Santa Sightings & Christmas Tree Lightings

 Monday, November 12, 2012



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Can it really be time already to start thinking about holiday light displays and pictures with Santa? With Thanksgiving just around the corner, Christmas is coming up quickly, so here's a list of light displays, Santa sightings, and holiday festivals in and around Austin for you and your family to enjoy. 


Keep checking back with us, as we will be adding events as we hear about them, and as always, please double check the event website before heading out, in case dates or times have changed.


Austin


Christmas Light Show, November 9 through December 31, Mozart's Coffee Roasters -- Free light show happens at the top of each hour starting at 6 p.m. (6 p.m., 7:00, 8:00, 9:00, 10:00, 11:00, and midnight). FREE. (3825 Lake Austin Blvd)


Wake Up Santa, Saturday, November 17, 10 a.m., Highland Mall -- Santa has been fast asleep at the North Pole and it's time to wake him and welcome him to his holiday home at Highland Mall! Children and parents are invited to come help wake Santa with music, merriment, donuts and hot chocolate. Children are encouraged to wear their pajamas. FREE.  Santa will be available for photos for purchase at the photo set following the event. (6001 Airport Blvd)


Gingerbread House-Raising, Saturday, November 17 at 11 a.m., Neill-Cochran House Museum -- The Neill-Cochran House Museum will host its Fourth Annual Gingerbread House–Raising event for kids ages 6 – 11. The event will be an opportunity for participants to decorate and keep their very own gingerbread houses while learning about Greek Revival architecture and the amazing history of the Neill-Cochran House Museum. In addition, they will help choose and prepare materials for the miniature gingerbread Neill-Cochran House that will be taken to a local charity for kids to enjoy. The hard part is already done! Pre-assembled gingerbread houses will be provided, ready for decorating. Light snacks will also be offered. Be sure to wear clothes that can get a little messy. Parents are invited to stay to help decorate or drop their children (6 – 11) at the well-supervised event. The Gingerbread House-Raising is $10 per participating child, to cover the cost of materials. Reserve a spot for your child. (2310 San Gabriel Street)


Lobby Gingerbread Village, November 21 through January 1, 2013, Four Seasons Austin -- The village, created by the Four Seasons pastry chefs, will be unveiled on November 21.  Any guesses which "Eclectic Austin" landmarks will be featured? FREE. (98 San Jacinto Blvd)


Mueller Tower Lighting, Tuesday, November 27, 6 - 8 p.m. -- Join us for the 7th annual lighting of the "Noel" signs atop the old airport control tower. There will be kids' activities, music and more fun! Activities begin at 6 p.m. with remarks and the lighting beginning at 7 p.m. FREE.  (Tom Miller & Berkman Drive)


Free Carriage Rides, Fridays and Saturdays through December 22, 5:30 - 9:30 p.m., The Domain -- Ride around the Domain in a horse-drawn carriage and take in the holiday lights strewn throughout the shopping center. The two pick up points are 1) outside the north entrance of Macy's near the large Christmas tree, and 2) in front of Santa's Workshop, by Dillard's and next to Maggiano's. Rides are FREE; tips are appreciated. (11410 Century Oaks)


Holiday Movie Series, Saturdays through December 22, 6 p.m., Plaza in Domain II -- The Domain invites families to watch their favorite holiday movies on the plaza! Check the Facebook event for the full movie schedule. FREE. (11410 Century Oaks, Near The Range Golf Club & Sports Bar)


Breakfast with Santa at the Domain, Saturday, December 1, 9 - 10 a.m., Domain II -- Children are invited to Santa's Workshop to enjoy breakfast with Santa. There will be crafts, letters to Santa, a special photo discount offer for parents and quality time with the Big Guy himself! Santa's Workshop is in Domain II, across from Dillards. Space is limited so please call 512.873.8099 x 224 to RSVP. (11410 Century Oaks)


Breakfast with Santa at Barton Creek, Saturday, December 1, 9 - 10 a.m., Barton Creek Square Mall -- Join Santa for a FREE breakfast provided by Chick Fil A, as well as other activities for kids. (2901 S Capital of Texas Hwy)


Breakfast with Santa at Lakeline, Saturday, December 1, 8:30 - 10 a.m., Lakeline Mall -- Open only to Simon Kidgets members ($5 annual fee to join). Breakfast is provided by Chick-Fil-A for members only while supplies last, and Santa will be there with a special gift for members. This is your chance to spend some quality time with Santa before the crowds arrive, as well as write him a letter with your personal wishlist, and enjoy all kinds of holiday crafts. (11200 Lakeline Mall Blvd)


