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Nine Flags Christmas Festival

Special Events

11/10-11/11 2022 Annual Christmas Bazaar

A spectacular bazaar offering crafts, food, an auction and raffle. The shopping event benefits the Nacogdoches Treatment Center. Handmade and donated items will be available to purchase, including home decor, Christmas decorations and crafts.

11/12-11/13 Merry Christmas Market

A two-day shopping event in downtown Nacogdoches with food trucks, amazing sales and more! Pick up a punch card at the Visitor Center before you start shopping. Get it signed at each store and return it to be entered into a prize drawing!

11/18-11/20 Holiday In The Pines

Holiday in the Pines is a collection of more than 60 specialty stores and shops from coast-to-coast gathered for holiday shopping in a festive atmosphere. Located in the Nacogdoches Expo Center, the event space is transformed into a holiday wonderland.

11/25 - 12/11 Lobolly Model Train Display

The Loblolly Model Train Display is coming by to the Nacogdoches Railroad Depot for the 2022 holiday season! View it on Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays through Dec. 11th.

11/27 Wassail Fest/Small Business Saturday

The annual Wassail Fest will be from 11AM to 3 PM Saturday, November 26th in honor of #SmallBizSaturday! Wassail will be served at various locations inside the Nacogdoches Historic Downtown District. A list of participating merchants can be picked up at Visitor Center in the square.

12/2-12/3 Millard's Crossing's Old Fashioned Christmas

Millard's Crossing's Old Fashioned Christmas is back! Crafts, Santa Clause, Petting Zoo & more at the Historic Village! Watch the Village transform into a Winter Wonderland on Friday, Dec. 2nd from 5PM-9PM and Saturday, Dec. 3rd from 10am-3pm.

12/3 Nine Flags Christmas Festival & Lighted Christmas Parade

Hands-on workshops to create your own ornaments and gifts with artists and craftspeople. Vendors, holiday joy and fun before the Lighted Christmas Parade. The Nine Flags Lighted Christmas Parade will begin at 6:30PM on the brick streets of Downtown Nacogdoches.

12/3 A Very Victorian Christmas Exhibit Opening

This holiday exhibit takes visitors back to the Christmas celebrations of Sterne's day - circa 1842. Get a glimpse of holiday foods, parties, games and other elements for a mid-1800s Christmas. Warm Wassail will be served on the front porch. We hope to see you there - it will be a very fine frolic!

12/10 Christmas Tour of Homes

Join us for our annual Christmas Tour of Homes! The theme this year is Victorian Christmas. We have several wonderful homes on the upcoming homes tour, scheduled for Saturday, December 10th from 1-5PM. Advance tickets at the Visitor Center.

Parade Float Information

We are excited to launch signups for this year's Lighted Christmas Parade!
Our theme this year is..... CHRISTMAS THROUGH THE DECADES!
Think about what decade your business/organization/family would like to represent... the Roaring 20s, the Fabulous 50's, etc.! We will stage the parade chronologically from past to present, and maybe even into the future!
Here's how you sign up:
1. Use the Signup Genius link to reserve your spot in "your" decade;
2. Complete the usual Parade Entry Form, available at the link below, or by calling Nacogdoches Area United Way at 936-564-5869.
The entry form and payment can be turned in at the Visitor's Center downtown, or by mail to the address listed on the form. Please turn in your entry form by November 21st... and, there are limited spots available for each decade so grab yours on Signup Genius asap!

Sign Up Genius to reserve decade
Parade Entry Form

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