There are so many activities in Texas during the holiday seasonthat I am unable to cover all. Because I am a child at heart, I will focus on Christmas lighting displays, Christmas festivities and seasonal events that involve family fun and not much money.
Amarillo is hosting a zoo lights Safari on December +14 – 15, 19 – 22 between 6 and 9 PM. Admission is $4 adults, $3 seniors, $2 child, under 2 are free. Visit Santa and Mrs. Claus when they make a special stop at the Zoo on Saturday, December 15th and 22nd. There will be shopping, caroling, child crafts and hot chocolate. On December 22 watch Delvin Wilson as he sculpts ice. Website: www.amarillozoo.org
Athens has the Christmas Park Land Of Lights December 1 – January 2. Website: www.athenstx.org.
Bastrop will be lit by the River of Lights, December 1-January 1. Website: www.lostpineschristmasbastroptx.com.
Big Spring will be lit from December 15 – 31. See the Comanche Trail Dam, along with lighted cactus, angels, stars and Big Spring’s Christmas greeting. Big Spring is known as the lighted the Poinsettia Capital of Texas. You will see why if you attend. Website: www.cftol.com.
In Cleburne there will be a whistle stop Christmas light display December 1-31 Website: www.cleburnechamber.com.
Denison has a holiday lights tour December 1-30 Loy Lake Park Website: www.cityofDenison.com.
Farmers Branch Christmas Tour of Lights is December 1-31. Website: www.farmersbranch.Info.
In Grand Prairie you may drive through the holiday light display on December 1-31 website: www.prairielights.org
Lubbuck has the Texas Tech Carol of lights from December 1-January 1. Lubbock also has Santa land in McKenzie Park on December 10-23. Website: www.ttu.edu.
Lufkin has a wonderful Festival of Trees takeing place on December 1 – January 2. Website www.metlufkin.com.
Wimberley lights the EmilyAnn Trail of Lights from December 1-31. Check the Website www.emilyann.org. The village of Wimberley is a festive place any time of year. A small haven on the banks of Cypress Creek and the Blanco River, you will find many artists and their works displayed.
The Woodlands Winter Wonderland and Ice Rink will be open December 1-January 21. Website: www.holidayinthewoodlands.com
There will be more to come. I hope you get the chance to view a few of the lighting displays. We tend to overdue in Texas!