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Celebrating the Holidays in Texas

Posted on December 3, 2015 UHCU Happenings 0 comments

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It's the most wonderful time of the year and United Heritage Credit Union wants you to celebrate with family and friends! That's why we're giving you the chance to enjoy a night out on UHCU's tab – all you have to do is enter our Holiday Giveaway.

To help all our members enjoy the holidays to their fullest, we've put together a list of a few festive activities you can take part in with loved ones this season. Enjoy!

Armadillo Christmas Bazaar
Palmer Events Center
Dec. 15, 2015 – Dec. 24, 2015
Part art market and part music festival, the Armadillo Christmas Bazaar provides a truly Austin experience. Buy gifts, enjoy some music and indulge in holiday libations. A one-day pass costs $8 per person.

Holiday Sing-Along and Downtown Stroll
Capitol Building
Dec. 5, 2015
Starting at 6:00 PM., crowds gather on the south steps of the Capitol to sing holiday songs. At 7:00 PM, fun activities and the countdown to the Capitol tree lighting begin. You won't want to miss this free, family-friendly event.

Ice Skating on the Plaza
Whole Foods on North Lamar
Nov. 29, 2015 – Jan. 9, 2016
Austin may not get a lot of cold weather in the winter, but thanks to the Whole Foods Market in downtown Austin, you can still go ice skating. Every winter, the plaza transforms into a rooftop ice rink. Tickets are $10 per person.

Mozart's Holiday Light Show
Mozart's Coffee Roasters
Nov. 20, 2015 – First week of January (Excluding Christmas Eve and Day)
Mozart's Holiday Light Show is an annual tradition that's fun for the whole family. The 12-minute show that syncs music with a light display starts at 6:00 PM. and replays every hour until closing. It's free to watch, but you'll definitely want to grab some sweet treats and warm drinks.

Santa Land
Tyler, Texas
Nov. 2015 – Jan. 4, 2015
Santa Land bills itself as Texas' original drive-thru holiday park. Experience the sights of sounds of a winter wonderland that features more than two million lights. Entry is $25 per car. Certain attractions cost extra.

Santa's Ranch
San Marcos, Texas
Nov. 6, 2015 – Jan. 2, 2016
Santa's Ranch has returned in 2015 for its 14th year. You can take a drive through the holiday light display, which winds along more than a mile of country road, and enjoy some holiday snacks and drinks. The entry fee is $28 per vehicle.

Six Flags Holiday in the Park
Six Flags Fiesta Texas
Nov. 21, 2015 – Jan. 3, 2015
Though it's by far the most expensive item on our list, Six Flags' Holiday in the Park is an annual tradition with light displays, entertainment and more. General admission for adults is $69.99 and some activities require an additional fee, but tickets can be purchased online in advance for as low as $49.99.

Trail of Lights
Zilker Park
Dec. 8, 2015 – Dec. 22, 2015
The Trail of Lights is an Austin favorite. For the last seven days of the light display in Zilker Park, tickets are $3 per person. A shuttle pass costs $5 and covers your entry fee. Parking passes are $15 each. For an extra special treat, get a $20 ZiP Fast Pass, which will get you into the attraction at 6:00 PM, before it's open to the general public.

Up in Lights
Tyler, Texas
Nov. 27, 2015 – Dec. 26, 2015
Watch the lights dance to your favorite holiday songs at this holiday light park in Tyler. With more than one million lights, the display is sure to please kids and adults alike. Entry is $20 per vehicle.

What are your favorite holiday activities? Share with us in the comments below.

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