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Abilene

Winter Lightfest

Nov. 26-Dec. 31

Stroll this .75-mile trail and see iconic displays and breathtaking light features in the beautiful ...

Abilene Zoo Christmas Celebration

Dec. 17-23

The zoo is celebrating Christmas with festive lights, real reindeer, hot toddies, Santa, s’more st...

Alpine

Christmas in Alpine

Dec. 5

Make merry at this event that includes a Christmas block party, an arts and crafts bazaar, and commu...

Anson

Christmas Parade of Lights

Dec. 11

The Anson High School band, several equestrian groups, more than 30 beautifully decorated floats, an...

Arlington

The Texas Christkindl Market

Nov. 11-Jan. 2

The Texas Christkindl Market, one of the largest open -air holiday markets in the Southwest, offers ...

Holiday In the Park at Six Flags Over Texas

Nov. 19-Jan. 2

Visit this winter wonderland that features a variety of delightful and interactive activities to hel...

Holiday Lights Parade

Dec. 11

Families and friends set up “camp” along the parade route, enjoying hot chocolate, sounds of the...

Austin

Blue Genie Art Bazaar

Nov. 19-Dec. 24

A fixture of the Austin holiday season, with in-person and virtual shopping alternatives, the art ba...

Trail of Lights

Nov. 28-Jan. 3

The 57th annual Austin Trail of Lights, the longest-running holiday tradition in the state capital, ...

Luminations

Dec. 2-Jan. 30

Enjoy the natural wonder of winter in the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center's beautiful Texas Arbo...

"The Nutcracker"

Dec. 4-23

From the scrumptious sets and costumes to the colorful characters you adore, Ballet Austin’s annua...

New Year Celebration

Dec. 31-Jan. 1

This alcohol-free, family-friendly event celebrates the diversity and creativity of the city with vi...

Bandera

Buckfest Dinner and Dance

Nov. 5

Celebrating hunters since 1961, this annual hunter's weekend dinner features live music and a dance....

Veterans Parade and Barbecue

Nov. 13

This day honors veterans of Bandera County, with military members and their families displaying memo...

Cowboy Christmas

Dec. 3-31

The sights and sounds of Christmas take a Western spin in the Cowboy Capital of the World. Previous ...

Baytown

Christmas on Texas Avenue Festival

Dec. 4-5

Christmas festivities on the coast include photos with Santa and Mrs. Claus, local entertainment, fo...

Bellville

Small Town Christmas

Dec. 3-4

The 39th annual, two-day event kicks off Friday night with a lighted parade on the square, the light...

Fresh Farmers and Artisan Market

Dec. 4

More than 30 vendors bring fresh produce, grass-fed beef, honey, eggs, herbs, plants, and flowers to...

Big Spring

Comanche Trail Festival of Lights

Dec. 5-25

Every night of the festival, over a million lights are on display as visitors drive through festive ...

Boerne

Kuhlmann-King Museum Tour and Ghost Stories

Oct. 9, 16, 23, 30

The Kuhlmann-King house gives the public the opportunity to step back in time to see what a historic...

Music in the Cave: The Haunted Show

Oct. 30

Just before Halloween, the cave is haunted by the expert weaving of tale and song—both classical a...

Music in the Cave: Sounds of the Season

Nov. 27

Enjoy a cappella quartet Tinsel for sounds of the Christmas season including contemporary classics a...

Holidays at the Kuhlmann King

Nov. 27, Dec. 11

Come see the holidays as celebrated in the 1880s. The museum is decorated for the season and plans i...

Stocking Stroll

Dec. 3-4

Boerne’s Hill Country Mile is a stretch of locally owned specialty shops and restaurants situated ...

Christmas Market Days

Dec. 18-19

Shop for one-of-a-kind gifts for your loved ones at this holiday-themed market near the Hill Country...

Bowie

Fantasy of Lights Christmas Festival and Parade

Dec. 3-4

Bowie Community Development, citizens, and local businesses host the 30th annual Fantasy of Lights C...

Brenham

Christmas at the Mansion

Nov. 5-7

The Heritage Society of Washington County and Hermann Furniture bring you Christmas at the Mansion. ...

Bridgeport

Holidays on Halsell Light Parade

Dec. 2

The holiday season gets underway with a lighted Christmas parade in the historic downtown district o...

Holidays on Halsell

Dec. 4

At this holiday shopping event in historic downtown Bridgeport, browse the wares sold by street vend...

Brownwood

Lighted Christmas Parade

Dec. 2

The annual Christmas Under the Stars lighted parade features over 100 entries from classic cars, flo...

Christmas Under the Stars Festival

Dec. 2-4

Celebrate the holidays at this annual tradition, which has included Santa Claus, "snow," children's ...

Sipping Under the Stars

Dec. 4

Sip, stroll, and shop at this evening event. Start your stroll downtown while shopping at participat...

Bulverde

Christmas Lighting

Nov. 26

Start the holiday season with vendors booths and plenty of Christmas cheer. Santa arrives in the eve...

Burnet

Christmas On The Square

Dec. 11

Snow kicks off a grand day of events for Christmas on the Square. A truck dumps 40,000 pounds of sno...

Caldwell

Scare on the Square

Oct. 30

Bring the kiddos to this trunk or treat where partakers dress up their vehicles and themselves to pa...

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