Knights Inn & Suites Waxahachie
803 S IH-35 E, Exit 401 A, Waxahachie, Texas, 75165, United States
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407 Oldham Street
This grand dame is a Queen Anne two story which is framed by a porch on two levels. The fancy brackets on the porch and ornate trim truly highlight this home, which is painted a deep gold with white and green details.
It is situated on a corner lot and has mature landscaping. This is the former home of a prominent realtor/developer. He could obviously afford the corbelled chimmneys, finials and intricate scrollwork.
Oldham Street had a number of Victorian homes that had been lovingly restored. Other streets of note were College, Marvin and Kaufman.
OH NO! They've spotted...
OH NO! They've spotted me!
Actually, they were in the process of looking to my left. A guy was plucked from the crowd and brought up on stage. He tried and failed at belly dancing. How terrifying in front of 100+ people!
The Victorian Christmas Market
The Victorian Christmas Market was held on a street running alongside the courthouse which was blocked off to make it pedestrian friendly for the weekend.
picture#2 Two lovely Victorian Ladies
picture #3 Santa waits for a list
picture #4 Pony rides for the little ones
picture #5 The petting zoo-always a favorite
Booths selling all sort of things, a small petting zoo and pony rides, plus a traveling carillon and horse and carriage rides were available to visitors. Santa Claus was on hand to receive "wish lists" personally, rather than trust snail mail to carry these important requests to the North Pole.
Ladies and gentlemen in Victorian costumes paraded around the square in velvet and satin, adding a touch of authenticity to this event. Waxahachie goes all out for their Christmas events!
Take a Ride
There are various rides to amuse the children or young at heart. There is the Hippogrif Swing, The dragon Swing, the Three Ship Swing and many others. All at a price of course.
Scarborugh Faire Festival.
Ovilla is a close knit community neighbouring Waxahachie. It is the oldest town in the county. It began in 1844 as an armed settlement when Texas was still a Republic. As settlers arrived in the area, the town grew. A log cabin initially served as both church and schoolhouse. The area remained unnamed until 1857 when it was then named for the wife of the Reverend, D. G. Molloy. By the 1900's there was a post office, bank, cotton gin, pharmacy and blacksmith shop but in 1918 and 1926 fires destroyed most of the downtown buildings, and this devastation along with the fact Ovilla was bypassed by railroads and major highways, led to a decline in growth. Ovilla is said to be 'a place of fertile land, towering trees, and rolling terrain.'
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