Selfies with Santa, ugly sweater contest and more: 3 holiday events in Lake Travis-Westlake

The Hill Country Galleria is holding several holiday events this season. (Courtesy Giant Noise)
The Hill Country Galleria is holding several holiday events this season. (Courtesy Giant Noise)

The Hill Country Galleria is holding several holiday events this season. (Courtesy Giant Noise)

Here are a few of the holiday events happening throughout December at the Hill Country Galleria.



Through Dec. 19: Support local business

The Lone Star Holiday Farmers Market is hosting holiday-themed vendors, in addition to produce and goods provided every Sunday, until Christmas. The market is also offering extended hours during the holiday market and holiday programming under the Central Plaza pavilion during operating hours. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. (Sundays). Free. 12700 Hill Country Blvd., Bee Cave. 512-263-0001. www.hillcountrygalleria.com/events

Through Dec. 24: Take a selfie with Santa


Visitors to the Hill Country Galleria can head to Santa’s Workshop, located next door to Buenos Aires Cafe, to get selfies with Santa this holiday season. There will be no photographer on-site, but guests will be able to take photos with their own devices to capture the colorful, festive decorations provided by Red Ruby Holiday. Visitors can also use the Halo photo booth to take pictures with Santa. Dates and time vary through Dec. 24. Free. 12700 Hill Country Blvd., Bee Cave. 512-263-0001. www.hillcountrygalleria.com/events

December 17: Sport an ugly sweater

Grab an ugly sweater and visit the Hill Country Galleria to celebrate National Ugly Sweater Day. Take part in a contest to win prizes, take photos in the Halo photo booth, get free swag and jump in on restaurant and bar happy hours until 8 p.m. Sara Osburn, host of the Mix 94.7 morning show, will be on-site during the event. 4-6 p.m. Free. 12700 Hill Country Blvd., Bee Cave. 512-263-0001. www.hillcountrygalleria.com/events
By Grace Dickens

Reporter, Lake Travis/Westlake

Grace is the Lake Travis/Westlake reporter for education and city government. She joined Community Impact Newspaper in October 2021 after graduating from the University of Texas at Austin with degrees in journalism and geography.