Brick storefronts adorned with twinkling lights. Horse-drawn carriages trotting by a towering Christmas tree. A festive train ride to the North Pole. Welcome to the holiday season in Palestine, a charming East Texas town that was named among the ten places in the state that look like they’re from a Hallmark Movie.
Put on your pajamas, head to the Depot at the Texas State Railroad and climb aboard a magical train to meet Santa Claus himself aboard the Polar Express Train Ride ™, or see if you can spot the mean and green Grinch and let the grouch will give you a tour of his jailhouse lair. And the fun doesn’t stop there, fill up on pancakes with Mrs. Claus in the heart of the historic downtown and then pop over to the Railroad Heritage Center for a model train display of epic proportions. From Christmas Carol Sing Alongs to Elf: The Musical at the Texas Theatre, there is no shortage of entertainment.
Special events planned November 19 through Dec. 26, 2021 make this Christmas an ideal time to visit Palestine, Texas. The season is filled with family activities, events, and decorations that capture the spirit of the holiday season.