A Classic Round Top Christmas
Join us for a classic round top christmas!

One of the Lone Star state’s most charming getaways will be aglow this season with twinkling lights, Instagramable moments and family-friendly events as Round Top, TX celebrates A Classic Round Top Christmas throughout the month of December. The quaint Texas town and legendary vintage shopping mecca is the ideal holiday destination for those seeking retail therapy, antiquers searching for those one-of-a-kind finds and travelers from near and far visiting this tiny treasure with a population of 90. Visitors to the small town can stay at one of the area’s eclectic lodging accommodations, day drink at a hometown winery and dine at a number of local favorites, including family owned Royers Café where picking up one of their famous pies is a must. Have a classic Round Top Christmas this holiday season and create bright new memories!


SCHEDULE OF EVENTS


Friday, December 2nd
 

Town of Round Top Official Holiday Tree Lighting  

Turn up your Christmas cheer at the town of Round Top’s official holiday lighting extravaganza with music and merry making and a special appearance by Santa and Mrs. Claus. Mayor Massey will welcome locals and visitors to Round Top’s historic Town Square and flip the switch on the town’s wonderfully festooned holiday tree. Enjoy music and children’s activities including a Letters to Santa Station to keep the kiddos entertained along with hot chocolate and local winery popups. Kick off a December to Remember during A Round Top Classic Christmas.  

Where: Round Top Town Square, 100 Main Street
When: 6 pm to 8 pm
Free Admission; beverages will be available to purchase


Saturday, December 3rd
 

 Round Top Christmas Home Tour

Hosted by the Round Top Area Historical Society, tour seven beautiful homes in the area, including the restored Round Top Family Library and Rummel Haus, while enjoying bites and refreshments along the way.  

When: 11 am to 5 pm
Tickets: $20
More Info: www.roundtopareahistoricalsociety.weebly.com 
Purhcase Tickets HERE: 26th Annual Christmas Tour of Homes - Event Registration

 
Christmas with Houston Masterworks, Rejoice! 

This celebration includes joyful and distinctive rhythms of the Vivaldi, Gloria performed by Houston Masterworks Chorus. Performed in the stunning and world-renowned Round Top Festival Institute’s concert hall, the audience eagerly shares holiday memories as the chorus weaves carols and holiday favorites throughout, ending in a candlelit sing-along of Silent Night. Joined by the acapella chorus, Space City Sound. 

Where: Round Top Festival Institute, 248 Jaster Road
When: 3 pm to 4:30 pm
Ticketed event
More Info: www.festivalhill.org 


Round Top Family Library Book Walk  

The Round Top Family Library's annual Book Walk returns this holiday season to the Town Square. Visitors can revel in the festive atmosphere generated by the musical stylings of a special Christmas DJ. Complimentary candy canes will be handed out to the kiddos and guests can stop by the courthouse for drinks and cookies. As part of this family-friendly holiday event, the library's staff will be selling its hearty and delicious stew.  

Where: Round Top Town Square, 100 Main Street
When: 3pm to 5 pm
Free Admission


Round Top Lighted Christmas Parade 

Presented by Mandito’s and Popi Burger 

Ensure your season is merry and bright by attending Round Top’s eclectic and glittering Lighted Christmas Parade that rolls throughout the town’s streets, an unforgettable way to celebrate this one-of-a-kind tradition with friends and family! Enjoy holiday fun at the Town Square and then knab your spot on the parade route: S. White Street at Bauer Rummel to Mill Street, around the Town Square and back down Washington Street/Hwy 237. Make a night of it, and stick around after the parade for a classic Christmas movie screening, featuring A Christmas Story. 

