Forty minutes south of Fort Worth, family fun, museums galore, and charm that’s bigger than Texas await in Cleburne. Tour the Layland Museum 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 13-15, featuring Native American museums, cowboys, Terry’s Texas Rangers Civil War re-encampment, and more all in celebration of the Old West.

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The quaint downtown and picturesque city streets are peppered with amenities galore for all ages, and Christmastime in Cleburne is no exception. Soak in the magic of the season during Whistle Stop Christmas at Hulen Park and Downtown Cleburne, held November 23 through December 31. Enjoy millions of lights and a lighting ceremony on November 23 and the Lighted Christmas Parade on December 4. 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. Jump in the car on December 5 for the Candlewalk Tour of Homes, a drive by tour featuring Cleburne’s historical homes, museums, and historical buildings, with various activities, music, and more offered throughout this day of festive fun.

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