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Galveston

Dickens on the Strand

Dec. 3-5

On the first weekend in December, the majestic iron-front buildings found in Galveston’s historic ...

"Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol"

Dec. 3-4

This new adaptation of Dickens' ever-popular classic fills the stage with song, dance, a heavy dose ...

Holiday with the Cranes

Dec. 11-12

Galveston is located on a prime bird migration route. Among the visitors to the island are the majes...

Mardi Gras! Galveston

Feb. 18-28

Galveston is home to the third largest Mardi Gras celebration in the country. The island’s 111th M...

Granbury

Candlelight Tour

Dec. 3-5

A selected group of citizens open their private, historic homes to the public. Between volunteer doc...

Grapevine

Christmas Capital of Texas

Nov. 22-Jan. 6

With over 40 days of festive fun, Grapevine’s charming Christmas setting makes it the must-visit T...

Christmas Spectacular

Nov. 22-Jan. 1

Enjoy all the decorations along Main Street as well as daily performances. As you make your way alon...

Henderson

Heritage Syrup Festival

Nov. 13

The tradition of ribbon cane syrup making is commemorated at this festival. The highlight of the onl...

Houston

Anri Sala's "Time No Longer "

March 12-Dec. 12

A newly commissioned artwork by multimedia artist Anri Sala (b. 1974 Tirana, Albania), "Time No Long...

"Color Over the Border"

June 8-Jan. 1, 2022

Come visit the Czech Center Museum Houston’s new exhibit, "Color Over the Border," and learn about...

Musical Tribute to Holocaust Survivor, Dr. Ervin Adam

Oct. 28

The Czech Center Museum Houston honors 99-year-old Holocaust survivor Dr. Ervin Adam at a world prem...

"Lightscape"

Nov. 20-Jan. 2

The internationally acclaimed "Lightscape" is at the Houston Botanic Garden for the holiday season, ...

Jefferson

Halloween Express

Oct. 2, 9, 16, 23, 30

Riding aboard the Halloween Express, an antique narrow-gauge gas locomotive, guests can see scenes a...

Fall History, Haunts and Legends

Nov. 6

This fun event is for anyone who enjoys history, mystery, the unexplained, and things that go bump i...

Christmas Parade and Enchanted Forest Tree Lighting

Nov. 27

The parade travels through downtown Jefferson and ends at Lions Park, where the Enchanted Forest Tre...

Candlelight Tour of Homes

Dec. 2-4, 9-11

For a memorable step back in time, take these narrated tours of historic homes (normally not open to...

Katy

Wild West Brewfest

Nov. 11-13

Voted the No. 1 Brewfest in North America by beeryeti.com, the Wild West Brewfest features more than...

Lake Jackson

Christmas with the Fishes

Dec. 4

“Sandy Claws” dives with the Sea Center Texas fishes to find out their Christmas wishes and to m...

Llano

Llano River Pumpkin Float

Oct. 30

Bring your carved pumpkins and enjoy the evening float and glow as you see lots of carved and lit pu...

Lubbock

"High and Dry Photography Exhibit"

Nov. 23-Jan. 31

Celebrate the unique beauty of the world's arid and semiarid landscapes. Since 2001, the Office of I...

Candlelight at the Ranch

Dec. 10-11

Visitors step into a "living Christmas card" when the annual Candlelight at the Ranch recreates a fr...

Marathon

Fiesta de Noche Buena

Dec. 4

Marathon's beloved holiday party, Fiesta de Noche Buena, takes place the first Saturday every Decemb...

Marble Falls

The Ice Skating Rink in Lakeside Park

Nov. 19-Jan. 1

Ice skating on real ice in Lakeside Park promises to bring a smile to everyone’s face and delight ...

Mckinney

Krewe of Barkus Dog Parade

Feb. 28

Modeled after the original parade in The Big Easy that was created to draw attention to the plight o...

Mesquite

Florence Ranch Homestead's 150th Celebration

Dec. 11

Join Historic Mesquite Inc. as the organization celebrates 150 years of history at Florence Ranch Ho...

New Braunfels

Second Saturday at Heritage Village

May 8-Dec. 11

Every second Saturday of the month through December, Museum of Texas Handmade Furniture presents rot...

Friday Afternoon Club at Gruene Hall

Sept. 3, 10, 17, 24; Oct. 1, 7, 15, 22, 29

Now in its 23rd year, this Gruene Hall tradition is where hipsters, oldsters, suits, locals, and dri...

Wurstfest

Nov. 5-14

During the 10-day festival, find a variety of entertainment, food, and fun while celebrating German ...

Holidays in Gruene: Pony Express Ride

Dec. 4

See a Pony Express rider from the Heritage Trail Ride Association of New Braunfels come through the ...

Ozona

"Remembering Crockett County Veterans Exhibit"

Nov. 1-Dec. 31

Each year, the Crockett County Museum honors area veterans both past and present with an exhibit fea...

Palacios

Seaside Holiday

Dec. 4

Santa arrives for photos in Palacios on a shrimp boat. There are also carolers, refreshments, and a ...

Palestine

All Aboard the Texas State Railroad

Sept. 3-Oct. 29

Unplug for a tradition that merges comfort and adventure for the whole family. Vintage steam and die...

Grinch's Lair

Nov. 19-Dec. 19

He's mean. He's green. He's in Palestine. This Christmas season, don't miss a rare opportunity to co...

Grinch's Lair

Nov. 19-21, 26-28; Dec. 3-5, 10-12, 17-19

This Christmas season don't miss a rare opportunity to come see Mr. Grinch locked up in Palestine at...

Pipe Creek

Pumpkin Patch

Oct. 2-31

The pumpkin patch is open every weekend in October, with hayrides, haystacks, hop balls, scarecrow d...

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