The second weekend of Christmas in Jefferson, Texas saw even bigger crowds than last weekend. The weather was much colder but it seemed to enhance the Christmas Spirit. People formed long lines to see the Candlelight Tour of Homes and the Miracle on 34th Street Play had sold out performances. The Rail of Lights Christmas Train had to add day trains to accommodate all who wished to ride the Christmas Train.
Although this was the last weekend for the Candlelight Tour of Homes and the Miracle on 34th Street Play, there are still numerous events in Jefferson to help celebrate the Christmas Season.
Enjoy Jefferson’s Ghost of Christmas Past Home Tours on December 17, 2011.Tour Some of Jefferson’s Most Historic Homes and Visit with Residents from Jefferson’s Past such as Jeannie Epperson, Confederate Captain Joseph H. Pratt and I.E. Smith.
At the House of the Seasons (409 S Alley) you will meet young Jeannie Epperson. At Singleton’s Virginia Cross (401 N Soda) hear Civil War stories from Confederate Captain Joseph H. Pratt. I.E. Smith invites you to visit the home he built, The Charles House (209 E Clarksville). For more info contact the Jefferson Visitor Center – firstname.lastname@example.org or 903-665-3733.
While Ghosts of Christmas Past are on your mind, visit the city’s most haunted home, the Grove (405 Moseley) on Saturday and Sunday. For Reservations 903-665-8018.
On Saturday, in the downtown area look for other historic Jefferson characters such as Kate Woods, Jesse Robinson, Bill Rose and Diamond Bessie as portrayed by the Riverport Ambassadors.
The Historic Jefferson Ghost Walk gives tours on Friday and Saturday Evening when they present the Ghost of Christmas Past Tour. The walk meets at the corner of W Austin & North Vale. Ticket sales at 7:30 PM and the walk starts at 8:00 PM.
Elvis had a Blue Christmas but what about some Rockin’ Texas Blues? Catch East Texas guitar legend, Wes Jeans, at Auntie Skinner’s Saturday night at 9:00.
The Rail of Lights continues to run Thursday to Sunday (December 15th -18th). The old fashioned steam train will take you along for a ride through “Christmas Traditions Around the Globe”.
The Candlelight Tour of Homes and Miracle on 34th Street play may have come to an end but, there is still much to enjoy in Jefferson this Christmas Season.