December Delights in Tyler and East Texas

BLUE BACKGROUND IS ROUND=SANTA IS LEANING OUT THE CIRCLE AND WAVINGWelcome to the festive December edition of Rosevine Inn’s monthly newsletter/blog, where we bring you some of the best options for fun, dining and entertainment. In East Texas, the holiday spirit dances through every corner of the area, creating a magical atmosphere you won’t want to miss. Embrace the holiday cheer with enchanting events and activities perfect for family, friends, and loved ones. Your only challenge will be narrowing down your itinerary with such a long list of great options.

Shopping Extravaganzas

Dates: November 30 – December 3, December 28 – December 31

Location: First Monday Grounds, Canton, TX

Details: Dive into the ultimate shopping experience at Canton First Monday Trade Days! This massive indoor flea market features handmade goods, local artist works, vintage clothing, antiques, gifts, and so much more. With a vast array of treasures waiting to be discovered, this is the perfect destination for unique holiday finds. Plan your visit and explore the market magic! Learn more here.

Merry Motown Christmas & More

Date: December 1 Time: Doors open at 6 PM, show begins at 7 PM

Location: Liberty Hall4 men dressed in white suits with red ties with a festive chtistmas gold and white background

Details: Immerse yourself in the best of Motown and more with eye-catching costumes, stunning choreography, and timeless hits. From The Temptations to The O’Jays, the show promises to have you rockin’ in your seats and dancin’ on your feet. Get ready to experience a musical journey like no other! Get your tickets here.

Christmas Celebrations

A Christmas Carol

poster with a green Christmas tree backfround for the play A Christmas Carol. There is a red "Christmas ball" in the center with the image of Scrooge in the middle of itDate: December 1-3 and December 10

Location: Tyler Civic Theatre Center

Details: Step into the enchanting world of Scrooge, Fezziwig, and Tiny Tim, where traditional carols and English folk tunes set the perfect holiday atmosphere. Ignite the holiday spirit for young and old alike with this heartwarming classic. Make sure to secure your seats and immerse yourself in the magic of the season! Purchase tickets here.

The Nutcracker

Dates: December 1-3, December 8-10

black background with 2 nutcrackers standing side by sideLocation: Wise Auditorium, Rogers Palmer Performing Arts Center

Details: Join the Tyler Junior College Academy of Dance for their 35th annual presentation of Tchaikovsky’s classic ballet, “The Nutcracker.” Dive into a world of dance and music, as this performance promises to captivate and celebrate the magic of the holiday season. Secure your tickets here.

Outdoor Bliss

Whitehouse Christmas on Main

Dates: December 2

Time: 9 AM – 7 PM

Details: Head to Main Street for a Christmas celebration featuring a vendor market, food trucks, parade, and ICE SKATING! Enjoy the festivities from 9 AM to 7 PM and make this Christmas on Main a memorable experience.

Santa’s Bake Shop In LindalePoster for Sant's bake shop event in Lindale, Tx Lots of writing stating 11th Annual Santa’s Bake Shop will be held Saturday, December 2nd, 2023, from 10:00AM until cookies run out, at the Lillie Russell Memorial Library at 200 E Hubbard St., Lindale, Tx. pick the cookies you want for $10 per dozen. All profits will benefit the Lillie Russell Memorial Library, a 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization. For more information regarding pre-orders please contact Amy Rai at (903) 360-6567 or sponsorship Darcey Harris at (903) 521-7732. The poster has pictures of many different kinds of cutout Christmas cookies

Date: December 2

Time: 10 AM until cookies run out

Location: Lillie Russell Memorial Library

Details: Just 10 miles north of Tyler, indulge in the 11th Annual Santa’s Bake Shop. Happening on December 2, from 10:00 AM until the cookies run out at the Lillie Russell Memorial Library in Lindale, TX. Shop for homemade cookies and support the Lillie Russell Memorial Library.

Tyler State Park’s Pineywoods Christmas

Date: December 8

Time: 5:30 PM – 9 PMChristmas tree decorated with white lights on a lake. It is located in the forground on te left. Across the lake are many different colored Christmas lights reflecting in the lake

Details: Drive-thru trail of lights, free cookies, and cocoa at Tyler State Park. Entry is $3 or free with non-perishable food donations.

Bring your loved ones to Tyler State Park from 5:30 to 9 PM and enjoy a drive-thru trail of lights. Experience the magic of Christmas with free cookies and cocoa at the Park Store. Entry is $3 per person or free with non-perishable food donations.

