6–8 - Brenham
FALL FESTIVAL OF ROSES...
Enjoy three days of garden-related seminars presented by
nationally and inter-nationally known speakers. All programs
are free. Food truck on the grounds Friday & Saturday. Antique
Rose Emporium, with its 8 acres of landscaped grounds, is
located at 10000 FM-50 in Independence, Texas. For more info:
(979) 836-5548 or visit
7 - Boerne
BOERNE CHAMBER WILD GAME DINNER…
Discover exotic dishes including bison sliders, fried
alligator, elk fajitas, crawfish pasta and more. Fabulous
auction items include African safaris, Argentina dove hunt,
guns and more. Kendall County Fairgrounds in Boerne. 5pm-10pm.
Tickets $20 (includes food, soda & water).
7 - Brenham
CHRISTMAS AT THE MANSION...
Heritage Belles bring the 1869 Giddings Stone Mansion alive!
Hermann Furniture is hosting a Christmas-themed open house at
the Giddings Stone Mansion, including a tea and home tour to
kick off the holiday season. For tea tickets, call (888)
886-7237. For details, go to
14 - Canyon Lake
CRRC HOLIDAY BAZAAR...
Over 100 vendors. 9am-4pm. Just below the dam at 125 Mabel
Jones Dr. Every-thing Holiday, just in time for your
decorating needs. Free parking. Free admission. Call Kristi
Broadway (830) 964-3003 for info or
for vendor applications.
20–21 - College Station
BRAZOS VALLEY WORLDFEST - CELEBRATE
THE WORLDWIDE CULTURES...
Enjoy 20 performing groups, culture displays, salsa & merengue
dance lessons, storytelling, international cuisine,
demonstrations, arts and crafts, equestrian horsemanship, and
Latin music. Fri 6-10pm & Sat 10am-5pm. Wolf Pen Creek Park.
20–Dec 31 - New Braunfels FESTTAGE HOLIDAYS…
Enjoy several weeks of holiday events, including downtown
lighting, Weihnachtsmarkt, Gruene Market Days, Annual Gruene
Pony Express Ride, Visit with Santa, Gospel Brunch with a
Texas Twist, Wassailfest & more! (800) 572-2626.
1, 4, 5 - Flatonia
CHRISTMAS IN FLATONIA...
Dec 1- Lighting of Christmas Village & Santa! Dec 4 -
Wonderful Winter Wine Walk (5pm-9pm)! Dec 5 - Merry Market
(9am-4pm) - Cookie/Candy Carnival & Santa. Civic Center, 208
E.N. Main St., Flatonia. Exit 661 on I-10. (361) 865-3920.
2–5 - San Marcos
28th ANNUAL SIGHTS & SOUNDS OF
Get the entire family into the Christmas spirit by joining in
the fun-filled activities at Sights & Sounds. Start your
Christmas shopping early at the arts/crafts marketplace, visit
Santa’s village, ride the carousel, view a live nativity scene
& enjoy holiday foods. Admission free for kids 12 & under;
adults $5 nightly. Info: (512) 393-8400 or
3–17 - Brenham
UNITY THEATRE PRESENTS “MIRACLE ON 34TH
The Christmas spirit is alive and well in this heartwarming
yuletide classic based on the beloved film and novel—a
nostalgic holiday treat! Unity Theatre, 300 Church St. For
or (979) 830-8358.
4–5 - Brenham
DOWNTOWN BRENHAM’S CHRISTMAS STROLL & LIGHTED
Enjoy live entertainment and holiday shopping as you stroll
the beautifully-lighted streets of Historic Downtown. The
downtown lighted parade is sure to put everyone in the holiday
spirit. Free admission and free parking. For info:
5 - 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 and kid’s
activities. There are also pictures with Santa and a lighted
holiday parade at dusk. 9am-3pm. Only 19 miles east of Austin
on Hwy 290. (512) 285-4515.
5 - Cameron
Join us for Cameron’s Annual Christmas Parade and fun in the
decorated historic square of downtown Cameron. Get a snack at
the food booths, listen to the music and have your picture
taken with Santa. Festivities start at 5pm, with parade at
5:30 pm. What a great way to recapture your childhood
Christmas spirit with lights, music, floats & Santa!
10–12 & Dec 17–19 Canyon Lake - NORTH POLE VILLAGE...
