Small towns, big towns, every Texas city has their own Christmas corner and I love it! It may not always snow in Texas, but that doesn’t take away from the magic each city brings to their town square or downtown. Here is a list of Christmas Towns in Texas to visit:
1-Downtown McKinney- Make magical memories this Christmas season in historic Downtown McKinney. With activities like a Christmas Carousel, Visits with Santa, Story Time, Little Elves’ Workshop crafts, there is something for everyone. You can even write letters to Santa in which you might just get a reply from the big guy himself. Get all the details of this holiday pop up here.
2-Grapevine- Nicknamed the “Christmas capital of Texas,” not only are there a ton of events during the holidays but the historic downtown is transformed into the North Pole. With 1,400 events in 40 days, there is plenty to choose from all season long. Take a ride on the North Pole Express vintage railroad, watch a Christmas movie at the Historic Palace Theatre, or do some shopping at Grapevine Mills. Get all the info here.
3-Southlake Town Square- Nothing marks holiday season like pictures with Santa Claus! Just because this has been a different year, this tradition doesn’t have to change. Kids of all ages can have a contactless visit with the jolly fella in the big red suit at Santa’s Village. Check here for the new 2020 guidelines and safety measures to keep everyone safe this holiday season.
4-Fredericksburg- If you’re looking for Lifetime movie type feel, “Texas Hill Country Christmas” in Fredericksburg is the place for you. Tree lighting on Lyndon B. Johnson park, wine and cheese tastings, and even outdoor ice skating! For the full list of movie worthy events this holiday season, click here.
5-Jefferson- There is something for everyone in Jefferson this season. The list if events includes Christmas Express Train, Christmas Parade and Tree lighting, a Wassail Walk, and even a USO Christmas Show. Shop the outdoor markets or go to a craft show, both are available in Jefferson. All the info here.
6-Grand Prairie- Looking for a safe way to celebrate this holiday season? Try out the Prairie lights drive-thru Holiday light experience or the drive in Movie Musical. Socially distanced yet still holly jolly. Get all the dates and times here.
7-Austin- From over-the-top holiday lights displays to shopping markets and live performances of Christmas classics, it’s the most wonderful time of the year in Austin! Watch a Christmas movie at the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema, visit a holiday themed bar like Lala’s Little Nugget, and pick out a tree at the tree farm. Get a full list of things to do in Austin here.
8-San Antonio- Holiday season visitors experience the city at its finest, adorned with twinkling lights and featuring family-friendly food, shopping, and cultural events. If you love Christmas lights, check out “Holiday in the Park” or visit the drive thru display at Christmas on the Ranch at Don Strange. Check out all San Antonio has to offer this season here.