11–Nov 16 - Brenham
BRAZOS VALLEY MAIZE...
The Brazos Valley Maize is a corn maze and pumpkin patch
offering family friendly activities. Enjoy the fun! 3063 Salem
Road. Saturdays 10am-9pm; Sundays 1pm-7pm. For details:
31–Nov 2 - Brenham
FALL FESTIVAL OF ROSES...
Enjoy three days of garden-related seminars presented by
nationally & inter-nationally known speakers. All programs are
free. Food truck on the grounds Friday & Saturday. With 8
acres of landscaped grounds, Antique Rose Emporium is located
at 10000 FM-50 in Independence, Texas. For more info: (979)
1 - Boerne
CHAMBER WILD GAME DINNER …
Discover exotic dishes including jalapeno-bacon-wrapped quail,
grilled bison sliders, fried alligator, whole roasted hog, elk
fajitas, crawfish pasta & more. Fabulous auction includes
African safaris, Argentina dove hunt, original art-work, guns.
Kendall County Fairgrounds in Boerne. 5:30pm-10pm. Tickets:
$20 (all-you-can-eat). (830) 249-8000.
8 - San Marcos
VETERAN’S DAY CELEBRATION ...
The community of San Marcos pays tribute to military war
heroes with a parade and celebration through the streets of
downtown. Admission is free and the parade starts at 10:00 am.
For additional information, call (512) 393-8400, or visit
8–9 - Gruene Historic District / NewBraunfels -
ANNUAL TOUR DE GRUENE BICYCLE CLASSIC...
Participants enjoy a leisurely ride through the Texas Hill
Country or competitive time trials with prizes for the best
course records. Also free live music at Gruene Hall in Gruene
Call (210) 862-3524 to register.
8–9 - Georgetown
17th HILL COUNTRY ARTS
& CRAFT FAIR ...Sat
9am-4pm & Sun 11am-4pm. Over 100 booths of juried artists that
hand craft and home make all their art, perfect for holiday
giving. For seventeen years, the crowds have come to enjoy
some of the finest shop-ping in Central Texas. #2 Texas Dr,
Georgetown TX (5 miles west of I-35 on Williams Dr. / FM
2338). For inquiries: (512) 948-7393.
21–22 - College Station
CELEBRATE THE WORLD AT BRAZOS
Enjoy culture displays, salsa judging contest, storytelling,
international cuisine, demonstrations, live performances, arts
& crafts, vendors, Latin music and dance lessons on Friday 6pm
& more. 10am-5pm. Wolf Pen Creek Park. For more info, visit
21–December 12 - New Braunfels
Enjoy several weeks of holiday events, including the Downtown
Lighting, Gruene Market Days, Weihnachtsmarkt, Annual Gruene
Pony Express Ride, Visit with Santa, Gospel Brunch with a
Texas Twist, Wassailfest and more! (800) 572-2626.
22 - Brenham
HOLIDAY HOME TOUR...
Tour historic homes beautifully decorated for the holidays,
and shop for holiday gifts. Home tours are 1pm-4pm both days.
Shopping hours are 10am-6pm. Giddings Stone Mansion, 2203
Century Circle, Brenham.
1-888-BRENHAM or (979) 836-1690.
29 - Anderson
TWILIGHT FIRELIGHT AT FANTHORP…
Celebrate the holiday season with a journey back to the 1850s!
Enjoy the ambiance of the candlelit inn, period music, living
history, poetry, stage-coach rides & holiday fare.
4:30-7:30pm. Tickets sold in front of Courthouse, 4:30-7:30pm.
Fanthorp Inn State Historic Site. (936) 878-2214.
1, 5, 6 - Flatonia
CHRISTMAS IN FLATONIA...
Dec 1 - Christmas Village Lighting & Santa; Dec 5 - Wonderful
Winter Wine Walk (5pm-9pm); and Dec 6 - Christmas Market,
Cookie/Candy Carnival & Santa. Civic Center, 9am-4pm. 208 E.N.
