An Alpaca Christmas
After a dazzling debut earlier this fall, Black Barn Alpaca ranch has transformed from pumpkin patch to winter wonderland just in time for Christmas. Beginning this Saturday, December 10, the farm will host two weekends of holiday fun for the whole family.
Located just under two hours from Austin, the Floresville farm is home to 50 adorable alpacas. For the winter festivities, the 16-acre property invites guests to shop, eat, and play with Santa and his favorite alpacas.
General festivities will take place from noon to 8 pm both Saturdays (December 10 and December 17), and from noon to 5 pm both Sundays (December 11 and December 18). A host of unique craft vendors and local food and beverage purveyors will be on site, as well as plenty of family-friendly activities. Kids will have a chance to decorate their bikes or wagons for a special parade (4 pm on Saturdays and 3 pm on Sundays), and the winner will take home a gift card to a local business.
While the alpacas will of course remain the stars of the show, Santa will visit the ranch both Saturdays at 4:30 pm and Sundays at 2 pm. Guests can also join a host of carolers both weekends (5:30 pm Saturdays; 2:30 pm Sundays), because as Buddy the Elf says, "the best way to spread holiday cheer is to sing loud for all to hear."
Admission to the event is $10, which can be purchased online or at the gate. Kids aged 2 and under are free, and guests can also feed the alpacas for $5 per feed bag on a first-come, first-serve basis.