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Upcoming events

    • 17 Nov 2018
    • 15 Dec 2018
    • Sheriff's and Police
    Blue Santa Timeline of Events
    Jesus is the reason for the season.
    Putting big smiles on little faces is our goal.
    Blue Santa 2018

    Nov 17-Dec 7
    Take names of needy children at Sheriff's office 542-2800 or Giddings Police 540-2700

    Dec 1
    Annual Fund Raiser and Auction at Bullpen starting at 6pm. Come out and support the Blue Santa Program

    Dec 8
    Gift wrapping at 1113 E. Austin, Giddings (Old Fastenal Building) starting at 8am and going til finished. Call 979-542-2800 if you or your organization would like to help.

    Dec 14
    Pick up gifts at 1113 E. Austin, Giddings (Old Fastenal Building) from 4pm - 7pm

    Dec 15
    Pick up gifts at 1113 E. Austin, Giddings (Old Fastenal Building) from 4pm - 7pm


    • 23 Nov 2018
    • 6:00 PM
    • 22 Dec 2018
    • 9:00 PM
    • Downtown Ledbetter TX, FM 1291 & Hwy 290
    Ledbetter's Christmas Lane of Lights
    Every Friday and Saturday at 6pm til 9pm from
    Thanksgiving until Christmas
    FM 1291 & Hwy 290, Downtown Ledbetter

    A fun family event for all ages.Enjoy a hayride through a lighted path of Christmas reflections. Live musical entertainment.
    $8 per person covers everything. Children 2yrs and under are free.

    Nov 23 & 24
    Nov 30 & Dec 1
    Dec 7 & 8; 14 & 15; 21 & 22

    Santa will be there each night.
    All proceeds of this event go to the Ledbetter Volunteer Fire Department

    for additional information or for large groups contact
    Gwen 979-540-0105 or 979-966-3477


    • 24 Nov 2018
    • 5:00 PM
    • 29 Dec 2018
    • 10:00 PM
    • Camp Tejas, 1038 PR 2191

    Lights of Tejas
    at Camp Tejas Nov-Dec 2018
    Thanksgiving Weekend thru December
    Location: 1038 PR 2191

    Nov 30 - Dec 1, Kids free weekend

    Visit their website for more information: www.camptejas.org

    exact schedule: https://lightsoftejas.com/plan-your-visit/#full-schedule

    Lights of Tejas is our way of sharing the story of Christ with our local community and the guests we serve. Beginning the Friday after Thanksgiving, Tejas gets transformed into a Christmas wonderland. Over one million Christmas lights help us tell the story of Christ in a family friendly environment.

    There are zip lines, climbing walls, inflatables, hayrides, a light maze, food, cookie decorating, ornament decorating,  a Christmas tree forest, Texas Snowball Challenge, choirs, midway games and face painting. The main attraction of the evening is our lightshow on the lake. With the help of 250,000 lights we present the Gospel going through creation, the fall of man, the birth of Christ and redemption through Christ’s resurrection from the cross.

    Prices:
    Individual Admission - $9 each
    2 years old and under - free
    Special packages available: please see website

    Bring extra money for food, drinks, gifts and activities, as some activities have admission fees. Others are free.

    Camp Tejas also offers accommodations at their bed and breakfast too! For reservations call:
    979-366-2422 or email camptejas@camptejas.org

    Camp Tejas
    1038 PR 2191
    Giddings, TX 78942
    979-366-2422
    • 15 Dec 2018
    • 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Lee County Courthouse, 200 S. Main

    Christmas at the Courthouse
    Saturday, December 15, 2018
    at the Lee County Courthouse
    from 5:30pm-8:00pm

    The sounds of the season will fill the Lee County Courthouse with children singing & dancing on Saturday, December 15th beginning at 5:30 p.m.

    The Community can enjoy live holiday musical performances, caroling, kiddie train, refreshments, games, story time, and crafts. The Courthouse is decorated with lights and wreaths on all 70 windows, with the surrounding tree trunks covered in
    white lights. Even the inside of the Courthouse is decorated with a traditional Christmas tree.

    The 1st floor Courtroom is decorated as Santa’s Workshop with many decorations from Lee County students. Pictures with Santa and Mrs. Claus!!

