The Perfect Texas Christmas Vacation at Willow Point Resort
Santa Claus spends every Christmas traveling, so why shouldn’t you? Everyone deserves a break from the cleaning, the party planning, and the endless holiday cooking. If you’re searching for ideas for a Texas Christmas vacation this holiday season, then look no further than Willow Point Resort!
Nestled in the Texas Hill Country, one of the most festive Texas destinations during the holiday season, Willow Point Resort offers the perfect balance of Christmas cheer and relaxation. From drinking hot chocolate at a local holiday market to sitting around the campfire with your whole family, we believe that quality, uninterrupted time with your loved ones is what the holidays are all about.
This is one of the only times during the year when the family can all be together. The kids are on winter break and you’ve taken time off from work, but you need the perfect location to make lasting memories. Staying at home means more work for you, and less excitement for the family. Between the chores, the party planning, and the entertaining, the winter season can easily leave you feeling more exhausted than Santa Claus on Christmas morning. It’s time to start planning that vacation!
For Christmas getaways in Texas, consider our beautiful resort for the following reasons.
Quality Family Bonding Time
Planning a Texas Christmas vacation during this Christmas seasons means you can get the whole family off the couch, away from the TV, and enjoying all that the Texas Hill Country and Lake Buchanan have to offer. Willow Point Resort is located near many family outdoor adventure venues, not to mention the miles of natural parks that surround us!
Friendly competitions are one of the best ways to bring the whole family together. Have a kayak race around the lake. See who catches the biggest fish, or create a volleyball tournament- all right here at Willow Point Resort. And for those relaxing moments, the whole family can enjoy a barbecue around their cabin’s private grill. Or, build a s’more fire in one of our several fire pits. Maybe soak up the sun and crisp lake air from the private sandy beach.
Willow Point Resort also has a Club House with two TV rooms, free movies, board games, and popcorn. Your family will love watching Christmas movies altogether or spending a rainy-day playing Monopoly until the sun comes out.
Whatever the activity, Willow Point Resort encourages quality family bonding time. We offer ample activities to get your family interacting and laughing together. You’ll make holiday memories to last for years to come during your Texas Christmas vacation at our lake resort.
Relaxation Following a Busy Thanksgiving Schedule
With the kids on holiday and the in-laws in town, chances are you’re planning for a big month of hosting and party-going in November. While we love a big Thanksgiving meal, we understand the amount of work that goes into it. Between all the planning, grocery store shopping, cooking, and cleaning, you deserve a break!
The best way to recharge from a packed November schedule? Treat you and your family to a relaxing Texas Christmas vacation. No more dishes, no more laundry, and no more endless chores lists. Just you, your family, and the beautiful Texas Hill Country waiting to be explored.
With all this rejuvenation time, you’ll enter the new year feeling refreshed and inspired, ready to tackle those new year resolutions!
Calmness and Serenity on Lake Buchanan
The winter holiday season often equates to big crowds, long lines, and plenty of traffic. Planning a trip to the mall to buy Christmas gifts can easily turn into a few hours of adventure. You know what we’re talking about. The fighting for a parking spot and pushing through masses of fellow holiday shoppers to find the perfect present. Then there’s the waiting in long lines to pay, only to realize the woman in front of you has misplaced her coupon. It can be a complete nightmare.
Now, imagine Christmas without the chaos. You do your holiday shopping in quaint towns instead of shopping malls. Eat dinner in a cozy local restaurant instead of waiting at the grocery store to buy a turkey. You spend your days horseback riding instead of driving, touring a local winery instead of waiting an hour to buy wine, and canoeing with your family instead of fighting over washing the dishes. All of this is possible at Willow Point Resort.
Lake Buchanan provides a peaceful oasis, away from the city crowds. Every morning your family will wake up to the sound of waves lapping against the shore. The birds are chirping, the sun is shining, and not a big city is in sight.
Campfires Under the Starry Nights
Christmas and sitting by the fire go together like two peas in a pod. With a hot chocolate in hand, who doesn’t love listening to Christmas songs and reminiscing on past holiday memories next to the warm flames?
At Willow Point Resort, we love the tradition of spending time by a fire, but we love it even more when it’s around a campfire! Our resort offers multiple campfires, along with free firewood, so guests can enjoy the magic of a campfire during their Christmas getaway in Texas.
Every year, our guests love playing the guitar and singing Christmas carols under the starry night, or making s’mores with chocolate they found at a local Christmas market. In the crisp December air, these moments feel especially merry and festive.