Winter Fest at Bergfeld ParkDark blue background with light blue, almost white, snowflacks on upper part of poster. Dec 9 1PM in the top left hand of poster in yellow. Winter Fest in the middle in white, with santa in yellow in cursive underneath. writing under this says Letters to Santa | Build a Snowman | Sand necklaces | String Popcorn | Reindeer Food | DIY Ornaments | Holiday Crafts | Vendors | Games Santa will be checking in at Bergfeld Park

Date: December 9, 2023
Time: 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Location: Bergfeld Park, Tyler, TX

Prepare for a festive extravaganza at Bergfeld Park’s Winter Fest! Here’s what you can look forward to

  • Letters to Santa: Let the little ones pen their wishes to Santa.
  • Build a Snowman: Engage in some frosty fun with snowman building.
  • Sand Necklaces: Get creative with unique sand necklace crafting.
  • String Popcorn: A classic holiday activity to string your own popcorn garland.
  • Reindeer Food: Prepare special treats for Santa’s reindeer.
  • DIY Ornaments: Create personalized ornaments for a touch of homemade charm.
  • Holiday Crafts: Dive into various crafts capturing the spirit of the season.

Join us for an afternoon of winter magic and joyful activities at Bergfeld Park. Don’t miss the chance to immerse yourself in the holiday spirit and create lasting memories with your loved ones.

Dining Delights

In the midst of the holiday cheer, Tyler offers a delectable array of dining options to square with many images of different foods and drinksatisfy every palate. Here are some must-try places during your December visit:

Bountiful Breakfast at The DinerThat is If you Haven’t Already Enjoyed the outstanding Breakfast At Rosevine Inn

Kickstart your day with a hearty breakfast at The Diner. Indulge in classic American comfort food in a cozy, retro atmosphere. From fluffy pancakes to savory omelets, The Diner promises a delightful morning experience. They are open until 2 pm for lunch, also.

Lots Of Great Lunch Spots

Some of the great spots include Potpourri House, Mama’s and 4-Way Cafe! They feature very unique dishes. Potpourri House has a great shop surrounding the restaurant. 

Cozy Evening at True Vine Brewing CompanyBeer mug full of beer with "suds" coming out of the top

As the day winds down, head to True Vine Brewing Company for a laid-back evening. Enjoy craft beers and a welcoming ambiance. This local brewery often hosts special events, creating a perfect spot to unwind and savor the flavors of Tyler.

Entertainment Extravaganza

Tyler’s December entertainment scene is nothing short of spectacular. Here’s a glimpse of the diverse offerings awaiting you:

black background with man sitting on a stool with a guitar. He is wearing a cowboy hat, dark clothes and cowboy boots. The words Texas Flood-blues forever-forever blues.Texas Flood at Liberty Hall

Immerse yourself in the blues with Texas Flood at Liberty Hall. Featuring the talents of Tommy Katona, this tribute band pays homage to the legendary Stevie Ray Vaughan. Prepare for a night of soulful tunes and electrifying performances.

Christmas Memories with Barry Corbin

Join Emmy-nominated actor Barry Corbin for a heartwarming evening at Liberty Hall. As he shares special Christmas memories, you’ll be enchanted by his wit and wisdom. The show concludes with a Q&A session, allowing the audience to engage with the entertainment icon.

Elvis Blue SUEDE Christmas

Step back in time with Stardom Entertainment’s Elvis Blue Suede Christmas. Mosesposter with black backround. Image of Moses Snow as Elvis. Wording Elvis Snow Elvis Blue Suese Christmas by Stardom Entertainment Snow and David Allen, two exceptional Elvis Tribute Artists, bring the King’s hits to life. Experience the magic of Elvis’ Christmas classics and iconic rock ‘n’ roll tunes. For Tickets click here.

Local Flavor

Lighted Drive-Throughs: A Dazzling Experience

Explore the enchanting light displays across Tyler, turning the city into a winter wonderland. Drive through some of the best displays, each offering a unique spectacle:

  • Tyler Lights: A community-driven display showcasing the brightest and most Tunnel of lights to drive thru-the lights are blue-there ois alight image at the end of the tunnelcreative decorations.
  • Santa Land Tyler: Experience the magic of Christmas with a drive-through journey featuring dazzling lights and festive scenes.
  • Rose City Christmas: While not a drive-thru, this website provides information about various festive activities in Tyle
  • Tyler State Park Light Display: Don’t miss the magical light display at Tyler State Park. Enjoy a serene drive surrounded by the beauty of illuminated nature.
  • Neighborhoods in Tyler: Many neighborhoods in Tyler transform into sparkling displays of holiday lights. Take a leisurely drive to soak in the local charm.   


    As the holiday fervor subsides, take time to reflect and rejuvenate. Consider a serene retreat at The Rosevine Inn Bed & Breakfast, offering a cozy haven for relaxation. Unwind in comfortable accommodations and relish the warmth of Southern hospitality. Fires burn nightly and breakfast is served in the background with a wine glass relecting in the foreground

    Embrace the quiet moments between Christmas and New Year’s, and let the charm of East Texas linger a little longer. Whether you’re strolling through beautifully lit parks or savoring the flavors of local cuisine, Tyler invites you to create cherished memories this December.

    Plan Your December Getaway!

    clip art-big christmas tree decorated in the background and the words Merry Christmas in cursive on the top right with santa belowReady to immerse yourself in the festive spirit of Tyler, Texas? Book your stay at The Rosevine Inn and experience a delightful blend of holiday magic and Southern charm. Make this December a memorable escape filled with joy, warmth, and the unique allure of East Texas. We look forward to welcoming you.



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