Things to do in the Roundtopolis in December kicks off with parades, home tours and dancing — and continue through the month with dancing and tours and plenty of shopping. The first weekend in December sees celebrations in Round Top and Bellville, among others. Plan a get away! Make it a weekend trip — find lodging here.
Round Top rolls out the red carpet for the man in red with a daylong party on Dec. 2. It kicks off at Henkel Hall with the town’s traditional festivities hosted by the DYD Club. The celebration includes music by the Round Top Sextet and Round Top-Carmine ISD students, a stew lunch sponsored by the Round Top Family Library and the DYD Club’s holiday cookies and hot drinks. Santa arrives at noon.
From 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. enjoy the Tour of Homes sponsored by the Round Top Historical Society. In its 20th year, the tour features stops at five local homes decked out in holiday finery. Tickets are $15.
In Warrenton, Zapp Hall hosts a Country Christmas market from Dec. 1-3.
The party continues on into the evening when the Round Top Area Chamber of Commerce hosts a festive lighted parade featuring floats with Christmas carolers, riding groups, classic cars and vintage tractors. Celebrants can fortify themselves for late shopping at the town’s squares and the street dance with music by Mayeaux & Broussard by feasting on chicken and dumplings cooked by Royers.
On Sunday, Carmine hosts its 33rd annual Christmas market at the Carmine Dance Hall.
The following weekend, check out Christmas in Winedale, the Chappell Hill Tour of Homes and Teddy Bear Parade, Burton’s Tannenbaum Tour along with Fayetteville’s Country Christmas. The team at Partners in Building will welcome guests and Santa Claus from 4 to 7 p.m. at the model home village on 237.
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Ledbetter VFD Lane of Lights, Friday and Saturday nights only, Ledbetter
Small Town Christmas, Bellville
Jingle Bell Market, Ant Street Inn, Brenham
Christmas Stroll and Lighted Parade, Downtown Brenham
Christmas on the Square, Caldwell
Round Top Christkindl Market, The Compound, Round Top
Holiday Movie at Historic Simon Theatre, Brenham, 2-4 pm
Trail of Lights at Monument Hill Kreische Brewery State Historic Sites, La Grange, 6–8 pm (also every weekend til Christmas)
Book Signing with Texas Monthly columnist David Courtney aka The Texanist, Red & White Gallery, Fayetteville
American Cancer Society Holiday Home Tour, Austin County
Lions Club Arts & Crafts Show, KC Hall, Hallettsville
25th Annual Polka Fest, Ellinger Chamber of Commerce
Ladies Night Out, Stafford Opera House, Columbus
Schmeckenfest, Wassail Tasting and Parade, Downtown La Grange
Fayette Country Christmas and Annual Small Show, Fayetteville
3rd Annual Santa Paws Parade, Bybee Square. Benefits Gardenia Janssen Animal Shelter
Lighted Christmas Parade, Downtown Bastrop
Christmas Home Tour, Chappell Hill
Christmas on the Brazos, at Washington on the Brazos
Christmas at Winedale, Winedale
Tannenbaum Tour, Burton Christmas Village and Christ Kindl Market, Burton
Kitchen Witches, Dinner & Theatre, Stafford Opera House, Columbus
The Nutcracker Ballet, Round Top Festival Institute
Back Porch Party featuring food, drink and music hosted by Partners in Building, Round Top
2nd Annual Cowboy Christmas featuring Scott Randon Band, The Stone Cellar, Round Top
Lost Pines Christmas Sip, Shop & Swirl, Downtown Bastrop
Inspiring Hope 1st Annual Art Show & Benefit, Ant Street Inn, Brenham
The Courtyard Christmas Party w/ very special guest. Columbus
Bethlehem in Independence Live Nativity Scene, Downtown Independence
Fayette County Opry, Ellinger Chamber of Commerce
Brenham Choral Society “Messiah” Singalong, St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, Brenham
Annual New Year’s Party, Round Top Rifle Association, Round Top