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Hill Country Happenings: November 27 – December 3, 2016

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Thanksgiving may be over but the season is just getting started. These delightful family events (most of them free) are sure to add some holiday cheer to your Christmas season. This week’s Hill Country Happenings range from shopping extravaganzas to incredible live music shows – there is something for everyone.

Sunday, November 27, 2016

Hill Country Happenings


Mariachi Vargas Extravaganza  “An annual event taking place in San Antonio, TX, celebrating the history and cultural impact of mariachi music. The festival includes concerts by world-renowned musicians and competitions with participants from all across the U.S.” Sunday, November 27 – Saturday, December 3, 2016. For ticket info, times and locations visit

Life-Size Nativity Scene Life-size and fully restored historic Nativity figures are on display for public viewing at Comfort Park. Sunday, November 20 – December 31, 2016. 423 Main Street Comfort, TX 78013. 

Monday, November 28, 2016

Blues, Music


Blue Mondays with Ben Beckendorf’s Blues Boys Great local Blues talents on an outdoor patio. A beautiful setting for a great evening. Monday 6:30 p.m. – 10 p.m. Silver Creek Beer Garden & Grille, 310 East Main, Fredericksburg, TX 78624.

Birds of a Feather
 Beginner or experienced birders welcome.  Meet other “birding buddies” and spot fine feathered friends as they stay or migrate to and from the hill country.
Cost: Adult day-use entry $6, Seniors 65 and above $3 Bring ID for free Bluebonnet Pass (half price entry), Kids 12 and under always free(All Day: Monday) PST Hill Country State Natural Area, 10600 Bandera Creek Rd, Bandera, TX 78003. 
Please call HCSNA headquarters for more info or Email: [email protected]

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

story time, Bandera Public Library

Photo: Flickr/Phillip

Storytime Bring the kids to a free story-time. Tuesday. 10:30 a.m. – 12 p.m. Bandera Public Library. 515 Main Street, Bandera, TX 78003.

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

farmers market

Photo: theexit505farmersmarket

Exit 505 Farmer’s Market Clean, local, farm-fresh foods, flowers, plants & gifts fill this market every Wednesday afternoon. Open year round, rain or shine. Wednesday 4 – 7 p.m. The River Star Arts & Event Park. 3785 HWY 27, Kerrville, TX 78028.

Sights and Sounds of Christmas
 “A four nights of family-friendly fun with live music, food, arts and crafts, pictures with Santa and more! Come to enjoy the spectacle of thousands of glittering, colorful lights, take a spin on the skating rink, explore a recreated town of Bethlehem, or check out performances by local students and professionals.” Cost: Kids 12-and-under are free, Nightly Admission: $5, 4-Day Pass: $10. Wednesday, November 30 – Saturday, December 3, 2016. San Marcos Plaza Park. 401 E Hopkins St, San Marcos, TX 78666.

Thursday, December 1, 2016

Christmas Light Festival, Boerne, Texas Hill Country

Cailloux Theater Symphony of the Hills: Home for Christmas Get dressed up for a night at the symphony. Symphony of the Hills presents “Home for Christmas.” 7:30 p.m. Cailloux Theater, 910 Main Street Kerrville, TX 78028. For tickets visit

Christmas Shoppe
Local crafters and artisans display and sell their creations. Make your Christmas list complete by taking home items such as woodwork, needlework, soaps, metal art, specialty pecans, and more. 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. December 1- 17, 2016. Herby Ham Activity Center, 248 FM 3447, Uvalde, TX  78801. herbyhamactivitycenter.orgChristmas on the Creek A beautiful display of lights and other scenery that light up the Sulphur Creek in W.M. Brook Park during the Christmas Holiday! Free. December 1-31, 2016. W.M. Brook Park, Lampasas, TX 76550.

Wassailfest Sample free wassail, dance to some live music, take in the beautiful holiday lights and taste some yummy festival food. 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.. Historic Downtown New Braunfels, TX.

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