A train ride is just the beginning of holiday traditions in Palestine, Texas. Christmas in Palestine will offer plenty of family-friendly fun this holiday season. Palestine is the perfect destination to shop, dine and unwind during the most festive time of the year.
Special events planned now through Dec. 30, 2018 make this Christmas an ideal time to visit the City of Palestine. The season is filled with family activities, events and decorations that capture the holiday season. Below are some of our special holiday events:
The Polar Express™ Train Ride:
November 17 - December 27
Read along with the story as the historic steam strain makes its magical round-trip from the Palestine Depot to the North Pole. Meet Santa and enjoy caroling, hot cocoa, a treat and a special gift for each child.
Grinch’s Lair at the Historic Anderson County Jail:
November 23-30, December 1-23 Friday, Saturday & Sundays from 12:00pm - 5:30pm
He’s mean, he’s green and he’s in Palestine. The Grinch will take you on a tour of his home. Characters from the beloved book are staged throughout the historic attraction.
704 Avenue A
Photos with Santa:
December 1 - December 15 (Saturday only),
Skip the big city lines and have your photo taken with Santa in Old Town Palestine and write a letter to Santa. Presented by Old Town Market and Lee Loveless Photography
312 E Crawford Street
Christmas in Candyland Market:
November 30 - December 1
Join us for a one stop Christmas Shopping experience. This market offers one of a kind vendors with items you are sure to love. Concessions and gift wrapping will be available onsite! $5.00 admission Presented by Palestine Junior Service League
A Chamber of Commerce Christmas
See the map below!