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24 Best Places to Enjoy Christmas in Texas

Spending Christmas in Texas and looking for trip ideas?

Visiting the Lone Star State during the Holiday season and want to know the best Christmas town in Texas?

Grapevine Texas takes Christmas to another level
Grapevine Texas takes Christmas to another level and is one of the best places to go for Christmas in Texas

From charming small towns that dress up for Christmas to spectacular holiday events in the big cities, there are a variety of options to enjoy Christmas in Texas!

Many of these local Christmas vacations for families are also affordable for 2022, when everything is going up in costs!

Here are our favorite Christmas events, destinations, adventures, and more to be had in Texas during the holiday season.

Magical Winter Lights entrance near Houston Texas
Magical Winter Lights entrance near Houston Texas

Why spend Christmas in Texas 2022?

Many visitors plan a trip to see the best Christmas in Texas events during winter because the weather is warm and cozy, compared to the rest of the country!

It rarely snows in Texas except for some parts of the panhandle and western Texas.

The Gulf Coast and Rio Grande Valley regions have lots of sunshine and are home to winter Texans. 

Also Read: Best Places to Visit in Texas in winter

Have an amazing Christmas in Texas Plan your trip now
Have an amazing Christmas in Texas Plan your trip now

Central Texas and the Hill Country also have the perfect weather for sitting around a fire and roasting marshmallows.

But the best part about a trip to Texas in December?

Christmas light displays, shopping for gifts, Christmas markets, classic Christmas movies, and lots of events and festivities – all Texas sized off-course! 

Texas at Christmas is just magical and incredible.

Christmas light displays near Houston Texas
Christmas light displays near Houston Texas

There are many Christmas towns in Texas that you need to put on your holiday bucket list.

Grapevine, Fredericksburg, Jefferson, Marshall, Johnson City, and Wimberley all put on incredibly unique and fantastic holiday events.

But it’s not just the small towns!

You can easily find Christmas cheer in the Lone Star State’s big cities.

Houston, Austin, Dallas, Fort Worth, and San Antonio all ring in the holidays with a lot of events. 

They make the perfect Christmas Getaways in Texas for city lovers.

Christmas tree in front of the Texas state capitol building in Austin
Christmas tree in front of the Texas state capitol building in Austin

Even the coastal cities and towns ring in the holidays with beach themed Christmas events in Texas including sandcastle displays, lighted boat parades, historic traditions, and Christmas cruises on the Gulf Water!

They are ideal to combine sun, sand, and holiday cheer for a memorable Christmas vacation in Texas!

Amazing Christmas Towns in Texas to Visit Now

The small towns of Texas offer a variety of experiences and events during the holidays.

From traditional German Christmas to Cowboy Santa Claus, Christmas is especially magical in these towns!

You will find spectacular light displays, winter wonderlands, holiday trains, holiday shopping, traditional foods, and more in these charming Texan towns.  

Here are the best Christmas towns in Texas to visit this holiday season.

Grapevine is the Christmas Capital of Texas
Grapevine is the Christmas Capital of Texas

Grapevine

A must holiday tradition!

Grapevine is known as the Christmas Capital of Texas!

Located just half an hour north of Dallas, Grapevine is a must to visit with the kids for holidays.

There are many activities in Grapevine where you can create holiday memories with the family and your loved ones. 

Also Read: 19 Best Things to do in Grapevine for Christmas

Beautiful Grapevine Visitor Center decorated for Christmas
Beautiful Grapevine Visitor Center decorated for Christmas

The best light displays are obviously those at the Historic Downtown district.

Taking a family pic with all of the unique photo-ops in Grapevine is one of our favorite things to do for Christmas in Texas.

Grapevine has plenty of holiday displays and photo spots for families
Grapevine has plenty of holiday displays and photo spots for families

On a visit, you can see the trees decked up in hundreds of twinkling lights and watch the City Hall light show.

The Gaylord Texan Resort is another great holiday destination.

It has amazing holiday activities including a giant Christmas tree, gingerbread house, Santa Claus, gift shop galore, and more.

Grapevine Vintage Railroad in Grapevine Texas
Grapevine Vintage Railroad in Grapevine Texas

You can also ride the North Pole Express of the Grapevine Vintage Railroad to meet Santa and Mrs. Claus.

The sheer variety of celebrations during Christmas time make Grapevine one of the best Christmas towns in Texas. 

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