Hill Country Current
www.hillcountrycurrent.com
The Texas Hill Country, sun splashed hills rolling into the distance, is home to historic towns bursting with character, personalities, and great things to do. Looking for a fun weekend with festivals, fairs, shopping, food, sightseeing, and more? The Hill Country Current is full of articles, advertising and special events.
830-598-6740 • Fax 830-833-4246 • • P.O. Box 429, 714 4th St. #102, Blanco, TX 78606
Hill Country Current
 
 
December 1, 2012 Events
Viewing events: December 1, 2012 X
Event Categories
Arts (1)
Beer (1)
Market (8)
Music (8)
Rodeos (1)
Sports (1)
Cities
Welcome to the Hill Country Current's Events Calendar. We strive to collect events from all over the region to be included in our publication and on our website. If you'd like to see an event added to our calendar, or see an event that needs to be updated, contact us today.

Submit an event or update

Jump to a city:
π
Saturdays
March-December, 1pm-4pm. Bandera County Courthouse, 500 Main Street, Western display and strolling musicians. Sponsored by the Frontier Times Museum's Living History Project.
Fees/Admission Free.
Website
π
Saturdays
5am-8pm. Flying L Guest Ranch. Family fun & entertainment. Bar-B-Q chuck wagon dinner, wagon rides, roping lessons, and cowboy stage show.
Fees/Admission $25.
Contacts 800-292-5134.
Website
π
Saturdays
April-October. 8am-11am. Every Saturday in front of Sid's Bar B Que on Main Street.
π
April 7, 2012; May 5, 2012; June 2, 2012; July 7, 2012; August 4, 2012; September 1, 2012; October 6, 2012; November 3, 2012; December 1, 2012
On the courthouse lawn, 500 Main Street. Sponsored by Bandera Business Association. Open to individual artists and craftsmen presenting original works and to farmers selling produce.
Contacts 830-796-4447.
Website
π
November 23, 2012-January 2, 2013
Take a stroll through the path of lights and Christmas scenery in Bindseil Park, 300 Pecan St., as you go through Christmas in Blanco's Trail of Lights.
Contacts 830-833-5101.
Website
π
Saturdays
Solo jazz piano every Saturday evening at the Uptown Blanco Restaurant, 317 Main St., 6:30pm-9:30pm. Larry Natwick performs selections from the Great American Songbook. Repertoire includes compositions by Duke Ellington, George Gershwin, Bill Evans, Thelonious Monk.
Contacts 830-833-1579.
Website
π
December 1, 2012
6pm. 19151 Hwy 281 N. Buggy Barn Museum and Carriage Hills Ranch invite you and your family for an evening of chuck wagon food and a Christmas concert.
Fees/Admission Purchase museum admission and meals.
Contacts 830-833-5708, 210-862-1132.
Website
π
December 1, 2012
Bindseil Park, 300 Pecan St. Surprise event sponsored by Blanco National Bank.
Contacts 830-833-4538.
Website
π
July 21, 2012; August 4, 2012; September 1, 2012; October 6, 2012; November 3, 2012; December 1, 2012
Every 1st Saturday. Noon-3pm. Visit Buggy Barn Museum, 19151 Hwy 281 N., for noted knife thrower Mike "Alamo" Bainton, plus see the bowie knife collection, have a chuck wagon meal, enjoy Western music and entertainment, and have carriage rides.
Fees/Admission Meal by donations. $5 museum admission.
Contacts 830-833-5708, 210-862-1132.
Website
π
December 1, 2012
6pm-9pm. Enjoy the sights and sounds and twinkling lights of the annual Weihnachts (Christmas) Parade as it meanders down Main Street in Boerne.
Contacts 830-248-1543.
π
December 1-2, 2012
10am-5pm. Kendall County Fairgrounds, 1307 River Rd. Three buildings of vendors featuring 100% handmade, handcrafted, homemade merchandise. Bake sale, food and drink concessions, scheduled visits from Santa, photos with Santa, children's activities, carolers, shopping & Gift ideas for all ages, door prizes, a holiday festive atmosphere and complementary holiday spiced tea.
Fees/Admission $3 for adults, children 12 & under free. Free parking.
Contacts 830-249-2541.
Website
π
Saturdays
9am. A great place to buy home grown fruits and vegetables. Under the Austin Ave & Brady Ave overpass.
Contacts 325-646-1422.
π
December 1, 2012
8am-11:30am. Southside Church, 1219 Indian Creek. Come enjoy a hot breakfast and visit with Santa Claus.
