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Brenham House Great Stay Thanksgiving Dinner

October 3rd, 2017 by Susan Lopez

Brenham House Great Stay Thanksgiving DinnerBrenham House Great Stay Thanksgiving Dinner is quite the treat! Thanksgiving is a fun time of year.  Most of all Thanksgiving is about family, great food, and a lot of laughs.  The only ones not laughing are the ones doing all of the cooking and dishes!  Avoid that and come stay with us at Brenham House Bed and Breakfast.  This year Thanksgiving Day is November 23, 2017.  

Brenham House is a small bed and breakfast with five rooms.  We are located in old town Brenham, Texas.  Just blocks to the historic downtown and all of the cute shops and eateries.  Book your room at Brenham House Bed and Breakfast for two nights.  Make sure your stay overlaps Thanksgiving day for your complimentary Thanksgiving dinner.  It will be served at 5:00 p.m.  It will be all of the usual dishes.  Turkey, dressing, mashed potatoes, gravy, green beans, corn, rolls, cranberries and of course pie!  Iced tea or water will be served with the meal.

Brenham House Great Stay Thanksgiving Dinner

Your day will begin with a leisurely breakfast served at 9:00 am. Therefore your leisurely day can begin with a walk or jog at Hohlt Park.  It is lovely park with large trees and slight inclines along the one mile path.  In addition you can also bring your bicycles and ride the old town.  Maybe you would like to go out and cycle or drive a country road.  It is also a great time to get caught up on your reading or visit with friends.  The shops will be closed on Thanksgiving Day.  Do your window shopping downtown and go back when they reopen!

There is also a Cinema 6 and it will be open for viewing movies.  There will also be football games on for the sports fans to enjoy.  Most of all you want to be sure you get back by 5:00 pm for the Brenham House Great Stay Thanksgiving Dinner.

Don’t delay, book your rooms at Brenham House now!  The rooms will fill up quickly.  We look forward to seeing you this 2017 Thanksgiving!

Brenham Texas 2016 Christmas Stroll

November 11th, 2016 by Susan Lopez

Brenham Texas 2016 Christmas Stroll and Lighted Parade will take place on the first weekend of December.  This year’s theme will be Christmas in Texas!  It is such a great time for celebrating the Christmas season in a small town atmosphere.  Come on out and enjoy this event with us!  Events for Friday December 2 will be as follows:

Brenham Texas 2016 Christmas Stroll

  • 5:00- 9:00 pm Snow Tubing Slide– 12 foot snow slide for all ages and it is FREE.  Children must be accompanied by an adult.
  • 6:00-8:00 pm- Build and Grow Workshop– for all ages Lowe’s Christmas workshop creates memories by helping you build a Christmas project to take home.
  • 6:00-9:00 pm- Carriage Rides– enjoy an old-fashioned carriage ride around historic downtown Brenham.  Carriage will be pulled by magnificent Clydesdale horses.
  • 10:00am-9:00 pm-Shopping in Historic Downtown-beautiful stores to Christmas Shop from.
  • 6:00-9:00 pm- Christmas Tree Lighting and Caroling, Ride the 1950 Invader Firetruck at the museum, Hayrides and Hot Chocolate, 10:00 am-7:00 pm Jingle Bell Market shopping, and live entertainment  at the Gazebo and Alamo Alley.

Events for Saturday December 3 Brenham Texas 2016 Christmas Stroll will be as follows:

  • 8:00-9:00 am- Breakfast with Santa-Have Breakfast, take pictures with Santa,  and face painting!  Reservations required.  Go to tickets.cityofbrenham.org register beginning November 1, 2016.
  • 10:00-6:00- Sip, Shop, Stroll- Walk the historic downtown of Brenham and shop and ample all of the great Christmas creative drinks along the way!  Be sure to enter for $350.00 in downtown dollars that will be given away!
  • 3:00-4:00pm Cowboy Bob-Trick Roper is a national Champion whip cracker!  He will do rope tricks and gun spinning, too!
  • 6:00 pm “Christmas in Texas” Lighted Parade– Watch float after float as they go around the square with all of the lights covering them.  Magic fills the air with the spirit of Christmas!
  • 3:00pm and again at 8:00pm- Michael Martin Murphy’s Cowboy Christmas at the Barnhill Center at Historic Simon.  For tickets:  thebarnhillcenter.com
  • Stay with us at Brenham House Bed and Breakfast!

