Are you looking for unique and handcrafted gifts for your family this holiday season? Are you tired of heading to malls and exhaustively running around with the kids in tow? The Hill Country is well known for its beauty, but it’s also a great place to shop, live and spend time with family, especially around the holidays. This year’s Holiday Market Days are just one example.
But what is a market day? Think of them as a little like the farmers’ market, where you find vendors of all kinds selling their products, crafts and produce. Many times, there will also be entertainment and refreshments, much like the days of weekend flea market visits. Overall, it really is just a way to give residents a chance to find one-of-a-kind, special purchases that they simply cannot find in a store.
In the Hill Country, the holidays are a great time for Market Days, because it’s the perfect time for families to go shopping together in an environment they will truly enjoy. Here are some excellent market day events to watch for this Christmas.
In Bandera, the Cowboy Capital Christmas and Shoppers Jubilee is a great opportunity for families to have fun and do some shopping while enjoying entertainment beginning Friday evening and continuing Saturday throughout the day. Open house on all shops on Main Street is scheduled for Dec. 6 from 6-9 p.m., with music, games, Christmas lights, a live nativity scene and Santa Claus handing out candy. That Saturday, a cowboy and cowgirl parade entertains, and activities and shopping throughout the day complete the weekend.
Head on over to Old Gruene for their December Market Day—it’s your last chance to visit the market until it reopens in February. The Gruene Market Days, happening Dec. 7-8, feature over 100 vendors selling original and one-of-a-kind gifts, handcrafted items, collectibles and packaged Texas foods. Market days have been happening at the Gruene Historic District for the past 30 years, and they are a staple of Hill Country living.
The Blanco Christmas Market Day takes place on Dec. 14, at the Old Blanco courthouse grounds from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Enjoy lovely arts and crafts created by talented artisans, and shop for produce, plants and antiques as well.
The Boerne Christmas Market Days, happening Dec. 14-15, features hundreds of crafters and artists sharing their unique gifts and creations. Free admission gets you a visit with Santa, great food and a chance to finish your last minute Christmas shopping in style.
The Llano Christmas Market Day, Culture Club Home Tour and Lighted Christmas Parade is sure to be a great time for young and old. Visit downtown Llano on Dec. 7 for a day of shopping, both in stores and with vendors that display unique products, then join the Llano Woman’s Culture Club for a tour of beautiful historic homes in the area. Finally, cap your day off with the Christmas light parade.
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.