In This Issue — Events and more for December 2010. All about the brand-new shop, Jeweled Gypsy, that has opened in Dripping Springs. Plus Christmas events all around the Hill Country.
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“An Old Fashioned Holiday Open Haus”
In the quaint German town of Boerne, the holly is hung and the Glühwein (Hot Mulled Wine) is simmering for the holiday preparations of 2nd Saturday Art and Wine’s Holiday Open Haus on December 11. You don’t want to miss this FREE monthly event from 4:00 to 8:00 pm to find out why people all over the country are making this their Holiday Hill Country Art Destination.
Take the FREE Trolley or stroll from gallery to gallery to capture all the old-world charm of Boerne–it’s like walking i ... Read More
“Homecoming” Play Continues at The Point
“Smoke on the Mountain Homecoming” continues to entertain Hill Country audiences at The Point Theatre. The heartwarming musical comedy, directed by Ann Galland, will be performed on the indoor stage through Dec. 12.
“Homecoming,” written by Connie Ray, conceived by Alan Bailey with musical arrangements by Mike Craver, is the third installment of the popular Sanders Family Trilogy. Read More
Blanco Chamber Annual Banquet to Feature “Dinosaur George”
The 2011 Blanco Chamber Annual Banquet will be held Thursday, Janurary 27. Held annually, this banquet honors our Members, Directors and Volunteers. It is open to the public; $35/Members or $40/Nonmembers. Registration will open in December and over 100 attendees are expected at the 2011 Annual Banquet. It is the Chamber’s opportunity to present to the community a retrospective of our past accomplishments and future goals. Read More
Celebrate the Christmas Holidays in Historic Downtown Bastrop
One of the most anticipated Bastrop community events is the annual Lighted Christmas Parade. The Downtown Business Alliance and Frontier Bank invite everyone to come and experience this spectacular holiday event. This year’s theme, Christmas Around the World, is guaranteed to charm and delight the young and the old.
The festivities begin at 9AM on Saturday, December 11th with festive music and artisan street vendors. Read More
Celebrate the Holidays with the City of Pflugerville’s Holiday Stroll
The City of Pflugerville celebrates the holidays on December 11 from 11am to 8pm with the 5th-Annual Holiday Stroll and Christmas Parade in downtown Pflugerville.
The schedule includes shopping vendors, children’s activities, antique cars and cycles, and is topped off with the Christmas Parade and Community Tree Lighting.
Shop from more than a hundred booth vendors, take a picture with a “Rein Steer” (yes, a decorated live steer), and watch the Invincible Czars’ famous “The Nutcracker ... Read More
From Rustic to “Shabby Chic”
Threshold, located at Hwy. 281 & 6th St. in Blanco, offers a wide variety of home decor and gifts to just about suit anyone’s style. Owner and operator Tammy Schroeder, formerly from Houston, is familiar with the antique and gift business, having owned a shop in Sugar Land for several years.
Her shop has items in rustic décor as well as the “shabby chic” style. Read More
Heritage School Partners with H-E-B to Bring Holiday Skating Rink Back to Fredericksburg
Heritage School of Fredericksburg has teamed up with H-E-B to bring Eisbahn back to Fredericksburg this holiday season. The outdoor ice skating event will once again be open at Marktplatz in downtown Fredericksburg daily through Sunday, January 2. A come-and-go day pass for adults and children is only $10, which includes skate rental. Read More
Ring in the New Year 1940s Style and Help Support USO Ft. Hood
Head out to the Hangar Hotel in Fredericksburg, Texas and help support the United Service Organization (USO) while ringing in 2011 in style--1940s style that is.
The Hangar Hotel and Conference Center will be hosting their first ever New Year’s Eve Hangar Dance on Friday, December 31, 2010. A percentage of the event’s proceeds will be donated to USO Ft. Read More
Santa’s Ranch Continues to be a Holiday Tradition for Thousands
Over the years, our traditions evolve and these traditions become a part of how we celebrate the holidays.
Enjoying that first cup of eggnog or a pumpkin latte might be what helps you kick off your holiday season.
For many of us, digging to the back of the closet or the corners of the attic for boxes of Christmas decorations that hold memories from yesteryear is almost as much fun as trimming the tree.
For thousands of Central Texas residents, the holidays haven’t really started and certai ... Read More
Turkey and Ham for the Holidays–Hill Country Style
The holidays are just around the corner, and if you’re looking to serve up a bodacious Texas style Christmas buffet, your first stop needs to be Ronnie’s BBQ in Johnson City.
Using the authentic pits that have put them on the map–they were named 2nd best barbecue joint in Texas in KVET 98.1’s Best Barbecue Contest–Ronnie and his staff will throw your turkey or ham on the pit and have it ready for pick up on Friday, December 24.
They will then close up shop for the holidays–Santa is ... Read More
Wimberley Market Days
Wimberley Market Days has been an institution in Wimberley since 1964, when the first market was held on the town Square. Local vendors set up for business on the tailgates of their trucks, buying and selling everything, including pigs, rugs and homemade tamales. Most items sold for $10 or less.
From that simple beginning, the Market has grown to nearly 500 booths on RR 2325, owned and operated by the Wimberley Lions Club. Read More
The Jeweled Gypsy Motto: "All Who Roam Are Not Lost"
Take two free-spirited girls with an addiction to shopping; one in Designer stores, the other in flea markets; throw in Texas sensibility, a sense of Adventure, and a flair for design, shake it all up, and what do you get?
The Jeweled Gypsy.
The motto for the Jeweled Gypsy in Dripping Springs seems to sum up the ‘gypsy’ lifestyle of the owners, Brandy Williams and Jeanette Ramirez: “All who roam are not lost.”
Friends for over 20 years, Brandy and Jeanette were often called to the Hill ... Read More