It’s the most wonderful time of the year! You better not pout or cry because December is the time of the year to get out and enjoy the holidays with your family! We have a complete list of 20+ holiday events and activities going on in Beaumont just this month. Share with your friends, mark your calendars and let us know about the fun you have! 

Shopping

Main Street Market

Thursday, November 29, 4:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Friday, November 30, 10:00 am to 8:00 pm
Saturday, December 1, 10:00 am to 5:00 pm

Beaumont Civic Center
701 Main Street
Beaumont, TX 77701
Cost: $10

Brought to you by the Junior League of Beaumont, Main Street Market is a three-day, one-stop holiday shopping extravaganza featuring unique merchandise from more than 100 carefully selected vendors from Texas and across the country. Shop for clothing, gourmet foods, children's items, jewelry and more during the market. Listen to live entertainment and expect a visit from someone special. Main Street Market is held inside the Beaumont Civic Center in downtown.

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Children’s Holiday Party and Tree Lighting

December 6, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Texas Energy Museum
600 Main St.
Beaumont, TX 77701
Cost: Free

Family Arts Day

Join the Downtown Museum District on the grounds of the Texas Energy Museum and the Art Museum of Southeast Texas (AMSET) for the annual Children's Holiday Party and Tree Lighting. Children and their families are invited to celebrate the holiday season with hands-on activities at this festive celebration complete with a visit from Santa Claus. Bring the entire family and light up the season by creating festive ornaments, decorating holiday cookies, and visiting with Santa Claus before mailing a letter to the North Pole. Enjoy holiday carols, hot chocolate and more. Completing this afternoon of holiday fun is the lighting of the Christmas tree at 6 p.m. by Beaumont Mayor Becky Ames. Children are encouraged to decorate the tree with the ornaments they created, and take one home for their own decoration.

Family Fun

Classic Movie Nights

Jefferson Theatre

345 Fannin Street
Beaumont, TX 77701
7:30 pm
Doors open at 6:00 pm
Cost: $5

Enjoy Classic Movie Night in Beaumont, Tx

The Jefferson Theatre, built in 1927, is home to the Classic Movie Night series. Sip your favorite craft beer or wine in a beautiful historic theatre while enjoying a movie. In How the Grinch Stole Christmas you'll enjoy a live-action adaptation of the beloved children's tale by Dr. Seuss when the reclusive green Grinch decides to ruin Christmas for the cheery citizens of Whoville. (Rated: PG) In Elf, Buddy was accidentally transported to the North Pole as a toddler and raised to adulthood among Santa's elves. Unable to shake the feeling that he doesn't fit in, the adult Buddy travels to New York, in full elf uniform, in search of his real father. (Rated: PG) In A Christmas Story, follow the wintry exploits of youngster Ralphie Parker (Peter Billingsley), who spends most of his time dodging a bully and dreaming of his ideal Christmas gift, a "Red Ryder air rifle." (Rated: PG)

Gingerbread House Workshop

December 1, 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
Art Museum of Southeast Texas 
500 Main St.
Beaumont, TX 77701
Cost: $40 - $70

Gingerbread House

You won't want to miss this frosty workshop at the Art Museum of Southeast Texas featuring mini winter candy lands constructed from freshly baked gingerbread! This sugary workshop will be guided by Paige Neyland of Michaels Arts & Crafts Store in Beaumont. You'll create your very own candy encrusted gingerbread house to add to your home's holiday atmosphere. Call (409) 832-3432 for reservations and for more information.

McFaddin-Ward Holiday Photo Opportunity

McFaddin-Ward House
1906 Calder Avenue
Beaumont, TX 77701
Cost: Free

McFaddin-Ward Staircase

Once a year, the McFaddin-Ward House opens its doors and allows guests the chance to have their photo taken on the grand staircase. Just in time for holiday cards, it's the perfect opportunity to get the family dressed up! After having your photos taken, tour the museum grounds and Carriage House. Need other ideas for places to take holiday family photos? See more here.

 

Beaumont Classic Events

Christmas Candlelight Tour at the John J French House

December 7, 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
John Jay French Museum
3025 French Road
Beaumont, TX 77706
Cost: $5

John Jay French Christmas

Find old-fashioned Christmas spirit at the historic John Jay French Museum. Built in 1845, the French home will be decorated with fresh greenery, dried fruit, and candles much like the French family would have done all those years ago. Bring the kids, who can participate in hands-on activities that help recreate a Christmas from days long past. Light refreshments will be provided.

Christmas in Boomtown

December 8, 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Spindletop Gladys City/Boomtown
5550 Jimmy Simmons Blvd
Beaumont, TX 77705
Cost: Free admission with 3 canned good products

Christmas in Gladys City

Santa, carols, and crafts. One Southeast Texas attraction is combining tradition, local history, and fun to make for a unique holiday celebration. Spindletop-Gladys City Boomtown Museum, on the campus of Lamar University, will embrace the joy of the season with "Christmas in Gladys City."

Vintage Christmas at The Chambers House

December 13, 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
2240 Calder Avenue
Beaumont, TX 77701
Cost: Free

Chambers Christmas

See the Chambers House Museum decorated for the holidays with ornaments, cards, toys and more that belonged to the family. Interpreting the years 1920-1945, step back in time to see how the Chambers family would have celebrated Christmas!

Christmas Eggnog and Open House

McFaddin-Ward House Visitors Center
1906 Calder Avenue
Beaumont, TX 77701
Cost: Free

Eggnog Christmas

The McFaddin-Ward House invites you to its festive Eggnog Open House. See the lovely home decorated holiday style, much like the family who lived here did. Themed china and silver set the tables, red bows adorn the grand staircase, hundreds of poinsettias accent the rooms. Eggnog and refreshments will be served in the Visitor Center. Holiday choirs and musicians will entertain the public.

Holiday Theatre and Music 

Symphony of Southeast Texas Home for the Holidays

December 2, 3:00 - 5:00 pm
Julie Rogers Theatre
765 Pearl Street
Beaumont, TX 77701
Cost: Adults: $25, Seniors and Students: $15 

Symphony of Southeast Texas Christmas

Join the Symphony of Southeast Texas for “Home for the Holidays” to get in the holiday spirit with family and friends. The fifth annual holiday concert, will be a joyful celebration featuring popular seasonal songs performed in grand style by the orchestra and community partners. This performance is a family friendly and heartwarming way to capture the essence of the season featuring familiar holiday tunes and even a sing-along. *This show is not part of the subscription package. Seating is reserved on a first come, first served basis.

Tracy Byrd's Christmas Special

December 22, 7:00 pm
Jefferson Theatre
345 Fannin
Beaumont, TX 77701
Click here for ticket information

Byrd, a native of Southeast Texas, is known for his chart-topping hit singles, “Holdin’ Heaven” and “Ten Rounds with Jose Cuervo.” He has charted more than thirty hit singles in his career, including eleven additional Top Ten hits. He has also released ten studio albums and two greatest-hits albums, with four gold certifications and one double-platinum certification from the RIAA. 

Byrd was inducted into the Texas Country Music Hall of Fame in 2015 as part of the Texas Country Music Hall of Fame Show. After a decade of anticipation, his 10th studio album “All American Texan” was released in 2016.

 

Pick a fun holiday happening and make a night out of it with the family! Grab a bite to eat while you are out on the town! Check out our list of Top 10 Family Friendly Restaurants here.