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Waterparks: Bigger, Better and Brighter in 2009! – Experience the Magic of Christmas Morning Every Night at Schlitterhahn!


The magic of Schlitterbahn’s Hill Country Christmas returns with more than 1.5 million lights, twice the ice, more than 60 light sculptures, five dazzling shows, shopping, dining, sledding, a train display and Santa himself.

Schlitterbahn New Braunfels, summer home to the world’s best waterpark, transforms the original Schlitterbahn into a dazzling evening spectacular blanketed with more than 1.5 million lights, amazing attractions, sensational shows, festive food and unique shopping, making this a must-see holiday family tradition.

New & Improved Attractions:

Ice Skating – Bigger! – Experience twice the ice this season on a giant outdoor ice skating rink. Enjoy the majesty of real ice skating under the stars (skate rental is an additional fee).

Christmas in the Congo – New! – Rock around an African rainforest and jungle all the way.

Holiday Salute to the Troops – New! – Join Schlitterbahn in honoring America’s heroes with a Christmastime salute.

New & Improved Shows:

Christmas Reflections: A River of Lights Spectacular – Bigger & Brighter! – More than twice the lights in 2009! Be inspired by an innovative, immersive light show choreographed to new Christmas classics along the banks of the Comal River. Several shows nightly.

The Greatest Story Ever Told – New! – Experience the true meaning of Christmas brought to life in lights and music. Several shows nightly.

Home for the Holidays – New! – You’re invited to a gathering of family and friends as they sing and enjoy Christmas together. Several shows nightly.

Mrs. Claus’ Storytime – Better! – Have a seat and enjoy a Christmas adventure in Mrs. Claus’ special storytime cottage. Several readings nightly.

Returning in 2009

Alpine Slide – Challenge a mountainous 24-foot-tall inflatable slide.

Bobsled – Sled Run – Slide down a giant hill on a fast and fun toboggan run.

Christmas Carousel – Take a ride around on this classic carousel and be transported back in time.

Candy Cane Lane Light Tunnel – Be mesmerized by chasing lights while walking through a series of illuminated arches.

Gingerbread Playland – Enjoy this whimsical toddler attraction filled with kid-friendly bouncing activities.

Merry Maze – Navigate through a holiday hay maze filled with twists and turns.

Reindeer Games – Race against fellow "reindeer" through a 40-foot-long inflatable obstacle course. Do you have what it takes to join Santa’s team?

Santa Meet-n-Greet – Meet the Jolly Old Elf himself (Santa available through Dec. 23).

Schatze’s Winter Wonderland – Kids of all ages are invited to play and meet Schlitterbahn’s beloved mascot Schatze, all decked out for the holidays.

Train Display – Bring back the memories of your childhood while enjoying the timeless tradition of a holiday train display.

Rudolph’s Reindeer Barn – Come hug and have your photo taken with the most famous reindeer of all.

Winter Wassail Hot Tub – Stay toasty warm this holiday season under the stars in a giant outdoor hot tub. Spirits available.


Scrooge’s Haus – Season’s GREEDings. . . he’s back and he’s not happy about the holidays. Be sure to capture the fun and banter of Mr. Bah Humbug himself. Several shows nightly.

Holiday Illuminations – Hometown Square comes alive with dancing Christmas trees synchronized to festive holiday tunes. Several shows nightly.

Live Entertainment – An assortment of entertainment is presented throughout the park including Christmas carolers, street performers and bands.


Christmas Shoppe – Located in a beautifully restored 150-year-old Hill Country home, the Shoppe is filled with three floors of unique, designer collectibles elaborately displayed throughout holiday-themed rooms.

"We’re excited to bring our Hill Country Christmas event back bigger, better and brighter this holiday season, " explained Darren Hill, general manager for Schlitterbahn New Braunfels. "This year’s event truly captures the magic of Christmas morning every night. Visiting families will be thrilled with the variety of new holiday attractions, shopping, food and shows that can all be enjoyed in one evening together."

Schlitterbahn’s Hill Country Christmas event opens for weekend operation (Friday – Sunday) beginning Friday, November 20. The event is open daily December 18, 2009 through January 3, 2010 (except Christmas Eve and Christmas Day). The park opens at 5pm. Closing times vary.

Ticket prices are $17.99 for general event admission and $15.99 for children, ages 3 – 11 and seniors 55 years or older. Taxes are not included in the ticket prices. Discount tickets are available for advance purchase at Parking is FREE! Operating hours, dates and attraction availability are subject to change.

Schlitterbahn Background

Family-owned and operated, Schlitterbahn Waterparks has been a leader in family water entertainment since 1979. The company operates three parks in Texas, and the new Schlitterbahn Vacation Village Waterpark in Kansas City, Kansas, all of which offer family amenities that include free parking and free inner tubes. Guests are also welcome to bring a family picnic basket, excluding alcohol and glass containers, into the parks.

For more information, contact Schlitterbahn Waterparks’ corporate office in New Braunfels, Texas, at 830.625.2351 or visit the parks’ website at

See also:
Waterparks: Schlitterbahn Announces World’s First AquaQuest Interactive Water Adventure, Grand Opening This Friday, August 7 at 10 a.m.
Waterparks: New in 2009 Schlitterbahn Waterpark – Congo River Expedition Family-Thrill Ride Adventure 
New Schlitterbahn Waterpark Reveals 24 Slides and Attractions for 2009 Inaugural Season

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