It’s the most wonderful time of the year in Beaumont, Texas! We may not get snow, but there are plenty of holiday events going on to keep you in the holiday spirit. From musicals, theatre, festivals, movie nights, craft classes and more, the Convention and Visitors Bureau has the most complete list of holiday events in the Southeast Texas area. We hope to see you around town!

Family Friendly

KCS Holiday Express Train
November 28, 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
KCS Yard
4095 S MLK Parkway
Beaumont, Tx 77710
Cost: Free

All aboard for the KCS Holiday Express! This six-car train brings Santa Claus and his elves to communities throughout the U.S. train network at scheduled stops.

Annual Holiday Party & Tree Lighting
December 3, 3:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Art Museum of Southeast Texas
500 Main St
Beaumont, Tx 77701
Cost: Free

Celebrate the holiday season with hands-on activities at this festive celebration with a visit from Santa Claus. Enjoy holiday carols, hot chocolate, decorating holiday cookies and creating holiday ornaments. The lighting of the Christmas tree is at 6pm by Beaumont Mayor Becky Ames. Children are encouraged to decorate the tree with ornaments they created. 

Main Street Market
December 3 - 5
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 vendors. There will even be a visit from Santa!

Classic Movie Nights at the Jefferson
December 4, 7:30 pm: “Elf”
December 11, 7:30 pm: “Home Alone” 
Jefferson Theatre
345 Fannin Street
Beaumont, Tx 77701
Cost: $5

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 the movie.

“It’s a Wonderful Life” Free Movie Night
December 10, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
McFaddin-Ward House
1906 Calder Avenue
Beaumont, Tx 77701
Cost: Free

Join the McFaddin-Ward House for this holiday classic. “It’s a Wonderful Life” starring Jimmy Stewart and Donna Reed. Made in 1946, it's still a favorite for all!

Eggnog Evening
December 17, 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
McFaddin-Ward House
1906 Calder Avenue
Beaumont, Tx 77701
Cost: Free

It’s the McFaddin-Ward House's signature Christmas event, and one that is sure to please the entire family! 

Theatre & Music

The Best Christmas Pageant Ever
November 20 - December 5
Betty Greenberg Center for the Performing Arts
4155 Laurel Ave
Beaumont, Tx 77707
Cost: Adults $20, Seniors/Students $18, Children $12

In this hilarious Christmas classic, a couple struggling to put on a church Christmas pageant is faced with casting the Herdman Kids - probably the most awful kids in history.

Babes in Toyland
December 3 - 4, 6:30 pm
Julie Rogers Theatre
765 Pearl St
Beaumont, Tx 77701

Presented by the Southeast Texas Ballet Company, Babes in Toyland is a holiday classic. A girl awakes in a magic world filled with toys. Tickets can be purchased at Taylor Dance Studio. Call 409-727-4977 for information.

The Nutcracker
December 12 - 13, 2:30 pm
Julie Rogers Theatre
Beaumont, Tx 77701
Cost: $5 - $20

Presented by Beaumont Civic Ballet, The Nutcracker is a timeless ballet masterpiece that continues to be enjoyed year after year.

The Symphony of Southeast Texas: “Home for the Holidays”
December 6, 3:00 pm
Julie Rogers Theatre
765 Pearl St
Beaumont, Tx 77701
Cost: Adults $25, Seniors/Students $15

The Symphony of Southeast Texas presents its fourth annual holiday concert. Featuring popular seasonal songs performed in grand style by the orchestra and community partners, it's sure to be a joyful celebration.

Branson on the Road - Christmas Style
December 17, 7:00 pm
Jefferson Theatre
345 Fannin Street
Beaumont, Tx 77701
Cost: Adults $20, Children $10

What do you get when you bring together a fiddle, mandolin, banjo, guitar, upright slap bass, beautiful rhinestone costumes, hilarious comedy and country Christmas, bluegrass, rockabilly and gospel? America’s Favorite Road Show!
BOTH - The Nativity Story
December 17, 7:30 pm
Betty Greenberg Center for the Performing Arts
4155 Laurel Ave
Beaumont, Tx 77707
Cost: Free, but must reserve tickets

Presented by the Beaumont Community Players, the story of the birth of Jesus is told with Beatles music. A full chorus choir of 100 people are performing! A true community event! Call 409-833-4664 for tickets.

