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Wilde About Texas: EmilyAnn Theater
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For 15 years, a scenic hillside is Wimberley has been transformed into the center point of holiday cheer each December.
The EmilyAnn Theater was founded in 1998 in honor of EmilyAnn Rolling, who was killed in a car accident.
"It's so expansive that it's so much to see and do,” Bridget Farias with EmilyAnn Theater said. “We have a fire up top and the entertainment."
More than 100 displays are created by businesses, community groups and families for the theater's Trail of Lights event.
"A lot of these really wonderful light exhibits are families that come back year after year in honor or in memory of someone they've lost or to celebrate someone, and I think that's really special and different than just going somewhere and seeing lights that people have thrown up," Farias said.
The theater is famous for its summer Shakespeare program, but by Thanksgiving, eight acres are covered with thousands of Christmas lights.
"We have the Yule log, it's a big fire so that people can roast marshmallows,” Farias said. There's hot chocolate for free and you can buy a hot dog to roast for a dollar if you'd like."
Throw in larger than life games, Santa and a little bit of Texas, and you have everything you need to capture the imagination of a child, whatever their age.
"It's just a really magical place, loving, community and family friendly," Farias said.
The Wimberley Trail of Lights is open nightly through New Year’s Eve. Click here for more information.