An Escape from Technology
Sometimes we need to be fully removed from the temptation of technology to enjoy a screen-free vacation. While at home, it’s easy to stay in the habit of checking emails and answering calls, even when we’ve promised ourselves to take a holiday break. More so, kids can get stuck in front of the TV, watching reruns of Christmas episodes instead of playing together in the cool Texas weather.
When you plan a Texas Christmas vacation at Willow Point Resort, your whole family will be distracted by the endless outdoor activities. Between the paddle boarding, outdoor games, and Christmas markets, no one will miss sitting on the couch with their smartphones or video games.
Afternoons can be spent hiking as a family in the nearby Inks Lake State Park or playing corn hole on the beach while the parent’s grill hamburgers on the barbecue. In this safe and fun environment, kids enjoy roaming and playing outside. From basketball to horseshoes, we offer activities for everyone.
Holiday Festivities around the Texas Hill Country
The Texas Hill Country is comprised of many small, quaint towns that transform into winter wonderlands during the Christmas season. Between the artisan markets, light shows, and winter attractions, your family will have plenty of holiday fun to choose from during your Texas Christmas vacation.
Burnet, just a twenty-minute drive from Willow Point Resort, organizes three Christmas events every season. During Main Street Bethlehem, the downtown square turns into the ancient village! Complete with costumed townspeople preparing bread and tending to their animals. On the weekend, guests can enjoy either Christmas on the Square or Christmas at Ft. Croghan. During the former, various arts and crafts booths, parades, and live entertainment fill the Historic Downtown Square. And for Christmas at Ft. Croghan, families come together to celebrate Christmas in traditional 1800s fashion.
Also near Willow Point Resort, Llano organizes Starry Starry Nights. Beginning the night after Thanksgiving, the town’s park lights up with canopies of Christmas lights. Holiday treats can be purchased, and best yet, Santa Claus makes an appearance. Snow Day in Badu Park is the other Llano holiday event that we’re sure your family will love. On the second Saturday in December, the park is filled with snow and transforms into a winter wonderland! Visitors can enjoy sledding, food, and again, Santa Claus!
For those willing to make the drive, 11 communities throughout the Texas Hill Country organize a Regional Christmas Lighting Trail every December. Each town fills its downtown area with Christmas decorations and light displays. And lucky for us, Burnet and Llano are two of the participating communities!
If you’re already in the car exploring the Texas Hill Country Regional Christmas Lighting Trail, we recommend stopping in Fredericksburg, about an hour’s drive from Willow Point Resort. Every holiday season, the town sets up an ice-skating rink and Christmas market! It comes complete with authentic German food like honey cakes and peppernuts, artisan crafts, and live music. Settled by German immigrants over 160 years ago, the town has maintained much of its original charm, from its quaint buildings to the lederhosen on sale. And since the Germans love celebrating Christmas, Fredericksburg has taken it upon itself to recreate the same level of holiday enthusiasm. We’re sure you’ll love the craft beer as much as your kids love the sweet German pretzels!
Big Family? Rent our Private Lake House
Willow Point Resort not only boasts 11 lakefront cabin rentals, but we also offer guests the option to rent our spacious lake house. Our lake house includes 5 bedrooms and 4 full bathrooms, accommodating up to 25 guests. In other words, we make it easy to bring the entire family together during your Texas Christmas vacation. Situated on over an acre of grass, with several mature oak trees, our lake house guests enjoy a plethora of outdoor activities: from corn hole and basketball to volleyball, ladder ball and more. Take a brisk morning stroll down the lawn to your private sandy beach front. Hop in a kayak and explore Lake Buchanan. Keep warm by the fire of your own campfire ring. Don’t want to miss out on the comforts of Christmas dinner? Great! Our guests have access to a full kitchen complete with cooking pans, utensils, dishes, refrigerator, stove, oven, and a dishwasher. Our lake house offers plenty of indoor/outdoor seating for guests to spread out or stay together. We offer a serene place for families to enjoy the holiday’s, re-imagined.
Imagining Jingle Bells already? Book your cabin now!
To make your Texas Christmas vacation dreams a reality, book our lake house or a private lake cabin, today. Just give us a call at (512) 793-500 or use our online booking system to reserve your spot at Willow Point Resort.
We can’t wait to get this holiday season started, and we hope to celebrate it with you!
Gwen & Bryan Carpenter