Annual Christmas Holiday Event
Miracle on Morton Street | December 7, 2013
Miracle on Morton Street is set for December 7th, in the Downtown Historic Richmond District from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. "Honoring our Military Men and Women"
- 2013 Vendor Application Form
- 2013 Sponsorship Letter and Registration Form
- 2013 Application for Temporary Food Dealer Permit
Are you ready for an old fashioned, small town Christmas like you remember when you were growing up? Would you like your children or grandchildren to enjoy a family oriented Christmas celebration that includes a visit with Santa, a children's activity area, church and school choirs? We have all this and more! And best of all, it's FREE!
Downtown Richmond will be transformed into a Christmas Wonderland filled with the sounds of the season. Spectacular in colored light, the downtown district will include craft vendors, food vendors and Santa's Post Office. Children will enjoy face painting and much more in the Children's Activity Area as well as a visit from the jolly old elf himself. Children's choirs and church choirs will fill the night air with Christmas favorites while you enjoy the wares of our craft vendors and foods from local groups.
Narrated wagon rides through the historic district will educate you about the incredible history of this area. You won't want to miss a free visit to the gallery of the Fort Bend Museum. Tickets will also be available for the Moore Home Candlelight Tour. Decked out in all her finery, the Moore Home at Christmas is magnificent!!
NEW! Miracle on Morton Street Schedule of Events
- "Kid Zone" - Moon walks, Crafts, Face Painting along with Lamar and Foster Interact Clubs Featuring
- Performances by Local Musicians along with School and Church Choirs
- Narrated Wagon Ride Highlighting the History of the Historic Richmond District
- Holiday Shopping with the Local Businesses
- Ronald McDonald and His Magic Show
- Street Vendors Offering a Variety of Arts, Crafts, Gifts and Food Galore
- Santa's Post Office Staffed with Elves to Help the Little Ones in Writing Their Letters to Santa
- Arrival of Santa, as Santa "Rappels" Down the Richmond Water Tower
- Free Children's Pictures with Santa - Don't forget your camera!
- Dickens's Street Performers and other Special Appearances
Please join us in beginning a Christmas tradition for your family in downtown Richmond. This event is free for everyone.
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About Historic Richmond
As a first step in creating a Richmond Historic District, the Fort Bend Museum Association and the City of Richmond traded properties in 1995. Following the trade of the 1896 Fort Bend County Jail from the Museum to the City of Richmond, and the trade of the 1880's McFarlane Home from the City to the Museum, several efforts to develop a historic district began in 1996. These efforts began with the adaptive re-use of the Jail building for the new Richmond police facility which opened in Spring, 1999. The City and the Museum continued the successful partnership to develop a historic district through preservation planning, park development, and promotion of business in the area. The McFarlane Home may ultimately serve as a center of these efforts and as a Richmond Visitor Center.
Richmond City Commissioners created a Richmond Historic District on July 12, 1999 by approving an Ordinance that also establishes a six-member Richmond Historic District Commission. The Commission will review future construction plans and building improvements within the district.
The six-square block district is bordered on the north by Morton Cemetery, the south by Houston Street, the west by Seventh Street and the east by the Brazos River.
Some of the structures included in the Richmond Historic District are the Richmond Police Department, The Fort Bend Museum Complex, the Fort Bend County Courthouse, Decker Park, and the downtown business district. - Fort Bend Museum