City workers put the finishing touches on the ice rink in Town Square. The rink was scheduled to open Friday but warm weather has pushed opening back to Saturday. 

Baytown’s Christmas on Texas Avenue returns to the Downtown Arts District Dec. 7-8, with entertainment and vendor booths in and around Town Square from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday and noon-4 p.m. Sunday.

The event brings live music, along with food trucks and children’s activities and the Christmas on Texas Avenue Car Show. 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 open 6-11 p.m. Saturday and noon-4 p.m. Sunday. The opening was pushed back due to warm weather.

Scheduled performers include the Texas Avenue Band, R. L. Bell, the Bowie Honors Choir, Nights of Joy, the Darcie Dance Team and, on Sunday, the Lee High School Jazz Band.

About 40 vendors are registered for Saturday, with some staying for both days—most will have holiday gift items for sale.

Dec. 1 is the deadline to reserve a space as a vendor. You can find registration information on the “Christmas on Texas Avenue” Facebook page.

Town Square Park at 213 W. Texas Avenue is the focal point for activity, but the fun will extend into adjacent blocks on Texas Avenue.

With Texas Avenue closed for the event, you’ll find parking available on Defee Avenue and Pearce Avenue, a block north and south of Texas.

Christmas on Texas Avenue is sponsored by The Historic Baytown’s Art, Culture and Entertainment Council, an alliance of businesses and organizations in the Downtown Arts District.

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