Journey back into time to Christmases past with this one-of-a-kind immersive program. Start your evening with a merry greeting at the Visitor Center with hot chocolate and coffee to warm your soul. Afterward, enjoy a classic holiday meal featuring the best and most scrumptious recipes from Christmas pasts. Take a turn on the dance floor to the music of the ever popular Pat Gavin and the Buckaroo Band. After your hearty Christmas meal, hop on our time-traveling tram that will take you on a journey to experience different Christmas Eve celebrations of the past:
First Stop: Travel back to Christmas Eve 1836 and join the Jones Family as they celebrate Texas independence from Mexico with a Christmas Eve celebration. Take a turn in the Stock Farm yard and talk with the newly-independent Texians as they chart a new course for their future.
Second Stop: Visit a cattle camp on Christmas Eve in 1870 and learn about the booming cattle industry post-Civil War. Chat with the cowboys and sing some tunes out on the lonely range while sipping hot coffee and cider by a roaring fire.
Third Stop: On your last stop, call on the Davis Victorian Mansion on Christmas Eve 1893. The Davis family is entertaining and the family children are staging a special Dickens production.
Roast Turkey with Gravy, Roast Goose with a Cranberry-Orange Sauce, Sage and Onion Stuffing, Mashed & Duchess Potatoes, Mixed Roasted Vegetable Medley, Apple Sauce & Fried Apples, Yeast Rolls, Plum Pudding with Hard Sauce, Blackberry & Peach Cobbler, Tea, Water, Coffee, Hot Chocolate & Cider