The holiday season is all about celebrating friends, family, love, and joy. You are sure to enjoy a good party or feast this time of year and may even have the occasional guest to entertain. So, let’s take a glimpse at what is going on in Baytown this season when it comes to feasting, shopping, and entertainment.

Fall has arrived and thanksgiving is just around the corner. Not only does that mean lots off cooking in the near future, but lots of shopping as well. To help stock up for your holiday feasts and maybe find a gift or two while you are at it, check out the Baytown Farmers Market. Described as a Hallmark movie setting, the market offers a peaceful environment to shop for your goods while helping to support your local economy. The Baytown Farmers Market also features live entertainment, artist, crafters, and entrepreneurs. So, come on down and mix some handmade and locally sourced food and gifts into your holiday routine this year. The market happens on the third Saturday of each month at Baytown Town Square which means you can catch it just in time for Thanksgiving dinner!

For an exotic change of pace, check out the Taste of Pan Africa Food Festival on November 24th at the Oak on Pruett. This cultural event promises a stellar evening of food, wine, music, philanthropy, and networking. Join with friends and family to enjoy the best Pan-African cuisine as chefs from East Africa, South Africa, West Africa, Brazil, Haiti, and the Caribbean Islands arouse and excite your taste buds. There will also be authentic high-quality African clothes, jewelry, shoes, bags, and accessories for sale, which make great, unique gifts for the holidays. Plus, a portion of the proceeds from this event will benefit the Hope for Us Charity.

Christmas on Texas Avenue kicks off this year on December 5th with the Baytown Christmas Parade. The Christmas on Texas Avenue Festival is one of Baytown’s largest events of the year. This family-oriented festival is sure to get you in the holiday mood. This year’s Christmas market features a wide variety of holiday entertainment, shopping, and children’s activities including: live music, photos with Santa & Mrs. Claus, arts & crafts, bounce houses, train rides, ice skating, food trucks, and more. Christmas on Texas Avenue is sure to brighten your holiday and bring out the Christmas cheer this season.

You can dance off all the food you’ve been eating and get into the holiday spirit at the Baytown Ballroom Dance and Golden Grooves Holiday Dance this year. Happening at the Baytown Community Center on December 20th, the free event is sure to be a blast from the past. The Big Band will be playing live and featuring all your favorite holiday classics, so put on your holiday best and dance the night away for the last dance of the year.

For new year’s why not pop over to nearby La Porte to celebrate in style at the historic 1956 Sylvan Beach Pavilion. The 6th Annual New Year’s Eve Gala will be held in the glass curtained circular ballroom of this landmark. Buffet dinner will be available, along with musical entertainment provided by The NightBeat Band; additionally, party favors will be provided and guests will participate in a midnight champagne toast with black eyed peas & cornbread. What a memorable way to ring in the new year while supporting the preservation of some local history.

Here at Gulf State Homebuyers we want to make sure that you get the most of this holiday season. If you are faced with the added stress of selling your home during this very busy time of year, we can help. We are all cash homebuyers and we can help save you time and money when it comes to selling your home. This is because as all cash buyers we buy homes as-is and in any condition, even damaged homes. As a seller you can skip the time and money required for upgrades and repairs that need to be done before the house goes up for sale. Plus, you can skip all the expensive fees that come from working with real estate agents and brokers. Just contact us for your free, no-obligation home appraisal and we will make you an offer the very same day. It’s that easy! So, don’t stress over selling your home during the holidays and let us take care of all the work so you can enjoy this festive time of year.