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Can't Miss Events in the Hill Country this December

Updated: Dec 3, 2019

In one of the most exciting areas in Texas, there's always something to do. Check out all these exciting events for all ages!

Old West Christmas Light Fest

Bigger, better and brighter than ever, Old West Christmas Light Fest adds Texas-sized sparkle to your holidays with the magical glow of lights, tastes of the season and Old West family fun. Glowing again at Santa's Texas home, Enchanted Springs Ranch, Old West Christmas Light Fest features an all-new synchronized light show, laser tag in the lights, Christmas Escape Rooms and everything you can imagine to make holiday memories. Get your fill of holiday magic, flavors and family fun under the lights at Old West Christmas Light Fest.

WHEN: December 1 - December 25 • WHERE: 242 State Hwy 46 W Unit C, Boerne, Texas 78006


A German-inspired open-air Christmas Market complete with food, drinks, craft beer, Gluehwein, German music, singing, and dancing as vendors selling Christmas ornaments and décor, and handcrafted artisan gifts. The goal is to commemorate and promote the German heritage of our city, which has been an important role in the cultural life of New Braunfels since it was founded by Germans in 1845. With this event, we also hope to promote local businesses and tourism, while bringing the community together for two fun-filled days of food, drink, entertainment and shopping the way our German Ancestors continue to do it today. Family-friendly, annual event. Hosted by the German Heritage Foundation of New Braunfels.

WHEN: December 6 - December 7 • WHERE: 1300 Church Hill Drive, New Braunfels, Texas

Gruene Town Lighting

Watch as Cowboy Kringle rides into town on horseback and lights Gruene for the holidays. We'll be celebrating with live music, festival food and beer/wine available for purchase.

WHEN: December 7 • WHERE: Gruene Historical District of New Braunfels

Weihnachts Parade

An annual parade down Main Street! Bring the whole family for this fun and free event. The parade will run from North St to Hosack Street.

WHEN: December 7 • WHERE: Downtown Boerne

Christmas at Natural Bridge Caverns

At Natural Bridge Caverns, we celebrate Christmas unlike anywhere else in the world! Nestled in the scenic Texas Hill Country, we kick our holiday festivities up a notch. Hear your favorite carols echo through Texas’ largest cavern system. Get pictures with Santa “Spelunker” Claus, then round up his reindeer in our outdoor maze. As the sun sets behind our 30-foot tall Christmas tree, a hayride rolls through the hills, families roast s’mores, enjoy games, music, a giant snow globe, ice skating, and so much more.

WHEN: December 7, 8, 14, 15, 21 - 23 • WHERE: Natural Bridge Caverns

Luckenbach New Year's Eve Dance

Ring in the New Year in the legendary Luckenbach Texas Dancehall this year with The Merles, Party favors and champagne toast will be provided while supplies last!

WHEN: December 31 • WHERE: Luckenbach Town Loop

Fredericksburg Midnight Ball Drop

Ring in the New Year with a ball drop event similar to that celebrated at New York Times Square, but with a Fredericksburg flair. The ball will be dropped from a fire truck ladder at midnight at the family-friendly event. This New Year’s Eve celebration will include music and food trucks. The Eisbahn skating rink will be open until midnight. Marktplatz will be holiday decorated.

WHEN: Now - January 13 • WHERE: Fredericksburg, at Marktplatz


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