Main Street in Flatonia. Exit 661 on I-10.
3–6 - San Marcos
28th SIGHTS & SOUNDS OF CHRISTMAS...
Get the entire family into the Christmas spirit by joining in
on the fun-filled activities at Sights & Sounds. Start your
Christmas shopping early at the arts & crafts marketplace,
visit Santa’s village, ride the carousel, view a live nativity
scene, and enjoy holiday foods. Admission: $5 adults
nightly; kids free 12 & under. For more info: (512)
4–21 - Brenham
UNITY THEATRE PRESENTS “PLAID TIDINGS”...
The hilarious, heavenly Forever Plaid quartet re-turns to
earth in this holiday treat wrapped up in a harmonious package
with a big bow on top! Unity Theatre, 300 Church. Tickets:
5 - Brenham
DOWNTOWN BRENHAM CHRISTMAS STROLL & LIGHTED
Enjoy live entertainment and holiday shopping as you stroll
the beautifully-lighted streets of Historic Downtown Brenham.
The downtown lighted parade is sure to put everyone in the
holiday spirit. Free admission & free parking. 1-888-Brenham.
6 - Cameron
Join us for Cameron’s Annual Christmas Parade & fun on
downtown’s decorated historic square. Get a snack at the food
booths, listen to the music & have your picture taken with
Santa. Festivities start at 5:30 pm, with parade at 6:30 pm.
What a great way to recapture your childhood Christmas spirit
with lights, music, floats and Santa! (254) 697-4979.
6 - Elgin
HOLIDAY BY THE TRACKS...
Catch the holiday spirit in Historic Downtown Elgin! Before or
after cutting your Christmas tree from one of two local tree
farms, enjoy live music, caroling, shopping and kid’s
activities. There are also pictures with Santa and a lighted
holiday parade at dusk. On Hwy 290, only 19 miles east of
Austin. 9am-3pm. (512) 285-4515.
6–7 - Austin
VIOLET CROWN ARTS FESTIVAL...
Heralding the holiday season, this fest is a popular
neighborhood event held at Brentwood Elementary (6700 Arroyo
Seco). Featuring 100 artists & artisans, plus local musicians
per-forming live from 10am-5pm. Free admission. Proceeds help
support Violet Crown Community Works. For more info, visit
6–7 - Boerne
31st ANNUAL OMA’S CHRISTMAS FAIR...
Shop for handcrafted merchandise among dozens of vendors in
three buildings at the Kendall County Fairgrounds. Enjoy
photos & scheduled visits with Santa, door prizes, kid’s
activities, complimentary holiday spiced tea & a bake sale.
11–13 & December 18–20 - Canyon Lake - 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 & sit on
Santa’s lap! CRRC Recreation Center, 125 Mabel Jones Dr.,
Canyon Lake, TX. 6pm to 9pm.
12–13 - Brenham
BRENHAM CHILDREN’S CHORUS CHRISTMAS
Join the Brenham Children’s Chorus for Christmas music that
lifts your spirits and gets you in the Christmas mood, even if
your name is Scrooge. O’Donnell Performing Arts Ctr, Blinn
13 - Burnet
CHRISTMAS AT FORT CROGHAN...
Costumed interpreters present the heritage of Fort Croghan
with holiday decorations typical of the late 1800’s period.
5:30pm-8:30pm. Free admission & free parking. Fort Croghan
Museum & Grounds, 703 Buchanan Drive (TX-29 West). (512)
13 - Washington
Modern and historic activities will be staggered throughout
the site during the day. Evening activities move to Barrington
Living History Farm for vignettes of holiday festivities from
the 1850s. Noon-6pm. Washington-on-the-Brazos State Historic
Site, FM 1155. Call for fees. (936) 878-2213 or visit
13 - Winedale
CHRISTMAS IN WINEDALE...
