10 HOT Christmas Destinations

      • Grapevine

Grapevine residents love Christmas, and they definitely know how to celebrate. Festivities begin from mid-November and go through the beginning of January. With over 1,400 events spanning over their 40 day celebration, there’s events and fun to be had for the whole family.

  • Fredericksburg

If you want to experience the Christmas traditions of Germany, look no further than the Texas Hill Country of Fredericksburg. They honor their German heritage by including unique festivities such as lighting the German Christmas Pyramid and Christmas tree at the Veriens Kirche at Marktplatz.

  • Galveston

Galveston Island brings Christmas to life every year during the holiday season. They offer multiple fun and festive attractions such as the Festival of Lights at Moody Gardens and the annual 5K and marathon, the Downtown Lanterns and Lights at the Santa Hustle. You can also enjoy the “Dickens on the Strand” festival.

  • New Braunfels

You can experience a world of holiday cheer this holiday season in New Braunfels. You can enjoy their Christmas Market Days and Cowboy Kringle in Historic Gruene. And you can’t forget the twinkling light displays at Santa’s Ranch. You can bring the whole family to enjoy their Hometown Holiday Christmas Parade.

  • Grand Prairie

Grand Prairie is the place to be for family-fun holiday celebrations. You can enjoy the Grand Prairie Holiday Tree Lighting, a Christmas Candlelight memorial service, and the Traders Village Holiday Market. However, they are most famous for their incredible light display, where you can drive for two miles surrounded by thousands of Christmas lights.

  • Jefferson

Christmas on the Bayou is what the Jefferson locals refer to as their holiday festivities. They offer a range of traditions, including the annual Rail of Lights Christmas train and the downtown wassail walk. People of all ages can enjoy the holiday parade and the candlelight tour of homes.

  • Marshall

The city of Marshall’s Wonderland of Lights Extravaganza is the highlight of their Christmas Celebrations. They’ve celebrated this event for the past 28 years, and it continues on until New Year’s Eve. This festive event features thousands of white lights that turn downtown into a winter wonderland.

  • Austin

Our state capital is a memorable place to celebrate Christmas. The annual Trail of Lights runs through Zilker Park. The Holiday Sing Along and the Downtown Stroll leads the way down Congress Avenue. Austin is also the prime spot for all of your holiday shopping with their Armadillo Christmas Bazar.

  • San Antonio

The city that is home to our beloved Alamo knows how to get you in the holiday spirit. San Antonio offers several parades including Light the Way, and the Ford Holiday River Parade and Lighting Festival. They also observe many holiday traditions, including the Holiday Festival.

  • College Station

College Station is a hot spot for Christmas festivities. They offer events the whole month of December, such as Christmas in the Park, the annual Holiday Concert, and the Downtown Lighted Christmas Parade. Don’t forget to check out Santa’s Wonderland, where you can experience actual snow, as well as classic Christmas movies on a large outdoor screen.

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