Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Winter Texan RVers will find numerous Holiday events in Lone Star State

Holiday at the Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden

Dallas Arboretum -12 Days of Christmas gazebo (Dallas Arboretum)
Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden
8525 Garland Road
Dallas, TX 75218
(214) 515-6615

Now thru - Dec. 29
Holiday at the Arboretum features "the magnificent 12 Days of Christmas outdoor exhibit, as well as close to one million lights throughout the garden at night, trimming the architecture of the historic homes and lighting the canopies overhead." The outdoor exhibit features 25-foot-tall Victorian-style gazebos that come to life, depicting scenes from the traditional holiday carol.

The Christmas Village
Nov. 29 - Dec. 31
A brand new Christmas Village is part of Holiday at the Arboretum. The Christmas Village is comprised of charming shops and fa├žades that represent a quaint European hamlet. "During the weekends and evenings, there are also volunteers dressed as the shopkeeper in each store, many of whom will pass out a sample of their wares, such as a piece of candy at the candy shop."

Costs vary, click on website for details.

'Santa's Ranch' in New Braunfels (south of Austin)

Santa's Ranch, New Braunfels, Texas. (Santa's Ranch) 
Santa's Ranch
9561- I-35 North
New Braunfels, Tx 78130

Now – Jan 4, 2020
Sun-Thurs 6-10 p
Fri.-Sat. 6-11 p.m.

Cost: $30 + Tax Per Vehicle
Maximum height 8 ft., and length 30 ft. No Trailers, Buses or RVs.

 "One of the greatest lights displays in all of Texas." Now, that's bragging, even for Texas.

Sleigh bells, Rudolph, Frosty, and even the three wise men themselves greet visitors. "Let the smiles and wonder begin as soon as you enter through the gates at Santa’s Ranch – soon to be one of your family’s favorite Christmas activities. ‘Tis the season for family memories and Christmas joy."

For other activities around New Braunfels, click here for previous articles posted on RV Short Stops.

Tomball German Christmas (Northwest of Houston)

Tomball German Christmas at night.
Old Town Tomball
near the historic train depot plaza 201 S. Elm
Tomball, Texas

Dec. 13, 14, 15, 2019
Friday, 6-10 p.m.
Saturday, 10 a.m.-10 p.m.
Sunday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Free admission, parking, shuttle.

Three days of entertainment: Click here

More than 200 holiday merchants and vendors will come to the streets of Tomball, Texas. Visitors will experience a variety of cultures. There will be plenty of food, beer, wine and shopping. In addition, there is a petting zoo, carnival and games.

Four performance stages, street performers, artists and crafters, and Heritage Center.  And all for free.

-- Julianne G. Crane For more about the RV Lifestyle go to

Wednesday, October 30, 2019

Still time for 2019 autumn harvest festivals

North Carolina Pecan Harvest Festival
North Carolina Pecan Harvest Festival

Nov. 2
Whiteville, NC

Parades, musical entertaining, and house tours abound in the town known as one of the top pecan producers in the state. For more information, visit North Carolina Pecan

Corn Maze and Fall Festival
Sever’s Corn Maze and Fall Festival

Now - Nov. 3
Shakopee, Minnesota

Fun for the whole family. You'll see amazing pumpkin sculptures and art installations, and listen to live music. For more information, visit Severs Fall

Entertainment includes Fables Of The West (Festival)
Sacramento Harvest Festival 2019
Nov. 22-24
Cal Expo
Sacramento, Calif.

This annual Harvest Festival is happening at Cal Expo in Sacramento.  It is open to public.

"The estimated number of attendance is 15,000. The estimated number of exhibitors is 300." For more information click on: Sacramento Harvest Festival

Miami Harvest Festival (Buckler Promotions, Inc.) 
Miami Harvest Festival

Nov. 23 - 24
Miami‑Dade Fair Expo
Miami, Florida

A fall tradition for 45 years. Three generations of visitors "plan their vacations to return year after year to browse through creations from over 250 Artists and  Crafters. For more information go to: Miami Harvest Festival

Washboard Willy (Harvest Festival)
Pomona Harvest Festival 2019

Dec. 6-8
Fairplex, Expo 4
1101 W. McKinley Ave.
Pomona, Calif.

Three days of entertainment, arts and crafts and festival food for the entire family.  Lots of parking.

For more information click on: Pomona Harvest Festival

-- Julianne G. Crane
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