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The Holiday Season In San Angelo

We hope that your family is just as excited about the holiday season as we are! San Angelo is the place to be this winter. From telling Santa what you hope to receive this year, seeing a beautiful light show along the Concho River, or laughing along to The Christmas Story musical, San Angelo offers fun for the whole family.

We #SanAngeLove that our beautiful city is so rich in its traditions, new and old. There are plenty of festivities planned and we look forward to a season full of holiday cheer.

November 27 - Railway Museum of San Angelo

Santa Claus is coming to town…by train! The Railway Museum of San Angelo’s annual Santa’s Santa Fe Christmas will be held on Saturday, November 27th from 10 am- 4 pm. Good ol’ Saint Nic himself will make his grand arrival by train at 10 am. Stick around for free photo opportunities with Santa and so much more!

Guests can partake in shopping in a variety of vendor booths. Various food trucks will be on-site selling their delicious entrees! Catch a ride around the Railway Museum on the Choo Choo Express train. Tour the museum at normal admission rates and shop for souvenirs & gifts at the gift shop.

November 27 & 28 - The Chicken Farm Art Center

The Chicken Farm Art Center invites you to our 50th Annual Thanksgiving Open House! Two days of great art, music, food, and fun! Friday (Nov 27th) 10am-5pm Saturday (Nov 28th) 10am-5pm

November 30 - Angelo State University

It's the most wonderful time of the year! Celebrate the start of the holiday season with Angelo State at our annual Christmas Tree Lighting. Join us for an evening of free activities, including a synthetic ice skating rink, ornament and cookie decorating stations, a special Holiday Pops concert by the ASU Symphony Orchestra and Chorale, and free refreshments. Plus, there will be plenty of photo opportunities with Roscoe, Bella, and Dominic! The event will take place in front of the Mayer Museum, 2501 W. Ave. N.

December 3-31 - Concho Christmas Celebration

The Tour of Lights is a 2.5-mile drive along the banks of the Concho River and features over three million lights. The celebration includes a static light display, a Live Nativity scene, the Community Tree Lighting Ceremony, the Lights of Christmas Parade, Bike Through the Lights with Santa; Run Rudolph Run, a walk/run event; the annual Tuba Christmas concert, Kayak Through the Lights, the KCSA FM 97.1 FM radio broadcast, and the extraordinary light tour.

December 3 - 5 - Christmas At Old Fort Concho

Kick-off the holiday season by visiting Fort Concho’s largest annual event. Held during the first full weekend in December, Christmas at Old Fort Concho transforms the fort’s 40 acres and 24 buildings into a winter wonderland. Each day at Fort Concho visitors can experience the Winter Rendezvous, campsites with hundreds of re-enactors and period traders who bring the 1800s to life. During daylight hours the many troops on the Parade Ground will drill, ride, and shoot their weapons. The artillery demonstrations (blanks-of course) will definitely catch your attention! Inside the fort’s many original buildings, merchants and artisans from across Texas and the Southwest offer items to start your Christmas shopping. A Food Court will offer various food options, strolling musicians, and staged musical activity will keep the grounds lively, and the Children’s Areas will provide many crafts and activities free for all youngsters.

December 9, 11, & 16 - Miracle on Oakes St.

They say everything is bigger in Texas. Another more seasonally appropriate phrase states; everything Christmas is bigger in San Angelo. Nothing in Texas shines brighter than this city in December. The exhibit, Christmas at The Coop, has become a holiday tradition for many people in the Concho Valley. The free Christmas exhibit allows families to have fun, learn and engage in holiday cheer for no cost. Art activities, movies, free pictures with Santa Claus and tons of fun things to look at are part of SAMFA’s idea to thank the community and say a loud Merry Christmas!

This year we are extending the Christmas cheer to the rest of the galleries on Oakes street and naming this new holiday tradition Miracle on Oakes Street. Not only will Christmas at the Coop be open, but so will Studio Rio, Gallery Verde, and The Gas Station. SAMFA staff will have the artwork for sale at the Gas Station live music, artist demos, NEW FREE activities with Concho Clay Studio including glazing a cookie plate for Santa during Family Day on December 11 or making an ornament during December 16's Downtown Strong. You can see artists' demos, enjoy beer from Plateau Brewery, and BBQ from Southernsmoke BBQ in Studio Rio. Gallery Verde will be hosting Folk and Traditional Artists in its exhibition space. Miracle on Oakes Street will be open Thursday, December 9, 5 – 8 pm; Saturday, December 11, 10 – 2 pm; and Thursday, December 16 5 – 8 pm.

December 10 & 11 - Hee Holidays

Spend a magical evening with Santa and the donkeys! Ticket price includes Breakfast for dinner, a photo with Santa, both printed and digital, and lots and lots of donkeys. Held on the grounds of the Peaceful Valley Donkey Rescue, the World's largest donkey rescue organization, all proceeds from the event will benefit the PROJECT DONKLOVE, Peaceful Valley Donkey Rescue's community outreach program. Friday, December 10, 2021, 6:00 pm-8:30 pm & Saturday December 11, 2021 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm.

December 10 - McNease Convention Center

Conexion San Angelo will host their annual Christmas Posada on December 10, at the McNease Convention Center from 6-9 pm. The posada will have toys for children. No need to sign up but the child must be present. There will be tamales, conchas, hot chocolate, and candy bags. Entertainment by Mariachi Alma Mexicana.

Dec 11- Holly-Days in the Park

The 6th Annual Holly-Days in the Park is December 11. There will be FREE park admission from 6-8 pm. It will feature a drive-thru light tour and you can stop at the Chaparral Pavilion to take a picture with Santa and Smokey Bear.

Dec 11 & 12 - Pumpkins & Poinsettias

Join Pecan Creek Farm and Ranch on December 11, 10-9 pm & December 12, 12-6 pm for their Annual Pumpkins and Poinsettias Christmas Event! Enjoy good eats, great fun, winter crafts, a holiday market, and guaranteed cheer as you celebrate the holiday season.

Nov 19th - 21st

Dec 4th @ 7PM

Nov 30th @ 7PM

Dec 5th @ 2PM & 4PM

Dec 17th - 19th

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