ick off your holiday season in a big way at Dickens on Main, the Hill Country’s premier holiday celebration in historic Boerne, Texas. Featuring two fantastic nights of free holiday fun this Thanksgiving weekend!



Join in the fun as Boerne’s historic Hill Country Mile transforms into a vintage Christmas experience, with non-stop entertainment in five different holiday “villages” set up throughout the venue. The celebration’s main attractions include live music with great headliners, visits with Santa Claus, theatrical performances, ice sculpting battles, children’s take-home crafts, a 60-foot ice slide, and the biggest South Texas miracle of all—snow along Main Street! Roving musicians, carolers and other revelers will surprise and delight as you make your way along Main enjoying the brightly lit shops and restaurants. There’s no better way to kick off your holiday season!

ickens on Main is a one weekend holiday extravaganza encompassing all the joyful festivities Christmas has to offer!  Two days full of family fun activities, holiday entertainment, your favorite food vendors and more. Attend our glittering tree lighting ceremony, and support our local shops by completing your holiday shopping on Black Friday and Small Business Saturday, or at Dickens market filled with handcrafted gifts. And don’t forget our headliner concerts each night!


Stores Open - 10am to 9pm

 Snow on Main Street - Sunset to 10pm

For detailed activities and times:

for a Detailed Schedule

Notice - Main Street Closures

Friday, November 27 and Saturday, November 28:

Main Street will be closed from 4:00PM until 10:30PM
from Blanco Rd. to River Rd.

hristmas is a family affair, and Dickens on Main has everything you need to create lasting family memories and traditions! Dance in the snow, visit Santa and experience kid and adult-friendly theatrical performances, amazing holiday decorations and sparkling lights. Visit the petting zoo, have your little one’s picture taken with Santa, or sit in on Bah Humbug—our one-man "A Christmas Carol" performance.  Don’t forget the live ice sculpture shows each evening--complete with chainsaws and rock n’ roll soundtracks—which are always a family favorite. This is a good old fashioned holiday spectacular that’s fun for all ages!

Is there an admission fee for Dickens on Main?

Admission to Dickens on Main is free for everyone and includes snow on Main Street, live musical concerts, theatrical performances, ice sculpting shows, kid’s crafts, a 60-foot ice slide and more!


What activities charge at Dickens?

Dickens on Main brings together a wide variety of vendors for your enjoyment -- food trucks, food booths, merchandise vendors, petting zoo, pony rides, photos with Santa and more -- are examples of vendors who do charge for food or services.


Do Dickens on Main vendors take credit cards?

It varies, but many do accept credit and debit card payment. We would recommend you bring some cash with you and there will be ATM machines on site to get cash.


Where can I park?

Dickens on Main is in the very heart of Boerne’s historic downtown.  This means that it’s surrounded by neighborhoods and businesses.  There is parking available on the residential streets adjacent to the festival, including the Lohman parking lot, behind the Visitors Center.  Other parking areas include City Hall, the Patrick Heath Public Library and more.  Please see the event map after Nov. 1 for more information.  The public parking in the 100 block of South Main will be closed and will be the venue for the Kids Craft area and food vendors.


Are there activities for all ages?

Yes! For Tiny Tim all the way to Scrooge himself there are kids crafts and activities, musical and theatrical entertainment, snow on Main Street after dark, photos with Santa, an ice sculpting show, Christmas lights and of course, great shopping and dining sure to delight guests of every age!


Are public restrooms available?

Yes! Public restrooms and portable toilets are available throughout the event. Please see event map for locations.


Where is food available?

There are several restaurants within the event footprint.  In addition, we bring food trucks and vendors into all of the venues – See event map for locations.


Is the event wheelchair accessible? Are wheelchairs available to rent?

Dickens on Main takes place along Main Street and in Main Plaza in downtown Boerne, which are all wheelchair accessible. Dickens on Main does not provide wheelchairs for use or rent.


Will the shops along the Hill Country Mile be open for business?

Absolutely! Shops will open each day at 10 a.m. and be open until at least 9 p.m. We encourage you to come early to shop before the crowds arrive, and stay for all of the Dickens festivities!


What times does Dickens on Main start?

See event schedule after Nov. 1 for details. Main Street will close down at 4 p.m. each afternoon to allow guests to roam freely throughout downtown without traffic.


Other questions we didn’t answer?

Please use the Contact Us page to submit your question or call 830-248-1617 M-F, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.



Book your Hampton Inn Hotel Room Directly
and SAVE 20% off during Dickens on Main
Sunday, November 22 through Monday, November 30.

Hampton Inn & Suites

34935 IH-10 West, Boerne, Texas 78006





Book your Bevy DoubleTree Hotel Room Directly
and SAVE 20% off during Dickens on Main
Sunday, November 22 through Monday, November 30.

The Bevy Hotel Boerne, A DoubleTree Hotel by Hilton

101 Herff Rd, Boerne, TX 78006




The William

170 South Main Street

Boerne, TX 78006




The Kendall

128 West Blanco

Boerne, Texas 78006




Days Inn

35150 Interstate 10 West

Boerne, TX. 78006





Fairfield Inn & Suites

6 Cascade Caverns Road

Boerne, Texas 78006 USA





Comfort Inn & Suites

35000 IH-10 West

Boerne, TX, US, 78006





Best Western

36756 I H-10 Johns Rd.

Boerne, TX 78006





Motel 6

1228 South Main Street/

I-10 & Hwy 46

Boerne, TX, 78006

830. 249.3562




The Bevy Hotel Boerne

a DoubleTree by Hilton

101 Herff Road

Boerne, Texas, 78006





For a complete listing of all accommodations
in the Boerne area, please visit the Visit Boerne


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If you have any questions or need additional information, contact:


Mary Woods

Office: 830.248.1617




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If you have any questions or need additional information, contact:


David Querbach - Dickens on Main Vendor Coordinator



Email David Querbach

If you have any questions or need additional information, contact:


Kirk Thompson - Dickens on Main Media Coordinator


Email Kirk Thompson


Boerne, TX, 78006


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