The Burnet County Courthouse's Christmas lights is one of three displays in Burnet's Trail of Lights. You’ll also find lights in Wallace Riddell Park and Hamilton Creek Park. Travel a little farther in Burnet County for Walkway of Lights in Marble Falls and Christmas by the Highway in Granite Shoals. Photo by Martelle Luedecke/Luedecke Photography

December in the Highland Lakes of Burnet County

The holiday season has lit up the Highland Lakes of Burnet County with lights displays, snow days (well-planned non-weather events), parades, and more. Live music events also dot the calendar. December weather in Burnet County is usually mild, providing ample opportunity to get outside and celebrate. Here’s just a sample of what you’ll find on this month’s events calendar. For more, visit highlandlakesofburnetcounty.com/events.

Saturdays in December

Downtown Holiday Sip ’n’ Shop

Main Street in Marble Falls

From 5-7 p.m. Dec. 5, 12, and 19, downtown Marble Falls extends its shopping hours for extra holiday exploring and gift buying. Visit the unique mix of gift shops and boutiques, and then stop at one of the restaurants for dinner, a snack, or a drink.

Saturday, Dec. 5

Christmas Market on Main

Main Street in Marble Falls

From 10 a.m.-4 p.m., vendors take over Main Street, adding to the shopping extravaganza already on display between First and Fourth streets and in Old Oak Square. Live music and holiday decorations keep the holiday spirits high and the mood jolly.

Sunday, Dec. 6

Three Texan Tenors

Quail Point Lodge

107 Twilight Lane in Horseshoe Bay

The Three Texan Tenors perform holiday favorites from 4:30-6:30 p.m. Tickets are limited due to COVID-19 protocols. For tickets, visit the Horseshoe Bay Cultural Enrichment website at hsbenrichment.org.

Saturday, Dec. 12

Christmas on the Square

Courthouse Square in Burnet

Santa Claus rides in on a parade at 5 p.m., but the fun begins at noon on the square with two different snow play areas, vendors, music, and more. One snow hill is perfect for sledding, the other for snow angels, snowballs, and playing in the snow. Takes place noon to 8 p.m. on the downtown square. Call the Burnet Chamber of Commerce at 512-756-4297 for more.

Saturday, Dec. 19

Through Jan. 2

Walkway of Lights

Lakeside Park in Marble Falls

Now in its 30th year, the Marble Falls Christmas lights display at Lakeside Park, 307 Buena Vista Drive, is open daily from 6-10 p.m. (weather permitting). Admission is free, but donations are welcome to walk through and enjoy more than 2 million lights glittering off of Lake Marble Falls. Also, rent some skates and take a spin on the (real) ice rink set up in the park next door to Walkway of Lights.

Christmas by the Highway

Corner of H.A. Barrett Drive and RR 1431 in Granite Shoals

The roadside display lights up at 6 p.m. Dec. 4 and continues through Jan. 2 for photos, drive-bys, and walk-throughs.

Trail of Lights

Wallace Riddell Park

Texas 29 and Rhomberg Street

Courthouse Square

Hamilton Creek Park

Jackson Street and U.S. 281 in Burnet

Three locations for lights and selfie opportunities. Walk them all or drive from one to the other. Plenty of parking and lots of holiday spirit.

EDITOR’S NOTE: Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, events could be canceled or postponed after the publication of this list. Check with organizers before making plans to attend.

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