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Whether you find yourself in Bastrop, Elgin, Smithville or one of our smaller communities, there’s always something fun going on in Bastrop County. The area’s best events bring live music, great food, and unique activities to town, year after year, so when you find one you love, you can make it an annual tradition.

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December 2018

Chocolate Cupcakes

Lavish Fest

December 1, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Lost Pines Art Center, 1204 Chestnut St
Bastrop, TX 78602 United States
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Lavish Fest at Lost Pines Art Center is a celebration chocolate and art, featuring delectable, decadent, delicious pastries and chocolates from Bastrop’s very own Tough…

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Scream Hollow Twisted Christmas

December 5, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Beginning during the daytime hours twisted Christmas offers a host of fun activities for the whole family, whether you're young, old, or just young at heart, there's something for everyone to create memories that will last a lifetime at this magical event!

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Scream Hollow Twisted Christmas

December 7, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Beginning during the daytime hours twisted Christmas offers a host of fun activities for the whole family, whether you're young, old, or just young at heart, there's something for everyone to create memories that will last a lifetime at this magical event!

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Little knitted christmas pullovers on a wooden background

Holiday Sweater Weekend

December 8, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Downtown Elgin Elgin, TX United States + Google Map

Part of Home for the Holidays in Elgin! Wear your holiday sweater while you shop downtown and you may win prizes and special discounts, and…

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Bastrop Christian Church is on the Holiday Homes Tour in Bastrop.

Bastrop Holiday Homes Tour

December 8, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

For five hours on Saturday, December 8, Bastrop opens the doors on its annual Holiday Homes Tour, a central event of Bastrop's four-day "Lost Pines Christmas" weekend.…

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Lost Pines Christmas Snow Day

December 8, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Fishermans Park, 1100 Willow Street
Bastrop, TX 78602
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This year’s Lost Pines Christmas Snow Day brings the holiday season - and weather - to Downtown Bastrop! With snow slides and a play area,…

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Scream Hollow Twisted Christmas

December 8, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 11:00 pm

“Wonderful by Day, Which by Night.” With twenty acres decorated with over 30,000 Christmas lights, you’ll find a fun holiday walk through a maze. Onsite…

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2018 Lost Pines Christmas Lighted Christmas Parade

Lost Pines Christmas Lighted Christmas Parade

December 8, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Downtown Bastrop, 1311 Chestnut
Bastrop, TX 78602 United States
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Don't miss the annual Lost Pines Christmas Lighted Christmas Parade in Bastrop!  More than 125 entries - from fanciful floats to fire trucks, unicycles to…

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Nuncrackers, the Nunsense Christmas Musical

December 9, 2018 @ 2:30 pm - 5:00 pm

The Nunsense Christmas Musical, NUNCRACKERS, is presented as the first TV special taped in the Cable Access Studio built by Reverend Mother in the convent…

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Scream Hollow Twisted Christmas

December 9, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Beginning during the daytime hours twisted Christmas offers a host of fun activities for the whole family, whether you're young, old, or just young at heart, there's something for everyone to create memories that will last a lifetime at this magical event!

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Scream Hollow Twisted Christmas

December 14, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Beginning during the daytime hours twisted Christmas offers a host of fun activities for the whole family, whether you're young, old, or just young at heart, there's something for everyone to create memories that will last a lifetime at this magical event!

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Part of the Nunsense musical poster.

Nuncrackers, the Nunsense Christmas Musical

December 14, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

The Nunsense Christmas Musical, NUNCRACKERS, is presented as the first TV special taped in the Cable Access Studio built by Reverend Mother in the convent…

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Art of Holiday Giving

December 15, 2018
Downtown Elgin Elgin, TX United States + Google Map

This holiday season, consider a handcrafted gift. Saturday, December 15th, enjoy a showcase of unique handcrafted items from local artists in the Elgin area. Studio…

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The State Parks host numerous activities through the holidays.

Fa La La in the Forest Scavenger Hunt – Buescher

December 15, 2018 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Buescher State Park, 100 Park Road 1E
Smithville, TX 78957 United States
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Follow the ornaments with clues through the park to obtain your prize ending! There are ornaments hidden around the park!  Follow the clues to find…

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The State Parks host numerous activities through the holidays.

