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Highland Lakes of Burnet County Tourism

Christmas in Burnet

Celebrate Christmas in Burnet with seasonal activities and the arrival of Santa. Follow the Trail of Lights from Wallace Riddell Park through the Historic Square, all the way to Hamilton Creek Park.

The historic Burnet County Courthouse will light up on the Monday before Thanksgiving through January 1st from 6 PM to 10 PM The display includes thousands of twinkling white lights adorning the building as well as giant garland, wreathes and bows adorning the top like a giant present waiting to be unwrapped. Bring you camera as you’ll surely want to take lots of photos with family and friends in front of the 18’ multicolor Christmas Tree. Be sure and visit our website to see all the lakefront resorts and vacation rentals available to make your stay even more enjoyable over the holidays.

Visit Bethlehem … in Burnet, Texas … as the ancient city of Christ’s birth comes alive again. Main St. Bethlehem will be open the first two weekends in December (only) Dec. 4, 5, 6 & 11, 12, 13. Walk the streets of the ancient town of Bethlehem from 6:00 to 9:00 PM, located on Washington St., 2 blocks east of the town square. Step through the city gates and begin your journey back in time. You will witness what life may have been like in the village at the time of Christ’s birth. Authentically costumed townspeople bargain at the city market, draw water from the well, bake bread, pay taxes to the tax collector.

On December 12th, make plans to attend the Annual Christmas on the Square in downtown Burnet. The holiday fun lasts all day, with Arts & Crafts booths opening at 9 AM, followed by live entertainment and music throughout the day. The Christmas parade kicks off at 5:30, winding up with the arrival of Santa immediately followed by the Great Bicycle Giveaway. Don’t forget to sign your child up for a chance to win one!

“Catch the spirit” of Christmas Past at Ft. Croghan
- Step back in time to the Fort’s first Christmas after soldiers built it to protect settlers in October of 1849. Follow the luminary lined paths past the blacksmith
shop, the stage coach stop and one-room schoolhouse.
Stop and enjoy a hot apple cider or a Christmas cookie as the “settlers” offer music and merriment for the season. Dec. 13th, 5:30 – 8:30 PM.