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Discover Christmas under the bright stars of Kilgore, Texas, this holiday season. Located in the Piney Woods just two hours east of Dallas, Kilgore kick starts the holiday season with a tradition unlike anything else here in Texas. Each Christmas season, the stars atop the oil derricks in Kilgore are lit, creating a magically bright and colorful display in Historic Downtown Kilgore at A Very Derrick Christmas. One of Kilgore’s seasonal favorites, this event includes the annual lighting of the derricks ceremony, shopping at the Kris Kringle Market, along with games and activities. This year’s theme is having fun with games and activities with the theme “Christmas In The Oil Patch.

Enjoy an alternative Black Friday shopping experience by starting your holiday shopping at Mingle & Jingle when you can safely shop Historic Downtown Kilgore’s independent boutiques.  Downtown Kilgore is a magical setting of holiday wonder as you shop small while experiencing the festive soiree. The holiday festivities continue with shopping at Mingle & Jingle, Christmas in the Woods, and Christmas in Kilgore. See why Christmas Under the Stars is favorite for so many.


‘Tis the Season

Dec. 11 – 11-5pm

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Celebrate the season with pure holiday bliss on Saturday, December 12, in Historic Downtown Kilgore at “‘Tis the Season” From holiday shopping to a petting zoo, the scene will be merry and safe for all ages!




Kilgore College Rangerettes Christmas Extravaganza

Dec. 12 – 2 p.m. and 5 p.m.

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The Rangerette Christmas Show began in 2011 and is now an annual tradition. It is a community event including the Kilgore High School Hi-Steppers, Kilgore area dance studios, guest performers and features the Rangerettes. It is a Broadway style show and a wonderful way to kick off the holiday season. Christmas show for 2021 is excited to announce we are moving to the beautiful LeTourneau University Belcher Center in Longview, Texas. In order to maximize the audience while maintaining proper social distancing. Tickets may be purchased online through The Belcher Center Box Office beginning November 2, 2021. The cost of tickets will be $15.00 each. Please visit…

Showtimes are: Dec 12th @ 2 p.m. and 5 p.m.



Forest Home Baptist Church “Christmas in The Woods” Drive-Through Nativity

Dec. 9-12 6-9pm

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Scheduled for the second weekend in December, Forest Home Baptist Church presents the Christmas story for the entire community. The Nativity is presented from 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. on Thursday – Saturday nights. The cost is free. You may drive through the presentation, or you can choose to go through on a hayride. There are over 150 cast members in 13 different scenes. Free hot chocolate is also given to everyone who drives through. You will see scenes including Santa’s workshop, Mrs. Claus’ kitchen, The Polar Express, Singers and Handbell ringers, a biblical Market, the Shepherds in the field, the Nativity, and much more. Begun in 1993, the Drive-Through Nativity has become a family tradition for much of East Texas.