Holiday Happenings

Christmas parade firetruck going through the streets of Downtown Brenham. Groups of people are on the sidewalk watching.

The Holidays are officially here! This magical time of year is the perfect time to visit Washington County. Here are a few of the things to do throughout the holiday season in Brenham and Washington County.

Downtown Brenham’s Cocoa Crawl – Nov. 25

Shop small in beautiful Downtown Brenham on Friday, Nov. 25. Taste variations of hot cocoa concoctions while you shop at your favorite boutiques!

The Downtown Brenham Christmas Stroll & Lighted Parade – Dec. 2-3


Downtown Brenham looks like a holiday movie set with the holiday magic of the annual Christmas Stroll. The lighted parade on Saturday, Dec. 3 is the highlight of the festivities, but the weekend also includes the First Friday Farmer & Artisan Market, Breakfast with Santa at Must Be Heaven, Jingle Bell Market at Ant Street Inn, rides on the 1950 Invader Firetruck following the parade, and more. For a complete schedule of the weekend festivities, click here.

A Taste of Christmas

Join the Downtown Brenham businesses on Saturday, December 9, for a tasty stroll! Stores will be offering drinks and treats to enjoy while you shop.

 

Photos with Santa

Several retailers offer portrait sessions with Santa. Appointments with Brenham Portrait Gallery are offered on several days each week at Hermann Furniture throughout November and December. Other businesses including Blue Bell, Puppy Dawgs and Cat Tails, Silverwings Ballroom, and South Texas Tack also offer Santa photo ops on select dates.

 

Christmas Events at The Barnhill Center

The Barnhill Center is hosting two Christmas movie nights this year, each with the option of pre-movie activities for the family. The Polar Express plays Friday, Dec. 1; and Elf will be shown on Friday, Dec. 8.  Catch Dailey & Vincent: All I Want for Christmas is Y’all on Saturday, December 16. Purchase tickets and find details here.

 

Unity Theatre “The Game’s Afoot” a Comedy by Ken Ludwig

It is December, 1936, and Broadway star William Gillette, admired the world over for his leading role in the play Sherlock Holmes, has invited his fellow cast members to his Connecticut castle for a weekend of revelry. But when one of the guests is killed, the festivities in this isolated house of tricks and mirrors quickly turn dangerous. It is then up to Gillette himself, as he assumes the persona of his beloved Sherlock Holmes, to track down the killer before the next victim appears. The danger and hilarity are non-stop in this glittering whodunit set during the Christmas holidays.

 November 30 – December 17. Tickets available online or by phone, 979-830-8358.
 

Live Nativities

Celebrate the reason for the season with one of the area’s live nativities. The Greatest Gift Live Nativity by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is December 1-2, 6:00-9:00 pm, at 1400 Niebuhr Street, Brenham. The following weekend is Bethlehem in Independence, December 9-10, 6:00-8:00 pm, at the Independence School House, 9325 FM 390 E. There will also be a live nativity scene at The Christmas Experience at Milk & Honey Ranch, Sunday, November 17, 5:30-8:30. See details below.
 

The Christmas Experience at Milk & Honey Ranch

Join the fun on Sunday, December 17, 5:30-8:30pm at Milk & Honey Ranch with a Christmas market, hay rides, live nativity scene, bounce house, caroling and more fun for the entire family. Admission is free. RSVP here.

 
 

Christmas in Chappell Hill

Saturday, December 9, is the perfect day to visit Chappell Hill. Festivities begin with the Christmas Home Tour by the Bluebonnet Garden Club. Check back soon for more from Chappell Hill.
 

Washington-on-the-Brazos State Historic Site

Celebrate Texas history and Christmas at Washington-on-the-Brazos State Historic Site for a “Candlelight Christmas,” December 8-9, 6:00-8:30 pm. Walk the candlelit paths at Barrington Plantation and experience a Texas Christmas in the decade before the Civil War. Discover the origins of some favorite Holiday traditions as costumed interpreters bring to life the festivities of the season with musket-fire, music, dancing and more. Tour the historic home of the last President of the Republic, Dr. Anson Jones, as the family enjoys their Christmas gathering. Visit the plantation quarters to hear how those enslaved at Barrington celebrated the season. Sip a hot cup of cider, cozy up to the fire and begin your holiday season with Washington-on-the-Brazos State Historic Site!
 
On December 16, return to Washington-on-the-Brazos State Historic Site for “Dickens-on-the-Brazos” Yuletide Celebrations in the Republic of Texas.
 
 

Christmas in Burton

Burton’s Christmas Market on Saturday, December 9, 12:00-400 pm, at The Texas Cotton Gin Museum, has something for everyone in the family. Enjoy shopping, kids’ crafts, Photos with Santa, and Christmas caroling.
 
 
Be sure to check our event calendar for a complete list of everything happening in Washington County!
 

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