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 Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony
When: Dec. 3 | 6-8p.m.
Where: Cibolo
Cost: Free
• 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
• 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
• Holiday Parade
• Crafts
• Winter Market


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

Christmas in Downtown
When: Dec. 7 & 8
Where: Downtown Cuero
• 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


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


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


City of Gonzales Winterfest
When: Nov. 30 – Dec. 2
Where: Gonzales Main Street
• 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
• 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
• Pictures with Santa
• Cookie Decorating
• Giveaways
• Car Show


4th Annual Christkindlmarkt
When: Every Saturday up to Christmas
Where: Hallet Oak Gallery (115 N Main Hallettsville)
• 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)
• Tree lighting

New Braunfels

Santa’s Ranch
When: Now – Dec. 30
Where: 9561 I-35 North
Price: $28 + tax per car
• 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
• 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
• Underground wonderland
• Glittered lights
• Caroling
• Countryside trek
• Christmas village
• Other holiday attractions
• Supports the San Antonio Food Bank


City of Schertz Holidazzle
When: Dec. 1
Where: 1400 Schertz Pkwy
Price: Varies
• 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
• Santa Buddies – The Legend of Santa Paws movie screening
• Dogs are welcome!
• Pictures with Santa
• Refreshments available


Annual Historic Homes Tour
When: Dec. 1 | 1-5p.m.
Where: Seguin
Price: $20
• 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
• Santa
• Vendors
• Fun Activities

Downtown North Pole Sip & Stroll
When: Dec. 1
Where: Central Park
• 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
• Open House w/Santa
• Cookies, wassail & hot cocoa
• Trees to bid on


Christmas with Santa
When: Dec. 6 | 5-8p.m.
Where: 100 block of East Main St.
• 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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