It’s already December, your last shot at making good on those 2022 resolutions. And, if you resolved to sneak away to the Texas Hill Country, Llano County awaits with holiday and non-holiday happenings to help you end the year on a high note. Get in last-minute shopping, feast your eyes on stunning Christmas lights displays, travel back in time to Charles Dickens’ London, channel your inner Cajun at a gumbo cook-off, or tap your toes to live country music at a vintage movie house. Enjoy your December in Llano County and plan to come back in 2023.
STARRY STARRY NIGHTS
Through Dec. 31
300 Legion Drive, Llano
For Christmas lights aficionados, Starry Starry Nights is a must-see. Every night in December, the display lights up Badu Park, creating a kaleidoscopic reflection off of the Llano River. Take a sled ride on Snow Day on Dec. 11 and get a photo with Santa on weekends through Dec. 18. For even more holiday lights, view the impressive display on the Llano County Courthouse square.
HORSESHOE BAY HOLIDAZE
Dec. 1 from 5:30-7:30 p.m.
7401-7407 FM 2147, Horseshoe Bay
The annual Holidaze market features almost three dozen vendors, refreshments, samples, and giveaways.
DICKENS OF A CHRISTMAS
A touch of 19th century London comes to downtown Llano with enough events, attractions, and diversions to drive the “bah humbug” out of the worst curmudgeon. Musicians and magicians stroll the downtown streets joined by a host of Dickens characters and others dressed in period costumes. Santa hosts a breakfast for the kiddos, and Scrooge himself appears at the Bah Humbug Dinner Theater.
Dec. 3 from 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Castell General Store
19522 RR 152 West, Castell
Hill Country meets Cajun at the Castell General Store’s annual Gumbo Cook-off. Enjoy the country store ambience, just a few steps from the Llano River.
LLANO COUNTRY OPRY
Dec. 10 at 2:30 p.m.
301 W. Main St., Llano
Get your country music fix in the beautifully restored LanTex Theater with performers Amber Digby and Justin Trevino.
There’s much to do in December in Llano County. See more events at VisitLlanoCounty.com.