The Bastrop Homecoming and Rodeo originated in in 1947 as a way of welcoming back 90,000 soldiers who had been based at Camp Swift during WWII. Today we welcome locals and visitors alike to this unique, hometown event where you'll find live music, a rodeo, carnival rides, tournaments, food vendors, dances, class reunions, and a Grand Parade. This three night celebration is full of "feel good vibes" and memories for the making.

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"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 have a way of making this time of year shine brighter than ever. Join us for our annual Lost Pines Christmas celebration with numerous holiday events, small town tradition and fun for the entire family.  


Thanksgiving Day Feast at Hyatt Regency Lost Pines
This year, leave the Turkey Day preparation — and clean-up — to the fine folks at Hyatt Regency Lost Pines. They'll take care of all the details leaving you free to sit back, relax and enjoy the holiday with family and friends.

Bastrop River of Lights
Take in the sights at the River of Lights which include numerous displays in a variety of seasonal themes lining Bastrop's scenic June Hill Pape River Walk. 

Drive-In Movie and Virtual Christmas Tree Lighting [CANCELLED DUE TO WEATHER] 
Join the Whos of Whoville in helping us make Christmas bigger and brighter by coming to the City of Bastrop Convention Center for an old-fashioned drive-in movie. But first, feel the Christmas Spirt come alive with the City of Bastrop Annual Christmas Tree Lighting. This year brought to you virtually on the big screen! This years holiday movie is "The Grinch!" (2018)

Holiday Sidewalk Stroll 
Head to downtown Bastrop for one of the most wonderful times of the year!  The Holiday Sidewalk Stroll is 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 holiday cheer. Hunt for our special sidewalk stroll ornaments for a chance to win a Downtown Bastrop Gift Card

Elf! The Musical at Bastrop Opera House
The best way to spread Christmas cheer is to sing loud for all to hear! Based on the beloved holiday film, this hilarious fish-out-of-water comedy follows Buddy the Elf in his quest to find his true identity. This modern day classic is sure to bring out your inner elf. Live theater showings and lives streaming options available through-out the holiday season.  

Twisted Christmas at Scream Hollow
Winter wonderland has turned wicked. Each night Krampus makes his trek through Scream Hollow to partake in some of the darker Christmas traditions, based on the historical legends and lore of Krampus.

See below for a complete list of holiday happenings in Bastrop, TX. 

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