Christmas in the Piney Woods

Spend Christmas season in the piney woods of Texas. With rolling hills and shady pine forests, Rusk KOA is the perfect retreat to beat your winter blues.

Santa ClausStop by the Cherokee Civic Theatre on December 20, 2014 from 7 – 10 p.m. for Christmas in the Pines. Blue grass gospel music will fill the air with catchy beats and beautiful harmonies. “Cowboy” will be the Master of Ceremony, and the event will feature Harmony Ridge Blue Grass Band. Rusk Gospel Quartet will also perform. Celebrate this night of merriment and bringing blue grass back to East Texas. Tickets are just $10.

Or take a short drive out to Palestine on December 13, 2014 for Cookies and Crafts with Santa beginning at 1 p.m. at the Palestine Public Library. Enjoy a cheery time with the Jolly Old Man himself. There will be plenty of Christmas crafts for the kids, including ornament making. Parents are encouraged to bring cameras to snap photos of their kids with Santa.

Stay With Us

Take a break from the busyness of the Christmas season and relax at Rusk KOA. Visit an area of Texas with beauty and history amid rolling hills and shady pine forests. Rusk is centrally located between Dallas, Houston and Shreveport. Nearby attractions include Texas’ longest zip line, Texas State Railroad’s steam train and local festivals and rodeos. Our park offers pop-up tent sites, cabins and RV sites. Call 800-562-4143 or visit our website to book your Christmas vacation.


Make Your December Merry at South Padre Island KOA

If you’re feeling that special holiday cheer, take a trip to South Padre Island for a fun family-friendly vacation full of Christmas festivities. The Island offers attractions and entertainment that will make your Christmas even brighter. Stay at South Padre Island KOA and take a break for the holidays. 

santa koaChristmas Tree Lighting and Tuba Concert

The City of South Padre Island will be kicking off the Christmas season with the annual lighting of their Christmas tree at the Municipal Building on December 10 at 6:30 p.m. Celebrate with sparkling lights and shimmering ornaments, and stay for the Christmas Tuba Concert. Refreshments will be served, and rumor has it the Jolly Old Man himself will make an appearance.

South Padre Island Annual Christmas Parade

Come hear the sights and sounds of the Christmas season at the Annual Christmas Parade on December 12 at 6 p.m. The Parade runs down Padre Boulevard, starting at Mars Street and ending at Campeche. There will be a viewing stand set up at Padre Brewing Company.

Holiday S’mores

Come out to South Padre KOA on December 19 for a holiday treat. We will be providing all of the ingredients for delicious s’mores. The event starts at 6 p.m. while supplies last. 

Christmas Feast

Merry Christmas from South Padre Island KOA. Join us on December 25, 2014 for a Christmas Day feast. We will be providing delicious turkey and ham, and guests may bring salads, sides and desserts. The feast will start at 1:30 p.m.

Stay Cheery at South Padre Island KOA

Spend the holidays at South Padre KOA, full of palm trees and located near some of the best beaches in Texas. Our park offers RV sites, furnished deluxe cabins and condos. Relax as the waters of the Gulf of Mexico and Laguna Madre Bay surround you. Call 800-562-9724 or visit our website to reserve your stay.


Celebrate Christmas Season in San Antonio

Wishing you could add a little sparkle to your holiday season? A million dazzling Christmas lights and riverboat Christmas caroling should do it. Come out to San Antonio KOA this holiday season, and take the vacation you’ve needed all year.

Texas - LightsThe University of the Incarnate Word’s annual Light The Way celebration has kicked off in San Antonio. The campus is illuminated with nearly a million twinkling lights. Stroll through the campus grounds as you enjoy vibrant lights of every color. It’s sure to make your spirits bright.

Or stop by the River Walk to see it decked out in Christmas lights for the season. Catch Ford Holiday Boat Caroling December 5 – 21 at 6:15 p.m. Joyful caroling will fill the evening air along the River Walk with more than 185 school, church, company and civic choral groups singing traditional carols on cruising river boats.

Spend the Christmas season on vacation, and do something cheery for the whole family!

Have a Wonderful Time of the Year at San Antonio KOA

San Antonio KOA sits on a creek amid 40 acres of pecan trees just 10 minutes from downtown. City buses take you to the center of San Antonio’s history and culture, including the River Walk. Visit The Alamo and other Spanish missions, Six Flags Fiesta Texas, SeaWorld, Majestic Theatre, the zoo and museums. To reserve your spot at the San Antonio KOA, call (800) 562-7783 or for information call 800-562-7783 or visit our website.

Race Over to Abilene for Thanksgiving

If you’re looking to eat guilt free this Thanksgiving, tie up your laces and head out to Abilene, TX. Stay at Abilene KOA for a family-friendly holiday vacation.

abilene turkeyThe 11th Annual Abilene Runner’s Club Turkey Trot will take place on Nov. 27, 2014 at 8:30 a.m. at Shotwell Stadium. There will also be a 1- mile fun run for children and families, which will start at 9:30 a.m. The Turkey Trot is the largest running and walking event in Abilene, and offers special rates for kids 12 and under, adult teams of four, and families of two adults and two children 12 and under. Awards will be given to all children 12 and under, overall male and female, masters and the top three of each age group.

