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This week’s holiday events roundup includes Christmas movies, concerts, and a ballet. Check each week for more holiday happenings through the season or browse the Events Calendar at or the Highland Lakes Christmas Lights Guide.


Holiday movie screening

Dec. 16 at 2 p.m.

7346 RR 261

The Lakeshore Branch Library hosts a free screening of a movie based on the Christmas Truce of 1914. RSVP to the library at 325-379-1174 or

“Gingerbread” house program

Dec. 17 at 2 p.m.

7346 RR 261

The Lakeshore Branch Library invites all ages to create a “gingerbread” house using graham crackers, frosting, and candy. Cardboard base, crackers, and frosting provided. Bring candy, cereal, sprinkles, etc., to share. Space is limited. RSVP to the library at 325-379-1174 or


“From the Cradle to the Cross” concert

Dec. 16 at 6:30 p.m.

13218 RR 2341

Ruby McGill Ministries presents this Christmas music program at East Lake Fellowship Church. Free.

“Gifts of Christmas” ballet

Dec. 17 at 11 a.m. and 5 p.m.

200 Houston Clinton Drive

Harmony School of Creative Arts presents its annual ballet based on “The Nutcracker” at Hill Country Fellowship.


Lamplight Tours of LBJ Boyhood Home

Dec. 17 from 6-9 p.m.

200 E. Elm St.

National park rangers will answer questions about this historic house and explain life in Johnson City before electricity. Free.

Tree lighting at Sauer-Beckmann farm

Dec. 18 from 5:30-8:30 p.m.

199 Park Road 52 in Stonewall

During this special tradition, started 52 years ago by President Lyndon B. Johnson and the first lady, enjoy carolers, a live nativity, Santa Claus, refreshments, and, of course, the spectacular tree lighting. Then, visit the past at the Sauer-Beckmann Living History Farm and enjoy the ambiance of an authentic German Christmas Eve while sampling homemade treats.


La Plazita and Christmas Dancing Lights

Dec. 17 from 6-9 p.m. (and also Dec. 23 and 30)

12345 RR 1431

Brilla Iglesia hosts a plaza and performative dancing every half-hour. Shop vendor tables filled with gifts and Mexican food. Enjoy children’s games. 


Sleigh My Name karaoke

Dec. 13 from 7-10 p.m.

904 Third St.

Enjoy Christmas-themed karaoke at Rae’s RBar and Grill in downtown Marble Falls.

“Let There Be Christmas” cantata

Dec. 15 at 7 p.m. 

1101 Bluebonnet Drive

First United Methodist Church of Marble Falls hosts a performance in its sanctuary featuring the chancel choir, handbell choir, and orchestra. Free.

Movie in the Park: “The Nightmare Before Christmas”

Dec. 16 at dark

230 Avenue J South

The Parks and Recreation Department hosts a free screening of this animated Tim Burton film in Johnson Park. Free. Bring chairs, blankets, and popcorn.