Christmas in Old Fort Concho returns this weekend

SAN ANGELO, TX –– The holiday season is in full swing and Christmas in Old Fort Concho returns this weekend to kick off the festivities in Concho Valley.

The historic event will return after a brief hiatus due to the pandemic. Starting Friday, December 3, families can stop by the fort for a plethora of Christmas entertainment, including a gingerbread house and decorated cookie contest.

The three-day event will officially start at 3:00 p.m. Friday with the winter rendezvous. Visitors will be able to tour the merchants and buildings and take part in a historical walking tour, the Winter Rendezvous Retreat Ceremony and visit Santa Claus from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

On Saturday, the day begins at 7:30 am with the traditional Lions Pancakes with Santa Claus. Part of the day’s events include the shootout in old Santa Angela, the base ball game in Fort Concho, and a musical night in another century.

The last day will start at 9:00 am with the Cowboy Chuck Wagon Breakfast. Visitors will have the opportunity to meet Santa Claus, see historic buildings and enjoy a winter wonderland spanning forty acres.

For a full schedule of events, visit the official Fort Concho website.

The three days will also include winter rendezvous, campsites with hundreds of pageants and vintage merchants that bring the 1800s to life.

The troops will also perform exercises, rides and weapons demonstrations along the parade ground.

Daily admission for children under the age is free, children ages 7-17 are $ 3, adults are $ 7, and seniors and military are $ 5. Weekend passes will also be available for sale.

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