The first weekend of Christmas in Jefferson, Texas was a festive occasion. The weather was nice and the crowds were large. Visitors enjoyed the Candlelight Tour of Homes, The Miracle on 34th Street Play, The Rail of Lights Christmas Train, Christmas Music Concerts and the Enchanted Forest of Christmas Trees.
The 29th Candlelight Tour of Homes featured a diverse selection of homes. The homes on tour included the Elevator Townhouse, the Culberson House, the Woods-Moore Home and the Hileman-Turner Home.
The play, Miracle on 34th Street, played to a packed house all weekend. The play features Jefferson’s own talented actors and actresses and is performed in the grand, historic Ruth Lester Playhouse.
Hundreds of people spent time, this weekend, riding the Rail of Lights Christmas Train. The train takes visitors on a lighted journey of “Christmas Traditions Around the Globe”.
Free concerts were held at the Historic Cumberland Presbyterian Church. The grand, old church was filled with traditional Christmas songs performed in a variety of styles from jazz, western swing, folk and choir.
Every night Jefferson’s Lions Park comes alive with lights as people stroll through the Enchanted Forest of 100 Christmas Trees decorated byJefferson residents, businesses and civic groups.
All of these events are on schedule for the second weekend of Christmas in Jefferson. The Candlelight Tour of Homes starts Thursday, as does the Rail of Lights Christmas Train and the free Christmas Concerts at Cumberland Presbyterian Church. The play Miracle on 34th Street has performances Friday and Saturday. The Enchanted Forest is free and open every night until the New Year. For more information contact the Tourism Office at 903-665-3733.