Hello Main Street Family,

We are kicking off Lost Pines Christmas this Saturday, and we are super excited! Below you will see the upcoming events for Lost Pines Christmas:
  • River of Lights: Enjoy the beautiful lights along the Colorado River and Fisherman’s Park during the holidays! Lights will come on November 26, 2021

  • Letters to Santa: Santa's elves have been busy building an official mailbox at Bastrop County Museum and Visitor's Center at 904 Main Street! Between November 26th and December 24th. Children can drop letters into Santa's Mailbox which will be expedited to the North Pole.
NOVEMBER 27, 2021
  • Wassail Fest - (11:00 AM - 3:00 PM) Holiday Shoppers and visitors are invited for our Fifth Annual Wassail Fest! Homemade hot mulled cider will be served throughout downtown, and visitors will vote on their favorite recipe for the People's Choice Award. A Polka Band will provide festive music in front of the Museum. The event is held in conjunction with American Express Small Business Saturday, which encourages holiday shoppers to patronize brick and mortar businesses.

  • Christmas Tree Lighting - (6:00 PM- 7:00 PM) Feel the Christmas Spirt come alive with the City of Bastrop Annual Christmas Tree Lighting in Fisherman’s Park along our River of Lights. Come enjoy the lighting of the City’s Christmas tree, a special visit from Santa Claus, and carols from BISD Elementary School Choirs.
DECEMBER 2, 2021
  • "A Country Christmas" at the Farm Street Opry - (5:30 PM – 10:00 PM) Come celebrate "A Country Christmas" at the Farm Street Opry at the Bastrop Convention Center. You'll enjoy family-friendly musical performances featuring local Texas talent and special guest performers. Doors open at 5:30 PM and the show starts at 7:00 PM, with a special guest appearance by Santa himself.
DECEMBER 11, 2021
  • Holiday Homes Tour & Downtown Open House - (noon – 5:00 PM) Head to downtown Bastrop for one of the most wonderful times of the year! For more than 40 years, the Holiday Homes tour has showcased Bastrop’s historic past by opening the doors to our town’s most beautiful homes and this year will be no different. 

  • Downtown Bastrop Holiday Open House - (10:00 AM - 4:00 PM) Join us at Bastrop’s Downtown Candy Cane Lane for the Holiday Open House where you can find treasures and eclectic specialty stores to snag Christmas gifts that are as original and independent as Bastrop. We are lucky to have plenty of unique shops all around Bastrop for clothing, art, music, and much more! Downtown will be decorated in a Christmas Candy Cane Lane theme for perfect photo ops and fun. DJ music will be playing throughout. Don’t forget to stop by the City of Bastrop Public Library for some gingerbread house making fun.

  • The Lighted Christmas Parade - (6:00 PM- 8:30 PM) Don’t miss more than 125 entries- from fanciful floats to fire trucks, unicycles to vintage cars, dancing Honey Bears to dignitaries, from Santa’s helpers to the big man himself- will light up the Main Street night for this annual parade. Produced by the City of Bastrop this joyful Bastrop tradition literally lights up the Bastrop Lost Pines Christmas festivities. The parade begins at dusk (approximately 6:00 pm) and will head south down Main Street. Main Street from Cedar Street to Emile Street and Emile Street from Water to Pecan will be closed from 2:00 PM until Midnight.
If you have any questions, please let me know.


Candice Butts
Community Impact Manager
(512) 332-8862