December

Christmas on Texas Avenue will bring two days of art, entertainment and holiday fun and shopping to the area around Town Square Saturday and Sunday.

Vendor booths and entertainment will be in the 100, 200 and 300 blocks of Texas Avenue from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday and noon-4 p.m. Sunday.

Yvonne Thomas, DMD, president of Historic Baytown’s Art, Culture and Entertainment Council said more than 70 vendors have signed up for Saturday and 46 for Sunday.

There are some new activities available for kids this year, she said, with a petting zoo, pony rides and photos available with Oliver the Steer (who you may have met at the July 4 concert).

Santa and Mrs. Claus will be on hand for photos both days from 1:30-4 p.m. Saturday they will be at the Brunson Theater. Sunday they will be at the Art League, 110 W. Texas Ave.

The Art League will have its Christmas Gift Gallery open, and is also offering a 

The Baytown Car Show takes place during the same hours as Christmas on Texas Avenue Saturday, with more than 30 classic cars on display.

The Art League of Baytown will have its Christmas Art Gallery open to coincide with Christmas on Texas Avenue hours.

The ice skating rink is scheduled to be open 10 a.m.-2 p.m. and 6-11 p.m. Saturday and noon-4 p.m. Sunday. 

Scheduled performers for Saturday include the Texas Avenue Band, R. L. Bell, the Bowie Honors Choir, Nights of Joy, friends and students of David Joseph School of Musical Arts and the Darcie Dance Team.

Sunday entertainers include Moko Jumbies, Sana Productions, the Lee High School Jazz Band and Jonathan Guevara.

Food trucks will be on hand.

Those in the Christmas spirit have additional options. Baytown Historical Museum, 220 W. Defee Ave., is hosting its annual Christmas Tree Fantasy, with elaborately decorated trees on display. Admission is free. The museum is open 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday.

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