    5:30 p.m. ••• Performance by C.L.I.C.K.
    5:45 p.m. ••• Giddings Band
    5:50 p.m. ••• Prayer by Pastor Smith with Christ Lutheran Church
    6:00 p.m. ••• Giddings Band
    6:10 p.m. ••• Tree Lighting Ceremony
    6:25 p.m. ••• Lexington High School Choir
    7:00 p.m. ••• Santa & Mrs. Claus Arrive
    8:00 p.m. ••• Choir/Caroling

    Bring your lawn chairs.


    • 18 Dec 2018
    • 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    • Combined Community Action 165 W Austin St

    Combined Community Action Christmas Open House 
    Tuesday, December 18, 2018
    from 9-11am
    at Combined Community Action
    165 W Austin St, Giddings

    • 18 Dec 2018
    • 11:30 AM - 6:00 PM
    • Giddings Public Library

    Community Blood Drive
    Tuesday, December 18, 2018
    11:30am - 6:00pm
    at the Giddings Public Library


    Contact Debbie Malinak at debmal1@aol.com, or (979)542-7960


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    • 31 Dec 2018
    • 8:00 PM
    • The Silos on 77 Event Center 1031 CR 223

    New Years Eve w/ The Triumphs

    Public

    · Hosted by The Silos on 77 Event Center



    Details

    Tickets:
    Reserved Tables: $ 360.00
    Seating for 8

    General Admission Standing: $25.00

    • 04 Jan 2019
    • 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    • GEDC, 924 East Austin Street (Hwy 290)

    GEDC Open House
    January 4, 2018
    from 10:00am to 3:00pm
    at GEDC, 924 East Austin Street (Hwy 290)

    Kick off the new year with the GEDC. Share your successes and enjoy a snack while also learning about our latest projects, our plans for the future, and resources that are available for your business. 

    • 12 Jan 2019
    • 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
    • Festival Hill 248 Jaster Road Round Top

    Saturday January 12, 2019

    Texas Guitar Quartet

    August to April Series

    Festival Concert Hall
    3:00 PM - 4:30 PM


    Texas Guitar Quartet

    Texas Guitar Quartet presents Chamber Music of the highest quality!

    The Texas Guitar Quartet returns to the Festival Concert Hall stage to present another astounding performance. Composed of Isaac Bustos, Jay Kacherski, Alejandro Montiel and Joseph Palmer, TGQ has developed an exciting repertoire by commissioning new works and creating their own arrangements and compositions. Formed in 2008, the Texas Guitar Quartet has been hailed as "Impeccable in every respect" by Classical Guitar Magazine.

    The TxGQ has been featured in concertos with the Brazos Valley Symphony Orchestra (Maestro Marcelo Bussiki), Camerata Bach and Nicaraguan Youth Symphony (Maestro César Bermúdez Rodriguez), Sam Houston State University Symphony Orchestra (Maestro Zachary Carretin) and the Abilene Philharmonic (Maestro David Itkin). They have been part of the Texas Commission on the Arts Touring Artist Roster since 2010.  Biographies.

    Adult $25. Student $10. General seating. Concert tickets will be held at will call on the West side of the concert hall. Doors open 1 hour prior to the concert.

    Lunch will be available prior to the concert at 12:45 PM in the Menke House Dining Hall, by reservation only. Purchase meals here. The buffet-style pre-concert meal has become a favorite among concertgoers. Chef's Choice menu includes entree, vegetable, salad, bread, dessert, tea and coffee.

    Overnight accommodations are available on campus for this concert weekend. Email reservations@festivalhill.org.
    Office/Information/Room Reservations: 979-249-3129

    Concert Hall Location: 248 Jaster Rd, Round Top, TX 78954      Google Map      #6 on Campus Map
    Menke House Location: 141 Jaster Rd, Round Top, TX 78954 #16 on Campus Map

    Texas Guitar Quartet
    Album: Red
    Track: Brandenburg Concerto No. 3, BWV 1048 - III. Allegro (5:33)
    • 19 Jan 2019
    • K.C. Hall, South Brown Street, La Grange

