Unique Events Across Texas: January 2024

Local festivities are a huge part of what makes our lone star state a great place to explore! Whether you’re a native of one of these towns, you live nearby, or you’re looking to make your next Texas road trip even more exciting, there are plenty of events across Texas in January to choose from!

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Seasonal Texas Events

By City


  • Carolling at the Cottage: Come and join at the Slover/Rogers Cottage for a delightful “Caroling at the Cottage Event”! Experience special guest performances by Junior Gordon, Gilbert Benton, the Alvin Episcopal Church Choir, and Vangie Gonzalez. Be part of our grand finale, promising a participatory moment that you won’t want to miss! Children 12 and under can attend for free. January 6, 2024 from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm.
  • Alvin Opry House January 12th Show 2024: Experience a sprawling dance floor in a family-friendly environment, free from alcohol and tobacco. Come and join for an evening featuring artist Britt Godwin, alongside alumni guest Royce Melton, and special appearances by Arnold Carpenter and Kelly Hartsfield! $20 tickets at the door (cash only). January 12, 2024 at 7:00 pm.


  • Mozart’s Light Show: Enjoy a piping hot cup of cocoa at Mozart’s Coffee Roasters as you marvel at the nightly display of stunning lights synchronized to lively music from November to January. Tickets are available online. Prices vary according to which package you choose. November 11, 2023 – January 6, 2024.
  • Free Week (free event): The first week of January becomes a music enthusiast’s paradise in downtown Austin. With hundreds of local bands taking part in this annual event spread across various venues throughout the city, it’s an unparalleled experience for music fans. January 5 – 6, 2024.
  • MLK Day Festival: Join in the Austin-area MLK Day celebrations at this time of year alongside The Austin Area Heritage Council. Take part in a meaningful walk, commencing from the Martin Luther King Jr statue at the University of Texas campus, culminating at the south steps of the Capitol for a rally. The march concludes at the historic Huston-Tillotson University, offering a range of engaging activities and events to honor the day. January 15, 2024.
  • 3M Half Marathon: The 3M Half Marathon showcases one of the nation’s swiftest courses for a half marathon. Experience a predominantly downhill route that guides you through some of Austin’s most remarkable spots, concluding downtown close to the majestic Texas State Capitol. You can register online for $199.99. January 21, 2024 at 7:30 am.

Bay Area Houston

  • Family Overnight Space Center Camping Adventure: Prepare for an immersive overnight adventure under historic flown space artifacts and national treasures, with 10-by-10 feet campsites offering a stellar experience, igniting the family’s passion for exploration. Begin with a Mission Briefing Center welcome, followed by engaging STEM activities, and enjoy delicious complimentary meals amidst the inspirations of space exploration at Space Center Houston. The adventure extends into the next day with a visit to Space Center Houston, ensuring an unforgettable journey into the realms of science and discovery. Tickets cost $79.95 per person. January 13 to January 14, 2024.
  • Pints, Pets, and Prizes – The Backyard’s 5th Anniversary Party (free event): Come and join for an exciting annual event featuring fantastic food vendors, drinks, artisans, and live music, plus the chance to enjoy a petting zoo (weather permitting)! The first 100 guests will receive a complimentary 5-year anniversary pint glass. Don’t miss out on the $5 raffle fundraiser with prizes totaling over $1000; tickets available beforehand or on the day of the event, and you don’t have to be present to win! January 20, 2024 from 10:00 am to 10:00 pm.
  • 14th Annual Mardi Gras Gala – Join the Rotary Club of Texas City for an unforgettable night of celebration! Prepare for a dazzling evening filled with vibrant music, festive decorations, delectable cuisine, and the spirited ambiance of Mardi Gras. Bring your carnival spirit and revel in this lively feast of fun and festivity! Tickets range from $100 to $5000. January 27, 2024 at 7:00 pm.


