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December 7, 2012 Events
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December 7-8, 2012
Dec 7, 5pm-9pm. Dec 8, 10am-4pm. Bandera United Methodist Church.
Contacts 830-796-3849.
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December 7, 2012
11:30am-1:30pm. Kick off the holiday season by sampling the delicious offerings created by members of St. Christopher's Episcopal Church, 403 State Hwy 173 N. Holiday decorative items & gifts will be available.
Fees/Admission $10 donation.
Contacts 830-460-8583.
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December 7, 2012
4:30pm-9pm. Begin the evening in front of the Courthouse with Children's choirs and a Living Nativity followed by an evening of strolling luminaria lit streets filled with carolers, musicians, cowboys and shoppers.
Contacts 830-796-4447.
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December 6-9, 2012
Downtown Bastrop shops open to 8pm.
Contacts 512-303-0558.
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December 6-9, 2012
1000 Main St. It’s all distinctly Christmas, distinctly Bastrop: the scent of pine, the sights and sounds of the holidays, reminders of past joys and new memories to warm your heart all year. More than 30 family friendly activities will mark the four-day weekend, all set in one of Texas’ most charming and historic cities, so unique that it has been singled out by the National Trust for Historic Preservation as a “Distinctive Destination.”.
Fees/Admission Free.
Website
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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.
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Fridays
2pm-5pm. Tour at 4pm. 231 San Saba Ct..
Contacts 830-833-2534.
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December 7, 2012; December 9, 2012
Dec. 7, Church of the Hills in Johnson City. Dec. 9, Blanco First Baptist Church. The Blanco County Community Choir, made up of singers from all corners of the county, perform an annual Christmas concert.
Fees/Admission Free.
Contacts 830-833-5164.
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January 6, 2012; February 3, 2012; March 2, 2012; April 6, 2012; May 4, 2012; June 1, 2012; July 6, 2012; August 3, 2012; September 7, 2012; October 5, 2012; November 2, 2012; December 7, 2012
7pm. Cascade Caverns, 226 Cascade Caverns Road. Every month Cascade Caverns hosts an extended nighttime tour using only flashlights in the Cave. The one-and-a-half-hour tour includes a Cascade Caverns LED flashlight and hot dogs (meat and veggie) beforehand.
Fees/Admission $19.95 per person. Call to reserve spot.
Contacts 830-755-8080.
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December 7, 2012
6pm-8pm. Richards Park. Come see the lighting of the park with magical displays and get your picture made with Santa.
Fees/Admission Free.
Contacts 325-597-3491.
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December 7-8, 2012
4pm-8pm. Margaret and Stuart Coleman Depot Complex, 600 E. Depot St. All activities planned will be of little or no cost so that everyone can participate. Activities for the kids, photos with Santa, storytelling, mini skits, Christmas karaoke, yummy food and hot chocolate, and an Amazing Race type contest for ages 18 and up. The Santa's Sleigh 5k will also be taking place again this year as well as the photo contest. Local talent will be showcased and a movie will be shown. The ice skating rink is hightlight attraction.
Contacts 325-646-9535.
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Fridays
6pm-7pm. Inks Lake State Park, 3630 Park Road 4 West. After a brief safety and basic fishing skill instruction, children will get a chance to go fishing with a Park Ranger and a Master Naturalist. This is a catch and release program that introduces fishing to our youngsters. A limited amount of fishing equipment (including poles and bait) is available to check out through the Tackle Loaner Program at the park, or bring your own. Adult supervision is highly recommended.
Contacts 512-793-2223.
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December 7-9, 2012; December 14-16, 2012
6pm-9pm. First Baptist Church of Burnet, 108 S. Vanderveer St. A Christmas gift to the State of Texas.
Fees/Admission Free. Donations accepted. Tour buses welcome. Free refreshments served at exit.
Contacts 512-756-6033.
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December 7-8, 2012
Fri, 6pm-10pm. Sat, 9am-4pm. Houston Square, Fiorella & Paris Streets. 29th annual. Over 250 vendors, entertainment. Santa arrives at 1pm. Eat, drink, shop & enjoy!
Fees/Admission Free.
Contacts 830-538-3142.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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December 7, 2012
3pm-11pm. Marktplatz. Entertainment. Holiday foods with a German flare will tempt festival attendees throughout the weekend. Holiday arts and crafts will be available for children attending the festival.
Contacts 830-997-6523.
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December 7, 2012
6:30pm. Reserved seating available. Laser light show.
Contacts 830-997-6523.
