Christmas at Old Fort Concho will go on rain or shine

The 35th annual Christmas at Old Fort Concho will happen this weekend, rain or shine, according to the City of San Angelo Public Information Office.

Weather forecasts predict rain throughout the weekend.

Most Christmas at Old Fort Concho events occur indoors. Fifty-one merchants will be inside various buildings on the Fort property. The chapel and the barracks host full schedules of entertainment. Gingerbread houses, decorated cookies and the children’s art contest and workshops are inside as well.

Outside entertainment scheduled for locations such as the new bandstand will be moved inside as necessary, including into Barracks 5 and possibly Barracks 1. Some bands may play on barracks’ porches. Sutlers, living history re-enactors and cowboy camps will endure the weekend on the Parade Ground.

The Lions Pancakes with Santa Saturday morning, Saturday night’s Frontier Christmas Ball & Concert and the Sunday cowboy breakfast and church service will be in the stables hall.

Updates will be posted at and on the City of San Angelo-Public Information Facebook page.

Christmas at Old Fort Concho will be from 3 p.m.-8 p.m. Friday, from 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday and from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. Admission ranges from $3 to $7 for a daily pass and from $6 to $14 for a weekend pass. Children 6 and younger are admitted free. Fort Concho is located at 630 S. Oakes St.

Saturday night’s Community Tree Lighting Ceremony and the Lights of Christmas Parade downtown have been rescheduled for Dec. 10. The tree-lighting will be at 5:15 p.m. at South Chadbourne Street and Concho Avenue. The downtown parade will follow at 6 p.m.