  • On Your Feet! The Story of Emilio & Gloria Estefan: On Your Feet!” narrates the inspiring true tale of heart, heritage, and the unwavering belief of Gloria and Emilio Estefan in their talent and in each other. This original musical triumphantly brings to life their journey, captivating both critics and audiences with its exhilarating narrative. Tickets are available online for between $35-$85. January 9, 2024 at 7:30 pm.
  • Cardboard Day: Celebrate the start of the new year with Cardboard Day, a fantastic opportunity to transform the old into something new and exciting with amazing kid-friendly activities! Come and join for this inaugural family fun, where creativity knows no bounds as you and your kids craft a myriad of creations using cardboard and duct tape. The price is $6 for everyone above the age of 1. January 13, 2024 from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm.
  • Mission Possible 5K: The Mission Possible 5K for Catholic Schools marks its third annual celebration, dedicated to supporting the Catholic schools within the Diocese of Beaumont. This yearly event aims to contribute to the betterment of these educational institutions. You can register for $30 here. January 27, 2024 at 8:30 am.
Cattail Marsh


  • JRE Glow Run: Come and join for an illuminating Glow Run, a vibrant event designed for students, families, and the entire community! This captivating evening aims to raise funds for the Jim Randolph Memorial Scholarship, creating an opportunity to come together, participate in a fun run filled with glowing enthusiasm, and contribute to a meaningful cause that supports education and future generations. Tickets are $25. January 11, 2024 from 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm.
  • Round Top Winter Antiques Show at The Big Red Barn: Step into the enchanting world of antiquities and vintage treasures at the Original Round Top Antiques Fair Winter Show, nestled within the iconic Big Red Barn. Embark on an exploration where you’ll discover an exquisite collection showcasing the finest in antiques and vintage pieces. From timeless relics to unique finds, immerse yourself in a curated selection that promises to captivate enthusiasts and collectors alike, offering a delightful journey through history and craftsmanship. Tickets are $10. January 19 from 9:00 am to January 20, 2024 at 5:00 pm.


  • Polar Plunge at Terraqueous RV Resort: Donate and dive into the new year at this fun event in the heart of Texas Hill Country! Come and join in raising funds for Blanco Youth Sports while enjoying complimentary black-eyed peas and coffee. Lounge @ TQ will offer a bloody mary bar, and smoke and ice food truck will serve delicious brisket. The Scott Croft Band will perform live from 2-5, and Terraqueous opens at 11 for solo plunges or to join the group plunge at 3. Afterward, warm up in the 102-degree heated pool! January 1, 2024 from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm.


  • MLK Jr. Observance and Walk (free event): Touchstone UCC proudly sponsors the annual MLK Jr. Observance & Walk. Come and join for a brief ceremony at Patrick Heath Public Library followed by a sidewalk walk along Main Street, honoring the life and enduring legacy of civil rights icon Martin Luther King Jr. This free event is a tribute to his impactful contributions to equality and justice. January 15, 2024 at 10:00 am.
  • Art After Hours – Quilted Vessel: Explore the intricate art of quilling by crafting delicate, swirled motifs from rolled paper. Learn to create a small, colorful bowl using quilled paper shapes, mastering various techniques, tools, glues, design principles, and armatures to bring your unique creations to life.
Boerne Lake


  • Star Party: Experience an enchanting night under the stars and explore the wonders of the sky! So, come and join for an evening featuring telescopes to observe the celestial beauty while knowledgeable volunteers guide you through stars and constellations. Remember to bring a RED light for optimal stargazing and to preserve night vision, and if you’re an astronomy enthusiast, bring your telescope along for an unforgettable celestial journey! This event is free with park admission. January 13, 2024 from 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm.
  • Dr. Martin Luther King Celebration (free event): Come together for a celebration honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. at Cecil Holman Park Basketball Courts. And, this year’s theme, “It Starts with Me!”, will be highlighted by a keynote address from Dr. Edward Randle, a Brownwood native and esteemed HPU alumnus and athletic legend. January 15, 2024 at 10:00 am.
Women's clothing display


  • OPAS Presents To Kill a Mockingbird: This play beautifully brings Harper Lee’s timeless narrative to life on stage, capturing the essence of its powerful themes and characters. Through stirring performances and a poignant storyline, the play resonates profoundly, echoing the novel’s enduring significance. Tickets range in price from $33 to $123. January 16 & 17, 2024 from 7:30 pm to 10:00 pm.
  • To Valhalla! A Mead Hall Experience at Lonestar Meadery: Immerse yourself in an engaging evening filled with drinks, melodies, poetry, and tales of yore. Don your Viking or Gaelic attire and prepare for a lively celebration! Dust off your furs and drinking horns, and join in raising a toast to revelry and merriment! Tickets are available for $40 to $45 and includes 2 free glasses of mead. January 19, 2024. Doors open at 6:30, event starts at 7 pm.
Pizza served at KinderHill Brew Lab


  • 2nd Annual Birthday Party Fundraiser: Come and join for the 2nd Annual Birthday Party Fundraiser—a fantastic bowling extravaganza! Secure your tickets now for just $40, which grants you a delightful combo of two hours of bowling, shoe rentals, mouthwatering pizza, and limitless soft drinks. Don’t miss out on this fun-filled event for a great cause! January 20, 2024 from 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm.
  • Herman Brown Free Library’s Cozy Mystery Tea (free event): Embark on a journey into the intriguing world of the Cozy Mystery genre while indulging in delightful tea and treats. Limited seating is available, so be sure to register to secure your spot for this engaging event! January 27, 2024 from 10:00 am to 11:30 am or from 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm.


