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If you are looking for the best things to do for Christmas in Texas, you have come to the right place. Once the cool air starts to appear, you can expect the holiday spirit to make its entrance into the Lone Star State.



Start with the Dallas Holiday parade, one of the largest parades in the United States held on the first Saturday of December. It features bands, dancers, floats, and even Santa and Mrs. Claus.


There’s a ton to do in the north Dallas suburb of Frisco, including the annual Christmas in the Square, the largest choreographed lights and music show in North Texas! Families can watch the light show, skate in the square, and enjoy snow falling every 15 minutes.


There are two major events in Bryan, Texas that you don’t want to miss, Lights On and Holiday Stroll & Lighted Parade. This free, family-friendly event will include holiday photo backdrop stations, live music at the Palace Theater, and Santa Claus.

Holiday Events in Austin

Some of our favorite Austin Christmas activities include the Austin Trail of Lights, a mile long holiday light drive-thru display that also features food and craft vendors, live holiday music, visits with Santa and more.

JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort and Spa

There are plenty of holiday activities throughout the resort including an Elf on the Shelf Scavenger Hunt, Polar Plunge, Letters to Santa, Ornament and Cookie Decorating, Holiday Carriage rides and more!

San Antonio

The season begins with the Ford Holiday River Parade which features the lighting of the River Walk, and illuminated floats decorated for the theme. Lights line the river for the duration of the season and you can take a boat tour to enjoy these San Antonio Christmas lights.

Port Arthur

Port Arthur celebrates “A Very Marshy Christmas” as Santa travels through the marsh to visit good little boys and girls on his airboat! Children can find him at Sea Rim State Park. 

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