Stay in the holiday spirit all December with a variety of live entertainment in the Highland Lakes. High school band and choir concerts, ballets, musicals, and even a live radio play are part of a unique and exciting lineup in 2023. Here’s what you need to know to go.
“The Story of the Nutcracker”
6 p.m. Friday, Dec. 1
3 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 2
3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 3
Burnet High School, 1000 The Green Mile
Studio 29 Dance presents the Christmas ballet “The Nutcracker” with the BHS Highlandettes performing the Snow Scene. Tickets are $12 for adults and $7 for children.
“It’s a Wonderful Life”
7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays
2 p.m. Sundays
Hill Country Community Theatre, 4003 FM 2147 in Cottonwood Shores
The nonprofit theater presents a full-length live radio play adapted from Frank Capra’s classic film of the same name. Five actors play all of the characters using live sound effects and period commercials in this 1940s-set play. Tickets are $27 for adults and $17 for youths plus applicable fees. Call 830-798-8944 or go to thehcct.org.
“Feast of Carols” Madrigal dinner and concert
6:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 2
Commons Area at Marble Falls High School, 2101 Mustang Drive
Tickets, which go on sale Nov. 15, are $25 each and include dinner. Reservations required. Call 830-798-3664.
“Sounds of the Season”
2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 3
Auditorium at Marble Falls High School, 2101 Mustang Drive
Admission is free to the high school choir’s annual holiday music extravaganza.
“Elf Jr. the Musical”
7 p.m. Thursday-Friday, Dec. 7-8
1 p.m. and 4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 9
First Baptist Church, 901 La Ventana in Marble Falls
The church’s Reclaim Arts Academy performs this musical based on a movie. Tickets are $10 each and can be purchased at RedeemingTheArts.org or at the door. Ages 3 and younger get in free.
“The Gifts of Christmas”
11 a.m. and 5 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 9
Hill Country Fellowship, 200 Houston Clinton Drive in Burnet
Harmony School of Creative Arts presents its annual holiday performance of the Christian version of “The Nutcracker” ballet. Tickets are $15 each and available at HarmonyArts.org or at the door.
Burnet High School Christmas tree lighting
6 p.m. Monday, Dec. 11
Amphitheater and courtyard at Burnet High School, 1000 The Green Mile
Student organizations are providing holiday activities for children of all ages. Also, Santa Claus will make an appearance for photos, so bring your cameras or smartphones and snap away.
Burnet Middle School beginner band concert
6:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 14
Auditorium at Burnet High School, 1000 The Green Mile
Admission is free to the Burnet Middle School band’s annual seasonal concert.
Burnet High School chamber band concert
7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 14
Cafeteria at Burnet High School, 1000 The Green Mile
Admission is free to the Burnet High School chamber band’s annual Christmas concert.
“A Charlie Brown Christmas”
2 p.m., 3:30 p.m., and 6 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 14
11 a.m., 2 p.m., 3:30 p.m., and 6 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 16
1 p.m., 3:30 p.m., and 6 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 17
Black Box Theater at Marble Falls High School, 2101 Mustang Drive
This classic Christmas special makes it to the stage as the whole Peanuts gang shares the true meaning of the holiday. Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for students and go on sale Nov. 15. Tickets for an 11 a.m. brunch performance on Dec. 16 are $20 each. Reservations are required. Call 830-798-3664.
Austin Handbell Ensemble performance
4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 17
First Methodist Church, 1101 Bluebonnet Drive in Marble Falls
Enjoy seasonal music played on handbells at this free concert.