It is hard for me to believe this but it is already Christmas. Today is Black Friday and the malls and stores are jam packed with people. Cars are circling over-filled parking lots and there are long lines at the cash register. It hardly feels like Christmas, more like an over-hyped department store sale. The non stop commercials and advertisements will make even the most cheerful person say Bah Humbug.
If you need a break from all of this craziness, come on down to Jefferson for an old fashioned Victorian Christmas.
There is no place more magical than Jefferson at Christmas. The beautiful historic homes twinkle with brightly colored Christmas lights and the town is festively adorned with Christmas trimming. The churches are filled with Christmas carolers and the parks transform into enchanted forests of decorated Christmas trees. The very air you breathe will fill you with the Christmas Spirit.
December 2nd – 4th and December 9th – 11th, the Candlelight Tour of Homes will offer visitors to the picturesque little town the chance to walk through four of the most beautiful homes in Jefferson. Each one of these homes will be dressed in live greenery, glowing candles, and unique Christmas decorations. Docents dressed in Victorian period dress will guide visitors through these houses by candlelight and share the storied histories of these amazing homes.
The famous Christmas Rail of Lights will be steaming its way through Jefferson during the Christmas Season. The narrow gauge locomotive will take you through scenes from the “History of the Christmas Tree” as it chugs along the banks of the Big Cypress Bayou. Have your heart warmed by 25 different Christmas scenes built into the forest landscape.
The First Methodist Church will be sponsoring this year’s Christmas Music Concert Series each night of the Candlelight Tour of Homes. Sounds of the season resonate throughout Jefferson as these musical concerts perform. Choral groups, hand bells, and chimes delight all ages. The concerts are free to the public.
Lions Park will be transformed from a traditional city park to an Enchanted Forest of Christmas Trees. Each Christmas Tree will be decorated by a local business, church, school class or civic group. Be enchanted as you walk through a sparkling, wonderland of Christmas trees.
There are special festivities at the Carriage House as well.
This historic home is beautifully decorated for the season. Sit in our parlor and enjoy the fireplace while sitting by the Christmas Tree. Join us each afternoon as we share a traditional Norwegian Christmas treat of Glogg and Peppercaker.
Candlelight in Jefferson is so special that all lodging fills and available rooms become impossible to find. We only have a few rooms left, so please call us at 903-665-9511 to make your reservation today.