Jones Park Stages An Old-Fash­ioned Christmas

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Ex­pe­ri­ence the hol­i­day sea­son as cel­e­brated by 19th cen­tury Texas set­tlers Satur­day, Dec. 2 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Jesse H. Jones Park & Na­ture Cen­ter.

Visit the Red­bud Hill Home­stead to see re-en­ac­tors dressed in their hol­i­day finest demon­strate scenes from the past. Peek in­side an 1820s-style cabin as a grand­mother reads the Christmas story to chil­dren in an old rope bed piled high with quilts. Then, visit the wood­shop for a glimpse of Mr. and Mrs. Claus and the elves as­sem­bling toys of yes­ter­year. Ex­pe­ri­ence the glow­ing em­bers and ring of the black­smith’s anvil. Hear the mur­mur of sheep in the manger and wit­ness a live na­tiv­ity scene pre­sented by Berean Bap­tist Church. En­joy was­sail, a short­bread cookie tast­ing, Christmas car­ol­ing by can­dle­light, and the light­ing of the tree be­decked with hand­made or­na­ments.

A va­ri­ety of en­ter­tain­ment will take place at Jones’s Park out­door stage, in­clud­ing live mu­si­cal per­for­mances by the King­wood High School Madri­gals and Paragon Brass En­sem­ble. Chil­dren can also en­joy a hol­i­day craft and pho­tos with Santa in a cov­ered wagon. For those wish­ing to in­clude din­ner as part of their evening, Jesse Jones Park Vol­un­teers will of­fer a hot­dog combo for $4 per per­son or a roast pork din­ner plate for $9 per per­son. “Stock­ing Stuffers,” a se­lec­tion of hand­crafted items in the 19th cen­tury style, will be avail­able for pur­chase at con­ces­sions.

Reser­va­tions are re­quired and may be made be­gin­ning Wed­nes­day, Nov. 18 for Harris County res­i­dents and Mon­day, Nov. 23 for non-Harris County res­i­dents.

With lead­er­ship from Com­mis­sioner R. Jack Ca­gle, Jesse H. Jones Park & Na­ture Cen­ter is a Harris County Precinct 4 fa­cil­ity lo­cated at 20634 Kenswick Drive in Hum­ble. All pro­grams are free of charge and open to the pub­lic. Harris County Precinct 4 pro­grams serve peo­ple of all ages re­gard­less of so­cioe­co­nomic level, race, sex, re­li­gion, na­tional ori­gin, or phys­i­cal abil­ity. Jesse Jones Park Vol­un­teers (JJPV) wel­comes ap­pli­ca­tions from in­ter­ested par­tic­i­pants. For more in­for­ma­tion about the park or any of the ac­tiv­i­ties and pro­grams of­fered, please call 281-446-8588 or visit www.hcp4.net/ jones.

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