Like your Christmas old-fashioned?
Join us for these upcoming holiday events
Jingle & Mingle
5 to 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 30, downtown
Join us for our biggest downtown shopping event of the season. Enjoy local food trucks, live entertainment and more while you discover the wonderful antique and boutique shopping amid our beautiful historic brick streets.
Lighted Christmas Parade
6:30 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 1, downtown
Experience one of the most charming lighted Christmas parades in the state. Come downtown early and enjoy the Nine Flags Christmas Festival beginning at 1 p.m. Stick around for the evening parade followed by fireworks.
Elf Scavenger Hunt
Through Dec. 31, various locations
Get your family in the Christmas spirit by participating in an Elf Scavenger Hunt. More than 30 locations have festive elves hidden inside their stores. Find them all and you could win an awesome prize. Stop by the Charles Bright Visitors Center for a participation card. More info.
Loblolly Model Train Display
Nov. 30 – Dec. 2, Dec. 7-9
Bring the entire family and view this detailed model train collection on display inside the Nacogdoches Railroad Depot. Viewing hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday.
Pancakes with Santa
8 to 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 1, The Fredonia Hotel
Children of all ages are invited to enjoy a special pancake (and bacon!) breakfast with Santa inside the newly-renovated Fredonia Hotel. The event also will include coloring, a hot chocolate bar and the opportunity to write letters to Santa. Price varies by age. Reservations are required and space is limited. Call (936) 564-1234 for reservations. More info.
“A Doublewide, Texas Christmas”
A Lamp-Lite Theatre production
Dec. 7-9, 14-16
Experience a fantastic live performance in Texas’ oldest town. In this outrageously funny comedy by authors Jones, Hope and Wooten, it’s Christmastime in the newest – and tiniest – town in Texas, and it’s beginning to look a lot like trouble in Doublewide. Purchase your tickets today. More info.
Vintage Christmas Display
Dec. 1-30, The Cole Art Center @ The Old Opera House
This holiday exhibition provides a glimpse into the celebrations of Christmas from bygone eras. The display includes vintage and antique ornaments, decorations, dolls and toys from days gone by. Admission to exhibitions is free. For more information, call (936) 468-1131.
Old-fashioned Christmas at Millard’s Crossing Historic Village
5 to 9 p.m. Friday, Dec. 7
Bring the family and step back in time during an old-fashioned Christmas celebration at one of our most alluring historic attractions. The event will include pony rides, a petting zoo, face painting, games and crafts, live music, food trucks and more. Cost is $10 for adults and $5 for children. Age 3 and under are free. More info.
Christmas Open House
10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 8, Sterne-Hoya House Museum and Library
This holiday exhibit takes visitors back to the Christmas celebrations of Sterne’s day – circa 1842. Visitors will get a glimpse of holiday foods, parties, topics of conversations, games and other elements from a mid-1800s Christmas. Warm wassail will be served on the front porch. More info.
Christmas Tour of Homes
Saturday, Dec. 8
Join us for a special tour showcasing five beautiful Nacogdoches residences. Tickets are $25 each and may be purchased in the Charles Bright Visitors Center. This event is hosted by and benefits the Friends of Historic Nacogdoches, Inc. More info.
Christmas at the Charles Bright Visitors Center
Be sure to stop by and see us while you’re in town. The lobby is currently adorned with nine Christmas trees, each decorated beautifully in tribute to the nine different flags that have flown over Nacogdoches.
A new holiday display also will be available in December highlighting the “Matriarchs of Nacogdoches” – women who have played major roles in the development of Texas’ oldest town both past and present. The display is located in the center’s first-floor board room and is free to view.
Don’t forget to bring spare change! We now have a pressed penny machine with four different Nacogdoches souvenir designs.
There’s also a special mailbox outside by the front door where children can mail letters to Santa at the North Pole throughout the holiday season.
The center is open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday.