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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
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
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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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
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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.
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 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 8, 2012
11am. Downtown.
Contacts 830-796-3280.
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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.
Website
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December 12, 2012
6pm. Perfomance of Aztec dancers outside St. Stanislaus Church followed by a special Mariachi mass including the dramatization of the appearance of the Blessed Virgin Mary to Juan Diego at 7pm.
Contacts 830-460-4712.
Website
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December 12, 2012
5am. Gather at the statue of our Lady Guadalupe at St. Stanislaus and sing traditional songs to honor the Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe. Coffee and pan dulce (sweet Mexican pastry) follows in the parish hall.
Contacts 830-460-4712.
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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December 19, 2012
8pm-midnight. Presented by Dusty Britches and the Rhythm Ranch Hands and Arkey Blue. Enjoy good food, good friends and good music at the Silver Dollar. 8:00 PM. Admission is a new toy and/or 4 canned goods or nonperishable food items. Door Prizes & raffle.
Fees/Admission Admission is a new toy or canned/non-perishable food.
Contacts 210-844-2192.
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December 31, 2012
9pm-1am. Farm Country Club, 475 Pue Road. Featuring the Almost Patsy Cline Band. Includes breakfast buffet. Benefits the Bandera Sports Complex.
Fees/Admission Tickets $40 per person or $75 per couple. Reserved tables for 8 are $400. Light hor’dourves, BYOB, beer and set ups for sale.
Contacts 830-460-3211.
Website
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December 6-9, 2012
Downtown Bastrop shops open to 8pm.
Contacts 512-303-0558.
Website
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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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Fridays
2pm-5pm. Tour at 4pm. 231 San Saba Ct..
Contacts 830-833-2534.
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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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
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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
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December 1, 2012
Bindseil Park, 300 Pecan St. Surprise event sponsored by Blanco National Bank.
Contacts 830-833-4538.
Website
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December 4, 2012
6pm-8pm. 1st Tuesday every month. Uptown Blanco Art Center, 317 Main St. Special art project each month to make and take.
Fees/Admission $5.
Contacts 830-833-1579, ext. 220.
Website
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December 4, 2012
1pm-4pm. Uptown Blanco Art Center, 317 Main St. Learn the simple process in making a beautiful Shibori silk scarf. A perfect gift to make for Christmas.
Fees/Admission $35 plus materials.
Contacts 830-833-1579, ext. 220.
Website
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December 5, 2012
10:30am-1pm. Uptown Blanco Art Center, 317 Main St. Make and take a special keepsake ornament for your Christmas tree.
Fees/Admission $4 (includes materials).
Contacts 830-833-1579, ext. 220.
Website
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December 6, 2012; December 13, 2012
6pm-8pm. Uptown Blanco Art Center, 317 Main St. Try your artistic talent at decorative art painting. Wendy Watson, the owner of Wendy’s Red Door Painting Studio and Collectibles, has been teaching decorative art painting for over 20 years.
Fees/Admission $50, plus kit fee.
Contacts 830-833-1579, ext 220.
Website
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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 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 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
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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.
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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.
Website
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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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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.
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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December 18, 2012
6pm. Patrick Heath Public Library, 451 N. Main St. The Boerne Bella Musica and Double Ring will preform a variety of holiday music.
Fees/Admission Free.
Contacts 830-249-3053.
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December 22-23, 2012
10am-5pm. Enchanted Springs Ranch, 242 State Hwy 46 West. Celebrate the holidays “Old West” style at its annual Cowboy Christmas. The day will be packed with an Interactive Nativity Scene, Carolers, Woodrow the Longhorn, a Pistol Packin Paula Wild West Show, a “Texas Night Before Christmas” Puppet Show, Tractor Rides through the Wild Animal Park, Happy Trails - Animal Interactment and Education, Kid's Playground, Arrest-A-Guest, Craft Tables (free ornament craft) , Cowboy Skits, Kid’s Races, Cowboy Santa, Christmas Music and a Decorated Old West Town.
Fees/Admission Adults $14, military/seniors $12, children (ages 3-12) $7, kids under 3 free.
Contacts 830-249-8222.
Website
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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.
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 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
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December 6, 2012
6pm. The annual lighted Christmas parade will travel through downtown Brownwood with great decorated vehicles, floats, and much more.
Contacts 325-646-0844.
Website
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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.
Website
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Mondays
9:30am–10:30am. Buchanan Arts & Crafts Gallery, 17534 E. Hwy. 29.
Fees/Admission Free.
Contacts 512-793-2858.
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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.
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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
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December 6, 2012
5pm-9pm. Downtown Buda. Stroll through the unique antique and specialty shops in downtown while enjoying food from downtown restaurants.
Fees/Admission Free.
Contacts 512-295-7170.
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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 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.
Website
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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 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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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, .
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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, .
Website
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Saturdays
9am-1pm. Burnet County Courthouse Square.
Contacts 512-756-0834.
Website
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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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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.
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, 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 8-9, 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 10, 2012
6:30pm-8:30pm. Community Open House. Merriment abounds as locals and visitors step out on the sidewalks of a beautifully decorated downtown Camp Wood and walk through the doors of those stores and offices. Merchants serve up refreshments, door prizes and a lot of welcoming smiles as visitor meander through the stores visiting and shopping. Santa visits the downtown streets and will end up handing out goody bags at Holy Smoke Bar B Que.
Contacts 830-597-6241.
Website
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December 2, 2012
9am-4pm (June-Aug 3pm). First Sundays March to December. Canyon Lake Event Center, 1272 FM 2673. Behind Kathi's Resale by Mountain Valley Middle School.
Fees/Admission Free admission.
Contacts 830-964-6400.
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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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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April 5, 2012; May 3, 2012; June 7, 2012; July 5, 2012; August 2, 2012; September 6, 2012; October 4, 2012; November 1, 2012; December 6, 2012; April 19, 2012; May 17, 2012; June 14, 2012; July 19, 2012; August 16, 2012; September 13, 2012; October 18, 2012; November 15, 2012; December 13, 2012
1403 Angelo St. Presented by Old Alsatian Steakhouse & Ristorante with International Culinary School at the Art Institute of San Antonio. 1st and 3rd Thursdays. Offering the school's outstanding students a chance to be guest chefs at The Old Alsatian two nights a month and offering our valued customers a new culinary treat. Guest chef program will only be available for the dinner menu.
Contacts 830-931-9191.
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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 21-24, 2012
7pm. Hosted by Haunted Trails of Castroville. Corner of Houston Square and Old Alsatian Steakhouse, 1403 Angelo St. Visit 10 haunted places. (more)
Fees/Admission $10/person. Reserve by phone.
Contacts 210-689-3063.
Website
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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
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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Saturdays
10am-2pm. High & 7th Streets. Fruits, veggies, crafts, homebaked breads, knife sharpener, more.
Contacts 830-997-1916.
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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 2, 2012
1pm-5pm. Hosted by Texas H2Oasis. Rocking-Horse Fandango capps off the event 5:30pm-7:30pm for VIPP ticket-holders. The Barn Tour takes in five barns decorated for the Christmas season, following I-35 from Kyle to Buda. Appetizers, Christmassy baked goods, and soft drinks, along with live music, entertainment, demos, and mini-clinics are all included. See website for schedule. All proceeds benefit the mustangs.
Fees/Admission Tickets required.
Contacts 512-858-4740.
Website
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December 6, 2012
7pm-10pm. Duchman Family Winery, 13308 FM 150 West. Craft beer, wine, live music by children of Curious Chords. Meet Santa.
Contacts 512-858-1470.
Website
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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.
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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.
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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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Thursdays
4pm-7pm. Kinderall, W. Austin and N. Crockett. Live music, prepared foods at the Market Cafe and more.
Website
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Thursdays
7pm. Rockbox Theater, 109 N. Llano. More “Funtabulous” entertainment than ever before.
Fees/Admission Kids under 18 are free with the purchase of an adult ticket.
Contacts 830-997-7625.
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 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
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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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December 6, 2012
3pm. Lochte Feed & General Store, 509 Longhorn St. Cowboy Santa will be in the store to visit with the kids and pets. Free photos, cookies & punch, bring your camera.
Contacts 830-997-2256.
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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.
Website
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December 7, 2012
6:30pm. Reserved seating available. Laser light show.
Contacts 830-997-6523.
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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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December 31, 2012
9pm-12:45am. Featuring The Mike Kasberg Quartet. Come out and ring in the New Year with a night of music, dancing and fun. Sponsored by UBS Financial Services, Julie Glaspie, Financial Advisor and Hill Country Wine Tours.
Location
Messina Hof Hill Country Winery
Fees/Admission Regular tickets: $50 per person and include: Tasting or glass of wine, hors d'oeuvres, party favors, sparkling wine toast at midnight. Deluxe Suite Package for 2: $280 per couple and include: 2 tickets to the New Year’s Eve Party, deluxe balcony suite at the brand new Holiday Inn Express in Fredericksburg, and limousine transportation to and from the party.
Contacts 830-990-4653
Website
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December 1, 2012
And Santa!
Contacts 325-648-3619.
Website
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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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December 1, 2012
Contacts 254-796-4620.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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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January 15, 2012; February 12, 2012; March 11, 2012; April 15, 2012; May 13, 2012; June 10, 2012; July 15, 2012; August 12, 2012; September 9, 2012; October 14, 2012; November 11, 2012; December 9, 2012
Noon-3pm. TASTE Wine+Art, 213 N. Nugent. 2nd Sundays.
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January 20, 2012; February 17, 2012; March 16, 2012; April 20, 2012; May 18, 2012; June 15, 2012; July 20, 2012; August 17, 2012; September 14, 2012; October 19, 2012; November 16, 2012; December 14, 2012
6pm-9pm. Pecan Street Brewing, 106 E. Pecan Dr. Drivers of classic, collector, antique or hotrod cars or trucks who arrive by 7pm are eligible for door prizes. Come out and see the cars and explore the galleries, shops & restaurants in Johnson City.
Contacts 830-868-2500.
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December 19, 2012
6pm-9pm. First Christian Church. Feel free to come and go, sit back and listen, or sing along as Joni and Scott celebrate the Christmas season with music. Complimentary hot chocolate will be provided.
Fees/Admission Free.
Contacts 830-868-9066.
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December 6, 2012
Hosted by Kimble County Chamber of Commerce.
Contacts 325-446-3190.
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, .
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December 9, 2012
6:30pm. Presented by Trinity's Prime Time Singers. Trinity Baptist Church, 800 Jackson Rd..
Contacts 830-895-0114.
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December 13, 2012
6:45am-8am. 201 Holdsworth Dr. Sponsored by The Salvation Army Ray & Joan Kroc Corps Community Center.
Contacts 830-896-1155.
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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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December 31, 2012
Fabulous Sentimental Journey Orchestra at Kerrville's Inn of the Hills Resort and Conference Center. Ring in the New Year with the greatest music this side of Heaven. Rumba, fox trot, swing, waltz, tango, and cha-cha to the classic arrangements of Glenn Miller, Artie Shaw, Benny Goodman, Harry James, the Dorseys and more, as well as favorite SJO specialties. Reservations include reserved seating at candlelit, linen-draped round tables, complimentary champagne toast, party favors, and our delicious midnight breakfast buffet. Cash bars. Coat & tie are requested for gentlemen, and black tie is optional.
Fees/Admission $65/person. Reserved limited seating.
Contacts 830-895-1535.
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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
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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.
