From Enterprise Staff
The City of Livingston’s annual Hometown Christmas is slated for noon to 8 p.m. Saturday downtown and will feature arts, crafts, food and gift vendors and the annual lighted Christmas parade at 6 p.m. There will also be a quilt show put on by the Livingston Piecemakers Quilt Guild with raffle tickets available for a drawing for a quilt.
It’s not too late to register for the Jingle Bell Fun Run and Walk and all ages are welcome. The race will begin at noon at city hall. The first 150 registered participants will receive a T-shirt and bells.
A kids area will feature a Candyland course, a trackless train and the opportunity to take pictures inside a giant snowball globe.
Christmas at the Park is the city’s array of lighted holiday displays in Pedigo Park. Experience the wonder of Christmas by driving through and enjoying the lighted holiday figures and thousands of lights on display. The displays will be there until Dec. 31.
Polk County Heritage Society’s Christmas Train Village is up and running inside Good Golly Miss Molly’s at 406 N. Washington. Admission is free but donations are accepted. The village will be on display from noon to 8 p.m. Saturday and is also on display 5-7 p.m. other days.
Other Christmas activities are listed below:
The Livingston High School chorale and the Livingston Junior High School performing choir will present “An Evening of Christmas Joy!” at 7 p.m. tonight (Thursday) at First Baptist Church located at 106 Colt Rd. in Livingston.
Pine Forest Baptist Church will present “A Christmas Story,” a musical drama, at 7 p.m. Friday and at 10:30 a.m. Sunday at 10537 U.S. Hwy. 190 West in Livingston. For free tickets, call 936-646-4803.
The Livingston Royal Brigade jazz and concert bands will present a winter concert at 7 p.m. Dec. 13 in the Florence Crosby Auditorium at Creekside Elementary School located at #1 Lions Ave.
Central Baptist Church will host its children’s Christmas musical at 6 p.m. Dec. 14 at its location at 503 N. East St. in Livingston.
The Livingston Municipal Library will host a family movie night from 6-8 p.m. on Dec. 15 in the meeting room of the library at 707 N. Tyler Ave. in Livingston. Two Christmas movies will be shown – “Olaf’s Frozen Adventure” and “The Happy Elf.” There will be hotdogs, popcorn, candy and drinks. If the weather permits, the movies will be viewed outside, so be sure to bring a chair and a blanket. For additional information, call 936-327-4252.
Pine Ridge Healthcare will host a family movie night with the showing of “Arthur Christmas” at 5:30 p.m. Dec. 15 at its location at 1620 U.S. Hwy. 59 North in Livingston. The free event will include popcorn, cookies, snacks, hot chocolate and drinks. Bring a blanket or lawn chair on which to sit.
“A Texas Christmas Carol” will be presnted Dec. 16-18 at First Methodist Church of Livingston and everyone is invited to comer see Scrooge, Tiny Tim and all the beloved characters from Charles Dickens’ perennial Christmas classic live on stage in a brand-new theatrical adaptation set in late 19th century Houston.
The production is being put on by The Performing Arts Society of East Texas which is an extension of the music and performinh arts ministry of First Methodist Church of Livingston under the direction of Jonathan Kupper, the church’s director of music and performing arts ministrties. Community-wide auditions were held in the fall.
The performances on Dec. 16 and Dec. 17 will begin at 6:30 p.m. and the performance on Dec. 18 will begin at 3 p.m. The performances will be at First Methodist Church of Livingston located at 2801 U.S. Hwy. 190 West in Livingston.
The Livingston Community Band will host a winter concert Dec. 20 at First Baptist Church located at 106 Colt Rd. in Livingston. The hall will open at 6:30 p.m. and the concert will begin at 7 p.m. The Livingston Community Band is under the direction of Johnnie Hower and Emily Albert.