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Jefferson Civil War Days

April 10th, 2014 by carriagehouse

Civil War
The Great Locomotive Chase – The Andrews Raid & Naval Battle of Port Jefferson

The Historic Jefferson Railway captures the spirit of the Civil War during Pilgrimage & Civil War Weekend in Jefferson, May 3 and 4, 2014, by recreating the battle of the Great Locomotive Chase with soldiers, sailors and Marines from the North and South.  The living history camps along the Big Cypress Bayou come alive as the cannons fire and the battle rages to gain possession of the train.  The gripping tale of The Andrews Raid is the Civil War’s most fascinating railroad story.

The Great Locomotive Chase and Naval Battle of Port Jefferson will be held on Saturday, May 3, with trains departing from the Historic Jefferson Railway in downtown Jefferson at 12:00, 1:00, 2:00 and 7:00 and Sunday, May 4 at 11:30.  Ticket price is $15 Adults; $12 Children under 12; 10% senior and active military discount.  Lap children under 4, free.   A portion of each ticket will be donated to the Marion County Chamber of Commerce.  We will have ticket sales online within the next few days, or call Melissa for reservations. 903-742-2041.

Friday, May 2, 2014

Friday is a day of learning for school groups, sponsored by the Marion County Chamber of Commerce, to draw attention to the history and romance of the Civil War way of life.  The Living History Camps will demonstrate Camp Life and Military Activities and includes a train ride aboard the Historic Jefferson Railway as the story of The Andrews Raid unfolds alongside the Big Cypress Bayou.  See a gunboat with real live cannon fire.

Price for Living History is $3 per student; train ride is $5 per student.  School groups – reserve now.  Call Melissa for reservations. 903-742-2041.

On Saturday, May 3 and Sunday, May 4, 2014 The Naval Battle of Port Jefferson joins the skirmish as a replica ironclad gunboat, the Virginia, fires from cannons on the banks of the Big Cypress Bayou River.  This is the largest naval civil war re-enactment west of the Mississippi and will be represented by US Naval Landing Party, Western Gulf Squadron, as well as a contingent of SeaScouts from Baytown, Texas.
See a Civil War Naval Unit that shows a seldom seen side of the Civil War.  Naval Forces were a pivotal part of the war.  As Naval Living Historians, the Squadron shows the true side of Naval and Marine life on both sides of the war, demonstrating how they dressed, lived and fought during the war.
Famous campaigns were planned and conducted for the primary purpose of capturing or destroying railroad lines of value to the enemy. On the morning of April 12, 1862, the most famous locomotive of the Civil War, the General, was hijacked by the Union civilian spy, James J. Andrews, and his men. After a nail-biting eight hours and 87 miles, the Southerners captured the General, James Andrews and several of his men.
The Merrimack was a Union cruiser, captured by the South in Norfolk Virginia, and renamed the Virginia.  The Jefferson Battle that Never Was will feature the Virginia, fighting from the banks of the river, while the Navy landing party, Marines and soldiers fight to capture the train.
Experience a true civil war naval battle aboard the Historic Jefferson Railway, the only venue available to see this re-enactment.  Reminiscent of the landing parties that aided the regular land forces, from both above and below the Mason-Dixon Line, it will be a unique experience.  Keep your seat on the train as the battle takes place on both sides of the track and from the gunboat in the river.
Take a step back in time as the Historic Jefferson Railway takes you on an excursion that circles the Piney Woods along the scenic Big Cypress Bayou.  You’ll view a Confederate Powder Magazine from the Civil War era and remains of many sites from the 1800′s still visible along the track.  The train will stop about half-way for the Naval Battle of Port Jefferson.  The antique train is a restored gas-powered Plymouth Locomotive built in 1964.  The open-canopied observation cars provide an excellent view of this exciting event along the river.

Navy Battle re-enactors can camp free at Diamond Don RV Park with lots of space, trees and plenty of amenities for re-enactors, including water, hay, split wood, restrooms and showers.  Lunch on Saturday and Sunday will also be provided to the re-enactors.  Transportation will be available from the RV Park to other events in town. Limited RV sites with water and electric are available to re-enactors in the Navy Battle at no charge. First come, first served.  Call Melissa for reservations. 903-742-2041.

See all of the Jefferson Civil War activities at www.JeffersonCivilWarDays.com The Historic Jefferson Railway train rides and battle have been arranged so that you can participate in the other major events in Jefferson, too.

2014 Historic Jefferson Railway Schedule

February 4th, 2014 by carriagehouse

Historic Jefferson Railway

2014 Calendar of Events 

Dates, Events and Pricing are subject to change at any time. 

Events may be cancelled or rescheduled due to weather or maintenance

 Enjoy a narrated day excursion or evening Gator Ghost Train running along the Big Cypress Bayou. 

See historic remains from the 1800′s, native wildlife and hear the history of Jefferson.

Every train includes a stop at the Alligator Observation Pit – you’ll get a chance to feed them, too.

 Spring Schedule Runs Every Saturday March 8, 2014 through June 7, 2014 

Depot opens at noon

2:30 and 4:30 Narrated Historical Day Tours

7:00 Free Ghost Stories in the depot

8:00 Gator Ghost Train

Summer Schedule Runs Every Weekend June 13, 2014 through August 30, 2014 

Depot opens at noon

2:30 and 4:30 Saturday Narrated Historical Day Tours

7:00 Friday and Saturday Free Ghost Stories in the depot

8:00 Friday and Saturday Gator Ghost Train

Open Air Coach

Adults $12; Children under 12, $10; Lap Children are free

Active Military & Senior 65+ receive 10% discount.

All Fares, plus tax.

(Schedule and pricing may be adjusted for special events)

Enclosed Coach

Adults $15; Children under 12, $12; Lap Children are free

Active Military & Senior 65+ receive 10% discount.

All Fares, plus tax.

(Schedule and pricing may be adjusted for special events)

March 15, 2014

St. Patrick’s Day Express

Saturday Narrated Historical Day Tours:  2:30 and 4:30

Saturday Free Ghost Stories at the depot at 7:00

Saturday, Gator Ghost Train at 8:00

Celebrate the Green aboard the St. Patrick’s Day Express, an antique narrow-gauge train running along the scenic Big Cypress Bayou.  The historic depot will be decked out in green.

April 10-13, 2014

Diamond Don’s 12th Annual AHRMA National Vintage Motocross

National Vintage Motocross which includes Charity Golf Tournament on Thursday,  Cross Country and Trials on Friday,Vintage Motocross on Saturday with Post-Vintage on Sunday.  The weekend will be full of motocross legends.  Come out and see Gary Bailey, Marty Tripes, Brad Lackey, Danny LaPorte, Chuck Sun, Steve Wise, Trampas Parker, Billy Liles, and Trey Jorski, Guy Cooper and Jim Gibson.

www.DiamondDon.com

April 19, 2014

Easter Egg Express

Saturday Narrated Historical Day Tours:  2:30 and 4:30

No Gator Ghost Train

Come ride the Easter Egg Express, an antique narrow-gauge train running along the scenic Big Cypress Bayou.