    27th Annual Dinner & Dance Gala
    benefiting the Family Crisis Center
    Saturday, January 19, 2018 at the
    K.C. Hall, South Brown Street, La Grange
    Doors open at 6pm

    This year’s event is on Saturday January 19, 2019 at the K.C. Hall located at 190 South Brown Street La Grange, Texas 78945. Doors open at 6:00 pm with a beer-wine-hor de ouver social, catered rib eye steak dinner served at 7:00 pm, The Triumphs take the stage at 8:00 pm. Dance and costume contest with prizes for the winners; raffle chances, silent and live auction action. Individual tickets are $60.00 per person, table sponsorships are available.

    For ticket purchase, donating an item, volunteering at the event or for other information please call the Family Crisis Center are 512-321-7760. Ticket purchase at the door is not guaranteed. 

    • 19 Jan 2019
    • 12:00 PM
    • Stone Cellar in Round Top

    Red Hot Chili Cookoff
    January 19, 2019 at 12:00pm noon
    at the Stone Cellar in Round Top


    On Saturday, January 19, 2019 at 12:00 noon the Round Top Family Library will host its 15 th Annual Red Hot CHILI COOK-OFF at The Stone Cellar in Round Top, TX.  If you would like to cook, pick up an application at the library front desk or apply online at www.ilovetoread.org. Admission is $10, kids under 12 are free. All proceeds benefit the Library.

    Music by the Black Cat Choir
    and Abigail Taylor

    Round Top Family Library
    206 W. Mill St., Round Top TX 78954
    www.ilovetoread.org
    979-249-2700

    • 09 Feb 2019
    • 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Festival Hill Institute, 248 Jaster Road, Round Top

    Saturday February 9, 2019

    Valentine's Concert with Dick Smith & Friends

    August to April Series

    Festival Concert Hall
    2:00 PM - 4:00 PM


    Dick Smith at Piano

    Round Top Festival Institute's Annual Library Benefit
    and Valentine's Concert with Dick Smith and Friends


    Dick Smith and Friends will return to perform on Feburary 9, 2019. More information will be posted as it becomes available.


    Overnight accommodations are available on campus for this concert weekend.

    Office/Information/Room Reservations: 979-249-3129

    Concert Hall Location: 248 Jaster Rd, Round Top, TX 78954
          Google Map       #6 on Campus Map
    • 09 Mar 2019
    • 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
    • Round Top Festival Hill

    Saturday March 9, 2019

    James Dick, Piano Recital

    James Dick, piano

    August to April Series

    Festival Concert Hall
    3:00 PM - 4:30 PM


    An afternoon of Solo Piano Virtuosity from the Founder and Artistic Director of Round Top Festival Institute

    Steinway pianist, James Dick, will once again marvel his audience with a stunning performance on the Festival Concert Hall stage.

    From his early years as prize winner of some of the world's most prestigious piano awards to his current successful career as an international guest artist, James Dick is well known to music lovers as a man of great talent, vision and class. His playing melds modern-day energy and technique with an Old World graciousness and civility, resulting in a passionate sound that keeps audiences engrossed.

    Adult $30. Student $10. General seating. Concert tickets will be held at will call on the West side of the concert hall. Doors open 1 hour prior to the concert.

    After the concert, spend an evening with James Dick and friends at an elegant reception and buffet dinner, starting at 6:00 PM in the Menke House Parlours. By reservation only. $48.00 plus tax per person. Purchase meals here.

    Overnight accommodations are available on campus for this concert weekend.

    Office/Information/Room Reservations: 979-249-3129

    Concert Hall Location: 248 Jaster Rd, Round Top, TX 78954      Google Map      #6 on Campus Map
    Menke House Location: 141 Jaster Rd, Round Top, TX 78954      #16 on Campus Map
    James Dick biography

