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Nacogdoches to celebrate Christmas with new events
Posted 11 - 14 - 2011

Photo: National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation will be shown during the Nine Flags Christmas Festival's Adult's Night Out on Thursday, November 17 in downtown Festival Plaza.

Nacogdoches to celebrate Christmas with new events


Three new events will grace this year’s Nine Flags Christmas Festival for visitors and the community to enjoy. “Adult’s Night Out” and the “NASA Exhibit” will be held in November along with “A Down-Home Christmas” cooking show that will take place in early December. The Nine Flags Christmas Festival is a celebration of Texas history & culture and will be held Nov. 17 through Dec. 10. This year’s festival will pay special tribute to the American flag and honor our Nation's independence with several events dedicated to our fight for freedom.

Come out and enjoy some holiday fun at Adult's Night Out in downtown Festival Plaza. Gates open at 6 p.m. and the classic Christmas movie, "National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation,” will begin at 7 p.m. Come hungry since pizza will be provided by Papa John’s and beer and wine will be provided by Jack Shack, Inc., all for additional purchase. Tickets are available at the Nacogdoches Convention and Visitors Bureau, 200 East Main, for $5 as well as at the gate. Everyone is encouraged to bring chairs, blankets, etc. to Adult’s Night Out. Special Nine Flags Christmas Festival blankets will be available for $15 at the event or pick them up beforehand at the Visitor Center, 200 E. Main.

Celebrating the American flag this year, the Nacogdoches Convention and Visitors Bureau, 200 East Main, will be host to the Johnson Space Center’s traveling exhibit November 21-December 9. Visitors can examine an in-flight spacesuit, shuttle models, info pop-ups, space helmet, and space gloves. Take pictures with the NASA photo opt cut-out, and be sure to watch the PBS Columbia video that will be complementing the exhibit.

            Want to learn more about entertaining for the holidays? Then join us for “A Down-Home Christmas” on Thursday, December 1. Guests will learn how to effectively and beautifully execute cooking, baking, and entertaining for Christmas with help from Camilla Saulsbury,


award-winning cook and best-selling author, and her recipes from her newest cookbook, “Piece of Cake.” Local caterer, Kerry Whitsett from Perfectly Edible, will also be doing taste demonstrations of holiday favorites for the crowd to enjoy. The event will be held at the Nacogdoches County Annex, 203 West Main Street. Doors open at 5 p.m. with the show starting at 6 p.m. Pre-sale tickets are $12 ($15 at the door) and are available at the Nacogdoches Convention and Visitors Bureau, 200 East Main. All pre-sale ticket purchasers will be entered into a raffle for a signed “The Pioneer Woman Cooks: Recipes from an Accidental Country Girl” cookbook and more wonderful prizes.

            “We’ve added more events this year to make sure there is something for everyone to enjoy,” said Lindsey Mathews, meeting and event coordinator of the Nacogdoches Convention and Visitors Bureau. “So come out and be a part of history by attending these new festivities!”

The Nine Flags Christmas Festival is presented by metroPCS and platinum sponsors of the festival include Commercial Bank of Texas, Keep Nacogdoches Beautiful, Mike Perry Motor Company, and Wal-Mart.

For more information about the Nine Flags Christmas Festival, call (936) 564-7351, visit, and be our friend on facebook @ Christmas Celebration.

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