December is a month filled with holiday celebrations and traditions. A favorite local tradition is evident as hundreds of trees that line our roadways and neighborhood streets get decorated with a variety of ornaments, garland, sports paraphernalia and other creations that brighten up our drive.
There are plenty of reasons to get out on the road this weekend and check out some of the holiday events and traditions in and around the Lake Travis area.
This festive weekend is filled with everything from holiday concerts to the Vandegrift Vipers competing against Temple in the state semifinals at the Alamodome this Saturday. Once again, there is snow in the forecast with another snow day at the Hill Country Galleria on Sunday. Looking ahead to next week is the start of the 39th Annual Armadillo Christmas Bazaar on Tuesday, December 16.
Our beautiful town is getting decked out in its holiday best so head on out there and enjoy it!
Friday, December 12
Meet and Greet with Santa at the Hill Country Galleria (Thursday through Sunday)
Lake Travis Gift of Music Community Christmas Celebration A concert benefiting music and dance scholarships in the Lake Travis Area. Located at the Lake Travis High School Performing Arts Center (7:00pm)
Lake Pointe Elementary School Holiday Caroling at the Hill Country Galleria Amphitheater (6:00pm)
5th Annual Christmas Gala to support the Lakeway Police Foundation at Antebellum Oaks. All proceeds from the gala will benefit Lakeway Police Department and the policemen and policewomen who protect the community of Lakeway (6:00pm)
Lakeway’s Trail of Lights Follow the glow to the City of Lakeway’s Trail of Lights at Lakeway City Hall, 1102 Lohmans Crossing — through January 4, 2015 (6:00pm – midnight)
Saturday, December 13
Breakfast with Santa at the Lakeway Activity Center Space is limited and reservations are mandatory. For more information call 512-261-1010 (two times scheduled at 8:30am – 10:30am)
United States Air Force Band of the West Holiday Concert at the Lake Travis High School Performing Arts Center. This is a free event but tickets are required (3:00pm)
Fourth Annual Holiday Extravaganza at the Kam & James Morris Theatre at TexARTS. December 13 – 14 (shows at 2:00pm and 6:00pm)
Vandegrift vs. Temple for the state semifinal at the Alamodome in San Antonio (7:30pm)
Steiner Ranch Cho Sushi Five Year Anniversary Event (11:00am – 10:00pm)
Sunday, December 14
Lone Star Farmers Market in the Shops at the Galleria (10:00am – 2:00pm)
Cars and Coffee at the Oasis The largest free car show on Lake Travis (10:00am – 1:00pm)
Snow Day at the Hill Country Galleria located outside of the the Bee Cave Library (12:00pm – 4:00pm)
In the Big City
50th year of the Trail of Lights in Zilker Park December 7 – 21 (7:00pm – 10:00pm)
JUNK at the Thinkery is a whimsical exploration of waste and recycling presented by the Thinkery in collaboration with guest artist Zach Dorn. Nov. 15, 2014 through Jan. 25, 2015
Get Out of Town
Magic of Hill Country Christmas Lights in Johnson City This holiday season bring your family to enjoy the magic and beauty of over two million LED lights spread over a mile long drive-thru light display, located one mile outside of Johnson City, TX on hwy 281. The display will be open nightly from November 22, 2014 – January 1, 2015 from 6:00pm – 11:00pm. Admission is free, but donations are accepted to help keep the display burning bright.
Orangetheory Fitness Austin-Four Points Grand Opening December 18, 2014 (5:00pm – 8:00pm)
Live Music in the Lake Travis Area
David Bromberg at One World Theatre (7:00pm)
Friday Night Live Music Lineup at Poodie’s Roadhouse in Spicewood (starting at 4:00pm)
War Horses at Angel’s Icehouse in Spicewood (7:00pm)
Preacher Keen and the Prodigal Son at Rumi’s Tavern in Jonestown (7:00pm – 11:00pm)
Saturday Night Live Music Lineup at Poodie’s Roadhouse in Spicewood (starting at 6:00pm)
Lazy J and the Dirty Shuffle at Rumi’s Tavern in Jonestown (9:00pm – 1:00am)
David Benoit Christmas Tribute to Charlie Brown at One World Theatre (two shows 6:00pm / 8:30pm)
Sunday Night Live Music Lineup at Poodie’s Roadhouse in Spicewood (starting at 4:00pm)
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We love to explore the Lake Travis area and surrounding Hill Country just as much as you do!
If you have an event you’d like for us to include in coming weeks or you know of fun happenings this weekend, be sure to leave it in the comments or send it to us right here in a message.