1 - Port Isabel
22nd ANNUAL WORLD’S CHAMPIONSHIP SHRIMP
Sunday. Awards in both professional AND amateur divisions,
with contestants from both sides of the border. Also in
conjunction, a Folk Art Festival and Mini Carnival with
all types of arts & crafts for sale & fun for all. (800)
7 - George West
27th ANNUAL GEORGE WEST STORYFEST...
“The Storytelling Capital of Texas” presents tall tales,
cowboy poetry, Texas State Liars’ Contest, classic car show,
folklore & ghost stories, live music, living history, arts &
crafts, children’s activities, 5K race & 1-mile fun walk at
the Courthouse Square. (361) 449-2481.
7 - Angleton
AUSTIN TOWN HISTORICAL RE-ENACTMENT...
Celebrating the lives of those pioneers who settled Colonial
Texas. The fictitious “Austin Town” features interpreters,
period craft demonstrators, sutlers, militia drill units,
historical re-enactments, and period games. Presented by
Brazoria County Historical Museum. In its 19th year!
7 - San Felipe
The San Felipe de Austin State Historic Site presents a
birthday celebration for Stephen F. Austin, “The Father of
Texas”. Enjoy heritage programs, reenactments, entertainment &
food. 9am-5pm. Call for more information: (979) 885-2181 or
7 - Devine
55th ANNUAL FALL FESTIVAL & AVACADO SHOWCASE...
Wonderful hometown festivities include a Fall Fest Parade
(10am), Avocado Cooking Contest, Avocado Seed Spitting
contest, arts & crafts & food booths, Kid’s coloring con-test,
Scarecrow contest & free evening street dance. Great
entertainment all day, 11:30-midnight, including Billy & the
Bailouts, Chris Salinas, Matt Hawke, and Jeremy Richards. For
details: (830) 663-2739.
20-21 - Hondo
CHRISTMAS IN GOD’S COUNTRY...
Bring your family, friends & Christmas money to do your
holiday shopping in Hondo. Have a funnel cake while you browse
hand-made items, see Santa & watch a parade. Also enjoy the
Christmas Tree Lighting, free hands-on kid’s activities &
interactive historical museum exhibits. You may even see a
snowflake or two. Fri 5pm-8pm; Sat 9am-9pm. (830) 426-3037.
26 - Houston
66th H-E-B THANKSGIVING DAY PARADE...
Crowds line the streets of Downtown Houston to experience
fantastic floats, high-flying hot air balloons, marching
bands, cheerleaders, live entertainment & celebrity guests,
starting at 9am.
28 - Hallettsville
FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS & PARADE...
Saturday. An “elegantly awesome” lighting extravaganza
illuminates Lavaca County’s Courthouse and features a Lighted
Christmas Parade highlighting the luminescent evening. Visit
with Santa & Mrs. Claus, and browse Market Days booths
featuring arts/crafts & food. Enjoy Saturday & Sunday’s “live”
3–5 - Seguin
HOLIDAY SIP ‘N STROLL...
Enjoy a North Pole Stroll on the Square to shop and sample
cocoa at each participating shop, plus a festive lighted
parade on Town Square, photos with Santa, Christmas music,
carriage rides, Heritage Tour of Homes, trolley shuttle, and
much more! (830) 401-0810.
4–5 - Sealy
FANTASY OF LIGHTS FESTIVAL...
Enjoy a Live Snowfall (3pm), Kid’s Fantasy, Santa Claus in the
Gazebo, games, BBQ cook-off, vendors, bean-bag and Youth
Girls’ softball tournaments, all-day live entertainment, and
ending with a SPECTACULAR EVENING LIGHTED PARADE (6pm). Levine
Family Park on Main St. For more info: (877) 558-7245.
5 - Port Isabel
28th ANNUAL CHRISTMAS LIGHTED BOAT
This spectacular lighted boat parade can be viewed bayside
Saturday evening as floating, decorated vessels dazzle
onlookers. All sizes and types of boats take part in this
annual illuminations extravaganza – even kayaks!
5 - McAllen
ANNUAL CANDLELIGHT CHRISTMAS POSADA...
Experience the true spirit of the holidays at this tradition
Mexican Posada, parade, luminaries, live nativity & caroling
downtown on the square. Enjoy a host of costumed participants,
events, lighting displays and music.
(956) 682-2871 or (877) 622-5536.
5–6 - Cypress
20th ANNUAL CY-FAIR FFA COUNTRY CHRISTMAS
Held at the Cy-Fair Exhibit Center, 11206 Telge Road, off Hwy
290. Sat., Dec.
5th 9am-5pm and Sun, Dec. 6th 10am-4pm.
160 indoor exhibitor spaces (10x10) at $110 and 20
outdoor spaces at $100.
Please visit the vendor page at
5–6 - Cypress
CY-FAIR FFA COUNTRY CHRISTMAS CRAFT SHOW…
A wide array of original hand-crafted artworks. 11206 Telge
Road, off Hwy 290. Sat 9am-5pm, Sun 10am-4pm. 160 indoor
exhibitor spaces (10x10) at $110 and 20 outdoor at $100.
Cy-Fair Exhibit Center.
5 & December 11–12 - Gonzales
PIONEER VILLAGE LIVING
HISTORY CENTER - “STARS IN THE VILLAGE”...
Visit homes dressed in Christmas finery of yesteryear, watch
craftsmen demonstrate pioneer skills, taste good foods, and
listen to wonderful music. Gates open 6am-5pm. One mile north
of courthouse on Bus-183N. (830) 672-2157.
11–13 - Tomball
8th ANNUAL GERMAN CHRISTMAS MARKET...
Shop 175 vendors for holiday decor, food & gifts at this
open-air street festival with three tented stages of live
performances, German Santa, biergartens, food, Kinderfest,
carnival, hayride, arts/crafts, and German & Texas music. Free
admission. Old Town near Depot Plaza. (281) 379-6844.
9, 2016 - Port Isabel
32nd ANNUAL PORT ISABEL “LONGEST
CAUSEWAY RUN AND FITNESS WALK”....
In its 32nd year, enjoy 10K certified run, #TX15006WG and
3-mile fitness walk. Over 4,800 participants. Call Chamber of
Commerce for info and applications. (800) 527-6102.
6, 2016 - Rockport
ROCKPORT CLAY EXPO...
The Bountiful Bowl Pottery Fair features 35 potters & great
food at the High School Commons. Rockport Center for the Arts,
merchants and galleries feature clay art in the Historical
District. (361) 729-5352.
25–28 - Port Aransas
20th ANNUAL CELEBRATION OF WHOOPING
year-round birder’s paradise! This annual festival features
guided bus and boat tours, world-renowned speakers,
demonstrations, a nature arts and crafts show, art classes,
and more. (361) 749-5919.
4–13 - Eagle Pass
INTERNATIONAL FRIENDSHIP FESTIVAL...
This celebrated border festival presents carnival rides at
Shelby Park, sporting events, downtown parade, Noches
Mexicanas with live entertainment and a variety of food &
other booths at Shelby Park. Toll-free 1-888-355-3224.