GRANBURY - Granbury is kicking off a series of special Christmas events to make this holiday season one to remember.  Beginning Nov. 18, attendees can experience yuletide nostalgia with favorite traditions, twinkling lights, winter festivities and special appearances by Mr. and Mrs. Claus.

“It’s a magical time of year for all of us, and the historic charm of Granbury provides the perfect setting to make memories with your loved ones,” said Teresa Anderson, CEO, Visit Granbury. “From live Christmas concerts to our annual Night of Lights Parade, there are many opportunities to get into the spirit of the season.”

Just-for-the-holiday events include:

“Meet Me in St. Louis” – The Granbury Theatre Company presents this timeless holiday musical at the Granbury Opera House Nov. 18 – Dec. 23. Show times are Friday 7:30 p.m., Saturday 2 p.m. & 7:30 p.m. and Sunday 2 p.m. Tickets start at $25.

Santa’s Workshop – No Christmas is complete without a visit to Santa’s Workshop. Bring the kids for photos with Santa and Mrs. Claus inside a hand-painted, holiday-themed wonderland in Granbury’s historic downtown square gazebo Nov. 25 – Dec. 17. Event times are Friday 6-8 p.m., Saturday 2-5 p.m. & 6-8 p.m., Sunday 2-4 p.m.

Night of Lights Parade – A must-see holiday tradition, the annual Night of Lights Christmas parade marks the official arrival of Santa Claus with a colorful line-up of beautifully decorated entries winding their way through Granbury’s historic district. The celebration will be Friday, Nov. 25 at 7 p.m.

“Away in a Manager” Nativity Displays – View Granbury resident Faye Landham’s impressive collection of over 1,000 nativity sets from all over the world at the Dora Lee Langdon Center Concert Hall Dec. 2-11. Event times vary.

“Christmas Has Come: The Sounds of the Season” – Granbury’s Big City Music Revue plays Christmas favorites Dec. 2–17. Show times are Friday 7 p.m., Saturday 3 p.m. & 7 pm. Tickets start at $22.

Granbury - A Candlelight Tour - Set amid the ambience of Granbury’s Historic District, the 33rd Annual Candlelight Tour will showcase Granbury’s architecture, history and culture. The tour provides attendees with a rare opportunity for guests to go inside the private homes of some of Texas’ most beautiful historic residences. The tour will be held Friday, Dec. 2nd 5-9 p.m. and Saturday, Dec. 3rd 12-9 p.m. Tickets purchased before Nov. 30 are $20. After that date, tickets are $25.

The Granbury Living Christmas Cards –Hand-painted by nationally-renowned artist James Spulock, these beautifully themed Christmas cards come to life with performances by actors, dancers and singers in Granbury’s historic downtown square Friday, Dec. 9, and Saturday, Dec. 10, at 6 p.m.