2017 Trail of Lights

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Come and join us for our 20th annual Trail of Lights Festival!


Date/Time

Date: November 25 to December 28, 2017
Time: 6:00-9:00 p.m. (Sunday-Thursday); 6:00-10:00 p.m. (Friday & Saturday)
Cost: There is no charge for admission but donations are greatly appreciated as this is one of our biggest fundraisers for the year! Donation boxes are available at the entrance and around the Trail of Lights.

Hosts & Entertainment

Saturday, November 25

  • Host: Wimberley Fire Department
  • Host: Silver Fox Farms
  • Entertainment: Divine Inspiration
  • Santa arriving on the Fire Truck at 5:00 p.m.
  • Anna & Elsa arriving on the Fire Truck at 5:00 p.m.
  • Llamas visiting the grounds!
  • Opening ceremonies 5-6:00 p.m.
  • Trail opens at 6:00 p.m.
  • Santa will be in his house!

Sunday, November 26

  • Host: Daughters of the American Revolution
  • Entertainment: Family-friendly movie

Monday, November 27

  • Host: Herb Society
  • Entertainment: Family-friendly movie

Tuesday, November 28

  • Host: Delta Kappa Gamma
  • Entertainment: Family-friendly movie

Wednesday, November 29

  • Host: Wimberley Presbyterian Church
  • Entertainment: Family-friendly movie

Thursday, November 30

  • Host: CMMS Mobile Imaging & Lab Services
  • Entertainment: Family-friendly movie

Friday, December 1

  • Host: United Methodist Church
  • Entertainment: Methodist Mother's Day Out (6:30pm)
  • Entertainment: "Charlie Brown's Christmas" movie
  • Santa will be in his house! (6-8pm)

Saturday, December 2

  • Host: Girl Scouts / Boy Scouts
  • Entertainment: Bollywood Dance Dripping Springs (7pm)
  • Santa will be in his house! (6-8pm)

Sunday, December 3

  • Host: Hope Hospice
  • Entertainment: Family-friendly movie

Monday, December 4

  • Host: Keep Wimberley Beautiful
  • Entertainment: A Capella Unlimited (7pm)

Tuesday, December 5

  • Host: St. Stephens School
  • Entertainment: St. Stephens School (6pm)

Wednesday, December 6

  • Host: First Baptist Church
  • Entertainment: First Baptist Church (6pm)

Thursday, December 7

  • Host: Broadway Bank
  • Entertainment: Family-friendly movie

Friday, December 8

  • Host: Ozona Bank
  • Entertainment: Family-friendly movie
  • Santa will be in his house! (6-8pm)

Saturday, December 9

  • Host: H.E.B.
  • Entertainment: Hug Me Ink (7pm)
  • Santa will be in his house! (6-8pm)

Sunday, December 10

  • Host: Mow Town Lawn Service
  • Entertainment: Midnight Breeze Bellydance Co (7pm)

Monday, December 11

  • Host: Robert D. White, DDS
  • Entertainment: Family-friendly movie

Tuesday, December 12

  • Host: Hill Country Neighbors
  • Entertainment: Scudder Elementary Holiday Program

Wednesday, December 13

  • Host: Angels for Elders
  • Host: Wimberley Home Health
  • Entertainment: Scudder Elementary Holiday Program

Thursday, December 14

  • Host: Lutheran Church
  • Host: Enrico's Blaze - Wood Fired Pizza
  • Entertainment: Scudder Elementary Holiday Program

Friday, December 15

  • Chocolate Festival Night!
  • Host: Edward Jones, Cade Wright
  • Host: Texas Regional Bank
  • Entertainment: Jesse Stratton Band presented by Fredericksburg Trade Days (7pm)
  • Miniature Donkeys visiting the grounds!
  • Santa will be in his house! (6-8pm)

Saturday, December 16

  • Host: Wimberley Lions Club
  • Host: Wimberley Valley Chamber of Commerce
  • Entertainment: Wimberley Dance Elite (6:30pm)
  • Llamas visiting the grounds!
  • Santa will be in his house! (6-8pm)

Sunday, December 17

  • Host: Knights of Columbus
  • Entertainment: Moxie Gymnastics (6pm)
  • Entertainment: Clickety Cloggers (7:15pm)
  • Santa will be in his house! (6-8pm)

