San Saba’s Big Ho-Ho-Holiday Weekend

Turkey Day flew by, and though we’re a pant-size larger, Christmas cheer is building out here at the top of the Hill Country. Tis’ the season for celebrating, so celebrate we shall. Here are San Saba’s 2018 yuletide events!

Shine Bright  

The Dancing Lights of Mill Pond Park opened on Thanksgiving evening! We love to fill a few thermoses with hot cocoa (spiked for mom and dad) and stroll through the 30-acre light display at Mill Pond. If Santa and his reindeer haven’t let you in on the secret, the park features more than a million twinkling lights. And, the lights dance! Tune in to 88.7 FM for a curated list of Christmas carols broadcast in time with the lights. The park is open nightly from November 22, 2018, through the first Sunday in January. (Entry is free and open to all. The park opens at dusk and closes at 10 pm)


San Saba’s Big Ho-Ho-Holiday Weekend

Our annual Sip N’ Stroll is coming up this Saturday (December 8). Each year, the boozy event gets bigger and more spirited. Come out to enjoy an evening of wine, goodies, and great company. Bonus, knock out some shopping while you’re at it! The renowned wine tasting event features several Texas wineries housed in downtown San Saba’s businesses. Knock out Christmas shopping, see who you meet under the mistletoe, snack on treats and enjoy a glass (or nine) of award-winning wine. Tickets are $30 and include a wine glass and ten taste pours. (December 8, 2018; 2 pm and runs through 6:00 pm)

And to you your Wassail, Too

The fun doesn’t end with the Sip ‘n Stroll. San Saba’s annual River City Holiday Band Concert brings carols to the square on December 8 from 5:30 pm until 6:30 pm. All manner of San Saba vehicles are decked out for the town’s Lighted Christmas Parade. The parade takes over downtown just after the carol-filled concert. (December 8 from 5:30 pm until 7:30 pm; free and open to all)

Santa Claus is Coming To Town

Santa Claus is flying his sleigh down south to set up shop in San Saba’s Estep-Burleson Plaza. At Santa’s Workshop, the kiddos can share their Christmas wishes with ole St. Nick. Mrs. Claus will have cookies and ornaments to decorate. (December 8 from 2 pm until 4 pm; free and open to all)

Ho-Ho-Holiday Shopping in San Saba

Find something for everyone on your nice list in downtown San Saba! Get the kiddos their first pair of real cowboy boots from Harry’s Boots or browse antiques for your gal pals at J.C. Campbell and Co. Mercantile. Take home a delicious piece of San Saba for the foodie lover (after all, we’re nuts over pecans up here). Our famous pecan pies, pecan goodies and other treats are perfect hostess gifts for the season. Sample your way through the offerings at Alamo Pecan, Oliver & Co., and San Saba Olive Oil Company. Don’t miss the chocolate bourbon or the german chocolate pecan pies which are the perfect holiday dessert.

We hope to see you wandering merrily along this Christmas. Merry Christmas from all of us here at the Top of the Hill Country.


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