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Can you imagine what it would be like to spend Christmas in a turn-of-the-century oil boomtown? Spindletop-Gladys City Boomtown Museum, on the campus of Lamar University, will embrace the joy of the season with “Christmas in Boomtown,” an event allowing visitors to celebrate the season as people did more than a century ago.

Through Dec. 10, every visitor who brings three or more non-perishable food items to donate to the Southeast Texas Food Bank will receive free admission.

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This weekend, the production “A Whimsical Christmas” is coming to the stage for the sixteenth time. Performances will be Friday, Dec. 9, at 7 p.m. and Saturday, Dec. 10, at 2 p.m. at the Nederland Performing Arts Center on the Nederland High School campus.

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Classic Movie Night returns Friday, Dec. 9, with the 2003 comedy “Elf” at the historic Jefferson Theatre (345 Fannin) in downtown Beaumont.

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Dickey’s Barbecue Pit – Nederland owner Raju Ali slices jalapeño cheddar kielbas

Texans take their barbecue very seriously. Just take a look at the numbers. According to CHD Expert, a firm that collects data and restaurant information for more than 14,000 barbecue restaurants across the U.S., in terms of total barbecue places, Texas leads the nation with 2,238 total restaurant locations and 1,931 independent locations. In fact, when considering the number of barbecue restaurants per capita, Texas has one for roughly every 12,000 people.

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Sweeten up the holiday season with the Art Museum of Southeast Texas (AMSET), by creating a mini winter wonderland at the Gingerbread House Workshop on Saturday, Dec. 3, from 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Children and their families are invited to design and decorate these sweet holiday gingerbread houses.

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