National Geographic organized this show of rare photos from 50 years of White House photographers. Oct. 29-Jan. 28.
Bell County Museum, Belton
The 19th-century Victorian-themed holiday event brings musicians, jugglers, craftspeople, food vendors, and more to the waterfront. Attendees in Victorian costume are admitted for half price. Fri.-Sun., Dec. 2-4. $9-15.
Hundreds of luminarias guide your way along the river as tiny lights fill the trees and carolers pass on barges. Fri.-Sun., Dec. 2-4, 9-11, 15-18, dusk-10pm. Free.
River Walk, San Antonio
Be there when they flip the switch to illuminate the courthouse in lights, share cookies, and enjoy the carolers. Fri., Nov. 25-Sat., Dec. 31. Free.
Using technology developed for NASA’s Mars rovers, large-scale Gigapan photographs of the painted churches of Texas reveal astounding details along with our state’s rich history of immigrant artistry. Thu., Nov. 17-Sun. March 5.
UTSA Institute of Texan Cultures, San Antonio
More than 100 displays illuminate the Colorado River after dark from Fisherman’s Park to Ferry Park through Dec. 31. Harvest Art Festival runs the first weekend in downtown. Fri., Nov. 25-Sat., Dec. 31. Free.
Every year the city illuminates Lakeside Park with more than 2 million lights for a spectacular holiday tradition. Fri., Nov. 18-Sun., Jan. 1, 6-10pm.
Marble Falls, 844/635-4448