Christmas parades and snow days bring holiday cheer to all ages
Among the activities that signal the beginning of the holiday season are the various city parades and snow days across the Highland Lakes. Here’s your list. Be like Santa: Check it twice for the Highland Lakes holiday experiences you want.
6 p.m. Nov. 20
The Marble Falls Christmas Light-Up Parade is the celebratory opening of Walkway of Lights, moving down Main Street and ending at Lakeside Park, home of the annual holiday lights display, which is open 6-10 p.m. daily Nov. 19-Jan. 1. Show up early for a good parade viewing spot. Go to marblefalls.org or call 844-635-4487 for more information. (This year's parade was moved to the Saturday after the Friday opening of Walkway of Lights due to the Marble Falls High School football playoff game Nov. 19.)
6:30 p.m. Nov. 27
The Lighted Hooves and Wheels Parade circles the courthouse square to proclaim the opening of Lights Spectacular. Go to lightsspectacular.com for details.
6 p.m. Dec. 4
Llano’s Lighted Christmas Parade rolls around the courthouse square and brings holiday joy to all. Visit the Llano Chamber of Commerce website or call 325-247-5354 for more information.
5 p.m. Dec. 11
Everyone’s favorite grand marshal — Santa Claus — leads the Christmas parade, capping a day of live entertainment, shopping, and snow on the Burnet County Courthouse square. Visit the Burnet Chamber of Commerce website or call 512-756-4297 for more information.
1-9 p.m. Dec. 11
Slide to the bottom of a tall hill of snow at Badu Park, 300 Legion Drive, an uncommon experience in the Texas Hill Country. The young and young-at-heart all enjoy the adventure. Pro tip: Bring an extra pair of socks and gloves. Cost is $10 per wristband per person. Visit the Llano Chamber of Commerce website or call 325-247-5354 for more information.
Noon-4 p.m. Dec. 11
Manmade snow turns the courthouse square into a winter wonderland, where you can build a snowman or enjoy other cold activities usually reserved for our neighbors in northern states. Takes place during Christmas on the Square. Visit the Burnet Chamber of Commerce website or call 512-756-4297 for more information.
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