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Holidays in the Hill Country: Llano

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On Dec. 5, the Llano Main Street Program hosts a sidewalk sale and market from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. with vendors filling the Courthouse Square. Bring your Christmas gift lists, your wish lists, heck even your grocery lists! Vendors and shops will be ready and raring to help you find what you’re looking for.

The town itself hosts many specialty shops, boutiques, art galleries, and much more to satisfy your shopping urge. Items ranging from tourist novelties to western items, home conversation pieces and jewelry…this town isn’t a one-trick pony (although there’s a store named for that as well.)

3. The Food

Holidays in the Hill Country Llano

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The saying goes, “Eat, drink and be merry,” and rightfully so. Without food at hand, you’ll get ‘hangry’ and nobody wants that over the holidays! So belly up to the bar – pit bar-b-que that is. When you’re here, it’s not all about that bass, it’s all about the meat! Home to one of the best barbeque in all of Hill Country – Cooper’s Old Time Pit Bar-B-Que – and the original World Famous Big Chop, Llano is clearly proud of the family owned and operated restaurant that’s out of this world with their meats, sauces and service. Foodies rejoice!

Still want to fan the flames? Why not try a pizza pie from Tommy’s Mesquite-Flamed Pizza? Trip Advisor ranks this establishment a close second behind Cooper’s in terms of food and service in Llano. In all, there are twenty-seven restaurants or food establishments listed in the town proper, all of which provide sustenance in some form of succulent, savory or sizzling meals to tame your taste buds. Why not give them the gift of good food?

4. The Traditions and Festivities

Holidays in the Hill Country Llano
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Who wouldn’t want to walk through thousands of beautifully colored Christmas lights along the banks of the Llano River, hot chocolate in-hand, and a smile on their face? That’s precisely the experience awaiting you at Starry, Starry Nights, running Nov. 27 through Dec. 31. Each of these nights (or all of them for that matter!) you can stroll through the lighted archway that begins this pleasant holiday pastime, which commences with a warming cup of cocoa and ends with a visit with Santa! If you’re looking for more information, you can contact the Llano Chamber of Commerce by calling 325-247-5354 but really? Lace up your walking shoes, grab your friends and family, and make an appearance – you won’t regret it!