May 2, 2014

Civil War Living History and The Great Locomotive Chase/The Andrews Raid Re-enactment

Complete with a gunboat and cannons

Special pricing for school and youth groups, $5 per person.

Train departs from Diamond Don RV Park

Friday Narrated Historical Day Tours: 9:30, 11:30, 1:30

May 3-4, 2014

Special Schedule for Jefferson’s Civil War Weekend

The Great Locomotive Chase – The Andrews Raid Re-enactment

Naval Battle of Port Jefferson.  Complete with a gunboat and cannons

Saturday Narrated Historical Day Tours:  11:30, 12:30, 1:30, 6:30

Sunday Narrated Day Tour:  11:30

Come ride an antique narrow-gauge train and experience the story of The Andrews Raid, the Civil War’s most gripping railroad story.  Come see the living history camps along the river, and the soldiers from the North and South re-enacting the Great Locomotive Chase and the Naval Battle of Port Jefferson, complete with cannons and gunboat – the largest naval civil war re-enactment west of the Mississippi.

www.JeffersonCivilWarDays.com

May 10, 2014

Mother’s Day Express

Saturday Narrated Historical Day Tours:  2:30 and 4:30

Saturday Free Ghost Stories at the depot at 7:00

Saturday, Gator Ghost Train at 8:00

Mothers receive a 10% discount when accompanied by their children.

May 17-18, 2014

Jefferson Train Days

Saturday Narrated Historical Day Tours:  12:30, 2:30 and 4:30

Sunday Narrated Historical Day Tours: 1:30 and 3:00

Additional Runs may be added depending on attendance

Jefferson’s 3rd Annual Train Days includes 4 Destinations, One Boarding Pass.  Jefferson Historical Museum and the Texas Pacific Train Depot & R.D. Moses train layout; Historic Jefferson Railway; Jay Gould “Atalanta” business car; and Model Train Displays at the Jefferson Transportation Center.

JeffersonMuseum@yahoo.com

www.JeffersonTrainDays.com

June 6-8, 2014

3rd Annual Route 49 Biker Rally

Live music, Diamond Don’s infamous BBQ for pre-registered guests, Poker Run, Biker Games and more – to be held at the Diamond Don RV Park (Cypress Bayou RV Park).

info@route49motorclothes.com

www.route49motorclothes.com

June 13,2014

Friday the 13th aboard

Friday evening, Gator Ghost Train at 8:00

Free Ghost Stories at the depot at 7:00

Have a haunting good time aboard our special Friday the 13th train ride through the eerie woods along the Big Cypress Bayou.  Is the tale of the Bigfoot sightings along the railroad track fact or fiction?  What else awaits you in the dark and scary woods?  You’ll have to ride the train to find out!  Includes a stop at the Alligator Observation Pit.  You’ll get a chance to feed them, too.

June 14, 2014

Father’s Day Express

Saturday Narrated Historical Day Tours:  2:30 and 4:30

Saturday Free Ghost Stories at the depot at 7:00

Saturday evenings, Gator Ghost Train at 8:00

Fathers receive a 10% discount when accompanied by their children.

July 5, 2014

4th of July Celebration & Fireworks

Saturday Narrated Historical Day Tours:  2:30 and 4:30

Saturday Free Ghost Stories at the depot at 8:00

Saturday evening, Gator Ghost Train at 9:00

The Historic Jefferson Railway will offer a special July 4th weekend with a celebration of flags along the Big Cypress Bayou as the history of Independence Day unfolds in the Narrated Historical Day Tours.  Come see the Support Our Troops display thathonors the United States Military. For our evening train, we will have a fireworks show.   (Note: we will be closed on Friday, July 4, so that we don’t conflict with City of Jefferson activities).

July 26, 2014

National Day of the Cowboy

Saturday Cowboy Trains:  12:30, 1:30, 2:30

Saturday Free Ghost Stories at the depot at 7:00

Saturday evenings, Gator Ghost Train at 8:00

Historic Jefferson Railway recognizes pioneering men and women, known as cowboys, who helped establish America’s frontiers.  The cowboy and his horse are central characters in history.  Enjoy the rough and ready cowboys of the Lonely West Traveling Gun Show complete with gunfights and a train robbery.

August 29 & 30, 2014

Labor Day Celebration at Historic Jefferson Railway

Saturday Narrated Historical Day Tours:  2:30 and 4:30

Friday and Saturday Free Ghost Stories at the depot at 7:00

Friday & Saturday evenings, Gator Ghost Train at 8:00

Celebrate Labor Day at The Historic Jefferson Railway.  Come see the Support Our Troops display that honors the United States Military. Active Military personnel ride free.

October 4, 10-11, 17-18, 24-25, 31, 2014

Runaway Fright Train & Halloween Festival

The Runaway Fright Train will feature “Nightmare on Christmas Street”.  As you ride through the dark woods, you’ll feel the spirits reaching out for you. The scenes and haunters along the track will keep you at the edge of your seat and give you a laugh now and then, too.  This Halloween Theater on wheels is professionally directed by East Texas Performing Arts and is appropriate for all ages.  Halloween Festival has free activities, with train ticket purchase, that include mini-maze, mini-haunted house, children’s crafts and games.

November 27-29, December 4-7, 11-14, 18-21, 2014

Rail of Lights Christmas Train

Make this a Christmas to remember aboard the Rail of Lights Christmas Train.  The unforgettable ride aboard an antique narrow-gauge train departs on Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Thanksgiving through December 22.  (Closed December 1).  Passengers will enjoy lighted vignettes along the Cypress Bayou River as they hear The Christmas Story Around the World.  December 25-29 & 31, 2014

Rail of Lights New Year’s Train

Blast into the New Year aboard the Rail of Lights New Year’s Train. Passengers will enjoy lighted vignettes along the Cypress Bayou River as they hear the tale of New Year’s traditions, customs and superstitions from Around the Globe. Each of the trains will feature beverages, noisemakers and a simulation of the New Year’s Eve Ball dropping in Times Square followed by a fantastic fireworks show.

Historic Jefferson Railway

New Year’s Eve Train in Historic Jefferson Texas

December 22nd, 2011 by carriagehouse

Robert E Lee

 Rail of Lights New Year’s Train – Jefferson, Texas


Blast into the New Year aboard the Rail of Lights New Year’s Train in Jefferson, Texas. The unforgettable ride on an old-fashioned steam train departs December 30th at 7 and 8 and on December 31st, New Year’s Eve, at 8:30, 9:30 and 11:30. Passengers will enjoy lighted scenes along the Cypress Bayou River as they hear the tale of New Year’s traditions, customs and superstitions.

The patrons will receive New Year’s hats and noisemakers. Each train will include a simulation of the New Year’s Eve Ball dropping in Times Square followed by a fantastic fire works show.

Hear about the unique New Year’s customs across the United States, including stories of the Good Luck Dragon in Oriental, North Carolina; Christkindl Market in Akron, Ohio; the Live Toy Soldier drum and light show in Bellevue, Washington; and Bourbon Street in New Orleans.

Children and adults alike will be awed by the historic railroad depot decked out with gingerbread house theme. The wonderful narrated tour will also give our patrons an opportunity to sing some of their favorite New Year’s songs as they discover the joy of New Years along the river.

