Christmas lights, wine and theater: Things to do in Round Rock, Pflugerville and Hutto in December and early January


Your ultimate local guide for events, business openings, meetings and more in the month of December and early January.

Nov. 23-Dec. 15

Children’s theater group presents a classic story

Sam Bass Children’s Theatre presents a dramatization of C.S. Lewis’ novel “The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe.” Performance is suitable for all ages. Times vary. $13-$15. Sam Bass Theatre, 600 N. Lee St., Round Rock. 512-763-7228.

Nov. 29-Dec. 29

Penfold Theatre presents Christmas performance

Penfold Theatre Co. presents an adaptation of Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol.” 8 p.m. (Thu.-Sat.), 2 p.m. (Sat. matinee). $15-$25. Old Settlers Hall, 3300 E. Palm Valley Blvd., Round Rock. 512-850-4849.

Dec. 7-8

Nativity scenes on display

View hundreds of nativity displays from around the world while enjoying music and refreshments. 6-9 p.m. Free. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 700 N. Heatherwilde Blvd., Pflugerville. 512-350-0550.

Dec. 7

Christmas Family Night lights up Round Rock

Christmas Family Night in downtown Round Rock includes entertainment and activities. Santa Claus and Mayor Craig Morgan turn on the lights on the water tower and Prete Plaza. 6:30 p.m. Free. Prete Plaza, 221 E. Main St., Round Rock.

Dec. 8

Wine Sensation hosts annual wine tasting event

The event features wines accompanied by food. 2-5 p.m. $25. Wine Sensation, 409 N. Mays St., Round Rock. 512-255-0526.

Dec. 8

Snow falls on Downtown Christmas Fair in Hutto

Hutto’s Downtown Christmas Fair features artisan and craft vendors as well as entertainment and artificial snow. The children’s area will include a snow slide and other activities. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. $5-$10. Downtown Hutto.

Dec. 8

Pet photo event raises money for local rescue

Cuz I Matter Animal Rescue’s annual Santa Paws event features pet and family photos with Santa Claus, vendors and a silent auction. 1-5 p.m. Free admission. Hanovers Draught Haus, 108 E. Main St., Pflugerville. 512-740-0574.

Dec. 13-23

Old Settlers Association presents Christmas Towne

Christmas Towne 2018 features light displays, a walking tunnel of lights and full-scale carnival rides. Times vary. Free (admission), ride ticket prices vary. Old Settlers Association and Dell Diamond parking lot, 3300 E. Palm Valley Blvd., Round Rock.

Dec. 14

Area choirs perform in annual holiday concert

Performances include the Round Rock Community Choir, Round Rock Youth Choir, McNeil High School Musicale and Council Oak Bells. 7 p.m. Free. First United Methodist Church, 1004 N. Mays St., Round Rock. 703-568-6997.

Dec. 15

Cantata retells the story of Christmas with carols

The Silence and the Sound Christmas Cantata by the Stonehill Seventh-day Adventist Church Choir features carols from adult and children’s choirs, soloists and narration. 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Free. Stonehill SDA Church, 4301 Kelly Lane, Pflugerville. 512-537-1844.

Dec. 16

Annual holiday concert benefits Senior Access

Mistletoe Magic, Senior Access’ 24th annual choral concert, features choirs from local churches. 6:30-8:30 p.m. Free. First United Methodist Church, 1004 N. Mays St., Round Rock. 512-310-1060.

Dec. 23

Church hosts Christmas party with music, contests

Faith4Life Church’s Christ in Christmas Party includes an ugly Christmas sweater contest, giveaways, Christmas music and words from Pastor Evan Black. 9 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Faith4Life Church, 1000 McNeil Rd., Round Rock. 512-341-8957.

Jan. 1

Brave swimmers take a chilly splash into new year

Participants of the Pflugerville Pfreeze Pflop slide into frigid pool water. 10 a.m. Admission is free with a canned food donation. Scott Mentzer Pool, 901 Old Austin Hutto Road, Pflugerville. 512-990-6358.


Nov. 9-Jan. 1 | Ice! Featuring Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer
Scenes from “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer” will be brought to life in the indoor walk-through holiday attraction featuring two million pounds of ice sculptures and six ice slides. Times vary. $13.99-$19.99. Gaylord Texan Hotel, 1501 Gaylord Trail, Grapevine.

Nov. 17-Dec. 31 | Zoo Lights
The San Antonio Zoo’s Zoo Lights event invites guests to enjoy cocoa, roast s’mores and watch the Lakeside Lightshow. Noon-9 p.m. (Sun.-Fri.), 10 a.m.-9 p.m. (Sat.). $22.99-$24.99. San Antonio Zoo, 3903 N. St. Mary’s St., San Antonio.

Dec. 21-25, 27-Jan. 1 | Cirque Joyeux
Moody Gardens hosts the Lone Star Circus’ Cirque Joyeux. $19-$109 (ages 3-12, dinner and show), $29-$109 (adults, dinner and show), $19-49 (matinee only). Moody Gardens Hotel, 7 Hope Blvd., Galveston.

Library events

1008 W. Pfluger St., Pflugerville

Nailed It! cake challenge
08 An afternoon with Santa
13 Adult craft night: alcohol ink
20 Mystery book club

3D printer training
06 Journaling group

216 E. Main St., Round Rock


07,12,13  Puppet show
10 Rockin’ Kids Club: gingerbread house art
15 Acoustic open jam
20 Tween Maker Club: DIY gift workshop

Rockin’ Kids Club: LEGO free-build
08 Book group for adults

205 West St., Hutto

07 First Friday film


Dec. 7 | Tree Lighting & Santa’s Workshop | Cedar Park
The event features live music, carriage rides, games and photos with Santa Claus.

Dec. 7-23 | ‘The Nutcracker’ | Austin
Ballet Austin presents its 56th annual production of “The Nutcracker” with the Austin Symphony Orchestra.

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Kirby Killough
Kirby Killough joined Community Impact after working in broadcast news. She is currently the editor for the Round Rock, Pflugerville and Hutto edition of Community Impact.
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