DeSoto Caverns
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Christmas at the Cave

Join us at DeSoto Caverns for the most magical time of the year. Come walk in a Winter "Underland" for a family-fun event for all ages. With park fun attractions, holiday treats, classic Christmas movies, caroling and sing-a-long shows, as well as a special visit from St. Nicholas himself, Christmas at the Cave at the majestic DeSoto Caverns is the best way for you and your family to spend the most wonderful time of the year.

Dates

Friday, December 14
Saturday, December 15
Friday, December 21
Saturday, December 22

Hours

5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Click here for event schedule!


Pricing

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+ Christmas Celebration Pass

  • Valued at $53.96
  • $25/Adult
  • $20/Child
  • This is our Gate ticket which includes:
  • Admission into Park & Festival
  • Village Entertainment
  • Christmas Underland Show
  • Family-Friend Movies in the Ampitheater

  • Child rate applies to ages 4-11. Ages 3 & under receive free admission.
  • Buy Now

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+ Complete Christmas Pass

    MOST POPULAR PASS
  • Valued at $78.96
  • $40/Adult
  • $35/Child
  • This is our Gate + Park Fun Attraction ticket which includes:
  • Plus 5 Park Fun Attractions
  • Including 5 of the following Choices: Destiny Express Train, Blacklight Mini-Golf, Cannon Wars, Traverse Wall Climb, Happy's Hoops, Tubs of Fun, Cave Crawl Box and Panning for Gemstones
  • Admission into Park & Festival
  • Christmas Underland Show
  • Storytime with St. Nicholas
  • Village Entertainment
  • Family-Friend Movies in the Ampitheater

  • Child rate applies to ages 4-11. Ages 3 & under receive free admission.

Group Rates & Add Ons

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+ Group Rates

  • Available for groups of 15 or more, call ahead if your group is larger than 40.
  • $20/per person
  • Admission into Park & Festival
  • Christmas Underland Show
  • Storytime with St. Nicholas
  • Village Entertainment
  • Family-Friend Movies in the Ampitheater

  • Ages 3 & under receive free gate admission.
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+ Add Individual Park Fun Attractions

  • $4.99/Attraction
  • Your choice of 1 Park Fun Attraction
  • This is an add-on to the Admission and does NOT include admission into the Park & Festival


Featured Activities

Your Family's New Christmas Tradition

Snowing Underground in the South

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Christmas Carols

Join us for an evening of Christmas carolers. Starting at 7:30 PM, we'll have a sing-a-long show in the cave with a special performance by the TinselTone Carolers.

*Entrance into the cave will be permitted from 7:15 - 7:30 PM

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St. Nicholas

St. Nicholas will make a special visit to the Caverns! Make sure that you arrive before 6:30 to ensure you get your picture with Santa!

*Pictures will be available for purchase

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Park Fun Attractions

Enjoy our daily park attractions at night! We will have several of our daiy attractions open for your enjoyment including the Destiny Express Train, Blacklight Mini-Golf, Cannon Wars, Traverse Wall Climb, Happy's Hoops, Tubs of Fun, Cave Crawl Box and Panning for Gemstones.

*Treats will be available for purchase

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Classic Christmas Movies

The classic Christmas movie of the night will begin at 5:15 pm in our outdoor amphitheater in front of our cozy campfires

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Christmas Treats

Enjoy all the wonderful treats of Christmas. Try our tasty treats, from hot chocolate and lattes, to peppermint fudge and other Christmas treats.

*Treats will be available for purchase

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Toys for Tots

Remember the less fortunate this holiday season, and bring your toys for Toys for Tots.


Village Entertainment

 

EVENT SCHEDULE

Our elves have been working around the clock to make this Christmas celebration unforgettable and we look forward to hosting you in all the merriment! Our schedule  below will help you ensure you pack as much festive fun into your visit as possible! We recommend arriving as close as you can to opening due to some of our newly added experiences! 

Our Event will be open from 5:00 - 8:00 PM, Below are the times for performances, stories, & more!

 
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TINSELTONES OUTDOOR PERFORMANCE 5:00 - 5:45 & 6:00 - 6:45 PM

The Tinseltones will singing carols outdoors for two separate sets of 45 minutes starting at 5 and 6 pm in our Festival area! 

 
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PERFORMANCE INSIDE DESOTO CAVERNS 7:30 PM

We will begin ushering guests into the Majestic Caverns at 7:15 for The “Memory of Christmas” performance with caroling, story sharing, and sing-a-longs. The performance will begin at 7:30 pm!

 

ST NICHOLAS STORY TIME 5:30 & 6:30 PM

We are thrilled to be offering two different story times by Saint Nicholas this year in addition to photo time! If you are bringing young ones Make certain to mention

5:30 PM : T’was the Night Before Christmas Storytime & Nativity Storytime

6:30 PM : T’was the Night Before Christmas Storytime & Nativity Storytime

 

ST NICHOLAS PHOTO TIME 5:00 - 5:25 & 6:00 - 6:25 PM

We encourage parents to arrive as early as possible to ensure to get photos with Saint Nicholas! We allow parents to take photos with their cel phones, but will also be taking professional pictures, which will be available in a 5x7 plus a link to a digital download for only $9.99!

 

PARK ATTRACTIONS 5:00 - 7:00 PM

We have our special Park Fun Attractions available for only a special event discount of 40% off when purchased in the Complete Christmas Pass! We recommend arriving early in order to enjoy all the fun your tickets include! The Complete Christmas Pass includes 5 park Attractions to choose from our 8 Attractions that will be open for the event! You may also purchase your Attraction tickets individually for $4.99. The following attractions will be open: Destiny Express Train, Blacklight Mini-Golf, Cannon Wars, Traverse Wall Climb, Happy's Hoops, Tubs of Fun, Cave Crawl Box and Panning for Gemstones

 

LIP SYNC JAMBOREE 5:45 - 6:00 PM

Become a star and lip sync to some holiday classics this year during our Lip Sync Jamboree! The winning participator will receive a prize, so don’t miss out on this opportunity to warm up and have some festive fun! 

 
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12 DAYS OF CHRISTMAS QUEST 5:00 - 6:35 PM

Every step can be an adventure at DeSoto Caverns, and we’ve got a special quest for you and yours. Step through the 12 days of Christmas and experience a treasure hunt you won’t forget including clues, characters, and special spins on classic fun!

 

Classic Christmas Movie under the stars showtime 5:15 PM

We will be playing a family-friendly Classic Christmas movie in our outdoor movie amphitheatre by campfires beginning at 5:15 every night of Christmas at the Cave! So cozy up by the campfires and enjoy some of your favorite Christmas movies under the stars with us!

 

GIFT SHOP HOURS 5:00 - 8:30 PM

For those still looking for those special unexpected gifts for family and friends, look no further than DeSoto Caverns’ Gift Shop! We have everything from lovely one-of-a-kind jewelry, to specialty puppets, to the always popular homemade fudge (that sits on a list of the 100 foods Martha Stewart says you must try before you die). So whether you are looking for a sparkly stocking stuffer or a tasty treat, we have something unique for that someone special on your list.