'Tis the season for a holiday getaway to Bastrop, TX. No matter the season or reason, holidays are truly memorable in Bastrop, TX. Our special events and festive celebrations make this time of year shine brighter than ever. Join us for our annual Lost Pines Christmas celebration with numerous holiday events, small-town traditions, and fun for the entire family.  

Wassail Fest & Small Business Saturday

Holiday shoppers and visitors are invited to downtown Bastrop for the Sixth annual Wassail Fest! Homemade hot mulled cider will be served throughout downtown, and visitors can vote for their favorite recipe in the coveted annual People’s Choice Awards! Stop by and enjoy the Polka band in front of the Museum and Visitor Center. This event is held in conjunction with American Express Small Business Saturday, which encourages holiday shoppers to patronize brick-and-mortar businesses that are small and local. Shop Small at Wassail Fest with the City of Bastrop Main Street Program! 

2023 Wassailfest Map

Bastrop River of Lights

Take in the River of Lights, November 25 - January 2. The lighted riverwalk features numerous lighted displays in a variety of seasonal themes lining Bastrop's scenic June Hill Pape Riverwalk. To access this one-half-mile promenade, come down the stairs west of the intersection of Main and Pine Street or select the fully accessible entrance at Fisherman's Park on Willow Street. 

Lost Pines Christmas Tree Lighting

Feel the Christmas spirit come alive with the City of Bastrop Annual Christmas Tree Lighting, on November 25, in Fisherman’s Park along our River of Lights. The lighting of the City’s Christmas tree and a special visit from Santa Claus begin at 6:00 pm.

Farm Street Opry, A Country Christmas

What makes The Farm Street Opry even more special for the holidays? A COUNTRY CHRISTMAS themed Opry night! Join us as we celebrate the season with a special night of fun and fellowship as the Farm Street Opry Band and guest perform great country music and your holiday favorites. Plus, Santa will make a special appearance! Y'all won't want to miss this merry event!

"It's A Wonderful Life - Live Radio Play" at the Bastrop Opera House

Don't touch your dial! America's favorite holiday classic is live on stage at a snowbound 1940's radio station, with every memorable character, wacky sound effect, and the heartwarming conclusion of the iconic film recreated live before your ears - and eyes! With humor and humanity, George Bailey's tale of love, loss, and redemption mixes an exuberant cast into a radio days hit come to life! A heaven-sent gift for the entire family. 

Bastrop County Historical Society Holiday Homes Tour

Head to downtown Bastrop on December 9th for one of the most wonderful times of the year! For more than 40 years, the Holiday Homes tour has showcased Bastrop’s historic past by opening the doors to our town’s most beautiful homes and this year will be no different. Before or after the tour, join us Downtown to experience the Lost Pines Christmas magic where you can find treasures and eclectic specialty stores to snag Christmas gifts that are as original and independent as Bastrop. We are lucky to have plenty of unique shops all around Bastrop for clothing, art, music, and much more! Downtown is the perfect place to find some one-of-a-kind gifts and holiday cheer! 

Lost Pines Christmas Lighted Parade

Don’t miss more than 130 entries - from fanciful floats to fire trucks, unicycles to vintage cars, dancing Honey Bears to dignitaries, from Santa’s helpers to the big man himself. Join us, December 9, for this annual parade. Produced by the City of Bastrop, this joyful Bastrop tradition lights up the Bastrop Lost Pines Christmas festivities. The parade begins at dusk (approximately 6:00 p.m.) and will head south down Main Street. Want to participate in the parade, register here! 

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