Beaumont Classic Events

Christmas in Boomtown
December 5, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Spindletop Gladys City/Boomtown Museum
5550 Jimmy Simmons Blvd
Beaumont, Tx 77705
Cost: Free, with 3 canned goods

Santa, carols, and oil. 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 Boomtown." The replica gusher will blow at 12:00 pm.

Chambers House Christmas Tour
December 5, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
The Chambers House
2240 Calder Avenue
Beaumont, Tx 77701
Cost: Free

The Beaumont Heritage Society will host a Christmas open house where visitors can see the historic Chambers House decorated for the holidays.

Candlelight Christmas Tour
December 6, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
John Jay French Museum
3025 French Road
Beaumont, Tx 77706
Cost: Free

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 what would have been done long ago. 

McFaddin-Ward Holiday Open House
December 12, 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
McFaddin-Ward House
1906 Calder Avenue
Beaumont, Tx 77701
Cost: Free

Enjoy a simpler, more peaceful Christmastime experience. Tour the first floor of the museum and see the halls fully decked for the holidays. Sample traditional Christmas cookies and punch while you relax and listen to the music of the season.

Christmas at the Station
December 12th, 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Fire Museum of Texas
400 Walnut
Beaumont, Tx 77701
Cost: Free

Enjoy Christmas in the historic 1927 fire station, which will be decorated for the holidays! Children will be invited to make holiday crafts and enjoy hot cocoa. 


Wesley United Methodist Church Nederland
December 11 - 13, 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
3515 Helena Ave
Nederland, Tx 77627

This is the biggest nativity event in Southeast Texas. See live animals and actors recreate the day Jesus was born. The amazing performances include Mary, Joseph, baby Jesus, the three wise men, along with barn animals with historical backdrops.

North Orange Baptist Church: Village of the Nativity
December 11 - 12, 6:00 pm
4775 N. 16th St
Orange, Tx 77632

Walk through a live nativity village with people reenacting the scenes from the day. Food, hot beverages and children’s treats will be included. 

St. Anne Catholic School
December 9, 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
375 North 11th Street
Beaumont, Tx 77702

Fourth graders from St. Anne Catholic School participate in a live nativity. The nativity will take place in the Angel Garden area of the school.

Holiday DIY Arts & Crafts

Junkin Gypsy Craft Workshop
2530 Texas Ave
Bridge City, Tx 77611
Cost: Prices vary per project, see website for details.

Sign up for a group class to make your own holiday, Christmas sign or nativity scene. Junkin Gypsy provides all the materials and work space, you just come and craft! 

Michaels Craft Class
4450 North Dowlen Road
Beaumont Tx 77706
Cost: $2

Michaels offers holiday craft classes for kids throughout the month of December. A snowflake ornament, snowman mobile and Santa belts are a few of the craft projects kids can create this holiday season.

Home Depot Craft Class
December 5th, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
3910 Eastex Freeway
Beaumont, Tx 77703
Cost: Free

Home Depot offers free DIY workshops for kids on certain Saturdays. For December, the project is a fun stacking block set. You can decorate your blocks with paint and stickers and bring it home!

Gander Mountain Workshop
December 12, 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
5855 Eastex Freeway
Beaumont,TX 77706
Cost: Free

Bring your friends for fun a fun holiday craft project, activities, giveaways and much more! 

We also have holiday parade details for cities throughout Southeast Texas including: Port Arthur, Groves, Nederland, Port Neches, Orange, Silsbee and Winnie. You can find details for these parades and other holiday events on our holiday events calendar. Besides holiday events and places to stay, we have a complete list of local stores and shops where you can do your holiday shopping!