Christmas

Why Is Big Spring the Lighted Poinsettia Capital of Texas?

December 1, 2023 | By Marisa Charpentier

The 2023 Texas Traveler’s Gift Guide

December 1, 2023 | By Danielle Lopez

A Christmas Feast for San Antonio’s Newsboys

November 21, 2023 | By Traces of Texas

Thanks to the annual Newsboys’ Christmas Dinner in San Antonio, newsboy Gregorio Cortez was able to delight in a slice of pumpkin pie at the Alamo City’s Gunter Hotel on Dec.

In Praise of Magnolia, the ‘Greatest Little Town’ in Texas

November 21, 2023 | By Meadow Chase

Pancho Claus Is Coming to Town

November 2, 2023 | By Danielle Lopez

Carvers From China Create Frozen Masterpieces at Galveston’s Ice Land

November 23, 2022 | By Robyn Ross

Ring In the Holidays With Tried-and-True Tejano Traditions

November 23, 2022 | By Luis G. Rendon

Where to Find Tamales in Texas This Holiday Season

December 6, 2021 | By Laurel Miller

We’ve rounded up the best delivery and take-away tamales and tamale-making classes around the state so you can celebrate Christmas deliciously.

At the Santa Claus Museum in Columbus, It’s Christmas Every Day

December 2, 2021 | By Omar Gallaga

For her first Christmas, 6-month-old Mary Elizabeth Youens Hopkins’ parents gave her a papier-mâché Santa Claus.

Have Yourself a Merry Little Weekend in the ‘Christmas Capital of Texas’

November 24, 2021 | By Cynthia J. Drake

The Infinite Bling of Neiman Marcus, a Dallas Tradition for 113 Years

November 26, 2020 | By Traces of Texas

The founders of Neiman Marcus first considered investing in Atlanta’s upstart Coca-Cola Co. before deciding to open a specialty store in downtown Dallas in 1907, according to family lore.

3 Festive Cocktails to Get You in the Holiday Spirit

December 23, 2019 | By Kimya Kavehkar

Make your Christmas and New Year’s festivities extra merry with seasonal cocktails that will impress guests and get them into the celebrating spirit.

Things to Do in Texas This Weekend: Dec. 20-22

December 17, 2019 | By Julia Jones

Small-town events shine through this weekend as Christmas is just a few days away.

Things to Do in Texas This Weekend: Dec. 6-8

December 3, 2019 | By Julia Jones

Escape the Crowds at These 5 Small-Town Holiday Light Spectaculars

November 27, 2019 | By MM Pack

Things to Do in Texas This Weekend: Nov. 29-Dec. 1

November 26, 2019 | By Julia Jones

With December upon us, Texas towns both large and small are gearing up for the holidays.

Santa Claus Tells All

December 24, 2018 | By TH Staff

Here’s a scoop we just couldn’t ignore: Rob Curran, a writer in Denton who has contributed to Texas Highways in the past, recently scored an interview with Santa Claus himself, the one who’s been greeting children at Dallas’ NorthPark Center for 30 years.

Michael Martin Murphey Saddles Up for Cowboy Christmas Tour

December 3, 2018 | By Michelle Burgess

Michael Martin Murphey’s singing rings with the sincerity and authenticity that many find lacking in pop country these days. Nowhere is that more apparent than during Murphey’s annual Cowboy Christmas tour, a series of holiday shows throughout the Southwest that feature a mix of traditional Christmas songs, a few Murphey classics, and cowboy poetry and storytelling.

Where to Find Your White Christmas, Lone Star-Style

November 28, 2018 | By Cynthia J. Drake

Some called it a miracle: For a couple of hours across a wide swath of Texas last December, people could legitimately sing along to “Let It Snow! Let it Snow! Let it Snow!”

Zilker Tree turns 50

November 18, 2016 | By

Every year since 1967, the Zilker Tree has acted as a beacon of holiday cheer on the south lawn of Zilker Park, its more than 3,000 lights twinkling in the winter darkness.

Merry Melodies

November 14, 2016 | By Michelle Burgess

Even before retailers slash the price of leftover Halloween candy, they’re decorating their windows with spray-on frost and setting their sound systems on an endless loop of Christmas carols.

A Grapevine Christmas

December 11, 2015 | By

The flurry of Christmas activity has kicked into high gear. For all that said they’d finish their shopping much earlier this year, only a fraction actually did.

Waxahachie Wonderland

November 13, 2015 | By Jennifer Babisak

Have you ever noticed that, come December, we tend to focus on pursuits like buying and baking for those we love to the extent that we neglect actually spending quality time together?

A High Plains Holiday Illuminated

November 10, 2015 | By Russell Graves

It’s 30 minutes before sunset and the crowd outside the gates of the Amarillo Botanical Gardens is stirring with anticipation.

Go Light-seeing!

October 13, 2015 | By Erin Inks

‘Tis the season for dazzling Christmas displays—let our list of some of the biggest and brightest displays across Texas light your path toward a fun holiday outing with family and friends.

Borderland Yuletide: Christmas on the El Paso Mission Trail

November 18, 2014 | By

Parishioners spill out of the heavy wooden doors of San Elizario presidio chapel and into the village plaza.

The Accidental Ornament

November 17, 2014 | By Sofia Sokolove

This December, when I string my lights and trim my tree and light my menorah, I have four new friends to help me ring in the holiday cheer.

San Antonio Holidays: Keeping Spirits Bright

November 20, 2009 | By Jill Lawless

It’s a chilly Saturday morning in December, and a line 300-people long has formed across the street from the San Antonio Museum of Art.

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