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December 8, 2012 Events
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Saturdays
April-October. 8am-11am. Every Saturday in front of Sid's Bar B Que on Main Street.
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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
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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
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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 8, 2012
5pm. Gather on the banks of the Medina River at City Park to enjoy amazing displays of Christmas lights, Cowboy story tellers and local cowboy singers. At dark the Bandera Riverside Players present a Living Nativity. Then gather around the chuck wagon for hot chocolate and cookies. Bring your lawn chair.
Fees/Admission Free.
Contacts 830-796-4447.
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December 8, 2012
11am. Downtown.
Contacts 830-796-3280.
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December 6-9, 2012
Downtown Bastrop shops open to 8pm.
Contacts 512-303-0558.
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December 8, 2012
Downtown Bastrop. 6am.
Contacts 512-303-0558.
Website
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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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December 8, 2012
9am-8pm. Downtown, 1000 Main St. Music, vendors, entertainment. Parade at 6:15pm. Holiday shopping.
Fees/Admission Free admission.
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.
Website
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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
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December 8, 2012
6:30pm. After the Annual Christmas Market Day on the courthouse lawn, enjoy a parade and evening on the square. Visit Santa and enjoy music in Bindseil Park. Buggy rides will be available.
Contacts 830-833-5101.
Website
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December 8, 2012
9am-3pm. Cibolo Nature Center, 140 City Park Rd. Join Texas Parks and Wildlife Department wildlife biologist Rufus Stephens and hydrologist and fluvial geomorphologist Bruce Cole for an in-depth workshop on streamside management techniques that reduce erosion, enhance wildlife habitat and improve water quality. (more)
Fees/Admission $35, $30 for CNC members, includes lunch. Register online.
Contacts 830-249-4616.
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December 8, 2012
6:30pm. 325 Kreutzberg Rd. Experience the sounds of Magical Music, song in Capella by the Boerne Champion High School Show Choir, "A Voce." Seasonal lights are twinkling at the Cave plus Santa's Workshop. (more)
Fees/Admission Tickets $20. Seats limited.
Contacts 830-537-4212.
Website
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Saturdays
9am. A great place to buy home grown fruits and vegetables. Under the Austin Ave & Brady Ave overpass.
Contacts 325-646-1422.
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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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December 8-9, 2012; December 15-16, 2012
2pm-4pm. Cabela's. Santa pictures, elves workshop, holiday samplings, festive fun.
Contacts 512-295-1100.
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December 8, 2012
10am-4pm. Wild Flour Cakery & Boutique, 316 N Main St. Holiday refreshments and door prize drawings. Gifts and stocking stuffers.
Contacts 512-295-0015.
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December 8, 2012
6:30pm-10pm. St. Paul Lutheran Church, 29797 Hwy. 281 N. Drive through 12 live Christmas Scenes.
Fees/Admission Free.
Contacts 830-980-2813, .
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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.
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Saturdays
9am-1pm. Burnet County Courthouse Square.
Contacts 512-756-0834.
Website
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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.
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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.
Website
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December 8-9, 2012
7:30pm. Presented by Studio 29 Dance Center. BHS Auditorium, 1000 The Green Mile.
Contacts Ticket info: 512-756-1073.
Website
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December 8, 2012
Dusk-8pm. 703 Buchanan Dr. Come on home to visit the folks at Christmas as real life families and organizations celebrate the holiest of seasons as their ancestors once did. Enjoy a Christmas cookie and some hot cider as you stroll along the luminaria lined path and see what it might have been like to experience Christmas in the 1800s. Decorated with boughs of fresh greenery and Christmas trees cut from nearby ranch land, the cabins of Fort Croghan come alive with the sights and sounds of Christmas.
Fees/Admission Free.
Contacts 512-756-8281.
Website
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December 8, 2012
9am-9pm. Historic Downtown Square, 229 S. PIerce. Arts & crafts vendors, music and entertainment, bicycle giveaways & parade.
Contacts 512-756-4297.
Website
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December 8, 2012
11am. Sponsored by Canyon Lake Noon Lions Club. Fun day for all, floats, bands, Shriner entries, organizations and churches, individuals.
Contacts 830-964-2461.
Website
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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.
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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.
Website
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December 8, 2012
5pm-8pm. Tour of Historic Homes Sponsored by The Castroville Conservation Society.
Contacts 830-538-3142.
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December 8, 2012
6:30pm-9pm. Heritage Oak Park, 875 Quest Parkway.
Fees/Admission Free.
Contacts 512-401-5500.
