December 22, 2012

Day Trip - Lights of Tejas

by J, Unstyled Life
One of our favorite Christmas activities in central Texas is Camp Tejas' Lights of Tejas. We've been the last two years, and have plans to go this weekend. We love it so much, we went twice last year! The first year there was over 800,000 lights, last year there was over 1 million, and this year they were aiming for over 1.5 million!

I love the Lights of Tejas because the times we've been it hasn't been overly crowded, and it's very family oriented. Camp Tejas is laid out really nicely, and it's not so much a trail, as there are just lights all over the camp. You can either walk around, or hop on and take a hay ride through the camp. There are food stations set up throughout the grounds, as well as two dining halls. They've got everything from snacks to full meals.

There are also a ton of free things included in your general admission. Hay rides, a light maze, two light shows, a scavenger hunt, and the game room are all free. Then, for a small additional cost, they have a bounce house, a zip line, a climbing wall, a bungee trampoline, and face painting. General admission is only $8 for adults, $4 for children, and kids 2 and under are free, and each person receives $2 in Lights of Tejas cash, which can be used just like cash at any station in the camp. It is pretty uneven terrain, and most of the roads are gravel, so strollers aren't the easiest to maneuver around.

Here's a little preview of Lights of Tejas:

The entryway to Camp Tejas.

One of the two light shows. This one is set up on the side of the lake, and visitors sit across the lake from the show. It's set to music, and tells the purpose of Jesus Christ.

One of the dining halls

Lighted bridge across the lake

The light maze! It's definitely our favorite attraction.

Lights of Tejas normally starts the weekend after Thanksgiving, and runs until the weekend before Christmas, which means this is the last weekend! Camp Tejas will turn off the lights until next year on December 23rd. If you haven't made the trip to Giddings, I highly suggest heading out this weekend before they close for the season! Have a very Merry Christmas!

J is a 20 something mom by way of pregnancy, wife by way of marriage, and southern to the core, with Texas music running through her veins. She believes there isn't a problem a Shiner beer can't solve. You can follow her adventures at an Unstyled Life.


  1. Thanks so much for having me, and I hope you have a very merry Christmas and a wonderful new year!

    1. Thank you for the article, and a Merry Christmas to you, too! :)