I-35 Alternative Routes And Holiday Highlights

(Source: TxDOT)

US 281 (west of I-35)

Christmas in Blanco’s Trail of Lights
Take a stroll through the path of lights and Christmas scenery in Bindseil Park as you go through Christmas in Blanco's Trail of Lights.
Nightly through January 2, 2013
Bindseil Park
300 Pecan Street, Blanco, TX

Johnson City
Hill Country Lights Spectacular
One of the largest light displays in Texas, featuring millions of lights covering the courthouse square and surrounding homes and businesses. Nightly attractions include carriage rides and fireworks.
101 West Pecan Drive, Johnson City, TX
Nightly through January 1, 2013
Sundown – Midnight

Marble Falls
Christmas Walkway of Lights
Over 2 million lights decorating the shoreline of Lake Marble Falls.
307 Buena Vista
Free (donations accepted)
Nightly through January 1, 2013
6:00 – 10:00 p.m.

Christmas Trail of Lights
Celebrate Christmas on Burnet's historic square with seasonal activities. Follow the trail from Wallace Riddell Park to Hamilton Creek Park, sparkling with thousands of Christmas lights.
Nightly from 6:00 - 10:00 p.m. through January 1, 2013

Jingle Bell Jaunt (Inks Lake State Park)
Join us for a unique venue of holiday fun on our festively decorated electric boat. Bundle up as Santa’s helpers give you a cool jaunt around the lake. Every Saturday in December 3:00 – 4:00 p.m. Reservations required. $12 Adults, $10 TSPP Holders, $10 Seniors and Children. To preregister or for more information call the park headquarters 512-793-2223. Park entrance fee applies.
Inks Lake State Park 3630 Park Road 4 West, Burnet TX 78611.

Storm’s Drive-In Restaurant
Grab a burger at the original Storm's Drive-In.
201 North Key Avenue
Lampasas, TX 76550
(512) 556-6269

( Storm’s Drive-In Restaurant Website)

Billy the Kid Museum
Is Hamilton County, Texas, the true final resting place of Billy the Kid? Visit the museum and decide for yourself.
Mon - Sat: 10am - 5pm
Sunday: 1pm - 5pm

(Museum Website)

Koffee Kup Family Restaurant
Try the chicken fried steak with a slice of delicious homemade pie!

( Koffee Kup Family Restaurant Website)

US 67 (connects US 281 and Dallas)

Glen Rose
Christmas in the Park
Pictures with Santa, holiday refreshments, self-guided tours of historic buildings.
December 8, 14, 15, 21, 22
6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Paluxy Heritage Park
East Elm Street and Matthews Street, Glen Rose, TX

Whistle Stop Lights in the Park
More than 11 acres of lights shine in Hulen Park through the holidays.
Nightly starting at 7:00 p.m. through December 31, 2012
Hulen Park
900 S Hillsboro, Cleburne, TX

SH 95 (east of I-35)

The River of Lights walking trail
A half-mile walking trail beautifully decorated with Christmas lights along the Lower Colorado River.
Fisherman’s Park, 1200 Willow Street
Nightly through December 31, 2012
6:00 – 9:00 p.m.


Elgin Christmas Tree Farm
Choose and cut your own Christmas tree!
Open daily from noon till dark, until December 24 at 3:00 p.m.
242 Monkey Road, Elgin, TX

( Evergreen Christmas Tree Farm Website)

Louie Mueller Barbecue
This hidden gem has been repeatedly ranked among the top BBQ joints in all of Texas.
206 W Second Street
Taylor, TX
(512) 352-6206

( Louie Mueller Barbecue Website)

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