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Frost Fest Event Schedule Update
PALESTINE- The City of Palestine, Anderson County and the Palestine Chamber of Commerce announced the following changes to the weekend events: Continue reading
East Texas native, Neal McCoy Returns for Christmas Show
Crockett— Back by popular demand, East Texas’ native son, Neal McCoy will be returning to the Crockett Civic Center with his very popular holiday show, Saturday December 14, 7:30 PM. Neal will be performing his greatest hits and your favorite traditional Christmas songs, too!! For more information or tickets go to www.pwfaa.org or call (936) 544-4276. Continue reading
“A Down Home Christmas” Cooking Show Scheduled for Dec. 5
NACOGDOCHES- Want to learn more about entertaining for the holidays? Then join us for “A Down Home Christmas” sponsored by Kroger on Thursday, December 5. Guests will learn how to effectively and beautifully execute cooking, baking, and entertaining for the holidays with help from local chefs Shelley Brophy and Cindy Metteauer.
PCT Presents “Christmas Gifts” at the Historic Texas Theatre
PALESTINE- This holiday season, Palestine Community Theatre will present the heart-warming story of “Christmas Gifts” written and directed by Palestine native Jamie Waldon King in a one weekend only performance Dec. 13-15, sponsored by Mary Alice Largent of Century 21. “Christmas Gifts” is the story of five couples with five different Christmas wishes. Continue reading
The Grinch: Locked Up!
PALESTINE- He’s Mean. He’s Green. He’s in Palestine! He’s been locked up inside the Historic Old Anderson County Jail, and you can see his lair every weekend in December. Continue reading
Hearth & Tinsel Home Tour In Historic Palestine
PALESTINE- Historic Palestine is home to some of the oldest architecture in the state, second only to Galveston. The historic home district boasts of beautiful Victorian and Colonial homes of a bygone era. The giant, wooden castles of Palestine will amaze you, and their owners’ efforts to restore and revitalize some of the oldest history in Texas is sure to impress. Step back in time this holiday season, as heritage tourism will be in full swing in Palestine as residents open their historic homes to tourists. Continue reading
Signers of the Texas Declaration of Independence Exhibit on Display at the Visitors Center
NACOGDOCHES- The annual Nine Flags Christmas Festival honors the cultures represented by the nine flags that have flown over Nacogdoches throughout its rich history and this year it pays special tribute to the Lone Star flag. In honor of this year’s featured flag, the Nacogdoches Convention and Visitors Bureau will host the Signers of the Texas Declaration of Independence Exhibit December 10 through January 6. Continue reading
Nine Flags Christmas Festival Kicks Into High Gear
NACOGDOCHES – The 17th annual Nine Flags Christmas Festival will get a high-voltage jump-start when the downtown lighting display featuring more than 3 million lights is set aglow with the flip of a switch Friday, December 6 at 6:30 p.m. Following the Lighting Ceremony, presented by Commercial Bank of Texas, will be pictures with Santa and a 7 p.m. showing of the family favorite “Polar Express.” Continue reading
East Texas Christmas Parades
ETX- Every year MYETX compiles a list of Christmas parades in the region. This year we have a nice, long list from Texarkana to Galveston, of Christmas parades that are sure to add magic to your holiday season. Continue reading
Athens Christmas Parade Slated for December 7
ATHENS – Plans are in full swing for the annual lighted Christmas Parade, Christmas Around the Square, sponsored by the City of Athens.
The annual lighted Christmas Parade will kick off at 6:30 p.m. in downtown Athens on Saturday, December 7. Continue reading
Rail of Lights & New Year’s Train
JEFFERSON- Step back in time as the Historic Jefferson Railway, an antique narrow-gauge train embraces old-fashioned Christmas in the country. Enjoy the lighted vignettes and hear the story of “Celebrations Around the World” aboard the train that circles the Piney Woods along the Big Cypress Bayou. The decorated historic railroad depot captures the holiday spirit complete with Santa and Mrs. Claus. Continue reading
27th Annual Wonderland of Lights Festival Begins With Samsung Holiday Celebration Show
Historical Harrrison County Courthouse is the center stage event for 27th Annual Wonderland of Lights Festival that begins November 27.