Christmas Stroll Lighted Parade 2015

November 17th, 2015 by Susan Lopez

Christmas Stroll Lighted Parade 2015

Christmas Parade in Downtown Brenham

It is a festive time of the year in downtown Brenham as it presents it’s Christmas Stroll Lighted Parade 2015.  It will be held the weekend of December 4-5, 2015.  What a great time to shop for those special people in your lives in an easy small town environment.  You can stroll through the beautifully lighted streets of downtown Brenham and enjoy shopping as the stores will all be open late for your shopping convenience.  There will be a giant snow slide for the the kids to enjoy and other fun things through out the day.  The lighted parade is really something to see.  The Lighted Parade will be on Saturday at 6:00 pm.  All of the gorgeous floats will be lighted and there will be carols sung as they go by.  It will be great fun for the whole family and a great way to get into the Christmas spirit!  Bring a friend or the one you love for a great weekend in Brenham.  For more information you can call 979 337-7384 or go online to downtownbrenham.com

Don’t forget to check out the Jingle Bell Market that will be once again held at the Ant Street Inn.  The ballroom will be filled with arts and crafts, handmade and rare items. Jingle Bell Market will be open Friday, December 4, from 10:00am-9:00pm and on Saturday December 5, from 10:00 am- 5:00 pm.  Admission and parking is free.  Ant Street Inn is located on 107 Commerce Street.

Small Town Brenham Christmas

November 12th, 2014 by Susan Lopez

Small Town Brenham Christmas

Brenham House Tree

Small Town Brenham Christmas is something out of a Norman Rockwell painting!  Come join in the fun!  Less crowds, people with smiles on their faces, lights, and Christmas decorations in all of the individually owned shops, on the square.  These are small businesses, not your well known chain stores.  This will insure unique and one of a kind items for your Christmas shopping.  The pace will be slower and you will be able to enjoy kindness and giving spirit of the Christmas season.  You will also be glad to hear Merry Christmas greetings, as you walk in the stores and about the town.  There will also be a Jingle Bell Market which takes place at The Ant Street Inn, on December 5-6, 2014.  This Jingle Bell Market will solve a lot of your gift giving needs.  There are so many events in Brenham during the Christmas season.  Coming up is the Christmas Stroll and Lighted Parade.  This will take place on December 5-6, 2014.  Come unwrap the Magic of Christmas, in downtown Brenham!

There will be late hours for shopping and an Ice Skating Rink at Alamo and Douglas streets.  Small  town Brenham Christmas will start their Lighted Parade on December 5, 2014 at 6:00P.M  You will see lots of lights on the floats and hear Christmas carols as the floats go by.  The parade finally is a hugh firetruck that comes down the street bringing Santa Claus into town!  This small town Brenham Christmas is put on by the City of Brenham and the Parks Department.  For more information call 979 337-7254.

Valentine’s Weekend Brenham Texas

February 1st, 2014 by Susan Lopez

Valentine's Weekend

Valentine’s at Brenham House

Plan your Valentine’s Weekend in Brenham, Texas!  Book two nights with Brenham House Bed and Breakfast.  You will find at your bedside some fantastic homemade fudge beautifully packaged for you and your Valentine.  Plan your evening dinning in downtown Brenham before attending a romantic comedy at Unity Theatre, in Brenham’s historic downtown.  The production of Almost, Maine, by John Cariani begins showing February 13- March 1, 2014.  It is a romantic comedy which is perfect for your Valentine’s Weekend.  The story begins as the northern lights hover in the star filled sky, Almost residents find themselves falling in and out of love in unexpected and often hilarious ways.

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Festive Holiday Festival Hill Round Top Texas

December 6th, 2013 by Susan Lopez

What can I say?  Festival Hill Institute is the best kept secret around.  It is located in small town of Round Top, Texas, population 90!

Festive Holiday Festival Hill Round Top Texas

Little town of Round top, Texas

Guests come to Brenham House Bed and Breakfast and cannot believe what they find at Festival Hill Institute.  The comment we hear guests say quite often is, ” how did we not know this was here?”   Concerts abound with talents from all over the world.  This year Festive Holiday Festival Hill  Round Top Texas will present for the holidays Texas Master Chorale which is a special Christmas Concert and Festival Hill Open House with holiday treats for all!  This will be on Saturday, December 7, 2013 at 3:00 p.m.

