Historic Old Town Spring is a winter wonderland

Historic Old Town Spring is a winter wonderland

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by Christine Di Stadio / khou.com

khou.com

Posted on December 18, 2011 at 7:19 PM

Updated Sunday, Dec 18 at 7:27 PM

OLD TOWN SPRING – It’s a winter wonderland in Old Town Spring.

The 31st Annual Home for the Holidays celebration in historic Old Town Spring continues through December 24, 2011.

Hundreds of local shops and businesses are alive with the spirit of the season showcasing unique gift items, holiday lights, festive exhibits and street vendors peddling kettle corn.  

Old Town Spring is the perfect place to shop, dine and step back in time. Visitors can browse through antique shops, art galleries, clothing stores and boutiques, jewelry shops, craft stores, dolls and children’s toys, furniture and home décor, gifts and specialty shops and pet toys and supplies.

Click here for a complete listing of the unique shops in Old Town Spring.

Why is this town so special and why does it create nostalgia with visitors? Old Town Spring is located near the original rail yards built in the early 1900's by the Great Northern Railroad. Many of the businesses thrive in refurbished buildings built in the early 1900’s when it was a booming railroad town.

Today, kids can enjoy pony rides featuring Buffalo Bill, the world’s only miniature American Bison or visit the exotic petting zoo featuring baby animals, alpacas, mini goats, donkeys and a camel as part of the Christmas celebration. Yes, a camel!

Coffee shop conversations cite Old Town Spring as a national treasure, a hidden jewel which is a short ride from downtown Houston. Merchants travel all over the world to find unique items for their shops and bring them here to delight Houston shoppers. 

Pack the car!  Bring the camera!  Plan to spend the entire day in Old Town Spring.

Parking is free in designated lots. Historic Old Town Spring is located at 130 Spring School Road in Spring, Texas. For directions, click here

 

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