Where: Round Top Town Square, 100 Main Street
When: 3 pm to 7:30 pm (parade rolls at 6:45 pm; movie begins at 8 pm)
Free Admission; beverages will be available to purchase 

 

A Classic Christmas Movie Night featuring A Christmas Story  

Make a night of it in Round Top, and stay after the Lighted Christmas Parade for movie watching under the stars. Cozy up for the nostalgic tale of Ralphie Parker who wants nothing more than a Red Ryder Range 200 BB gun for Christmas. Bring your blankets and lawn chairs. 

Where: Round Top Town Square, 100 Main Street 
When: 8 pm to 10 pm  

Free Admission; beverages will be available to purchase 


Friday, December 9th
 

Ugly Sweater Christmas Bingo  

Glide your way into the holidays underneath the glittering lights of Round Top Town Square for a night of Bingo while sporting your favorite ugly sweater! Bring your blankets, lawn chairs, snacks, and drinks, and come join the holiday fun, while sipping on your favorite beverage and competing for prizes that include both gift certificates and CASH! A Round Top local winery popup will add to the holiday cheer. And if Bingo isn’t your thing, you can still enjoy watching the Ugly Sweater Contest with someone special. 

Where: Round Top Town Square, 100 Main Street
When: 7 pm to 9 pm
Free Admission; beverages will be available to purchase 


Saturday, December 10th
 

The Nutcracker Ballet

The world-renowned Round Top Festival Institute will once again present Tchaikovsky's holiday classic ballet, The Nutcracker. This year's production celebrates the 14th annual performance danced by Ovation Ballet Company, a youth ballet company in residency at Dancers Workshop in Austin.  

Where: Round Top Festival Institute, 248 Jaster Road
When: 4 pm to 6 pm
Ticketed event
More Info: www.festivalhill.org
 

Rockin’ Around Round Top Featuring People’s Choice Band 

During this magical time of year, visitors can take in a free outdoor concert featuring Austin’s People’s Choice Band at Round Top’s Town Square. Having entertained audiences in and around Texas for decades, this high-energy dancehall band will belt out a mix of holiday and country hits. Bring your blankets and lawn chairs and enjoy music under the stars along with a pop-up from one of Round Top’s famous local wineries.  

 Where: Round Top Town Square, 100 Main Street
When: 7 pm to 9 pm
Free Admission; beverages will be available to purchase 


Friday, December 16th


A Lone Star Christmas Bingo  

For this magical time of year, Bingo is being reimagined as an ode to the Lone Star State! In addition to awesome prizes, get the ultimate family holiday photo with live, and festively decorated, longhorn Texas range steer and enjoy the popup "saloon” presented by Mandito’s and Popi Burger, who will be serving up Lone Star beer and margaritas! Bring your blankets and lawn chairs, and come compete for prizes including gift certificates and CASH!  

Where: Round Top Town Square, 100 Main Street
When: 7 to 9 pm
Free Admission; beverages will be available to purchase 
 

Blinn College Sounds of the Season Concert 

A musical tribute to the holiday season performed at the stunning and world-renowned Round Top Festival Institute.  

Where: Round Top Festival Institute, 248 Jaster Road
When: 7 pm to 9 pm
Ticketd event 
More Info: www.festivalhill.org 


Saturday, December 17th
 

A Classic Christmas Movie featuring Miracle on 34th Street  

Share a special evening with loved ones while snuggling up under the twinkling lights of Round Top Town Square for a screening of the spirited 1947 classic, Miracle on 34th Street - a nostalgic tale of a department store Santa who’s out to prove he’s the real Kris Kringle. A hot chocolate popup will be at the Square to sweeten the experience. Bring your blankets and lawn chairs. 

 Where: Round Top Town Square, 100 Main Street
When: 7 to 9 pm
Free Admission; beverages will be available to purchase 


FRIDAY, DECEMBER 23


Last Chance! Photos with the Grinch & Cindy Lou Who

Jingle all the way to the Gazabo at Round Top Town Square for the ultimate family holiday photo taken with your favorite Grinch characters.  

Where: Round Top Town Square, 100 Main Street
When: 11 am to 1 pm
Free Admission

 

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