  • East Texas Wedding Extravaganza: Don’t miss the premier Bridal Expo of Texas at the W.T. Brookshire Center in Tyler, TX! Discover exclusive deals, designer discounts, and a treasure trove of wedding essentials all under one roof. Join for a day of bridal bliss, where everything wedding-related awaits your exploration! January 20, 2024 from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm.
Display at First Monday Trade Days


  • Zach Jones & The 45’s – Live at The Table at Madeley: Zach Jones raises a poignant question: why dwell in the past when the present offers so much? Keep your gaze forward; the future won’t wait for you while you’re lost in reverie. Join for an unforgettable performance by Zach Jones & The 45’s at The Table at Madeley, and seize the opportunity to create new memories. Tickets are priced at between $40 and $45 and are available online. January 27, 2024 from 7:30 pm to 9:00 pm.

Corpus Christi

  • Corpus Christi Polar Bear Plunge and Warmup Fun Run: Dive into the New Year and back a noble cause at the 10th annual Corpus Christi Polar Bear Plunge and warmup fun run! Every registration fee contributes directly to the ALS Therapy Development Institute for vital research. Each participant receives a t-shirt or hat, refreshments, and the chance to win prize packages for top fundraising efforts, making it a rewarding and spirited event for all involved. Kids can register for $20 and adults $35. January 1, 2024 from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm.
  • Vomit Spots: Get ready for an electrifying lineup featuring Vomit Spots, Drastic Actions, and Action (Get Action)! Brace yourself for an unforgettable night of music and high-energy performances that’ll leave you wanting more! Tickets are $10 at the door. January 6, 2024 at 8:00 pm.
  • Jim Breuer – Survival with Laughter: An evening with comedian Jim Breuer guarantees non-stop laughter and uproarious entertainment. With his infectious humor and charismatic stage presence, Jim Breuer creates an unforgettable experience that leaves audiences in stitches. Tickets priced between $43 and $103. January 14, 2024 at 8:00 pm.
  • Fit Fest 5K – Sign up for the Fit Fest 5K and receive a goodie bag packed with goodies, including a ticket to Fit Fest 2024 at the American Bank Center, generous giveaways, and awards for the top finishers. The race will kick off the day of Fit Fest and the proceeds will benefit Driscoll Children’s Hospital. Driscoll Children’s Hospital is a pediatric care center offering more than 30 medical and surgical specialties throughout South Texas including the Rio Grande Valley, Victoria, and Laredo. Through love, care, and healing, Driscoll gets kids back to being kids! All funds raised stay local in the Coastal Bend and will support the buildout of Driscoll’s Pavilion, including a new Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, Cardiac Intensive Care Unit, and a Heart Center. Register for the 5K Run/Walk for $25. Kids 1K is free. January 27, 2024 from 7:00 am to 10:00 am.
Several people stand-up paddleboarding


  • Monster Truck Wars: Watch colossal national TV Monster Trucks as they engage in epic battles on an expansive, high-speed course, showcasing thrilling displays of big air! Attend this dynamic monster truck spectacle boasting a star-studded lineup, a live robot combat showdown, an acclaimed clown performance, children’s power wheel races, and additional thrilling attractions. Moreover, youngsters have the chance to ride in an authentic monster truck! Tickets go for between $5 and $105 and are available online. January 6, 2024 from 11:30 am to 9:00 pm.
  • Pop Up Art Spot (free event): Explore an interactive journey through the DMA galleries at the Pop-Up Art Spot, where you can engage with artworks in exciting, hands-on ways. Immerse yourself in fun and interactive activities that offer a fresh perspective on the world of art! January 6 to 27, 2024.
  • Toddler Art – Lines that Wiggle: Tailored for 2 and 3-year-olds accompanied by a favorite grown-up, the Toddler Art class invites you to immerse in a creative journey. Delight in storytelling, sing along to songs, and embark on artistic explorations together. From zigzags and curls to twists and swirls, discover the world of lines in a fun and engaging environment!
Ride at the Texas State Fair


