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Spend the Holidays in Downtown Marble Falls

By Amy Taylor @aavtaylor

There is something undeniably wonderful about the Texas Hill Country during the holiday season. Articulating joy with the season of giving, Marble Falls is ready to celebrate. Whether it is live music while you stroll through the Walkway of Lights in the crisp winter weather or browsing through boutiques on Main Street in Downtown Marble Falls while sipping on hot chocolate, Christmas cheer inspires the calendar of events that create these holiday memories for a lifetime.

Downtown Annual Christmas Tree Lighting

Ushering in the holidays in the hill country, the Annual Christmas Tree Lighting will take place on November 11 at 6 p.m. This seasonal affair signals the official beginning of the holidays in Marble Falls. The stores in Downtown Marble falls will be open, allowing for the perfect opportunity to get a jumpstart on holiday shopping. After the Lighting of the Downtown Christmas Tree, ReDid will host a screening of "Dr. Seuss' The Grinch" in Harmony Park's Green Space. 

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Winter Ice Skating Rink

An incredible opportunity to skate through the holidays on an ice-skating rink prominently featured in the middle of Downtown Marble Falls begins on November 18, 2022. The Winter Ice Skating Ring highlights the spirit of the season with theme nights and seasonal attractions. The soon-to-be annual holiday tradition promises to bring a smile to spectators and participants alike. The rink will be open until December 31, 2022. 

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32nd Annual Walkway of Lights

Every year, the Walkway of Lights provides the quintessential hill country holiday experience with hot chocolate, a uniquely creative display of twinkle lights along Lake Marble Falls, and visits from Santa Claus to provide exceptional experiences for everyone in Lakeside Park. Starting on November 18th, loop through the path of holiday lights featuring traditional fixtures, local area flair, and a contagious holiday spirit. Check the local listings for dates and times of special events, including Heroes Night, Puppies with Santa, Ugly Christmas Sweater Night, and more! While the installation is free to enjoy, donations are greatly appreciated by local charities that staff the nightly event.

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Christmas Light-Up Parade

Join us for the annual Christmas Light-Up Parade on December 2 at 6 p.m. Santa will make his celebratory appearance alongside choreographed performances from marching participants. Powered floats, vehicles, horses, and marching and walking groups are welcome but must be lit and include family-friendly music. Come compete to be crowned the BEST FLOAT of 2022. To register your float, click here.

The cost to register your float is free, but donations are welcome to help support the event. For a full set of rules and regulations, click here. The deadline to register is Monday, November 28th.


Small Business Saturday

On November 26, following the Black Friday madness, Small Business Saturday brings the perfect opportunity to support small businesses. Downtown Marble Falls is eagerly awaiting your patronage on this annual day of economic camaraderie, so join in on the holiday shopping festivities and shop small during this national day of support for businesses.

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Puppies With Santa

In December, Christmas magic hits its stride, with theme nights at the Walkway of Lights, s’mores, and the optimal chance to take a picture with Santa. On Thursday, December 8, furry friends get a green light to experience the Puppies with Santa event. 

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Capture a season tradition as Santa Claus stops by the Lakeside Pavillion on the morning of Saturday, December 10, for Breakfast with Santa from 9-11 a.m. The event includes breakfast, arts & crafts, and a perfect photo opportunity with the big man himself. A professional photographer will be there to take pictures with Santa in a safe, socially distanced manner. Spots are limited for this event, so grab a ticket and come have a morning full of holiday fun!

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Christmas Market on Main

The Christmas Market on Main Street is on Saturday, December 3. Come out to Main Street Marble Falls to experience craft makers, bakers, and style creators from around the Texas Hill Country. This is the perfect place to get those unique holiday gifts that make a lasting impression. Browse over 100 vendors while exploring the boutiques, breweries, sugary treats, and delicious restaurants that Downtown Marble Falls offers within walking distance.

Downtown Marble Falls is hosting the first of three festive sip n’ shop evenings later in the holiday season. On November 26th and December 17th, retailers will feature a selection of wine tastings to accompany your shopping escapades during extended hours.

To commemorate the start of the holiday vacation, Ms Lollipop will present School’s Out, Santa’s In! Join the extravaganza on December 16th for fun-filled family activities to kick off the official start of the holiday break.

While 2020 was certainly a year unlike any other, the holidays are sure to usher in “good tidings of great joy” throughout Marble Falls.

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