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Christmas tree recycling event

The City of Round Rock encourages residents to recycle their Christmas trees on Saturday, December 28, 2019 and Saturday, January 4, 2020 from 9am to 6pm at the Round Rock Brush Recycling Center located at 310 Deepwood Drive. The City will give away small tree seedlings (100 per day/one per vehicle) and provide volunteers to help unload trees for residents who bring their Christmas trees for recycling during these special events. Additionally, residents may bring their Christmas trees for recycling to the Round Rock Brush Recycling Center during any regular operating day.

Residents must remove all decorations, nails, wires, ornaments, tree stands, lights, and tinsel before bringing in their tree to the recycling center. The trees will be shredded into a fine, usable mulch which is free to Round Rock residents for pickup at the recycling center. The mulch can also be purchased by contractors and non-residents for $5 per cubic yard. The center is open from Monday – Saturday from 9:00am to 6:00pm. The center is closed on Sundays.

Local businesses can also drop off their Christmas trees, and for a small fee ($15 per truckload), businesses that sell Christmas trees can recycle their leftovers as well. For more information, contact the city of Round Rock Forestry Manager Emsud Horozovic at (512) 218-5540 or ehorozovic@roundrocktexas.gov

Christmas tree recycling event

The City of Round Rock encourages residents to recycle their Christmas trees on Saturday, December 28, 2019 and Saturday, January 4, 2020 from 9am to 6pm at the Round Rock Brush Recycling Center located at 310 Deepwood Drive. The City will give away small tree seedlings (100 per day/one per vehicle) and provide volunteers to help unload trees for residents who bring their Christmas trees for recycling during these special events. Additionally, residents may bring their Christmas trees for recycling to the Round Rock Brush Recycling Center during any regular operating day.

Residents must remove all decorations, nails, wires, ornaments, tree stands, lights, and tinsel before bringing in their tree to the recycling center. The trees will be shredded into a fine, usable mulch which is free to Round Rock residents for pickup at the recycling center. The mulch can also be purchased by contractors and non-residents for $5 per cubic yard. The center is open from Monday – Saturday from 9:00am to 6:00pm. The center is closed on Sundays.

Local businesses can also drop off their Christmas trees, and for a small fee ($15 per truckload), businesses that sell Christmas trees can recycle their leftovers as well. For more information, contact the city of Round Rock Forestry Manager Emsud Horozovic at (512) 218-5540 or ehorozovic@roundrocktexas.gov

All Abilities Theatre Arts and More!

  • December 16, 2019

Join Joshua’s Stage in this one-day workshop on Dec. 20th. from 10AM – 1PM at Clay Madsen Recreation Center ages 13-21!  Participants of all abilities will have the opportunity to demonstrate their creativity, increase their self-confidence, and build their social skills while they engage in theatre arts, improv, music, dance, arts and crafts, and more! This workshop will culminate in an original class-created play performed in a Showcase finale!  For more information and to register click here: https://bit.ly/2svHoju.

All Skills Camping Workshop

  • December 12, 2019

FREE camping skills workshop at the Rabb House! Interested in going camping, but not sure where to begin? Join us for an All Skills Workshop that will focus on the skills that can make you successful in the great outdoors. For ages 5+. Participants under 18 must be accompanied by a parent/legal guardian. There is no fee to participate in the workshops, but registration is required for every participant for supply preparation. You will learn: Tent Setup & Campground Skills Campfire Cooking & Safety Hiking & Trail Skills

Register at www.roundrockrecreation.com.
To register for Jan. 11th 9AM-12PM click here: https://bit.ly/2qQ5cOA or
Feb. 22nd from 9AM-12PM click here: https://bit.ly/2LPQxKp
For further information contact Brooke Collins at 512-218-5540.

