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, December 1, 4:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Friday, December 2, 10:00 am to 8:00 pm
Saturday, December 3, 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.

Shopping Bags

St. Anne Christmas Bazaar & Market

December 1, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
St. Anne Catholic Church
2715 Calder Avenue 
Beaumont, TX 77702
Cost: Free 

Come shop for yourself or anyone on your Christmas list at the St. Anne Church Christmas Bazaar! Wonderful gifts from local vendors including: Pecans, Jams & Jellies, Hand Crafted Jewelry, Stocking Stuffers, Ornaments, Prayer Journals, Stationary, Handbags, Clothing, Hand Painted Tiles and more. Spaghetti lunches will be available for purchase for $10.

Holiday Lights

Giving Tree Lighting Ceremony

December 1, 4:00 pm
Beaumont Police Department
255 College Street
Beaumont, TX 77701
Cost: Free

The annual Giving Tree lighting ceremony is a holiday tradition that has been going on for years in Beaumont. Join the Beaumont Police Department and Beaumont Animal Services for the lighting of The Giving Tree. Choose a leaf off the giving tree and get connected with a family who needs help with gifts this holiday season. 

Children’s Holiday Party and Tree Lighting

December 8, 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

December 2: How the Grinch Stole Christmas
December 9: Elf
December 16: A Christmas Story

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 3, 10:00 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

December 4, 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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.

Christmas Fest

December 9, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Golden Triangle Church on the Rock
2435 Highway 69 Access Road
Beaumont, TX 77705
Cost: Free

Join Golden Triangle Church on the Rock for Christmas Fest 2016! A night full of games, food, live music, toys, puppet shows and a carnival ride! Admission is free and concessions will be available for purchase. Bring an unwrapped toy to donate to the COTR Food Pantry Christmas Toy Drive for a free concession.

Pancakes with Santa and his Heroes

December 10, 8:00 am - 10:00 am
Applebee’s Dowlen
4275 Dowlen Road
Beaumont, TX 77706
Cost: $5

Pancakes

Stop by Applebee's on Dowlen to enjoy pancakes and take pictures with Santa and members of the Beaumont Fire and Police Departments. Proceeds will help fund scholarships for Lamar Institute of Technology in Beaumont's Right Path Program, along with the programs of the Jack and Jill of America Foundation. 

Santa’s Sleigh Is On Its Way Story Time

December 17, 11:00 am
Barnes & Noble Booksellers
4155 Dowlen Rd
Beaumont, TX 77706
Cost: Free

It's a magical Christmas Eve, and all of the children in your town are sleeping. Well, all of the children but you! How could you possibly fall asleep when you know Santa and his sleigh are on their way? Join Barnes & Noble for story time and activities featuring the book, Santa's Sleigh Is on Its Way!

Beaumont Classic Events

Christmas Candlelight Tour

December 9, 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 Gladys City

December 10, 10:00 am - 12:00 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."

Chambers House Christmas Tour

December 15, 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

December 15, 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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 

iRule’s Christmas in New York

December 2, 7:00 pm 
December 3, 2:00 pm

Westbrook Performing Arts Theater
4305 Calder
Beaumont, TX 77706
Cost: $10- $15

This performance will put you into the Christmas spirit and is great for the whole family. You will see numerous Christmas characters along with some awesome performers. This performance will also bring New York to the City of Beaumont. Come out and enjoy this fabulous show.

The Happy Elf

Show Dates: November 25, 26, December 2, 3*, 8, 9, 10
7:30 pm, 2:00 pm matinee *

Beaumont Community Players
4155 Laurel Ave
Beaumont, TX 77707
Cost: Children: $12, Adult $25, Seniors $23

Happy Elf

The Happy Elf tells the tale of Eubie the Elf, a lovable fellow who wants to spread Christmas joy throughout the town of Bluesville. You'll follow Eubie, the happiest elf in the North Pole. More than anything else, Eubie longs to be a part of Santa’s sleigh team. Instead, he’s stuck checking the naughty-or-nice lists. Then one Christmas Eve he sees something strange: in the whole town of Bluesville, not a single person has been nice. With a pinch of elfish magic and a magical whoosh, Eubie’s off to Bluesville. But can he turn a whole town of naughty children nice in just one day? (Rated: G)

Symphony of Southeast Texas Home for the Holidays

December 4, 7:30 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.

Kaiser Family Christmas

December 23, 9:00 pm
Backyard Music Hall
3871 Stagg Drive
Beaumont, TX 77701
Cost: $10

The Backyard Music Hall presents Kaiser Family Christmas. Brothers David Lee and Jimmy Kaiser invite you to celebrate the holidays at their annual Kaiser Family Christmas! A little country, acoustic and other genres mixed together for great fun! This event is 18 and up.

Holiday Runs

Insane Inflatable 5k

December 3, 8:30 am
Ford Park Event Center
5115 Interstate 10 S
Beaumont, TX 77705
Cost: $49 - $100

Inflatable 5K

The Insane Inflatable 5K is coming to Beaumont! Get ready to experience the most fun, wild and insane obstacle run in the world. Get “pumped up” for a course filled with the world’s largest and most extreme inflatable obstacles ever produced. Here’s your chance to be a kid at heart, and insane by choice! Minimum height requirement: 42".

Tacky Christmas Sweater Fun Run and Party

December 16, 6:30 pm
Luke’s Icehouse Beaumont
2325 Calder Ave
Beaumont, TX 77702
Cost: Free

Ugly Sweater Party

Come out dressed in your tackiest Christmas sweater for some holiday cheer with your fellow Golden Triangle Strutters. Enjoy a free fun run along Calder Ave and the highly anticipated Tacky Christmas Sweater contest.

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.