It’s that joyous time of year again, when our community gathers together for holiday trots, parades, and activities. In true Hospitality Health ER holiday fashion, we’ve compiled a list of 2018 holiday events in Tyler and Longview to enjoy with your friends and family. If you need a change of scenery this holiday season, you can also take a weekend road trip to enjoy all the holiday festivities in Galveston. From Schlitterbahn’s indoor water park to Dickens on the Strand, there’s plenty to do on the island that gets you out of town and into the holiday spirit. While you’re there, come check out our new HHER location at 4222 Seawall Blvd. But if you’re planning to stick around this holiday season, there are plenty of local festivities to choose from.
November 1st – January 4th, 7:30 pm
11518 Interstate 20 W
Tyler, Texas 75706
Enjoy every inch of this Christmas light display, then park your car and enjoy some tasty holiday treats with family. It’s open 7 days a week—even on Thanksgiving and Christmas.
November 19th, 7:30 pm
LeTourneau University, Belcher Center
Want to share the love of performing arts with your children? Take them to listen to holiday music by the East Texas Symphonic Band. Students and children get free admission.
November 22nd, 9:00am–12:00 pm
Racquet and Jog
South Broadway Avenue, Tyler, Texas
Ready to burn some calories before Thanksgiving dinner? The 16th Annual Tyler Turkey Trot is happening once again on Thanksgiving morning. This honored tradition includes a kid’s dash at 8:30am and a 5K Walk/Run at 9am.
Nov 23–Dec 9th (Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays at 6pm); Dec 14–Dec 25th (Every night at 6pm)
12880 County Road 192 / Old Noonday Road, Tyler, Texas
Up in Lights features over a million lights choreographed to your favorite Christmas carols. This drive-through Christmas light park is a great option for those who want to get out of the house but don’t want to bear the cold.
November 24th, 29th, 30th, December 7th, 21st 6:30–8:30pm
110 East Dobbs Street, Tyler, Texas
This holiday children’s event has been such a hit with locals that the park is adding to its 2018 holiday events in Tyler this year:
- Light Up the Park: November 24th
- Christmas Carols in the Park with local choirs: November 29th & 30th
- Story Time & Christmas Carols: December 7th
- An Enchanted Evening with Santa: December 21st
November 29th, 6:00pm–7:30pm
This year’s parade theme is “Be the Inspiration.” For those planning on participating in this year’s parade, there will be six winners selected for Best Holiday Theme, Best Band, Brightest Entry, Spirit Award, Most Creative, and Best Decorated Vehicle. The parade route travels south on Broadway before turning right onto Ferguson Street, left on Bois d’Arc Avenue, left on Erwin Street, left on Spring Avenue, (new this year) left on Line Street and right on Broadway, back to the starting point. The parade is immediately followed by the Annual Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony at the T.B. Butler Fountain Plaza.
December 6th, 6:30–8:30pm
Longview Convention and Visitors Bureau
300 W. Cotton Street
Longview, Texas 75601
This parade needs no big introduction. The Longview AMBUCS Christmas Parade is always held the first Thursday of December and has become a holiday tradition for many Longview families. Hospitality Health ER is proud to be a part of it every year. We’ll see you there!
Want to get away and enjoy some big time holiday fun just four hours away? Here’s a list of 2018 holiday events on Galveston Island. While you’re there, see what we’ve been up to at our new location by liking our Galveston Facebook Page.