Winterfest lighted Christmas parade

Nov. 13, 2012 at 5:13 a.m.

The Winterfest Lighted Christmas Parade in downtown Gonzales will be at 7 p.m. Nov. 30. Enjoy the lighted floats, cars, bicycles, walking groups, and of course Santa will make his arrival in downtown Gonzales. Following the parade, the Christmas tree will be lit to officially turn on the Christmas Lights in downtown Gonzales. Carolers, music, arts and craft vendors, refreshments and Santa will be there to make this a joyous occasion.

Shop for jewelry, yard art, Christmas decorations, or that special gift at Santa's Market on Confederate Square starting at 9 a.m. on Dec. 1. Silent Santa will be on the square with a Bean and Chili Cook-off, silent auction, bake sale and much more.

Stroll from house to house on the Historic Homes Tour from 2 to 6 p.m. Dec. 1-2. Decorated for the holidays, six historic homes will be on tour for $15 or single ticket $5. Tickets are available at the Gonzales Chamber of Commerce, 414 St. Lawrence, Gonzales.

Attend Gonzales Pioneer Village "Stars in the Village." Stroll through this 1800s village after dark and enjoy period Christmas decorations blended with thousands of tiny twinkling lights. Enjoy punch and cookies while costumed historians play seasonal music on antique instruments. Gates will open at 6 p.m. and will close at 9 p.m. on Nov. 30 and Dec. 1.

Attend the Historic Organ Concert by Paul Keith at 7 p.m. on Dec. 1 at the Presbyterian Church, 414 St. Louis St.

Other attractions to visit Dec. 1-2 are the Episcopal Church of the Messiah, Old Jail Museum, Memorial Museum and our restored Historic County Courthouse.

Spend your weekend in the "Lexington of Texas" and experience history from the 1830s to the present while enjoying all of the Winterfest activities. Gonzales is located at the crossroads of U.S. 90A and U.S. Business 183. For additional information, visit or call the Gonzales Chamber of Commerce and Agriculture Office at 830-672-6532.



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