  • Hot Chocolate Frolic – Downtown Denison: Come and join for a heartwarming celebration of winter’s coziness as downtown Denison businesses unite to offer a delightful Hot Chocolate Festival. Savor the indulgent flavors of diverse hot chocolate concoctions crafted by each participating establishment. It’s an ideal chance to treat yourself and explore a range of delicious cocoa creations, making it an experience to find your perfect cup of warmth!
  • Miss to Mrs Bridal Fair (free): Anticipation is building for the upcoming bridal fair! Immerse yourself in the enchantment as the event unfolds with a captivating bridal fashion show showcasing the latest trends. Indulge your taste buds with delectable offerings from tantalizing food trucks and expect exciting giveaways and surprises awaiting you at every turn. January 27, 2024 from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm.

Driftwood/Dripping Springs

  • 1st Day Hike at Los Madrones: Come along with TLC staff and board members for a family-friendly hike at Los Madrones Ranch in Dripping Springs, a perfect start to the new year surrounded by nature’s beauty. This moderate-level hike will traverse some uneven terrain, offering an adventure for all to enjoy! Tickets are available online for $10 to $20. January 1, 2024 from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm.
  • Star Party at DS Ranch Park: Come to Dripping Springs Ranch Park and indulge in an evening beneath the celestial canopy! Join for a park celebration under the starry night where you, your loved ones, and friends can marvel at constellations, peer into distant galaxies through telescopes, and delve into the fascinating world of sunspots with insights from the resident astronomy expert. January 12, 2024 from 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm.
  • Wedding Capitol of Texas Winter Showcase (free event): The Wedding Capitol of Texas Showcase and Tour Day offers a unique spin on the typical bridal extravaganza. Experience a personalized touch as local vendors gather, providing the opportunity to casually visit, chat, and plan your upcoming nuptials in a relaxed and interactive setting. RSVP here. January 28, 2024 from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm.


  • Live music with Andrea Goodman and S’mores (free event): Come and join for an enchanting evening filled with live music and cozy s’mores by the crackling fire at Lucky Vines Vineyard & Winery. Gather around, relax, and indulge in the warmth of the fire pit while enjoying delightful melodies and the irresistible sweetness of freshly made s’mores, creating unforgettable moments in a relaxed and inviting atmosphere. January 13, 2023 from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm.


  • Face to Face Parent Cafe (free event): Parent Cafés, rooted in the Strengthening Families Framework and the Five Protective Factors, offer free, supportive spaces where participants engage in meaningful and guided conversations about vital family matters. You can reserve a spot here. January 25, 2024 from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm.


  • There aren’t any upcoming events currently scheduled for January 2024. Keep checking their online event calendar for updates.
Historic building in downtown Farmersville

Fort Worth

  • Knot Just Another Workshop with Shana Martin: As part of her ongoing Lifelines exhibition, Shana Martin presents an engaging workshop centered around the knot-tying techniques integral to her artwork. Lifelines explores the intersection of femininity, art, community, and rock climbing, emphasizing materiality as a means of expression. Participants, aged 16 and above, will delve into the historical significance of knots, discovering their various uses, and learn to apply these techniques in crafting their unique works of art. Tickets are priced at $120. January 6, 2024 from 1:00 pm to 4:30 pm.
  • Candlelight – A Tribute to Taylor Swift: Immerse yourself in the enchanting ambiance of a candlelight concert, serenaded by the melodies of Taylor Swift’s iconic tunes. Let the gentle glow of flickering candles complement the magic of her music in a truly mesmerizing experience. Tickets no longer available. January 11, 2024 from 8:45 pm to 10:45 pm.
  • Lone Star Murder Mystery Dinner and Show: Railroad magnate Horace Grimsby’s untimely demise coincides with the arrival of a notorious gunslinger, stirring unease in Marshal Jim Courtright. The suspects range from Homicidal Hank, a lethal mercenary, to Buffalo Joe, a seasoned hunter, Catastrophe Kate, a cattle rancher with a grudge, and Sissy Mae Prissbottom, a secretive poetess, forming a volatile mix that rivals nitro on a runaway wagon. As chaos looms, it falls upon you to aid Marshal Courtright in unraveling this puzzling whodunit amidst the uproarious humor bound to erupt like gunfire. Tickets are priced at $66. Dates vary from January 13 to 27, 2024.
  • Cliburn Concerts – Maria and Stanislav Ioudenitch, Violin and Piano: Experience the harmonious bond of a father-daughter duo as they unite for an all-French repertoire featuring Ravel, Boulanger, Chaminade, and Franck at the Kimbell—a family affair of musical brilliance. Come and join for an intimate and relaxed concert at The Post, where the violinist and pianist come together in an enchanting performance, creating unforgettable musical moments. Tickets are available for $44. January 31, 2024 at 8:00 pm.


