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‘Tis the season to celebrate at Lost Pines. In true Texas style, we’ve curated a merry mix of activities and festive holiday fun that captures the spirit of the Lone Star State. From our spectacular tree lighting ceremony and cherished moments with Santa and Mrs. Claus to special dining experiences and more, Lost Pines is the perfect place to make your holiday dreams come true.


Experience family-friendly movies like never before with our Dive-in Movies. Whether you’re in a comfy chair or floating in an inner tube, enjoy the best seat in the house at our water park. Watch your favorite movies come to life, making it a perfect evening for all.


Hop into the ultimate Easter Extravaganza, complete with an enticing buffet, an egg-citing egg hunt, a bounce house, and other family-friendly activities.


Tree Lighting

Gather around as we light the majestic Lost Pines Christmas tree and the sound of carolers and merriment fills the air. Enjoy a wagon ride to admire the lights and decorations, get a jump on your holiday shopping with a host of vendors, and watch a holiday-themed movie on the lawn. Santa and Mrs. Claus will also make an appearance and be available for photos at the tree lighting ceremony, which is open to the public.

Friday, November 29 | 6pm

Santa's Workshop

We’ve created an outpost of Santa’s Workshop right here at Lost Pines—and you get to be the elves as you get into the holiday spirit with arts, crafts, and other activities.

Saturday, November 30 - Wednesday, December 25
Location: Ranger Room

McDade's Christmas Shop

You don’t need to fight the crowds on Black Friday, because McDade’s will have a special selection of gifts and other goods to start the holiday shopping season in style.

Friday, November 29

Christmas Cocktail Class

Sip, stir, and savor the season at our holiday cocktail class. Get into the festive spirit as our expert mixologist guides your through the art of crafting delicious holiday-inspired libations. Join us for this merry mixology experience that is sure to add a dash of cheer to your holiday celebrations.

Every Saturday in December | 2pm to 3pm
Location: Maude's

Breakfast with Santa & Mrs. Claus

We all need a hearty breakfast to keep our energy up during the holiday season—and so does St. Nick and Mrs. Claus. Join them both at Heartwood House and get some much-needed fuel yourself.

Every Sunday in December | Breakfast: 7am, Santa and Mrs. Clause: 8am to 11:30am

Meet-and-Greet with Santa & Mrs. Claus

The kids have their lists ready, and Santa’s ready, too—he’s rolling out the red carpet in the lobby to meet all the boys and girls (with help from his elves and Mrs. Claus to keep things orderly, of course.)

Every Friday and Saturday in December | 6pm to 8pm

Story Time with Mrs. Claus

Join us for a heartwarming holiday tradition at Lost Pines as Mrs. Claus reads the classic tale, The Night Before Christmas. She brings this beloved story to life, enchanting listeners of all ages.

Tuesday, December 24 | 6pm
Location: Lobby

Christmas Dinner

The traditional Christmas feast is elevated at Heartwood House, where you’ll discover lobster bisque and beef Wellington along with favorites such as glazed ham, whipped potatoes, assorted seafood, mac and cheese, and other delights.

Wednesday, December 25 | 2pm to 8pm
$79 adults, $29 kids 6-12; kids 5 and under free