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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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December 31, 2012
Kingsland Convention & Community Center, 3451 Rose Hill Dr. Live DJ Jarrod Beck will rock 8pm-midnight. Traditional country, old time rock & roll, waltz, polka, newer country. Party favors, snacks, champagne toast at midnight followed with black-eyed peas and cornbread. Non-smoking, BYOB.
Fees/Admission $15/person, $25/couple. Tickets required.
Contacts 325-388-3321.
Website
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Wednesdays
June 20-Aug. 15. Rolling Hills Community Church, 6201 Lohman Ford Rd. Elementary show, 1pm-2:30pm. Middle and high school show, 7pm-9pm.
Fees/Admission Parents must sign in elementary age youth.
Contacts 512-267-7952.
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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, .
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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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December 31, 2012
8:30pm. Annual New Year's Eve celebration sponsored by the Medina Lake Betterment Association at the Lakehills Civic Center.
Fees/Admission $10 per couple.
Contacts 830-510-4246.
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Thursdays
7pm. The Badu House, 601 Bessemer Ave. Mike Blakely & WC Jameson. Featuring a special guest each week.
Contacts 325-247-2238.
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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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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.
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December 5, 2012
6pm-7pm.
Contacts 325-247-5354.
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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.
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December 8, 2012
Contacts 325-247-3542.
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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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Tuesdays
7pm. River City Grille, 700 1st St. Mike Blakely & Larry Nye co-host. Each week features a special guest.
Contacts 830-798-9909.
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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.
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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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December 9, 2012
3pm-5:30pm. Marble Falls Uptown Theater, 218 Main St. Women in Texas music band together for Highland Lakes Family Crisis Center and Hill Country Children’s Advocacy Center fundraiser. Texas Guitar Women (Lisa Pankratz, Sarah Brown, Shelly King, & Cindy Cashdollar) fronted by singer/songwriters Ruby Dee, Penny Ney, Brennen Leigh, Teri Joyce, Brigitte London, Emily Herring, Mandy Marie Luke, Tina Wilkins and Meagan Tubb. (more)
Fees/Admission $20 advance/$25 at door. VIP Tables $125. Order tickets online.
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 30, 2012-December 1, 2012
Eckert Civic Center, 1024 McKinley.
Contacts 347-475-3253.
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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.
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December 2, 2012
7:30pm. Brauntex Theater, 290 W. San Antonio. San Antonio 3 Tenors, Gli Unici, to capture all the dynamics and spirit of the Christmas season. Sponsored by the Downtown Lunch Rotary Club of New Braunfels, the tenors include Donald Braswell of Boerne, most well known for being America’s Got Talent 2009 3rd runner up, joined by Timothy Birt and William Chapman. The tenors have been referred to as Gli Unici–the only ones–because they come close to the sound of the original three tenors.
Fees/Admission Purchase tickets online.
Contacts 830-627-0808.
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Sundays
2pm. Regular Sunday afternoon extravaganza featuring everyone's favorite local legend Al Barlow. Phun and phabby times at the phantastic Phoenix. Cold beer, great food, weekly guests, friendly atmosphere, good times.
Location
The Phoenix Saloon
Fees/Admission No cover.
Contacts 830-643-1400
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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.
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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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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.
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December 2, 2012
3pm-7pm. 257 E. South St. Dance polkas, waltzes, country & big band to the sounds of The Seven Dutchmen. Guests welcome and memberships available.
Contacts 830-660-4866.
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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 6, 2012
6pm. Sample free wassail and local merchants compete to win prizes! Live music, beautiful holiday lights and yummy festival foods, too!
Contacts 830-221-4350.
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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.
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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.
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December 18, 2012
6pm. 164 Landa Park Dr. Get into the holiday spirit and bring your family to make your own Christmas tree ornaments and create memories that will last year after year.
Fees/Admission $10. Age 3-15.
Contacts 830-221-4370.
