Art Museum of Southeast Texas – Holiday Tree Lighting

Art Museum of Southeast Texas – Holiday Tree Lighting

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.

Talented pastry chef Paige Neyland of Beaumont will guide parents and their children in creating frosted and candy-coated, personalized gingerbread houses — the perfect home decoration for this holiday season.

Workshop costs for members are $40 for one house or $60 for two houses, and the costs for non-members are $50 for one house or $70 for two houses. To make reservations or learn more information, call (409) 832-3432.

And don’t forget to join the Downtown Museum District on the grounds of the Art Museum of Southeast Texas (AMSET) and Texas Energy Museum at 500 Main St. for the annual Holiday Tree Lighting Party from 4-6 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 8.

Children and their families are invited to once again celebrate the holiday season with hands-on activities at this festive celebration complete with a visit from Santa Claus. Admission is free and open to the public.

“We look forward to the Holiday Tree Lighting event every year around Christmas time,” said AMSET Curator of Education/Outreach Andy Gardner. “It’s a great opportunity for the museums of downtown Beaumont to come together and provide the community with free family fun during the holiday season.”

Bring the entire family and light up the season by creating festive ornaments, decorating holiday cookies, and visiting with Santa Claus before mailing a letter to the North Pole. Other activities will be provided by area museums, attractions and businesses.

Completing this afternoon of holiday fun is the lighting of the Christmas tree at 6 p.m. by Beaumont Mayor Becky Ames. Children are encouraged to decorate the tree with the ornaments they created, and take one home for their own decoration.

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