AUSTIN (KXAN) – With winter break looming for many school-aged and college students, you may be wondering how to spend your free time or celebrate the holidays closer to home.
Here are some day trips from Austin that are less than two hours away but still give you the feeling of a mini-vacation:
Wimberley: 47 minutes from Austin
Wimberley celebrates festivals every year Light Trails at the EmilyAnn Theater 24 years. Visitors can stroll the six-acre trail, which is lit until December 26.
Gruene: 54 minutes from Austin
Town of Gruene lists a range of festive events on its website, including the 30th annual Jingle Bell Run on December 10. Take a photo with Gruene’s very own Santa brand, Cowboy Kringle, the weekend before December 18th. Live holiday-themed music will also be provided in the ballroom at the oldest place in Texas, Gruene Hall.
Round Top: 1 hour 19 minutes from Austin
If you’re looking for a one-of-a-kind antique or vintage Christmas gift, look no further than Round Top. Small towns in Fayette County are known for their shopping, arts and culture.Have Holiday themed activities Be in town every weekend in December until Christmas.
San Antonio: 1 hour 12 minutes from Austin
river walk Decorated with holiday lights again this year. The attraction will run until January 9th.you can even City Cruise Experiment with light.
In addition to the event, several festive performances will be performed, including The Nutcracker and A Christmas Carol.to know more information Visit sanantonio.com.
Fredericksburg: 1 hour 45 minutes from Austin
Fredericksburg, a Hill County town known for its German heritage, has plenty of Weihnachtszeit (or Christmas) charm for visitors to enjoy. According to reports, there are German Christmas pyramids, ice skating rinks and a 30-foot-tall Christmas tree, in addition to “Christmas Night” starting January 6 and continuing every night VisitFredericksburgTx.com.