Thursday, December 20, 2018

10 Great Holiday Events in Texas Hill Country

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The lights are on and the gingerbread smell is taking over. This holiday season is the perfect occasion to celebrate with the ones we love and cherish. In this blog post, we will share with you some of the most exciting events that are taking place in the beautiful Texas Hill Country, where the fun never stops, and the smiles are everywhere. Enjoy the winter with what Texas has to offer.

lit sign, tree, and Santa figure

The enchanting trail of lights in Santa’s Ranch

November 2nd, 2018 – December 30th, 2018
Time to gather the kids and turn on the camera, Santa’s Ranch is here to bring some of the beauty of the north right to your car. This display will dazzle your eyes while you greet Santa’s reindeer and friends. This attraction will also display a beautiful nativity full of lights and vibrant colors.

49th Annual LBJ Tree Lighting

December 16th, 2018
Nothing’s better than the fresh smell of pines while enjoying the company of friends and family, and so, the Lyndon B. Johnson State Park & Historic Site is celebrating the holidays with refreshments, games, and a spectacular tree lighting (oh, and Santa will be there too!). Strike a pose and be ready to take your best selfie surrounded by stunning lights and beautiful Christmas trees.

blooming red and blue fireworks

Hill Country New Year's Festival

December 28th, 2018 - December 31st, 2018
Enjoy delicious food, drinks, and games in the valley. The perfect getaway for a romantic weekend or a family vacation full of fireworks, golf, activities and lots of s’mores. Visitors will enjoy beautiful sunsets and dance parties while singing the most amazing holiday music hits. Believe us, there is no such thing as too much fun. The event offers a variety of options for lodging, so you don’t miss anything. For times and info about lodging and the activities, check their website.

lit sign at the Walkway of Lights entrance

Marble Falls Walkway of Lights

November 16th, 2018 - December 26th, 2018
What if we told you there is a place where you could be surrounded by 2 million lights — yes, it’s true! The Marble Falls Walkway of Lights is one of the biggest and most amazing places to visit over holidays in Texas Hill Country. Over two million lights and 100 sculptures are going to be illuminating Lakeside Park until December 26th. It’s more than a Christmas event, it is a carnival of lights! Enjoy the trail and walk through the lights while you meet Santa and drink some delicious hot cocoa.

outdoor restaurant seating and boardwalk on either side of a river

Holiday Lights on The River Walk

November 23rd, 2018 - January 6th, 2019
Explore the River Walk on a boat this year! The strings of light will be on until January 6th for you to admire a rainbow of beautiful colors and a warm ambiance. Play, dine and enjoy the nightlife this beautiful park has to offer while in the company of your friends and the ones you love. The River Walk is a public park; therefore, the holiday lights are meant to be enjoyed at no cost, which makes this destination even more awesome. Spend your day here and create beautiful memories!

long hallway filled with Christmas lights

Old West Christmas Light Fest

November 22nd, 2018 - December 30th, 2018
Enjoy traditional food, a wonderful, shiny walk-thru and the smile of Santa. This amazing place offers multiple activities for everybody including mazes, scavenger hunts, and a mouth dropping light tunnel. The event will feature over thirty buildings covered in amazing lights and jolly decorations as well as photo booths where you will travel to the past while taking a zillion selfies. Do not miss it!

Midnight Ball Drop

Join the countdown and welcome 2019 during the Midnight Ball Drop. The occasion will have a Fredericksburg touch so be ready to party at this amazing family-friendly event. There will be multiple food trucks and places where you can enjoy great food, games, music and of course…Christmas lights! So, put a pin on this magical festival and let’s get this party started. The Ball Drop will take place in downtown Fredericksburg.

Liberty Hill Christmas Festival

Saturday, December 15th, 2018
Enjoy a little bit of everything at the Liberty Hill Christmas Festival on December 15th in Lions Foundation Park. The event would be filled with amazing parades, vendors and yummy food for you to share with family, friends, and neighbors. Take lots of pictures of wonderful shows, and go visit Santa´s village, where you will be greeted by the elves and other friends who will share their jolly songs and tales!

Starry Starry Nights Lighted Christmas Park

November 23rd, 2018 - December 31st, 2018
Get the family, buy some hot chocolate, and go for a stroll in this marvelous location this December. The Llano River and its surroundings will present beautiful Christmas lights and other displays during this holiday season. Santa will be present (as usual) along with great places where to dine and drink.

Winter Wonderland at Circuit of The Americas

November 23rd, 2018 - December 30th, 2018
This is it! One of the biggest light events in Texas is here to give you the time of your life. The Circuit of The Americas will be offering amazing activities for all family members; from food trucks to mazes, train raids, and carousels. It is going to take more than a day to enjoy all these amazing events, oh and don’t forget to go ice skating.