Thurs., Dec. 14-Sun., Dec. 17
Buda Trail of Lights
The city of Buda puts on its ninth annual Trail of Lights. Dozens of light structures are on display at the Historic Stagecoach Park for two weekends. Santa Cruz Catholic School, Project Graduation and the Boy Scouts sell hot concessions at the event where makes an appearance. Free. 6-10 p.m. 880 Main St., Buda. 512-312-0084.
Friday, Dec. 15
San Marcos Public Library Puppet Show
The San Marcos Public Library puts on the show “Twas the Night Before Christmas ‘in Texas that is’ ” for the holiday season. 10 a.m. and 11 a.m. Free. San Marcos Public Library, 625 E. Hopkins St., San Marcos. 512-393-8200.
Saturday, Dec. 16
Winter Holiday Family Fun Day at Spring Lake
Sponsored in part by the City of San Marcos, The Meadows Center is putting on a winter nature-themed Family Fun Day at Spring Lake event featuring crafts and activities for all ages. 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Free. The Meadows Center for Water and the Environment, 201 San Marcos Springs Drive, San Marcos. 512-245-9200. www.facebook.com/events/484676438564426
Sunday, Dec. 17
BBQ Benefit for Officer Copeland
AJ's Ranch Road Grill is hosting a barbecue plate benefit event for Officer Copeland, who was shot and killed in action. Each plate will be $10, and there will be a silent action. All proceeds will go to the Copeland family. 1-9 p.m. Free. 205 Moore St., San Marcos. 210-332-0606.
Sunday, Dec. 17
Chili, Chocolate, & Karaoke Caroling
Wayfinders Church is hosting a chili and chocolate dessert cookoff, karaoke caroling and festive attire event. 5:30-7:30 p.m. Free. Kyle Elementary-Kimbro Building, 500 Blanco St., Kyle. 512-626-1620. www.facebook.com/events/303079143544131