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5 Holiday Light Festivals and Walking Tours to Enjoy in the Texas Hill Country

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The holidays are here and what better way to enjoy them than to tour a festival with Christmas light displays around our great state of Texas. There will be plenty to drive or take a stroll through in the coming weeks as we countdown to Christmas. Below are just a few offerings around town that are sure to light up your night, get you into the holiday spirit, and and enjoy the fabulous showcase of dazzling light festivals the Hill Country has to offer. Variation in lighting can satisfy your senses and make you feel refreshed. Modern LED flood lights can be a good option which you might consider first for a Christmas holiday display. These lights are also used for outdoor security purposes.

1. Christmas Light Fest, Boerne

Christmas Light Fest 2017

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Starting Thanksgiving evening come out to enjoy some of the most spectacular display of Christmas lights in the San Antonio, Texas area. Located at 103 Waring Welfare Road in Boerne, Texas. It’s open nightly Thanksgiving through New Year’s Eve.

Drive through or take a hayride along a scenic two-mile stretch of the Don Strange Ranch. Over two million lights await to brighten your way as you enjoy s’mores, hot chocolate, kettle corn, and more! There’s even a chance to visit with Santa and do a little holiday shopping as you come across Santa’s Village nestled among the starry lights.

For tickets and information visit: www.sanantoniochristmaslightsfest.com.

2. Annual Lights Spectacular, Johnson City

Johnson City Lights Spectacular

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Johnson City lights up the Hill Country with its brightest light display to welcome in the Holiday season. You don’t want to miss this brilliant display of Christmas lights as it transforms its courthouse into a magnificent wonderland with its lighting ceremony. The streets come alive with its Annual Lighted Hooves and Wheels Parade. It’s sure to be fun for the whole family from November 24-25th at 100 E. Main in Johnson City, Texas.

For more details visit www.johnsoncitytexas.info/lights-spectacular.

3. Trail of Lights, Wimberley

Wimberely, Trail of Lights

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The 20th Annual Trail of Lights is set to light up the Wimberley, Texas with its spectacular light display. Take a stroll through eight acres of lighted displays decorated by local businesses and community groups. You never know what you will come across to inspire the holiday season among the trail. The is a free event and will be held November 25 to December 28, 2017, from 6-9 p.m. (Sunday-Thursday) and 6-10 p.m. (Friday & Saturday) at Emily Ann Theatre & Gardens in Wimberley.

For more information visit www.emilyann.org/trailoflights.

4. Lighting of the German Christmas Pyramid & Community Christmas Tree 

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Stroll along the beautiful town of Fredericksburg as you come upon its quaint and hometown festivities such as the Lighting of the German Christmas Pyramid & Community Christmas Tree. The streets come to life with holiday cheer as they light up the town. “Experience the nostalgic beauty of yesteryear this holiday season in Fredericksburg,” shares its website. Festivities start on November 24, 2017, at 6 p.m. in the 100 block of W. Main in Fredericksburg, Texas.

For more information on this and other Christmas festivities planned in Fredericksburg visit www.visitfredericksburgtx.com.

5. Christmas in Comfort, Texas

Christmas in Comfort

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Christmas in Comfort, Texas is just the ticket for a small town celebration of lights and festivals this holiday season. More than 125 art and craft vendors and a full day of holiday activities from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. on November 25th as you wait for the night parade and fireworks to light up the sky. This is one of the most popular events set among one of the most historic places you will come across in the beautiful landscape of the Texas Hill Country.

For more information about the festival and Comfort visit  www.comfort-texas.com/events/christmas-in-comfort.