Our December events listing through Dec. 19

There's a lot going on in Kerr County leading up to Christmas


Girls Night Out

Arcadia Live


6 p.m.

Girls Night Out Holiday Shopping Market, $10. With the purchase of a ticket, your name will be at the door for entry and you'll be automatically entered in our raffle drawing. Additional raffle tickets can be purchased for $10. https://www.thearcadialive.org/show/christmas-ladies-shopping-night/


Hill Country Christmas Concert

Calvary Temple Church

6:30 p.m.

Pastor Del's Annual Christmas Concert. Start the Christmas season off with some wonderful Christmas songs. Admission: One non-perishable food item. Dessert reception to follow. https://www.ctc.church

Symphony of the Hills: "Holiday Hopes Dream Pray Love"

Cailloux Theater

7:30 p.m.

In this concert, a professional symphony orchestra drawn from the Hill Country and Central Texas celebrates brother and sisterhood's thoughts and prayers, featuring the Grand Symphony Chorus. Tickets are $25. https://www.symphonyofthehills.org


Kerrville Farmer's Market

A.C. Schreiner Mansion and Butt-Holdsworth Memorial Library campus

4-6 p.m.

Get your goods for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Or, even better, enjoy a freshly made pizza and a glass of beer.

Live Music by Voodoo Lengua

The Hunt Store

6 p.m.

The Hunt Store's description is short and sweet: Musically speaking, a different kind of band. https://www.thehuntstore.com

First Friday Wine Share

Kerrville Aviation, Kerrville-Kerr County Airport

6 p.m.-7:30 p.m.

Share a glass of wine, discover a new varietal and enjoy a night of great wine. https://www.firstfridaywineshare.com/

Possessed by Paul James and Ian Moore

Arcadia Live

7 p.m.

Here's what Arcadia Live executive director Mike Kelliher said: "Ian Moore is a super guitar player. He's got a new album out, and he's touring. Of course, our local Possessed By Paul James is opening up the show. This should be an amazing show." https://www.thearcadialive.org/show/ian-moore-dec3/

Travis Pierce Band

La Escondida, 516 Jefferson, Kerrville

7 p.m.

The Travis Pierce Band has been playing around Kerrville, but their first stop is at La Escondida.

The Four Freshmen: Christmas

Cailloux Theater

7:30 p.m.

Celebrate the holidays with the Legends of Four-Man Jazz. For more than 50 years, The Four Freshmen have performed with the same unmistakable sound of the original group – a vocal harmony like no other. As the 22nd incarnation of the Four Freshmen, their longevity proves they are doing it right. Tickets are $15 to $150. https://www.caillouxperformingarts.com

"A Christmas Carol"

The Point Theater, Ingram

7:30 p.m., also on Saturday night

No Christmas season is complete without a visit from old skinflint Ebenezer Scrooge and the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present and Future who bring about the most famous transformation in literary history. Join a small group of actors who re-create the dozens of characters populating Dickens' timeless tale of the redemptive power of Christmas. This performance is indoors. https://www.hcaf.com


Hill Country Swap Meet

Hill Country Youth Event Center

8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Enjoy the antiques, collectibles, new and used books, tools, furniture, household items, sporting goods, etc. Concessions available. There's free parking, and the event is always pet-friendly.

Run Home For The Holidays 5K Run

Louise Hays Park, Kerrville

4 p.m.

Get the family together and dress up as Santa, Elves, Whoville characters, or another Christmas character for an enjoyable way to help celebrate the holidays. This is not a timed race. https://www.kerrvilletx.gov/1750/Running-Home-for-the-Holidays-5K

Hill Country Chorale

Kerrville Salvation Army Ray and Joan Kroc Corps Community Center

4 p.m.

This will be a holiday concert for the ages with the Hill Country Chorale to make you in the mood for Christmas. Admission is $15 and supports the Chorale's work.

"Snow" on the Island

Tranquility Island, Louise Hays Park, Kerrville

6-8:30 p.m.

Mark your calendars now, as the Parks and Recreation Department will be bringing "snow" to the Island every Saturday in December! Celebrate the holiday season with friends and family on Tranquility Island in Louise Hays Park.