  • Paranormal Cirque at Stonebriar Centre: Paranormal Cirque offers an enthralling blend of theater, circus, and cabaret, infused with a daring European-style twist. This captivating experience is designed for a mature audience, promising an exhilarating showcase of thrilling, wicked, and even dangerous performances that’ll leave you spellbound. Tickets are available online for $15 to $60. January 4 to 15, 2024 at various times.


  • The Bryan Museum’s 2024 Winter Bridal Show: Planning your dream wedding shouldn’t be stressful! We simplify the process by bringing together top-notch bridal experts in one place. In just a day, connect with numerous wedding professionals ready to assist you in bringing your vision to life for your special day. Ticket price of $10 includes complimentary snacks and cocktails! January 14, 2024 from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm.
  • Party on the Patio with Ryan Guidry: Come and join for a side yard oasis nestled under the palms, where you can groove to tunes played by local musicians and soak up the good life at the top-rated dive bar on the island! January 21, 2024 from 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm.
  • A Tribute To Whitney Houston Starring Belinda Davids at The Grand: Witness on the main stage the awe-inspiring tribute to Whitney Houston’s musical legacy. Prepare to be captivated by the remarkable vocal prowess of Belinda Davids, a RiSA chart-topping artist from South Africa, as she brings Whitney’s timeless music to life in a breathtaking performance. Tickets range from $36 to $100. January 27, 2024 at 8:00 pm.


  • Art Exhibit – Familiarity of Place with Lisa Zinna and Sylvia Troconis: The Art Center’s closing exhibit for 2023 introduces the vibrant and collaborative artistry of Austin-based Lisa Zinna and Sylvia Troconis to Georgetown. Titled “Familiarity of Place,” their limited-edition artworks meld vivid hues, minimalist designs, and iconic subjects into intricate sculptural creations, blending photography, laser-cut wood, 3D assemblage, and a glossy resin finish. Through their combined expertise, they breathe life into familiar local icons, architecture, and scenes in an immersive showcase of artistry. 7 January, 2024 from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm.
  • Public Stargazing Nights: Experience a magical evening under the stars at Garey Park! Come and join for an astronomical adventure guided by skilled volunteers from the Williamson County Astronomy Club, offering telescopes and cameras for viewing celestial wonders. Remember to bring chairs or blankets for comfort. Due to limited space, pre-registration is essential as walk-ins won’t be accommodated at the gate. Secure your spot for this $2 to $4 stargazing event here! January 17, 2024 from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm.
  • GTX Wedding and Event Expo: Formerly the Georgetown Bridal Show, this event has transformed into the premier Wedding & Event Expo in Georgetown, TX! Join us for a unique chance to engage with over 80 industry experts in an intimate setting that fosters genuine connections between guests and vendors. Don’t miss out on door prizes, an exciting fashion show, and the chance to win an incredible honeymoon getaway! Tickets are $10. January 28, 2024 from 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm.
A red poppy in a field


  • New Year’s Day Hike (free event): Start your year off right with an invigorating hike amidst fresh air and nature! Get ready for a 3-4 mile trek along real dirt trails featuring sandy stretches and hills—a perfect way to kickstart your exercise routine! After the hike, come and join for a delightful picnic in the park. Bring your lunch and beverages (yes, drinks are allowed!), along with a chair. January 1, 2024 from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm.
  • ROCO Connections – Beer and Brass: Come and join as the annual ROCO tradition revives to welcome the new year with the continuation of the Connections Series! Celebrate in style with fantastic food, great company, and sensational music from the ROCO Brass Quintet at the Saint Arnold Brewing Company. Tickets are priced at $15 to $75. January 9, 2024 from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm.
  • Dining in the Dark: Experience a one-of-a-kind adventure with our blindfolded tasting event, where you’ll encounter a surprise menu that promises to tantalize your taste buds. Immerse yourself in an interactive and mysterious journey that heightens your senses for a truly unforgettable culinary experience! Tickets are $80. January 11, 2024 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm.
  • Pictures from Home – A Play: In the late 1980s, photographer Larry Sultan shifts his focus to his parents, delving into the layers beneath their home movies to uncover profound truths. This deeply intimate and humor-laden portrayal of a mother, a father, and their son grapples with the inquiry: who holds the right to narrate the family narrative? Tickets cost between $35 and $81. January 19, 2024 – February 11, 2024 at various times.
Inside of Alice in Wonderland venue


