Jefferson Texas is well know as a destination for the Christmas Season.
Please join us as we celebrate Christmas on the Bayou in Jefferson Texas!
This year everyone is going to be amping it up from November 24, 2016 thru January 1, 2017. Come to Jefferson for all your holiday shopping, dining and entertainment. Experience the town as we travel back to the past this Christmas. You will be delighted in the Riverport Ambassadors dressed in vintage costumes strolling through town for your enjoyment. Stop any of them and take a selfie or capture a photo of your group.
Events planned during the Christmas Season Include the Rail of Lights Train Rides, Jefferson Candlelight Tour of Homes, Bed and Breakfast Crawl, Wassail Tasting, Late evening Shopping and Dining and much more.
Rail of Lights Nov. 24 thru Dec. 31, 2016
The Christmas Train opens on November 24, 2016 and runs Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday through December 24, 2016. (Closed November 29 and December 25). More information can be found here or visit the Rail of Lights website for tickets.
Hometown Christmas Parade Nov. 26, 2016
Each year while the town of Jefferson is alive with the holiday spirit the Chamber hosts a Christmas Parade that is one of the delights of the season! Sign up now HERE or view map of route
Parade starts downtown at the corner of Austin St. and Walnut St. at 6PM – Rain or Shine After the parade be sure to join in the festivities at Lion’s Club Park for the Enchanted Forest Tree Lighting Ceremony!
Wassail Walk Saturday Dec. 3, 2016
During the Christmas on the Bayou many of our area stores will presenting their finest Wassail recipes for you to taste.
Saturday, Dec. 3, 2016 all day. Map and participating shops can be found on this page here
Candlelight Tour of Homes® Dec. 1 – 3 and Dec. 8 – 10, 2016
Experience the warmth of an old-fashioned Christmas during the 34th annual Candlelight Tour of Homes during the first two weekends in December. Hours: Dec. 1 – 3 and Dec. 8 – 10, Thursdays 3 pm – 7 pm. Friday and Saturday 5 pm – 9 pm
Get your official 34th Annual Candlelight Tour of Homes® tickets here! Or visit the website
Naughty and Nice Pub Crawl Friday Dec. 16th, 2016
This year even our local restaurant pubs are joining in the excitement of the season with the first ever Naughty and Nice Pub Crawl on Friday Dec 16th, 2016. Information on participating restaurants are found HERE.
Holiday Bed and Breakfast Crawl Saturday Dec. 17, 2016
Some of our B&B’s will open their doors to you this Christmas Season to let you take a peek inside. Meet the Innkeepers, taste some treats they provide for you and enjoy their holiday decorations and view some of their rooms (if available) Please visit this page for more information and to buy your tickets online.
Holiday Shopping in Jefferson Nov. 24, 2016 thru Jan. 1, 2017
On Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday’s you will be able to shop for extended evening hours.
Please stop in and say hello to the shopkeepers as you shop for your Christmas presents. View all businesses staying open for extended hours HERE
Holiday Dining in Jefferson Nov. 24, 2016 thru Jan. 1, 2017
On Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday’s you will be able to dine for extended evening hours in many of our restaurants.
Please be sure to leave yourself plenty of time for dining. Make reservations if possible. This is a very busy time of year with all the things to do in Jefferson. View all restaurants staying open for extended hours HERE