Live music by Collector's Edition

The Hunt Store

6 p.m.

Enjoy the sounds of Collector's Edition in Hunt.


Live music by Randy C. Moore

Trailhead Beer Garden, Schreiner University

2:30-4 p.m.

Randy C. Moore is an Americana Music Artist. A native of Humble, Texas, at 15 years of age, he was making his records. With the help of Houston radio personality Arch Yancey (KNUZ), his first single releases received significant Texas radio airplay. He was also a regular feature of the world-famous Gilley's. Admission is $5.

The Hill Country Youth Orchestra's Holiday Concert

Cailloux Theater

3 p.m.

The annual holiday concert by the Hill Country Youth Concert is set, will feature the sounds of Christmas. https://www.hcyo.org

The Gingerbread Bash

Hosanna Lutheran Church, 134 Camp Meeting Rd., Kerrville

4 p.m.

Gingerbread Bash" is a fun, hands-on Christmas event for kids and families. During this program, families will build gingerbread nativities, hear the Christmas story from the Bible, sing songs, and discover that sometimes the greatest gift comes in the most ordinary box. Dinner will also be provided. To register your family, please follow this link https://forms.gle/uf5LGkrbkDGwQjECA

Dec. 7

Art Mart

Hill Country Arts Foundation, Ingram

10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The annual Hill Country Arts Foundation showcases hand-made arts and crafts by area artists. Gift ideas that are perfect for holiday giving. The show runs Tuesday through Saturday. https://www.hcaf.com

Hill Country Youth Orchestra Tours of Schreiner Mansion

Schreiner Mansion, Earl Garrett St., Kerrville

10 a.m.-2 p.m.

The Hill Country Youth Orchestra members guide you through the historic Schreiner Mansion downtown. All proceeds benefit the HCYO.

The Schreiner Mansion holiday tours benefit the Hill Country Youth Orchestras program during December. Tours include wassail, cookies, holiday sled photo opportunity and holiday carolers. This event is each Tuesday and Thursday. https://www.caillouxfoundation.org/schreiner-mansion/

Dec. 8

Winter Wonderland

Inn of the Hills, Kerrville

11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Kerr County Women's Chamber presents the Winter Wonderland Luncheon Fundraiser. Please bring toys age-appropriate 6-12 at the Kids Advocacy Place. Opportunity to donate to Giving Tree for Christian Women's Job Corps. https://www.kerrcountywomenschamber.com

An Arcadia Holiday

Dec. 8, 6 p.m., An Arcadia Holiday, with performances by Big Seed artists. What Kelliher said: "It's an overall holiday event where everyone is welcome to come. After the musical performances are done, there will be an adaptive performance of The Nutcracker by the Classical Ballet School here in Kerrville." https://www.thearcadialive.org/show/an-arcadia-holiday/

Dec. 9

Bruce Robison and Kelly Willis Holiday Shindig

Arcadia Live, Kerrville

7 p.m.

Here's what Arcadia Live Executive Director Mike Kelliher said: "They do this performance every year. This is the first year to do this at the Arcadia. It should really be amazing. I just can't wait. We had them booked last year for this event, and, of course, things were canceled. So, we're really thrilled. Bruce is a local guy and he's spent time in Kerrville and Bandera. He's had a lot of No. 1 songs he's written for other artists." https://www.thearcadialive.org/show/bruce-and-kelly-holiday-shindig/

Dec. 10

The Blue Oak Band

The Hunt Store, Hunt

6 p.m.

Enjoy live music at the historic Hunt Store with the Blue Oak Band.

Dec. 11

Santa Saturday with a showing of "Mickey's Christmas Carol."

Arcadia Live, Kerrville

9:30 a.m.

Here's what Arcadia Live Executive Director Mike Kelliher said: "It's to bring all of our kids out; they're going to get their pictures taken with Santa. They're going to get a goodie bag. They get to watch a short animated holiday film."

Gingerbread House Decorating

Butt-Holdsworth Memorial Library, Kerrville

12:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m.

