December is here, but with the hustle and bustle of everyday life, it can be overwhelming to know how to get you and your family into the holiday spirit. Fortunately, the Guadalupe Valley has no shortage of festive events to tap into to spread the cheer!

We’ve put together a list, by city, of activities around the GVEC territory that will surely help you feel the joy of the Christmas season:

Cibolo

Cibolo Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony
When: Dec. 3 | 6-8p.m.
Where: Cibolo
Cost: Free
Activities:
• Tree lighting
• Entertainment by local elementary school choir
• Santa Claus visit

Christmas on the Green
When: Dec. 7 | 7p.m.
Where: Cibolo Multi-Event Center (soccer field)
Cost: Free
Activities:
• Elf movie screening
• Hot Cocoa
• S’mores
• Free Train Rides

Winter Market & Holiday Parade
When: Dec. 8 | 9a.m.-2p.m.
Where: Cibolo Main Street Market (109 S. Main St)
Cost: Free to attend
Activities:
• Holiday Parade
• Crafts
• Winter Market

Cuero

Cuero’s Christmas in the Park
When: Now – Jan. 1
Where: Cuero Municipal Park
Price: Donation-based
Activities:
• Drive through Christmas lighted displays

Christmas in Downtown
When: Dec. 7 & 8
Where: Downtown Cuero
Activities:
• Ice skating rink
• Rock climbing wall
• Entertainment stage
• Character appearances: Santa Claus, Elsa, the Grinch, Rudolph, etc.
• Horse-drawn carriage rides
• 30ft Christmas Tree
• Train
• Bungee Trampolin

Geronimo

4th Annual Geronimo Sip & Stroll
When: Dec. 7 | 6-9p.m.
Where: Geronimo
Activities:
• Sip & Stroll
• Local vendors and businesses

Goliad

35th Annual Christmas in Goliad
When: Nov. 30 – Dec. 1
Where: Historic Courthouse Square
Cost: Free to attend
Activities:
• 5k scholarship run
• Vendors
• Arts & Crafts
• Food & Drinks
• Book Signing
• Souvenirs & T-Shirts
• Ballet Folkorico De Goliad Performance
• Best Dressed Dog Contest

Gonzales

City of Gonzales Winterfest
When: Nov. 30 – Dec. 2
Where: Gonzales Main Street
Activities:
• Breakfast with Santa
• Lighted Christmas Parade
• 5k reindeer dash
• Stars in the village
• Concerts
• Santa’s Market
• Seasons Reading
• Historic Homes Tour

Gonzales Annual Historic Homes Tour
When: Dec. 1 & 2
Where: Gonzales
Price: $20
Activities:
• Showcasing of five historic homes in Gonzales

Pictures with Santa
When: Dec. 15 | 9-11a.m.
Where: Mohrmann’s Drug Store (2405 Winding Way Dr)
Price: Free
Activities:
• Pictures with Santa
• Cookie Decorating
• Giveaways
• Car Show

Hallettsville

4th Annual Christkindlmarkt
When: Every Saturday up to Christmas
Where: Hallet Oak Gallery (115 N Main Hallettsville)
Activities:
• Shops
• Live music

La Vernia

Christmas Tree Lighting
When: Dec. 1 | 5:30-8:30 p.m.
Where: La Vernia City Park (San Antonio Rd)
Activities:
• Tree lighting

New Braunfels

Santa’s Ranch
When: Now – Dec. 30
Where: 9561 I-35 North
Price: $28 + tax per car
Activities:
• Drive through Christmas lighted displays
• Concession stand

San Antonio

San Antonio Zoo Lights
When: Now- Dec. 31 | Noon-9p.m.
Where: San Antonio Zoo
Price: Varies
Activities:
• Thousands of Twinkly lights
• Hot Coco & roasted s’mores
• Ice Skating Rink
• Camel Rides

Christmas at the Caverns
When: Dec. 10-11 & 17-23
Where: Natural Bridge Caverns (26495 Natural Bridge Caverns Rd)
Price: Varies
Activities:
• Underground wonderland
• Glittered lights
• Caroling
• Countryside trek
• Christmas village
• Other holiday attractions
• Supports the San Antonio Food Bank

Schertz

City of Schertz Holidazzle
When: Dec. 1
Where: 1400 Schertz Pkwy
Price: Varies
Activities:
• Breakfast w/Santa
• Kris Kringle’s Market
• Ice skating rink
• Giant snow globe
• Snow angel play area
• Parade (6p.m.)

Movie in the Park
When: Dec. 8 | 4-8p.m
Where: Schertz Dog Park (940 Community Circle Dr.)
Price: Free
Activities:
• Santa Buddies – The Legend of Santa Paws movie screening
• Dogs are welcome!
• Pictures with Santa
• Refreshments available

Seguin

Annual Historic Homes Tour
When: Dec. 1 | 1-5p.m.
Where: Seguin
Price: $20
Activities:
• Showcasing of 7 historic homes in Seguin

Country Christmas
When: Dec. 14 & 15
Where: The Red Barn (390 Cordova Rd)
Price: adults $5 Children 12 & under $3
Activities:
• Santa
• Vendors
• Fun Activities

Downtown North Pole Sip & Stroll
When: Dec. 1
Where: Central Park
Activities:
• Pictures with Santa
• Cookie decorating
• Letters to Santa
• Entertainment
• Holiday Stroll Jingle Bell Run

Festival of Lights Open House
When: Dec. 18 & 19 | 5:30p.m.
Where: The Silver Center (510 E Court St)
Price: Free
Activities:
• Open House w/Santa
• Cookies, wassail & hot cocoa
• Trees to bid on

Yorktown

Christmas with Santa
When: Dec. 6 | 5-8p.m.
Where: 100 block of East Main St.
Activities:
• Santa
• Shops open late (8pm)
• Performances
• Refreshments & goodies
• Yorktown Heritage Museum Tree contest

Holidays are a wonderful time of year to create memories and traditions with your family and loved ones. We hope you find an event here that brings you together with those who matter most. Merry Christmas, from the GVEC family!

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