Nov 29: Twilight Firelight
So take a break from the hectic holiday pace and re-focus on your family and friends at Fanthorp Inn’s Twilight Firelight celebration!
Dec 5: Christmas Stroll & Lighted Parade
Parade starts at 6pm at Main & Market in Downtown Brenham; Stroll 6-9pm
Downtown Brenham, TX
Fri 10-9, Sat 10-5
Thurs 7:30pm, Fri & Sat 8pm, Sun 4pm
Dec 6: Houston Chamber Ringers Christmas Concert
Dec 6: Christmas Fayre
Dec 7: Christmas at the Depot & Country Homes Tour
507 N Railroad Street, Burton, TX
The Sarah Circle of St. John's United Church of Christ will be having their annual Christmas Country Homes Tour in conjunction with the Burton Heritage Society on Sunday, December 7th. The event will kick-off at 11am at the historic Burton Railroad Depot where the Heritage Society will serve Railroad Stew, Conductor Chili and Passenger Potato Soup from 11am to 1pm. Cost of the meal is $8 for adults, $5 for kids 6-12, and children under the age of 6 are free.
From 1 pm to 5 pm the homes will be open and the cost of the home tour is $10 for adults and children under 12 are free. All proceeds go to maintain the Burton Depot and Mt. Zion Historical Chapel and to help needy needy families in the Burton area.
Home tour tickets are available from any Sarah Circle member or at the Depot on the day of the tour. You pay for your food at the door. Help support the Lake Loons Annual Christmas Toy Run by bringing an unwrapped children's gift and dropping it off at the Depot.
Dec 7: An Advent Celebration
Join us at the Historic Independence Baptist Church On Sunday, December 7 at 4:00 p.m. for a musical program, "O Come, Emmanuel: An Advent Celebration." Under the Direction of Mr. Carlos Colon Spiritual Life, Baylor University and Artist in Residence at the Armstrong Browning Library. Instrumental and Choral Performances Sponsored by The Baylor University Libraries and The Texas Collection.
Dec 6-7 & 13-14: Holiday Crystal Wine Trail
Sat 11-6, Sun noon-5
As an added bonus, have your ticket stamped at six of the participating trail wineries and receive the sixth in a series of commemorative keepsake crystal wine glasses. This year, Stemless 22 oz. Bordeaux glass features the Texas Bluebonnet Wine Trail logo commemorating the year, 2014.
You have four days, on the first two weekends in December, to use your ticket and visit seven great wineries along the Texas Bluebonnet Wine Trail. Your trail tickets are good on ALL dates, Dec 6-7 &13-14, 2014, regardless of when you purchase them. Blaze your own trail and pick where you want to start and where you want to end.
Tickets must be purchased online ahead of time - see website.
Dec 9: Christmas Bazaar
Brenham Country Club, Hwy 105 East, Brenham, TX
Vendors will line the banquet room with merchandise of all sorts! Come get all your shopping done in one place! Funky Art Cafe will be on site with delicious lunch offerings. Full stocked bar will also be open with a tasty hot chocolate station where you can create your own Christmas concoction! Entry is free, but donations are welcome (benefiting Animal Friends of Washington County).
Dec 12 & 13: Children's Chorus - Christmas Concert
Fri 7pm, Sat 2pm
December 13: Christmas on the Brazos
Washington on the Brazos, FM 1155, Washington, TX
Start the holiday season by spending the day at Washington on the Brazos SHS. From 10 am to 8 pm, modern and historic activities will be staggered throughout the park. Independence Hall will host 19th century readings from some of our favorite Christmas literature at 10 am, 11 am, 1 pm, 2 pm & 3 pm.
The Star of the Republic Museum will host period crafts in the Discovery room from 11 am to 3 pm.
Music and merriment will surround you in the Visitor Center from 2 pm to 6 pm as merchandise made by Texas artisans is featured in the Washington Emporium gift shop and local Texas fare is available for sampling and tasting. Take advantage of a self-serve photo opportunity with Santa who will have miniature horses standing in as his reindeer.
At 5 pm, activities will begin to shift from the Visitor Center to Barrington Living History Farm for the evening event, Candlelight Christmas, which will be held from 5 pm to 8 pm. The farm will be open from noon until 4 pm for standard tours then will reopen at 5 pm for the Candlelight Christmas event with ticket sales ending at 8 pm. Space is limited so reservations are strongly recommended. Standard site admission fees apply.
The Candlelight Christmas event will feature timed vignettes or glimpses into 1850s festivities through a candlelit tour of Barrington Farm. The event will include live 19th century music and dancing, bonfires and Christmas readings, 1850s Santa Claus, musket firing, cookies and hot cider. Please allow at least one hour to complete the full experience. Groups will enter the site at timed intervals.
Dec 13: Nutcracker Ballet - SOLD OUT!
Round Top Festival Institute also offers two opportunities to visit "The Kingdom of Sweets" at the Menke House. Both gatherings are by reservation only. The ticket price for each "Sweets" event is $15.00 per person. The first gathering of the Kingdom of Sweets is slated for 2:00 PM, when you can enjoy Christmassy cookies and drinks before the ballet. Immediately following the ballet, performers will join guests for a second opportunity to revel in holiday treats.
Dec 14: Blinn College presents, "Baldknobbers Jamboree"
Dec 14 & 21: Holiday Brunch with Santa
11am or 1:30pm
$49 adults / $18 children
Dec 31: New Year's Eve Bash
8pm - 1am
$100 per person
Welcome in 2014 with a complimentary glass of champagne, sparklers, ringing bells, fireworks (conditions permitting) and an invigorating sing-along of Auld Lang Syne. A cash bar will be serving fine wine and beer.
Don’t feel like driving home after the party? Rest easy in one of our cozy rooms for an additional fee, which includes New Year’s morning coffee, juice and yummy pastries in the Menke House Dining Hall.