Fees/Admission Adults $10, children (4-12) $5, children (3 & under) free. Tickets may be purchased at Southside Church. Limited seats are available.
Contacts 325-646-0844.
Website
π
December 1, 2012
After the fireworks gather at the Catfish Barge on CR 301 on Inks Lake. Parade begins 5:37pm. 6:17pm, bridge lighting and fireworks. 6:51pm, gather at Catfish Barge for food.
Contacts RSVP to 512-793-2811.
π
December 1-2, 2012
10am-dusk both days. 121 Main St. 33rd annual holiday kick-off celebration at City Park. Parade, carnival, live music, food, crafts, antiques and collectibles for sell.
Fees/Admission Free.
Contacts 512-422-7863.
Website
π
December 1, 2012
8am-noon. Bnefit for the Bulverde Food Pantry. Tejas Rodeo, 401 Obst Rd..
Fees/Admission Runners/walkers pay an entry fee. There is no admission fee for spectators. All proceeds to benefit the Bulverde Food Pantry.
Contacts 830-438-4285, .
π
Saturdays
10am-noon. Inks Lake State Park, 3630 Park Rd. 4. Come hike with us every Saturday as we learn about the geology and cool rock formatuioons at various places in the park.
Fees/Admission $3 per person. Pre-register.
Contacts 512-793-2223.
π
Saturdays
9am-1pm. Burnet County Courthouse Square.
Contacts 512-756-0834.
Website
π
Saturdays
8am-10am. Inks Lake State Park, 3630 Park Rd 4. Join us for a bird watching boat tour. Enjoy a light breakfast as we tool around the lake in our electric boat looking for feathered friends.
Fees/Admission $20 adults, $16 pass holders, $16 seniors and children. Pre-registration required.
Contacts 512-793-2223.
π
Saturdays
9am-2pm. Alsace Tan & Salon, 503 US Highway 90 W. Featuring fresh locally grown vegetables and fruit both organic and farm grown. Don't miss the blackberries and blueberries!
Contacts 830-538-9141.
π
Saturdays
10am-2pm. High & 7th Streets. Fruits, veggies, crafts, homebaked breads, knife sharpener, more.
Contacts 830-997-1916.
π
Saturdays
8am-noon (or sold out). 427 Main at Highway 27 and Broadway. CAFM is one of the oldest Farmers Market in Texas. A must do every Saturday morning.
Contacts 830-995-3368, 210-422-4869.
Website
π
December 1, 2012; December 7-8, 2012; December 14-15, 2012; December 21-22, 2012
6pm-8:30pm. Muleshoe Farm and Ranch Trust, 302 Hwy 87. Children young and old welcomed children to visit with "Santa Claus" or "Der Weihachtsmann," the German version in his Texas workshop. (more)
Fees/Admission Free (donations accepted).
Contacts 210-499-4080.
π
Mondays, Saturdays
Mon., 3pm-6pm. Sat., 10am-2pm. VFW 1506 parking lot, 1506 Veterans Ave..
π
November 29, 2012-December 2, 2012; December 6-9, 2012
Hill Country Community Theatre, 4003 FM 2147 West. By Walton Jones, David Wihl, and Faye Greenberg. Just in time for the holidays comes the long-awaited sequel to The 1940s Radio Hour. It's Christmas Eve 1943 and the Feddington Players are on the air. Join them live as they present their annual Christmas program. Step back in time, once again, to the golden age of radio as this show sings its way into your heart. Songs include A Coconut Christmas, That Cute Little Elf, and swing arrangements of many holiday standards.
Contacts 830-798-8944.
Website
π
December 1, 2012
10am-4pm. Along Mercer Street. Arts and crafts festival, live music, children's activities, food vendors, Santa Claus and pictures 10am-noon & 1pm-2pm. Hill Country Holiday Gift Tour. YMCA For for Change 5K Run, 8am-10am. Lighting of the Lions' Christmas Tree at the Triangle at 6:15pm.
Fees/Admission Free.
π
December 1-2, 2012
Sat. 10am-5pm. Sun. Noon-4pm. Hosted by Dripping Springs Lion’s Club. 2nd annual. Dripping Springs area merchants welcome visitors with an open house and gift tour during the peak of the holiday gift shopping season. Enjoy refreshments at each stop on the tour which begins downtown during “Christmas on Mercer Street.” This is the perfect event for a day spent with friends and family members, clubs and church groups. (more)
Fees/Admission Purchase a $25 ticket to participate in the Gift Tour and receive a festive holiday container with a map to all participating stores. At each store, you will receive a special free gift to fill your container and enjoy refreshments while shopping. At the end of the tour, your festive box will be filled to the brim with holiday gifts to keep or to give! Pre-registration through November 27. Tickets are limited to the first 100 purchasers. Any remaining tickets may be purchased at the door on Sat., Dec. 1, for $35.
