From an old-fashioned Main Street Christmas and small-town traditions to a dazzling night-time holiday parade, Bastrop is full of holiday cheer! Here’s our list of what not to miss in Bastrop this holiday season:

Lost Pines Christmas

Nov. 29 – Dec. 24, 2019

Times and locations vary

Lost Pines Christmas

Join the month-long Christmas celebration in historic downtown Bastrop with five family-friendly weekends of photo opportunities with Santa, holiday shopping, craft classes, entertainment, food and more. Some of the highlights include:

Wassail Fest and Small Business Saturday

Nov. 30, 1 - 5 p.m.

Downtown Bastrop (921 Main St, Bastrop, TX 78602)

Lost Pines Christmas Small Business Saturday

Kick off the season with shopping for the perfect stocking stuffers! Participating Downtown Bastrop shops and boutiques will offer specials and homemade hot mulled cider on Small Business Saturday. Enjoy live music as you shop and be sure to vote for your favorite recipes in the coveted People’s Choice Awards. 

Lost Pines Tree Lighting Party

Nov. 30, 6 - 7 p.m.

Fisherman’s Park (1200 Wilson St, Bastrop, TX 78602)

LPS light party

Continue the celebrations with the official tree lighting, music, treats and a visit from Santa!

Bastrop River of Lights

Nov. 29, 2019 - Jan. 3, 2020, dusk until 10 p.m.

Fisherman’s Park (1200 Wilson St, Bastrop, TX 78602)

Trail of lights

It’s the most wonderful time of year! Walk through scenic lighted displays in a variety of seasonal themes running daily.

The Best Christmas Pageant Ever - The Musical

Dec. 6-7, 13, 21 at 7:30 p.m.; Dec. 8, 14, 15 at 2:30 p.m.

Bastrop Opera House (711 Spring St, Bastrop, TX 78602)

Bastrop Opera

Catch a funny and touching holiday classic in musical adaptation at one of Bastrop’s most historic venues. 

Lost Pines Christmas Snow Day

Dec. 14, 12 - 5 p.m.

Fisherman’s Park (1200 Wilson St, Bastrop, TX 78602)


It’s snow time! Enjoy the ultimate winter fun with snow slides, a play area and snowball fights.

Holiday Open House in Downtown Bastrop

Dec. 14, 12 - 5 p.m.

Downtown Bastrop (921 Main St, Bastrop, TX 78602)

holiday open house

Find a one-of-a-kind last-minute holiday gift in Downtown Bastrop’s eclectic mix of boutiques, specialty shops, vintage and music stores, and more. You’ll even have a chance to be entered to win the Main Street Grand Prize Gift Basket Giveaway!

Lighted Christmas Parade

Dec. 14, 6 p.m.

Downtown Bastrop (921 Main St, Bastrop, TX 78602)

Lighted 18 Wheeler

Watch more than 100 fanciful floats light up Main Street in this joyful tradition!  

A Country Christmas at the Farm Street Opry

Dec. 5

Doors open at 5:30 p.m., show starts at 7 p.m.

Bastrop Convention & Exhibit Center (1408 Chestnut St, Bastrop, TX 78602)

Farm Street Opry

Do Christmas country-style! Enjoy your favorite holiday songs performed by The Farm Street Opry Band, followed by a special Santa appearance. 

Holiday Homes Tour

Dec. 14

12 - 5 p.m.

Bastrop Museum and Visitor Center (904 Main St, Bastrop, TX 78602)

Holiday Homes

Step across the threshold into Bastrop's remarkable past and into some of its most iconic structures. This holiday tradition has been around for more than 40 years! 

Scream Hollow’s Twisted Christmas

Dec. 6-7, 13-14, 20-21

6 - 11 p.m.

Scream Hollow Park (149 Split Rail Lane, Smithville, TX 78957)

The quirkiest Christmas experience in Texas! Wonderland turns into Wicked featuring three haunted attractions based on darker and historical Christmas legends: Krampus, Bad Santa and the Grinch.

New Year’s Eve at Hyatt Regency Lost Pines

Dec. 31

Dinner buffet 5-9 p.m.; DJ dance party 7 p.m. - 12:30 a.m.; fireworks 9 p.m.

Hyatt Regency Lost Pines Resort & Spa (575 Hyatt Lost Pines Rd, Lost Pines, TX 78612)


Ring in the New Year with a family-friendly celebration featuring a festive buffet, family DJ dance party, and the resort's signature firework display, complete with sparkling wine or cider toast.

Plan your jolly visit today and you’ll be welcomed to all types of holiday fun in Bastrop!