Past events

11 Dec 2018 Open House at Rejuvenation
08 Dec 2018 Nutcracker Ballet - Festival Hill
08 Dec 2018 The Nutcracker Ballet
08 Dec 2018 Lexington's Crafty Christmas
08 Dec 2018 Christmas Craft Bazaar - Ledbetter
07 Dec 2018 First National Bank Christmas Open House
05 Dec 2018 Citizens National Bank Open House
04 Dec 2018 Classic Bank Christmas Open House
02 Dec 2018 Chicken Fundraiser
02 Dec 2018 Lee County Coats for Kids
01 Dec 2018 Glen Templeton at the Silos
01 Dec 2018 Neighborhood Christmas Party at Ace Hardware
01 Dec 2018 Blinn College Choirs and Wind Symphony
30 Nov 2018 Ace Hardware Holiday Open House
22 Nov 2018 Community Thanksgiving Dinner
18 Nov 2018 Community Thanksgiving Service - First Assembly of God
17 Nov 2018 Houston Chamber Ringers - Festival Hill
17 Nov 2018 Holiday Market at Washington on the Brazos
13 Nov 2018 Meet and Greet -Oakland Manor
11 Nov 2018 Veteran's Day Dinner - Lexington
07 Nov 2018 Art & Wine Wednesday at the Silos
07 Nov 2018 Wine Wednesday - at the Silos
03 Nov 2018 Sip & Shop at The Silos with Live Music
02 Nov 2018 Turkey Supper in Loebau
02 Nov 2018 Noon Lions Chili Supper
02 Nov 2018 Theater Forum: Hand in Hand-Festival Hill
01 Nov 2018 Second Anniversary Sale at Gourmet Divas
31 Oct 2018 Trunk or Treat - Church of Christ
31 Oct 2018 Trunk or Treat at Immanuel
31 Oct 2018 Haunted House at Eleanor's Cottage
28 Oct 2018 Bucking Ball in the Fall
28 Oct 2018 St. Margaret's Fall Festival
27 Oct 2018 Round Top-Carmine ISD Fall Festival
27 Oct 2018 OktoBier Fest in Round Top
25 Oct 2018 Professional Headshot Event
24 Oct 2018 Koenig & Belvill Seminar - Round Top Family Library
22 Oct 2018 Coffee with Congressman McCaul
22 Oct 2018 Early Voting in October 2018
22 Oct 2018 Emergency Medical Technician Course - LC EMS
20 Oct 2018 Lickskillet Days- Fayetteville
20 Oct 2018 Lexington Pumpkinfest & Chocolate Lovers Festival
19 Oct 2018 Coffee with the Chamber
19 Oct 2018 Heritage Festival and Muziky in LaGrange
18 Oct 2018 Pastor Appreciation Service at Concord
18 Oct 2018 Chamber Eye Opener Breakfast - Citizens National Bank
17 Oct 2018 Multi County Wildlife Management Workshop-Luling
16 Oct 2018 Chicken Spaghetti Luncheon - Study Club
15 Oct 2018 Texas Chamber of Commerce Week
13 Oct 2018 LEE COUNTY COMMISSIONERS - FREE CLEAN UP DAY
12 Oct 2018 Tee Off Against Child Abuse- In Bastrop
11 Oct 2018 Country Music Thursday
09 Oct 2018 Pink Ribbon Affair
07 Oct 2018 Fried Chicken Dinner
06 Oct 2018 Passover/Seder Meal at First Assembly
06 Oct 2018 St. Mary's Fall Festival-Pin Oak
06 Oct 2018 Fireman's Feast in Ledbetter
05 Oct 2018 Chopped BBQ Sandwich - Fundraiser
05 Oct 2018 Black Bridge Fest & Mini Marathon-Dime Box
02 Oct 2018 National Night Out
02 Oct 2018 Walk in Coffee & Bake Sale
29 Sep 2018 Fedor VFD Fish Fry Catfish Supper
29 Sep 2018 Bluebonnet Solar Tour in Manor
29 Sep 2018 Trail Ride - Cowboy Church
28 Sep 2018 Giddings Breakfast Lions Club Fish Fry
23 Sep 2018 Texas Wendish Fest
21 Sep 2018 Cookin' fer CCA - Cookoff & Fundraiser
17 Sep 2018 Tribute To Hank Williams Sr. - La Grange
