Winter in East Texas Is a Romantic Season

On a brisk, crisp evening of winter in West Texas, what could be more romantic than snuggling tight with your sweetie in a horse drawn carriage, wrapped in a warm blanket with a steaming mug of cocoa under the twinkling stars of a cold winter’s night.

Spend a Romantic Winter in East Texas

Don’t let the frost on the pine trees in the morning fool you, Jefferson is a hot place to visit in the Winter. From romantic horse drawn carriage rides along the brick lined streets on Valentines to the rowdy party of Mardi Gras, Winter is a lot of fun in this small town. If you are looking for something more intimate, then enjoy a snuggle with your sweetheart by the fire pit in the Garden Courtyard of the Carriage House.

Events During Winter in East Texas

Here is a list of festivals and events for the area for the winter months. Please remember that winter weather can be unpredictable. So please call us to make sure your favorite tour or activity will be running during your stay.

01/12/13 – Rafael Espinoza Concert – Texas County/ Bluesman performance at the Jefferson Visitor Center starting at 7pm.  For more information call 925-497-3915

01/17/13 – 01/20/13 – Girlfriend’s Weekend 2013 “The Gilded Age” – Spend 3 days at the countries largest book club convention.  Mingle and visit with some of your favorite authors and hear from these writers their inspirations for the work.  For more information, please call 903-665-7520.

01/25/13 – 01/27/13 – Quilts on the Bayou 2013 Quilt Show– Weekend long quilt show held at the Jeffersonian Institute featuring demonstrations, vendors, and the most beautiful quilts in East Texas.  For more information, please call 903-755-2095.

01/26/13 – Krewe of Hebe Queen Mab Ball – The first event of the Mardi Gras season in Jefferson.  For more information, please call 903-665-2111.

02/03/13 –  Chocolate Sunday – Come enjoy chocolate desserts by some of Jefferson’s finest chef’s at Jefferson’s newest Art Gallery, The Gallery.  Doors open at 3pm with a $10 admission fee.  For more information 903-665-2310.

02/08/13 – 02/10/13 – Mardi Gras Upriver “Super Heroes” – Weekend long Mardi Gras celebration in Jefferson featuring three parades, parties, live music throughout the historic district, food and vendors.  For more information, please call 903-665-3733.

02/15/13 – Lacie Carpenter & The Southern String Line Performance – Country, Bluegrass, Appalachian, Celtic Violin and Fiddle performance.  For more information or tickets, please call 925-497-3915

02/16/13 – Valentines’ Dinner and Music – The Excelsior House will be hosting a special dinner for Valentine’s Day weekend with entertainment provided by pianist, Jim Hammer.  For more information or tickets, please call 903-665-2513

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Mardi Gras will be celebrated by the Krewe of Hebe in Jefferson February 8th - 10th.

Snowy BayouAlthough it is rare for it to snow in Jefferson, when it does the bayous and swamps become even more mystical.

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