Contacts 512-394-9222.
π
December 2-4, 2011; December 9-11, 2011; December 16-18, 2011; November 30, 2012-December 16, 2012
Includes 22 wineries in the Texas Hill Country.
Contacts 512-914-5561, 866-621-9463.
Website
π
December 1, 2012
Noon-6pm. Seven unique, never before toured Fredericksburg area homes all decorated for the Holidays. A booklet with the tour map and full description of each home is given to each Holiday Home Tour participant.
Fees/Admission Tickets $25.
Contacts 830-990-8441.
Website
π
December 1, 2012
And Santa!
Contacts 325-648-3619.
Website
π
December 1, 2012
Contacts 254-796-4620.
Website
π
November 23, 2012-January 1, 2013
The Blanco County Courthouse, in Johnson City, glows with 100,000+ lights for a full month of holiday splendor. Also featured are a one million light display at the PEC headquarters on Avenue F, Christmas in the Park and light displays throughout the community. Each weekend, the Garden Club fills the Courthouse with Christmas ornaments and holiday crafts for purchase.
Fees/Admission Free.
Contacts 830-868-7684.
Website
π
Saturdays, Sundays
Pecan Street Brewing, 106 E. Pecan Dr. Enjoy good food, hand-crafted beers, and live music on weekends. Entertainment and menu details online.
Contacts 830-868-2500.
Website
π
November 17, 2012-January 1, 2013
Nightly Mon.-Thu. 6pm-10pm and Fri. & Sat. 6pm-Midnight. 1685 N US Hwy 281 (1 mile north of Johnson City). More than half a million lights illuminate this Drive Thru Christmas Light Display nightly. Bring your family and experience it this year! From the 25' tall tree of light, and the Holidazzle Dancing Light show, to the drive thru tunnel of light, this display is sure to fill you with the Christmas Spirit. Enjoy the lights from the warmth of your car as you listen to our very own radio station that plays non-stop Christmas music, 101.7 FM The STAR. Back by popular demand this year "The One Silent Night" Live Nativity on Dec. 7 & 8.
Fees/Admission Free.
Contacts 830-992-7646.
Website
π
December 1, 2012
9am. 29th annual. Blanco County Courthouse. Arrive early for social time with coffee and donuts. The Bikers Toy Run heads west and swings through Fredericksburg, then up Hwy 16 north through Llano to the small town of Cherokee, picking up bikers along the way. With Santa and a sleigh full of wrapped presents purchased through donations and proceeds from the Johnson City Pig Roast, the children of the Cherokee Home will be wide-eyed and smiling as Christmas joy is delivered and the motorcycle enthusiasts share a meal with the children and spend the afternoon with them to make their day special. Event open to all. Motorcycle encouraged.
Fees/Admission Free.
Contacts 830-868-4007, 830-868-7693.
Website
π
November 24, 2012; December 1, 2012; December 15, 2012
6pm-9pm. National Park Rangers will provide an open house and relive a 1920’s small town Christmas celebration in this decked out historic home located on Elm Street, one block south of Hwy 290 (Main Street) in Johnson City. Free. Complemented by stunning lighting display at the PEC, across the street.
Contacts 830-868-7128, ext. 244.
Website
π
November 23-25, 2012; December 1-2, 2012; December 8-9, 2012; December 15-16, 2012; December 22-23, 2012; December 29-30, 2012
6pm-9pm. Courthouse lobby. Garden Club's Christmas ornaments, crafts, post cards, bird houses, bumper stickers and local cook books. Proceeds support local non-profit organizations.
Contacts 830-868-7010.
π
November 8, 2012-December 8, 2012
Tues.-Sat., 10am-4pm. Sun., 1pm-4pm. KACC Kerr Arts and Cultural Center. Unique, custom crafted furniture by prize winning Texas furniture makers.
Contacts 830-895-2911.
Website
π
December 1, 2012
9am registration check-in. 10am show start. Chamber office, 2743 W Ranch Road 1431. Ages 0 to 48 months. Wear something Christmas themed. Children will be judged on cuteness, personality, and behavior.
Fees/Admission $5 made payable to Kingsland Chamber of Commerce ($10 after November 23). Discount available for families with more than one entry considered immediate family member. Preregistration required.
Contacts 325-388-9382, 830-613-9368.
