Whether you prefer to model your holidays after Norman Rockwell or Clark Griswold, there are plenty of great ways to enjoy Christmas in and around Georgetown. When you decide to take a break from bingeing on Hallmark movies and hot chocolate, here are some family-friendly places to enjoy the season… live and in person
Put the family in the car and drive to the Elgin Christmas Tree Farm to choose and cut your own tree. They also have a worship service December 8 and 15 at 11am.
Monday – Thursday 10:00am-2:00pm
Friday and Saturday 10:00am-5:30pm
120 Natures Way, Elgin • (512) 281-5016 • ElginChristmasTreeFarm.com
Make it a weekend at Kelumac Christmas Tree Farm in Bryan. You can cut your own tree, stay overnight in their B&B, and shop for old world ornaments at the Christmas gift shop.
10379 Taylor Road, Bryan TX 77808 • (979) 279-3931 • Kelumac.com
Austin Trail of Lights in Zilker Park is well-known around Central Texas. They are open 7-10pm nightly December 10th-23rd.
The display includes millions of holiday lights along the park trail and there are also live performances from local entertainers. “Zip” passes available online to allow families to enter the park at 6:15pm.
Main Street Bethlehem is located two blocks east of the town square in Burnet. Displays will be “live” from 6pm to 9pm each evening, December 6-8 and 13-15.
300 E Washington St., Burnet • fbcburnet.org
The Salado Christmas Stroll takes place over two weekends. Nightly activities include live nativity, strolling carolers, live music throughout the village, late night shopping, Santa, “A Christmas Carol”, and more. Dec 6th -8th and 13th -15th.
Sweet Eats Fruit Farm is having Christmas with Santa and live reindeer. Families can enjoy their usual activities; pony rides, petting zoo and more. Admission is $16 for the holiday event, but includes photos with Santa. Plus Christmas trees for sale, and a gingerbread house for all the photo ops you can manage.
14400 E State Hwy 29, Georgetown • SweetEats.com/events/
WORTH THE DRIVE • SANTA CLAUS
Sights and Sounds of Christmas in San Marcos has it all, including ice skating! Visit with Santa; enjoy shopping, food, live music, Bethlehem and a carnival. Visit December 4-7th and 11-14th.
Close to home, the Wolf Ranch Christmas Holiday Celebration will feature free pictures with Santa, ice skating, an inflatable tubing ride, horse drawn carriage rides and much more. December 14 from 5pm to 7pm
Wolf Ranch Shopping Center • 1015 W University Ave, Georgetown
Cedar Park’s Tree Lighting and Santa’s Workshop will feature a snow hill and play areas, live music performances, games & prizes, yule fire, inflatables, photos with Santa (bring your own camera) and arts & crafts projects. Food concessions will also be available. The Cedar Park Police Department will be accepting new and unwrapped gifts for Blue Santa. Visit December 6 from 6:30 – 9pm
Heritage Oak Park – 875 Quest Parkway • CedarParkTexas.gov
The ZACH Theatre in Austin is performing A Christmas Carol through December 29. ZACH’s adaptation of the Dickens’ classic is a “musical sleigh ride through rhythm and time, infusing the traditional Victorian story with a score that spans all genres and eras.” Family-friendly and very engaging, this is recommended for ages 6 and up.
202 S Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78704 • (512) 476-0541 • tickets.zachtheatre.org
Sam Bass Theatre presents the Best Christmas Pageant Ever through December 22. Enjoy the hilarious mayhem of the inventively awful Herdman kids in this modern Christmas classic. Saturdays and Sundays at 2pm
600 N Lee St, Round Rock • (512) 763-7228 • SamBassTheatre.buyplaytix.com