- GRANBURY – Granbury, A Candlelight Tour
Dec. 6 – 8, 1 p.m.
During this event, the community bands together in an assemblage of lights, carriage rides, Christmas carols and treats. The city comes to life with an air of the days of old and the miracle of the Christmas spirit, brought to you by the Historic Granbury Merchants Association. Visit the gallery and see past year’s homes and festivities here.
- WEATHERFORD – Christmas on the Square
Dec. 7, 10 a.m., Downtown Weatherford
The Christmas parade begins at 10 am and will go around the courthouse. Shop vendors and downtown merchants. Christmas carolers, ice sculpting, snow globe, costumed characters and Children's activities. Admission is free!
- LUBBOCK – Santa Land
Dec. 10 - 23, 6 p.m. at Mackenzie Park, 301 I-27 in Lubbock
Lubbock Parks and Recreation has hosted Santa Land for the past 62 years, and admission for all ages is free. Santa Land is open every evening from December 10-23 from 6 to 10 p.m. nightly. Approximately 50,000 people visit Santa Land each year to see the festive holiday village with its huge lighted Christmas tree, animated displays, bonfires, traditional holiday scenes, and of course, Santa and Mrs. Claus.
- KILLEEN – Holiday Under the Stars
Dec. 6, 6 – 9 p.m., Killeen Community Center
This free, family-friendly event will include a Christmas tree lighting, a visit from Santa and his reindeer, an inflatable snow globe and so much more! For a full list of events, click here.
- WACO – Christmas Lights in the Village
Dec. 13, 6 p.m. – 8 p.m., Mayborn Museum
Slow down your holiday season with a relaxing stroll through the village that will include a hands-on petting zoo, photo-op visits with Santa and Mrs. Claus, food for purchase from local vendors, live music and more!
- TEMPLE – Bend of the River Christmas
Dec. 21, 3 p.m. – 7 p.m., 7915 S. General Bruce Drive, Temple
Get your tickets early for this hometown holiday event that will feature two snow slides, cowboy Santa, barrel train along with a snow party and tons more activities! All activities are included in the price of the ticket. Tickets go on sale Dec. 1 online here.
- MEXIA – Merry Christmas Festival
Dec. 5 - 7, times vary, Mexia Civic Center-Downtown Mexia
Events include cookie decorating, a Christmas market, Parade of Lights and live entertainment. To see a full schedule of events, click here.
- BRAZORIA – Christmas in Brazoria
Dec. 14, noon – 5 p.m., Brazoria Civic Center
The Christmas season is in full swing! Come enjoy free, family fun at the Christmas in Brazoria festival. There will be an arts and craft show, carriage rides, live entertainment and more! For a full lineup, click here.
- SURFSIDE BEACH – Surfing Santas
Dec. 21, noon – 3 p.m., Pedestrian Beach
Hang ten with Santa Claus in Surfside Beach! To learn more about the event, click here.
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