Starting off  with the Festive Holiday Festival Hill Round Top Texas is The Nutcracker Ballet will be danced by children for children of any age.  Before and after, visit Kingdom of Sweets for treats, meets and photos with the Ballet Dancers!  This will be Saturday, December 14, 2013 at 4:00 p.m.

Festive Holiday Festival Hill Round Top Texas will also have a New Year’s Eve Gala.  Enjoy fine dining followed by dancing at the Concert Hall.  There will be fireworks and a Champagne toast.  This will be Tuesday, December 31, 2013 starting at 7:00 p.m.

Plan your Festival Holiday Festival Hill Round Top Texas getaway and get your tickets by calling 979 249-3129 or go online at festivalhill.org  The Brenham House Bed and Breakfast is a short drive to Round Top, Texas and we would love for you to stay with us!

Christmas Cookie Exchange

November 19th, 2013 by Susan Lopez

Christmas Cookie Exchange

Cookie Exchanges can be so much fun!

There are so many fun traditions that we all enjoy each year.  A great way to start off the Christmas season is with a Christmas Cookie Exchange!  The holiday season is usually filled with so many parties and activities make sure to plan your party ahead and schedule it early in December to ensure everyone will be able to attend.  Everyone invited to the Christmas Cookie Exchange will be asked to bring a set amount of cookies, all the same type, to the party.  After arriving each guest will place their container of cookies on the table, along with copies of the cookie recipe.  The Christmas Cookie Exchange I attend each year asks us to bring 4 dozen cookies.  I always stay away from the peanut butter type of cookies or bars.  Just putting one peanut butter cookie in your take home box will make all of the other cookies take on the same taste.  We always bring a second container to use as we go around the table and pick up the cookies off of the exchange table.  You will leave with four dozen cookies of all varieties.

1. Plan how many people you will invite.  Each person needs to bring 2-4 dozen of the same kind of  cookies along with copies of their cookie recipe.  As the cookies are collected the recipes, for each cookie, can be picked up at the same time.  This will ensure that everyone goes home with a variety of different cookies and the recipes for each.

Christmas Cookie Exchange

As the Hostess you will want to make extra for everyone to enjoy during the party!

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2013 Brenham Christmas Stroll and Lighted Parade

November 15th, 2013 by Susan Lopez

2013 Brenham Christmas Stroll and Lighted Parade

2013 Brenham Christmas Stroll and Lighted Parade

The 2013 Brenham Christmas Stroll and Lighted Parade is one of Brenham, Texas’ most fun events that takes place before Christmas.  Brenham’s historic downtown is completely decorated with Christmas decorations and lots of Christmas lights.  The shops will be open late for shoppers.  This is a special time when the downtown shops are bustling with joyous people shopping for Christmas.  There will be live music through the day, featuring Tuba Christmas.   This year the 2013 Brenham Christmas Stroll and Lighted Parade will have an outdoor ice skating rink located at Alamo and Douglas streets which will be open December 6, Friday from 4-10 p.m. and December 7, Saturday from 10-4 p.m.  On Friday, December 6, at 6:00 p.m. the lighted Christmas parade will begin.  As the parade goes on the it will start to get dark and the lights on the parades will show brightly.  Don’t miss the Lighted Christmas Parade!  All of the floats will be festive and there will be Christmas caroling.  Candy will be thrown from the participants in the parade. Best of all at the end of the parade Santa will come into town on a hugh firetruck!

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Thanksgiving Day at Brenham House

October 8th, 2013 by Susan Lopez

Thanksgiving Day at Brenham House is always a fun day.  This year Thanksgiving Day is November 21, 2013.  If you book two consecutive nights, at Brenham House Bed and Breakfast, and it overlaps Thanksgiving Day we will provide you with a complimentary Thanksgiving meal, at 5:30 p.m.  It is a traditional turkey dinner with dressing, brandied cranberries, vegetables, bread, and a dessert and tea, coffee and water.

Thanksgiving Day at Brenham House

Here is how the Thanksgiving Day at Brenham House will go.  After resting the night before you will awaken to a full southern breakfast, at 9:00 a.m.  It will be served to you as you enjoy the morning conversation, with other guests.  Some Thanksgivings we have had families take the entire house for the holiday.  We have 5 rooms in our bed and breakfast and can accommodate 11-12 people.  This way you can enjoy Thanksgiving with out cooking and all of the dishes!  If you and a friend don’t want to cook yourselves, just book your room and we will do the work so you can enjoy the holiday together!

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