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Fridays
4pm-7pm. Gruene Hall, 1281 Gruene Rd. A Gruene Hall tradition. Enjoy happy hour, prize giveaways, and the best in Texas tunes, broadcasted live by KNBT 92.1 FM Radio New Braunfels with Mattson Rainer. You never know who might stop by -- Reckless Kelly, Junior Brown, Ray Wylie Hubbard, Walt Wilkins, and Gary P. Nunn have all stopped by for a chat.
Contacts 830-629-5077.
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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
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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.
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December 7, 2012; December 9, 2012
Dec. 7, Church of the Hills in Johnson City. Dec. 9, Blanco First Baptist Church. The Blanco County Community Choir, made up of singers from all corners of the county, perform an annual Christmas concert.
Fees/Admission Free.
Contacts 830-833-5164.
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December 7-8, 2012
6pm. Johnson City First United Methodist Church will put on its annual (over 25 years!) Christmas program. 5 free 10-minute shows per night; last show at 8:30pm. It is a show for all ages and a great part of anyone's Christmas. Bleacher seating. Children are welcome to pet the animals after each show. Nativity scene display in Church Activity Center. Free refreshments (cookies, hot chocolate and coffee).
Fees/Admission Free.
Contacts 830-868-7414.
Website
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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
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December 7, 2012
9am-3pm. 101 TownePark Drive. 18 booths offering a wide variety of arts, crafts, baked goods, toys and other items that will be perfect for your holiday gift giving.
Contacts 830-798-6488.
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March 9, 2012; April 13, 2012; May 11, 2012; June 8, 2012; July 13, 2012; August 10, 2012; September 7, 2012; October 12, 2012; November 9, 2012; December 7, 2012
5pm-7pm. Rolling Hills Community Church. 2nd Fridays.
Fees/Admission Adults $8, free for children 12 and under.
Contacts 512-267-2942.
Website
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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.
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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.
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Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays
10am-5pm, Thursday through Saturday. 905 Third St. Group tours available by appointment.
Contacts 830-798-2157.
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July 1, 2011; August 5, 2011; September 2, 2011; October 7, 2011; November 4, 2011; December 2, 2011; January 6, 2012; February 3, 2012; March 2, 2012; April 6, 2012; May 4, 2012; June 1, 2012; July 6, 2012; August 3, 2012; September 7, 2012; October 5, 2012; November 2, 2012; December 7, 2012
8pm. Every first Friday at Uptown Marble Theater. Variety and music show featuring special guests. In the mold of Leno, Letterman, Parr and the great talk shows. Hosted by Eddie Marsh with Musical Director Donnie Price.
Fees/Admission $10 in advance; $12 at door.
Contacts 830-693-9996.
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Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays
6pm-9pm. Reopens upon the return of the bats.
Contacts 325-347-5970. 512-263-8878.
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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.
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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.
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December 6-9, 2012
Brauntex Theatre, 290 W. San Antonio St. Christian Yourth Theater presents the timeless Disney classic "The Little Mermaid."
Fees/Admission Online tickets $13, $15 at the door.
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December 7, 2012
5pm-7pm. People's Walking Photography Tour of New Braunfels. Participants will take photographs, learn about photography, and can even enter their pictures in a “bragging rights” competition for best photo from the group.
Fees/Admission Free. Age: 18+.
Contacts 830-221-4370.
Website
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Fridays
8pm Weekly rodeo at the BR Lighting Ranch, 818 FM 1283, featuring bull riding, steer riding, calf roping, barrel racing, mutton busting, and more, plus high-diving aqua mules.
Fees/Admission $6, free for kids 5 & under.
Contacts 830-535-4096. Call Jerry to enter 830-796-0031.
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December 7-9, 2012
10m-5:30pm. Country Accents Antiques, 8312 Highway 16 South. 22nd annual. Open house.
Contacts 830-535-4979.
Website
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December 7, 2012
Hosted by Spicewood Arts Society. 7:30pm-8:30pm. 1419 CR 409. Dynamic duo of award winning genrebending, hard-touring guitarist singer songwriters will cut loose with a joyfully sizzling collection of yuletide tunes done in multiple music styles. Hors d'oeuvres provided by leading caterers and chefs in the area will be served 6:30pm-7:15pm and Spicewood Vineyard wines will be available for sale.
Contacts 512-264-2820.
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Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays
5pm-8:30pm. VFW Post 8800, 7755 FM 2673. Wed. Fiesta Night. Drinks, karaoke, shuffleboard. Bingo every Thur. Kitchen opens at 6pm, cards go on sale at 6:30pm. Burger night every Fri. Smoke-free.
Contacts 830-899-7774.
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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
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.
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