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Horseshoe Bay Resort Offers Host of Special Holiday Packages

Winterfest Concert Series Highlights Full Holiday Schedule at AAA-Four Diamond Golf and Lake Resort

HORSESHOE BAY, TX -- (Marketwire) -- 11/08/12 -- The holidays are a magical time and Horseshoe Bay Resort is ready with a myriad of activities to help you and your family make this season one to truly remember. A number of special offers and events are available from a traditional Thanksgiving meal to a visit with Santa Claus. Horseshoe Bay Resort will be lit up with a beautiful Hill Country display of Holiday lights starting Wednesday, November 21st.

Each weekend during this period, Horseshoe Bay Resort will offer Horse Carriage Rides through the Holiday of Lights, Family photos with Santa, Children Petting Zoos, and more. Check out and click on the Holiday Activities Guide for a detailed schedule of events.

AutumnFest Family Vacation
Create family traditions and memories lasting a lifetime with a one-of-a-kind escape to Horseshoe Bay Resort in the colorful Texas Hill Country, and create your own vacation with our AutumnFest Family Vacation Package. Rates start at $235 for a family of four and includes:

  • Standard Accommodations
  • Daily breakfast buffet in the Lantana Grill
  • Family activities to include: S'mores for the family, face painting & tattoos, whitewater putting
  • Children activities to include: Ceramic time, decorating a pumpkin bank, suncatchers, sand art crafts, creating fall leaf bottle sand art, or pumpkin necklace sand art.
  • Making your own caramel apples

Family Friendly Hill Country Thanksgiving
After a day on one of the resort's three championship golf courses, relaxing in the spa, or at the 16th Annual Turkey Trot & Tot Trot, gather in the Lantana Grill for a Thanksgiving buffet. Rates start at $99.

Featuring roasted turkey with cranberry sauce and giblet gravy, cornbread, salad, braised angus flatiron steak with black beans, arugula and traditional sides. Open to the public, the buffet is $55 for adults and $21 for children age 5 to 12.

Other highlights of the weekend include:

  • Sixth Annual Boat Parade of Lights, Friday, Nov. 23 - Festively decorated boats parade past the Yacht Club on Lake LBJ. A highlight of the event is the resort's dining yacht, decked out with a holiday theme, featuring a synchronized light and music show. Parade begins at 6 p.m.
  • Six Annual Family Fall Festival, Saturday, Nov. 24 - Celebrate fall at Horseshoe Bay Resort with apple bobbing, hayrides, t-shirt tie-dying, lawn games, pie walk, face painting, pumpkin decorating and more. There will be live music with Bahama Billy and carnival fare, including a grilled corn station, fried chicken on a stick and caramel apples. Festival runs from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the Hotel Activity Lawn.

Santa's Workshop
What family does not have fond memories of time spent with Santa Claus? Horseshoe Bay Resort's Santa's Workshop Package starts at $229 per family of four and includes:

  • Standard accommodations
  • Daily breakfast buffet in the Lantana Grill
  • Access to Santa's Workshop with hot chocolate, popcorn and a visit from Santa for a family photo
  • Horse-drawn carriage ride for the family
  • Round of golf on the Christmas Candy Cane Whitewater Course

Couples' Holiday Enchantment Package
Delight in a special getaway for two and spoil your sweetheart with the Couples' Holiday Enchantment package. Rates starting at $299 per couple and includes:

  • Standard accommodations
  • Complimentary valet parking
  • Complimentary champagne and chocolate-covered strawberries on your arrival at Horseshoe Bay
  • A romantic horse-drawn carriage ride
  • A complimentary in-room movie
  • Breakfast in bed
  • Turndown service
  • Horseshoe Bay Resort Christmas ornament
  • Extended checkout

Winterfest Concert Series
The holidays present an ideal opportunity to be enchanted by the melodies, harmonies and uplifting music of the season. There is no place like Horseshoe Bay Resort to experience it all. Rates start at $249 per couple and includes:

  • Standard accommodations
  • Daily breakfast buffet in the Lantana Grill
  • Concert tickets for two
  • Signature buffet dinner for two before the featured concert
  • Twenty percent discount off selected spa services, spa retail and fitness items in Bayside Spa
  • Fifty percent discount off golf fees after 11 a.m. on one of three Robert Trent Jones, Sr. golf courses

Featured artists and dates:

  • The Ransom Notes - The premier co-ed a cappella group at the University of Texas. Dec. 1, 7 p.m.
  • Hale Baskin and Her Jazz Addiction - outstanding female vocalist brings her Orchestra. Dec. 1, 8:30 p.m.
  • VocaLibre - The Texas State University ensemble features popular musical styles including vocal jazz, blues, swing tunes, hip-hop, transcriptions of instrumental works and more. Dec. 8, 7 p.m.
  • Hard Day's Night - The group is one of the few touring Beatles tribute bands that, through its musical talent and dedication to authenticity, was invited to perform at The Cavern Club, birthplace of the Beatles, in Liverpool, England for International Beatles Week. Dec. 8, 8:30 p.m.
  • Charlie Brown Christmas Production - Join the Austin Chamber Music Center's Artistic Director Michelle Schumann, Utah Hamrick and David Sierra to hear all the music you grew up with, live. The program will also feature additional song arrangements by Vince Guaraldi. A perfect concert for kids and adults. Dec. 14, 8 p.m.

Holiday Trunk Show featuring Roberto Coin and Austin Custom Boots - Nov. 30-Dec. 1
Come see the elegance and creativity of Roberto Coin. Since 1977, Venetian jewelry designer Roberto Coin has devoted his life to his passion for innovative design. His diverse collection is defined by a common thread -- a thoughtful balance of sophistication and imagination. Inspired by an ancient Egyptian legend, each piece is marked with the signature, hidden ruby -- Coin's blessing for long life, health and happiness.

Austin Custom Boots are made from the finest leathers, skin and trimmings. All Austin Custom Boots are crafted specifically for your feet to tell your individual story. Master boot-makers create an individual mold of each foot to ensure a perfect fit. With more than 150 steps required for each pair, they are truly handmade from boot pulls to toe.

For more information about any of these holiday events, contact Horseshoe Bay Resort at 877-258-4512.

Friday, Nov. 30 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Saturday, Dec. 1 from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.

About Horseshoe Bay Resort
Horseshoe Bay Resort is Texas' original lakeside resort. Located in the picturesque Texas Hill Country, a short 45-minute trip from Austin, 90-minute trip from San Antonio and a few hours drive from Dallas and Houston, the 7,000-acre, AAA Four Diamond-rated resort sits along the shores of constant-level Lake LBJ. The 349-room resort is home to three-time championship Robert Trent Jones, Sr. golf courses, a par 72 dwarf Bermuda grass putting course, The Waters 50-room condominium towers and a full-service marina. Horseshoe Bay recently opened Summit Rock, a Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Course Community, while a private airport, 16 tennis courts, bike rentals, hiking trails, spa and fitness centers all add to the extraordinary experience of Horseshoe Bay Resort. For more information and reservations, visit

Emily Wells
(210) 826-8899
[email protected]

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