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!
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!
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!
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.