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How to Have the Best Texas Hill Country Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is a special time when you gather with your loved ones to give thanks and make memories. This year, swap the traditional holiday get-together for a Texas Hill Country Thanksgiving! Stay in the charming, small town of Wimberley in a Cypress Creek Cottage and make it your home away from home. You’ll have such a blast, that Thanksgiving in Texas Hill Country is sure to become a new tradition to enjoy for years to come. 

Be sure to use our Hill Country Itinerary when you’re planning your trip. It tells you everything you need to know about the area’s best restaurants, events, outdoor activities, and attractions. 

How to Enjoy Your Texas Hill Country Thanksgiving 

1. Go to a Parade 

Chuy’s Children Giving to Children Parade


Austin, TX

What To Know:

This Thanksgiving parade in Austin is a magical tradition. This Austin event raises money for “Operation Blue Santa,” which provides toys to needy children throughout the area. Join in the magic by bringing new, unwrapped toys to donate to the cause. Standout features of the parade include giant inflatable balloons, festive holiday floats, famous children’s characters, spectacular marching bands, classic cars, and of course—Santa!

2. Explore the Great Outdoors 

Autumn in Texas Hill Country yields mild temperatures and beautiful fall foliage. The need for packing heavy winter jackets in eliminated. A light coat will do the trick! Check out our favorite spots, exciting hikes, and other outdoor activities. 

McKinney Falls State Park 


Austin, TX

What To Know:

There’s plenty to see and do at McKinney Falls. With it’s winding trails and trickling creek, it’s the perfect place to take the kids fishing and biking. 

Blue Hole Regional Park


Wimberley, TX

What To Know:

You’ll be dazzled by the beautiful orange and yellow leaves when you visit Blue Hole in the fall. During your visit, play a game of basketball and volleyball at the courts. Be sure to pack a picnic and breathe in the fresh air while you eat. 

3. Be Dazzled by Holiday Lights 

Holiday Trail of Lights


Emilyann Theatre in Wimberley, TX

What To Know:

The Holiday Trail of Lights will bring joy to all. Each holiday season, local businesses and individuals in the Wimberley community volunteer and decorate glittering holiday displays throughout the grounds of Emilyann Theatre. Visitors travel from all over to stroll through the lighted displays covering the six acres of trails. Children will be starstruck when they get to meet Santa Claus and the characters from Frozen, Anna and Elsa. There will also be showings of family-friendly movies and live musical entertainment. 

Lights Spectacular


Johnson City, TX

What To Know:

Each year during the holiday season, Jackson City becomes “The Twinkliest Town in Texas” during the Lights Spectacular. This festival draws people from near and far with its extravagant light displays and exciting special events. Standout special events include the Lighted Hooves and Wheels Parade, the Annual Hill Country Toy Run, and a visit from your favorite Whoville characters, like the Grinch, Max, and Cindy Lou Who.

Enjoy the Holiday at Cypress Creek Cottages

If you’re looking to have a Texas Hill Country Thanksgiving, stay in the heart of the Hill Country in Wimberley. Cypress Creek Cottages has everything you need to spend a holiday away from home. cypress creek white cottage kitchen

Our cottages feature the luxuries of a home, including a deck, BBQ grill, and spacious living area. The fully-stocked kitchen serves as a wonderful space for cooking your Thanksgiving dinner or reheating your leftovers after you dine out. Our White Cottage will make you feel at home in no time with its elegant decorations and cozy fireplace.  Check our availability and start planning your trip today! We can’t wait to host you. 

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