"Christmas at the Caverns" Returns to Natural Bridge Caverns December 10, 11, and 17-23, 2016

San Antonio, Texas (November, 2016) "Christmas at the Caverns" returns to Natural Bridge Caverns for the 2016 holiday season combining the sights and sounds of the holidays with its underground world of natural beauty and amazement. This one-of-a-kind Christmas celebration has become a holiday tradition for families throughout the state.

Here's what visitors have had to say — "Magnificent is the first word to come to mind when I think of Christmas at the Caverns." "Enchanting. We'll be back again next year." "We had a blast tonight. Caroling in the Caverns was an awesome new experience for us." "The kids haven't stopped talking about our trip and are still asking when we are going back."

Natural Bridge Caverns President and CEO Brad Wuest explained that "Christmas at the Caverns" provides special holiday memories for families. "Our Christmas attractions are unlike any others in the world," he said. "We have the incredible sounds of Caroling in the Caverns with several other unique holiday attractions, set in a magical wonderland of thousands of twinkling lights, a 30-foot Christmas tree and the sounds, tastes and spirit of Christmas."

"During this season of giving we are asking visitors to help us support the work of the San Antonio Food Bank," he continued. "For every paying guest at 'Christmas at the Caverns' we will donate $2 to the Food Bank, and every guest who brings two nonperishable food items to donate to the Food Bank will get a $2 gift card to use for food, beverage or retail items at the park."

"Christmas at the Caverns" is open nine nights this holiday season beginning Saturday, December 10 and Sunday, December 11 and continuing December 17 through 23..

“Christmas at the Caverns” includes:

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 sound of Christmas. The 75-minute, three-fourth-mile trek combines spectacular natural beauty with incredible sounds. Choirs and professional singing groups from around the state are featured.

Christmas Village. Step into another world where a Hill Country Christmas town sparkles in holiday splendor and colored lights. Everything visitors see, smell, hear and taste wraps them up in the magic of the season. Take a picture and make a new memory beneath the 30-foot tall, fully decorated tree, the hub of festivities. Shop for special gifts and crafts. Indulge in treats, seasonal candies and holiday delights. Enjoy a musical light show with Christmas lights synchronized to holiday music.

Country Christmas Hayride. Visitors will ride through a historic Texas Hill Country ranch with beautifully lit Christmas scenes and light displays. The hayride starts at Christmas Village and ends around a campfire, where guests have hot chocolate and s'mores.

AMAZEn' Reindeer Roundup. Santa's famous reindeer have been vacationing in the Texas Hill Country, but Santa needs them back for Christmas Eve! Visitors will take off on a jolly adventure through an intriguing maze, festooned with lights and topped with holiday banners, to see who will be the first to find Rudolph and Santa's other eight reindeer.

Canopy Challenge and Zip Lines. It's three activities all lit up for holiday fun under the stars! On the Canopy Explorer, visitors have up to 30 minutes to grapple their way to the top of a 60-foot, four-tier adventure course. It's a test of agility, balance and strength on 47 fascinating obstacles. There is even the Canopy Kids Course, just for toddlers and young kids. Then, visitors can take their fun to the next level on zip lines that glide high above the Texas Hill Country for a treetop view of the fully decorated Christmas Village and neighboring AMAZEn' Reindeer Roundup.

Christmas Village with its holiday lighting and music is open to the public at no charge. Tickets are needed for the other activities. For ticket prices, which vary depending on the activity selected, as well as general ticket information and show times, please visit www.naturalbridgecaverns.com. Due to the nature of the attractions, availability is limited. Advance online ticket purchase is strongly recommended and begins on Thanksgiving Day.

Natural Bridge Caverns is located at 26495 Natural Bridge Caverns Road between New Braunfels and San Antonio.

Media Contact: Shirley Wills

shirley@thewoodagency.com

Contact: Travis Wuest

Phone: (210) 651-6101