If you’re considering life in the Texas Hill Country but are unsure about what the holidays would be like in such a nature-focused area, don’t fret: there are plenty of places to go this holiday season to celebrate with your family and friends. From lighting ceremonies to nightly holiday light trails, every corner of the Hill Country captures the Christmas spirit throughout the month of December to provide you and your family with an unforgettable holiday.
Holiday Activities in the Hill Country
Not sure where to go celebrate and see some lights this holiday season? Whether you’re new to the area or just contemplating a move to the Hill Country, you won’t be disappointed with these special events happening throughout the months of November and December.
• The Johnson City 24th Annual Lights Spectacular celebration happens on Nov. 29 and it is a sight to see! The entire town is covered with lights—over 100,000 adorn the Blanco County Courthouse alone—and Pedernales Electric Coop’s Headquarters on Ave F features a lighted forest that contains over a million lights. Food, music, and family fun await everyone!
• Christmas on Mercer Street in beautiful Dripping Springs is a holiday tradition, and definitely a great time for families looking for something special to do. This daylong event, happening Saturday, Dec. 7, includes a number of vendors and booths with various activities and goodies, arts and crafts, meet-and-greets with Santa Claus, food, live music, and much more. The tree-lighting ceremony is scheduled for 6:15 p.m.
• The EmilyAnn Theatre Trail of Lights takes place annually in Wimberley. This year, it starts Nov. 30 and continues nightly (weather permitting) through Dec. 31. Visit the EmilyAnn Theatre and see over 100 light displays created by students, organizations, and area businesses. You can also spend time drinking hot chocolate and warming yourself up by the traditional yule log. Businesses and organizations are encouraged to host a night there.
• New Braunfels’ Santa’s Ranch is a full drive-thru Christmas light park featuring over one million holiday lights. Starting in early November through the month of December, families will enjoy the gorgeous and elaborate lighting displays and colorful setups of Christmas beauty. There is a cost for this event: $20 per car; a seasonal pass is available for $40 per car.
• The Lyndon B. Johnson Tree Lighting is an annual event that happens at Lyndon B. Johnson State Park and Historic Site, and this year it’s scheduled for Dec. 15 from 6-9 p.m. A tradition started by President and Mrs. Johnson many years ago, it is still a beloved and anticipated event in the Hill Country. Enjoy music, refreshments, carolers and of course, the tree lighting ceremony.
The Ranches of Brushy Top: Holidays in Hill Country
Holidays in the Hill Country are an exciting time, and if you’re considering living in this area, you’ll have plenty of options to get in the holiday spirit with your family. For more information on the Texas Hill Country, or if you are interested in looking for land for sale in Texas, visit the Brushy Top website. You can also find us on Facebook, YouTube and Twitter.