  • The Cowboy Breakfast (free event): The 80th Annual Kerr County Stock Show and Sale kicks off with the 20th annual Kerr County Stock Show Cowboy Breakfast, thanks to sponsors like HCTC, SouthStar Bank, and Mini Mart. Hosted by local 4-H and FFA students, this free community event features Opa’s Smoked Meats, Mamacita’s Restaurant, and BBQue Texas serving up delicious sausage wraps. Join in for fun contests like the ‘Almost Famous’ Goat Milking and the Cow Chip Toss, where community figures vie for titles like Champion Goat Milker and Best Cow Patty Slinger in Kerr County! January 2, 2024 from 6:00 am to 8:00 am.
  • Glory and Grime – The Art of Susanne Vincent: This exhibition delves into Gulf Coast ranching life, spotlighting the artistry of Susanne Vincent (b. 1941), an artist deeply engaged in Texas and Louisiana. Through her paintings, Vincent captures the natural essence of the Texas and Louisiana Gulf Coast landscapes while chronicling the enduring cycles of cattle ranching. January 13 to March 2, 2024, from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm.
  • Kerrville Renaissance Festival: No matter the weather, you can enjoy three weekends packed with exceptional entertainment, handcrafted treasures, delectable cuisine, exciting games, and endless fun! Tickets range from $6.95 to $59.95 and are available online. January 20 and 21, 27 and 28, February 3 and 4, 2024.


  • Date Night Comedy: Get ready for an evening of uproarious laughter as Date Night Comedy returns to Rozcos! Come and join for an epic night filled with Austin’s finest comics delivering side-splitting performances and perhaps a few unexpected surprises to elevate your laughter game! Tickets are $20. January 13, 2024 from 9:00 pm to 10:00 pm.


  • Veggie Fiesta (free event): Come and join in commemorating the virtues of a plant-based lifestyle – beneficial for both you and the planet! Indulge in delightful cuisine that celebrates health and sustainability. Explore a variety of vendors offering products, sharing recipes, and providing live demos to enhance your plant-based journey. Don’t miss this opportunity to savor the flavors of goodness! January 20, 2024 from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm.
  • The Goonies Movie Party: Step into the adventurous world of the Goonies with its charming crew of unconventional kids and a plot brimming with thrilling escapades. It’s the ultimate fantasy for those seeking an escape from the ordinary routine of daily life. Now, seize the opportunity to become a Goonie yourself! Come and join for an immersive movie party where we’ll equip you with all you need to join the gang, including a pirate eye patch, a pouch filled with pirate treasure, and a bandana. Get ready for a rollicking adventure! Tickets are $15. January 25, 2024 from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm.


  • Pines Presents Series – Voices of Classic Soul: Experience the ultimate night of soulful classics performed by the Voices of Classic Soul, featuring lead singers from iconic groups like the Temptations, Platters, Four Tops, and Drifters. Join Joe Coleman, Joe Blunt, and Theo Peoples for an evening of electrifying showmanship and timeless hits like “My Girl,” “The Way You Do The Things You Do,” and more, guaranteeing a night of non-stop dancing and sing-along moments! Tickets are priced between $40 and $50. January 18, 2024 from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm.
  • The Greatest Love of All presented – A Tribute to Whitney Houston by Angelina Arts Alliance: Delve into Whitney Houston’s musical legacy through a critically acclaimed tribute show featuring the incredible vocals of Belinda Davids, a chart-topping artist from South Africa. Witness a stunning performance with a live band, backing vocalists, choreographed dancers, and top-notch effects, celebrating the iconic singer’s repertoire. Please note, this tribute is not affiliated with the Estate of Whitney Houston. Tickets are $39 – $59. January 28, 2024 at 7:30 pm.


