Christmas on the Brazos, Saturday, December 9 @ 10:00 am - 9:00 pm, begin the holiday season by spending special time at Washington on the Brazos. Activities commence in the early afternoon at Independence Hall and the Star of the Republic Museum and extend into the evening, bringing an 1850s Christmas alive for all.
Early afternoon festivities that take place at Independence Hall include:
- An Afternoon with Dickens: 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. (Independence Hall) – Staff dressed in period clothing will be regaling visitors with tales of Olde Time Christmas, as told by the great author, Charles Dickens.
- The Star of the Republic Museum will host “make-and-take” period crafts (regular admission fees; no charge for the crafts); museum open for extended hours from 10 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
- The highlight of the celebration is Candlelight Christmas, from 5:30 - 9:00pm at Barrington Living History Farm. Meet St. Nick; fall in with some noisy, rowdy revelers; experience the Jones family lighting the Christmas tree; attend an evening service with a travening minister; and discover how the enslaved people celebrated Christmas. Allow at least one hour to complet the full experience, reservation are highly recommended and will be accepted starting November 15 by phone at 936-878-2214, ext. 246. Regular admission fees apply. Contact Barb King at 936-878-2214, ext. 246 or firstname.lastname@example.org