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Due to concerns over the spread of coronavirus, some events have been postponed or canceled. Please make sure to check the event website, social media, or call ahead to confirm an event is still taking place if you are interested in attending.

Abilene

Winter Lightfest

Nov. 27-29; Dec. 4-6, 11-13, 18-23, 26

Stroll this trail and see iconic displays and breathtaking light features in the beautiful Centennia...

Austin

Peppermint Parkway

Nov. 27-Dec. 27

Central Texans are invited to experience a magical drive-thru on select nights. The holiday spectacu...

The Wittliff Collections Festival

Jan. 9

The internationally acclaimed collection of Southwest writing, photography, film, and music hosts it...

"To Kill a Mockingbird"

Feb. 9-14

Broadway in Austin and Texas Performing Arts present Academy Award winner Aaron Sorkin’s adaptatio...

Moontower Comedy Festival

April 16-17, May 15-16, June 25-26

Founded in 2011, this festival offers a diverse mix of comedians, podcasts, and performers from arou...

NASCAR at COTA

May 21-23

The inaugural NASCAR weekend at Circuit of The Americas features the NASCAR Cup Series, Xfinity Seri...

Moontower Comedy Festival

Sept. 22-25, 2021

Established in 2011, this festival offers a diverse mix of comedians, podcasts, and performers from ...

Food and Wine Festival

Nov. 5-7, 2021

The annual culinary extravaganza offers three days of delicious food and wine along with panels and ...

Boerne

Old West Christmas Light Fest

Nov. 26-Dec. 25

Featuring a rustic, true Texas “Old West” town filled with holiday lights on beautiful ranchland...

A Walk Through Bethlehem

Dec. 8-9

All are invited to visit a recreation of the historical town of Bethlehem. Journey through the stree...

Canadian Brass in Concert

Dec. 10

Over the past 50 years, the Canadian Brass have performed on five continents and sold more than 2 ...

Brownsville

Holiday Village

Nov. 24-Jan. 1

A collection of more than 30 life-sized holiday-themed cottages are on display, each providing a gli...

Brownwood

Salon des Refuses Gallery

Dec. 7-20

Featuring artwork submitted but not chosen for the Stars of Texas show, this exhibit is located at t...

Stars of Texas Juried Art Exhibit

Feb. 7-20

This juried regional exhibit, displayed at the historic Santa Fe Depot, runs for two weeks and culmi...

Canyon

"Amarillo Flights: Aerial Views of Llano Estacado Country"

July 17-Jan. 23

Photographer Paul Chaplo’s exhibit showcases his personal aerial photography of the high plains of...

Dallas

"Berruguete Through the Lens: Photographs from a Barcelona Archive"

July 7-Jan. 10, 2021

Paralleling this spring’s major exhibition, "Alonso Berruguete: First Sculptor of Renaissance Spai...

"Alonso Berruguete: First Sculptor of Renaissance Spain"

Sept. 20-Jan. 10

The Meadows Museum and the National Gallery of Art, Washington, present the first major U.S. exhibit...

Jo Koy: Just Kidding World Tour

Jan. 16-17

As one of today’s premier stand-up comics, Jo Koy has come a long way from his modest beginnings p...

Fort Mckavett

Victorian Christmas Fair

Dec. 19

Experience Christmastime at Fort McKavett like it was in the 1870s. Re-enactors help depict what the...

Fort Worth

"FOCUS: Marina Adams"

Nov. 6-Jan. 10

The FOCUS series is organized by the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth and features three solo exhibit...

"In the Night Garden"

Dec. 22-Feb. 28

This immersive, site-responsive installation by Texas-based artist Natasha Bowdoin challenges past, ...

Fredericksburg

Eisbahn Outdoor Ice Skating

Nov. 27-Jan. 3

The annual seasonal outdoor ice skating rink opens this year to benefit The Heritage School, the Cys...

"Nuncrackers: The Nunsense Christmas Musical!"

Dec. 11-13, 18-20

Fredericksburg Theater Company presents this musical that is certain to tickle your funny bone. It's...

Galveston

Dickens on the Strand - CANCELED

Dec. 4-6

Held the first weekend in December amid Victorian architecture in downtown Galveston, the annual fes...

Grapevine

"I Love Christmas Movies"

Nov. 13, 2020-Jan. 3, 2021

Walk through your favorite Christmas movies in this new 17,000 square-foot exhibit. Interact and cap...

Parlor Sociable

Dec. 18

Enjoy a social call at Nash Farm, with coffee, tea, and sweets, along with parlor games and conversa...

Houston

"Estructuras Monumentales"

Oct. 22-April 23

Buffalo Bayou Partnership presents "Estructuras Monumentales," a major exhibition of outdoor sculptu...

"A Christmas Choir: A Ghost Story of Christmas"

Nov. 20-Dec. 30

Celebrating the 30th anniversary of the Alley premiere of Michael Wilson’s adaptation, "A Christm...

"Resonance"

Dec. 5-Jan. 7

Laura Viada’s first solo exhibition at Archway Gallery explores the theme of “resonance," as bot...

United In Song: A Convergence of Houston Choirs

Dec. 18

For this live-streamed event, choirs from around the Houston area perform. The groups include Housto...

Jefferson

Christmas Express Train

Dec. 4-6, 12-13, 19-20, 26-27

Riding aboard an antique narrow-gauge gas locomotive, passengers enjoy vignettes along the Cypress B...

Kerrville

Snow on Tranquility Island

Dec. 5, 12, 19, 26

Mark your calendars, as the Parks and Recreation Department is bringing "snow" to the Island every S...

Hill Country District Junior Livestock Show

Jan. 12-18

Enjoy the fun and excitement at the fifth largest junior livestock show in Texas, which is celebrati...

Mountain Bike Fest

Oct. 23-24, 2021

The largest mountain bike festival in Texas appeals to families as well as a wide variety of outdoor...

Mesquite

Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration

Jan. 16

Honor the vision of Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. at this parade in downtown Mesquite followed by a co...

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