Hill Country Holiday Festivities

Dickens on Main

Main Street Boerne receives a Holiday makeover as all the lamp posts are decorated with wreathes and banners, streets are shutdown to all but pedestrians and the occasional horse-drawn carriage. Attendees are taken back in time to the 19th century when Boerne was originally settled as they stroll down Main Street taking in the holiday sights and sounds. Everyone gets into the act as carolers serenade passers-by and shop owners dress in Victorian-era garb. Come enjoy the crisp winter air, pick up your Christmas presents and stay to enjoy the parade.  Dickens on Main takes place the weekends of November 23-2 and Nov. 30- Dec 1.

St. Nikolausmarkt in Fredericksburg

During the Holiday Season, Fredericksburg is home to St. Nikolausmarkt in Fredericksburg in celebration of Weihnachten or the German observance of Christmas. Come enjoy the Christmas market and festival complete with a Christmas parade, Christmas Tree Forest, live entertainment and traditional German food and other delicious refreshments. With the exception of the parade, which travels along Main Street, St. Nikolausmarkt activities take place on Marktplatz in downtown Fredericksburg on December 7-8.

Fiestas Navidenas y Fiesta de las Luminarias

Christmas season in San Antonio has a Mexican flair. Festivals include the four-day Fiestas Navidenas in Market Square and Las Posadas, a reenactment of the Holy Family’s search for an inn during which children go door-to-door seeking shelter.  The most spectacular holiday event is the river parade and lighting ceremony known as the Fiesta de las Luminarias. This event celebrates the illumination of over 122,000 twinkling lights, suspended in the trees along world famous San Antonio River Walk. Meandering through the city’s center, the Riverwalk is transformed by thousands of decorative lights . The Fiesta de las Luminarias and Fiesta de last Luminarias take place during weekends in Decemeber.

Weihnachtsmarkt in New Braunfels : Christmas in New Braunsfels isn’t complete without Weihnachtsmarkt.  The Christmas Market Days Festival includes a lighting ceremony, open shops and restaurants, and entertainment in the historic district. Wassailfest is an event downtown that includes wassail tastings (wassail is a hot spiced punch common in Germanic countries) and strolls through the historic downtown district.  Weihnachtsmarkt takes place November 16-18.

Christmas in Comfort

The annual Christmas in Comfort festival welcomes holiday shoppers to Comfort.  The downtown historic district is blocked off to allow more than 150 vendor booths to fill the streets including a food court, visit from Santa, and daylong music and entertainment culminating in a lighted parade traveling down High Street after dark.  Tourists and locals alike have enjoyed Christmas in Comfort for over 20 years.  Christmas in Comfort takes place November 24.

Johnson City Lights Spectacular, Hill Country Style.

Johnson City, one of the largest Light Displays in the State, will have millions of Lights. Local homes, businesses and churches add their displays to the stunning 100,000 lights on the Blanco County Courthouse. The Courthouse, the centerpiece, will be open on Saturday & Sunday nights from 6:00-9:00 pm with a tree, sales of ornaments and crafts from the Garden Club.  Johnson City’s Christmas gift to you and your family will be aglow each night until midnight from November 23, through January 1. Admission to all events is free.

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