In & Around Huntsville

Christmas Fair

When: December 1, 2018

Time: 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Where: Downtown Huntsville, TX

Admission: Free

There will be real snow in the square, arts & craft vendors, train rides around the square, pictures with Santa and even more holiday festivities! For more information call 936-291-5920.

The Wynne Home Art Center – Huntsville for the Holidays

When: December 1 & 2, 2018

Time: 2:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Where: Wynne Home Art Center, 1428 11th St., Huntsville, TX 77340

Gingerbread House Contest, Receptions and Awards (During reception learn fun techniques of cutting paper snowflake decorations) Saturday – December 1, 2018 Cider on the Porch 6:00 p.m. until the end of annual Christmas parade Sunday December 2, 2018 Christmas Open House 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. (Enjoy touring the Wynne Home all decorated for the Christmas season and offering delicious refreshments and entertainment.)

A Christmas Carol

When: December 1, 2, 7, 8 & 9, 2018

Time: December 1 at 7:00 p.m.; December 2 at 2:00 p.m.; December 7 & 8 at 7:00 p.m.; December 9 at 2:00 p.m.

Admission: Adults – $12; Seniors/Teens – $10; Children – $8

Where: Old Town Theatre, 1023 12th St., Huntsville, TX 77340

Charles Dickens wrote his most famous novel, A Christmas Carol, 175 years ago this year, and Old Town Theatre celebrates that anniversary this December with an original play based on Dickens’ timeless classic. Dickens wrote his novel to appeal to the people of his country on behalf of its impoverished children. He was “stricken” by society’s treatment of the poor and hungry, of the plight of working children and indebted families, who were often divided and assigned to orphanages or workhouses. Victorian audiences called it a “New Gospel” and lauded its message. We do as well. It just isn’t Christmas without the Spirit of generosity, kindness and love. Bring your family, and join us for a special showing of this magnificent story at Old Town Theatre this Christmas. For more information call 936-293-8681.

“A Polk County Christmas” featuring “Ogden’s Country Jubilee”

When: December 15, 2018

Time: 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. (Doors open at 6:00 p.m.)

Where: Polk County Commerce Center, 1017 Hwy. 59 Loop North, Livingston, TX 77351

Admission: $15 per ticket; Children 3 and under free

Enjoy a festive night of music and laughter to celebrate Christmas with our fellow county residents in our beautiful community center. The Ogden’s Country Jubilee show has been entertaining for almost 25 years. Come celebrate the birth of Christ, through fellowship and beautiful Christmas/country/gospel music, along with joyous laughter, all brought to you by the sponsorship of Naskila Gaming. For more information call Debbie Mayes at 936-933-5852.

Livingston Trade Days

When: December 15 & 16, 2018

Time: 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Saturday, 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Sunday

Where: Pedigo Park, 925 US Highway 59 Bypass North, Livingston, TX

Admission: FREE admission and parking

Open year-round on the weekend before the third Monday of each month.  Livingston Trade Days is held in beautiful Pedigo Park surrounded by picturesque East Texas Pines. Two large covered pavilions and a multitude of open-air lots host a wide variety of local food, arts & crafts, hunting accessories, tools, collectibles, unique clothing, jewelry, shabby chic, antiques, and so much more. Bring your family and enjoy a day in the park. There’s something for everyone! For more information on this event, contact Lynn Riley or Juan Parra at 877-824-6653 or visit www.cityoflivingston-tx.com/tradedays