  • On Your Feet: Experience the inspiring true tale of resilience, heart, and belief in this musical! Witness the remarkable journey of Gloria and Emilio Estefan, two individuals who embraced their talent and unwavering faith in each other, ultimately rising to become an international sensation. Tickets range from $27.50 to $105. January 12 to January 14, 2024.
  • New Year, New You Photoshoot: Celebrate the new year with a fun photoshoot, capturing moments that encapsulate your evolving journey, highlighting your resilience and the boundless opportunities ahead. Allow each click of the lens to narrate the story of your transformation, a visual tale of self-discovery and the remarkable journey towards redefining and rediscovering your incredible essence. Tickets are $24. January 20, 2024.


  • January 2024 Camp Out – At Black Family Ranch: The Troops of St. George gather for an exhilarating campout event, where camaraderie flourishes amidst the rugged embrace of the outdoors. Fueled by shared adventures, and the warmth of campfires, these moments foster brotherhood and character development, providing a space for young men to grow, learn, and bond in the spirit of adventure and service. Tickets are $20 per person. An additional fee of $15 per senior boy to cover cost of additional supplies ($30 Max per family). January 12 at 1:00 pm – January 14 at 11:00 am, 2024.
  • Viking 5K, 10K, & Half Marathon at Paul Boorman Trail Park, Longview: Join the US Road Running Club Race, a part of the US Road Running Race Series, open to all runners whether club members or not. Club members enjoy 50% off club races and receive a US Road Running shirt, while all participants need to register on RunSignup. The race follows an out-and-back course, with the 5K completing it once and the 10K covering the course twice. It is encouraged to dress up and the best outfit wins a prize. Tickets are between $30 – $65. January 20, 2024 from 8:00 am to 12:00 pm.
  • Andy Gross: Are You Kidding Me? Tour: Catch the live performance of Andy Gross, the renowned comedian, magician, and internet sensation, as he brings his viral online acts to the stage, delivering an unforgettable blend of humor and magic that has captivated millions online, now brought to life for an electrifying and entertaining experience.
Trees full of berries


  • Winter Art Camps at McKinny Art House: Winter Art Camp offers a fantastic chance for your budding artist to explore new creative avenues such as hands-on art, painting, pottery wheel techniques, watercolors, pencil art, and beyond! With extensive experience since 2005, this year commemorates the 18th anniversary of running art camps. $90 to $335 based on different camps. January 2, 2024 from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm.
  • Premium Wine and Cheese Tasting Experience: Indulge your palate in a luxurious guided wine and cheese pairing experience! Immerse yourself in the world of fine wine as a Certified Wine Expert guides you through each delightful pairing. Discover the intricacies of complementary flavors and textures in an interactive session that caters to both wine beginners and connoisseurs. Limited to just 16 seats, this exclusive class ensures a personalized and enriching experience for all attendees. Tickets go for $42. January 9, 2024 from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm.
  • Night Hike: Come and join for a Night Hike, where you are invited to heighten your senses and discover signs of animal life while gaining insights into the Heard’s inhabitants. Embark on an adventure guided by Heard Trail Guides, exploring the captivating sights, scents, and sounds of the nocturnal world. Engage your senses and delve into the mysteries of the night!
  • 50 Years of Chestnut Square: Immerse yourself in the live performances of the 1970s tunes courtesy of McKinney’s very own Maylee Thomas Band. Embrace the era by donning your finest 70s attire and indulge in an exclusive 70’s-inspired menu prepared by the esteemed local chef, Jeff Qualls. Savor complimentary beverages included with admission while exploring select historic sites nestled within McKinney’s Heritage Village. Tickets are $125. January 20, 2024 from 6:00 pm to 11:00 pm.
Sign in downtown McKinney

New Braunfels

  • The Hot Peppers (free event): Enjoy the diverse sounds of The Hot Peppers as they serenade you with an eclectic mix of Polkas, Waltzes, Marches, Classic Country, Western Swing, Irish tunes, Jazz melodies, Italian ballads and Patriotic anthems. Their versatile repertoire spans across multiple languages, with captivating vocals in German, Czech, English, and Italian, promising a musical journey rich in cultural flavors and genres for all to savor in this year’s music lineup. January 10, 2024 from 6:00 pm to 8:30 pm.
  • Antique and Vintage Show: Discover the allure of bygone eras at this Antique and Vintage Show, where history meets treasure troves of unique finds. Immerse yourself in an eclectic array of timeless pieces, from classic collectibles to rare relics, promising a captivating journey through the past. Tickets are priced from $8 to $15. January 12 to January 14, 2024 at 10:00 am.