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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 2, 2012
3:00pm. Western Heritage Cowboy Church, 7146 FM 1283. Enjoy the stories and songs of Christmas as performed by Bandera's own Almost Patsy Cline Band. Refreshments during intermission. Bandera Community Foundation.
Fees/Admission $10 in advance, $12 at door.
Contacts 830-796-4447.
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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.
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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.
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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, .
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December 1, 2012
9am. San Marcos Plaza Park, 202 N. CM Allen Pkwy.
Fees/Admission Register online.
Contacts 512-393-8400, .
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December 5, 2012
5:30pm. CTMC's Community Classroom. Central Texas Medical Center (CTMC) will present its latest free healthy cooking demonstration, “Delicious Diabetic Dishes." The event will be led by the Dietary and Nutrition Team and will focus on diabetic-friendly dishes that everyone can enjoy for holiday meals. Attendees will learn how to prepare low-carbohydrate side dishes and desserts to keep their blood sugar and waist lines under control.
Fees/Admission Free. Registration required.
Contacts 512-753-3818.
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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.
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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.
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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 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.
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December 2, 2012
10am-4pm. Seguin Coliseum, 950 S. Austin. Annual sale of handmade arts and crafts. Vendors from all around Central Texas will offer holiday shoppers gifts and goods in a variety that defies the imagination. All goods for sale are handmade or enhanced by hand by the vendor. Door prizes from vendors are awarded every 15 minutes.
Fees/Admission Free admission.
Contacts 830-401-0810.
Website
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December 9, 2012
4pm. Jackson Auditorium, 1000 West Court St. Celebrate the season with the Mid-Texas Symphony along with the Mid-Texas Symphony Chorus and the Community Music Academy Youth Choir. We'll spread some cheer as we play perennial favorites Sleigh Ride and selections from The Nutcracker. We'll also premier Carol Medley, an arrangement of beloved Christmas carols by our wonderful conductor, David Mairs. Tickets sell out quickly so get your tickets soon.
Fees/Admission Reserved $30, General Admission $25, Senior/College/Active Duty Military $20, student (18 and under) $5.
Contacts 830-372-8089.
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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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December 16, 2012
5pm-9pm. LBJ State Park. Celebrating the Season with an open house at the Sauer-Beckmann German farm (including a candlelit Christmas tree and delicious homemade refreshments) and a children's nativity scene. Yuletide music, courtesy of the Community Band of Fredericksburg and Stonewall school students, adds even more enjoyment. As dusk turns to darkness, Johnson family members arrive and extend their holiday wishes, culminating in the lighting of a beautiful native cedar tree. Santa has always found time in his busy schedule to make an appearance as well. Join LBJ State Park & Historic Site, LBJ National Historical Park & Western National Parks Association for the Annual Christmas Tree Lighting in Stonewall.
Fees/Admission Free.
Contacts 830-644-2420, 830-868-7128 x245.
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December 9, 2012
3pm. Janey Slaughter Briscoe Grand Opera House. Presented by Main St. Uvalde & Texas Hill Country Opera & Arts. Directed by Mark Lyon.
Fees/Admission Tickets $15.
Contacts 830-278-4184.
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 16, 2012
2pm. A Christmas play for all ages. Janey Slaughter Briscoe Grand Opera House.
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, .
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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.
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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.
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Thursdays
6:30pm-9pm. Linda's Fine Foods, 500 FM 2325. Paula Held, an Austin-based songwriter performs, and showcases a variety of local and Austin-based musicians during the break. Local musicians frequently drop by to sit in.
Fees/Admission No cover.
Contacts 512-847-5464.
Website
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Wednesdays
3pm-6pm. A year-round, producer-only farmers' market located in the thrift store parking lot, 14050 Ranch Road 12. Open every Wednesday, rain or shine.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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December 19, 2012
Wimberley Chapel in the Hills, 14601 Ranch Road 12. Annual outdoor reenactment of the birth of Jesus Christ. (more)
Fees/Admission Free.
Contacts 512-847-9762.
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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.
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