Enjoy 19th-century folk-life demonstrations, stagecoach rides,
historic homes decorated as they would have been in the
mid-1800s, farm animals, storytellers, children’s crafts,
musical entertainment, family friendly event. 12-4pm. Free.
Wine-dale Historical Complex, 3738 FM-2718, Round Top.
17, 2015 - Brenham
Treat yourself, your spouse & your friends to a fun afternoon
and evening of sipping wine and swirling through historic
Downtown Brenham from 3pm-7pm. For a small fee, attendees
enjoy a tasty wine sampling & a collectible wine glass. For
tickets & details: (979) 337-7384 or
14 - Anderson
Fanthorp Inn visitors experience cross country travel via
stagecoach. Learn about the Inn’s history & 1840s-60’s stage
lines connecting Texas towns. Presentations throughout the
day. Coach rides 11am-3pm (dependent on weather & teams) with
suggested adult ride donation of $10 & children $5. Open to
all ages; children must be accompanied by adult. February
through October on second Saturday.
19–Mar 8 - Brenham
UNITY THEATRE PRE-SENTS “APIECE OF MY
..Theatrical performances based on the true accounts of six
and their experiences before, during, and
after their tour in war-torn Vietnam.
Unity Theatre downtown. Thurs 7:30pm, Fri/Sat 8pm, Sun
Call for tickets: (979) 830-8358.
28–March 1 - Washington
TEXAS INDEPENDENCE DAY
Come celebrate the 179th anniversary of Texas Independence!
Costumed re-enactors, period craft demonstrations, military
encampments & Texas tunes. Experience life in the Republic of
Texas! 10am-5pm. Washington-on-the-Brazos State Historic Site.
1–31 - Flatonia
PARADE OF QUILTS...Czech
us out! Shop owners display a profusion of heirloom and
contemporary quilts throughout downtown stores during the
month of March. Flatonia is located at Exit 661on I-10,
between Houston & San Antonio.
14 - Burton
TEXAS RANGER DAY…
Enjoy re-enactments, history, a cook-off and live musical
entertainment. Noon-8pm. Gate charge. Burton Heritage Society,
507 N. Railroad Street.
27–April 4 - Burton
LA BAHIA ANTIQUE SHOW AT LA BAHIA
LaBahia Antique Show (during the Round Top Festival). Offering
a wide variety of antiques, collectibles, vintage items &
porcelain restoration at the show. Country cooking all day.
Free admission & parking. 8am. LaBahia Hall at 290W/237TX.
28 - Flatonia
SPRING MARKET DAY WITH TEXAS INDEPENDENCE
Arts and crafts, jewelry, hand-crafted one-of-a-kind items,
food, drinks, music & more! CHEER on the TIR runners on South
Main St. Downtown Flatonia.
11-12 - Chappell Hill
OFFICIAL BLUEBONNET FESTIVAL OF
Stroll through this historic town to enjoy the fest’s 50th
Anniversary with over 400 juried vendor booths of home decor,
gardening, pet accessories, children’s items, jewelry & more.
Plus great food, music entertainment & fun in the heart of
bluebonnet country. Listed in
Texas Highways Magazine
as the #7 most popular event! Call 1-888-BRENHAM, or visit
16 - Cameron
Cameron celebrates Spring with the Dewberry Festival! Come
enjoy a cake and cobbler bake-off, youth fishing tournament,
classic car show, arts and crafts fair, and much more! It’s
where the fun begins! For updates on more events, check out
or call (254) 697-4979.
28–June 14 - Brenham
UNITY THEATRE PRESENTS “CHAPTER TWO”…
Widower George meets Jennie, a divorced soap opera actress,
and they must discover not when, but how, they can start
Chapter Two of their lives. Unity Theatre, 300 Church Street.
Thurs 7:30pm, Fri/Sat 8pm, Sun 4pm.