I love the magic of Christmas, and nothing is more magical than Santa Claus. That jolly old man with the white beard, twinkling eyes, rosy cheeks, and bowl-full-of-jelly belly gives children hope that anything is possible.
I hope you've been nice, because Santa Claus is comin' to town! Here's where you can find him in Bastrop County this year:
Dec. 4th - Adjust Chiropractic, 807 Main Street in Bastrop, 5-7pm. FREE, bring your own camera!
Dec. 6th - Bastrop Senior Center, 1008 Water Street in Bastrop, 8:30am-11:00am. Pancake and sausage breakfast with Mr. & Mrs. Santa Claus. Breakfast is $3/adult and children over 10 years of age; FREE for children under 10. Pictures with Santa will be $2 each. There will be door prizes for kids, and a silent auction to raise funds for the Pink Santa Program. Donations of new toys will be accepted.
Dec. 6th - Elgin Local Goods, 201 N. Main Street in Elgin, 2-4pm.
Dec. 6th - Festival of Lights in front of the Chamber of Commerce, 100 1st Street in Smithville, 11am-3pm. The Smithville Police Association/Blue Santa will assist Santa for photos with the children, $5/picture. (In case of rain, Santa will relocate to the Smithville Rec Center.)
Dec. 6th - Sugar Shack, 114 Loop 150 W in Bastrop, 12:00-2:30pm. Cookie decorating with Santa; tickets are $6.99 through Dec. 1st and $7.99 after Dec. 1st.
Dec. 10th - Farmers Insurance (JR Krcmar Agency), 1007 Main Street in Bastrop, 5:30-8:30pm. FREE! Plus, enter to win a $100 HEB gift card.
Dec. 12th - The Owl Wine Bar & Home Goods Store, 106 N. Main Street in Elgin, 6-8pm. Plus, there will be a tacky holiday sweater contest!
Dec. 12th - Winter Wonderland Ice Skating Rink, 921 Main Street in Bastrop, 6-8pm.
Dec. 13th - Bastrop Public Library, 1100 Church Street in Bastrop, 10am-12pm. Plus, decorate graham cracker houses and enjoy live music by harpist Monica Miller, the Bastrop Honor Choir, and Musikatz Jazz Band.
Dec. 13th - Mina Masonic Lodge #1456, 601 Main Street in Bastrop, 10am-2pm. Pictures with Santa plus candy, cookies, coloring books, and drinks. FREE, bring your own camera.
Dec. 13th - Winter Wonderland Ice Skating Rink, 921 Main Street in Bastrop, 11am-3pm.
Dec. 13th - Schulman Theatres Lost Pines 8, 1600 Chestnut Street in Bastrop, 11:30am-2:30pm. FREE, bring your own camera. Plus, they will have a special showing of "The Polar Express" at 9:30am; bring in 2 cans of food for a FREE ticket to the show.
Dec. 13th - Neighbor's Kitchen and Yard, 601 Chestnut Street in Bastrop, 3-5pm. FREE, bring your own camera.
Dec. 13th - Cripple Creek and Company, 928 Main Street in Bastrop, 6-8pm. FREE but tips are welcome, bring your own camera.
Dec. 14th - Winter Wonderland Ice Skating Rink, 921 Main Street in Bastrop, 1-4pm.
Dec. 16th-20th - Sugar Shack, 114 Loop 150 W in Bastrop, 6:30-8:00pm. Pictures with Santa; photos are $9.99 each.
Dec. 20th - Giggle N Jump, 1102 College Street in Bastrop, 10am-2pm. Brunch with Santa includes kid-friendly breakfast, crafts, jumping & playing, and plenty of time to talk and take pictures with Santa. Tickets are $10 each.
Dec. 20th - Bastrop Convention & Exhibition Center, 1408 Chestnut Street in Bastrop, 5:00-5:30pm and 6:30-7:00pm. Santa will be making an appearance for pictures 30 minutes before each of River Valley Christian Fellowship's two Christmas services at 5:30pm and 7:00pm.
Dec. 20th - Viejo's Tacos y Tequila, 811 Main Street in Bastrop, 9-11pm. There will also be live music on the patio!
Dec. 21st - Hot Stone Spa, 105 N. Hasler Blvd in Bastrop, 11am-4pm. There will also be door prize drawings!
If you have any Santa sightings to add to the list, please email us at email@example.com. Ho, Ho, Ho... Merry Christmas!!!
*Photo by RidgeDog Design and Photography.