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December 15, 2012 Events
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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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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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December 15, 2012
3pm. Christmas Caroling Bandera Style. Gather at the Longhorn Saloon for a Christmas Caroling Trail Ride around Bandera. Wagons available for non-riders. Chuck wagon waiting at the end of the ride for hot chocolate and cookies.
Contacts 800-364-3833.
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 15-16, 2012
Main Plaza. Find unique and special gifts and a chance to visit with Santa. Market Days has become synonymous with great shopping in an outdoor setting with artists, craftsmen and vendors showing their creative talents and wares to the background music of some of Texas' best homegrown musicians.
Fees/Admission Free admission.
Contacts 210-844-8193.
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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 12-20, 2012
6pm-10pm nightly. Christmas cheer radiates throughout the season! Food, fun, and holiday splendor await visitors to enjoy a spectacular display of twinkling lights illuminating Historic Stagecoach Park with various Winter Wonderland themes.
Fees/Admission Free.
Contacts , 512-312-0084.
Website
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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.
Website
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December 15, 2012
2pm-9pm. Hays High School, 4800 Jack C. Hays Trail. Holiday vendors will be set up throughout the main hall way. Silent auction items in the cafeteria. Dinner served at 5:30pm. Supports Rebel Baseball.
Fees/Admission Dinner tickets required.
Contacts 512-268-2911.
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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 15, 2012
10am-4pm. Receive a VIP tour of six elegantly decorated homese. Christmas party 1pm-4pm at the CRRC, 125 Mabel Jones Dr..
Fees/Admission Visit website for tickets.
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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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.
Website
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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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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 2, 2012; December 15, 2012; December 25, 2012
Pat's Hall, 406 Post Oak Rd. Dec. 2, Johnny Schuch’s 65th Birthday Bash Benefitting Chris Staats Memorial Scholarship Fund. Dec. 15, Marty White & Blue Clear Sky with Johnny Rodriguez . Dec. 25, Bo Porter Band.
Contacts 830-997-7574.
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.
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.
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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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
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December 15, 2012
6am-7pm. Walmart. Providing toys for the Salvation Army's "Angel Tree" program, non-perishable food items for the area food banks that service the entire Hill Country, and necessity kits and cell phones for military.
Contacts 830-896-4990.
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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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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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December 15, 2012
6:30pm. Enjoy caroling at the dance slab, hot chocolate and a movie under the stars in Landa Park. Park by the train depot and ride the train to the dance slab. We will be showing Polar Express. Dress warmly and bring your own chairs and blankets.
Fees/Admission Free, no registration.
Contacts 830-221-4370.
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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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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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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