Out of Town

Annual Winter Trout Stocking

More than 286,000 hatchery-raised rainbow trout have been placed in 142 locations around the state making for an ideal experience for novice or experienced anglers. Freshwater fishing license and freshwater stamp required. Stocking through February.

Various locations around the state, 512/389-4800


Christmas Ball

Gary P. Nunn fills the old dance hall with boot-scootin’ music to warm the holiday season. Sat., Dec. 20, 9-11:55pm. $20.

Luckenbach, 830/997-3224


Cowboy Christmas

Visit the Old West town for a day of fun, Christmas music, rides, and an animal park. Sat.-Sun., Dec. 20-21, 10am-5pm. $14 adults, $7 children.

Enchanted Springs Ranch, Boerne


Lights Spectacular, Hill Country Style

The county courthouse, the Pedernales Electric Coop building, and the town are bathed in twinkling lights with parades, food courts, and special events on weekends. Nov. 28-Jan. 1. Free.

Johnson City, 830/868-7684


Los Pastores: A Shepherd’s Play

See the re-creation of the play created by Franciscan priests (which depict the shepherd’s journey to see Baby Jesus) in the 16th century as a way to share the Spanish culture and religion with American Indians. Sat., Dec. 20, 2-4pm. Park admission applies.

Goliad State Park, Goliad


North Star Party

Santa Claus uses the North Star to guide his sleigh and you can find it and other stars with a tour lead by park staff. Sat., Dec. 20, 5:30-8pm. Park admission applies.

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area, Fredericksburg


Trail of Lights

Wander the path through the trees and past the community lighted exhibits to the Yule log and free hot chocolate. Every evening, Nov. 29-Dec. 31. Free.

The EmilyAnn Theatre, 1101 FM 2325, Wimberley, 512/847-6969


Trail of Lights

Walk down Christmas lane past more than 100 lighted creations until you come to the Yule log where marshmallows and entertainment await. Nightly, 6-9pm, through Dec. 31.

EmilyAnn Theatre, Wimberley


Walkway of Lights

Walk through the tunnel of 12,000 lights and see the 230 light sculptures on the banks of the lake. Fri., Nov. 21-Thu., Jan. 1. Free.

Marble Falls, 830/693-2815