at the Caverns images, please visit dropbox
For 2019 B-roll please visit here.
Natural Bridge Caverns is closed on Christmas Day and New Year’s Day.
ABOUT NATURAL BRIDGE CAVERNS
On March 27, 1960, four college students, Orion Knox Jr., Preston Knodell Jr., Al Brandt, and Joe Cantu from St. Mary’s University in San Antonio began an underground exploration that ultimately would reveal the most extensive, largest cavern system in Texas. After hearing of an incredible 60-foot natural limestone bridge, which later became the caverns’ namesake, the students asked landowner Clara Wuest if they could investigate what laid beneath their family’s ranch. On the cavers’ fourth expedition, they uncovered a long, narrow crawlspace that ultimately opened into 2 miles of virgin caverns. Today, their discovery is recognized as one of the world’s premier show caverns.
Natural Bridge Caverns located between San Antonio and New Braunfels, Texas, offers year-round activities including multiple cavern tours, a maze, an aerial sky adventure, gemstone mining, restaurants, and shopping. Grounds offer several ideal settings for weddings, groups, and birthday parties. Christmas at the Caverns includes holiday light displays, carolers throughout the caverns, and a hill country hayride. Natural Bridge Caverns is owned and operated by the Wuest family and is a designated State Historical Site, National Natural Landmark, and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.