Thursday, November 21st officially kicks off the holiday season at the Hill Country Galleria. The seventh annual tree lighting event begins at 6pm and includes festivities for the entire family. There will be face painting, holiday carolers, fireworks and a visit from Old Saint Nick himself! Santa is scheduled to arrive at 7pm.
Jazz band The Vintage 15 will set the festive mood and CW Austin star Taylor Ellison will emcee the event. It promises to be a night of celebration and a great way to get the whole family in the holiday spirit.
Santa Claus is Comin’ To Town
Also, if you don’t get a chance to tell Santa what’s on your wish list Thursday night you’re still in luck. Santa will be back for a meet and greet by the holiday tree this weekend. Bring the kids (pets are welcome, too) to visit and take a photo with the jolly old man. Just make sure to bring your own camera, as there is no photographer on site.
Santa’s hours this weekend:
- Friday, November 22nd 4pm-8pm
- Saturday, November 23rd 12pm-8pm
- Sunday, November 24th 12pm-6pm
For a full list of meet and greet hours in December click here.