‘Christmas in the Caverns’ combines underground natural beauty with holiday fun

“Christmas at the Caverns” is open Dec. 17 through Dec. 23. For every paying guest Natural Bridge Caverns will donate $2 to the Food Bank. (Courtesy photo)

“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.

“Christmas at the Caverns” is open Dec. 17 through Dec. 23. For every paying guest at “Christmas at the Caverns,” Natural Bridge Caverns 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” 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.

Christmas Village.  Step into a Hill Country Christmas town sparkling in holiday decorations and lights. Take a picture beneath the 30-foot tall, fully decorated tree, the hub of activities. Shop for special gifts and crafts. Enjoy a light show 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.   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 can test their agility, balance and strength on a 60-foot, four-tier adventure course.  There’s even the Canopy Kids Course, just for toddler 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.

For ticket information, show times and prices, visit www.naturalbridgecaverns.com.