16 Sep 2018 4-H Fried Chicken Dinner
15 Sep 2018 The Black Cat Choir at the Silos
15 Sep 2018 Feed the Need Gala in Bastrop
15 Sep 2018 Community Garage Sale at Villas of Giddings
14 Sep 2018 Lee County Three at the Bullpen
14 Sep 2018 Texas Word Wrangler Book Festival
13 Sep 2018 Music Night at the Senior Center
10 Sep 2018 Spectacular Circus - Garden Circus
09 Sep 2018 Free Family Fun Day at Camp Tejas
08 Sep 2018 Lions Founders Day - Paige
02 Sep 2018 Holy Cross Warda Church Picnic
02 Sep 2018 Labor Day Picnic & Barbecue - Dime Box
24 Aug 2018 Giddings Swap Meet - Cancelled
18 Aug 2018 Lincoln Volunteer Fire Dept Picnic
14 Aug 2018 Healthy Living Summer Series - with Tejas Health Care
12 Aug 2018 Back to School Celebration at Davam
11 Aug 2018 38th Annual SLCVFD Barbecue
11 Aug 2018 Back to School Giveaway
04 Aug 2018 Cowboy Church of Lee County Fundraiser
24 Jul 2018 Blood Drive - Giddings Library
21 Jul 2018 Breakfast Lions Club Charity Golf Tournament
09 Jul 2018 Immanuel Lutheran Vacation Bible School
04 Jul 2018 Firemen's July 4th Celebration
29 Jun 2018 Private Applicator Training
26 Jun 2018 Senior Expo at American Legion
25 Jun 2018 Vacation Bible School
22 Jun 2018 Lee County Youth Center Summer Fundraiser
22 Jun 2018 Happy Hearts Quilt Guild-Quilt Show
21 Jun 2018 13th Annual Golf Tournament
14 Jun 2018 AIR EVAC in Round Top
10 Jun 2018 Ledbetter Homecoming
08 Jun 2018 Relay for Life
04 Jun 2018 Enroll Now at Lee County Youth Center
27 May 2018 Senior Citizen Gaming Party in Round Top
27 May 2018 Homecoming Bazaar and Picnic
26 May 2018 License to Carry Classes- Jigsaw Weaponry
26 May 2018 The Wizard of Oz, Dance Giddings
23 May 2018 Spring Revival-Paige
17 May 2018 Lee County Fair & Charcoal Challenge BBQ
12 May 2018 Knights of the Round Table Gala
12 May 2018 Plant Sale for the Youth Center
11 May 2018 Lincoln VFD Crawfish Boil
11 May 2018 Preserving the Harvest - Can Now Eat Later
06 May 2018 Little League BBQ
05 May 2018 Mother's Day Hat and Tea at Concord Church
05 May 2018 BBQ Fest
04 May 2018 CPRA Rodeo in Lexington
03 May 2018 National Wild Turkey Federation-Lee County Chapter Banquet
03 May 2018 Lexington Homecoming
01 May 2018 Open House at the Chamber of Commerce
29 Apr 2018 Country Gospel Jamboree
29 Apr 2018 Spring Fling at St. Margaret's
27 Apr 2018 Annual Women's Conference
26 Apr 2018 Open House & Breakfast at Immanuel Lutheran
12 Apr 2018 Rodeo Giddings 2018
10 Apr 2018 BBQ on a Bun
10 Apr 2018 Martin Luther Walk In Coffee
08 Apr 2018 Fried Chicken Dinner
31 Mar 2018 Shred Day at H&R Block
24 Mar 2018 Garage Sale
22 Mar 2018 Annual Fish Fry - Concord Church
18 Mar 2018 BBQ Chicken Fundraiser - Manheim
17 Mar 2018 St. Patricks Day Chili Cook Off and Gun Raffle
10 Mar 2018 Varmint Hunt - Jigsaw Weaponry
04 Mar 2018 American Legion BBQ
03 Mar 2018 Veteran's Resource Fair in Bryan
03 Mar 2018 6th Annual Emmett Hannes Mem. 5K
02 Mar 2018 Fish Fry Fundraiser
01 Mar 2018 Lee County Junior Livestock Show
23 Feb 2018 Casino Nite Fundraiser
21 Feb 2018 Coffee & Donuts
15 Feb 2018 Give Blood
13 Feb 2018 Wendish Walk In Coffee