Plan to stay the weekend in the Cypress Bayou RV Park, just one mile from Jefferson, and watch all of the fireworks as the train comes through the park. Ask about our holiday get-away pricing of $15 per night.

Ticket Prices: First Class $21; Coach Class: Adults $16.50; Lap children under 4 are free. First Class is offered in a beautiful historic, enclosed coach. If you are riding Coach Class, be sure to dress warmly and bring a blanket as you will be riding in open cars. Seats are limited, so purchase your tickets early.

Tickets are available by phone, on-line at www.jeffersonrailway.com and in person during business hours at the Historic Jefferson Railway Depot at 400 E. Austin, Jefferson Texas. Call 866-398-2038 or visit our website for ticket information.

Jefferson is nestled deep in the Piney Woods of East Texas and seems frozen in time. It is a charming town and an elegant reminder of a bygone era. The downtown area will be aglow with lights and greenery during the holiday season. There are over a hundred buildings in the city with historical markers. Many historic homes offer bed and breakfast accommodations. Dozens of other historic buildings house museums, craft and antique shops and restaurants.

New Year’s is a holiday celebrated around the World. You’ll want to make Jefferson and the New Year’s Train a part of your annual holiday festivities.

Jefferson Texas Businesses Holiday Hours of Operations

December 21st, 2011 by carriagehouse

Christmas in Jefferson (4)

RESTAURANTS

HOLIDAY SEASON, 2011-2012

* AUNTIE SKINNER’S RIVERBOAT CLUB & RESTAURANT
107 W. Austin
Jefferson, TX
(903) 665-7121
Christmas Eve: 6:00 a.m.-???
Christmas Day: CLOSED
New Year’s Eve: 6:00 a.m.-2:00 a.m.
New Year’s Day: 6:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m.

* AUSTIN STREET BISTRO
117 E. Austin
Jefferson, TX
(903) 665-9700
Closed: December 24-January 9, 2012

* BAKERY RESTAURANT
201 W. Austin
Jefferson, TX
(903) 665-2253
Open: Christmas Eve: 7:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
Closed: Christmas Day
Open: New Year’s Eve: 7:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Open: New Year’s Day: 7:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.

* BEJE’S DINER
118 E. Henderson
Jefferson, TX
(903) 665-7055
Closed: Christmas Eve & Day
Open: New Year’s Eve and Day ???

* BLACK SWAN
210 W. Austin
Jefferson, TX
(214) 665-1958
Closed: Christmas Eve & Day
Open: New Year’s Eve: 5:00 p.m.-???

* BROOKSHIRE’S GROCERY
404 E. Broadway
Jefferson, TX
(903) 665-3601
Open: Christmas Eve: 7:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m.
Closed: Christmas Day
Open: New Year’s Eve: 7:00 a.m.-9:00 p.m.
Closed: New Year’s Day

* DON JUAN’S MEXICAN RESTAURANT
402 N. Walcott
Jefferson, TX
(903) 665-6407
Closed: Christmas Eve & Day
Open: New Year’s Eve: 10:30 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
Closed: New Year’s Day

* EXCELSIOR HOUSE HOTEL
211 W. Austin
Jefferson, TX
(903) 665-2513
Christmas Eve & Day: 8:00 a.m.-9:30 a.m.
New Year’s Eve & Day: 8:00 a.m.-9:30 a.m.
Breakfast served. RESERVATIONS REQUIRED

* FIVE “D” CATTLE COMPANY
Hwy 49 West
Avinger, TX
(903) 562-1291
Closed: Christmas Eve & Day
Open: New Year’s Eve: 4:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.
Closed: New Year’s Day

* HAMBURGER STORE
203 Market St.
Jefferson, TX
(903) 665-3251
Open: Christmas Eve: 10:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Closed: Christmas Day
Open: New Year’s Eve: 10:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Closed: New Year’s Day

* JOSEPH’S RIVERPORT BBQ
201 N. Polk
Jefferson, TX
Closed: Christmas Eve & Day
Open: New Year’s Eve: 11:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m.
Closed: New Year’s Day

* KITT’S KORNBREAD SANDWICH & PIE BAR
125 N. Polk
Jefferson, TX
(903) 665-0505
Open: Christmas Eve: 11:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
Closed: Christmas Day
Open: New Year’s Eve: 11:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
Open: New Year’s Day: 11:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

* LAMACHE’S ITALIAN RESTAURANT
124 W. Austin
Jefferson, TX
(903) 665-2631 or 665-6177
Closed: Christmas Eve & Day
Open: New Year’s Eve:
RESERVATIONS REQUIRED @ 5:00 p.m., 7:00 p.m., 9:00 p.m
Closed: New Year’s Day

* MCDONALD’S RESTAURANT
Hwy 59
Jefferson, TX
Closed: Christmas Eve & Day
Closed: New Year’s Eve & Day

* RIVER BEND RESTAURANT
Uncertain, TX
(903) 679-9000
Closed: Christmas Eve & Day
Open: New Year’s Eve: 11:00 a.m.-10:00 p.m.
Open: New Year’s Day: 12:00 noon-7:00 p.m.

* STILLWATER INN
203 E. Broadway
Jefferson, TX
(903) 665-8415
Open: Christmas Eve: 5:30 p.m.-7:00 p.m.
RESERVATIONS REQUIRED
Closed: Christmas Day
Open: New Year’s Eve: 5:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m.
RESERVATIONS REQUIRED
Closed: New Year’s Day: Closed

* TEX-STOP SUBS & GRUB
104 S. Walcott (Hwy 49 & Hwy 59)
Jefferson, TX
Open: Christmas Eve: 6:00 a.m.-10:00 p.m.
Open: Christmas Day: 8:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m.
Open: New Year’s Eve: 6:00 a.m.-12:00 midnight
Open: New Year’s Day: 6:00 a.m.-12:00 midnight

MERCHANTS HOLIDAY SCHEDULE

* CITY DRUG
109 W. Lafayette
Jefferson, TX
(903) 665-2521
Open: Christmas Eve: 8:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Closed: Christmas Day
Open: New Year’s Eve: 8:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Closed: New Year’s Day

* COOTER’S SPIRITS
Hwy 59
Jefferson, TX
(903) 665-1018
Open: Christmas Eve: 10:00 a.m.-9:00 p.m.
Closed: Christmas Day
Open: New Year’s Eve: 10:00 a.m.-9:00 p.m.
Closed: New Year’s Day

* ELLIS POTTERY
Hwy 59 South
(903) 927-1041
Open: Christmas Eve: 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Closed: Christmas Day
Open: New Year’s Eve: 10:00 a.m.-8:00 p.m.
Closed: New Year’s Day

* ENOCH’S STOMP
Harleton, TX
(903) 240-1587
Open: Christmas Eve: 10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
Closed: Christmas Day
Open: New Year’s Eve: 10:00 a.m.-8:00 p.m.
Closed: New Year’s Day

* FOOTSTEPS
118 N. Vale
Jefferson, TX
(903) 665-3338
Open: Christmas Eve: 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Closed: Christmas Day
Open: New Year’s Eve: 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Closed: New Year’s Day: 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

* JEFFERSON GENERAL STORE
113 E. Austin
Jefferson, TX
(903) 665-8481
Open: Christmas Eve: 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Closed: Christmas Day
Open: New Year’s Eve: 9:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m.
Closed: New Year’s Day

* JEFFERSON IMAGES & BLACKBURN’S FACTORY
OUTLET
108 E. Lafayette
Jefferson, TX
(903) 665-1128
Open: Christmas Eve: 9:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.
Closed: Christmas Day: Closed
Open: New Year’s Eve: 9:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.
Open: New Year’s Day: 9:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.

