Though the beloved “mare” of Luckenbach was replaced with a more formal “manager of oversight” three years ago, the town where everybody is somebody still draws many for its annual Cowboy Holiday Ball. Now, we warn you: Nobody here dons green and red (dressy Western is the style of choice). Nobody drinks eggnog (it’s Bud or Dos Equis). And nobody decorates the 122-year-old dance hall beyond the usual twinkling lights. Nonetheless, expect a good-sized all-ages crowd two-stepping to Gary P. Nunn for this year’s ball, on December 4, and if you do happen to find yourself under some mistletoe, make sure you’re not in the company of an armadillo. KATY VINE
See Luckenbach: Music/Dance for details and directions.