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Christmas past at LBJ State Park

Visit Christmas past at Sauer-Beckmann Living History Farm, part of the LBJ State Park and Historic Site. Staff photo

Experience historic Christmas traditions at Lyndon B. Johnson State Park and Historic Site in Stonewall. The park's annual holiday events highlight the days when President Johnson's family celebrated the holidays in his hometown, including a tree lighting and popcorn stringing. Admission to the park is free.

Sauer-Beckmann Living History Farm

501 Park Road 52 in Stonewall

Deck the halls from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Nov. 28 and discover the German holiday traditions of candle making and popcorn stringing at the living history farm, part of the state park. Find out how pioneer settlers made handmade wreaths from the boughs of cedar trees. The park’s gift shop will be stocked with unique holiday items.

LBJ State Park and Historic Site

199 Park Road 52 in Stonewall

Enjoy the annual LBJ Tree Lighting from 5:30-6 p.m. Dec. 20 at the park. The tradition was started by President and Mrs. Johnson 51 years ago. Park headquarters are beautifully decorated for the holiday season as are the trails to Sauer-Beckmann Living History Farm.

NOTE: Lighted holiday tours of the president's boyhood home, part of LBJ National Historical Park in Johnson City, have been canceled this year to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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