Monday, December 18

  • Host: Wells Fargo Bank
  • Entertainment: Jesse Stratton (acoustic) presented by Wimberley ACE
  • Santa will be in his house! (6-8pm)

Tuesday, December 19

  • Host: Wimberley Cafe
  • Entertainment: Dripping Springs High School Show Choir
  • Santa will be in his house! (6-8pm)

Wednesday, December 20

  • Host: Wimberley Dance Elite
  • Entertainment: Western Sonrise Ministries (6:30pm)
  • Santa will be in his house! (6-8pm)

Thursday, December 21

  • Host: Creekside Cookers
  • Santa will be in his house! (6-8pm)

Friday, December 22

  • Host: Gibson Properties
  • Entertainment: Dance to Glory
  • Santa will be in his house! (6-8pm)

Saturday, December 23

  • Host: Mima's Tacos To Go in Canyon Lake
  • Host: Arbonne
  • Host: Let's Go Adventure Camp
  • Llamas visiting the grounds
  • Santa will be in his house! (6-8pm)

Sunday, December 24

  • Walking Trail only on this night.

Monday, December 25

  • Walking Trail only on this night.

Tuesday, December 26

  • Host: TBD
  • Llamas visiting the grounds

Wednesday, December 27

  • Host: Wimberley 4-H

Thursday, December 28

  • Host: Fancy Feathers 4-H

Exhibitors - Village Green

  • Broadway Bank
  • Brookshire Brothers
  • Creekside Cookers BBQ
  • Fancy Feathers 4-H
  • Hays County Land Surveying
  • Patti S. Harrison Main Stage
  • Wimberley Presbyterian Church

Exhibitors - Front Walkway

  • Chapel in the Hills
  • H-E-B
  • King Feed & Hardware
  • Wimberley ACE Hardware
  • Wimberley Valley Chamber of Commerce
  • Wimberley Christian Church
  • Wimberley Fire Department
  • Wimberley Garden Club

Exhibitors - Creative Play Area

  • Daughters of the American Revolution
  • Eagle Mountain Flag Company
  • Jacob's Well Elementary
  • Justin's Castle - Rodriguez Family
  • Justin's Maze
  • Musical Garden - Rotary Club
  • Sensory Garden - Herb Society
  • The Med Spa
  • Wimberley EMS
  • Wimberley Montessori School

Exhibitors - Hilltop

  • Betrothal Tree
  • EmilyAnn Tree/Annanette Harper Children's Memorial
  • First Baptist Church Wimberley
  • Girl Scouts
  • Mommy & Me Tree
  • Papa Hoo's Hill Country Popcorn
  • Pigg Family
  • Veterans Memorial Plaza
  • Wimberley United Methodist Church

Exhibitors - Glade

  • Anytime Fitness
  • Deer Creek of Wimberley
  • Hackett Financial Group
  • Let's Go Fun Adventure Camp
  • Mow Town Lawn Service
  • Ozona Bank
  • Rollins Family
  • Rough Country Furniture
  • Saint Mary's Church/Knights of Columbus
  • Saint Stephen's Episcopal School
  • Scudder Primary
  • State Farm - Byron Eckols
  • Wandering Oaks Fine Art Gallery
  • Wimberley Dance Elite
  • WISD Life Skills Class
  • Wynne Fuess Family Secret Garden

Exhibitors - Entrance

  • Bridge the Gap Spanish
  • Burdine Johnson Studio Theatre
  • Chess/Checker Board - Rotary Club
  • Cub Scouts Pack #127
  • Davis Family
  • Girl Scout Lending Library
  • Harold's Garden
  • Keep Wimberley Beautiful
  • Mary Nelle's Garden
  • Milagro's Hill Country Tex Mex
  • Nancy's Garden
  • Robert White, DDS
  • Stoian Family
  • Texas Regional Bank
  • Wimberley 4-H
  • Wimberley Cafe
  • Wimberley Lutheran Church
  • Wimberley Valley Arts & Cultural Alliance
  • Yosten Family