Enjoy an afternoon of fun and create a new holiday memory at the 8th Annual Gingerbread House Decorating event. The library will supply the gingerbread house and all the sweets to decorate it. Just bring your creativity.

Kids Holiday Craft Day

Museum of Western Art, Kerrville

3-7 p.m.

Enjoy a free afternoon at the Museum of Western Art. There will be plenty of crafting projects, snacks and singing.

Christmas at the Ridge

The Ridge Marketplace, Kerrville

3-6 p.m.

Come out to this family-friendly holiday event. Festivities include a hot chocolate bar, petting zoo and pony rides, crafts, ornament making, letters to Santa, making your own S'mores, and much more. Get your pictures with Santa and his special guests, The Grinch and Cindy Lou Who. https://www.shopsattheridge.com

Christmas on the Hill

Kerrville Hills Winery, Kerrville

12-5 p.m.

Come shop for the holidays on the Hill. Multiple vendors – jewelry, health and beauty, food trucks, and wine made by our Kerrville Hills incubator clients.https://www.kerrvillehillswinery.com

John Denver Tribute Christmas Show

Buckhorn Lake RV Park

5 p.m.

Live performance by John Denver tribute band featuring Chris Collins and Boulder Canyon. https://www.buckhornlake.com

Ingram Christmas Parade

The Old Ingram Loop, Ingram

6 p.m.

Always one of the best parades in the Hill Country, the route is from The Loop to the City Event Park on Old Ingram Loop. Festivities will include Blue Santa, Santa's Elves, Christmas tree lighting, carols and hot cocoa and cookies. Come on out and celebrate the holidays with a parade and tree lighting.

Hunt Community Christmas Party

Hunt Store

6-10 p.m.

Who's ready for a Hunt, Texas Christmas party? Grab that tacky Christmas sweater and all of your favorite friends for a Christmas party. Live music (Exit 505), a delicious Chili supper (provided for all guests), and prizes for the ugliest sweater.

In Six Days

Pint and Plow Brewing Co., Kerrville

6-8 p.m.

In Six Days is Magda Peynado — guitar, harmonica, and vocals; and Ray Peynado — guitar, mandolin, lap steel, harmonica, and vocals. The In Six Days band is a husband and wife acoustic duo that enjoys sharing their unique style and interpretations of many musical genres, from easy listening to classic rock to country to R&B.

The Nutcracker

Cailloux Theater

7:30 p.m.

The entire Hill Country family – young and young-at-heart will enjoy the memorable ballet and Christmas tradition, Tchaikovsky's "Nutcracker," presented by San Antonio's Quenedit Ballet Theatre. https://caillouxperformingarts.com/cailloux-theater/the-nutcracker-ballet/

Dec. 17


Arcadia Live, Kerrville

7:30 p.m.

Here's what Arcadia Live Executive Director Mike Kelliher said: "It's going to be a real fun show. If you've seen them at a normal event it's a really fun time. Lead singer Kevin Russell he used to be with "The Gourds." He plays a lot of funky instruments, and he's got the Shiny Soul Sisters backing him." https://www.thearcadialive.org/show/shinyribs-2/

Dec. 18

Christmas at the Kroc

The Kroc Center, Kerrville

11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Celebrate the Christmas season. Join The Salvation Army for Christmas at the Kroc. Enjoy selfies with Santa or shop at the family store booth. Families can enjoy free food & drinks, gingerbread house contests, bounce houses, cakewalks, face painting, carnival games and much more.


Asleep at the Wheel, Merry Christmas Y'All

Cailloux Theater, Kerrville

7:30 p.m.

Fans can expect a wonderful evening that combines Asleep at the Wheel's most popular songs with holiday favorites. Don't miss a fun-filled evening with these Texas legends performing holiday music inspired by the Lone Star State. https://caillouxperformingarts.com/cailloux-theater/asleep-at-the-wheel-merry-christmas-yall/

Dec. 19

Beyond the Magi's Gift

Zion Lutheran Church, Kerrville

9 a.m.

A family-friendly narrated play with skits and music, open to the community.

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