One of Dripping Springs favorite events is returning this holiday season:
the 16th Annual Christmas on Mercer
by the City of Dripping Springs and Dripping Springs Lions Club,
visitors once again will see the downtown area transformed into a winter
wonderland of brilliant illumination, holiday sales, and Christmas
Organizers know that now, more than ever, the City needs to feel the
spirit of the season. They also know it needs to be SAFE for all those
visiting. So, it will be a simpler and safer Christmas on Mercer, but
still just as festive:
- Christmas on Mercer will be held in downtown Dripping Springs on Saturday, December 5, 2020, 10am to 5pm. Admission is free.
all-day celebration will have arts/crafts and business vendor booths,
but there will be fewer vendor booths sold. This way, organizers can
space them out to make shopping safe and ensure that CDC and State
guidelines will be followed.
will feel the full spirit of the season with holiday music filling the
air. While there will be no live music, there will be plenty of holiday
music and Christmas carols piped in throughout the area.
Santa will not be there due to social distancing at the North Pole, a
special mail box to Santa will be available for letters to Santa and
children will receive a letter from Santa in return. There will also be a
photo-op-wall, where visitors can take a fun snapshot or create a
family photo for their Christmas cards.
- The old time favorite trackless train and pony rides will be on hand, disinfected before each use.
- Local downtown businesses will be encouraged to create a festive atmosphere with added fun for all.
City will continue to monitor the regulations set by the CDC and the
State of Texas to ensure we abide by all safety precautions to keep our
- Want to sponsor or be a vendor? Check out link for more information City of Dripping Springs - Christmas on Mercer Street
The Evening Portion Will Include a Virtual Tree Lighting!
The annual tree lighting will be a virtual version of the beloved event. It takes place at dusk with caroling and more. Virtually, every Dripping Springs resident will be able to watch the festivities with their family, sipping hot cocoa from their comfy home.