All Skills Camping Workshop

  • December 12, 2019

FREE camping skills workshop at the Rabb House! Interested in going camping, but not sure where to begin? Join us for an All Skills Workshop that will focus on the skills that can make you successful in the great outdoors. For ages 5+. Participants under 18 must be accompanied by a parent/legal guardian. There is no fee to participate in the workshops, but registration is required for every participant for supply preparation. You will learn: Tent Setup & Campground Skills Campfire Cooking & Safety Hiking & Trail Skills

Register at www.roundrockrecreation.com.
To register for Jan. 11th 9AM-12PM click here: https://bit.ly/2qQ5cOA or
Feb. 22nd from 9AM-12PM click here: https://bit.ly/2LPQxKp
For further information contact Brooke Collins at 512-218-5540.

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. 33rd Annual Commemorative Walk and Celebration

On Saturday, Jan. 18 from 1 to 3:30 p.m., the Round Rock Black History Organization, with participation from the Round Rock ISD, and support from First Baptist Church of Round Rock is presenting the 33rd Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday Celebration.

The celebration includes a commemorative walk followed by a program at the First Baptist Church of Round Rock, 306 Round Rock Ave. The walk depends on the weather.

The commemorative walk is tentatively scheduled to begin at the City of Round Rock McConico Building, 301 W. Bagdad Ave. Parade participants and marchers will assemble at 1 p.m., and begin the march promptly at 1:30 p.m. The march will last approximately 15 minutes and will end at the First Baptist Church.

The Guest Speaker will be Dr. Courtney Robinson, who will discuss The School to Prison Pipeline.

The public is invited to participate by attending the walk, bringing banners, and attending the program. Attendance is free of charge and all are welcome. Corporate supporters include Round Rock Nissan, Wag A Bag, Henna Chevrolet and 3M Company. Non-corporate supporters include St. Paul A.M.E., First Baptist Church, Good Hope Missionary Baptist Church, One Way Baptist Church, Sweet Home Baptist Church, Bahai’ Faith of Round Rock and Round Rock Public Library.

For further information

Call 512-567-6988 or email dhill520@yahoo.com.

Christmas Towne & Thomas Carnival

Please see times and dates below as they vary from day to day. 

Bring your family to the FREE Christmas Towne at the Old Settlers Association and the Dell Diamond parking lot.Christmas Towne features amazing light displays including a walking tunnel of lights, full-scale carnival rides, holiday refreshments and more.

Christmas Towne is located at the Old Settlers Association and the Dell Diamond parking lot. Entrance address is 3300 E. Palm Valley Blvd.

Christmas Towne 2019 will be open the following days:

Christmas Towne (on the Old Settlers Association side) will be operating on the following dates from 5pm-9pm (Sun-Thur) and 5pm-10pm (Fri-Sat).

  • December 13-15
  • December 19-29


Thomas Carnival
 will be operating the Carnival in the Dell Diamond parking lot on the following dates.

  • December 12-15
  • December 18-23
  • December 25 – January 4

Thomas Carnival Hours:
Thursday, December 12:  5 — 9 p.m.
Friday, December 13:  4 — 10 p.m.
Saturday, December 14:  2 — 10 p.m.
Sunday, December 15:  2 — 9 p.m.                
Wednesday, December 18:  5 — 9 p.m.
Thursday, December 19:  5 — 9 p.m.
Friday, December 20:  4 — 10 p.m.
Saturday, December 21:  2 — 10 p.m.
Sunday, December 22:  2 — 9 p.m.                
Monday, December 23:  5 — 9 p.m.              
Wednesday, December 25:  5 — 9 p.m.
Thursday, December 26:  5 — 9 p.m.
Friday, December 27:  4 — 10 p.m.
Saturday, December 28:  2 — 10 p.m.
Sunday, December 29:  2 — 9 p.m.
Monday, December 30:  5 — 9 p.m.
Tuesday, December 31:  5 — 9 p.m.
Wednesday, January 1:  2 — 9 p.m.
Thursday, January 2:  5 — 9 p.m.
Friday, January 3:  4 – 10 p.m.
Saturday, January 4:  2 — 10 p.m.
Sunday, January 5:  2 — 9 p.m

Christmas Towne is adjacent to the exciting Thomas Carnival featuring full-scale carnival rides. for all ages!

Carnival Ticket Prices:
Single ticket $1
30 tickets $25
Armbands for unlimited rides $20, or just $16 when a Coupon is presented. Download the $4 off Unlimited Armband Coupon.