* MADE IN THE SHADE
212 E. Austin (next to Old Mill Antiques)
Jefferson, TX
(903) 665-8966
Open: Christmas Eve: 10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
Closed: Christmas Day
Open: New Year’s Eve: 10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
Closed: New Year’s Day

* LAFAYETTE GALLERY
123 N. Polk
Jefferson, TX
(903) 665-9000
Open: Christmas Eve: 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Closed: Christmas Day
Open: New Year’s Eve: 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Closed: New Year’s Day

* MY FATHER’S GARDEN
805 N. Walcott
(903) 665-6051
Closed: Christmas Eve through January

* OLD MILL ANTIQUES
210 E. Austin
Jefferson, TX
(903) 665-8601
Open: Christmas Eve: 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Closed: Christmas Day
Open: New Year’s Eve & Day: 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

* RIVER CITY MERCANTILE
111 Austin
Jefferson, TX
(903) 665-8270
Open: Christmas Eve: 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Closed: Christmas Day
Open: New Year’s Eve: 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m
Closed: New Year’s Day

* ROUTE 49 MOTORCLOTHES
610 N. Polk
Jefferson, TX
(903) 665-3349
Open: Christmas Eve: 11:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Closed: Christmas Day
Open: New Year’s Eve: 11:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Closed: New Year’s Day

* TEXSTOP CONVENIENCE STORE & GAS
104 S. Walcott
Jefferson, TX
Open: Christmas Eve & Day (24 hrs.)
Open: New Year’s Eve & Day (24 hrs.)

* TEXAS TEES
605 E. Broadway
Jefferson, TX
(903) 665-7256
Open: Christmas Eve: 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Closed: Christmas Day
Open: New Year’s Eve: 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Closed: New Year’s Day

* TEXAS TREASURES GIFT SHOP
214 N. Polk
Jefferson, TX
(903) 665-3757
Open: Christmas Eve: 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Closed: Christmas Day
Open: New Year’s Eve: 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Closed: New Year’s Day

* THE RIGHT FRAME OF MIND
Jefferson, TX
(903) 742-8095
Open: Christmas Eve: 9:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.
Closed: Christmas Day through January 15, 2012

* UNIQUE MYSTIQUE
120 W. Lafayette
(903) 665-3382
Open: Christmas Eve: 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
Closed: Christmas Day
Open: New Year’s Eve: 10:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.
CLOSED: New Year’s Day

* V-MART
505 W. Broadway
Jefferson, TX
(903) 665-2831
Open: Christmas Eve: 6:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m.
Closed: Christmas Day
Open: New Year’s Eve: 6:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m. ???
New Year’s Day:

* YESTERYEAR GIFTS & CLASSY GLITZ BOUTIQUE
102 S. Polk
Jefferson, TX
(903) 665-8692
Open: Christmas Eve: 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
Closed: Christmas Day
Open: New Year’s Eve: 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
Closed: New Year’s Day

ATTRACTIONS
HOLIDAY HOURS OF OPERATION

* HISTORIC JEFFERSON RAILWAY
400 E. Austin St.
Jefferson, TX
(866) 398-2038
Open: Christmas Eve: 6:00 p.m. & 7:00 p.m.
Closed: Christmas Day
Open: New Year’s Eve: 8:30 p.m., 9:30 p.m., 11:30 p.m.
Closed: New Year’s Day

* JEFFERSON CARNEGIE LIBRARY
301 W. Lafayette
Jefferson, TX
(903) 665-8911
Open: Christmas Eve: 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
Closed: Christmas Day
Open: New Year’s Eve: 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
Closed: New Year’s Day

* JEFFERSON HISTORICAL MUSEUM
223 Austin
Jefferson, TX
(903) 665-2775
Closed: Christmas Eve & Day
Open: New Year’s Eve 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Closed: New Year’s Day

* Lafayette Street Vintage Car Museum
112 W. Lafayette St.
Jefferson, TX
(903) 240-6180
Open: Christmas Eve: 11:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Closed: Christmas Day
Open: New Year’s Eve: 11:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Closed: New Year’s Day

Christmas Weekend Entertainment for Jefferson Texas

December 21st, 2011 by carriagehouse

Santa Claus

 JEFFERSON, TEXAS

WEEKEND ENTERTAINMENT

DECEMBER 22-25, 2011

* AUNTIE SKINNER’S RIVERBOAT CLUB & RESTAURANT
Thursday, December 22 “Terry Dorgan” (Country Ballads) @ 6:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.
Friday, December 23: Karaoke @ 8:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m.
Saturday, December 24: NO BAND
(903) 665-7121

* KARAOKE
Saturday, December 24 @ 8:00 p.m.-12:00 midnight
Location: The Sandwich Shop, 123 W. Austin
(903) 601-2211

* HISTORIC JEFFERSON RAILWAY
Rail of Lights Christmas Train
Thursday, December22 @ 6:00 p.m.
Friday, December 23 @ 6:00 p.m., 7:00 p.m., 8:00 p.m.
Saturday, December 24 @ 6:00 p.m., 7:00 p.m.,
Sunday, December 25: Closed
Tickets & information: (903) 665-6400 or (866) 398-2038
www.JeffersonRailway.com or www.railoflights.com

* LONE STAR CARRIAGE COMPANY OF JEFFERSON
Historical tours of Jefferson by horse & carriage and Mule Drawn Wagon
Specializing in weddings
Monday-Friday, December 19-23
Groups and special events available by appointment
Departs from corner of Austin & Market (across from the Jefferson Historical
Museum)
(903) 926-8216
www.jeffersontexascarriage.com
Call for reservations

* JEFFERSON PEDAL POWER
122 E. Austin
Bicycles, Trikes, Tandems, Surreys & more
By reservation
(903) 926-5167

* HISTORIC JEFFERSON GHOSTWALK
Friday, December 23 @ 8:00 p.m.
Location: Corner of Austin & Vale St.
Information & additional tours: (903) 665-6289
www.jeffersonghostwalk.com

* LAFAYETTE STREET VINTAGE VEHICLES CAR MUSEUM
112 W. Lafayette
Friday & Saturday, December 23-24 @ 11:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.
(903) 240-6180
Call for additional tours

* CULBERSON HOUSE HISTORIC HOME TOUR
403 N. Walnut
(903) 665-7888
www.culbersonhousebandb.com
By appointment. Call for tour dates & time

* HOUSE OF THE SEASONS HISTORIC HOME TOUR
409 S. Alley
Daily @ 11:00 a.m.
(903) 665-8000
Reservations required
www.houseoftheseasons.com

