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Monument Hill | Kreische Brewery Trail of Lights

Wednesday, December 2nd, 2009

This is Passport to Texas

There is something magical about how stars peer through the bare branches of trees in winter. [Twinkle SFX] And Monument Hill & Kreische Brewery State Historic Sites in La Grange duplicate this celestial wonder during their annual trail of lights.

The park is lit up with very beautiful lights all around the trail—it’s about a quarter mile walking trail, including a trip through the house—the old Kreische House—where we have entertainment, and refreshments, and Santa Claus is here; and all the families and kids can come and enjoy a beautiful setting for a Christmas Celebration.

Site superintendent, Dennis Smith, says the park’s location adds a special feature to the trail of lights.

Our park sits on a 200-foot bluff that overlooks the river and overlooks the City of La Grange. And just the night view from up here, looking over down to La Grange, and the beautiful setting of the lights in the park are absolutely spectacular.

A generation of Texans has enjoyed this holiday event, and so can you.

Our trail of lights program is open to the public. There’s a cost: three dollars per person thirteen years old and older, and one dollar for children between the ages of three and twelve.

Children under the age of three get in free. The trail is open December 5, 11, 12, 18 and 19. Visit for complete details.

That’s our show… For Texas Parks and Wildlife…I’m Cecilia Nasti.

December 5, 11, 12, 18, 19, 2009 — Monument Hill & Kreische Brewery SHS — Trail of Lights — Enjoy a fantastic quarter-mile trail illuminated with thousands of lights that decorate the Monument Hill and Kreische House portions of our park. Walk a trail overlooking the town of La Grange. Experience the more traditionally decorated 1850s-era German home of H.L. Kreische, bedecked in Christmas splendor, in a Texas-German style. Bring your children to tell secrets to Mr. and Mrs. Santa Claus and enjoy the genuine seasonal hospitality of the Friends of Monument Hill and Kreische Brewery, who sponsor the event. No pets please. 6-7:45 p.m.; fees $3 adults, $1 children 12 and under (979) 968-5658.

CLICK HERE to watch a video about the park.