MARSHALL- Christmas spirit will be center stage in Marshall, Texas Wednesday, November 27, 2013 during the magicalSamsung Holiday Celebration Show, opening the 27th annual Wonderland of Lights Festival. Continue reading
Santa’s Magical Workshop & Wonderland Depot in Palestine Opens Friday
Palestine- A train ride is just the beginning of holiday traditions in Palestine. Santa’s Magical Workshop & Wonderland Depot opens Fri., Nov. 22, 2013 at 4 p.m. with a reception to kick-off their holiday season. This year, the Texas State Railroad Society has teamed up with the Main Street program to create a magical and educational experience. Continue reading
Wassail Fest Brewing Up As Part of the Nine Flags Christmas Festival
NACOGDOCHES – Downtown merchants will once again be competing for bragging rights for the best holiday brew during Wassail Fest, one of the highlights of the 17th annual Nine Flags Christmas Festival sponsored by Citizens 1st Bank.
The event is scheduled from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, November 30. Wassail will be served at various shops, stores and restaurants within the historic downtown district. A list of participating merchants can be picked up at the Visitor Center, located at 200 E. Main St. Continue reading
Nacogdoches to ring in holidays with 17th Annual Nine Flags Festival
NACOGDOCHES – Historic downtown Nacogdoches will be transformed into a winter wonderland for the upcoming 2013 Nine Flags Christmas Festival with more than 3 million holiday lights, a sparkling fireworks display and the largest lighted Christmas parade in East Texas. Continue reading
Apex Entertainment Presents the Tony Award Winning Musical: RENT
TYLER- On December 6th and 7th at 7:30 PM, APEX Entertainment Presents: Rent at Liberty Hall sponsored by Kyser Musical Products. The limited engagement directed by Robert E. Lee’s Director of Theatre Michael Ward, sets to touch the hearts of East Texas through a cast of 20 and a four piece band. Continue reading
Fredonia Players to Present “A Christmas Classic”
NACOGDOCHES, Texas– The Stephen F. Austin State University School of Theatre along with the Nine Flags Festival will present “A Christmas Classic” by the Fredonia Players at 7:30 p.m. Thursday and Friday, Dec. 5 and 6, and at 2 and 9 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7, in Cole Art Center @ The Old Opera House.
Celebrate Christmas In Palestine
Palestine– Special events and activities planned now through Dec. 29 make this holiday season an ideal time to visit the City of Palestine. The Polar ExpressÔ comes to life at the Texas State Railroad beginning on Friday, Nov. 15. Continue reading
The Liberty Bell Displaying and Seeking Locally Produced Art
NACOGDOCHES – November 3, 2013 – Local artists now have another venue to display their art, according to Kati Harris, one of the owners of The Liberty Bell. “We have several art students who work for us. There is a very vibrant art community in East Texas and would like to showcase local talent. We have a large, beautifully restored brick wall that would be a great backdrop to drawings, paintings, or other works that can be hung for display,” said Harris. The idea is to have local artwork that rotates through and can be sold on a consignment basis, or can be for display only. Continue reading
25th Annual Heritage Syrup Festival
Henderson- Many years ago, just as the East Texas Pineywoods would begin to shout with fall color families would gather at local syrup mills for a time of fellowship and trading, but most importantly, Ribbon Cane Syrup. A sweet East Texas tradition will continue this year at the Annual Heritage Syrup Festival the second Saturday of November- Nov. 9, from 9:00A.M. to 5:00P.M.
Holiday Open House to Kick Off the Season In Downtown Nacogdoches
Nacogdoches – With less than 50 days till Christmas, and the Nine Flags Christmas Festival just around the corner, downtown Nacogdoches has the holidays on our mind. The City of Nacogdoches Main Street Program and participating downtown merchants are extremely excited about next week’s Holiday Open House, set for Tuesday, November 5th, from 4 to 7 p.m. Continue reading
Christmas Holiday Festival Begins Soon in Marshall, Texas
MARSHALL- Magical holiday memories will be created each night as Christmas delights and the spirit of family is center stage during the 27th Annual Wonderland of Lights Festival beginning November 27 in historic downtown Marshall, Texas. Continue reading
Direct from Broadway…Godspell!
Crockett— Family in town for Thanksgiving?… Looking for something special to do?… Put the leftover turkey in the fridge and bring the WHOLE family to one of the most enduring Broadway musicals of all time in a brand new and up-to-date, intimate, one-of-a-kind production. Continue reading