Thanksgiving is a time when friends and families come together to give thanks and make memories. Does hosting this annual event stress you out? Swap the traditional holiday get together for a Texas Hill Country Thanksgiving! There’s so much to see and do in the area. Thanksgiving in the Texas Hill Country is sure to become a new tradition to enjoy for years to come.
When you’re planning your trip, be sure to use the help of our Hill Country Itinerary. It gives you the inside scoop on the area’s best restaurants, events, outdoor activities, and attractions.
What to Do During Your Texas Hill Country Thanksgiving
1. Get in the Holiday Spirit
Watching holiday parades is a loved tradition throughout the country. There is an array of exciting parades during Thanksgiving weekend in the Texas Hill Country that is sure to get you in the holiday spirit.
Ford Holiday River Walk Parade
Downtown River Walk in San Antonio, TX
This iconic night parade has dazzling lights, costumed float riders, and astounding music. Musical performances feature Grammy award-winning artists, such as Steve Earle, Jimmie Vaughan, and Billy Gibbons, one of the finest blues-rock guitarists from Texas and best known for his remarkable playing with ZZ Top.
The EmilyAnn Theatre and Gardens Trail of Lights
This trail of lights is a walking tour that leads guests through six acres of a festive winter wonderland full of Christmas lights. After your stroll, stop by the Yule Log and roast complimentary marshmallows and sip on hot cocoa.
2. Go for a Hike
The mild temperatures during autumn in the Texas Hill Country are pure perfection. There’s no need to pack heavy, bulky winter clothing. A light jacket is all you need! These weather conditions, paired with the emerging fall foliage, make it an ideal time to explore the great outdoors and head out for a hike.
Cypress Creek Nature Preserve
This nature preserve features an array of trails that provide peaceful, scenic walks throughout the great outdoors of Wimberley. There are picnic tables and pavilions, setting the scene for a beautiful Thanksgiving picnic. Also, the park is pet-friendly so that you can bring your furry family member along on the outing.
Old Baldy is a quintessential Texas Hill Country hike. You’ll climb 200 steps to reach the top of the hill, where you will enjoy the breathtaking 360-degree view of Wimberley.
3. Dine Out For Your Thanksgiving Dinner
The Hill Country is overflowing with amazing eateries, but don’t worry, we know all the best restaurants in the area and where you can enjoy a Thanksgiving dinner.
Saltgrass Steak House
San Marcos, TX
Start a new family tradition this year and dine at Saltgrass Steak House this year. Your mouth will water over their center-cut sirloin steak, chicken fried chicken, and garlic mashed potatoes.
Linda’s Fine Foods Restaurant
If you’re looking to have a cozy night in for Thanksgiving, we suggest ordering take-out from Linda’s Fine Foods. They feature a Thanksgiving take-out special each year, including items such as fresh salads, baked potatoes, and roasted chicken and turkey
4. Order in Advance From Texas’s Favorite Grocer
Treat yourself to a traditional Thanksgiving feast will all of the trimmings. but none of the hassle of cooking. Order a Thanksgiving meal from H-E-B, a grocery store close to Texan’s hearts. All of their meals come fresh and full of flavor. Choose from holiday meals including smoked turkey, spiral sliced ham, sweet potatoe casserole, and more. To order ahead, please call (512)-842-3700.
Stay in the Heart of Texas Hill Country at Hotel Flora and Fauna
If you’re looking to have a Texas Hill Country Thanksgiving, stay in one of the most charming, charming small towns the area has to offer, Wimberley. Hotel Flora and Fauna resides in Wimberley in the heart of the Texas Hill Country and has everything you need to spend a holiday away from home.
Each of our rooms features a convenient kitchenette, so you can stay in for your meal, or heat your leftovers the next day. Room 12 is pet-friendly, so you don’t have to leave your pets behind for the holidays. Whether you want to stay in Wimberley for the holiday, or road trip to a nearby town (like Austin or San Antonio), Hotel Flora and Fauna is the perfect place to reside. Check our availability and start planning your trip today! We can’t wait to have you.