Website
π
December 1, 2012
10am-4pm. Chamber of Commerce grounds, 2743 RR 1431. Kingsland collectible Christmas ornaments. Holiday music, entertainment, fish fry, turkey legs, hot chocolate, coffee, marshmallow roasting, s'mores, cookie decorating contest, bungee jump, climbing wall, and more.
Contacts 325-388-6211.
Website
π
December 1, 2012
10am-4pm. Lago Vista Elementary School, 20311 Dawn Dr. 40+ craft vendors with everything from jewelry, clothes, candles, home goods & more. Our kids will have young entrepreneur craft booths too! Get in the spirit of Christmas while listening to local musical talent singing your holiday favorites. Be enchanted with carolers strolling through the show. Bring your kids for children's holiday games, festive activities and bounce fun. Food vendors and delicious seasonal favorites like funnel cake! This is a fundraising event to help us better our playground and classrooms.
Fees/Admission Free.
Contacts 512-267-3588, .
π
November 23, 2012-December 31, 2012
6pm-10pm. Badu Park. Christmas lights strung along the Llano River glow each night for families to enjoy. Come stroll with us! Llano reflects upon the season and thousands of beautiful, colorful Christmas lights along the river. Come join us each night for a walk through the lighted archway that begins with hot chocolate and ends with Santa!
Contacts 325-247-5354.
Website
π
December 1, 2012
Christmas Home Tour, Market on the Square, and Lighted Christmas Parade. Downtown Llano. 10am-8pm. Vendors around the Courthouse Square, a driving tour of some of Llano's most beautifully decorated homes, and our lighted Christmas parade through our historic downtown. The first Saturday of December promises to prepare you well for Christmas in Llano! Come shop at the Courthouse Square for special homemade and boutique items, goodies for stockings, jewelry, and arts & crafts galore! After lunch on the square, grab a map for the Home Tour from the Women's Culture Club and marvel at the beautiful and unique decorations of some of Llano's most talked-about homes. Since you are in town anyway, stick around until dark for our lighted Christmas parade.
Contacts 325-247-5354.
Website
π
November 16, 2012-January 1, 2013
More than 2 million lights transform Lakeside Park into a holiday wonderland. Open 6-10 p.m. (weather permitting).
Contacts 830-693-4449.
Website
π
Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays
10am-5pm, Thursday through Saturday. 905 Third St. Group tours available by appointment.
Contacts 830-798-2157.
Website
π
November 8, 2012; November 9, 2012; November 10, 2012; November 15, 2012; November 16, 2012; November 17, 2012; November 23, 2012; November 24, 2012; November 29, 2012; November 30, 2012; December 1, 2012
900 FM 1431. Jan. 3-5, Billy Bahama & Renee. Nov. 9, Amber Lucille. Nov. 10, Jenna McDaniel. Nov. 16 & Dec. 1, Jayce Johnson. Nov. 17 & 29, Wake Eastman. Nov. 23, Danny Brooks. Nov. 24, Jamie Hanks & Jodie Proctor.
Contacts 830-693-2245.
Website
π
Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays
6pm-9pm. Reopens upon the return of the bats.
Contacts 325-347-5970. 512-263-8878.
Website
π
November 30, 2012-December 1, 2012
Eckert Civic Center, 1024 McKinley.
Contacts 347-475-3253.
Website
π
Saturdays
9am. Every Saturday in Medina.
Contacts 830-796-8337.
π
November 1, 2012-December 30, 2012
See 1.5 million lights. Christmas Light Park. 1 mile south of exit 199 on I-35.
Contacts 830-743-1293.
Website
π
Saturdays
Open every Saturday, rain or shine, 9am to 1pm. 148 S. Castell Ave. 50 plus vendors featuring locally grown fresh produce, cheeses, meats, jams and jellies, flowers, art and much, much more! Enjoy live music and onsite chef demonstrations. “Yoga at the Market” – Every Saturday, free yoga classes on-site. 9am for the experienced student, 10am for first timers and beginners. Bring a mat, water bottle and towel.
Contacts 830-629-2223.
Website
π
November 30, 2012-December 9, 2012
Seekatz Opera House, 265 W. San Antonio St. New Braunfels Theatre Company presents "A Christmas Survival," a Christmas musical production.
Website
π
February 4, 2012; March 3, 2012; April 7, 2012; May 5, 2012; June 2, 2012; July 7, 2012; August 4, 2012; September 1, 2012; October 6, 2012; November 3, 2012; December 1, 2012
3pm-4:30pm. 602 Creek #103 (at Walnut). Kids 6-11 years old to gather and learn basic decorating skills on cake, cupcakes, cookies and other sweet treats with themes corresponding to the next holiday or season!
