Celebrating the Holidays in Texas

Your holidays can be even merrier if you’re going to spend them in Texas, baby! Alone or with family, regardless if you’re celebrating Christmas, Hanukkah, or Kwanzaa, the Lone Star State has some of the best holiday attractions saved just for you.

Here’s a roundup of the greatest holiday wonders you can enjoy. Of course, these aren’t the only ones–and hopefully you’ll find many more along the way.

Chanukah on the River (San Antonio)

Celebrate Hanukkah in one of the largest (and most famous) Jewish events in Texas by the beautiful San Antonio Riverwalk. Behold a splendid boat parade and have fun with live music presentations ablaze with Menorah lighting.

Austin Trail of Lights (Austin)

Christmas isn’t Christmas without colorful lights that stretch out as far as the eye can see. The Austin Trail of Lights is a majestic trail of 40 displays featuring 2 MILLION (!) lights in all colors and shapes and sizes. This festival happens throughout the whole month of December, with live performances that go on all night.

Kwanzaa Fest (Dallas)

Did anyone say “free event”? Yep, that’s what Kwanzaa Fest is. Every year for two whole days in December, more than 50,000 people enjoy the 25-year-old tradition that combines shopping, learning about the history of Kwanzaa, and participating in the iconic 5k run.

Quality RV Resorts (Houston)

Drive your RV to one of these luxury resorts and spend the holidays enjoying amenities like hot tubs, workout facilities, breathtaking landscapes, park-wide Wi-fi, and much more. Bring your pets and your kids, as Quality RV resorts guarantee fun for everyone.

Houston Zoo Lights, Galaxy Lights at Space Center Houston, and Ice Skating at Discovery Green are all great outdoor Houston traditions you and your family can enjoy this season!

Festival of Lights (Galveston)

The children will love this ice land. Located at Moody Gardens, the Festival of Lights has the most fun arctic ice slide the kids will want to go over and over again. For the grown-ups, there’s a gorgeous ice sculpture exhibition, as well as beautiful light displays. And for the whole family, ice skating!


As you may or may not know, tamales are a holiday tradition in the Tex-Mex cuisine, and your Texas holidays won’t be complete without them.

Traditional tamales are made from pork or beef chunks, wrapped in dried corn husks. If they’ve been eaten and enjoyed for thousands of years, they’re that tasty. Have you eaten tamales? Do you love them as much as we do?


Time to have a Texas style holiday, everyone!