Christmas at Old Fort Concho
It's time again for Christmas at Old Fort Concho, this Friday-Sunday!
It's 3 days filled with food, fun, historic re-enactments, shopping and much more!
Here's the schedule:
Friday, December 4th:
Saturday, December 5th:
Sunday, December 6th:
$5.00-Seniors & Military
Free-Children under 6
$10.00-Seniors & Military
Here are some of the many activities going on:
Christmas Shopping in the Historic Fort Buildings ~ Browse through Officers’ Row, Commissary and Barracks for unique gift ideas brought to you by merchants and artisans from around the state and nation.
Cowboy Church Service ~ Join us for an old- fashioned church service with preaching and singing. Hosted by the San Angelo Cowboy Church on Sunday, at 10:00 a.m. in the Stables.
Santa’s House ~ Children of all ages are invited to Santa’s House! Take the Candy Cane Path to the Headquarters Building. Make an ornament with the Elves, read with Mrs. Claus, and write letters to Santa before visiting with him. Parents are requested to stay with their children.
Base Ball ~ Come out and cheer for your favorite team! The Fort Concho Enterprise will take the field on Saturday at 2:00 p.m. Chapel ~ The old fashioned sounds of Christmas come alive with area church choirs and special entertainers.
Entertainment Area ~ Enjoy the talents of local entertainers in the Arc Light Entertainment Area in Barracks 1.
Gingerbread House & Christmas Cookie Display ~ Step into the Post Hospital to see fanciful gingerbread houses and cookies decked out in their holiday best. Check out creativity in frosting and discover the contest winners!
Christmas Art Display ~ Christmas at Old Fort Concho’s art show! Come to the Quartermaster and see the wonderful visions of Christmas submitted by students from around the Concho Valley.
Winter Rendezvous ~ See the soldiers and civilians of the past brought to life by living history reenactors. Old Santa Angela ~ Visit the Concho Cowboy Company in Old Santa Angela and glimpse some of the best that the wild and wooly west has to offer! Hang around - a bit of gunfire might break out.
Historic Walking Tours ~ Experience the history of Fort Concho as staff take you on a free guided tour of the site. Learn more about the establishment and abandonment of the site, the buildings, the people, and the legacy that is Fort Concho. Tours will start at the Visitor Center. Tours will be offered at 4:00 on Friday and Saturday, and 1:00 on Sunday. Weldon Henson
Cowboy Christmas Dance ~ Weldon Henson headlines this popular Christmas concert and dance. Proceeds from this event will benefit San Angelo Cultural Affairs and Fort Concho. Thursday at 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm. $25.00 PER PERSON IN THE STABLES; FOR TABLE INFO CALL SACAC AT (325) 653-6793 Lions Pancakes with Santa ~
Join Santa for pancakes on Saturday morning. Bring the whole family! Beat the line by taking advantage of a great deal - purchase the combo breakfast/admission ticket. Hosted by the San Angelo Lions Clubs. Breakfast will be served in the Stables from 7:30 am - 11:00 am $6.00 PER PERSON FOR BREAKFAST ONLY, $10.00 PER PERSON FOR BREAKFAST AND GROUNDS ADMISSION, CHILDREN SIX AND UNDER FREE
Cowboy Chuck Wagon Breakfast ~ Join us for a classic chuck wagon breakfast of scrambled eggs, sausage, biscuits & gravy, coffee and juice. Sunday morning from 9:00 a.m. to 10 a.m. hosted by the San Angelo Cowboy Church Chuck Wagon Team. $10.00 PER PERSON IN THE STABLES
Frontier Christmas Ball & Concert ~ Dance to live period music in the historic fort stables on Saturday from 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. A fun alcohol-free family event of music, dance and entertainment. Period clothing is not required but is encouraged and welcome. $10.00 PER ADULT, $5.00 PER SENIOR/MILITARY/STUDENT , CHILDREN 6 AND UNDER FREE Elf’s Kitchen ~ Come visit one of Santa's elf bakers. She and her helpers will assist you decorate cookies and a cupcake. We might sneak in an elf game too! Refreshments will be provided. Ages 5-10. There will be one session on Saturday at 10:00 a.m. $10.00 PER CHILD IN QUARTERMASTER BUILDING
Indian Lore ~ Learn about Native American culture, listen to Indian lore and make crafts to take home. Refreshments are provided. Two sessions will be held on Saturday: ages 9-12 at 10:00 a.m. and ages 5-8 at 12:00 noon. $10.00 PER CHILD IN THE INDIAN VILLAGE Boot Camp ~ Enlist as a soldier of the past! Learn to drill and march, sample soldiers’ rations and take home a souvenir of your trip to the past. Held on Saturday: ages 6-12 at 10:30 a.m. Refreshments are provided. $10.00 PER CHILD IN BARRACKS 5
Santa’s Workshop ~ Children ages 5-11 will enjoy making holiday crafts to take home. Refreshments are provided. There will be two sessions on Saturday at 1:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. $10.00 PER CHILD IN THE QUARTERMASTER BUILDING
Lil’ Cowpoke Christmas ~ Come little doggies to our Cowpoke Christmas. Wear your finest cowpoke clothes. See a cowboy do rope tricks, make some crafts and eat a snack. Ages 5 to 10 are welcome. One session on Saturday at 2:00 p.m. $10.00 PER CHILD IN QUARTERMASTER BUILDING
Birdie & Harry Cooper’s Christmas ~ Come join Birdie and Harry as they celebrate a pioneer Christmas. Crafts, games and songs will get the little ones in the Christmas spirit. Refreshments are provided. Ages 5 to 10 are welcome. There will be one session at 4:00 p.m. on Saturday. $10.00 PER CHILD IN THE QUARTERMASTER BUILDING.
For More information go to FortConcho.com!