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November 24th


Christmas on the Brazos

12/09/2017, 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.

The highlight of the celebration is Candlelight Christmas, from 5:30 p.m. – 9 p.m. 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 traveling minister; and discover how the enslaved people celebrated Christmas. Allow at least one hour to complete the full experience, reservations are highly recommended and will be accepted starting November 15 by phone with Barb King at 936-878-2214, ext. 246 or Regular admission fees apply.

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. Contact Donna Barker at (936) 878-2461 ext. 245 or

Location Map (Barrington Living History Farm)

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