23rd Nov, 2011

Texas Hill Country Real Estate Ablaze with Christmas Lights

Real estate on the Texas Hill Country Regional Christmas Trail will be ablaze with lights beginning Friday.  During the holiday season from November 25, 2011 to January 1, 2012, Fredericksburg homeowners and businesses don their sparkling best to brighten up the darkest time of the year.

Drive past Fredericksburg TX real estate on a Texas Hill Country tour to Bandera, Blanco, Boerne, Burnet, Dripping Springs, Johnson City, Kerrville, Llano, Marble Falls, New Braunfels, and Wimberley.  These are the towns participating in the Texas Hill Country Regional Christmas Trail for 2011.

Friday evening, residents of Fredericksburg homes and ranches kick off the festivities at the Marktplatz with the Annual Lighting of the 30-foot community Christmas tree and the 26-foot German Pyramid.  A family friendly Yuletide celebration brings out local musicians, dancers, and singers, and tasty treats.  Most of the other communities along the Christmas Trail also plan festivities for Friday.

All of the communities invite visitors to other special holiday events, each with a unique country flavor.  Fredericksburg’s outdoor skating rink, St. Nikolausmarkt, live theater, Kinderfest, parade, Peddler Show, and home tour are just a handful of holiday happenings.  Nearby, Johnson City features one of the largest light displays in Texas and tours of the LBJ boyhood home and Christmas in a cabin. In Kerrville it’s parades, lighting, performances, and lots of downhome fun.

Bandera accents its style with a Cowboy Capital Campfire and storytelling, living nativity on the banks of the Medina River, and Christmas Singing in the Saddle at Longhorn Saloon.  Boerne’s Old World Christmas is complete with costumed shopkeepe4rs, horse-drawn carriages, Weihnachts Fest parade, Oma’s Christmas and more.

Burnet lights up its historic courthouse.  The community reenacts the ancient town of Bethlehem with authentically costumed townspeople.  Dripping Springs Wild West Fest and Christmas on Mercer Street begin its festivities.  Llano’s charm includes Starry Starry Nights on the banks of the Llano River and a special Snow Day for the children.

Marble Falls lights up 130 sculptures that reflect on beautiful Lake Marble Falls, especially enjoyable along the Walkway of Lights in Lakeside Park.  New Braunfels goes from lighting to Weihnachtsmarkt with distinctive merchants and artisans to Old Gruene Market Days, Wassailfest, and Christmas Gospel Brunch with a Texas Twist.  Wimberley presents an old-fashioned Creekside Christmas, Gardens Trail of Lights, and theater.

So take them one at a time or tour Hill Country during a special December weekend.  You may realize that you’d rather be home in Texas all year round.

For expert guidance in your personal search for the ultimate piece of the Hill Country, please call Dale E. Cook, MBA and owner of SAGE – Premium Texas Real Estate at (830) 992-0056.

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