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Check out these holiday activities at Texas State Parks

Pam LeBlanc
pleblanc@statesman.com

Need a dose of holiday spirit? Quick, head to a Texas State Park.

From tree lightings to cookie decorating parties and a lantern light tour, parks around Central Texas are hosting fun, family-themed activities.

Here are some of the best:

  • The 48th annual tree lighting at Lyndon B. Johnson State Park and Historic Site takes place from 6-9 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 17. The event, started by the president and first lady Johnson nearly 50 years ago, highlights German holiday traditions. Expect carolers, a live nativity, Santa Claus and refreshments. The Sauer-Beckmann Living History Farm will be decorated the way families would have celebrated the holidays in the early 1900s. The park is located 2 miles east of Stonewall, 14 miles west of Johnson City, on U.S. Highway 290. For more information call (830) 644-2252.

To see the complete list of holiday activities at Texas State Parks, go here.