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Texas Hill Country Holiday Traditions Your Family Will Love

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Each year it seems, if we don’t slow down, the holiday season whizzes past us in a hurry, and we barely have the time to catch our breath. This year, while the department stores fill up with décor and gift ideas, why not take some time to enjoy some holiday traditions that require nothing, but time spent with family here in the Texas Hill Country. Here is the second in a three-part article series on Texas Hill Country holiday traditions your family will love. We hope you like these suggestions, and if you have more, feel free to comment!

1. Wild Game Dinner in Junction

Part II: Texas Hill Country Holiday Traditions Your Family Will Love

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Every year, a Wild Game Dinner is hosted by the Junction Kimble County Chamber of Commerce on the Saturday following Thanksgiving. This year, the event will take place on November 25, and the dinner will be served at 6 p.m. at the Coke Stevenson Memorial Center. For the small cost of $10 per person, attendees can enjoy a wild game dinner and the opportunity to take home a prize from their hunting raffle, including gear, guns, and knives. This is a family-friendly event, and all are welcome to enjoy!

2. Lights Spectacular in Johnson City

Part II: Texas Hill Country Holiday Traditions Your Family Will Love

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Johnson City Lights Spectacular is an annual event which, this year, will kick off on November 24 as they light up more than three city blocks, including the Courthouse! Featuring over 100,000 twinkling holiday lights, this festival takes place every Friday following Thanksgiving and family and friends can watch the lighting of the display while they await Santa’s arrival in town. There are also different events such as a parade, a tour by lamplight through the boyhood home of President Lyndon Baines Johnson (decked out in 1920s-style Christmas décor), and various vendors selling everything from food to unique decorations. There’s even a 5K run through this beautiful lighted display!

3. Eisbahn Outdoor Ice Skating in Fredericksburg

Part II: Texas Hill Country Holiday Traditions Your Family Will Love

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Now in its 11th year, the Eisbahn Outdoor Ice Skating rink in Fredericksburg will help you lose the extra calories from the many festive dinners you’ll have over the holidays. Take the family out for a little Texas Hill Country treat at the rink which is located in the Marktplatz (otherwise known as the downtown square of Fredericksburg). Even its decorations will put your family into the Christmas spirit, not to mention the ability to zoom around the ice, skating in the open air. The all-day pass is $15 per person which is considered a come-and-go pass. The rink will be open daily from the Friday following Thanksgiving through New Year’s weekend (except Christmas Eve and Christmas Day). For more information, visit their web link provided here.