Enjoy the sights and sounds of the holiday season in Tyler, Texas. Beautiful and bright holiday events begin in November and continue through the end of December. Experience the annual Christmas Parade and Tree Lighting, Holiday in the Park, live entertainment, holiday performances, and a multitude of shopping events including Mistletoe & Magic – the largest shopping extravaganza in the region.
New this year, you’ve seen the Azalea Trail District during the spring, now experience one of Tyler’s most beautiful neighborhoods lit for the holiday season in an event we’re calling the Azalea Trail District Trail of Lights. Take a riding tour in and open air shuttle through this historic district and see the homes in all of their holiday glory. Shuttle rides will run Dec. 2-3; 9-10; & 16-17, 6-8pm with the last tour beginning at 8pm. Rides are $10 per person; children 5 and under are free.
Also as part of the Azalea Trail District Trail of Lights, The Pyron Garden will host a live nativity scene and carolers Dec. 16-17, 6-8:30om. The Pyron Garden is a favorite during the spring and will now become a favorite during the holiday season too. The Pyron Garden is located 212 W. Dobbs St.
(If you live in the Azalea District and would like to get involved with this event, please contact Susan Travis at 903-592-6978 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Rose City Christmas Photo Contest
Share photos from the season with us for a chance to win cash prizes! It’s easy to enter. Just take photos of people having fun at your favorite Tyler attractions, holiday events, local businesses, or of the beautiful fall foliage. Then either upload them to the Visit Tyler Facebook page or to Instagram using the hashtag #RoseCityChristmas16. The contest runs November 1, 2016 – January 2, 2017. Prizes are: Grand Prize – $100; First-Runner Up – $75; and Best Amateur Photograph – $50. (Grand Prize and First-Runner Up will be chosen by a popular fan vote on Facebook, and the Best Amateur Photograph will be chosen by a panel of judges.)v
For a full list of Rose City Christmas events happening throughout November and December check out our brochure: