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CENTRAL TEXAS EVENTS
HOLIDAY  2018-2019

NOVEMBER

  November 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. www.birthplaceoftexas.com.

  November 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 www.Blackwoodland.org/Hoedown.

  November 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 www.giddingsstonemansion.com. For tea tickets, call (888) 836-7237.

  November 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: www.austincelticfestival.com  or austincelticfestival@gmail.com.

  November 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. www.GrueneTexas.com or www.GrueneMarketDays.com.

  November 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.

  November 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. www.comfortchamber.com. (830) 995-3131.

  November 28December 2 - Brenham
UNITY THEATRE PRESENTS "THE BEST CHRISTMAS PAGEANT EVER"...
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. www.unitybrenham.org. Tickets@UnityBrenham.org.

  November 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. www.FlatoniaChamber.com.

  November 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. 1-888-Brenham. www.downtownbrenham.com .

DECEMBER

  December 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. www.elgintx.com. (512) 285-4515.

  December 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. www.cameron-tx.com. (254) 697-4979.

  December 8 - Washington
CANDLELIGHT CHRISTMAS...
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 visit www.whereTexasbecameTexas.org.

  December 27–28 - Cameron
CAMERON CHAMBER CHRISTMAS BASKETBALL CLASSIC...
  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: www.cameron-tx.com. (254) 697-4979.

JANUARY

 

  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 District/New Braunfels
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.
www.GrapevineinGruene.com. (830) 606-0093.

  January 19, 2019 - Brenham
UPTOWN SWIRL...
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. Or visit www.BrenhamUptownSwirl.com.

  January 31February 17 - Brenham
UNITY THEATRE PRESENTS "CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF"...
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. www.unitybrenham.org. Call for tickets: (979) 830-8358.

MARCH

  March 23 - Washington
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. www.birthplaceoftexas.com. (936) 878-2214.

  March 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. www.unitybrenham.org.

  March 29April 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. www.labahiaantiques.com. 

 

 

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