Thirty minutes south of Fort Worth, family fun, museums galore, and charm that’s bigger than Texas await in Cleburne. Tour the Layland Museum, listed on the national register of historic places, and explore historic relics dedicated to the home and family life in Texas. Become enchanted while viewing the original costumes from celebrated Gone With the Wind at the Gone With the Wind Remembered Museum. Visit the Chisholm Trail Outdoor Museum during Pioneer Days on November 12 and 13, featuring a Native American museum, cowboys, Terry’s Texas Rangers Civil War re-encampment, gunfighters, craft and food vendors, and more all in celebration of the Old West.
The quaint downtown and picturesque city streets are peppered with amenities galore for all ages, and Christmastime in Cleburne is no exception. Catch a local performance at the Plaza Theatre Company. Don’t miss the holiday favorite, Elf the Musical, performed from November 26 through December 23. Soak in the magic of the season during Whistle Stop Christmas at Hulen Park and Downtown Cleburne, held November 22 through December 31. Enjoy millions of lights and a lighting ceremony on November 22 and the Lighted Christmas Parade on December 3. After the parade, head to Hulen Park for pictures with Santa and Mrs. Claus, children’s train rides, a Live Nativity Scene, vendors, food trucks, and more. Candlewalk Tour of Homes on December 4, a tour featuring Cleburne’s historical homes, museums, and historical buildings, with various activities, music, and more offered throughout this day of festive fun.