Talking Texas Christmas Around the Texas Forts Trail Region

Get in the Christmas Spirit

The kids are out of school and families are planning for the holidays. Need to get out of the house and do not know where to go? The Big Country has a lot of activities to offer for families during the Holiday Season, and they are all within a few hours of Abilene.  



City Sidewalks

This event takes place in Downtown Abilene and features shopping, a parade, and lots of fun! Local businesses open their doors and local vendors line the street while live music fills the streets. Many places offer goodies like hot chocolate, cider, cookies, popcorn, and much more!      


Christmas Lane

Enjoy light door scenes sponsored by local businesses while driving around in your car at the Abilene State Supported Living Center. There is also and indoor display featuring animated dolls and figurines.     



The Texas Cowboys’ Christmas Ball

The Cowboys’ Christmas Ball first took place in 1885 at the Star Hotel. There            was not much to do in Anson so the hotel operator had the idea of having a ball the weekend before Christmas. Little did he know the ball would become an Anson tradition. The Christmas Ball features a re-enactment of the 1885 ball and three days of dancing and live music.     



Christmas Open House

Go back to a 1890’s Christmas in Pioneer Town. Role-players take you back in time with holiday crafts, storytelling, and music. Santa and Mrs. Claus will be there too!


San Angelo


Christmas at Old Fort Concho

Celebrate the Christmas Season on the grounds of this 1870’s frontier fort. Special programs will take place in the 20 historic buildings and grounds. The event includes decorations, living history demonstrations, shopping, and food!


Wichita Falls

“Christmas Toys and Christmas Joys”

Swing by the Museum of North Texas History to see this magical holiday exhibit. The exhibit features model trains, dolls, G.I Joe, and a three-story Victorian dollhouse.


“A Christmas Carol: A Live Radio Drama”

Watch the story of Ebenezer Scrooge come alive in this unique take on a holiday classic. The show takes place on stage at the Backdoor Theatre; as a radio show within a play, complete with holiday music, commercials and live sound effects.


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