German Christmas Market, Saturday, December 1, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., German Free School -- Hand crafted wooden items from Germany’s Erzgebirge region, Bavarian Tolework, blown glass ornaments, embroidered linens, lots of delicious home baked sweets & treats, traditional German Christmas music, plus a special visit by St. Nikolaus. No sales tax! Lunch available from VERTS Döner Kebap, serving Berlin-inspired meat & veggie sandwiches. The market will also be open on Wednesday and Thursday, Dec 5 and 6, from 12 noon - 4 p.m. (sales tax will be charged these days). (507 E 10th Street, near the corner of 10th and Red River)


Chuy's Parade, Saturday, December 1, 11 a.m., Downtown Austin -- The parade is approximately 1 hour long and starts at the State Capitol, moving south on Congress all the way to Cesar Chavez. Enjoy inflatable balloons, festive holiday floats, famous children's characters, marching bands, classic cars, and Santa! Bring a toy! At a designated time during the procession, the parade will stop to collect the toys, to be distributed by Operation Blue Santa. FREE.

Holiday Sing-Along & Downtown Stroll, Saturday, December 1, 6 p.m., Congress Avenue -- Join Austinites for community caroling at the Capitol grounds. When the caroling ends, the holiday tree in front of the Capitol is lit and participants stroll down Congress Avenue where they find the street alive with music, art, shopping and more. Come downtown to see the new lights and celebrate the lighting of this year's 40-foot tree with its lights programmed to local holiday music on Dec. 1. Festivities start at 6:00 p.m.


Light Shows at the Capitol, December 1 - January 6, 11th and Congress -- Stroll the lights in downtown Austin by the Texas Capitol. Each night a show featuring lights programmed to music takes place every half hour with 10 different songs throughout the night, beginning at dark.


Noel at the Neill-Cochran House, Sunday, December 2, 2 - 5 p.m., Neill-Cochran House -- Father Christmas will be on site wearing a traditional costume reproduced from a historic suit made by 19th-century German immigrants that will be on display during the event. Also featured will be the Adams Collection – a wonderful array of vintage Victorian decorations. In addition to great (and free of charge!) photo opportunities for parents, there will be carols led by professional singers and a craft room for children to make their own Victorian-style decorations to take home. Non-alcoholic beverages plus sweet treats made from period recipes will be served. Admission is $10 for adults and $5 for children. Tickets are available by calling 512.478.2335 , through PayPal and at the door. (2310 San Gabriel St)


Zilker Holiday Tree Lighting, Sunday, December 2, 6 p.m., Zilker Park --  Join us for the tree lighting ceremony at 6:00 pm. Featuring local entertainment, food, novelties and live music. FREE. (2100 Barton Springs Rd)

Zilker Holiday Tree Schedule -- From December 3-31, 6 p.m. - midnight, the tree will be on display nightly. REMINDER - December 15-23 the area roads will be closed as thousands visit the Trail of Lights. If you are planning to visit the Holiday Tree itself, make sure to plan around those nights!


Holiday Choral Concert, Monday, December 3, 7:30 p.m., Bass Concert Hall -- Audiences can expect to enjoy a wide array of Christmas carols including, “Joy to the World,” “The Christmas Song,” and “I Saw Three Ships” among many others in this FREE concert featuring the combined choirs of UT, BSOMinstrumentalists, and baritone and new faculty member, Donnie Ray Albert. (2350 Robert Dedman Dr)


Gingerbread Village Open Houses, December 3, 4 and 5 from 5 - 6 p.m., Four Seasons Austin -- Enjoy FREE hot apple cider, sparkling wine and festive cookies as you ooh-and-aah over the details of our "Eclectic Austin"-themed Gingerbread Village and Christmas tree in the Lobby. Our talented pastry chefs – along with special guest, Santa – will also be on hand for photo opportunities and to answer questions about the houses, which will be on display from November 21, 2012 through January 1, 2013.


