2019 Holiday Guide: 12 winter events in Round Rock, Pflugerville, Hutto

Spend an afternoon with Santa on Dec. 14. (Courtesy Pflugerville Public Library)
Spend an afternoon with Santa on Dec. 14. (Courtesy Pflugerville Public Library)

Spend an afternoon with Santa on Dec. 14. (Courtesy Pflugerville Public Library)

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See downtown Round Rock lit for the holiday season during Christmas Family Night on Dec. 6. (Courtesy city of Round Rock)
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Downtown Tree Lighting will take place in Hutto on Dec. 6. (Courtesy city of Hutto)
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Check out the Santa Claus Crawl in downtown Hutto on Dec. 7. (Courtesy city of Hutto)
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Pflugerville's Pfarmer's Market will take on a "pfestive" theme in December. (Courtesy city of Pflugerville)
‘Tis the season to celebrate cooler weather, enjoy holiday breaks and spend time with family. The Round Rock, Pflugerville and Hutto area has plenty of events and activities to explore this winter.

Dec. 6: Christmas Family Night

Watch the illumination of the city's hometown holiday lights and the historic Round Rock water tower. Children can bring their wish lists, and parents can bring a camera to take pictures with Santa. Game, activities and vendors will be set up along Main and Mays streets. Starts at 6:30 p.m. Free.

Downtown Round Rock, Main Street | 512-218-5400 | www.roundrocktexas.gov/departments/parks-and-recreation/special-events/christmas-family-night

Dec. 6: Christmas Tree Lighting

Start the holiday season off merry and bright with Hutto’s downtown Christmas tree-lighting ceremony, featuring festive crafts hosted by churches and civic organizations, a ceremonious countdown and a visit from the man in the red suit himself. 5:30-8 p.m. Free.

Downtown Hutto, East Street | 512-759-4029 | www.facebook.com/downtownhutto

Dec. 7: Holiday in the Park & Craft Fair

Brushy Creek Municipal Utility District will host a holiday festival and craft fair at Cat Hollow Park, with train rides, holiday activities, local vendors, and a meet and greet with Santa Claus. Noon-3 p.m. Free.

Cat Hollow Park, 8600 O’Connor Drive, Round Rock | 512-255-7871 | www.bcmud.org

Dec. 7: Pfestival of Lights & Christmas Parade

The city of Pflugerville has paired up with the historic Knights of Columbus Council 10373 for its annual Christmas parade downtown along Main Street, featuring holiday floats, Christmas carolers, hot chocolate and a visit from Santa. Several downtown restaurants and shops will also be open during the event. 4 p.m. Free.

Downtown Pflugerville, Main Street | 512-990-6100 | www.pflugervilletx.gov

Dec. 7: Santa Claus Crawl

Support downtown businesses and enjoy holiday cocktails during Hutto’s annual Santa Claus Crawl. Commemorative Santa Claus mugs are $10 and allow attendees to try drinks from various establishments and vote on their favorites. 5-9 p.m. $10. Participants must be age 21 or older.

Downtown Hutto, East Street | 512-759-4029 | www.facebook.com/downtownhutto

Dec. 8: 2019 Jingle Bell Bash

Visit the second annual Jingle Bell Bash to purchase holiday presents and support local vendors. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to Mays Street Charity. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. $35

Lone Oak Barn, 1810 N. CR 122, Round Rock | 512-633-5479 | www.facebook.com/maysstreetcharity

Dec. 8: Winter Wonderland

The weather outside may be frightful, but the Winter Wonderful festival at the Fellowship Church in Round Rock aims to be delightful with rides, games, crafts, food and holiday attractions for the entire family. 5-8 p.m. Free.

The Fellowship Church, 3379 Gattis School Road, Round Rock | 512-255-8972 | www.thefellowshipchurch.org

Now through Dec. 21: ‘Miracle on 34th Street’ Radio Play

The Sam Bass Community Theatre will present an adaptation of the 1947 holiday classic on Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings throughout the month of December, directed by Melanie Lewis. 7:30-10 p.m. $20.

Sam Bass Community Theatre, 600 N. Lee St., Round Rock | 512-763-7228 | www.sambasstheatre.org

Dec. 14: Christmas Dreams and Snowy Things

Celebrate a white Christmas this year with the CHASCO Family YMCA’s family-friendly event featuring games, holiday booths, food, music and “real snow” activities. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Free.

CHASCO Family YMCA, 1812 N. Mays St., Round Rock | 512-615-5511 | http://ymcagwc.org

Dec. 14: Afternoon with Santa

Why wait until Dec. 25 for a visit from Santa? Santa will make a grand entrance to take photos with children and complete festive crafts. 2-4 p.m. Free.

Pflugerville Public Library, 1008 W. Pfluger St., Pflugerville | 512-990-6375 | https://library.pflugervilletx.gov/events-classes

Dec. 14: Downtown Hutto Christmas Fair

Hutto’s downtown Christmas fair features artisan and craft vendors, food, live entertainment, children’s activities, and photos with Santa. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Free (admission), $10 (children’s area wristband).

Downtown Hutto, East Street | www.facebook.com/downtownhutto

Dec. 14: Storytime with Jingles the Elf

Santa will send his trustworthy helpers to the Pflugerville Public Library for a recap of whimsical North Pole adventures before he makes his grand appearance. 1-1:30 p.m. Free

Pflugerville Public Library, 1008 W. Pfluger St., Pflugerville | 512-990-6375 | https://library.pflugervilletx.gov/events-classes

Dec. 20, 23: Holiday Bingo, Elf Hunt & S’mores

Take part in a festive scavenger hunt at the Holiday Bingo, Elf Hunt & S’mores event, hosted by Santa’s Jingle House. 1-3 p.m. $15. Registration required and limited to 60 guests

Santa’s Jingle House, 4414 Sam Bass Road, Round Rock | 512-293-2310 | www.santasjinglehouse.com


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