The year-round sun and warmth of Texas is what makes it a great getaway no matter the time of year. Add some Christmas cheer to the mix and you have the perfect destination for a Christmastime getaway. Historic Dripping Springs offers an experience like no other, with many buildings as old as the 1870s and many other popular historic landmarks either in-town or nearby.

Distilleries, Breweries, and Wineries

Warm up with some of your favorite brews or spirits this Christmas. With a list of distilleries, brewing companies, and wineries longer than your arm, Dripping Springs and the surrounding area has something to quench your thirst and make your holidays a little merrier. Head to their tasting room and try Deep Eddy Vodka. It comes in a range of flavors from traditional to ruby red, and even peach. Make a tasting appointment at Hawk Shadow Winery & Vineyards and walk away with “Bad Boy Red” or a 2011 vintage Orange Muscat – made from Lost Draw Vineyards grapes with aromas of green apple and lemon grass finishing with hints of orange blossom. For a great-tasting, locally made brew, head to Family Business Beer Co. Try the Golden Age, a German-style pilser with a milk, earthy hop bouquet and clean finish, or the Cosmic Cowboy, an American IPA ripe with pineapple and grapefruit with a layer of pine. Make sure to bring some back to pair with your Christmas meal.

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Trail of Lights This Christmas in Dripping Springs

Dripping Springs and the surrounding area will have plenty of opportunities to experience the glow of Christmas lights. Pack up your group and head to Zilker Park in Austin for an amazing light show full of Christmas cheer, including 70 displays and lighted tunnels, 90 lighted trees, and over two million lights. Cruise through the mile-long path in your own vehicle. The 57th annual event runs from November 27-December 31. The path is open from 5:45 – 10:45 p.m. nightly. One vehicle with up to nine passengers requires only one pass, but vehicles with more than nine passengers or more than 20’ long require a second pass.

Ice Skating at Dreamland

Lace up your ice skates for a chance to skate in the warm Texas winter. Dreamland is hosting the “Lights & Delights” event this year in Dripping Springs. Enjoy events and activities like minigolf, pickleball, and more, then enjoy a seasonal cocktail or other drink after taking a spin on the rink. The event runs November 20, 2021 – January 4, 2022, so you’ll have plenty of time to enjoy the festivities. Skating hours are 9 a.m. – 11 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 7 a.m. – 1 a.m. Friday and Saturday, and 7 a.m. – 11 p.m. on Sundays. The cost is only $10/person including skates, and $5/person including skates each Monday.

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Driftwood Lights Holiday Trail

Bring your friends and family to Vista Brewing this holiday season for some Christmas festivities. Take a stroll along the beautifully lighted trails of the 21-acre site. Everything will be decked out in Christmas lights, luminaries, and holiday décor for you to enjoy. Make sure to bring your camera for holiday photo ops throughout the 21-acre site. Sip on hot chocolate or hot apple cider, or one of Vista’s 14 drafts, as well as a wide range of bottles of brew and local wine. Add in s’mores cooked over an open fire pit and you have a recipe for Christmastime fun.

Historic Mercer Street

The historic Mercer Street decks itself out in Christmas finery during the Christmas season, but there’s also plenty of Old West heritage lining the street. Many of the buildings were built between 1870 and 1940, and are current sites of town businesses, like the “Barber Shop” bar or Vintage Soul boutique.

Other Activities

You came to a Christmas in Dripping Springs for some fun, relaxation, and holiday cheer. Make sure you add in some of the area’s year-round attractions, too. Hamilton Preserve Pool is a natural wonder that draws tourists and locals alike. Make sure you make reservations as it’s a popular place in the winter months. Be sure to take in activities like escape rooms, the Lyndon B. Johnson Boyhood Home, and other fun activities.

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Destination: Christmas Cheer in Dripping Springs

Once you’ve decided to make Dripping Springs your destination for Christmas fun and relaxation, make sure your next step is booking a vacation rental with I Love Dripping Springs. Begin and end every day of your holiday adventure in a private, luxurious rental with all the comforts of home. Choose an intimate one-bedroom for you and your sweetheart all the way up to a six-bedroom unit to accommodate a family reunion or other large group Christmas celebration. Prepare the Christmas feast and any other meal or snack in a fully equipped kitchen. Enjoy the privacy of your own room, and private outdoor spaces like patios and balconies. Choose a premium unit for hardwood floors, stainless steel appliances, flat screen TVs and more to make your holiday merry and bright.

Contact us today to start planning your Christmas trip to Dripping Springs and make memories to last a lifetime!