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2018 SWBS Christmas Weekend

  • December 07, 2018
  • December 09, 2018
  • La Grange Texas (3T5)

SOUTHWEST BONANZA SOCIETY

Celebrations Christmas

La Grange, Texas

December 7 - 9, 2018

It has taken a lot of work, but our Christmas weekend is now completely finalized. We will be

traveling to the historic community of La Grange, Texas for this year’s Christmas celebration.

Because the way the calendar falls, most venues are not beginning their Christmas season

celebration until this weekend. Looked at the previous weekend starting on November 30th, and

there just weren’t many options for a season-themed weekend.


Therefore, our weekend will begin on December 7th and continue until departure on December

9th. We’ll have a fun-filled day on Friday which will keep us busy after arriving at the Fayette

Regional Air Center Airport (3T5) in La Grange, Texas. Friday afternoon will include a short

trip to Monument Hill & Kreische Brewery State Historic Site tour topped off with a

Christmas light show and dinner at Lights of Tejas.


Saturday will be a day to explore the historic town of La Grange with the following options

available:

1. Fayette County Courthouse. Completed in 1891, the three-story building will be

open for docent tours from 9 am - 2 pm.

2. Texas Heroes Museum. Museum of heroes who fought for Texas’ independence

to present day heroes located in the Old Fayette County Jail constructed in 1883.

3. Texas Quilt Museum. Featuring three exciting exhibits including one by

legendary artist and innovator Kaffe Fassett.

4. Historic Faison Home. Built in the mid-19th century, one of the oldest homes in

Fayette County featuring original furnishings of the Faison family.

5. Historic Casino Hall (which is their visitor’s bureau). Built in 1881 by social

club founded German immigrants featuring social events and traveling plays.

6. Texas Czech Heritage & Cultural Center. Czech heritage cultural museum.

7. Local wineries and tasting rooms. Several local wineries and tasting rooms in

the immediate vicinity.


Saturday evening will be our annual Christmas dinner at Celebrations in downtown La Grange.

Happy hour will begin at 6 pm with an open cash bar. Dinner will begin at 7 pm in their

Christmas-decorated private catering venue next door.


We will have shuttle vans available for the weekend.


We have blocked 40 rooms at the local Best Western in La Grange at a rate of $120/night. Call

them directly at 979-968-6800. Please complete the attached registration form and call into the

Best Western to book your room.


Itinerary

December 7 - 9, 2018

Friday (7th):

10:00 am - 01:00 pm Arrivals to La Grange Airport (3T5)

(Light lunch for those arriving hungry)

01:00 pm - 02:00 pm Hospitality suite open for meet-and-greet

02:00 pm - 05:00 pm Monument Hill & Kreische Brewery State Park

06:30 pm - 09:30 pm Lights of Tejas Christmas light show and meal

10:00 pm - 11:30 pm Hospitality suite open for end-of day socializing


Saturday (8th):

All day On your own for sight-seeing and shopping

02:00 pm - 05:30 pm Hospitality suite open for socializing

06:00 pm - 09:00 pm Christmas Dinner at Celebrations on the Square

(Cash bar will be open)

09:30 pm - 11:00 pm Hospitality suite open for after-dinner socializing


Sunday (9th):

08:00 am - 12:00 noon Shuttle service to La Grange Airport


The link below contains the registration form

SWBS Christmas weekend - 2018-12-07.pdf

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