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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.

Nacogdoches

Ghosts of Millard's Crossing

Oct. 29

This family-friendly event has costume contests, haunted hayrides, food trucks, and fortune tellers....

Nine Flags Lighted Christmas Parade

Dec. 4

Santa Claus is coming to town—downtown Nacogdoches, to be specific. Join along on the brick street...

Nederland

Christmas on the Avenue

Dec. 4

Have a holly jolly time at this family-friendly event, which includes food and craft vendors, games ...

Lighted Christmas Parade

Dec. 7

Get in the holiday spirit with a lighted parade with more than 100 entries, including Santa and Mrs....

New Braunfels

Sip-N-Shop

Nov. 16

Stroll through Gruene Historic District while sipping on complimentary beverages and indulging in sp...

Photos with Cowboy Kringle

Nov. 20-21, 26-28; Dec. 4-5, 11-12, 18-19

Part of Holidays in Gruene, this event welcomes guests to create a Christmas memory with photos with...

Turkey Trot

Nov. 25

Start your Thanksgiving Day with an exhilarating 5K run/walk through Gruene Historic District. Kids ...

Holidays in Gruene: Photos with Cowboy Kringle

December 4-5, 11-12, 17-19

Create a lasting Christmas memory by taking a picture with Cowboy Kringle, Gruene's own brand of San...

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 ...

Holidays in Gruene: Bah Humbug

Dec. 4

It’s Charles Dickens’ "A Christmas Carol" with a twist—one actor plays all the roles in this p...

Holidays in Gruene: Town Lighting

Dec. 4

Gruene closes out the many festivities of the day with a brass band street performance at 5 p.m. fol...

Holidays in Gruene: Christmas Market Days

Dec. 4-5

Nearly 100 vendors offer Christmas gifts, uniquely crafted items, packaged Texas foods, and other me...

Holidays in Gruene: Jingle Bell Run/Walk

Dec. 11

Sponsored by Comal ISD and held in Gruene Historic District, this 29th annual 5K run/walk and kids' ...

Holidays in Gruene: Two Ton Tuesday Holiday Show

Dec. 21, 28

If you haven't felt the energy of Two Tons of Steel live, grab your dancing partner and get ready fo...

Holidays in Gruene: New Year's Eve at Gruene Hall

Dec. 31

A Gruene Hall favorite returns to help ring in the New Year at Texas’ oldest dance hall. ...

Hair of the Dog Day

Jan. 1

Free live shows are performed all day at Gruene Hall on New Year's Day. ...

Nocona

Small Town Christmas

Dec. 4

Stroll through historic downtown Nocona, which is lit up for the season and decorated with Christmas...

Mardi Gras Nocona Style

Feb. 24-26

It's all about the beads and classic cars in this fun, family-friendly and pet-friendly event. Enjoy...

Ozona

Crockett County Deerfest

Dec. 4

A community-wide appreciation banquet for hunters, this evening helps raise money for local civic or...

Evening on the Town

Dec. 9

Do a little early holiday shopping or learn about the products and services available in Ozona. Shop...

Community Christmas Program

Dec. 19

Ozona's Community Christmas Program takes place at the First Baptist Church at 6 p.m. on Sunday even...

New Year's Eve Dance

Dec. 31

An evening of entertainment and fun as the community rings in the New Year. Proceeds benefit local c...

Palacios

Seaside Holiday

Dec. 4

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

Palestine

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...

The Polar Express Train Ride

Nov. 19-Dec. 26

Fun for every child and child at heart, the Polar Express journey to the North Pole on the Texas Sta...

Christmas Light Display Driving Tour

Nov. 19-Dec. 27

Grab your family and load up in the car, turn up the Christmas carols, and enjoy an evening looking ...

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...

Christmas Light Display Driving Tour

Dec. 1-27

Grab your family and load up in the car, turn up the Christmas carols, and enjoy an evening looking ...

Hearth and Tinsel Tour of Homes

Dec. 4

Get a glimpse of some of the incredible architecture of Palestine while it's decorated for the Chris...

Parade of Lights

Dec. 4

Join along for Palestine's only nighttime parade and the courthouse lighting ceremony. See the stree...

Sounds of Christmas Concert

Dec. 5

The Anderson County Community Chorus and Orchestra present an afternoon of Christmas music....

Old Town Vintage Open House

Dec. 11

Brings the kids to a free and festive event with Christmas cookies, hot chocolate, ornament making, ...

Pipe Creek

Pumpkin Patch

Oct. 2-31

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

Plano

Lights on the Farm

Nov. 26-Dec. 26

The Heritage Farmstead Museum partners with First Choice Lights to bring North Texas this holiday ev...

Port Aransas

Lighted Boat Parade

Dec. 4

Decorate your boats and light up the marina for a chance to win prizes and money. Spectators are enc...

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