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Get the milk and cookies, Menorah, or Kinara ready... It’s December! Whether you prefer a holiday season full of gifts or full of experiences, Southeast Texas has it all. Young or old, this festive month hosts many merry events for everyone to enjoy.

December Markets

Main Street Market
The shopping event of the season is coming back for three days of jam-packed goodies. You can visit Main Street Market on December 3 from 4 – 9 PM; December 4 from 10 AM – 8 PM; or December 5 from 10 AM – 5 PM. Get all your holiday gifts and treats at this one-stop shop that supports the Junior League of Beaumont.

Jingle Fest Holiday Market
Come over to Orange for this Holiday Market featuring a car show, door prizes, 45+ vendors and pictures with Santa! It will be hosted on December 12 from 10 AM – 4 PM at The Cottage Boutique, Learn more here.

Classic Movie Nights at Jefferson Theatre

One of Beaumont’s favorite traditions is back and better than ever. Classic Movie Nights at Jefferson Theatre is cranking out three movies this month with several show times. Choose from National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation, Home Alone and Miracle on 34th Street then pick your date and get tickets here. You can’t go wrong with a bucket of popcorn and a Christmas film!

Lighted Parades around Southeast Texas

📍 Lumberton
The annual lighted parade is taking place on December 3 from 5:30 – 8:30 PM and will go down Village Creek Parkway. If you are wanting to be take part, the theme this year is Parade of Trees. We encourage you to be creative and festive.

📍 Silsbee
Cruise down Main Street in style this Christmas! Silsbee Chamber of Commerce is hosting the city’s Lighted Christmas Parade on December 5 from 6 – 8 PM. Get updates on the event here.

📍 Winnie
What’s better than celebrating Christmas in the Park? Come to Winnie-Stowell Park for a Christmas celebration and Lighted Parade. This event will be held December 5 from 4 – 9:30 PM. With all these parades going on, there’s no reason to miss out on safe holiday fun!

Christmas Festivals

Christmas Fest: A Very Merry Wesley
Nobody does holiday season like Wesley UMC in Beaumont. On December 12, they are hosting a Christmas Fest from 5 – 9 PM. Come for food trucks, kids’ activities, live animals and pictures with Santa Claus.

Christmas in the Big Thicket Festival
Silsbee Public Library is hosting the 25th Annual Christmas in The Big Thicket Festival this year! This fun-filled day will be on December 5 from 9 AM – 5 PM. Get your jingle on at this all-day festival!

Christmas + Cocktails

Christmas doesn’t have to only be a kid’s holiday. Gather up your girls and come enjoy holiday discounts and seasonal beverages at Simply Chic in Nederland on December 10 from 5 – 8 PM. RSVP here.

Mail your letters to Santa Claus

Swing by this drive-thru event to drop off your letters to Santa’s little helpers. The elves will be taking them to the North Pole! The drive-thru will be at Golden Triangle Emergency Center in Port Arthur on December 5 from 10 AM – 6 PM.