Twelve Days of Driskill, December 5 - December 16 -- Featuring events for kids from 1 to 92, starting with the FREE kick-off tree lighting ceremony at 7 p.m. on the evening of Wednesday, December 5th. Festivities continue through Sunday, December 16th. Daily standards throughout 12 Days of Driskill include evening choir performances, Victorian high teas in 1886 Café & Bakery, complimentary sweet treats & apple cider for Driskill Lobby visitors from 5 - 7 p.m. (604 Brazos St)


Winter Wonderland Festival, December 7, 7 - 8:30 p.m., Kids 'R' Kids Learning Academy -- Families are invited to enjoy holiday treats and crafts at the Kids ‘R’ Kids Winter Wonderland Festival. Children can sit on Santa’s knee and share their holiday wishes, and the pre-K classes sing their favorite holiday songs. Registration is requested. FREE. Registration requested by calling 512-218-9669. (15111 Avery Ranch Blvd)


Breakfast with Santa at the Arboretum, December 8, 9 - 11 a.m., Arboretum at Great Hills -- Enjoy breakfast with Santa, story time, holiday arts & crafts, face painting, and more! The kids will get quality time with Mr. & Mrs. Clause and get the chance to have their photo taken with the jolly good fella! The event will be held in the restaurant park area by Brio, Blue Baker, and Estancia Churrascaria. In order to provide a correct amount of breakfast, we ask you to RSVP via Facebook.


Big Frog South Austin's 1st Anniversary, December 8, 11 a.m. - 2 p.m., Big Frog South Austin -- Santa will be on site to take photos, and Big Frog will print the photo on one white shirt for FREE (additional white shirts with Santa photos will be $10.00 each)! A jazz quartet will provide musical entertainment, and there will also be food and treats for your enjoyment. 5400 Brodie Lane, Ste 235)


Luminations, December 8 & 9, 6 - 9 p.m., Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center -- Enjoy gardens lighted with thousands of luminarias and twinkle lights and to listen to music of the season  from local performers and area schools.. Admission is FREE with two canned food items for the Capital Area Food Bank. (4801 La Crosse Ave)


Christmas Sing-Along, December 11, 8 p.m., Riverbend Centre -- Families gather each year to get into the spirit of the season by joyfully singing along with the Austin Symphony Orchestra and chorus. Scheduled guests also include Dr. Seuss’ The Grinch, Frosty the Snowman, Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer and the big man himself, Santa Claus. It’s an evening of fun for everyone in the family. Admission is FREE but tickets are required for admission and will be available December 3 on a first-come, first-served basis at the Symphony Box Office, 9 - 5 p.m. (1101 Red River St). There is a limit of 4 tickets per family. A limited amount of tickets will also available at the George Washington Carver Museum (1165 Angelina Street). (Riverbend Centre, 4214 Capital of Texas Hwy)


Festival of Carols, December 15, 2 - 3 p.m., French Legation Museum -- The Festival of Carols is a great way for families to celebrate the holidays. The festival will showcase the talents of local elementary choirs singing holiday songs. Come listen to the yuletide music, while enjoying refreshments, kids’ crafts and activities and the opportunity to take a holiday family portrait in the historic house. FREE. (802 San Marcos St)


Santa at The Oasis, December 15 & 16, 3 - 7 p.m. -- Bring your camera to take your own photos! (6550 Comanche Trail)


Trail of Lights, December 16 - 23, Zilker Park -- After a 2 year absence, the Trail of Lights is back! Guests will participate in the celebration of the holidays with millions of festive lights on display and a post-trail experience for additional family fun. On Sunday, December 16, the Trail of Lights kicks off in Zilker Park with a grand opening and will run through Sunday, December 23. This year’s events include numerous performers — dancers, singers, musicians and carolers — with themes every night, including Heritage Night, School Spirit Night and Military Appreciation. Food and drink will be available for sale, including hot chocolate, cider and bites from local food trailers. Thanks to H-E-B, every child that attends the Trail of Lights will recieve a FREE book. (2100 Barton Springs Rd)

Bastrop


River of Lights, November 23 - December 31, 6 - 9 p.m., Fisherman's Park -- Bastrop River of Lights walking trail is located in Fisherman’s Park and continues all the way down the Lower Colorado River to Ferry Park, about a half mile. FREE. (1200 Willow St, Bastrop)


Bee Cave


6th Annual Tree Lighting & Santa's Arrival, Thursday, November 15, 6 - 9 p.m., Hill Country Galleria -- Events include performances by PAIYH Dance Studios and Veritas Academy Drum Line, Santa's arrival (7 p.m.), Christmas Tree lighting, fireworks, and live music by the Vintage 15. FREE. (12700 Hill Country Blvd, Bee Cave)


