Day Trips & Beyond: Holiday Lights 2019

Holiday happenings from Arlington to Wimberley

All around the state, courthouse squares and drive-through parks are aglow in colorful lights. The holiday season kicks off in earnest on the weekend after Thanksgiving.

Pedernales Electric Cooperative, 201 S. Avenue F, Johnson City. (Photo by Gerald E. McLeod)

Holiday Lights & Happenings:

Texas Christkindl Market
Arlington, Nov. 29-Dec. 22,

Christmas Park
Athens, Nov. 10-Jan. 3,

Holiday Light Stroll
Bastrop, Nov. 30-Dec. 31,

Bastrop River of Lights
Bastrop, Nov. 30-Jan. 3,

Old West Christmas Light Fest
Boerne, Nov. 28-Dec. 25,

Christmas on the Ranch
Boerne, Nov. 29-Dec. 23,

Holiday Village
Brownsville, Nov. 25-Jan. 1,

Whistle Stop Christmas
Cleburne, Nov. 25-Dec. 31,

Santa’s Wonderland
College Station, Nov. 8-Dec. 30,

Christmas Tree Lighting
Corsicana, Nov. 22,

Christmas in the Park
Cuero, Nov. 25-Jan. 1,

Holiday at the Dallas Arboretum
Dallas, Nov. 13-Dec. 29,

Parade of Lights
Fort Worth, Nov. 24,

Christmas on the Square
Frisco, Nov. 29-Dec. 31,

Iceland/Festival of Lights
Galveston, Nov. 16-Jan. 12,

Lasers & Lights
Galveston, Nov. 30-Jan. 1,

Gaylord Texan’s Lone Star Christmas
Grapevine, Nov. 15-Jan. 15,

Christmas Village at Bayou Bend
Houston, Dec. 12-30,

Christmas Parade and Tree Lighting
Jefferson, Nov. 30,

Lights Spectacular
Johnson City, Nov. 29-Jan. 5,

Holiday Lighted Parade and Courthouse Lighting Ceremony
Kerrville, Nov. 23,

Festival of Lights
Lake Jackson, Nov. 23,

Christmas on the Creek
Lampasas, Nov. 28-Jan. 1,

Starry Starry Nights Lighted Christmas Park
Llano, Nov. 29-Dec. 31,

Lighted Yule Trail
Luling, Nov. 27-Jan. 1,

Walkway of Lights
Marble Falls, Nov. 22-Jan. 1,

Wonderland of Lights
Marshall, Nov. 27-Dec. 29,

Merry Wells Christmas Festival and Lighted Parade
Mineral Wells, Nov. 30,

Santa’s Ranch
New Braunfels, Nov. 8-Jan. 4,

Holiday Model Train Show
Round Rock, Nov. 27-Dec. 26,

Hometown Holiday Lights
Round Rock, Dec. 1-31,

Miracle on 34th Street Radio Play
Round Rock, Nov. 29-Dec. 21,

Best Christmas Pageant Ever
Round Rock, Nov. 30-Dec. 22,

Holiday Lights on the River Walk
San Antonio, Nov. 29-Jan. 13,

Sights & Sounds of Christmas
San Marcos, Dec. 4-7, 11-14,

Dancing Lights of Mill Pond Park
San Saba, Nov. 28-Jan. 5,

Holiday Sandcastle Village
South Padre Island, Nov. 25-Jan. 13,

Nature in Lights
Temple, Nov. 16-Jan. 6,

Trail of Lights
Wimberley, Nov. 30-Dec. 28,

Gerald McLeod has been traveling around Texas and beyond for his "Day Trips" column for more than 25 years. Keep up to date with his journeys on his archive page.

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