06 Feb 2018 Annual Chicken Spaghetti Luncheon-GNH Lions
02 Feb 2018 Cirque Italia in Austin
27 Jan 2018 Chili Bowl and Chili Lunch - Giddings Lions
27 Jan 2018 CPR & AED Training - Round Top
26 Jan 2018 Brazos Valley CEU Conference
26 Jan 2018 2018 Brazos Valley CEU Conference
20 Jan 2018 Round Top Chili Cook Off - Round Top
19 Dec 2017 Nitsche Group Christmas Open House
14 Dec 2017 Liquor Depot - Engraving Event
14 Dec 2017 LIQUOR DEPOT
14 Dec 2017 2nd Annual Christmas Karaoke for Senior Citizens
14 Dec 2017 Country Karaoke Christmas
13 Dec 2017 Round Top State Bank Christmas Open House
09 Dec 2017 Christmas at Winedale - Round Top
09 Dec 2017 Christmas Craft Bazaar
07 Dec 2017 Ashley's Attic Christmas Party
01 Dec 2017 Christmas Open House - Giddings Library
23 Nov 2017 Thanksgiving Service -Concord Church
19 Nov 2017 Surviving the Holidays event
19 Nov 2017 Christmas Merry Marketplace Arts & Crafts Show
16 Nov 2017 St. John UCC A Cappella Choir - Round Top
10 Nov 2017 Veteran's Day Breakfast
09 Nov 2017 Tejas Heath Care - Ribbon Cutting
31 Oct 2017 Halloween Hamburgers
31 Oct 2017 Fall Festival at Immanuel Lutheran Church
28 Oct 2017 An Evening of Culture-Faith County II
27 Oct 2017 Halloween at the Library
21 Oct 2017 Chocolate Lover's Day
14 Oct 2017 Chicken Fried Steak Meal - Paige VFD
13 Oct 2017 Phillips and Luckey Ribbon Cutting
29 Sep 2017 Early Operation Christmas Present - LC EMS
17 Sep 2017 Colorado River Flood Benefit
09 Sep 2017 Wine and Dine with Patsy Cline- Round Top
07 Sep 2017 Texas Word Wrangler Kick-Off Gala
01 Sep 2017 King Ranch Plate Fundraiser - LCYC
18 Aug 2017 Teen Scene
12 Aug 2017 Benefit for Firefighter Clifton - Barbecue
26 Jul 2017 Painting with a Twist
22 Jul 2017 Outdoor Extravaganza
21 Jul 2017 Teen Scene
21 Jul 2017 Senior Expo in LaGrange
29 Jun 2017 Capitol Tour of Washington DC
17 Jun 2017 Hamburger Supper - Paige
17 Jun 2017 Juneteenth Parade and Block Party
11 Jun 2017 St. John Lutheran Church Picnic
09 Jun 2017 Cattle Marketing Seminar
28 May 2017 Serbin Picnic
21 May 2017 Waldeck Lutheran Church Picnic-Ledbetter
01 Apr 2017 Girlfriends Boot Camp - Girls Night Out
24 Mar 2017 Movie Night in the Park
17 Mar 2017 Job Fair - Cat Spec Specialty
05 Mar 2017 American Legion Barbecue
25 Feb 2017 Scrapbook and Craft Benefit
05 Feb 2017 CASA Superbowl Party
10 Jan 2017 New Volunteer Training-Hospice Brazos Valley
13 Dec 2016 Chili Supper
03 Dec 2016 Coats for Kids
26 Nov 2016 SHOP Small Saturday
19 Nov 2016 Fall Bazaar - Lexington Methodist
19 Nov 2016 Chili Cook Off and 5K
12 Nov 2016 Chili Supper and Auction
05 Nov 2016 Movie in the Park

Giddings Area Chamber of Commerce                               Phone: (979) 542-3455
Mailing address: 183 E. Hempstead, Giddings TX 78942      

Physical Location: Giddings Chamber of Commerce & Visitor's Center at 183 E. Hempstead, Giddings TX 78942
Also houses: Lee County Museum
(on the Courthouse square)

Chamber email:  chambergiddings@gmail.com            Tourism email:   giddingschamber@gmail.com

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