Meet Santa and Take Your Own Photos for Free, November 15 - December 24, Hill Country Galleria -- Click here for Santa's schedule. FREE. (12700 Hill Country Blvd, Bee Cave)


Pet Photos with Santa, Saturday, December 1, 11 a.m. - 3 p.m., Dogadillo -- $12 to get a pet photo with Santa; includes a 4x6 photo framed Christmas card. (12912 Hill Country Blvd, near Dillards, Bee Cave)


Snow Day, Saturday, December 15, noon - 4 p.m., Bee Cave Library -- Play in the snow! Real snow! FREE. (12700 Hill Country Blvd, Bee Cave)


Buda


Budafest 2012, December 1 & 2, 10 a.m. - dusk, Buda City Park -- Parade at 10 a.m. on Saturday, full carnival, over 125 craft vendors, local food vendors, live music, antiques, and of course Santa and Mrs. Claus. Admission is FREE, but parking at the park is a small fee benefiting Project Graduation. (204 San Antonio St, Buda)


Santa at Cabela's, December 8, 9, 15, & 16, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m., 2 p.m. - 4 p.m., Cabela's -- Bring your children to capture the Spirit of Christmas at Cabela’s. Come out and get your FREE photo with Santa and enjoy our Elves Workshop with holiday craft projects and treats. (15570 IH-35, Buda)


Burnet


Main Street Bethlehem, December 7, 8, 9 and 14, 15, 16, from 6 - 9 p.m. -- Experience Bethlehem as the ancient city of Christ's birth comes alive again, in Burnet. Feel the anticipation of Joseph and Mary approaching the gates, urgency quickening their steps. Pick your way through transients, peddlers, the crippled, and aged in the town’s fringe. Experience the presence of animals as they affect all aspects of life in that time... camels, donkeys, sheep, goats, chickens, and doves. Explore the narrow streets to faint strains of ancient music and savor the smells of fresh goat butter, campfires, and hot bread. Then immerse yourself in the din of the marketplace: the revelers in the tavern, shouted insults to and from the Roman oppressors, merchants, craftspeople, taxpayers, and beggars all seeking money, or position, or revenge. Search for the inn, only to find it full. Follow the trail to the cave where a road-weary couple has moved in with the animals. FREE. (Two blocks east of the town square, Burnet)


Cedar Park


Holiday Tree Lighting & Santa's Workshop, December 8, 6 - 9 p.m., Heritage Oak Park -- Over 50,000 lights illuminate the largest Live Oak Tree in Cedar Park. Santa's Workshop will kickoff immediately following the tree lighting ceremony. Enjoy live music, carriage rides, games & prizes, inflatable, photos with Santa, and arts & crafts projects. Bring the whole family for what promises to be a festive evening. Free. (875 Quest Parkway, Cedar Park)


Dripping Springs

Christmas on Mercer Street, December 1, 10 a.m. - 7 p.m. -- Enjoy carolers, crafts, a broad selection of holiday gifts, live entertainment, children’s activities, and a spectacular display of lighting as the 8th Annual Christmas on Mercer Street festival returns Saturday, December 1. A traditional holiday family experience that has grown every year, Christmas on Mercer Street offers something for all ages and all interests. Admission is FREE to the public. At 10 a.m., downtown festivities will kick off with daylong activities including free music and live performances, arts and crafts booths, trackless train and pony rides for kids, photos with Santa, a car show, and tasty food and drinks. The highlight of the evening will be the annual Lighting of the Tree which will be held at the Triangle at 6:15 p.m. Christmas carolers representing local churches and schools will serenade with heart-warming, traditional Christmas Carols.


Elgin


Holiday by the Tracks, December 1 at 10 a.m., Veterans Memorial Park -- Pictures with Santa ($5), Arts and Crafts, food, River Valley Farmer's Market, Live Nativity, and a Lighted Christmas Parade (update: the Lighted Parade will now take place on Friday, November 30 at 6 p.m.). The kick off for FestiviTrees will also happen at Holiday by the Tracks. Decorate a tree with recycled materials or create a tree from recylced materials! FREE. (Veterans Memorial Park, Elgin)


Fredricksburg


St. Nikolausmarkt & Lighted Christmas Parade, December 7, 3 - 11 p.m., Marktplatz (Market Square) -- Arts and crafts, local food, holiday entertainment, FREE photos with St. Nik. Admission is FREE. (100 W Main St, Fredricksburg)


Georgetown


Annual Lighting of the Square, November 23, 5:30 p.m., Downtown Georgetown -- Kick off the Holiday Season with our Annual Lighting of the Square. Join in with the Holiday Carols provided by The Austin Carolers, warm your tummy with hot chocolate and cookies, and stay for pictures with Santa! Plan to get in some shopping as merchants stay open late. Bring your lawn chairs and blankets and stick around for a FREE showing of the classic movie A Christmas Story on our giant outdoor movie screen! 


