Winter Festivals


Austin is known for it’s amazing festivals and it does not disappoint during the holidays.  From little to big, Austin is the place to be to celebrate the holidays. Check out the festivals we found!


Downtown Holiday Stroll: 25th Anniversary

December 7th

Austin. 25 Years of Celebrating the Holidays in Downtown Austin!

Celebrate the start of your holiday season in downtown Austin at our 25th annual Downtown Holiday Stroll on Saturday, December 7 from 5:00 to 10:00 PM.

A FREE, family-friendly event, Holiday Stroll has something for everyone!

The festivities kick off at 5:00 PM with live music, a holiday market, photos with Santa, kids play area, food trucks, special anniversary photo-ops, and more! Gather on the capital steps for the annual KUT & KUTX Holiday Sing-Along at 6:00 PM and then countdown to the lighting of the downtown tree at 7:00 PM.

We can’t wait to celebrate the 25th year of our favorite holiday tradition with you! Stay tuned for more details and make sure to mark your calendars now for what’s sure to be a festive and fun night.


Dickens on Main

November 29th- 30th

Boerne. Kick off your holiday season in a big way at Dickens on Main, the Hill Country’s premier holiday celebration in historic Boerne, Texas. Featuring two fantastic nights of free holiday fun this Thanksgiving weekend!

Join in the fun as Boerne’s historic Hill Country Mile transforms into a vintage Christmas experience, with non-stop entertainment in five different holiday “villages” set up throughout the venue. The celebration’s main attractions include live music with great headliners, visits with Santa Claus, theatrical performances, ice sculpting battles, children’s take-home crafts, a 60-foot ice slide, and the biggest South Texas miracle of all—snow along Main Street! Roving musicians, carolers and other revelers will surprise and delight as you make your way along Main enjoying the brightly lit shops and restaurants. There’s no better way to kick off your holiday season

Dripping Springs

Christmas on Mercer

December 7th

Dripping Springs.The sights and sounds of Dripping Springs’ 15th Annual Christmas on Mercer Street will come alive on Saturday, December 7 from 10 am to 5 pm as Mercer Street and the downtown area transform into a hometown holiday festival featuring holiday shopping, arts and crafts booths, live entertainment, a petting zoo, trackless train, pony rides, children’s activities and more. Hosted by the Dripping Springs Lions Club and the City of Dripping Springs, the festival admission is FREE to the public.

Santa Claus will make a grand appearance at 10 am and there will be opportunities for parents to take photos of their children with him at Santa’s Workshop on Mercer Street.

The annual Lighting of the Tree will be held at the Triangle (also known as Veterans Memorial Park at E. Mercer Street, Ranch Road 12, and Hwy 290) at 6:15pm.


The 39th Annual Christmas Stroll

December 6th – 7th

Georgetown. Kick off your holiday season with some jolly, family-friendly fun at the 39th annual Christmas Stroll held in historic downtown Georgetown, Texas. Check the weather and wear a comfortable pair of shoes! And be sure to set your alarm for everyone’s annual favorite, the Christmas Stroll Parade on Saturday at 10am. Christmas Stroll has something for everyone! The young and young at heart will all enjoy the variety of  live entertainment, shopping, dining, and activities.

If you love shopping, you’ll love the fine selection of shops in the downtown area and, of course, the streets are filled with more than 150 artisan, craft, clothing and jewelry vendors. Travel back in time to experience the life 2000 years ago in Bethlehem Village, including a live manger. There’s lots of fun for kiddos, too! First stop is usually a visit and photo with Santa, of course! Parents love watching them burn off the energy on the main attractions, playing street hockey or trying their hand at construction at the make & take Home Depot booth! 

Allow plenty of time to enjoy live musical performances by local performers, area schools and organizations. Grab a bite to eat at any of our premier restaurants or one of the many food vendors — our wonderful selection will satiate the choosiest of eaters!


Pfestival of Lights & Christmas Parade

December 7th

Pflugerville. Join us on Main St. in Downtown Pflugerville as we kick off the pfestive season. Parade begins at approximately 5 p.m. and ends with the tree lighting and photos with Santa (bring your own camera). Enjoy pfestive activities in Downtown Pflugerville from 4-7 pm, including pfree hot chocolate (provided by West Pecan Coffee + Beer) and cookies, funnel cakes from Munch Zone and Nick’s Homegrown kettle corn, and musical performances behind City Hall. Also open during the event in Downtown Pflugerville: Hanovers Draught Haus, Me’s Cajun, Three Legged Goat and West Pecan Coffee + Beer.

The parade is presented by Knights of Columbus Council 10373.

San Marcos

Sights and Sounds of Christmas

December 4th – 7th & December 11th – 14th

San Marcos. The Sights & Sounds of Christmas Foundation, a 501(c)3 nonprofit based in San Marcos, Texas, is proud to bring you the Sights & Sounds of Christmas Festival! Founded in 1987, the Sights & Sounds of Christmas strives to provide the San Marcos community and surrounding areas with an exciting holiday celebration for all. Each year the Sights & Sounds of Christmas Festival begins the week after Thanksgiving and runs Wednesday-Saturday for two consecutive weeks.