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Christmas In Tyler County this weekend
Tyler County Booster - December 2009
You better look at that calendar because, believe it or not, Christmas is only 21 days away! The good news, though, is that it also means it’s time for the annual Christmas in Tyler County celebration held each year in Woodville. This year’s event looks like it is going to be better than ever, so be sure to bring the kids out Friday night and Saturday to enjoy some really fun family activities. The event is held December 4 and 5 this year.
Dickens In the Country will begin December 4, with Food Vendors and downtown merchants from 11 a.m. until 9 p.m., Wee Wisdom live nativity scene in front of the Courthouse 5 p.m. until 5:45 p.m.
Meet at Dollar General parking lot for the “Walking Parade” in your Dickens or caroling costume at 5:30 p.m. Please, bring a lantern or flashlight with you. We will sing Christmas carols as we walk to the Courthouse.
Welcoming ceremonies, arrival of Santa, and the lighting of the Courthouse will be from 6 p.m. until 6:30 p.m. followed by live entertainment on the “Performance Stage West” (the old Domino building slab) on the Courthouse lawn, and pictures
with Santa at the historical Wheat Home across from the Courthouse. The “Walking Nativity” will be on Charlton St. between the Wheat Home and First Baptist Church, ending at “After Affects”. See the Snow! on the corner at First Baptist Church (for the bigger children, it will be on Charlton St. side-for little children, the Wheat side). This is being sponsored by the City of Woodville. Buggy rides ($5 a person or $20 for whole buggy) and wagon rides ($1 a person) will leave from “The Art Gallery” and end at “Sullivan’s Hardware”, all on W Bluff St. They will be open for late night shopping.
The Emporium will be hosting live entertainment
next to “The Art Gallery,” where the Harmony Exporters will perform from 7 p.m. until 7:30 p.m., the Woodville High School Choir from 7:30 p.m. until 8 p.m., God’s Call Trio from 8 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. and Kevin Miller playing Christmas Guitar tunes from 8:30 p.m. until 9 p.m.
On Saturday, December 5, the Rotary “Breakfast with Santa” will be at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church Parish Hall from 8 a.m. until 10 a.m.. The Classic Car and Motorcycle
show is from 8 a.m. until 3 p.m. Downtown vendors (food & merchandise) will be available from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m., the Beall’s Department Store Christmas fashion show is from 11a.m. until 11:45 a.m., and the Christmas Parade is at 12 noon.
Take the “Tour of Homes” sponsored by The Reading Club, including “The Holderman’s Home & Gardens” and “The Umphrey’s Lodge,” from 1 p.m. until 4 p.m.
The “Bed & Breakfast Tour” of the “Village Street Bed & Breakfast”, “Winnaway Bed & Breakfast” and “Enchanted Oaks Bed & Breakfast” is from 1 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. Woodville United Methodist Church Open House with numerous nativity scenes is from 1 p.m. until 4 p.m., and the “Twilight Tour” of Heritage Village is from 5:30 p.m. until 10 p.m.
See Woodville’s only computerized Christmas
light show between 5:30 p.m. and 10 p.m. at the home of Bruce Womack at 642 CR 4335. This will be every night until January 3. Just turn your radio dial to 104.1 and enjoy his light show. Approximately 5 miles out on 1746 – turn right on 4335 and go approximately ½ mile – you will definitely see all the lights.