32nd Annual Christmas Stroll, December 1, 9 a.m. - 8 p.m., Downtown Georgetown -- Take part in the kick-off parade to welcome Santa to the square, listen to holiday carolers, stroll along magical main street, munch on wonderful holiday treats at the bakery and candy store, become part of a live Nativity in Bethlehem Village, tease the Grinch in Whoo-Village, lunch on some festival foods, and enjoy shopping with our 200 plus vendors. You can even pretend you're on the slopes with a ride down Snowzilla! 


Holiday Movies on the Square, December 14, 21, and 28, 6:30 p.m., Downtown Georgetown -- December 14: Elf, December 21: The Polar Express, December 28: Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas. Bring your lawn chairs and blankets and snuggle up to a great outdoor movie. Pick up some hot cocoa on the Square! 


For more Georgetown holiday fun, visit the Georgetown Holiday Events Lineup.


Gruene


Photos with Cowboy Kringle, November 17 (10 a.m. - 5 p.m. and 18 (12 p.m. - 5 p.m.) -- Gruene's own brand of Santa. Pictures will be taken in the breezeway between The Grapevine and Gruene General Store. Packages are available, along with photo ornaments, Christmas cards and other special order items. A portion of the profits from photos taken on November 17 & 18 will benefit Communities in Schools. For more info including future dates and hours, click here. After taking photos with Santa, stop by and do some Christmas shopping at Gruene Market Days. (1610 Hunter Rd, New Braunfels)


Johnson City


2012 Lights Spectacular, November 23 - January 1 -- Johnson City, one of the largest light displays in the state, will have millions of lights on local homes, businesses, churches, as well as 100,000 lights on the Blanco County Courthouse. The Courthouse will be open on Saturday & Sunday nights from 6:00-9:00 p.m. with a tree, sales of ornaments and crafts from the Garden Club. Guests can also enjoy carriage rides and fireworks on some nights, weather permitting. For special event nights, go here. Admission to all events is FREE.


Lakeway


Lights On! Holiday Celebration, November 30, 6:30 - 9:30 p.m., Lakeway Activity Center -- Help Santa, Mrs Clause, and Rudolph kick off the season, plug in the Trail of Lights display, and visit with all of Lakeway's boys and girls. Boy Scouts will be selling biscuits with honey, hot chocolate, and coffee, and there will also be marshmallow roasting. The Trail of Lights will be open nightly from December 1 - January 1, 6 p.m. - midnight. FREE. (105 Cross Creek Rd, Lakeway)

Lockhart


Dickens Christmas, November 30 & December 1, Downtown Lockhart -- The Lighted Christmas Parade will travel around the Courthouse Square beginning at Friday 6 p.m. On Saturday the holiday celebration continues with “A Dickens’ Christmas in Lockhart," featuring authentic Victorian decorations, choirs, jugglers, bagpipers, carriage rides, vendors, the lighting of the Yule Log, and thousands of lights. The Downtown Square is transformed into 19th century England as characters from Charles Dickens' classic novels parade down Main Street to the Square. For a full schedule of activities, go here. For a map of downtown Lockhart and the parade route, go here. FREE.


Marble Falls


Walkway of Lights, November 16 - January 1, 2013 Lakeside Park -- Newly expanded.  Over 2 million lights transform Lakeside Park into a holiday wonderland. Open every night from 6 to 10 p.m. (weather permitting) with Santa on the weekends. FREE.

Pflugerville


Christmas Light Parade, Saturday, December 8, 5:30 - 8 p.m., Downtown Pflugerville -- Parade begins at 5:30 p.m. and ends with the lighting of the Christmas tree at Main and Third Street. FREE.


