2 & 3 - Gruene Historic District/ New Braunfels
30th ANNUAL TOUR DE GRUENE BICYCLE
CLASSIC... Participants enjoy a
leisurely ride through the Texas Hill Country or competitive
time trials with prizes for the best course records.
live music at Gruene Hall in Gruene Historic District.
Call (210) 862-3524 to register.
9 - San Marcos
VETERAN’S DAY CELEBRATION...
community of San Marcos pays tribute to military war heroes
with a parade & celebration through the streets of downtown.
Admission is free and the parade starts at 10:00 am. For more
call (512) 393-5930.
10–11 - Georgetown
17th ANNUAL HILL COUNTRY ARTS & CRAFT
Sat 9am-4pm & Sun 11am-4pm. Over 100
booths of juried artists that hand craft and home make all
their art, perfect for holiday giving. For 15 years, the
crowds have come to enjoy some of the finest shopping in
Central Texas. #2 Texas Drive, Georgetown TX (5 miles west of
I-35 on Williams Drive /FM 2338). For inquiries: (512)
16 - College Station
CELEBRATE THE WORLD AT BRAZOS VALLEY
displays, salsa judging contest, storytelling, international
cuisine, live performances, demonstrations, arts and crafts,
vendors and more. 10am to 5pm. Wolf Pen Creek Park.
16–17 and Dec 7–8 - New Braunfels
www.GRUENEMARKETDAYS.com ... Shop
the exceptional handmade quality of sculptors, potters,
jewelers, unique craftsman and specialty Texas-made foods,
while enjoying live entertainment & 25 specialty stores &
restaurants. Historic Old Gruene. (830) 832-1721.
November 22 - Marble Falls
CHRISTMAS LIGHT-UP PARADE...
This parade is sure to get the entire
family in the holiday spirit! Located on Main Street in
Historic Downtown Marble Falls, the parade begins at 6pm. Then
proceed to the Walkway of Lights, where admission is free and
open nightly till 10pm.
(830) 693-4449 or (877) MF-TEXAS.
23–24 - Brenham
HOLIDAY HOME TOUR & TRUNK SHOW...
Tour historic homes & shop for holiday
gifts. Shopping 11am-5pm; home tours 1pm-4pm both days.
Giddings Stone Mansion, 2203 Century Circle, Brenham.
30 - 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 4:30-7:30 pm. Fanthorp Inn State Historic Site.
1-31 - Marble Falls
HOLIDAY WALKWAY OF LIGHTS...
Arrive early to dine, shop and visit the
Walkway of lights in Lakeside Park. Enjoy the Walkway nightly
from 6pm-10pm through January 1. Admission is FREE!
(830) 693-4449 or (877) MF-TEXAS.
1, 6, 7 - Flatonia
CHRISTMAS IN FLATONIA...Dec 1
- Christmas Village Lighting & Santa; Dec 6 - Wonderful Winter
Wine Walk (5pm-9pm); and Dec 7 - Christmas Market, Santa and
Cookie & Candy Carnival. Civic Center, 9am-4pm. 408 E. N. Main
St. in Flatonia. Exit 661 on I-10.
4–7 - San Marcos
27th SIGHTS AND SOUNDS OF CHRISTMAS...
Get the entire family into the Christmas
spirit by joining in on 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 & enjoy holiday foods. Admission: free
for kids 12 & under; adults $5 nightly. For info: (512)
5 - Cameron
MAGIC OF CHRISTMAS!... Join us for the annual
Christmas Parade & fun on
decorated historic square. Get a snack at food booths, listen
to music, and have your photo taken with Santa. Events start
5:30 pm. Parade at 6:30 pm. What a great way to recapture your
childhood Christmas spirit with lights, music, floats & Santa!
5–22 - Brenham
UNITY THEATRE PRESENTS “NUNCRACKERS:
THE NUNSENSE CHRISTMAS MUSICAL...
This up-roariously funny sequel is about nuns taping their
first cable “TV special” in their convent basement. It stars
nuns we know, all new songs and a spoof of Tchaikovsky’s
“Nutcracker Ballet”. Unity Theatre, 300 Church St. For
or call (979) 830-8358.
6 - Brenham
CHRISTMAS STROLL & LIGHTED
PARADE... Enjoy spiced tea or hot
cider, entertainment and holiday shopping as you stroll the
beautifully-lighted streets of Historic Downtown Brenham. The
lighted parade brings Santa to the Square at 6pm. It’s fun for
the entire family! Free admission/free parking. 1-888-Brenham.
