4–5 - College Station
BRAZOS VALLEY WORLDFEST - CELEBRATE
THE WORLDWIDE CULTURES...
Enjoy 20 performing groups, culture displays, salsa & merengue
dance lessons, storytelling, international cuisine,
demonstrations, arts/crafts, equestrian horsemanship, and
Latin music. Fri 6-10pm & Sat 10am-5pm. Wolf Pen Creek Park.
4–6 - Brenham
FALL FESTIVAL OF ROSES...
Enjoy three days of garden-related seminars presented by
nationally & internationally known speakers. All programs are
free. Food truck on the grounds Friday & Saturday. Antique
Rose Emporium, with its 8 acres of landscaped grounds, is
located at 10000 FM-50 in Independence, Texas. For more info:
(979) 836-5548 or visit
CHRISTMAS AT THE MANSION...
Heritage Belles bring the 1869 Giddings Stone Mansion alive!
Hermann Furniture is hosting a Christmas-themed open house at
the Giddings Stone Mansion, including a brunch, tea and home
tour to kick off the holiday season. For details, go to
www.giddingsstonemansion.com. For brunch or tea
tickets, call (888) 886-7237.
25–26 - Elm Mott
HOMESTEAD FAIR... The 29th annual
festival over Thanksgiving Weekend of fine crafts and heirloom
skills provides fun for the whole family! Horse-drawn
hayrides, homestead crafts, restored 1760's gristmill, family
music, horse farming demos, homegrown foods, blacksmithing,
woodworking, sheepdog work, pottery-making, 27 seminars &
more. Fri & Sat 9am-9pm. Free admission.
26 - 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, stagecoach rides, and holiday fare.
4:30-7:30pm. Tickets sold in front of Courthouse 4:30-7:30pm.
Fanthorp Inn State Historic Site. (936) 878-2214.
30–December 3 - San Marcos
29th ANNUAL SIGHTS AND SOUNDS OF
Get the entire family into the Christmas spirit by joining in
on the fun-filled activities at Sights & Sounds. Start your
holiday shopping early at the arts & crafts marketplace, visit
Santa’s village, ride the carousel, view a live nativity scene
and enjoy holiday foods. Admission: free for kids 12 & under;
adults $5 nightly. For info: (512) 393-8400 or
1, 2, 3 - Flatonia
CHRISTMAS IN FLATONIA...
Dec 1 - Lighting of Christmas Village & Santa, 6pm! Dec 2 -
Wonderful Winter Wine Walk (5:30-9pm)! Dec 3 - Merry Market
(9am-4pm) - Cookie/Candy Carnival & Santa. Civic Center, 208
E.N. Main St. in Flatonia. Exit 661 on I-10. (361) 865-3920.
1–18 - Brenham
UNITY THEATRE PRESENTS "LITTLE WOMEN"...
This heartwarming musical follows the adventures of the March
sisters... a timeless story filled with personal discovery and
love. Unity Theatre, 300 Church St. Call for tickets: (979)
2–3 - Georgetown
36th GEORGETOWN CHRISTMAS STROLL...
200 plus artisan booths, seasonal musical entertainment on
three stages, Whoo
Village, Bethlehem Village & Santa's Village, holiday merchant
showcase, food court, and parade on The Most Beautiful Town
Square in Texas. Friday 5pm-9pm & Saturday 10am-8pm.
www.DowntownGeorgetownAssociationTX.org. (512) 868-8675.
2–3 - Brenham
DOWNTOWN BRENHAM'S CHRISTMAS STROLL AND
Enjoy live entertainment and holiday shopping as you stroll
the beautifully-lighted streets of Historic Downtown Brenham.
Saturday downtown lighted parade is sure to put everyone in
the holiday spirit. Free admission & free parking.
3–4 - Buda
36th ANNUAL BUDAFEST...
Held the first full weekend in December, this annual fest
features a Christmas parade on Saturday, pony rides, miniature
train, entertainment, carnival, food & drink booths, and 75+
craft vendors. Children can also visit & take photos with
Santa. 10am-5pm each day. Free admission. Benefiting local
community organizations & high school scholarships.
3 - Cameron
Join us for Cameron's Annual Christmas Parade and fun in the
decorated historic square of downtown Cameron. Get a snack at
the food booths, listen to the music and have your picture
taken with Santa. Festivities start at 5pm, with parade at
5:30 pm. What a great way to recapture your childhood
Christmas spirit with lights, music, floats & Santa!
3 - 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 & kid's
activities. There are also pictures with Santa and a lighted
holiday parade at dusk. 9am-3pm. Only 19 miles east of Austin
on Hwy 290.
www.elgintx.com. (512) 285-4515.
8–10 & December 15–17 - 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 and sit on
Santa's lap! 6pm-9pm. CRRC Recreation Center, 125 Mabel Jones
Dr., Canyon Lake, TX.
www.crrcofcanyonlake.org. (830) 964-2324.
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. Washington-on-the-Brazos State Historic Site, FM
1155. Reservations are important! (936) 878-2213 or visit
10 - 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. FREE. 12-4pm.
Winedale Historical Complex, 3738 FM-2718, Round top. For more
31 - Round Top
NEW YEAR'S EVE GALA...
International Festival-Institute, Hwy. 237 at Jaster Road.
Call for time, admission and reservations. (979) 249-3129, or
14, 2017- Brenham
Treat yourself, your spouse and your friends to a fun
afternoon and evening of sipping wine and swirling through
historic Downtown Brenham from 3-7pm. For a small fee,
attendees enjoy a tasty wine sampling and a collectible wine
glass. For details or to order tickets, call (979) 337-7384.
9–26 - Brenham
UNITY THEATRE PRESENTS "THE DIARY OF ANNE
The inspiring Anne Frank confronts her rapidly
changing life and
the increasing horror of her time with honesty, wit and
determination. Downtown's Unity Theatre. Thur. 7:30pm, Fri/Sat
8pm, Sun 4pm.
www.unitybrenham.org. Call for tickets: (979)
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. (361) 865-3920.
4–5 - Washington
TEXAS INDEPENDENCE DAY CELEBRATION...
Come celebrate the 181st anniversary of Texas Independence!
Experience life in the Republic of Texas. Costumed
re-enactors, period craft demonstrations, military encampments
and Texas tunes, 10am-5pm. Washington-on-the-Brazos State
www.birthplaceoftexas.com. (936) 878-2214.
16, April 20, May 18, June 15, July 20, Aug 17, Sept 21, Oct
19, Nov 16 & Dec 21 - Gruene Historic District / New Braunfels
COME AND TASTE IT...
Meet Texas' best winemakers the third Thursday of each month.
Enjoy complimentary wine & beer tastings & learn directly from
the craftsman. Live music & food samples complement the wines
on Gruene Historic District's Grapevine patio. Also live
entertainment nightly at Texas' Oldest Dancehall.
24–April 1 - Burton
25 - Flatonia
LA BAHIA ANTIQUE SHOW AT LA BAHIA
During the Round Top Festival, 8am. Late shopping til 7pm on
March 24. A wide variety of antiques, collectibles, vintage
items and porcelain restoration at show. Free
admission/parking. 290W/237TX. Burton, TX.
SPRING MARKET DAY WITH TEXAS INDEPENDENCE
Arts & crafts, jewelry, hand-crafted one of a kind items,
food, drinks, music & more! CHEER on the TIR runners on South
Main St. Downtown Flatonia. (361) 865-3920.