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2021 Texas Hill Country Christmas

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2021 Texas Hill Country Christmas


Christmas Light Shows

  • Marble Falls – Walk of Lights
  • Zilker Park – Trail of Lights
  • Circuit of the America – Peppermint Parkway
  • Frederiksberg and Johnson City Downtown light displays
  • Trail of Lights Austin
  • Schlitterbahn Water Park

Santa is coming to town, and he is has been busy dropping off presents all over the place this year. Amazon should decorate their trucks like big red sleighs to help spread the much needed holiday cheer.  While we have made it out in small ways for in-person shopping, it’s been mainly and online Christmas so far.

Favorite Local Destinations


has there downtown light display through Jan 6. It looked very impressive on their website, so we are probably going to check it out. The have a lighting ceremonies at pm every night and it runs through Jan 6. Out last trip out there, the bars and streets started to fill up about the time we left.

Johnson City

has really picked up it’s nightlife game the past few years, expanding as the flood of vineyard, breweries, and distilleries have sprung up all over the Fredericksburg region. They also have a lights show now in their small quant downtown scene.

Gruene is always very cool during the holidays, it’s a great place to shop, grab some delicious food, and take in a quality free and low cost live music. They are typical one of the first to light the tree, with their Santa knows as “Coyboy Kringle”

Marble Falls

A walk of lights is up with social distancing a thing of the past in these parts.


Spectacular light shows in downtown and at the race track. The Nutcracker and many other events make the big city a fun place during the holiday season.

San Antonio 

The River walk is always cool, and the decorations are worth the trip this time of year.

Austin Trail of light

This event typical will sell out quickly before Christmas and the weekends, It’s drive with your car in 2021, hopefully a walk with a mask thing in 2022.

Circuit of the Americas Lights

The race track in got in on the action last year with their own drive through lights display. The “Peppermint Parkway” should be a solid option in 2021 and you have the option for drive through or old fashion walking around

The Nutcracker in Austin

Ballet Austin and the Long Center located on the south lake front in the heart of downtown are back this season with their outstanding production of this Christmas classic. Seats are normally tough to get, but there were still some available directly from the Ballet companies website for most days.

Schlitterbahn’s Hill Country Christmas

I don’t think you can go “water parking” in December. But the famous water park now has some sort of lights and Christmas display inside the park. Tickets are $15. The event is open daily December 18, 2009 through January 3, 2010 (except Christmas Eve and Christmas Day). The park opens at 5pm. Closing times vary.

A Doublewide, Texas Christmas at Hill Country Community Theatre

Located in Cottonwood Texas, a few miles from Marble Falls.

Six Flags Fiesta

We just love amusement parks in general, and this is big daddy of the parks in the Texas Hill Country. The Coaster – Great, and they always have some sort of theme for the park. Their Christmas effort is nice.



Dec 11 ~ Badu Park ~ 1 TO 9 pm

​Sled riding in Badu Park the second Saturday in December will be fun for the entire family.
Wristband required, sled riding will be from 1 to 9pm.

Burnet Christmas on the Square

Dec 11, Downtown Square Burnet, TX, 12:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Music Fest and Vendors.

Around 5pm the parade begins at  parade stages near the Burnet Community Center on Jackson Street. It travels down Jackson Street to the historic square and turns north on Pierce Street before making its way around the square before returning to the community center. From 6-9pm, Project Graduation offers pictures with Santa.

ATX Music

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