Close-up view of a Christmas tree decorated with mini stockings, twinkling lights, and colored bulbs

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas! No other place quite captures the holidays like historic Granbury. Our small town charm combined with Texas history creates a unique, fun, and festive atmosphere. Here are the best holiday activities in Granbury, TX.

Holiday Shopping

Granbury’s fashionable shops and charming boutiques are sure to please. Bring your shopping list and discover unique wares, trendy items, fine gifts, upscale clothing, and more.

Shanley Park Christmas Lights Display

What’s Christmas without the lights? Shanley Park, located in Granbury’s historic downtown, is beautiful at any time of year with its fountains, pathways, and bridges. But it simply sparkles during the holidays when the Park is lit up with thousands of twinkling lights. Bundle up, stroll the park, and enjoy the show!

Candlelight Tour

December 3 – 5, 2021

Another much-anticipated event is Granbury’s annual Candlelight Tour. Our charming and historic downtown square will be a feast for the senses! From shopping and dining to home tours and carriage rides, experience the essence of the season in Granbury. To learn more about the Candlelight Tour and Holiday Tour of Homes, check out our post: Granbury Lights up for Christmas.

“Away in a Manger” Nativity Display

December 3 – 12, 2021

Over 1,300 nativity scenes from throughout the world featuring “The Birth of Christ through the eyes of the World” will be on display at the Langdon Center Concert Hall. This private collection is a must-see! See dates and times.

Location: Langdon Center Concert Hall, 300 E Bridge St. Granbury, TX 76048

A Christmas Carol – A Brian Clowdus Experience

December 3 – December 30, 2021 (times vary) 

Get ready for the most compelling Christmas Carol yet in an outdoor experience at the Langdon Center and grounds! You will discover you’re at Jacob Marley’s funeral. You’ll soon follow Ebenezer Scrooge as he embarks on his quest to claim his inheritance. As you witness Scrooge’s journey of redemption, you too may find yourself on your own journey through the past, present, and future. This intimate and immersive experience will highlight how lightness and love prevails in the darkest of times.

Tickets: Limited to 50 guests per show
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Oasis Horse & Carriage Ride Around Town

Take in the sights and sounds of historic Granbury during the holidays with an Oasis Horse & Carriage RideValor the Belgian Draft Horse, beloved by all in Granbury, will guide you through Granbury’s quaint downtown streets in his decked out carriage. You’ll experience Granbury’s lively holiday vibe in an old-fashioned and romantic way. Tours resume after Thanksgiving.

Scheduling: Call (661) 972-5492 or (661) 345-2754

Overnight Accommodations on Lake Granbury

After enjoying one (or more) of the best holiday activities in Granbury, TX, you will relish returning to your guest accommodations at our elegant and luxurious Inn on Lake Granbury. Choose from our traditional guest rooms with private baths, guest suites with lake views and fireplaces, or guest houses for extra space and privacy. Enhance your stay with some indulgent extras, like a box of fine chocolates, a dozen roses, or an in-room massage. Book now.

Post updated: November 2021

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