Exhibitors - Meadow

  • Angels for Elders/Wimberley Home Health
  • Arbonne - Jennifer Hargraves
  • Bolles Family
  • Brewster's Pizza
  • Brinkley Family
  • Bubbie's Garden
  • CMMS Mobile Imaging & Lab Services
  • Cypress Creek Church
  • Delta Kappa Gamma
  • Gibson Properties
  • Hill Country Neighbors
  • Hope Hospice
  • Koen Family
  • Locktite Storage
  • Mima's Tacos To Go (Canyon Lake)
  • Price Family
  • Rotary Club of Wimberley/Wimberley Village Library
  • Saunders Family
  • Silver Fox Farms
  • Texas Medical Plans
  • The Leaning Pear
  • Unity Church of Wimberley
  • Wilcoxson Family



Important Information

Weather

The trail will remain open with the lights on if there is drizzle, light rain or a steady/heavy rain. The train will not run with any type rain. Concessions and other services will also close if there is a steady/heavy rain. Entertainment is at the performer's discretion. The trail will CLOSE if there are dangerous conditions (e.g. lightning in the area, ice, flooding).

Onsite Parking

There is onsite parking for approximately 150 cars. The available area is outlined by Christmas lights. On Dec 1,2,8,9,15-23 the onsite parking is VERY CONGESTED & VERY LIMITED. It is highly recommended that you use one of the offsite parking options listed below.

Offsite Parking

On heavy attendance nights (generally Fridays, Saturdays and the week before Christmas) additional parking is available at Wimberley HS. The walk from the HS is well lit, marked, and safe. It may add 95-100 yds to your walk to our grounds entrance. On a few nights of our season there are basketball games at the HS, which may congest the HS lot. Just past the HS on Carney Lane, on the left, is the entrance to the JHS and stadium, where ample parking is available. The walk from this area would be approximate 200 yds. max.

Handicapped Parking

Handicapped parking (approx 20 cars) is available at the Trail entrance. When you turn off of FM2325, follow the yellow Handicapped Parking signs past our general parking and around to the handicapped zone. We have several golf carts which we use to provide transportation to the yule log for the handicapped.

Alcohol, Dogs, and Firearms

Alcohol, pets, and firearms are NOT allowed on the EmilyAnn grounds. Smoking is permitted in designated areas only. Service animals are permitted.

Payment Types Accepted

Admission is free but donations are greatly appreciated! We accept cash, check and credit card donations. If you would like to use a credit card to make a donation, please come to the front store tent. Cash is accepted at all locations/activities (train, concessions and stores). Credit cards are accepted at concessions and the stores. If you need to purchase train tickets with a credit card, please come to the store tent at the front entrance.

Concessions Available

Come have dinner at the Trail! Our concession stand offers many options including: hot dogs (plain, chili/cheese), frito pie, nachos, bottled water, canned soft drinks, coffee, smores, marshmallows, hot cocoa, and more!

Raffle

Thanks to some wonderful donors, the EmilyAnn will be selling raffle tickets for two bikes (a boy's and a girl's) at the Trail of Lights. All raffle proceeds will support programs at the EmilyAnn. Raffle tickets available at the Raffle Tent at the entrance and the store in the Glade at the center of the Trail. Only cash is accepted for raffle tickets.

Entrance Store Tent & Glade Store

Light your way through the Trail of Lights!! Both of our stores offer a great selection of light-up accessories and toys for all ages to help you look as festive as the exhibits! Prices range from $2-$10. Our store in the center of the trail also offers a wide variety of gifts for that special someone on your Christmas list!

Rotary Club Book Tent

Children may stop by the Rotary Club exhibit to choose a free book and are encouraged to bring gently-used books from home to share with others.

Small Bus Parking (1-20 passengers)

We have the parking capability to handle small buses either onsite or at the HS. If passengers must be dropped off very near to the Trail entrance, you will follow the Handicapped signs. As you approach the entrance area, a Theatre representative will meet you and give final directions for drop-off and parking of your bus. Norm Rolling will normally be on site to direct you. Call him at 512-289-4674, when you are nearing Wimberley, so we can be ready to assist you.

Large Bus Parking (over 20 passengers)

Onsite parking for large buses is not feasible on weekends or from Dec 16-23. These nights the onsite parking is very congested. Large buses visiting on weekends or from Dec 16-23 will need to park at Wimberley High School and then have passengers walk to the Trail of Lights via the ADA compliant and lighted walkway. Large buses visiting on other nights can call us prior to arriving so we can let you know if onsite parking is available that night and where to unload passengers.

Exhibit Winners

The 2017 exhibit winners will be announced on opening night!