17 Trips for 2017 - Texas Highways, December 2016

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We asked six photographers to interpret the holiday season with landscapes and lights. Their creative visions offer imaginative perspectives from the High Plains to the beach, and from skyscrapers to the farm.

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Texas is on the grow, and so is our state’s ever-evolving slate of intriguing travel destinations. Check out what’s new, what’s different, and what can’t be missed. Don’t forget your travel planner!

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It’s the most wonderful time of year—unless the barrage of commercialism, obligations, and expectations gets you down. Cast out the holiday blues with Christmas concerts that celebrate the season and buoy the spirit.

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*Visit Baytown http://www.VisitBaytown.com/* Visit our free Baytown holiday festival featuring craft items, antiques, entertainment, and ice skating.

*Holidays in Gruene: Thru Jan 2 http://gruenetexas.com/adtrack/txhwy-xmas* Fun for the whole family! Gruene’s own Cowboy Kringle, Christmas Market, Jingle Bell Run, Town Lighting, Pony Express & more!

*Largest Outlet Center in U.S. http://www.toursanmarcos.com/attractions/outlet-shopping/index.html* Come shop 1.2 million sq.ft., 260+ luxury designer and name brand stores, plus up to 65% off retail at the San Marcos Outlets.

Also this month:

Georgetown’s annual Christmas Stroll http://texashighways.com/travel/item/8336-who-s-whoo-in-georgetown, the Wildcatter Ranch http://texashighways.com/culture-lifestyle/item/8337-find-your-inner-cowpoke-wildcatter-ranch-graham near Graham, the historic T.C. Lindsey & Co. http://texashighways.com/culture-lifestyle/item/8338-a-texas-time-capsule-tc-lindsey-co-general-store-jonesville store, Zoo Lights http://texashighways.com/family-travel/item/8339-a-new-zoo-review-houston-zoo at the Houston Zoo, Enchilada Queen Sylvia Casares http://texashighways.com/food-drink/item/8340-sopa-deliciosa-sylvia-casares, Naegelin’s Bakery http://texashighways.com/food-drink/item/8341-sweet-tooth-solutions-naegelins-bakery-new-braunfels in New Braunfels, the San Antonio Cocktail Conference http://texashighways.com/food-drink/item/8342-party-with-a-purpose, a Frontier Christmas http://texashighways.com/family-travel/item/8344-festive-frontier-fort-davis in Fort Davis, the Lone Star State’s musical pioneers http://texashighways.com/culture-lifestyle/item/8345-state-of-texas-music, Candlelight at the Ranch http://texashighways.com/featured-events/item/8330-candlelight-at-the-ranch in Lubbock, the “Christmas Capital” of Grapevine http://texashighways.com/daytripper/item/8347-daytripper-grapevine, and a visit with "Hank the Cowdog" author John Erickson http://texashighways.com/people/item/8346-for-the-love-of-life-land-and-cowdogs-john-erickson-hank-the-cowdog.

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