Hot Cocoa Stroll and Home for the Holidays 

Event Information

Holiday by the Tracks is Sponsored by the Elgin Main Street Board, City of Elgin and the Elgin Chamber of Commerce. Elgin is a Texas Main Street City, since 1990.

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    Home for the Holidays in Elgin!

    • November 30th - Shop Small Saturday
    • December 6th - Holiday Concert with Elgin ISD Elementary School campuses
    • Selfies with Santa throughout the month 
    • December 7th - Hot Cocoa Stroll
    • December 14th - The Art of Holiday Giving 
    • December 21st - Holiday Sweater Weekend 

    ​Holiday by the Tracks & Hot Cocoa Stroll 

    Saturday December 7th - Select a limited edition holiday souvenir mug and sample a variety of Hot Cocoa from downtown businesses and vote for your favorite during the Hot Cocoa Stroll!  Holiday by the Tracks includes visits with Santa, a day of shopping at the local businesses in Historic Downtown Elgin, the VFD Lighted Christmas Parade starts at dusk and is followed by a live nativity by St. Peters Lutheran Church. Please find the Hot Cocoa Stroll registration form here.

    Santa Sightings

    Visit with Santa throughout the month of December and take your own pictures to share with family and friends.  Enjoy this magical holiday tradition with your child or grandchild in the relaxed setting of various downtown businesses. Details at 

    Christmas Tree Farms 

    Elgin is home to two choose and cut Christmas tree farms, where you can select your tree and cut it in the field while enjoying games, refreshments and lovely gift shops. Elgin Christmas Tree Farms and Evergreen Christmas Tree Farm are open throughout the holiday season starting Thanksgiving weekend. For more information visit Elgin Christmas Tree Farm and Evergreen Farms

    The Art of Giving 

    Saturday, December 14th- This holiday season, consider a handcrafted gift. Enjoy a showcase of unique handcrafted items from local artists in the Elgin area. Studio 621 will be open with several artists sharing their creations, and Earthen Metals will be open with metal smith demonstrations, and guest artists.  Downtown businesses will be featuring locally crafted and handcrafted items ranging from treenware to marshmallows!  

    Holiday Sweater Weekend 

    Saturday, December 21st- wear your holiday sweater while you shop downtown and you may win prizes, and special discounts, participate in a Tackiest Holiday Sweater Contest!  Store Specials throughout downtown and you can enjoy delicious dining options too!

    Sip Shop & Stroll 

    Thursday, December 12th- Sip a little wine and shop as you stroll through the stores in Historic Downtown. You will find diverse merchandise, eclectic decor, artwork by local artists and live music in many of the venues. Enjoy wine and beer tastings, samples and refreshments throughout the evening. Visit for additional information  

    EVFD Lighted Christmas Parade

    This event takes place the 1st Saturday of December at dusk. Sponsored by the Elgin Volunteer Fire Department, this annual parade is a favorite of the locals as well as the many visitors it attracts with the creativity and diversity of the floats. The parade route follows Main Street from 11th to Brenham Streets. For more information, contact the Elgin VFD at 512-281-4025. View and download the Parade Registration Form (PDF)
Illustration of Father and Son Cutting a Christmas Tree

Cut your Own Christmas Tree

Christmas Tree Farms

Come on out and cut your own Christmas tree!