3 - Anderson
TWILIGHT FIRELIGHT AT FANTHORP…
Celebrate the holiday season with a journey back to the 1850s!
Enjoy the ambiance of the candlelit inn, period music, living
history, poetry, stagecoach rides, and holiday fare.
4:30-7:30pm. Tickets sold in front of Courthouse 4:30-7:30pm.
Fanthorp Inn State Historic Site. (936) 878-2214.
3 - Hempstead
BLACKWOOD HARVEST HOEDOWN...
This Texas food & Fall celebration salutes the bounties of the
Gulf Coast area with classes & demos for straw bale
construction, organic foods, craft beer & wine, fermentation,
mixology, farm tours, kid's yoga, beekeeping & more. Also
enjoy farm-fresh tastings, arts & crafts, speakers, local
foods, dance-hall bands & dancing. 27144 Rock Island Rd,
10am-4pm. For more info, visit
3–4 - Brenham
CHRISTMAS AT THE MANSION...
Heritage Belles bring the 1869 Giddings Stone Mansion alive!
Hermann Furniture hosts a Christmas-themed,
beautifully-decorated open house at the Giddings Stone
Mansion. A luncheon and home tour kick off the holiday season.
For details, go to
For tea tickets, call (888) 836-7237.
3–4 - Austin
21st ANNUAL AUSTIN CELTIC FESTIVAL...
Enjoy authentic Celtic culture at
Jourdan-Bachman Pioneer Farms! Experience bagpipers, Bonniest
Knees, Highland dancing, living history battle reenactment,
Highland games, sheep dogs, storytellers, clan tents &
performances by top Celtic entertainers. For more info:
17–18 & December 1–2 - New Braunfels
OLD GRUENE MARKET
DAYS... Shop the exceptional
handmade quality of Texas sculptors, potters, jewelers, unique
craftsman and specialty food producers, while enjoying live
entertainment and over 25 specialty stores and restaurants in
Gruene Historic District.
17–18 - San Marcos
8th ANNUAL SACRED SPRINGS POWWOW…
Experience performances by over 100 dancers competing in ten
categories, plus drum groups, a huge Native Market with 60
booths, frybread and other Native foods, storytelling, a
family art tent, singers, White Shaman Panel presentations and
more. Hosted at Meadows Center (201 San Marcos Springs Dr.) by
Indigenous Cultures Institute. (512) 393-3310.
24 - Comfort
CHRISTMAS IN COMFORT...
Streets in the Downtown Historic District are closed, making
room for over 100 arts & crafts booths, music, entertainment
and food court. 1Oam till 9pm. Antique & specialty shops are
also decorated for the season. Spectacular lighted evening
parade and concluding fireworks.
2 - Brenham
UNITY THEATRE PRESENTS "THE BEST CHRISTMAS
The Hardman kids are the worst in the history of the world.
Watch how they turn the Christmas pageant upside down! Unity
Theatre, 300 Church St. Call for tickets: (979) 830-8358.
30 & December 1 - Flatonia
CHRISTMAS IN FLATONIA...
Nov 30 - Wonderful Winter Wine Walk, 5:30 to 9pm - Lots of
samples for $20! Dec 1 - Merry Market 9am-4pm with Santa, Arts
& Crafts and a Cookie/Candy Carnival - Civic Center, 208 E.
North Main St. in Flatonia. Exit 661 on IH-10. (361) 865-3920.
30–December 1 - Brenham
DOWNTOWN BRENHAM'S CHRISTMAS STROLL
AND LIGHTED PARADE...
Enjoy live entertainment and holiday shopping as you stroll
the beautifully-lighted streets of Historic Downtown Brenham.
Saturday downtown lighted parade is sure to put everyone in
the holiday spirit. Free admission & free parking.
1 - Elgin
HOLIDAY BY THE TRACKS...
Catch the holiday spirit in Historic Downtown Elgin! Before or
after cutting your Christmas tree from one of two local tree
farms, enjoy live music, caroling, shopping, kid's activities
and hot cocoa stroll. There are also pictures with Santa and a
lighted holiday parade at dusk. 9am-3pm. Only 19 miles east of
Austin on Hwy 290.
6 - Cameron
CAMERON CHRISTMAS PARADE...
Join us for this year's "Merry Texas Christmas Y'all" parade
on the downtown square! Explore museums, Old Jail, the
circa-1940 miniature of Cameron, a working railroad model, and
the decorated historic downtown. Enjoy vendors, arts & crafts,
a parade with over 70 floats, and get your picture taken with
Santa. Festivities start at 5:30 pm & parade at 6:30 pm.
8 - Washington
Modern and historic activities will be staggered throughout
the site during the day. Evening activities move to Barrington
Living History Farm for vignettes of holiday festivities from
the 1850s. Washington-on-the-Brazos State Historic Site, FM
1155. Reservations are important! (936) 878-2214 ext 246, or
27–28 - Cameron
CAMERON CHAMBER CHRISTMAS BASKETBALL
Watch teams of the best basketball talent in Central Texas
compete in this exciting, edge-of-your-seat tournament! This
year we welcome teams from Australia! As a new addition, two
coaching seminars are given to team coaches by Alan McAughtry,
a FIBA accredited Level 2 Coach with 10 National
Championships. For more info:
Jan 17, Feb 21, March 21, April 18, May 16, June 20, July 18, Aug 15,
Sept 19, Oct 17, Nov 21 & Dec 19 - Gruene Historic
COME AND TASTE IT... Meet Texas' best winemakers the third Thursday of each month
during 2019. Enjoy complimentary wine & beer tastings & learn
directly from the craftsman. Live music complements the wines
on Gruene Historic District's Grapevine patio. Also live
entertainment nightly at Texas' Oldest Dancehall.
19, 2019 - Brenham
Treat yourself, your spouse and your friends to a fun
afternoon and evening of sipping wine and swirling through
historic Downtown Brenham from 3-7pm. For a small fee,
attendees enjoy a tasty wine sampling and a collectible wine
glass. For details or to order tickets, call (979) 337-7384.
17 - Brenham
UNITY THEATRE PRESENTS "CAT ON A HOT TIN
The Pollitt family gathers to celebrate the 65th birthday of
patriarch "Big Daddy". Downtown's Unity Theatre. Thur 7:30pm,
Fri/Sat 8pm, Sun 4pm.
Call for tickets: (979) 830-8358.
TEXAS INDEPENDENCE DAY CELEBRATION...
Come celebrate the 183rd anniversary of Texas Independence!
Experience life in the Republic of Texas. Costumed
re-enactors, period craft demonstrations, military encampments
and Texas tunes, Saturday 10am-6pm & Sunday 11am-3pm.
Washington-on-the-Brazos State Historic Site.
28–April 14 - Brenham
UNITY THEATRE PRESENTS "AND THEN
THERE WERE NONE"…
Eight strangers are lured to a remote island and cut off from
the outside world. Unity Theatre, 300 Church Street. Thurs
7:30pm, Fri/Sat 8pm, Sun 4pm. (979) 830-8358.
6 - Burton
LA BAHIA ANTIQUE SHOW AT LA BAHIA HALL...
During the Round Top Festival, 8am. Late shopping til 7pm on
March 29. A wide variety of antiques, collectibles, vintage
items and porcelain restoration @ show. Free
admission/parking. 290W/237TX. Burton, TX.