Why You Need to Experience the Magic of a Texas Hill Country Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is a time when friends and families come together to give thanks and make memories. Does hosting this annual event stress you out? Swap the traditional holiday gettogether for a Texas Hill Country Thanksgiving! There’s so much to see and do in the area. Thanksgiving in Texas Hill Country is sure to become a new tradition to enjoy for years to come. 

When you’re planning your trip, be sure to use the help of our Hill Country Itinerary. It gives you the inside scoop on the area’s best restaurants, events, outdoor activities, and attractions. 

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What to Do During Your Texas Hill Country Thanksgiving

1. Watch a Parade

Watching holiday parades is a loved tradition throughout the country. There is an array of exciting parades during Thanksgiving weekend in Texas Hill Country that is sure to get you in the holiday spirit. 

Ford Holiday River Walk Parade


Downtown River Walk in San Antonio, TX

Standout Features

This iconic night parade has dazzling lights, costumed float riders, and astounding music. Musical performances feature Grammy award-winning artists, such as Steve Earle, Jimmie Vaughan, and Billy Gibbons, one of the finest blues-rock guitarists from Texas and best known for his remarkable playing with ZZ Top.

H-E-B Thanksgiving Day Parade


Downtown Houston, TX

Standout Features:

This holiday parade has been a tradition of the Houston community for over 70 years. Thousands of parade-goers line the streets on Thanksgiving morning to watch the massive balloons, elaborate floats, and marching bands strut their stuff. 

2. Go for a Hike

The mild temperatures during autumn in Texas Hill Country are pure perfection. There’s no need to pack heavy, bulky winter clothing. A light jacket is all you need! These weather conditions, paired with the emerging fall foliage, make it an ideal time to explore the great outdoors and head out for a hike

Cypress Creek Nature Preserve 


Wimberley, TX

Standout Features: 

This nature preserve features an array of trails that provide peaceful, scenic walks throughout the great outdoors of Wimberley. There are picnic tables and pavilions, setting the scene for a beautiful Thanksgiving picnic. Also, the park is pet-friendly so that you can bring your furry family member along on the outing. 

Old Baldy


Wimberley, TX

Standout Features:

Old Baldy is a quintessential Texas Hill Country hike. You’ll climb 200 steps to reach the top of the hill, where you will enjoy the breathtaking 360-degree view of Wimberley. 

3. Dine Out For Your Thanksgiving Dinner

The Hill Country is overflowing with amazing eateries, but don’t worry, we know all the best restaurants in the area and where you can enjoy a Thanksgiving dinner. 

Hoover’s Cooking 


Austin, TX

Standout Features: 

When you dine at Hoover’s for your Thanksgiving meal, we suggest skipping breakfast and showing up hungry. Over the years, their holiday meals have included cajun pork roast, Jamaican jerk chicken, roasted turkey, and traditional sides such as cornbread and mashed potatoes. 

Linda’s Fine Foods Restaurant


Wimberley, TX

Standout Features: 

If you’re looking to have a cozy night in for Thanksgiving, we suggest ordering take-out from Linda’s Fine Foods. They feature a Thanksgiving take-out special each year, including items such as fresh salads, baked potatoes, and roasted chicken and turkey

Stay in the Heart of Texas Hill Country at Hotel Flora and Fauna

If you’re looking to have a Texas Hill Country Thanksgiving, stay in one of the most charming, small towns the area has to offer, Wimberley. Hotel Flora and Fauna resides in Wimberley in the heart of Texas Hill Country and has everything you need to spend a holiday away from home. Room-12-Bedroom

Each of our rooms features a convenient kitchenette, so you can stay in for your meal, or heat your leftovers the next day. Room 12 is pet-friendly, so you don’t have to leave your pets behind for the holidays. Whether you want to stay in Wimberley for the holiday, or road trip to a nearby town (like Austin or San Antonio), Hotel Flora and Fauna is the perfect place to reside. Check our availability and start planning your trip today! We can’t wait to have you. 

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