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Discover the joy of the season in the City of Stars! Located in the Piney Woods just two hours east of Dallas, Kilgore starts the holiday season with a tradition unlike anything else in Texas. Every November, the colorful stars atop Kilgore’s iconic oil derricks are lit, casting a magical glow over Historic Downtown Kilgore throughout the season.

The Purple Hulls performing in front of Downtown D’Lites at Mingle & Jingle. Photo by Tyler Ellison

Find the perfect gift while shopping and enjoying the soiree at Mingle & Jingle, and don’t miss the opportunity to capture a stunning selfie under the radiant stars at the World’s Richest Acre. From our legendary Christmas parade to festive performances at the ‘Kilgore College Rangerette Christmas Show’ and the lively Texas Shakespeare Festival Event, ‘Wine and Wassail,’ Kilgore promises an unforgettable holiday season filled with warmth, cheer, and endless merriment.

Mingle & Jingle. Photo by Tyler Ellison

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