Central Texas Christmas Activities

Published in the December 7, 2016 issue of The Bells

“It’s considered the most wonderful time of the year” and there’s lots to do and seein the Central Texas area to celebrate the season. Here are a few you might want to check out.

Salado Christmas Stroll/ A Christmas Carol/ A Tuna Christmas
Just 15 minutes down the road, Salado, TX offers an annual Christmas stroll. Patrons are able to walk the historic town’s main street and enjoy the sights and sounds of Christmas. The stroll is Dec. 9-10. According to the Village of Salado’s website, stores will open around 10 a.m. Friday and Saturday and close around 9 p.m. During this time, street vendors offer Christmas goodies and free food samples, while live music plays in the background, and kids visit Santa.

First Baptist Church of Salado also performs a live Nativity scene, where patrons can see the Christmas story come to life.
While in Salado, check out the 24th annual production of Charles Dickens’ classic story of Ebenezer Scrooge and his four Christmas Eve visitors in A Christmas Carol at the Tablerock Amphitheatre.
The play will begin 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday night. Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for students, and $3 for children.

In the mood for a Christmas comedy? Look no further than the Georgetown Palace Theater, and their performance of A Tuna Christmas. The show began Dec. 2 and will run nightly until December 30. Tickets are $30. The show is about the “hilarious inhabitants of Tuna, Texas as they try to win the annual Yard Decorating contest, save their Christmas play and their sanity.” As you can see, there are many events to choose from. So, grab a coat, and find your holiday spirit in Central Texas.

BLORA Nature in Lights
If you’re in the mood to see Christmas lights, check out the Belton Lake Outdoor Recreation Area “Nature in Lights” display.
You will see over 130 light displays on this five-and-a-half mile drive-through experience. BLORA will be open every night from 5:30 to 11 p.m. from now until Jan. 8. There is a $15 entrance fee per car.

Trail of Lights
Can’t get enough Christmas lights? The Trail of Lights in Austin offers over 40 displays of Christmas lights. While there, children can also enjoy a carousal or ferris wheel ride.The Trail of Lights open Dec. 10 and will close Dec. 23. Tickets are free until the Dec. 17th, when they will be $3. The event is open from 7pm to 10 pm nightly.


Author: Lauren Lum

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