It’s Christmas time in Texas and there’s no better place to celebrate than San Saba, the heart of the Hill Country! With decorated homes and businesses, holiday gift shopping on every corner, and long-standing Christmas traditions, a visit to San Saba is a must this December! 



Invitation to Sip N’ Stroll

Consider this your personal invitation to the premiere Christmas wine and beer-tasting event in Texas! San Saba County Chamber of Commerce will host the 9th Annual Sip N’ Stroll on December 10th from 2- 6 pm. After a decade of fine wine, joyful crowds, and holiday activities, it’s no surprise that Sip N’ Stroll has become one of the most anticipated events of the year in the Texas Hill Country! 

Even Santa himself can’t miss our annual Sip N’ Stroll celebration! He and Mrs. Claus have RSVP’d for another splendid night of taking photos and granting Christmas wishes.

The afternoon will feature nine Texas Hill Country wineries and four craft breweries providing samples inside San Saba’s unique boutiques and businesses. Joining us this year will be:

Each of these vendors is local to Central Texas and has a unique taste to offer. Our guests commonly fall in love with several of the samples, so be prepared to take home a few of your favorite bottles as each winery will have its signature wines for sale. Tickets are available here and include 10 wine and/or beer tastings, a commemorative wine glass, a branded tote bag, and a map of participating businesses. 



More than Just Stocking Stuffers

Wonderful Christmas gifts can be found during Sip N’ Stroll! Each of our downtown shops stays open past their regular hours, offering a great opportunity for out-of-towners to explore San Saba. Inventory in each boutique is so diverse, there is truly something for everyone! Shop:

And don’t forget that San Saba is the Pecan Capital of the world! Take home the finest pecan treats from:



Here Comes the Parade

With beer and wine in your system and shopping bags in hand, we invite you to stick around for our Lighted Christmas Parade beginning at 6:30 pm! The parade is one of San Saba’s longest-standing traditions where our residents get to show off their creativity and light up the town! Join us for a steady stream of decorated floats, marching bands, drill teams chants, cars decked out in lights, pickup trucks wearing antlers, lawnmowers dressed as Christmas trees, and other delightful sights winding down Wallace Street. 

Also, stop by the San Saba County Courthouse for a traditional nativity scene arranged on the lawn. 



Dancing Lights at Mill Pond Park

Finally, no visit to San Saba would be complete without driving through the Dancing Lights at Mill Pond Park. Commonly featured in must-see holiday travel lists, the Dancing Lights at Mill Pond Park consists of over one million shimmering lights, choreographed to Christmas classics, covering several acres of stunning waterfront property. Walk or drive through the trail, illuminated with light tunnels, dancing trees, and a huge Texas flag.

San Saba is very proud of this light display and will share the installation with visitors all through December and into early January. The lights come on from dusk till 10:00 pm and are a magical experience to share with friends and family. Pack the holiday pajamas and a thermos of hot cocoa for a holly jolly experience! 



A Weekend to Remember

We know you have your pick of holiday festivities throughout small-town Texas, but we have something special to offer here in San Saba. We would love to see you for Sip N’ Stroll on December 10th but have plenty of holiday spirit to share all season long! ‘Tis the season for Christmas in San Saba! 

With so much to do in town, our Christmas Extravaganza can easily become a weekend trip. We have some lovely places to stay and delicious places to eat, but book your plans in advance because rooms and reservations will fill up quickly. 

Where to Stay:

Where to Eat: