The Texas Hill Country pulls out all the stops for the holiday season! Whether you are searching for local, handmade gifts for your loved ones, a classic holiday performance or the lights of the season, the Central Texas area has the event for you and your family. Check out these Texas Hill Country holiday events for a merry and bright season:
November 3 – December 31
New Braunfels, TX
Take in the lights of the season from the comfort of your car at Santa’s Ranch. The one-mile trail of twinkling lights and Christmas displays won’t disappoint, we promise! For an even better holiday experience, stop by the concession stand for hot cocoa, kettle corn and other holiday snacks to enjoy on your drive-thru light tour.
November 17 – January 1 (except Christmas Day)
Open through January 1 – 6 to 11 p.m. nightly
A light display set to holiday music is what you'll find on Mozart’s outdoor deck! Enjoy a cup of coffee or hot cocoa while watching this FREE to the public light display.
December 7 – 10 from 6 to 9 p.m.
Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center
The Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center goes all out during the holiday season. Stop by to view the gorgeous gardens illuminated with enchanting lights. The event also features complimentary maple taffy and hot chocolate, and other items you can purchase from the on-site vendor. Cost to attend is as follows: non-members (ages 5 and up) is $15, members (ages 5 and up) is $10, and children under the age of four are FREE.
December 8 – 30
Circuit of The Americas
Truly a winter wonderland (except for the snow), this holiday festival features everything you want during the holidays: a .8-mile circuit of lights, skating rink, Santa's Village, petting zoo, human snow globe, carnival rides, trips to the top of the North Pole and more!
December 9 – 23 from 7 to 10 p.m.
With more than two million lights, Austin’s Trail of Lights is the most popular holiday event in the city! Stroll through the dazzling light displays with downtown Austin as a backdrop, while enjoying time with your loved ones and a taste of the season at one of the many food trucks located along the trail. Skip the lines by buying a $3 general admission ticket ahead of time!
November 22 – December 31
A modern twist on a classic tale, "A Christmas Carol" is the most popular show among Austinites over the holiday season. Buy tickets here.
December 8 - 23
Long Center for the Performing Arts
A long-standing tradition, Ballet Austin's "The Nutcracker" is hosting its 55th season. To get tickets to this popular Austin holiday event, click here.
Holiday Craft Events
November 24 – December 24
Blue Genie Art Bazaar - 6100 Airport Blvd.
Featuring handmade artwork and gifts from local Austin vendors, the Blue Genie Art Bazaar is the ideal destination to buy all of your holiday gifts.
Please note, this list is not comprehensive. Austin and its surrounding areas have many more events you can enjoy this holiday season.
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