Fa La La in the Forest Scavenger Hunt – Bastrop

December 15, 2018 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Bastrop State Park, 100 Park Road 1A
Bastrop, TX 78602 United States
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Follow the ornaments with clues through the park to obtain your prize ending! There are ornaments hidden around the park!  Follow the clues to find…

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Scream Hollow Twisted Christmas

December 15, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Beginning during the daytime hours twisted Christmas offers a host of fun activities for the whole family, whether you're young, old, or just young at heart, there's something for everyone to create memories that will last a lifetime at this magical event!

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Part of the Nunsense musical poster.

Nuncrackers, the Nunsense Christmas Musical

December 15, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

The Nunsense Christmas Musical, NUNCRACKERS, is presented as the first TV special taped in the Cable Access Studio built by Reverend Mother in the convent…

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Scream Hollow Twisted Christmas banner

Scream Hollow Twisted Christmas

December 16, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Beginning during the daytime hours twisted Christmas offers a host of fun activities for the whole family, whether you're young, old, or just young at heart, there's something for everyone to create memories that will last a lifetime at this magical event!

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Scream Hollow Twisted Christmas

December 21, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Beginning during the daytime hours twisted Christmas offers a host of fun activities for the whole family, whether you're young, old, or just young at heart, there's something for everyone to create memories that will last a lifetime at this magical event!

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Holiday stocking stuffed with presents in front of a tree

Stocking Stuffer Saturday

December 22, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Last chance for holiday shopping before Christmas! Downtown Elgin stores will feature items to fill your stockings and will be offering great holiday specials as…

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Scream Hollow Twisted Christmas

December 22, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Beginning during the daytime hours twisted Christmas offers a host of fun activities for the whole family, whether you're young, old, or just young at heart, there's something for everyone to create memories that will last a lifetime at this magical event!

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Scream Hollow Twisted Christmas

December 23, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Beginning during the daytime hours twisted Christmas offers a host of fun activities for the whole family, whether you're young, old, or just young at heart, there's something for everyone to create memories that will last a lifetime at this magical event!

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Lost Pines Christmas Bird Count

December 29, 2018 @ 6:00 am - 6:00 pm

The Lost Pines Christmas Bird Count will take place on Saturday, Dec. 29 from 6 a.m. to  6 p.m. in and around McKinney Roughs Nature Park in Bastrop…

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Carnival photo at Lost Pines Hyatt at 2018 New Year's Eve celebration

Celebrate New Years Eve at Hyatt Regency Lost Pines

December 30, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - January 1, 2019 @ 12:00 pm
Hyatt Regency Lost Pines Resort & Spa, 575 Hyatt Lost Pines Road
Lost Pines, 78612 United States
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New Year’s Eve is just around the corner, and we don’t want you to miss out on our Texas-size celebration! We are now offering one-…

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Fireworks at Black Tree.

Black Tree’s New Year’s Eve

December 31, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - January 1, 2019 @ 12:00 am
Black Tree Ranch, 1070 Hwy 71 W
Smithville, TX 78957 United States
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Join the folks at Black Tree on New Year’s Eve Weekend for an end of the year party like no other. Event includes beautiful fireworks…

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Downtown Bastrop Masquerade Ball

New Year’s Eve Masquerade Pub Crawl

December 31, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

The Downtown Pub Crawl will be ringing in 2019 with a New Year's Eve Masquerade! Local bars, restaurants, wineries and distilleries will be participating to…

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Bastrop New Years Gala

New Year’s Eve Gala

December 31, 2018 @ 8:30 pm - January 1, 2019 @ 12:00 am
Bastrop Opera House, 711 Spring Street
Bastrop, TX 78602 United States
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Enjoy a night at the Bastrop Opera House featuring a nine-piece Big Band, Moonlight Express. Event also includes Hors d’oeuvres, wine, beer, a midnight champagne…

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January 2019

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Bastrop Christmas Bird Count

January 1

From December 14 through January 5 tens of thousands of volunteers throughout the Americas take part in an adventure that has become a family tradition…

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Polar Bear Plunge is an Elgin tradition.

Polar Bear Plunge

January 2 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Morris Memorial Pool, 802 N Ave C
Elgin, TX 78621 United States
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Join this Elgin tradition of the first swim of the year at Morris Memorial Pool. Just like the polar bears of the Arctic Circle, brave the…

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Sip, Shop and Stroll

January 10 @ 5:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 5:00pm on day Second of the month, repeating until October 31, 2019

Downtown Elgin Elgin, TX United States + Google Map

Sip, Shop and Stroll is one of the most anticipated events in Elgin. On the 2nd Thursday of every month, take a stroll through downtown…

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