Holiday Happenings

LBJ State Park celebrates Christmas with 43rd annual tree lighting ceremony

LBJ State Park celebrates Christmas with 43rd annual tree lighting ceremony

Each year, LBJ State Park celebrates the holiday season with an annual Christmas tree lighting ceremony, open to the public.

The evening begins with Christmas tunes performed by the oldest German band in the country, along with tours of the LBJ White House and the Sauer-Beckmann Living History Farm, decorated for the season.

And what would a Johnson family Christmas party be without a few words from a member of the family? "Lyndon Johnson felt very strongly in the possibilities of government to serve its people," says Luci Baines Johnson.

And a visit from Santa? A live nativity scene with Joseph and his... steed? And of course, the main event, the lighting of the tree.

The 43rd lighting of the LBJ Christmas tree takes place Sunday, December 16 at 6 p.m. For more information on this or other state parks and holiday events, visit the Texas Parks & Wildlife holiday events guide.

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Courtesy of Texas Parks & Wildlife