Oh. My. SNOW. Waking up to a winter wonderland this morning was an unexpected treat for the Texas Hill Country. It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas, Lake Travis!
There’s so much to do in and around the Lake Travis area this weekend, but before we dive into events, let’s take a look back in case you missed us…
On Thursday, Cathy explored the Austin-y tradition of decorating a roadside tree in the Lake Travis area. If you’ve adopted a Christmas tree, head over to our Facebook page and share a pic!
And speaking of trees…
It’s perfect weather for bundling up, sipping hot cocoa and watching the Hill Country Galleria’s Synchronized Christmas Tree Show. You can catch it every night from 5pm to 10pm on the half hour.
In local news …
The season of giving doesn’t exclude our four-legged friends. It’s time for Tomlinson’s annual Pound4Pound Pet Food Drive to support pet rescues across Central Texas. Between now and Christmas Eve, purchase a bag of pet food for donation at Tomlinson’s, and your gift will be doubled — pound for pound.
Be safe, be festive and enjoy your weekend, friends!
Friday, December 8
Holiday Concert with Jonas Alvarez at Lake Travis Community Library (4pm)
Meet & Greet with Santa at Hill Country Galleria (4pm-8pm)
Lago Vista Farmers Market at Lago Vista Village Shopping Center (2:30pm-6:30pm)
Hoppy Hour at Infamous Brewing Company (4pm-9pm)
Friday Night Live Music Lineup at Poodie’s Roadhouse in Spicewood — Ruthie Foster (8pm)
Pearl Snaps at Angel’s Icehouse in Spicewood (7:30pm)
Bobby Mack at Mercer Street Dance Hall (8:30pm-11:30pm)
Saturday, December 9
Paint with Santa at Color Me Mine (10am)
Japanese Story Time at Lake Travis Community Library (10:30am)
Storytime with Mrs. Claus at Central Plaza Pavillion at HCG (11am)
Gingerbread House Workshop at The Candy Jar (3:30pm)
Meet & Greet with Santa at Hill Country Galleria (noon-8pm)
Tour & Tasting at Infamous Brewing Company (1pm-9pm)
David Lee w/ Bo Porter at Mercer Street Dance Hall (8:30pm-11:30pm)
Sunday, December 10
Meet & Greet with Santa at Hill Country Galleria (noon-6pm)
2nd Annual Holiday Bazaar at The Rusty Mule (2pm-5pm)
Barry Eigen Art Reception at Lake Travis Community Library (1pm-2:30pm)
Holiday Sing-A-Long with Vintage 15 at HCG (3pm-5pm)
Asado Sunday at El Gaucho Winery in Spicewood (noon-7pm)
Lone Star Farmers Market in the Shops at the Galleria (10am-2pm)
Pedernales Farmer’s Market in Apis Restaurant parking lot (9am-2pm)
Tour & Tasting at Infamous Brewing Company (noon-6pm)
Tasting Room at Spicewood Vineyards (noon-5pm)
Tasting Room at El Gaucho Winery (12:30pm-7pm)
Sunday Brunch at Table 620 H-E-B Lakeway (10am)
Local Hero Sunday at High 5 — Free hour of bowling and other discounts for military and veterans (with ID), police, fire & rescue (after 6pm)
Get out of town
Looking for more twinkling lights? Head out to Johnson City to experience illuminated oaks at Pedernales Electric Cooperative (PEC). This 25-year-old holiday tradition boasts more than 1.2 million LED lights. If you haven’t been, you’ve got to witness this spectacular display. #PECHolidayLights will be lit nightly from 6pm-midnight until December 31st.
Trivia & Taco Tuesday every Tuesday night at Table 620 H-E-B Lakeway (6:30pm)
Traditional Irish Music every Tuesday night at LT Corner Pub (7pm)
Whiskey Wednesday every Wednesday at Table 620 H-E-B Lakeway (6pm)
Karaoke with Raden Hughes at LT Corner Pub every Wednesday night (8pm)
Texas Songwriters Showcase every Monday at Poodie’s Roadhouse in Spicewood (6:30pm)
Preschool Story Time at Lake Travis Community Library every Monday (10:30am)
Every 2nd Tuesday of the month is FREE Juice & Yoga. Join Bodhi Yoga + Juiceland in the greenspace next to Cho Sushi Lakeway. (7pm)
Save the date
December 12 — Holiday Celebration at Lake Travis Community Library (6:30pm-8pm)
December 14 — Merry & Bright at Found Boutique, Level 12 Salon, Austex Wellness & Med Spa at The Oaks at Lakeway (4pm-8pm)
December 14 — Holiday Wine Walk at Hill Country Galleria (5pm-9pm)
December 15 — Sip & See with wine & vendors at El Gaucho Winery in Spicewood
December 16 — Santa is Coming to El Gaucho for photo ops!
December 16 — Grand Opening of Tiff’s Treats in Steiner Ranch with tennis star Andy Roddick
Add your event to the comments on the Lake Travis Lifestyle Facebook Page. Or if you have an event you’d like for us to include in coming weeks, be sure to send it to us right here in a message.
Photo courtesy of LT area resident Lawryl Jarrett. Thanks for sharing, Lawryl!