* SINGLETON’S VIRGINIA CROSS HISTORIC HOME TOUR
401 Soda St.
No tour Saturday, December 24
(903) 665-3938 or (214) 725-6232
Call for reservations & additional tour dates and times

* THE GROVE HAUNTED HISTORIC HOME TOUR
405 Moseley
Closed through January 7, 2012
(903) 665-8018
www.thegrove-jefferson.com
Call to confirm tour

* EXCELSIOR HOUSE HOTEL & JAY GOULD RAILCAR TOUR
211 W. Austin
Tours: Monday-Friday @ 2:00 p.m.
Saturday & Sunday @ 1:00 p.m. & 2:00 p.m.
(903) 665-2513
Call to confirm tour times
www.theexcelsiorhouse.com

* JEFFERSON HISTORICAL MUSEUM
223 W. Austin
Open daily: 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
CLOSED: Christmas Eve & Christmas Day
www.jeffersonmuseum.com

* THE GRACEFUL GHOST PADDLEWHEEL STEAMBOAT ON CADDO LAKE
Pontoon Boat tours @ Tuesday-Friday @ 12:00 noon, 2:00 p.m., 4:00 p.m.
Saturday @ 10:00 a.m., 12:00 noon, 2:00 p.m., 4:00 p.m.
Sunday & Monday: Closed
Graceful Ghost Paddlewheel Steamboat CLOSED during Winter Season
Location: Shady Glade Marina, 510 Cypress Drive, Uncertain, TX
(903) 789-2238
www.gracefulghost.com
Call for reservations & additional tours

* BILLY CARTER’S GO-DEVIL TOURS ON CADDO LAKE
Location: Johnson’s Ranch in Uncertain, TX
(903) 789-3213
Call for reservations
www.caddoguideservice.com

* CADDO OUTBACK BACKWATER TOURS
Personalized Tours of Caddo Lake
Uncertain, TX
(903) 789-3384
Call for reservations
www.caddooutback.com

* CAPTAIN RON’S GATOR PARK, PETTING ZOO & GARDEN
FM Rd #2198
Uncertain, TX
(903) 789-2100
Open: Tuesday-Saturday @ 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

* JEFFERSON CARNEGIE LIBRARY
301 W. Lafayette
Monday-Thursday @ 10:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.
Friday @ 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Saturday @ 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
Closed: Sunday
(903) 665-8911
www.jeffersoncarnegielibrary.com
Free internet access

* TURNING BASIN RIVERBOAT TOURS
200 Bayou St.
CLOSED until further notice due to low water levels
(903) 665-2222
www.jeffersonbayoutours.com

* CADDO LAKE PADDLEWHEEL TOURS “THE SWAMP THING”
Uncertain, TX
(888) 325-5459 or (903) 789-2101
CLOSED through February 29, 2012

Rail of Lights Christmas and New Year’s Train Day Trips in Jefferson, Texas

November 25th, 2011 by carriagehouse

Christmas Rail of Lights

Take to the Rails during the Daylight

Rail of Lights Christmas & New Year’s Train – Jefferson, Texas

In addition to the traditional evening trains, Historic Jefferson Railway has added a few day runs so that patrons can experience the beautiful ride along the Cypress Bayou River.

Day runs will be available on December 9, 12, 13 and 14 at 1:30 p.m.  No reservations necessary – there will be plenty of room available.

Tickets are now on sale for the evening trains.  As seating is limited, get your tickets early.  Make this a holiday to remember aboard the Rail of Lights Christmas Train in Jefferson, Texas.  The unforgettable ride aboard an old-fashioned steam train departs each Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Thanksgiving through December 24. Passengers will enjoy lighted scenes along the Cypress Bayou River as they hear about “Christmas Traditions Around the Globe”.

Also, ring in the New Year with the Rail of Lights New Year’s Train running on December 30 and 31st. This ride will feature the dropping of the ball in Times Square, complete with beverages, noisemakers and a fantastic fire works show on every train ride.

Spend the weekend in Jefferson and stay in the Cypress Bayou RV Park, just one mile from Jefferson.  You can see lights on the river during the Christmas Trains and watch the New Year’s fireworks as the train comes through the park.  Ask about our special holiday get-away pricing of $15 per night.

The excursions will take you by a life-size nativity scene, the German Markets, Jerusalem and the Angel Tree.  Glimpse Christmas trees simply decorated reminiscent of the bare-limbed sourwood of the Appalachian Christmas Tree.   View scenes representing Toyland, Alaska, San Francisco, China, Australia, New Orleans,  and the Arizona Hopi Indian nation.

Enjoy an authentic life-sized 90-year old Christmas card as well as the Support Our Troops display featuring a post card sent by soldiers during World War II, and other favorites: the aluminum tree, reminiscent of the 1960’s; a whimsical Teddy Bear tree; and Charlie Brown’s forlorn little Christmas tree.

The decorated historic railroad depot captures the holiday spirit. The narrated tour on the day train will be a combination of Jefferson history and description of our Christmas scenes.

During the evening, visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus before boarding the train for the wonderful narrated tour, accompanied by a local vocalist, who will give patrons an opportunity to sing some of their favorite Christmas Carols as they create unique Christmas memories riding along the river.

Ticket Prices:  Day train First Class $16.50; Coach Class $13.00.  Evening Trains:  First Class $21; Coach Class: $14.75 – $16.50. Lap children under 4 are free.

First Class is offered in a beautiful historic, heated, enclosed coach. If you are riding Coach Class, be sure to dress warmly and bring a blanket, as you will be riding in open cars. Seating is limited on the evening trains so purchase your tickets early.  The easiest way to get tickets is to order online at www.RailofLights.com.

Jefferson is nestled deep in the Piney Woods of East Texas. It seems frozen in time and is an elegant reminder of a bygone era. The downtown area will be aglow with lights and greenery during the holiday season. You will want to make Jefferson and the Christmas Train a tradition for your whole family.

Weekend Entertainment for Jefferson Texas

November 10th, 2011 by carriagehouse

JEFFERSON, TEXAS

WEEKEND ENTERTAINMENT

NOVEMBER 10-13, 2011

*       1ST JEFFERSON SENIOR EXPO

Thursday, November 10 @ 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

Location: 1st United Methodist Church, 305 W. Henderson

Sponsored by: Texas Home Health and Hospice & Magnolia Manor

FREE to general public

* All proceeds donated to Alzheimer’s Alliance

Information: Mary Spearmon (903) 665-3903 or Melanie Matkin (903) 331-6378

*       BOOKS ALIVE CONFERENCE

Saturday-Sunday, November 12-13

Location: 1st United Methodist Church, 305 W. Henderson

(903) 665-3268

*         ST. JUDE WALK-A-THON

Sunday, November 13 @ 1:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.

Location: Lion’s Club Park, Jefferson/Line/Main

* Benefits St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

Information: Jan Allen (903) 665-3603 or Beth Elliott (903) 738-3020

*     AUNTIE SKINNER’S RIVERBOAT CLUB & RESTAURANT

Thursday, November 10 : “Dennis Hogan” (Country) @ 6:00 p.m.- 9:00 p.m.

Friday, November 11:   Karaoke @ 8:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m.

