Christmas in the Park
Christmas in the Park 2018
Every Saturday in December
Travel through Christmas pasts and explore the customs and decorations of 100 years of Texas history. Special holiday activity classes will be held every Saturday through the month of December from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Please note that we are closed Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.
Ongoing Activities Included with General Admission:
1830s Jones Stock Farm: Learn about the Yule Log and how to decorate using simple greenery. Sample Mexican hot chocolate.
1860s Ryon Prairie Home: Enjoy an 1860s Christmas treat while observing decorating trends of the time using greenery, homemade ornaments and orange pomanders. Enjoy Christmas cookies and wassail.
1890s Davis Victorian Mansion and Sharecropper Farm: From extravagant to homemade, explore the Christmas decor of the Victorian era, including some very special George family holiday relics.
1930s George Ranch Home: Tour the turn-of-the-century home fully-decorated for the holidays, including some very special George family Christmas relics!
- Visit with Santa in his temporary workshop (1930s Bach House): 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 2-4 p.m.
- Cattle Demonstrations: 10 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m. and 3 p.m.
Holiday Workshop Schedule:
Cost: $5 per participant in addition to general admission
Times: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Purchase workshop tickets at front desk when check-in.
December 1: Taffy Pull – Taffy pulls were a cherished part of Texas Christmas traditions. Take a tug and be a part of this traditional Christmas experience.
December 8: Mistletoe Ball – The roots of mistletoe and romance date back to ancient Norse mythology. Learn how to make this festive holiday decoration and discover how this simple plant became a cherished holiday symbol.
December 15: Nutcracker Toy Theater – Toy theaters were all the rage during the later Victorian era. Join us as we construct a theater for this popular holiday favorite!
December 22: Victorian Ornament Making – Many of the Christmas traditions that we follow today blossomed in the late-Victorian period. Learn about Christmas trees past while making an ornament that you can take home for your own special tree.