Discover Christmas under the bright stars of Kilgore, Texas, this holiday season. Located in the Piney Woods just two hours east of Dallas, Kilgore kick starts the holiday season with a tradition unlike anything else here in Texas. Each Christmas season, the stars atop the oil derricks in Kilgore are lit, creating a magically bright and colorful display in Historic Downtown Kilgore at A Very Derrick Christmas. One of Kilgore’s seasonal favorites, this event includes the annual lighting of the derricks ceremony, shopping at the Kris Kringle Market, along with games and activities. This year’s theme is having fun with games and activities with the theme “Christmas In The Oil Patch.”

Enjoy an alternative Black Friday shopping experience by starting your holiday shopping at Mingle & Jingle when you can safely shop Historic Downtown Kilgore’s independent boutiques. Downtown Kilgore is a magical setting of holiday wonder as you shop small while enjoying the festive soiree. The holiday festivities continue with the 90th annual Kilgore Christmas Parade and family favorite Christmas in Kilgore. See why Christmas Under the Stars is favorite for so many. Visit

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