Saturday, November 12: “Teazur” (Classic Rock N’Roll) @ 9:00p.m.- 1:00 a.m.

(903) 665-7121

*     KARAOKE

Saturday, November 12 @ 8:00 p.m.-12:00 midnight

Location: The Sandwich Shop, 123 W. Austin

(903) 601-2211

*     TURNING BASIN RIVERBOAT TOURS

200 Bayou St.

CLOSED until further notice due to low water levels

(903) 665-2222

www.jeffersonbayoutours.com

*     LONE STAR CARRIAGE COMPANY OF JEFFERSON

Historical tours of Jefferson by horse & carriage and Mule Drawn Wagon

Specializing in weddings

Friday-Sunday, November11-13

Groups and special events available by appointment

Departs from corner of Austin & Market (across from the Jefferson Historical Museum)

(903) 926-8216

www.jeffersontexascarriage.com

Call for reservations

*     JEFFERSON PEDAL POWER

122 E. Austin

Bicycles, Trikes, Tandems, Surreys & more

By reservation

(903) 926-5167

*      HISTORIC JEFFERSON RAILWAY

CLOSED in preparation of Rail of Lights Christmas Train

Re-opens: Thursday, November 24

Tickets & information: (903) 665-6400 or (866) 398-2038

www.JeffersonRailway.com

*       HISTORIC JEFFERSON GHOSTWALK

Friday & Saturday, November 11-12 @ 8:00 p.m.

Location: Corner of Austin & Vale St.

Information & additional tours: (903) 665-6289

 www.jeffersonghostwalk.com

*     LAFAYETTE STREET VINTAGE VEHICLES CAR MUSEUM

112 W. Lafayette

Friday & Saturday, November 11-12 @ 1:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.

(903) 240-6180

Call for additional tours

*    CULBERSON HOUSE HISTORIC HOME TOUR

403 N. Walnut

(903) 665-7888

 www.culbersonhousebandb.com

* By reservation. Call for tour times

*   HOUSE OF THE SEASONS HISTORIC HOME TOUR

409 S. Alley

Daily @ 11:00 a.m.

(903) 665-8000

Reservations required

www.houseoftheseasons.com

*   SINGLETON’S VIRGINIA CROSS HISTORIC HOME TOUR

401 Soda St.

Saturday, November 12 @ 1:00 p.m.

(903) 665-3938 or (214) 725-6232

Call for reservations & additional tour dates and times

*   THE GROVE HAUNTED HISTORIC HOME TOUR

405 Moseley

Saturday, November 12 @ 2:00 p.m.

Sunday, November 13 @ 11:00 a.m.

(903) 665-8018

www.thegrove-jefferson.com

Call to confirm tour

* EXCELSIOR HOUSE HOTEL & JAY GOULD RAILCAR TOUR

211 W. Austin

Tours: Monday-Friday @ 2:00 p.m.

Saturday & Sunday @ 1:00 p.m. & 2:00 p.m.

(903) 665-2513

Call to confirm tour times

www.theexcelsiorhouse.com

*   JEFFERSON HISTORICAL MUSEUM

223 W. Austin

Open daily: 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

(903) 665-2775

 www.jeffersonmuseum.com

*   THE GRACEFUL GHOST PADDLEWHEEL STEAMBOAT ON CADDO LAKE

Tuesday-Friday @ 12:00 noon, 2:00 p.m., 4:00 p.m.

Saturday @ 10:00 a.m., 12:00 noon, 2:00 p.m., 4:00 p.m.

Sunday & Monday: Closed

Pontoon Boat tours at any time with prior reservation

Location: Shady Glade Marina, 510 Cypress Drive, Uncertain, TX

(903) 789-2238

 www.gracefulghost.com

Call for reservations & additional tours

* BILLY CARTER’S GO-DEVIL TOURS ON CADDO LAKE

Location: Johnson’s Ranch in Uncertain, TX

(903) 789-3213

Call for reservations

 www.caddoguideservice.com

*   CADDO OUTBACK BACKWATER TOURS

Personalized Tours of Caddo Lake

Uncertain, TX

(903) 789-3384

Call for reservations

www.caddooutback.com

*   CADDO LAKE PADDLEWHEEL TOURS “THE SWAMP THING”

Uncertain, TX

(888) 325-5459 or (903) 789-2101

Open: Saturday @ 10:00 a.m., 12:00 noon, 2:00 p.m. & 4:00 p.m.

Closed: Sunday-Friday

Additional tours by appointment

Call for reservations

*   CAPTAIN RON’S GATOR PARK, PETTING ZOO & GARDEN

FM Rd #2198

Uncertain, TX

(903) 789-2100

Open: Tuesday-Saturday @ 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

*   JEFFERSON CARNEGIE LIBRARY

301 W. Lafayette

Monday-Thursday @ 10:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.

Friday @ 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

Saturday @ 10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

Closed: Sunday

(903) 665-8911

 www.jeffersoncarnegielibrary.com

Free internet access

Jefferson, Texas Weekend Entertainment October 13-16

October 14th, 2011 by carriagehouse

Car

JEFFERSON, TEXAS

WEEKEND ENTERTAINMENT

OCTOBER 13-16, 2011

 ”21ST ANNUAL TASTE OF JEFFERSON”

Sunday, October 16 @ 11:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.

Location: Austin Street

Information: (903) 665-2672

www.jefferson-texas.com

*       RODEO SPONSORED BY JEFFERSON LIVESTOCK ASSOC.

Saturday, October 15 & 22 @ 7:30 p.m.

Location: Jefferson Rodeo Arena (2 miles Hwy 49 East)

Mutton Busting, Mini Bulls, Calf Scramble, Team Roping, Bull Riding

(903) 930-8920 or (903) 665-8087

*     AUNTIE SKINNER’S RIVERBOAT CLUB & RESTAURANT

Thursday, October 13 : “Terry Dorgan” (Country Ballads) @ 6:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.

Friday, October 14: Karaoke @ 8:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m.

Saturday, October 15: “Shinebox” (Classic Rock) @ 9:00 p.m.-1:00 a.m.

(903) 665-7121

*        RODEO SPONSORED BY JEFFERSON LIVESTOCK ASSOC.

Saturday, October 15 & 22 @ 7:30 p.m.

