About Us

Christmas on Texas Avenue, now in its 19th year is funded in part by Baytown Tourism

This Holiday Festival benefits the Art League of Baytown and its many art programs for our citizens and visitors to our community.

Looking Toward the Bank Building

In Year's Past


The holiday event, "Christmas on Texas Avenue" was initiated 18 years ago in an effort to revitalize the historic shopping district in what was called Goose Creek. Five years ago, the Art League of Baytown joined with City Councilman, Scott Sheley, and local businessman, Gordon Ginzel, to collaborate on the festival. Along with several other volunteers and area businessmen, this event was planned and achieved; and it became a major part of the city's holiday celebration.  


The event now has an even greater cache of volunteers, partnering with the Art League of Baytown, Texas Avenue merchants, and Baytown businessmen. 

Many of us volunteers have said, "We're all in this together".  Yes, we indeed do help each other, maybe because it's been bred into us and not just for a few years but a few generations.


Each year we strive to improve upon the last.  And this year in 2015, we have great prospects for even greater success. 


For information and applications to participate in this year's event please consult the section on information and applications.

Lead Team

Gordon Ginzel, standing - area businessman and chair of this year's event.  contact Gordon at:

218-674-5163 or


Gordon Ginzel, Scott Sheley, Walter Brown
Marsha Kayaking on one of many waterways that surround Baytown

Marsha Landers

Phone: 281 427-2222

Cash Prizes for Vendors! Check out the Contest for Vendors for best Decorated Booth and Best Christmas Costume.

Look on the page for Information and Applications


Raffles Benefitting Special Needs Art Classes and Youth Art Classes
We will again have some raffles for the 19th annual Christmas on Texas Avenue Holiday festival.
Raffle Flyer.pdf
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The Art League of Baytown is the official sponsor of Christmas on Texas Avenue.  Housed in our permanent home at The Art Center of Baytown, 110 W. Texas Avenue in Baytown, we are open year round with business hours, Wed-Fri, 10-4 pm and Saturday, 10-1 pm.  During the Christmas Season, we are open daily.  We welcome visitors throughout the year and are looking forward to this holiday season and our exciting event coming up on Saturday, December 5, 2015.  We will have entertainment throughout the day, Santa and Mrs. Claus, sidewalk decoration event for the kids, and our Frito Pie fundraiser.  But there will be other food vendors to give you a choice in cuisine. Please join us for all the fun at this magical holiday event.



Proceeds from this event help to support the art league's many programs for our citizens and visitors from out of town.

The fountain will be the big Christmas Tree

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Sidewalk Art Sponsored by the Art League of Baytown
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