7 - 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. There are
also pictures with Santa and the lighted holiday parade at
dusk. 9am-3pm. Only 19 miles east of Austin on Hwy 290. (512)
7–8 - Austin
VIOLET CROWN ARTS FESTIVAL...
Heralding the holiday season, this Arts Fest is a popular
neighborhood event held in Triangle Park, 722 W. 46th Street.
Featuring 100 artists and artisans, plus local musicians
performing live 10am-5pm. Free admission. Proceeds help
support Violet Crown Community Works.
7–8 - New Braunfels
GRUENE CHRISTMAS MARKET & FESTIVAL... Enjoy 100 fine
artist & craft vendors, 25 specialty shops & restaurants in
Gruene’s Historic District. Photos with Cow-boy Kringle, live
music, entertainment & the Town Lighting Ceremony at 6pm
12–14 & Dec 19–21 - 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
hayride, see a nativity and sit on Santa’s lap! 6pm-9pm. CRRC
Recreation Center, 125 Mabel Jones Dr., Canyon Lake, TX.
14 - 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.
13–14 - Brenham
BRENHAM CHILDREN’S CHORUS CHRISTMAS CONCERT...
Chorus for Christmas music that lifts your spirits and gets
you in the Christmas mood, even if your name is Scrooge.
O’Donnell Performing Arts Ctr, Blinn College. (979) 277-6540.
14 - Chappell Hill
CHAPPELL HILL HOLIDAY HOME TOUR...
Tour beautiful country homes, churches
and historic sites decorated for the holidays in the quaint
country hills & town of Chappell Hill. Maps & tickets: $12
advance or $15 on day of the event. 1-888-273-6426.
14 - Winedale
CHRISTMAS IN WINEDALE...
19th-century folklife demonstrations, stage-coach rides,
historic homes decorated as they would have been in the
mid-1800s, farm animals, storytellers, children’s crafts,
musical entertainment, and a family-friendly event. FREE.
12-4pm. Winedale Historical Complex, 3738 FM-2718, Round Top.
14 - Round Top
TCHAIKOVSKY’S NUTCRACKER BALLET...
Presented by the Festival-Institute at Round Top and danced by
children for children of any age! Performance begins at 4pm.
Call for tickets & information: (979) 249-3129, or visit
18, 2014 – Brenham
Treat yourself, your spouse
& your friends to a fun afternoon and evening of sipping wine
& swirling through historic Downtown from 3pm-7pm. For a small
fee, attendees receive 20 tickets for tasty wine samplings and
a collectible wine glass. For details or to order tickets,
call (979) 337-7384, or visit
13 – March 2 - Brenham
UNITY THEATRE PRESENTS “ALMOST, MAINE”...
All is not what it seems in the remote,
mythical town of Almost, Maine. Residents are falling in and
out of love in unexpected and hilarious ways. Hearts are
broken, but all heal—almost—in this delightful midwinter
night’s dream. Downtown’s Unity Theatre. Thur 7:30pm, Fri/Sat
8pm, Sun 4pm. Tickets: (979) 830-8358.
1–2 - Washington
TEXAS INDEPENDENCE DAY CELEBRATION...
A free two-day historic celebration!
Come celebrate the 177th 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
1–31 - Flatonia
PARADE OF QUILTS...
us out! Shop owners display a profusion of heirloom &
contemporary quilts throughout downtown stores during March.
Flatonia is located at Exit 661on I-10, between San Antonio &
8, 2014 - Marble Falls
Over 100 food and craft vendors with a
variety of items from the Hill Country will be on Main Street
from 9am-4pm. Bring the entire family, and enjoy the day!
14-16, 2014 - Marble Falls
TEXAS HIGH SCHOOL BASS FISHING
Hundreds of high school anglers cover Lake Marble Falls and
Lake LBJ for the State Championship in hopes of hooking the
big one. Join us in supporting the young anglers at the Lake
LBJ Yacht Club and Marina.
28–April 5 - Burton
29 - Flatonia
LA BAHIA ANTIQUE SHOW AT LA BAHIA HALL...
This show during the Round Top Festival
offers 80+ dealers with a wide variety of antiques,
collectibles, vintage items & porcelain restoration. Country
cooking all day. Free adm./parking. 8am. LaBahia Hall,
290W/237Tx., Burton, TX. (979) 289-2684.
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. (361) 865-3920.