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Holiday Events In West Texas

Holiday Events In West Texas

Family-fun holiday events in West Texas for 2023.

During the holidays, while the northeast has snow, we in Texas have everything but. However, who knows what winter 2023 will bring us? I know one thing for sure – holiday events in West Texas are all about hot cider, a fire in the fireplace, ice skating, and Santa. Towns in West Texas have their fill of holiday events. See what holiday events in West Texas you and your family would like to see and participate in. It will be magic!

Holiday Events In West Texas

I’m working hard on this list. I’ve also included the Big Bend Area and El Paso. Happy Holidays, West Texas!

1. Christmas in Abilene, TX

Lots of holiday events are happening in Abilene.

• Winter Lightfest In Abilene

November 24 – December 30, 2023 – on Weekends Only

Winter Lightfest is seventeen days of breathtaking lights along a 3/4 mile path as you stroll through twinkling lights and animated displays. Food trucks nightly.

• City Halliday Happenings in Abilene

November 18, 2023, at 4:30 p.m.

City Hall Christmas Tree Lighting will be at 6 p.m. Music from Abilene ISD Revolution Strings will begin at 5:30, and Espressoak will be on hand selling warm drinks.

• 34th Fox West Texas Christmas Lights Parade

November 28th, in downtown – Fox West Christmas Lights Parade

• Christmas in the Garden: Welcome to Narnia

December 3rd, 5-8 pm

At the Abilene Convention Center

• Christmas Celebration At Abilene Zoo

December 17 – 23 from 4 – 9 pm

For more holiday events in Abilene and a list of all the holiday films in the park – see Abilene Holiday Events.

You can have a wonderful weekend getaway to Abilene, TX.

Concho Cowboy Christmas. Photo Credit: San Angelo Destination Marketing Organization


2. Christmas In San Angelo

San Angelo is gearing up for the holidays with special events and Santa visits.

• Concho Christmas Celebration

See all the excitement here – Concho Christmas Celebration.

Photo Credit: San Angelo Destination Marketing Organization

• San Angelo Christmas Parade

See all events – Discover San Angelo

If you’re wondering what all there is to do in the town, read our article – “Family Attractions In San Angelo, TX.”


3. Holidays In Odessa

• Parade Of Lights – Downtown Odessa

December 2nd, 6:30 p.m.

Free pictures with Santa

• Parade of Lights Market – Odessa

From 2 to 10 p.m. on Texas Avenue

Shop before the parade starts …or after. Find out where you can write letters to Santa.

Parade of Lights

• Starbright Village

December 7th through January 2, 2024 – 6 pm to 11 pm (open nightly)

A drive or walk-through display. Starbright Village


4. Holiday Events In Amarillo

• Gingerbread Lane -Betenbough Homes Christmas Celebration

It is located at Betenbough Homes New Home Center. Time 6-8 pm – free.

Check out more holiday events at Visit Amarillo.


5. Christmas Events In Lubbock

• Gingerbread Lane -Betenbough Homes Christmas Celebration


Location: Betenbough Homes New Home Center at 6517 82nd St. All free.

Enjoy complimentarily:
Family Photos with Santa
Hot Cocoa Bar and Treats
Cookie Decorating and Christmas Music

• 64th Annual Carol of Lights


Texas Tech University Memorial Circle and Science Quad. Free.

• Three Redneck Tenors Christmas


A very rare Christmas performance – Cactus Theater.

Tickets: $35-$70

• Llano Estacado Christmas Market


Llano Estacado Winery.

• Winter Market


at 13603 Slide Rd

Candlelight at the Ranch

December 8-9, 2023 

See what Christmas would have looked like in the 1800s and 1900s as actors re-create holiday and daily-life activities in the 15 historic structures at the National Ranching Heritage Center. Listen to live music while enjoying hot cocoa and kettle corn, visit with Santa, and join in singing Christmas carols.

Candlelight At The Ranch

Tickets: Suggested donation: $5

See more at Visit Lubbock.


6. Holiday Events Wichita Falls

• Hangar Holiday Bazaar

November, free

Shop with over 200 vendors at the Hangar Holiday Bazaar in Wichita Falls.

Check times for Saturday.


7. El Paso Holiday Events

El Paso kicks off the holiday season with its iconic WinterFest with many bright lights.

• WinterFest

November – January

El Paso’s WinterFest


8. Midland Holiday Events

• Miss Cayce’s Wonderland

I just got chills at this website – it’s so festive and has definitely got me into the Christmas spirit …and shopping!!

A must-see for all Christmas and Holiday Decor at Miss Cayce’s Wonderland.

• Ugly Christmas Sweater Run


• Christmas At The Mansion


Join in on all the special holiday season events! They will have something for everyone – lunch, tea, open house, Santa visits, and their annual ReinBeer event!

• ReinBeer


Annual beer festival with beer tastings, live music, and much more! Woohoo!

• Christmas Open House


See it all at the Museum of the Southwest


9. Mineral Wells Holiday Events 2023

• Merry Wells Christmas Festival & Lighted Parade


Lighted parade at 6 pm.

• Merry Wells Driving Tour

See it all at Merry Wells Christmas


10. Big Bend Area Holiday Celebrations

• Marathon Christmas

It’s a small town with big fun during Christmastime.

Marathon does Christmas the right way.

11. Holiday Events In The Texas Panhandle

• Texas Cowboy’s Christmas Ball

December 14-16, 2023 at Pioneer Hall in Anson, TX


12. Radiance! at The Ranch – Weatherford

The Christmas drive-thru light show is at Sheriff’s Posse Grounds in Parker Country. See it all at Radiance! at the Ranch.

Tickets: $30 & $50

For more events in the Lone Star State:

Christmas Holiday Events In North Texas

Christmas Celebrations In East Texas

Holiday Events In Central

South Texas Christmas Celebrations


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