Get up, get out and cheer because it's the most wonderful time of the year! We are ready to celebrate the holiday season in Nacogdoches, Texas. Here is a list of the upcoming exciting holiday events.
Join us on the brick streets for our annual Wassail Fest event from 11AM to 3 PM Saturday, November 24! Nacogdoches Main Street hosts this event in honor of Small Business Saturday. Downtown merchants will once again be competing for bragging rights for the best holiday brew! Wassail will be served at various locations inside the Nacogdoches Historic Downtown District. Once you try all the wassail you can handle, make sure to drop your vote in the ballot box of your favorite brew. Wassail winner will be announced on the Nacogdoches Main Street Facebook Page.
November 24 also kicks off the city-wide Elf Scavenger Hunt. Grab a scavenger hunt card from the Nacogdoches Visitors Center, or any other participating location, and be sure to fill it out when you go out to shop, eat and scout for the magical elves that will be watching over Nacogdoches this Christmas. After finding all of your elves, take your scavenger hunt card to Party N’ Things to enter for a chance to win gift certificates for their amazing toys! This event will take place from November 24 to December 31.
This year, our annual Jingle and Mingle event will be held from 5 to 8 pm on Friday, November 30. We have revamped the previous years events to make this the biggest downtown shopping event of the season by adding food trucks, live entertainment-- including Emily Milius, Maryah McHam and Martyn Popey, Starr Avenue Music with Casey Williams, and Joey Greer-- and more! Participating stores will be open late so you can mark plenty of people off your Christmas list. Take a stroll downtown and you will be sure to get into the Christmas spirit!
What a better way to start off your holiday season than running through the Oldest Town in Texas! Join us for the 22nd Annual Jingle Bell run in historic Downtown Nacogdoches, Texas on Saturday, December 1. This chip-timed 5k will take you through all the beautiful sites Nacogdoches has to offer. Registration comes with a one of a kind Jingle Bell Run t-shirt that is a perfect addition to your holiday wardrobe. Click here to register!
We will continue the holiday festivities throughout the day downtown with the Christmas Festival, ending with the Nine Flags Lighted Christmas Parade and Fireworks! The Nine Flags Festival will begin at 1 pm and will feature live entertainment, food trucks-- including Brendyn's BBQ, Merci's Indian World Cuisine, and Shali's Indian Kitchen on Wheels-- and unique vendors to shop with this season! End the day of festivities with our firework show and a cup of hot chocolate.