Thanksgiving Weekend Through December 29

Every year during the holiday season, Tejas transforms its campus into one of the best light festivals in the state. Located near Austin, Houston, College Station, and San Antonio, Lights of Tejas in Giddings, Texas is something you will not want to miss. Come and enjoy more than one million dazzling Christmas lights and have some family-friendly fun at our midway-style games, the exciting activities, and indoor light show.

Closed For The Season


5:00pm - 10:00pm


Tejas Camp & Retreat Center
1038 Private Road 2191
Giddings, TX 78942

2017 Schedule:

November 24-25 (Friday-Saturday)

December 1-2 (Friday-Saturday)

December 8-10 (Friday-Sunday)

December 15-23 (Friday-Saturday)

December 26-29 (Tuesday-Friday)

No pets allowed. No outside food or drink allowed.

Admission Prices

General Admission

Tickets can be purchased at the gate.

Individual admission tickets - $8 each
Special package price - $20 (includes 1 admission ticket, 1 meal, and 2 activities) 
2 years old and under - FREE

Bed and Breakfast in the Lights

Turn your night of fun into an overnight stay. Book a room with us to and keep the fun going. We will have an omelet breakfast the next morning to end your stay on a high note. For more information contact us at (979)366-2422 or email us at

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Additional Costs

Bring extra money for food, drinks, gifts, and activities. Some activities are free. See the Activities section.

Food and Drinks

Tejas Dining Hall - includes main course, fountain drink, and dessert.
Meal - $7
Add a Salad Bar to any meal - $2

Other Selections
Pizza - $5
Side Salad - $3
Minestrone Soup - $3
a la carte Dessert - $2
a la carte Beverage - $1
Hot Chocolate - $1.75

Concession Stand
Nachos - $3 
Candy - $1 
Soda - Can $1 or Bottle $2 
Hot Chocolate - $1.75

Forms of Payment

We accept cash and credit cards at all locations.


Light Show (free)

Our big light show has moved indoors! You'll be surrounded by lights during a presentation of The Gospel set to music, scripture, and video testimonies.

Archery Tag ($5)

Grab a bow and shoot arrows at each other! (The arrows have large, soft ends.) Play for bragging rights amongst your friends.

Birthday Party for Jesus (Free)

Come celebrate Jesus at His birthday party. Decorate a Christmas cupcake for free to enjoy now or take it home!

Fireworks (Free)

Watch the breath-taking fireworks fill the sky every night at 9:00.

Midway Games (Game Tokens) -NEW GAMES!-

Test your skill at our midway games. Purchase tokens for the games at the midway. $1 = 1 token.

Hayride (Free)

Take a hay ride through the lights!

Climbing Wall ($5)

A test of endurance. Do you have what it takes to reach the top?

Giant Scream Swing ($5)

This ain't no playground swing! You and two of your friends will be lifted 60 feet in the air then dropped!

Leap of Faith Quick Jump ($5) -NEW!-

Stand on the edge of our 60ft tower and take a leap! Feel the thrill of rushing toward the ground before your descent is slowed for a soft landing.

Texas Snowball Showdown ($5)

Fire low impact foam balls against your friends. Tons of fun for everyone!

Zip Lines ($5)

Jump off the tower at night! Just the view of the lights from the top of the wall is worth the climb. A kid-sized zip line is available for the youngsters.

Bounce House (Free)

Your kids will love the jumping, sliding, and laughing. For kids 7 years and under.

Face Painting ($1 per image)

Christmas figures and beyond are available for display on the sweet faces of any child (or adult).

Christmas Ornament Decorating  ($5 for 2 ornaments)

Decorate your own Christmas memory!

Joseph's Workshop Craft ($5) -NEW!-

Come and build a manger.

Texas Sledding (Free)

No snow? No problem! Grab a sled and speed down the hill faster than a one-horse open sleigh.

Game Room (free)

The Tejas game room is open and ready for your enjoyment. Pool tables, shuffleboard, foosball, air hockey, and ping pong.