Fees/Admission $60 yearly membership fee.
Contacts 830-608-0888.
π
Saturdays, Sundays
24814 Hamilton Pool Road. Tours are every Saturday and Sunday 10am, noon, 2pm, and 4pm.
Fees/Admission Open to the public.
Contacts 830-825-3442.
Website
π
November 28, 2012-December 1, 2012
5pm-11pm. San Marcos Plaza Park, 202 N. CM Allen Pkwy. Town of Bethlehem, carnival, free Santa photos, food court, live performance stages, arts & crafts.
Fees/Admission Kids 12 and under free. $4 nightly admission. 4-day wristband $6.
Contacts 512-393-8400, .
Website
π
December 1, 2012
9am. San Marcos Plaza Park, 202 N. CM Allen Pkwy.
Fees/Admission Register online.
Contacts 512-393-8400, .
Website
π
January 7, 2012; February 4, 2012; March 3, 2012; April 7, 2012; May 5, 2012; June 2, 2012; July 7, 2012; August 4, 2012; September 1, 2012; October 6, 2012; November 3, 2012; December 1, 2012
8am-2pm. San Saba Civic Center, 104 South Water St. Sponsored by the City of San Saba. First Saturday of each month. Vendors from across central Texas provide a shopping experience filled with antiques and collectibles, furniture, home decor, arts and crafts, jewelry, tools, produce, and much more. Make plans to visit historic San Saba.
Contacts 325-372-8291.
Website
π
December 1, 2012
1pm-5pm. Features sites ranging from 1840 to 1920 with docents in attendance to greet you at each home. Tickets for the self-guided tour are available at Cascades Gift Shop, Gift & Gourmet, Keepers and the Seguin Chamber office.
Fees/Admission Tickets $10.
Contacts 830-401-0810.
Website
π
November 24, 2012-December 31, 2012
Sun-Thur 6pm-9pm. Fri-Sat 6pm-10pm. Stroll along a walking trail through 8 acres of lighted displays decorated by more than 100 local businesses, community groups and families. Enjoy complimentary hot chocolate and live entertainment (weather permitting). Visit website for schedule.
Location
EmilyAnn Theatre and Garden
Contacts 512-847-6969.
Website
π
Saturdays
Wimberley Valley Watershed Association offers tours every Saturday at 10am (except holidays). 221 Woodacre Drive.
Fees/Admission Free. Donations welcome.
Contacts 512-722-3390.
π
Saturdays
Old Oaks Ranch, 601 Old Oaks Ranch Rd. Every Saturday at 11am and 1pm, the ranch will be offering ranch tours to see the alpacas, sculptures, and fibers.
Contacts 512-847-8784.
Website
π
Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays during November 9, 2012-December 2, 2012
Fri & Sat, 8pm. Sun, 2:30pm. Wimberley Playhouse, 450 Old Kyle Road. Auther talk-back Nov. 7 at 8pm. Written by Del Shores. Directed by Aaron Johnson. For mature audiences, contains strong language and adult situations.
Fees/Admission Reserved seats $18. Opening night $20 with reception. Students $10 with ID.
Contacts 512-847-0575.
Website
π
December 1, 2012
Registration 8am. 5K run and 2K walk on the Blue Hole Regional Park Hike and Bike Trail. Start at Deer Creek of Wimberley, 555 RM 3237. Proceeds go to Wimberley Crisis Breadbasket.
Contacts 512-847-5540.
π
January 7, 2012; February 4, 2012; March 3, 2012; April 7, 2012; May 5, 2012; June 2, 2012; July 7, 2012; August 4, 2012; September 1, 2012; October 6, 2012; November 3, 2012; December 1, 2012
Cypress Creek Reserve, 1400 Jacobs Well Rd. Every Market Day Saturday. Tour times are 1pm, 3pm, 5pm. All other days by appointment.
Fees/Admission $5 per person (includes free tasting).
Contacts 512-847-6874.
Website
The Texas Hill Country, sun splashed hills rolling into the distance, is home to historic towns bursting with character, personalities, and great things to do.
Looking for a fun weekend with festivals, fairs, shopping, food, sightseeing, and more? The Hill Country Current is full of articles, advertising and special events.
© 2014 Hill Country Current
Phone 830-598-6740 • Fax 830-833-4246
P.O. Box 429, 714 4th St. #102, Blanco, TX 78606-0429
Partners
Hill Country Current is a partner with Hill Country Texas.