Towns across the Highland Lakes are celebrating the holiday season with parades and a little snow, even if they have to make it themselves.
5:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 25
The annual Lighted Hooves and Wheels Parade is a Johnson City tradition. Enjoy the Christmas spirit in the historic downtown amid the legendary Lights Spectacular display.
6 p.m. Friday, Dec. 1
Ring in the holiday season with the Marble Falls Light Up Parade on Main Street. Follow the floats as they proceed through downtown, leading up to the ceremonial start of Walkway of Lights, a spectacular walk-through display.
6 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 2
Meet Kris Kringle and parade through town during this annual Llano event, which culminates with the lighting of the shining Starry Starry Nights display at Badu Park and photo ops with the jolly man himself.
Noon Saturday, Dec. 9
Participate in a full day of holiday highlights, including a parade through downtown Burnet during Christmas on the Square. Festivities run from noon to 8 p.m. with promises of Santa Claus, snow, shopping, and music.
2-6 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 9
Badu Park, 300 Legion Drive in Llano
Strap on your boots and sling your sled over your shoulder for an afternoon of snow-filled adventures on the banks of the Llano River at Badu Park. Buy a wristband to sled your heart out. Proceeds help make future Starry Starry Nights and snow days possible.
Noon-9 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 9
Snow is in the forecast for downtown Burnet on Dec. 9, whether or not it falls from the sky. Snow machines will be churning out enough of the white stuff for the full winter wonderland experience, but plan for soggy clothes because it’s gonna melt quickly.