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3 Texas Hill Country Holiday Traditions That Leave You Wanting More

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Every year we seem to watch helplessly as our time between Veterans Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s Day goes flying by. If we don’t slow down, our holiday season is gone in the blink of an eye. This year, take advantage of the time to enjoy family and friends here in the Texas Hill Country with some holiday traditions that will leave you wanting more!

1. Holiday Model Train Show in Round Rock

3 Texas Hill Country Holiday Traditions That Could Leave You Wanting More

Photo: Facebook/Round Rock Arts

Now in its 5th year, the Holiday Model Train Show in downtown Round Rock brings the Tinplate Trackers together a showcase of model trains by theme. Each year’s theme is different, and the event is free for attendees, this year beginning on November 26. Open Wednesdays through Saturdays from 11 a.m. – 6 p.m., and Sundays from 2:00 p.m. – 6 p.m., this event is held at 231 E. Main St., Suite 160, in Round Rock. Thousands of people come to visit this amazing display each year, and your family will love this spectacular show here in the Texas Hill Country!

2. Dickens on Main in Boerne

3 Texas Hill Country Holiday Traditions That Could Leave You Wanting More

Photo: Facebook/Dickens on Main

Filled with costumed people from Charles Dicken’s period, together with caroling, traditional wassailing, and horse-drawn carriage rides throughout the community, the annual celebration of Dickens on Main in Boerne takes place this year on November 24 and 25. Putting you in the holiday spirit with live music, vendors, activities for the kids, a tree-lighting ceremony, phenomenal food, and so much more. Visit their event website for more information, and enjoy visiting Boerne!

3. Turkey Trot in Gruene

3 Texas Hill Country Holiday Traditions That Could Leave You Wanting More

Photo: Facebook/Gruene Hall

If your family is up for some healthy traditions, consider making your way to the annual Turkey Trot in Gruene. The 2017 Comal Cops for Kids Gruene Turkey Trot features an exhilarating 5K run or walk which is an event for all ages. Winding your way through the Gruene Historic District, you can work off any extra holiday calories generated from a slice of Grandma’s pecan pie. Registration fee information is available on their website, and the event kicks off on November 23. Each year, proceeds from this event benefit various local law enforcement charities that focus on children. It’s a great cause and a great way to get out and enjoy yourselves in the Texas Hill Country.