One of my favorite things to do around Christmas is to look at Christmas lights. Aside from the cost of gas, it’s free entertainment, and kids love it. Off I-35 and Loop 410, the town of Windcrest lights-up every Christmas as its citizens compete in different categories. This year is the 50th anniversary of the city. The festivities start tonight at 6pm at the city hall (8601 Midcrown). You can pick up maps to the winning houses. If you can’t make it tonight, the light-up runs through New Year’s Eve. Why not make a night of it and go to dinner first? Nearby, you’ll find The Big Easy at Randolph Blvd and two Jim’s locations, one on 410 and one on 35.
Other places to see lights include The University of the Incarnate Word, (also near a Jim’s), Santa’s Ranch, between New Braunfels and San Marcos (cost is $20 per car, but if you have four in the car, that’s $5 a person), and of course, the Riverwalk.