The Best Ways to Celebrate Christmas in the Texas Hill Country

Are you looking for a new way to spend the holiday season? Have a Texas Hill Country holiday! There’s always something exciting going on in this area, and Christmas-time is no different. If you’re curious about the best ways to celebrate Christmas in the Texas Hill Country, keep reading!

Stay in the heart of the Texas Hill Country at Hotel Flora and Fauna. We can be your hub to all of the best attractions and events in the area! For additional information about how to plan your trip, check out our complimentary Texas Hill Country Itinerary.

Here Are the Best Ways to Have a Merry Christmas in the Texas Hill Country

Explore Stunning Light Displays

Johnson City Lights Spectacular

Location: Johnson City, TX

Only a 40-minute drive from Hotel Flora and Fauna

Johnson City transforms itself from a slow-paced, small town into a bright beacon of light welcoming visitors with good old fashioned Christmas cheer. The streets become adorned with special effects and mesmerizing Christmas lights. The main attraction is the Johnson City Courthouse, which becomes decked out from the ground up. You can even go inside the building where it is also superbly decorated. If you desire a more intimate, romantic experience, consider taking a horse-drawn carriage ride. Decorated with their festive gear, these carriages allow you to see all of the sights up close and at a comfortable pace with many stops and photo opportunities. Whether you’re young or old, you are sure to have a blast at this spectacular event.

EmilyAnn Theatre and Gardens Trail of Lights

Location: Wimberley, TX

Only a 4-minute drive from Hotel Flora and Fauna. 

As Hill Country locals, one of our favorite events to get into the holiday spirit is the Trail of Lights at the EmilyAnn Theatre. This walking trail leads guests through six acres of a festive winter wonderland containing a million lights. If you get a little chilly warm up by the fire and roast complimentary marshmallows and sip on some steamy hot chocolate. Be sure to check their Events Calendar for nightly happenings.

Feel the Cheer at a Holiday Parade

Holiday River Walk Parade

Location: San Antonio, TX

Only a 70-minute drive from Hotel Flora and Fauna. 

This iconic parade takes place at night, setting a magical scene of twinkling lights and dazzling displays. The show features costumed float riders, astounding music, and Christmas trees galore.

Chuy’s Children Giving to Children Parade

Location: Austin, TX

Only a 50-minute drive from Hotel Flora and Fauna. 

This parade is a one of a kind Texas holiday tradition. The benefits of this event go towards “Operation Blue Santa,” which provides toys to needy children throughout the area. Visitors are encouraged to bring new, unwrapped toys to donate to the cause. This parade has it all— giant inflatable balloons, festive holiday floats, famous children’s characters, boisterous marching bands, and Santa Claus sightings!

Santa’s Ranch Light Display

Location: New Braunfels, TX

Only a 30-minute drive from Hotel Flora and Fauna. 

We’re not sure the math adds up, but this 1% corny, 99% amazing trail of lights is 1000% Texas fun! Santa’s Ranch is a light exhibit that you view without ever leaving your car. Drive through over a mile of winding country roads on 12 acres of land and see gorgeous lighted vignettes and animated displays. For even more fun, food, beverages, and souvenirs are available. Individual or season tickets may be purchased at Santa’s Ranch entry gate.

Stay in the Heart of the Hill Country at Hotel Flora and Fauna

Hotel Flora and Fauna is the best place to stay to experience all things Hill Country. Our boutique hotel features 12 eclectic rooms and stunning amenities that are designed to give you the ultimate Texas retreat. Although our Wimberley Hotel captures the essence of Hill Country, we urge you to go out and explore it. Our location is ideal for traveling to many of the major cities listed above.

Room 10 at Hotel Flora and Fauna has everything for you to feel at home during your Christmas in the Texas Hill Country. This suite contains a memory foam king-size bed, a sofa, a kitchenette, and a full bath with a tub and shower. Don’t wait any longer! Check our availability and start planning your holiday trip to Wimberley today!