Holidays at Heritage Park, Friday, December 14, 6 - 9 p.m., Heritage Park -- Revisit Christmas Days from the past. Holidays at Heritage Park offers choirs, hot chocolate and cookies, children's arts and crafts, a hay ride and free pictures with Santa. Bring the family and start a new holiday tradition! FREE. (901 Old Hutto Road, Pflugerville)

Round Rock

Santa Bazaar, Saturday, November 17, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m., Double File Trail Elementary -- Bring your camera for FREE pictures with Santa and get a jump on your holiday shopping! (2400 Chandler Creek Blvd, Round Rock)


Santa Claus at Kaleidoscope Toys, Saturday, December 1, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. -- Get your camera & bring the kids to meet Santa Claus at Kaleidoscope Toys! He will be meeting, welcoming wishes & taking pictures! FREE. (1601 S IH-35, Round Rock)

Holiday in the Park, Saturday, December 1, 2 - 5 p.m., Cat Hollow Park -- Come enjoy a FREE fun-filled Family Holiday Festival and Craft Fair. There will be tons of fun and activities for all ages, including train rides, bounce castles, crafts, and more. Bring your camera for pictures with Santa and Rudolph. (8320 O'Connor Dr, Round Rock)

Christmas Family Night, Friday, December 7, 6:30 p.m., Downtown Round Rock -- Events include the lighting of the tree and water tower, games and activities, live music, dancers, candlemaking, carriage rides, and more. Santa will make his grand entrance on a horse drawn sleigh shortly after the lighting. Pictures with Santa are a nominal fee, but parents are encouraged to bring their own cameras. Plus, enjoy FREE hot dogs, popcorn, hot chocolate, and other refreshments, activities and snacks. The Round Rock Public Library hosts a puppet show and has Christmas ornament crafts, letters to Santa and a craft sale. FREE.


Holiday Open House with Santa, Saturday, December 8, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m., Baby Earth -- Join us for a Holiday open house with hot chocolate, Christmas carols (10 - 10:30 a.m.), Holiday crafts (10:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.), and Santa (10 a.m. - 1 p.m.)! Santa will be listening to your little ones' Christmas lists and be available for you to snap photos. (106 E Old Settlers Blvd, Ste D-100)

Rock'N Lights Holiday Light Tour, December 3-31, Old Settlers Park -- A new family holiday tradition comes to light this holiday season in Round Rock! Come and experience the new Rock’N Lights Holiday Light Tour and Rock’N Lights Village. Rock’N Lights is a brand new drive-thru light show that features thousands of sparkling lights through Old Settlers Park. The 2 million lights, 1 ½ mile path is a must see event of the season! Rock’N Lights Village is a full-scale carnival with rides, refreshment and souvenir midway at the end of the display in the Dell Diamond parking lot. Rock’N Lights Village will be open to the public 6 - 9 p.m. Sunday - Thursday and 6 - 10 p.m. Friday, Saturday, and holidays. Admission to the park is $15 per family vehicle. Admission price to Rock’N Lights Holiday Light Tour includes one free ride ticket per child (12 years & under) to be used at Rock'N Lights Village. Additional ride tickets can be purchased at Rock'N Lights Village. Rock’N Lights Holiday Light Tour is located at Old Settlers Park and Rock’N Lights Village is located in the Dell Diamond Parking lot at the exit to Rock”N Lights Holiday Light Tour. The tour begins off of Old Settlers Blvd. and exits at Hwy. 79.

San Marcos


Sights & Sounds of Christmas, November 28 - December 1, San Marcos Plaa Park -- Join thousands of others for four full nights of lights and activities. Nightly admission is $4. Four day wristbands are $7, or can be purchased in advance from the San Marcos Activity Center or the Parks & Recreation office for $6. Kids 12 and under are FREE. (206 North CM Allen Parkway, San Marcos)

Wimberly


Trail of Lights, November 24 - December 31, EmilyAnn Theater & Garden -- Stroll along a walking trail through 8 acres of lighted displays decorated by more than 100 local businesses, community groups and families. Listen to live entertainment and visit with Santa and Mrs Claus. The Jingle Bell Express, a favorite with the little ones, will run Fridays, Saturdays and Sunday evenings 6-9 p.m. and then the entire week of Christmas. FREE hot chocolate will be served and water will be available for sale. The trail is open Sun - Thurs, 6 - 9 p.m., Fri - Sat, 6 - 10 p.m. (1101 FM 2325, Wimberly)


For even more local holiday happenings, check out this list over at R We There Yet Mom?

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