Location: Jefferson Rodeo Arena (2 miles Hwy 49 East)

Mutton Busting, Mini Bulls, Calf Scramble, Team Roping, Bull Riding

(903) 930-8920 or (903) 665-8087

*     KARAOKE

Saturday, October 15 @ 8:00 p.m.-12:00 midnight

Location: The Sandwich Shop, 123 W. Austin

(903) 601-2211

*     TURNING BASIN RIVERBOAT TOURS

200 Bayou St.

CLOSED until further notice due to low water levels

(903) 665-2222

 www.jeffersonbayoutours.com

*     LONE STAR CARRIAGE COMPANY OF JEFFERSON

Historical tours of Jefferson by horse & carriage and Mule Drawn Wagon

Specializing in weddings

Friday-Sunday, October 14-16

Groups and special events available by appointment

Departs from corner of Austin & Market (across from the Jefferson Historical Museum)

(903) 926-8216

 www.jeffersontexascarriage.com

Call for reservations

*     JEFFERSON PEDAL POWER

122 E. Austin

Bicycles, Trikes, Tandems, Surreys & more

By reservation

(903) 926-5167

*       HISTORIC JEFFERSON RAILWAY

“Terror on the Bayou” & Runaway Fright Train, October 14-16; 21-23; 28-29

Terror on the Bayou Halloween Festival

TAKES PLACE AT CYPRESS BAYOU RV PARK

1602 State Hwy 49 E, Jefferson, TX

Runaway Fright Train, Creepy Screamin’ Corn Maze,CarnEvil of the Damned Haunted House

Friday, October 14. Park is open from 6:00 – 10:00. Train departs at 8:30

Saturday, October 15. Park is open from 6:00 – midnight. Train departs at 7:30, 8:30, 9:30, 10:30

Sunday, October. Park is open from 6:00 – 9:00. Train departs at 7:30 and 8:30

Tickets & information: (903) 665-6400 or (866) 398-2038

www.JeffersonRailway.com

*       HISTORIC JEFFERSON GHOSTWALK

Friday & Saturday, October 14-15 @ 8:00 p.m.

Location: Corner of Austin & Vale St.

Information & additional tours: (903) 665-6289

www.jeffersonghostwalk.com

*     LAFAYETTE STREET VINTAGE VEHICLES CAR MUSEUM

112 W. Lafayette

Friday & Saturday, October 14-15 @ 1:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.

(903) 240-6180

Call for additional tours

*    CULBERSON HOUSE HISTORIC HOME TOUR

403 N. Walnut

(903) 665-7888

www.culbersonhousebandb.com

* By reservation. Call for tour times

*   HOUSE OF THE SEASONS HISTORIC HOME TOUR

409 S. Alley

Daily @ 11:00 a.m.

(903) 665-8000

Reservations required

www.houseoftheseasons.com

*   SINGLETON’S VIRGINIA CROSS HISTORIC HOME TOUR

401 Soda St.

Saturday, October 15 @ 1:00 p.m.

(903) 665-3938 or (214) 725-6232

Call for reservations & additional tour dates and times

*   THE GROVE HAUNTED HISTORIC HOME TOUR

405 Moseley

Saturday, October 15 @ 2:00 p.m.

Sunday, October 16 @ 11:00 a.m.

(903) 665-8018

www.thegrove-jefferson.com

Call to confirm tour

* EXCELSIOR HOUSE HOTEL & JAY GOULD RAILCAR TOUR

211 W. Austin

Tours: Monday-Friday @ 2:00 p.m.

Saturday & Sunday @ 1:00 p.m. & 2:00 p.m.

(903) 665-2513

Call to confirm tour times

www.theexcelsiorhouse.com

*   JEFFERSON HISTORICAL MUSEUM

223 W. Austin

Open daily: 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

(903) 665-2775

www.jeffersonmuseum.com

*   THE GRACEFUL GHOST PADDLEWHEEL STEAMBOAT ON CADDO LAKE

Tuesday-Friday @ 12:00 noon, 2:00 p.m., 4:00 p.m.

Saturday @ 10:00 a.m., 12:00 noon, 2:00 p.m., 4:00 p.m.

Sunday & Monday: Closed

Pontoon Boat tours at any time with prior reservation

Location: Shady Glade Marina, 510 Cypress Drive, Uncertain, TX

(903) 789-2238

www.gracefulghost.com

Call for reservations & additional tours

* BILLY CARTER’S GO-DEVIL TOURS ON CADDO LAKE

Location: Johnson’s Ranch in Uncertain, TX

(903) 789-3213

Call for reservations

www.caddoguideservice.com

  CADDO OUTBACK BACKWATER TOURS

Personalized Tours of Caddo Lake

Uncertain, TX

(903) 789-3384 or (903) 679-9138

Call for reservations

www.caddooutback.com

*   CADDO LAKE PADDLEWHEEL TOURS “THE SWAMP THING”

Uncertain, TX

(888) 325-5459 or (903) 789-2101

Open: Saturday @ 10:00 a.m., 12:00 noon, 2:00 p.m. & 4:00 p.m.

Closed: Sunday-Friday

Additional tours by appointment

Call for reservations

*   CAPTAIN RON’S GATOR PARK, PETTING ZOO & GARDEN

FM Rd #2198

Uncertain, TX

(903) 789-2100

Open: Tuesday-Saturday @ 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

*   JEFFERSON CARNEGIE LIBRARY

301 W. Lafayette

Monday-Thursday @ 10:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.

Friday @ 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

Saturday @ 10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

Closed: Sunday

(903) 665-8911

www.jeffersoncarnegielibrary.com

Free internet access

Weekend Entertainment for Jefferson Texas October 6-9, 2011

October 6th, 2011 by carriagehouse

Boo Benefit

 JEFFERSON, TEXAS

WEEKEND ENTERTAINMENT

OCTOBER 6-9, 2011

* “14TH ANNUAL BOO BENEFIT”
Friday-Sunday, October 7-9
Registration & information: Auntie Skinner’s Riverboat Club & Restaurant
(903) 407-9117
www.boobenefit.org

* RODEO SPONSORED BY JEFFERSON LIVESTOCK ASSO.
Saturday, October 8, 15, 22 @ 7:30 p.m.
Location: Jefferson Rodeo Arena (2 miles Hwy 49 East)
Mutton Busting, Mini Bulls, Calf Scramble, Team Roping, Bull Riding
(903) 930-8920 or (903) 665-8087

* AUNTIE SKINNER’S RIVERBOAT CLUB & RESTAURANT
Thursday, October 6 : “Donnie Dodson & White Trash Wannabees” (Classic Rock) @
8:00 p.m.-12:00 midnight
Friday, October 7: “Lee Gibson” (Classic Rock) @ 2:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.
“Cody Jinks & Tone Deaf Hippies” (Rock N’Roll) @ 5:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.
“Teazur” @ 9:00 p.m.-1:00 a.m.
Saturday, October 8: “Donnie Dodson & White Trash Wannabees” (Classic Rock N’
Roll) @ 2:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.
“Doctor Doctor” (Classic Rock N’Roll) @ 5:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.
“Teazur” (Classic Rock N’Roll) @ 9:00 p.m-1:00 a.m.
(903) 665-7121

* RODEO SPONSORED BY JEFFERSON LIVESTOCK ASSO.
Saturday, October 1, 8, 15, 22 @ 7:30 p.m.
Location: Jefferson Rodeo Arena (2 miles Hwy 49 East)
Mutton Busting, Mini Bulls, Calf Scramble, Team Roping, Bull Riding
(903) 930-8920 or (903) 665-8087

* AUNTIE SKINNER’S RIVERBOAT CLUB & RESTAURANT
Thursday, October 6: “Donnie Dodson & White Trash Wannabees”
(Classic Rock) @ 9:00 p.m.-12:00 midnight
Friday, October 7: “Lee Gibson” (Classic Rock) @ 2:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.
“Cody Jinks & Tone Deaf Hippies” (Rock N’Roll) @ 5:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.
“Teazur” @ 9:00 p.m.-1:00 a.m.
Saturday, October 8: “Donnie Dodson & White Trash Wannabees” (Classic Rock
N’ Roll) @ 2:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.
“Doctor Doctor” (Classic Rock N’Roll) @ 5:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.
“Teazur” (Classic Rock N’Roll) @ 9:00 p.m-1:00 a.m.
(903) 665-7121