  • Faire of Champions Winter Fantasy Faire: Come join for the Faire of Champions 2024 Season! Experience an array of vendors and stay entertained with evening festivities starting around 7:00 PM in the campgrounds. Don’t miss out on the fun – come and be a part of the excitement! Tickets are priced at between $7.50 and $120. January 6 – February 11, 2024. Saturdays 10:00 am to 6:00 pm. Sundays 10:00 am – 5:00 pm.
Palestine train


  • Tower City Comedy Festival: Come and enjoy four days of relentless comedy live entertainment! With over 16 shows showcasing 100 performers from across North America, it’s a laughter-filled extravaganza! Secure your spot to enjoy every bit of hilarity with the All Show Pass. This exclusive pass grants access to every show, from headliners to the Hysterical Tours, the Midnight Seance Comedy Shows, Local Hopeful shows, and more! Tickets range from $75 to $100. January 25 to 27, 2024.
Hot air balloon of an armadillo wearing a cowboy hat


  • Playboi Carti at Toyota Center: Get ready for an electrifying evening as Toyota Center proudly presents the genre-defying rapper Playboi Carti! Joining the Antagonist Tour are talented rappers Ken Carson, Destroy Lonely, and Homixide Gang, embarking on their inaugural tour together as an Opium Collective. Don’t miss this incredible lineup igniting the stage! January 19, 2024 from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm.


  • Hot Cake Hustle: Start your 2024 racing season with a family-friendly bang! Come and join for an event catered to everyone, offering a variety of distances including the 10K, 5K, Fun Run, and Virtual Run that wind through the picturesque trails of the Plano Oak Point Nature Preserve. After crossing the finish line, indulge in a lively after-party featuring hotcakes, coffee, hot chocolate, delicious eats, ice-cold beer, and a whole lot more fun for everyone! Register online for between $32 and $59. January 6, 2024 from 6:30 am to 10:00 am.
  • The Drowsy Chaperone: As the houselights dim, a man takes center stage, settling into a chair and spinning his beloved record: a cast recording from an imaginary 1928 musical. Suddenly, the recording springs to life, and The Drowsy Chaperone unfolds before his eyes. The stage is set with two love-struck fiancés on the brink of marriage, a clumsy best man, an anxious theater producer, a dim-witted hostess, two gangsters masquerading as pastry chefs, a misguided Don Juan, and an inebriated chaperone. These elements collide to create an evening of uproarious entertainment and comedic chaos. Tickets are available online for between $12 and $25. January 18 to 21, 2024 at various times.
  • An Interplanetary Experience: Embark on a one-of-a-kind, multi-media interstellar musical odyssey that promises an unparalleled experience! Delight in the performance of Piazzolla’s Concerto for Bandoneón and Orchestra by the acclaimed award-winning accordionist, Sofía Ros. Your cosmic adventure culminates with Holst’s cherished suite, The Planets, ensuring an unforgettable celestial journey through music and multimedia artistry.  January 20, 2024 at 8:00 pm.
Burger on a platter at Legacy Hall in Plano

Port Arthur

  • MLK Brunch: The Martin Luther King Jr. Support Group of Southeast Texas organizes a day of recognition, featuring awards, impactful speakers, and engaging entertainment, dedicated to honoring King’s legacy and his profound contributions to civil rights. Tickets have been sold out. January 15, 2024 at 12:00 pm.

Round Rock

  • Guitar Day at the Library (free event): Don’t miss out on Guitar Day at the Round Rock Public Library, presented by the Childbloom Guitar Program! Enjoy complimentary performances spanning the first and second floors of the library. The schedule includes a Guitar Ensemble Concert at noon, followed by musical performances throughout the floors until 1:30 p.m. Plus, from 1 to 2 p.m., kids can partake in free guitar lessons in Meeting Room C. This family-friendly event is free to attend and offers the chance to win a guitar and lessons! January 13, 2024 from 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm.
  • Family Winter Ball: Put on your finest attire and  for and come and join for an evening of dancing, light refreshments, and sheer enjoyment! This inclusive event is designed for families, emphasizing active participation for individuals of all ages, including those with diverse disabilities. Come together for a memorable and engaging experience for everyone involved! Tickets are available online for $5. January 20, 2024 from 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm.
  • Round Rock Chess Club (free): Led by high school student Abhinav Tanniru, this chess program will take place in the second-floor program space. Young enthusiasts aged 8 to 14 are invited to connect with peers and partake in casual chess matches in person. Limited chess boards will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. Participants are encouraged to bring their own chess boards, clocks, and notation sheets for an enjoyable experience.