5 Ways To Enjoy ‘Family Time’ This Winter

The cities of the Central Texas region called the Texas Hill Country are especially beautiful and welcoming during the holidays, when they host numerous holiday events. The problem for some Hill Country holiday revelers is that there are so many activities going on at the same time, they often miss one event because they were at another. Following is a weekend-by-weekend guide to help you plan your tour of the towns on the Texas Hill Country Regional Christmas Lighting Trail.

A night wedding can be nicely decorated with lighting. Icicle lights draped in silk or organza, the color of the brides flowers, will be beautiful. Tables laid with votives or tea-lights can mimic the feel of stars.

From 1PM-5PM at Academy Park across from City Hall there will be pony rides, dog sleds, reindeer, and a stiltwalker. A fire engine will be available to view. A rock climbing wall and amusement games should keep you entertained for the afternoon. Near the bonfire, there will be free samples of Starbucks Coffee. Some Ben and Jerry’s will also be given away for free starting at 3PM.

I only have one problem with them but it can be easily prevented. The red filling stains the carpet very easily. I never worry about putting cookies up out of reach as my kids are good about only taking one or two at a time. They are not good about staying at the table when eating their cookies though. It took me a day to figure out why I had red stains in my carpet until my youngest sat by the couch with her cookie and a little piece broke off. I noticed that the stain matched the piece of filling that had fallen onto the floor. This will not prevent me from buying another box, just enforce the eating them at the table rule. I recommend trying them if you like Oreo cookies, just watch the kids with them so you do not get stains on the carpet.

ice skates are, by design, meant to fit when they are laced up. As the boot is laced, the foot will draw into the back of the skate. Ice skates that ultimately fits properly will, more often then not feel small when the foot is placed in the boot prior to lacing it. So when you put the skate on, be sure to give your heel a good kick into the back of the boot and then lace it up.

Also in Boerne on Dec. 2-3 is Oma’s Christmas Fair from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Kendall County Fairgrounds on Highway 46 East. This event is a great place to sample authentic German food and pick up some handmade gift items.

To safeguard your Ice Hockey Equipment, a carrier to store it in is required. Ice hockey bags are available in various shapes and sizes and can be found in most sports shops.

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