Christmas Events and Shopping in Dripping Springs

Christmas Events and Shopping in Dripping Springs

The most wonderful time of the year is already here. And Dripping Springs offers many delightful Christmas events and shopping like Christmas on Mercer. Here are this year’s fun options to celebrate the season and start new holiday traditions.

Dripping Springs Holiday and Christmas Events

Christmas on Mercer Street
Saturday, December 7, 2019
10 am to 5 pm
Mercer Street
Dripping Springs, Texas 78610

One of the biggest traditions for Dripping Springs is experiencing the magic of the season at Christmas on Mercer Street. Come relish the sights and sounds at the annual Dripping Springs event where downtown transforms into a festival filled with Christmas shopping, live entertainment, arts and crafts, pony rides, children’s activities and much more.

Arrive hungry as there will be local food vendors on hand. Santa Claus appears at 10 am. The annual Lighting of the Tree occurs at 6:15 pm in the Triangle known as Veterans Memorial Park at E. Mercer Street, Ranch Road 12, and Hwy. 290.

Annual Lighting of the German Christmas Pyramid and Community Christmas Tree
Friday, November 29, 2019
5:30 pm
100 W. Main St.
Fredericksburg, Texas 78624

This annual Fredericksburg lighting event is wunderbar and it’s not to be missed! Fredericksburg kicks off the holiday season with the official lighting ceremony of its genuine German pyramid and community Christmas tree on Main Street Marktplatz. After the short lighting ceremony at 6:30 pm, live entertainment will keep the festivities going.

Light the Night Christmas Parade and Afterglow
Friday, December 6, 2019
6:30 pm
100 W. Main St.
Fredericksburg, Texas 78624

Capture picture-perfect moments at Fredericksburg’s signature illuminated parade packed with floats, lights, music, and fun for the whole family. The Light the Night Christmas Parade will happen rain or shine as it’ll make its way down Main Street between Washington and Edison Streets. Free seating is available on a first-come, first-serve basis or you can purchase tickets to reserve bleacher seating.

Holiday and Christmas Shopping Near Dripping Springs

Christmas Shopping at Caliterra
Friday, December 13: 5 to 9 pm
The Hall at Caliterra
505 Wynnpage Dr.
Dripping Springs, Texas 78620

Grab your friends and lists to do Christmas shopping at the Hall in Caliterra with 30 artists and vendors. There will be hot chocolate, coffee, wine and appetizers at this free event. Save the date! To learn more, connect with Caliterra on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.


The Peddler Show
Friday, November 29: noon to 8 pm
Saturday, November 30: 9 am to 6 pm
Sunday, December 1: 11 am to 4 pm
Gillespie County Fairgrounds
2000 S State Highway 16
Fredericksburg, TX 78624

Every year, the Peddler Show produces 24 shows and no two are alike because each features unique juried artisans, crafters, designers, boutiques, and jewelers from all over the country. Returning shoppers will always see something new even if they’ve been coming for all 42 years.

Stroll every aisle across three buildings with shops side-by-side for your perusing. You’ll find the latest styles in clothing, trendy handbags and totes, accessories, rustic furniture, floral arrangements, gourmet treats, and more. Parking is free and admission varies. Visit the website for details.

Fredericksburg Trade Days
Friday, November 29: 9 am to 6 pm
Saturday, November 30: 9 am to 6 pm
Sunday, December 1: 9 am to 4 pm
355 Sunday Farms Ln.
Fredericksburg, TX 78624

If you haven’t been to a Fredericksburg Trade Days at Sunday Farms, here’s your chance to discover more than 350 vendors in one spot! The location itself is a sight to see as it is near the Pedernales River, lavender trails, wineries, Luckenbach, and Enchanted Rock. If you want to treat yourself, consider staying at one of the many bed and breakfasts in the area.

They have a Biergarten where adults can listen to live music while enjoying a wide selection of beer. You’ll also find seven barns and acres of everything you can imagine from antiques and ranch furniture to candles and food.

Hope you’re having a wonderful holiday season!