* KARAOKE
Saturday, October 8 @ 8:00 p.m.-12:00 midnight
Location: The Sandwich Shop, 123 W. Austin
(903) 601-2211

* TURNING BASIN RIVERBOAT TOURS
200 Bayou St.
CLOSED until further notice due to low water levels
(903) 665-2222
www.jeffersonbayoutours.com

* LONE STAR CARRIAGE COMPANY OF JEFFERSON
Historical tours of Jefferson by horse & carriage and Mule Drawn Wagon
Specializing in weddings
No tours: Friday-Sunday, October 7-9
Groups and special events available by appointment
Departs from corner of Austin & Market (across from the Jefferson Historical
Museum
(903) 926-8216
www.jeffersontexascarriage.com
Call for reservations

* JEFFERSON PEDAL POWER
122 E. Austin
Bicycles, Trikes, Tandems, Surreys & more
By reservation
(903) 926-5167

* HISTORIC JEFFERSON RAILWAY
“Terror on the Bayou” & Runaway Fright Train, October 7-9; 14-16; 21-23; 28-29
Tickets & information: (903) 665-6400 or (866) 398-2038
www.JeffersonRailway.com

* LAFAYETTE STREET VINTAGE VEHICLES CAR MUSEUM
112 W. Lafayette
Friday & Saturday, October 7-8 @ 1:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.
(903) 240-6180
Call for additional tours

* CULBERSON HOUSE HISTORIC HOME TOUR
403 N. Walnut
(903) 665-7888
www.culbersonhousebandb.com
* By reservation. Call for tour times

* HOUSE OF THE SEASONS HISTORIC HOME TOUR
409 S. Alley
Daily @ 11:00 a.m.
(903) 665-8000
Reservations required
www.houseoftheseasons.com

* SINGLETON’S VIRGINIA CROSS HISTORIC HOME TOUR
401 Soda St.
Saturday, October 8 @ 1:00 p.m.
(903) 665-3938 or (214) 725-6232
Call for reservations & additional tour dates and times

* THE GROVE HAUNTED HISTORIC HOME TOUR
405 Moseley
Saturday, October 8 @ 2:00 p.m.
Sunday, October 9 @ 11:00 a.m.
(903) 665-8018
www.thegrove-jefferson.com
Call to confirm tour

* EXCELSIOR HOUSE HOTEL & JAY GOULD RAILCAR TOUR
211 W. Austin
Tours: Monday-Friday @ 2:00 p.m.
Saturday & Sunday @ 1:00 p.m. & 2:00 p.m.
(903) 665-2513
Call to confirm tour times
www.theexcelsiorhouse.com

* JEFFERSON HISTORICAL MUSEUM
223 W. Austin
Open daily: 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
(903) 665-2775
www.jeffersonmuseum.com

* THE GRACEFUL GHOST PADDLEWHEEL STEAMBOAT ON CADDO LAKE
Tuesday-Friday @ 12:00 noon, 2:00 p.m., 4:00 p.m.
Saturday @ 10:00 a.m., 12:00 noon, 2:00 p.m., 4:00 p.m.
Sunday & Monday: Closed
Pontoon Boat tours at any time with prior reservation
Location: Shady Glade Marina, 510 Cypress Drive, Uncertain, TX
(903) 789-2238
www.gracefulghost.com
Call for reservations & additional tours

* BILLY CARTER’S GO-DEVIL TOURS ON CADDO LAKE
Location: Johnson’s Ranch in Uncertain, TX
(903) 789-3213
Call for reservations
www.caddoguideservice.com

* CADDO OUTBACK BACKWATER TOURS
Personalized Tours of Caddo Lake
Uncertain, TX
(903) 789-3384 or (903) 679-9138
Call for reservations
www.caddooutback.com

* CADDO LAKE PADDLEWHEEL TOURS “THE SWAMP THING”
Uncertain, TX
(888) 325-5459 or (903) 789-2101
Open: Tuesday-Saturday @ 10:00 a.m., 12:00 noon, 2:00 p.m. & 4:00 p.m.
Closed: Sunday & Monday
Additional tours by appointment
Call for reservations

* CAPTAIN RON’S GATOR PARK, PETTING ZOO & GARDEN
FM Rd #2198
Uncertain, TX
(903) 789-2100
Open: Tuesday-Saturday @ 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

* JEFFERSON CARNEGIE LIBRARY
301 W. Lafayette
Monday-Thursday @ 10:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.
Friday @ 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
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Christmas Rail of Light Tickets Now on Sale

September 17th, 2011 by carriagehouse

Christmas Rail of Lights

Celebrate Christmas Traditions Around the Globe

Rail of Lights Christmas & New Year’s Train – Jefferson, Texas

 Tickets are now on sale for Rail of Lights Christmas and New Year’s Train.  Make this a Christmas to remember aboard the Rail of Lights Christmas Train in Jefferson, Texas.  The unforgettable ride aboard an old-fashioned steam train departs each Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Thanksgiving through December 24. Passengers will enjoy lighted scenes along the Cypress Bayou River as they hear about “Christmas Traditions Around the Globe”.

Also, ring in the New Year with the Rail of Lights New Year’s Train running on December 30 and 31st. This ride will feature the dropping of the ball in Times Square, complete with beverages, noisemakers and a fantastic fire works show on every train ride.

The excursions will take you by a life-size nativity scene, the German Markets, Jerusalem and the Angel Tree.  Glimpse Christmas trees simply decorated reminiscent of the bare-limbed sourwood of the Appalachian Christmas Tree to the opulence of a re-created 1885 Christmas tree in the Smith-McDowell House in Asheville, North Carolina. View scenes representing Alaska, San Francisco, Australia and the Arizona Hopi Indian nation.

Enjoy an authentic life-sized 90-year old Christmas card as well as the post card sent by soldiers during World War II and other favorites: the aluminum tree, reminiscent of the 1960’s; a whimsical Teddy Bear tree; and Charlie Brown’s forlorn little Christmas tree.

The decorated historic railroad depot, complete with Santa Claus, captures the holiday spirit. The wonderful narrated tour, accompanied by a local vocalist, will also give patrons an opportunity to sing some of their favorite Christmas Carols as they create unique Christmas memories riding along the river.

Ticket Prices:  First Class $21; Coach Class: $14.75 – $16.50. Lap children unde

r 4 are free. First Class is offered in a beautiful historic, heated, enclosed coach. If you are riding Coach Class, be sure to dress warmly and bring a blanket, as you will be riding in open cars. Seating is limited so purchase your tickets early. The easiest way to get tickets is to order online at www.RailofLights.com.

Jefferson is nestled deep in the Piney Woods of East Texas. It seems frozen in time and is an elegant reminder of a bygone era. The downtown area will be aglow with lights and greenery during the holiday season. You will want to make Jefferson and the Christmas Train a tradition for your whole family.

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