While winter might be the time for vacations, that doesn't mean there aren't tons of things to do and see within the great state of Texas. With a state as big as this one, there is always something new and exciting to check out. Here is our list of the best secret places in Texas to visit this winter.

Creek Show

Price: Free

When: Thursday, November 7 - Sunday, November 17

Address: 211 E 7th St Ste 712, Austin

Why You Need To Go: Thes aren't your regular holiday lights, these are cool lights. The exhibit has tons of awesome decor that will blow your mind and definitely change up any date night.

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BASE Nightclub

Price: Free entry

Address: Houston, TX. Text BASE to 345345 to find out!

Why you need to go: If you're looking for a night out on the town, this secret Houston night club might just be the spot. They have great music and vibes plus dancing the night away will surely keep you warm.

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Peppermint Park

Price: $25

When: November 29 - December 23

Address: 2201 N Stemmons Freeway Dallas, Texas  75207

Why You Need To Go: There are tons of massive and attractive holiday parks around the metroplex but this one is a little more hidden than the rest. With shopping, s'mores, and tons of shows to watch, you won't want to miss this seasonal event.

Japanese Tea Garden

Price: Free

Address: 3853 N St Mary’s St, San Antonio, Texas 78212

Why You Need To Go: This garden is a perfect getaway for anyone who is looking to feel like they're out of the country. The garden has beautiful views and though it might be chilly outside, you can still enjoy a nice day snuggled in scarves and gloves.

 

Dark Hour Haunted House

Price: $23 

Address: 701 Taylor Dr. Plano, Texas 75074

Why You Need To Go: If you're looking for some holiday spooks, you can stop by this holiday-themed haunted house this December. Look out for Krampus!

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Santa's Wonderland

Price: $20 - $50

When: November 8 - December 30

Address: 18898 Hwy 6 College Station, Texas 77845

Why You Need To Go: Jumping into a life-sized snow globe is easy at this Christmas wonderland. They have so many activities you won't want to miss out on this winter.

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Christkindlmarkt

Price: Free! 

When: Friday, Dec. 6 & Saturday, Dec. 7

Address: 212 W Austin St., New Braunfels, TX 78130

Why You Need To Go: The winter holidays bring on the shopping season and there is no better place to do some holiday shopping than at this German Christmas Market.

Ill Minster Pub: Halloween Town

Price: 💸

Cuisine: Drinks

Address: 2600 Cedar Springs Rd #1, Dallas, Texas 75201

When: Now - end of December

Why You Need To Go: We all know Nightmare Before Christmas can be filled with holiday cheer and be spooky at the same time. This Dallas bar has transformed itself into the perfect place to spend the holidays with its Nightmare Before Christmas theme.

River Oaks District Christmas Lights

Price: Free!

When: November - January 

Address: River Oaks Blvd, Houston, TX 77019

Why You Need To Go: Winter wouldn't be complete without a stroll through amazing lights. You can walk through this paradise of incredible Christmas spirit for an amazing time. Just drive or stroll through this large neighborhood for some free holiday cheer.

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