Join us for a Hill Country kick-off to the Thanksgiving and Christmas seasons. Enjoy a fun-filled day in historic downtown area featuring live music, great food, games and other activities for children of all ages. Everyone loves a parade and our holiday lighted parade is one of the best in the State. At sundown, stake your spot along Water and Earl Garrett Streets in anticipation of this renowned event now in its 14th year, featuring approximately 100 entries representing communities, schools and civic organizations. The evening culminates with the Courthouse lighting ceremony, where music and other entertainment activities set the stage for that long anticipated flip of the switch. The Hill Country’s tallest Christmas Tree and more than 140,000 Christmas lights flood the area and are complimented by thousands of lights outlining the historic downtown buildings, Peterson Plaza and City Hall. Cap off the evening with dinner at one of downtown’s superb dining establishments. The festival, parade and lighting ceremony are the first of many holiday events. Start a family tradition of your own . . . stay in one of our excellent hotels, dine in our restaurants, visit our merchants and enjoy your favorite Christmas activities in Kerrville.
1st - 15th -“The Foreigner” FR-SA 7:30pm, SU 2:30pm Playhouse 2000 VK Garage Theater, 305 Washington St. 830-896-9393. www.playhouse2000.com
1st - 28th - Texas Furniture Makers’ Show TU-SA 10am-4pm, SU 1pm-4pm. The 16th annual juried exhibit and sale, featuring the best furniture makers and fine craftsmanship in Texas. Kerr Arts and Cultural Ctr., 228 Earl Garrett St. 830-895-2911. www.kacckerrville.com
7th – Hill Country Swap Meet SA 8 am-3pm. A community garage sales and flea market with all types of merchandise. Hill Country Your Event Center, 3705 Hwy 27 E. 830-459-6198. www.kerrmarketdays.org
20th - Dec.5 – “Chaps! A Jingle Jangle Christmas” TH-SA 7:30pm, SU Nov. 22nd and 29th. NO PREFORMANCE ON THANGSVIVING. A rowdy, family-friendly musical comedy that is sure to put you in the holiday spirit! Hill Country Arts Foundation, 120 Point Theater Rd, Ingram. 830-367-5121. www.hcaf.com
22nd - 15th - Annual Holiday Lighted Parade & Courthouse Lighting Ceremony SA 6pm Officially welcome the holiday season with tons of lit up floats, courthouse and 45 foot tree lighting ceremony and the arrival of Santa Clause. Downtown Kerrville, Parade on Water & Earl Garrett Streets; ceremony at Kerr County Courthouse, 701 Main Street. Parade: 830-257-8000, www.kerrvilletx.gov. Lighting ceremony: 830-459-0566.
27th - Community Thanksgiving Meal TH 11am-1pm Free traditional Thanksgiving meal. Dine in or take a meal to-to. The Salvation Army Kroc Center, 201 Holdsworth Dr. 830-315-5762. www.kerrvillekroc.org
27th - 28th - Kerr County Market Days FR-SA 9am-4pm Old fashioned market on the square featuring handmade crafts, art, and home grown plants and produce along with food and music. Pets on leashes are welcome. Kerr County Courthouse, 700 Main St. 830-895-7524. www.kerrmarketdays.org
1th - Dec.5 – “Chaps! A Jingle Jangle Christmas” TH-SA 7:30pm, SU Nov. 22nd and 29th. NO PREFORMANCE ON THANGSVIVING. A rowdy, family-friendly musical comedy that is sure to put you in the holiday spirit! Hill Country Arts Foundation, 120 Point Theater Rd, Ingram. 830-367-5121. www.hcaf.com
3rd – Jan. 3rd - KACC Exhibits TU-SA 10am-4, SU 1-4pm. KACC members-Starving Artist Show and Sale. Great art at great prices. Friday Painters Show – with subjects classical to whimsical to abstract. Kerr Arts & Cultural Center, 228 Earl Garrett St. 830-895-2911. www.kacckerrville.com
12th – White Christmas in the Hills SA TBA Kerrville School of Dance and San Antonio Performing Arts Classical Ballet presents a colorful Christmas program. Cailloux Theater, 910 Main St. 830-896-6116.