CALENDAR of EVENTS

 

33rd Season

Friday Nov 25, 2022 - Sunday Jan 8, 2023

Lights Spectacular Hill Country Style will twinkle every night from dusk to midnight. 

 

Opening Weekend - Friday November 25 – Saturday November 26

 

Friday, November 25th - Opening Night!  The lighting of the Blanco Courthouse will be at dusk, followed by a fireworks display.  In addition, there will be a street dance on the courthouse square along with a food court provided by local nonprofit organizations, wine and beer booths at Rudolph’s Cantina, ornament sales in the courthouse, activities for the kids of all ages, and an expansive Holiday Market put on by the JC Chamber of Commerce. 

The market will open at noon and continue through 10:00 pm.

Santa and Mrs. Claus at Memorial Park from 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Friday, November 25 - The Pedernales Electric Cooperative (PEC) will illuminate its Johnson City Headquarters again this year. More than 1.3 million LED bulbs will light up PEC’s campus during the holidays. The lights will turn on Friday, November  25, at 6:00  p.m., and will shine from 6:00 p.m. to Midnight every night through Sunday, Jan. 8.

Friday, November 25 - The Science Mill will be open from 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

Special during the week:  “Spectacular Science of Light” to coincide with the Light Spectacular – activities for families to explore light, energy and lasers – circuit ornaments, glow light experiments, and luminescence activities.

 

Saturday, November 26th - The Clickety Cloggers will preform at 5:30pm in front of the courthouse. The Lighted Hooves and Wheels Parade begins at 6:30pm with a lighted float contest. The holiday market will be open from 10:00 am to 10:00 pm.  Rudolph’s Cantina and the food court will be open at 5:00 pm.  Ornament sale will be going on in the courthouse all day. 

 

Saturday , November 26 - Lamplight Tours at LBJ Boyhood Home will be conducted from 6:00 pm -9:00 pm.  The chuckwagon will be on the grounds for viewing. 

Saturday , November 26  - The Science Mill will be open from 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

Special during the week:  “Spectacular Science of Light” to coincide with the Light Spectacular – activities for families to explore light, energy and lasers – circuit ornaments, glow light experiments, and luminescence activities.

Weekends beginning November  26 - Throughout the festival (weather permitting), visitors can hitch a ride on a tractor-pulled hayride offered by the Johnson City Antique Tractor and Engine Club (by donation).  Starting December 16th - January 1st hayrides will be available nightly, weather permitting. 

Carriage rides will be available during the season.  For more information about the carriage rides and large group reservations , please call to 830-833-5708 or ​210-862-1132 - Dennis Moore (owner) - buggybarnmuseum@gmail.com

 

Friday December 2 – Saturday December 3

 

Friday, December 2 -  Blanco County Community Choir Cantata 8:00 pm at Johnson City Community Church of the Hills

Friday & Saturday – December 2 & December 3 - Living Nativity First Methodist Church Ave G from 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm  Performances run every 30 min rain or shine.

 

Friday & Saturday – December 2 & December 3 - Santa at the gazebo at Memorial Park 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

 

Saturday,  December 3 - Lamplight Tours at LBJ Boyhood Home will be conducted from 6:00 pm -9:00 pm.  The chuckwagon will be on the grounds for viewing. 

 

Saturday,  December 3  - Tx Aggie moms food court on the courthouse square

Sunday, December 4 - Blanco County Community Choir Cantata 7:00 pm at First Baptist Church 

 

 

Friday December 9 – Saturday December 10

 

Friday & Saturday – December 9 & December 10 - Living Nativity First Methodist Church Ave G from 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm  Performances run every 30 min rain or shine.

 

Friday & Saturday – December 9 & December 10 - Santa at the gazebo at Memorial Park 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

 

Saturday,  December 10 - Lamplight Tours at LBJ Boyhood Home will be conducted from 6:00 pm -9:00 pm. 

 

Saturday,  December 10  - Lights Spectacular Scholarship Chili Cook Off on the courthouse square.  - Judging at 4:00 pm, Awards at 6:00 pm,  Street Dance at 8:00 pm.  Do you have a winning chili recipe ?  Enter today!  Entry fee is $25.00 categories are beef, exotic, and bean. 

Return your entry form to: lightsspectacularjctx@gmail.com 

  

Friday December 16 – Saturday December 17

 

Friday & Saturday – December 16 & December 17 - Santa at the gazebo at Memorial Park 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

 

Friday,  December 16 - The Grinch at Memorial Park 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Friday, December 16 - The Science Mill will be open from 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

 

Saturday,  December 17 - Lamplight Tours at LBJ Boyhood Home will be conducted from 6:00 pm -9:00 pm.   The chuckwagon will be on the grounds for viewing. 

 

Saturday,  December 17  - Disney Princesses and  a performance by Modern Enrichment Encore Dance at  6:00 pm at Memorial Park

Saturday , December 17  - The Science Mill will be open from 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

Sunday, December 18 - Celebration of Lady Bird Johnson's 110th Birthday - 2:00 pm at the Courthouse Square. Join for us for birthday cake and a rededication of the trees at the courthouse. 

Sunday, December 18 - Deaf Santa & Mrs. Clause along with an interpreter Elf will be at the gazebo at Memorial Park from 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm 

Lights Spectacular Lighting Contest

Thursday, December 15 - Wednesday,  December 21 -  Residents of Johnson City are encouraged to help capture the Christmas spirit and decorate their homes and places of business to participate in the annual Lights Spectacular Decorating Contest. Categories for this year are residential lighting, residential inflatable and   business lighting.  Applications are due by Wednesday, December 14.  Application Form

**Events and times are subject to change.  We make every effort to keep this page updated along with Lights Spectacular social media.  As always we encourage you to reach out to the individual event hosts for additional information.