Website
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Saturdays
10am-2pm. High & 7th Streets. Fruits, veggies, crafts, homebaked breads, knife sharpener, more.
Contacts 830-997-1916.
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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.
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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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Mondays, Saturdays
Mon., 3pm-6pm. Sat., 10am-2pm. VFW 1506 parking lot, 1506 Veterans Ave..
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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.
Website
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December 8, 2012
10am-5pm. Wesley Gallery, 27008 RR 12 South Ste. A. showcasing Anne Dee Thierry’s “Pieces of Bali” and Lee Carrell’s Fine Art Jewelry. Anne Dee’s ever popular and unique collection (from the island of Bali) has always been a favorite at the gallery. Lee, a renowned silver artist, will be displaying his remarkable, one of a kind pieces of jewelry. Other holiday art and gifts will be on display. Refreshments and wine served.
Contacts 512-858-4740.
Website
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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.
Website
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December 8, 2012
7pm-11:30pm. Sponsored by Gillespie County Historical Society. An evening celebration in the new St. Mary’s Event Center. The event features a seated dinner by Delicious Details, open bar, silent & live auction, and dance music by The Flying GTs. Segner’s Jewelry will offer a $2400 custom-designed jewelry item in the prize drawing.
Fees/Admission Ball tickets are $110 per person before Nov. 26, and $125 after that date until Dec. 6. Reservations required.
Contacts 830-990-8441.
Website
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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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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.
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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.
Website
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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 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.
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December 8, 2012
6pm-9pm. In addition to the Christmas celebration in the decked out LBJ Boyhood historic home located on Elm Street, one block south of Hwy 290 (Main Street) in Johnson City visitors can board a shuttle bus and ride to the Johnson Settlement, where they will be guided by lantern light even further back in time to the late 1860s Christmas frontier Texas and a visit to the frontier cabin of Sam Ealy Johnson. The Visitor Center will also be open for exhibit viewing and book/gift store shopping.
Fees/Admission Free.
Contacts 830-868-7128, ext. 244.
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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September 8, 2012; October 13, 2012; November 10, 2012; December 8, 2012
10am-12pm. Kerr Arts And Cultural Center, 228 Earl Garrett. Dec. 8, Thomas Eakins, painter, photographer, sculptor, and realist to a fault, the human figure was both his specialty and his undoing. Today he is widely considered to be one of the most important artists in American history.
Fees/Admission $10.
Contacts 830 895-2911, .
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.
Website
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December 8, 2012
1pm-9pm. Badu Park. On this one day, Badu Park is transformed into a winter wonderland of white and fluffy fun for the family. Fun day for friends, family, food, and fun!
Fees/Admission Wristbands $5.
Contacts 325-247-5354.
Website
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December 8, 2012
Contacts 325-247-3542.
Website
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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.
Website
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Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays
10am-5pm, Thursday through Saturday. 905 Third St. Group tours available by appointment.
Contacts 830-798-2157.
Website
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Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays
6pm-9pm. Reopens upon the return of the bats.
Contacts 325-347-5970. 512-263-8878.
Website
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Saturdays
9am. Every Saturday in Medina.
Contacts 830-796-8337.
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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.
Website
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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
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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.
Website
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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.
Website
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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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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
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December 8, 2012
9am-11am. Sponsored by San Saba Impact 2000Plus. Father’s House Fellowship Hall. Pictures with Santa, activities, and goodies to eat and drink.
Contacts 325-423-4703.
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December 8, 2012
Children can have their pictures taken with Santa and Mrs. Claus while families take advantage of the downtown merchants' extended hours and complete their last minute shopping, all the while enjoying food and drinks provided by vendors, Christmas music, and San Saba's annual lighted Christmas Parade.
Contacts 325-372-5141.
Website
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December 8, 2012
Janey Slaughter Briscoe Grand Opera House. Performed by Hill Country Opera.
Contacts 830-278-4184.
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December 8, 2012
1pm-3pm. Texas Ranger Hall of Fame and Museum, 100 Texas Ranger Trail. The museum, Friends for Life, along with Big 95 KBGO and Mi Familia Car Club, have teamed up to benefit Gifts for Grannies. Donations will be accepted during the event. (more)
Fees/Admission Free.
Contacts 254-750-8631, .
Website
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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
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December 8, 2012
Stroll through a winter wonderland and embrace the season! Don your festive winter attire. Enjoy the enchanting lights and music of the season as you make your way around the Wimberley Square for holiday shopping. Shops open late, live entertainment, santa arrives at 6:30pm, food and spirits. Food and food booths open at 5pm on the Square.
Contacts 512-847-6544.
Website
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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.
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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
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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