The Turkey Trot benefits the West Texas Rehab Center, a private, non-profit organization that provides outpatient care to more than 500 patients a day. The West Texas Rehab Center has been open since 1953 and is a nationally respected outpatient rehab facility.

To view details about the Turkey Trot and register online, visit the event website.

Rest Your Legs at Abilene KOA

Come to the Friendly Frontier, with easy access to I-20 and highways 277/83/84. We provide RV hookups, cabins, and tent camping sites. Our site is complete with newly tiled bathroom and shower facilities, and games like basketball, horseshoes and pool. Call 800-562-3651 or visit our website to reserve your holiday vacation.


Watch A Touching Christmas Tale in Kerrville

Christmas in the Hill Country is the most wonderful time of the year. Come out to Kerrville KOA for your holiday vacation, and catch a heartwarming Christmas tale.

UntitledThe Christmas Foundling is playing at the Elizabeth Huth Coats Indoor Theater from Nov. 21 – Dec. 6. The holiday tale begins when a baby boy is orphaned on Christmas Eve. Two miners agree to raise him, but ten years later an aunt who wants to interfere upturns the boy’s idyllic life. The aunt takes the orphan back to Boston for a formal education. The Christmas Foundling is a touching story about the love of a child and an unlikely romance.

The performance schedule is as follows:

Friday, Nov. 21 @ 7:30 PM
Saturday, Nov. 22 @ 7:30 PM
Sunday, Nov. 23 @ 2 PM
Friday, Nov. 28 @ 7:30 PM
Saturday, Nov. 29 @ 7:30 PM
Thursday, Dec. 3 @ 7:30 PM
Friday, Dec. 4 @ 7:30 PM
Saturday, Dec 5 @ 7:30 PM

To purchase tickets, visit Hill Country Art Foundation’s website.

Jam Out with Kerrville KOA

Kerrville KOA is nestled in the beautiful Texas Hill Country, in a town with its own old-world charm. From the Guadalupe River to antique stores and cultural sites, Kerrville has something for everyone. Kerrville KOA offers RV sites with hookups, cabins with bathrooms and tent sites. Visit our website or call (888) 562-3426 to book your stay.

Stroll Through a Living Christmas Card

As the holidays approach, don’t forget to plan your November or December vacation. Relax and unwind this holiday season at Leander/NW Austin KOA.

Leander/GrinchNW Austin KOA provides close access to Georgetown’s 34th Annual Christmas Stroll, which is taking place on Friday, Dec. 5 from 5 – 9 p.m. and Saturday, Dec. 6 from 9 a.m. – 8 p.m. Experience the magic of Georgetown’s downtown square transformed into a Christmas card. Lights will outline trees and old-fashioned lampposts, and carolers will sing you cheery songs.

Make your holidays brighter as you share good tidings. The event includes a Bethlehem Village, shopping from over 125 vendors, a food court, a Christmas tree farm, The Grinch in Whoo-Village and live entertainment. There will also be a Kids’ Zone with a craft area. So bring your family out to the Annual Christmas Stroll, and stay nearby in Leander.

Stay at NW Austin KOA
Leander/NW Austin KOA lies in the heart of central Texas and borders the Texas Hill Country. We offer relaxing country camping near gorgeous lakes and rolling hills. Enjoy bird watching, fishing and kayaking, or hike or bike on our trails. Accommodations include RV sites with hookups, cabins with bathrooms and tent sites. Visit our website or call (888) 562-3426 to book your stay.

CATS Comes to Lubbock

If you’re a Broadway enthusiast, it’s time to head out to Lubbock, Texas to see one of the most beloved musicals in Broadway history. Stay at Lubbock KOA and make a vacation out of it.

Screen Shot 2014-10-30 at 11.44.41 AMThe Lubbock Moonlight Musicals presents a production of CATS, running Nov. 20 – 23, 2014 at the Lubbock Memorial Civic Center Theatre. CATS is the second longest-running show in Broadway, and it’s coming right here to Texas!

The production will be presented in its original form, completely staged and costumed. Musical genres within the production range from pop to jazz, rock and electro-acoustic.

Step into the world of a complex society existing among feline phantoms, initially hidden to human eyes. Follow the events of the Jellicle Ball, an selection of a Jellicle Cat to journey to Heaven. There will be magic, cat fights and stunning dance sequences. Tickets can be purchased on the Ticket Sage website.

Dance Over to Lubbock KOA
Lubbock KOA is located just outside the city limits, only minutes from downtown. The campground features hundreds of shade trees – a true oasis in the middle of the West Texas plains. Swim in the heated indoor pool, relax in the hot tub, or watch a double feature at the drive-in theater. Lubbock KOA offers RV camping sites, cabins and pop-up tent sites. Call 800-562-8643 or visit our website to book your fall getaway.