Christmas is a special time of year @Canyon Lake Cabins and Cottages. They decorate the hall and cabins with wreaths, bows, garlands, and 36,000 thousand lights, plus there is a magical display of scenes in the front circle for everyone to enjoy. Admission is free.
Nov 29th - Jan 1st Texas Hill Country Regional Christmas Lighting Trail
Hill Country communities light up to celebrate the Holiday Season. Self-guided driving tour through participating towns where Main Streets and Town Squares are all decked out their finest. 2013 Communities participating are: Bandera, Blanco, Boerne, Burnet, Dripping Springs, Fredericksburg, Johnson City, Kerrville, Marble Falls, Wimberley
November 29th – January 5th Fredericksburg’s Eisbahn (ice rink in German)
Enjoy outdoor ice skating on real ice in the Texas Hill Country! $10 per person includes skate rental.
Open Sat 10 am to 10 pm, Sun 1 pm to 8 pm Mon-Fri before school is out for break: 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.(10 p.m. on Fridays) Mon-Fri after school is out for break: 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Open Christmas Eve Day 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Closed Christmas Day, Open New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day
November 30th – December 31st WIMBERELY TRAIL OF LIGHTS
Sundays-Thursdays 6-9pm Fridays and Saturdays 6-10pm
The EmilyAnn Theatre in Wimberley, Texas holds its’ annual "Trail of Lights”. Stroll along a path through 8 acres of lighted displays, roast marshmallows or hotdog weenies at the yule log fire pit. and listen to live music on selected nights. Entrance is free but donations are appreciated. Watch Video of Event
December 4th – 7th 2013 Sights & Sounds of Christmas of San Marcos at the Plaza (Link)
· TOWN OF BETHLEHEM: Take a journey back in time and explore activities from the time of ancient Bethlehem
· CARNIVAL: Enjoy the largest Carnival to hit San Marcos
· FREE SANTA PHOTOS: Take as many pictures as you would like with Santa & Mrs. Claus!
· LIVE PERFORMANCE STAGES: Two performance stages hosts the best in entertainment from local artists
· ARTS & CRAFTS: Shop hand-made Christmas decor and more from over 30 local vendors
· 5K & 1K REINDEER DASH: Saturday morning join in on our Sights & Sounds 5K & Kids 1K Reindeer Dash
· PONY & RIDES: Bring a cowboy hat and take a ride on a real pony at the 2012 Sights & Sounds of Christmas
Kids 12-and-under are FREE!!!, Nightly Admission: $5, Pre-sale 4 Day Wristband: $6 (Available for purchase at the San Marcos Activity Center or the Parks and Rec Center office), Event 4 Day Wristband: $7
December 5th 6:30pm Seguin Holiday Stroll Parade
More than 70 lighted parade entries including local marching bands, vendors, entertainment and visits with Santa.
December 6th MVMS 6th Grade AND 7th & 8th Grade Winter Dances
6th Grade: 4:30pm – 6 pm 7th & 8th Grade: 6:30pm – 8pm
$5 admission. Tickets on sale at lunch Dec. 4 & 5; tickets cannot be purchased at the door.
December 6th & 7th Seguin's Cocoa Sip-N-Stroll!
Times: Fri 6:30-8:30pm / Sat 10am-4pm
Purchase a mug designed by local artist Nancy Russell at participating stores and sample homemade cocoa at each shop or business downtown Seguin. The cocoas will be judged in six different categories. Live entertainment in Central Park | Horse-Drawn Carriage Rides | Ornament-Making Stations | Letters to Santa, family activities, games and SNOW! PHOTOS WITH SANTA! Location: Central Park, downtown Seguin
December 7th 1:30pm – 3pm Fredericksburg Kinderfest
Experience a local Christmas tradition. Children are invited to hang a stocking on the Kammlah house hearth for St. Nicholas to fill. Enjoy singing, story-telling, a craft activity, refreshments, and perhaps even a visit from Santa Claus! Free admission only for children 10 and under accompanied by a paid adult. Pioneer Museum, Fredericksburg, Texas
December 7th 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm Gruene Town Lighting Gruene will have a brass band street performance at 5 pm followed by the annual town lighting at 6 pm when Cowboy Kringle rides into town on horseback and hands out candy canes to the kids. Free
Dec 12–14 & Dec 19–21 6pm-9pm ***CRRC NORTH POLE VILLAGE*** Discover the magic of Christmas where children can write a letter to Santa, pet puppies, adopt a toy, go “fishing”, select library books, make a craft, decorate cookies, get their face painted, go on a hayride, see a nativity and sit on Santa’s lap! CRRC Recreation Center, 125 Mabel Jones Dr., Canyon Lake, TX. www.crrcofcanyonlake.org.
December 12th 6pm – 8pm New Braunfels Holiday Happenings
Ring in the holiday season by creating together! Families will enjoy hot chocolate and cookies while they roam from station to station creating holiday crafts at Landa Recreation Park. Crafts will include ornaments, decorations, cards and much more! $5.00 per person
December 13th 6pm – 7:30pm Christmas Party at Tye Preston Library, “Christmas for the animals”. The party will begin with a story; everyone will make edible decorations for animals and hang them on trees outside the library; then cocoa, snacks and Santa!
December 14th 8am St. Judes Jingle Bell 5K presented by Comal ISD
Gruene Hall, 1281 Gruene Rd New Braunfels, 6:30am - Registration
8:00am - Run/Walk Start $25 - December 1st - December 13th $30 - Race Day
8:45am - Kids Race $15 with T-Shirt
Link to Register Online
December 14th 11 am *** Annual Christmas Parade in Sattler ***
The Biggest Christmas Parade in Comal County!! The parade includes everything from your High School Band and Dance Teams to the fabulous Shriner Clowns in Silly Cars. The parade kicks off at 11am with a flyover by the CAF. There are antique cars, decorated floats full of local boy and girl scouts, horses, our local shelter dogs and, of course, Santa and Mrs. Claus on the Wells Fargo Stagecoach
December 17th 6:30pm – 8pm MVMS Choir Holiday Concert
December 19th 7:00pm – 9:00pm CLHS Holiday Choir Concert
December 21st-January 5th Comal ISD School Break
December 21st 5pm – 9pm Dine-in Flick with St. Nick in Landa Park! Enjoy heavy appetizers, cookie decorating and photos with Santa before taking the train to the dance slab for hot chocolate and the movie Polar Express under the stars! Tickets are limited and $10/person. Call 221-4350 to get yours today!