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Llano holiday weekend ends with Christmas Tea

A high English tea with a German twist ends a fun-filled weekend of holiday events in Llano. The annual Sandstone Street Bed & Breakfast Christmas Tea is 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 5, at 508 E. Sandstone. Several other holiday events take place Saturday, Dec. 4, in Llano. Courtesy photo

Celebrate a German Christmas in Llano during a Christmas tea at 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 5. For nine years, Sandstone Street Bed & Breakfast, 508 E. Sandstone, has highlighted the area’s German roots with live accordion music and a German twist on a high English tea as part of Llano's Christmas weekend.

Tickets are $40 for ages 13 and older and $20 for children 12 and younger. Reservations are required at 325-423-2581. Music will be provided by award-winning accordionist Dr. Mike Middleton. Visitors are served an assortment of savories and sweets. Admission includes door prizes.

“This has become quite a tradition, and it gets bigger every year,” said Virginia Walker, owner of Sandstone Street Bed & Breakfast. “It’s been two years since we were able to do one, and we are back in the swing.”

The tea follows a full day of holiday events in Llano on Saturday, Dec. 4.

The Reindeer Fun Run 5K takes off at 9 a.m. at the Train Depot, 100 Train Station Drive. Dress in holiday bling for the one-hour event, which raises money for Llano Project Graduation 2022. Call 325-5354 for more information.

Shop for homegrown and handmade goods at the Farmers & Crafters Market on the Llano County Courthouse square from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. For more information, call Stephanie West at 325-423-2082.

The Castell General Store is hosting a gumbo cook-off from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 19522 RR 152 West in Castell.

From noon to 5 p.m., the Llano Woman’s Culture Club hosts the annual Holiday Home Tour. See beautiful homes and businesses decorated for the holidays. Tickets are $14 each or two for $25 and can be purchased from members or at the clubhouse, 210 W. Sandstone, on the day of the event. Proceeds benefit the Llano County Scholarship Fund.

Shop downtown Llano during the Sip & Stroll from 3-6 p.m.

The Lighted Christmas Parade begins at 6 p.m. at the Llano Courthouse Annex, 832 Ford St.

Follow that up at 7 p.m. at the LanTex Theater, 113 W. Main St., with a performance of “Winter Wonderettes” by the Llano Community Theater.

For more holiday fun in Llano and Burnet counties, including Marble Falls, Burnet, Kingsland, and Granite Shoals, check out the Christmas Lights Guide.

suzanne@thepicayune.com

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