Discover the magic of Christmas where children can write a
letter to Santa, pet puppies, adopt a toy, go “fishing”,
select Library books, make a craft, decorate cookies, get
their face painted, go on a hay-ride, see a nativity and sit
on Santa’s lap! 6pm-9pm. CRRC Recreation Center, 125 Mabel
Jones Dr., Canyon Lake, TX. (830) 964-2324.
12 - Winedale
CHRISTMAS IN WINEDALE...
Enjoy 19th-century folk-life demonstrations, stage coach
rides, historic homes decorated as they would have been in the
mid-1800s, farm animals, storytellers, children’s crafts,
musical entertainment, family friendly event. FREE. 12pm-4pm.
Winedale Historical Complex, 3738 FM-2718, Round Top. For
12 - Burnet
CHRISTMAS AT FORT CROGHAN ...Costumed
interpreters present the heritage of Fort Croghan with holiday
decorations typical of the late 1800’s period. 5:30-8:30pm.
Free admission & free parking. Fort Croghan Museum & Grounds,
703 Buchanan Dr. (TX29 West). (512) 756-8281.
12 - 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. Call for fees. For more info: (936) 878-2213 or visit
31 - Round Top
NEW YEAR’S EVE GALA...
International Festival-Institute, Hwy. 237 at Jaster Road.
Call for time, admission and reservations. (979) 249-3129, or
16, 2016 - 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. Details/tickets: call (979) 337-7384, or visit
11–28 - Brenham
UNITY THEATRE PRESENTS “THE MISS
FIRECRACKER CONTEST” ...
A touching, hilarious account of one woman’s mission to save
her tarnished reputation. Downtown’s Unity Theatre. Thurs
7:30pm; Fri & Sat 8pm; Sun 4pm. Call for tickets: (979)
18, Mar 17, Apr 21, May 19, June 16, July 21, Aug 18, Sept 15,
Oct 20, Nov 17, Dec 15 - Gruene /New Braunfels - COME & TASTE
Meet Texas’ best winemakers the third Thursday of each month
(except January). Enjoy complimentary tastings of three
featured wines & one select craft brew, plus music, prizes &
food samples. On Gruene Historic District’s Grapevine Patio.
Also live entertainment nightly at Texas’ oldest dance hall.
1–31 - Flatonia
PARADE OF QUILTS...
Czech us out! Shop owners display a profusion of heir-loom and
contemporary quilts throughout downtown stores during the
month of March. Flatonia is located at Exit 661on I-10,
between Houston & San Antonio. (361) 865-3920.
5–6 - Washington
TEXAS INDEPENDENCE DAY CELEBRATION...
Come celebrate the 180th anniversary of Texas Independence!
Experience life in the Republic of Texas. Costumed
re-enactors, period craft demonstrations, military encampments
and Texas tunes, 10am-5pm. Washington-on-the-Brazos State
Historic Site. (936) 878-2214.
19 - Burton
TEXAS RANGER DAY…
Enjoy history, re-enactments, cook-off, live music noon-8pm.
Gate charge. Burton Heritage Society, 507 North Railroad
Street. For more in-formation:
25–April 2 - Burton
LA BAHIA ANTIQUE SHOW AT LA BAHIA
8am. During the Round Top Festival, discover a wide variety of
antiques, collectibles, vintage items and porcelain
restoration at the show. Free admission & parking. 290W/237TX.
26 - Flatonia
SPRING MARKET DAY WITH TEXAS INDEPENDENCE
Arts & crafts, jewelry, hand-crafted one of a kind items,
food, drinks, music & more! CHEER on the TIR runners on South
Main St. Downtown Flatonia. (361) 865-3920.
9–10 - Chappell Hill
OFFICIAL BLUEBONNET FEST-IVAL OF
Stroll through this historic town & enjoy 400 juried vendor
booths of home decor, gardening, jewelry, kid’s items, pet
accessories & more. Plus great food, entertainment, music &
fun in the heart of blue-bonnet country. Listed in
Magazine as #7 most popular event! (979) 836-6033 or
2–19 - Brenham
UNITY THEATRE PRESENTS “SCAPINO”…
A madcap modern-day version of Moliere’s classic French
comedy. Unity Theatre, 300 Church Street. Thurs 7:30pm,
Fri/Sat 8pm, Sun 4pm. (979) 830-8358.