While there are always countless events to enjoy within the greater Austin area, there are also some great options just a short drive away. Head out for a day trip, or spend the whole weekend, at one of these six Hill Country holiday events:
Hill Country Holiday Events
Marble Falls’ Walkway of Lights
November 17 to January 1
Located just a short drive from Georgetown is Marble Falls’ Walkway of Lights. Gaze upon more than two million dazzling lights at Lakeside Park on the Colorado River. At the conclusion of the 30-minute, on average, trail, visitors can snap pictures with Santa. However, be aware Santa is only available on weekends and holidays.
Johnson City’s Lights Spectacular
November 24 to January 1
Head out to the home of president LBJ and enjoy a dazzling light display of more than one million LED lights adorning the local landmarks. But, that’s not it. Each weekend also offers other holiday fun – chuck wagon food court, living nativity performances and carriage rides.
Wimberley’s Holiday Trail of Lights
November 25 to December 28
Spanning eight acres, Wimberley’s Trail of Lights is truly a light display to behold. Enjoy more than 100 light displays, holiday concessions and quality time with the family at this free event (donations appreciated).
Boerne’s Christmas Light Fest
Thanksgiving to New Year’s Eve
View the lights of the season from the comfort of your car at Boerne’s drive-thru Christmas Light Fest. Cost of admission is $27 per vehicle. Holiday festivities continue at Santa’s Village, with holiday refreshments, and $15 hayrides, cruising through two miles of more than two million lights.
Burnet’s Main Street Bethlehem
December 1-3 & 8-10
Travel back in time to the ancient city of Bethlehem at Burnet’s Annual Main Street Bethlehem event. At this old-time holiday affair, you’ll wander along the narrow streets of Bethlehem and experience a busy marketplace, Roman soldiers, beggars, livestock and the cave where Mary and Joseph have taken shelter.
New Braunfels’ Wassailfest
Toast to the holiday season with a glass of wassail, hot mulled cider, at New Braunfels’ Wassailfest. On Thursday, December 7 from 6 to 9 p.m. you and your loved ones can enjoy free samples of the event’s namesake, wassail, plus food, music, shopping and holiday lights. Sip on one of the signature drinks of the season while shopping for this year’s holiday gifts.
Grab your family or significant other and enjoy all the season has to offer at these Hill Country holiday events!
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