Holiday Delights: Exploring Festive Activities in The Texas Hill Country

Greetings, Kerrville Triathlon enthusiasts! As we approach the festive season, it’s time to discover the enchanting holiday lights and activities that make the Kerrville, Johnson City, and Fredericksburg areas come alive with joy and magic. Join us on a journey through the dazzling displays and spirited celebrations that add a special touch to this wonderful time of the year.

1. Kerrville’s Yuletide Gems: Kerrville sets the stage for a magical holiday experience. Take a stroll through the enchanting lights of Light the Island at Louise Hays Park, creating a whimsical wonderland for families and friends. The park transforms into a dazzling showcase of lights, providing the perfect backdrop for festive cheer.

Date: December 1, 8, 15, 22 2023
Location: Tranquility Island, 202 Thompson Drive
Time: 5:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Fee: Free Admission

2. Johnson City’s Twinkling Trails: Venture to nearby Johnson City, where the season comes alive with the PEC Holiday Lights at Pedernales Electric Co-op Headquarters. This free event is renowned for its stunning light displays, creating a mesmerizing spectacle that captivates visitors of all ages. Bundle up and take a stroll through the radiant trails to immerse yourself in the holiday spirit.

Date: November 24, 2023, – January 7, 2024
Location: 201 S. Ave. F
Johnson City, Texas 78636
Time: 6pm – Midnight
Fee: Free Admission

3. Fredericksburg’s German Christmas Magic: Just a short drive away, Fredericksburg beckons with its German-inspired holiday festivities. The Fredericksburg Christmas Pyramid, a towering wooden structure adorned with festive figurines, is a must-see. Explore the charming Main Street, aglow with a dazzling array of lights, and indulge in the warmth of the German Christmas spirit that permeates the air.

Date: November 21, 2023, – January 7, 2024
Location: 114 W. Main St., Fredericksburg, TX 78624
Time: 5pm-6:30 Nightly
Fee: Free Admission

4. The Ice Rink at Marktplatz: Fredericksburg’s Marktplatz transforms into a winter wonderland with an outdoor ice rink. Lace up your skates and twirl under the stars, surrounded by the magical ambiance of the season. It’s a delightful experience for both seasoned skaters and those stepping onto the ice for the first time.

Date: November 18, 2023, – January 3, 2024
Location: 100 block of W. Main, Kinderhalle Pavilion, Fredericksburg, TX 78624
Time: Varies by day
Fee: $15 per day


5. Stroll through Historic Main Streets: Explore the historic main streets of Kerrville, Johnson City, and Fredericksburg, adorned with festive decorations and boutique shops. This is the ideal time to find unique gifts for loved ones or treat yourself to something special while soaking in the holiday atmosphere.

6. Holiday Events for All Ages: Check out the local event calendars for a variety of holiday-themed activities, including parades, markets, lightshows, and more. Kerrville, Johnson City, and Fredericksburg are brimming with events that cater to all ages, ensuring there’s something for everyone to enjoy.

As you immerse yourself in the twinkling lights and festive spirit of the Texas Hill Coutnry, remember that the holiday season is a time for joy, connection, and making cherished memories. Wishing you and your loved ones a wonderful holiday season filled with warmth and celebration!

Happy Holidays, The Kerrville Triathlon Team