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July 8, 2014

Christmas in July activities set in Palestine


For the second year, Christmas in July will be celebrated in Palestine with 12 days of food, holiday shopping and fun.


From Thursday, July 17 to Monday July 28, a variety of activities and family entertainment will be available including: “Shrek the Musical” at the historic Texas Theater, holiday shopping in the Palestine Main Street District and a Holiday Cruise Night at the Anderson County Courthouse.


The Holiday Cruise Night, presented by the Cars of Palestine, will be held from 6 to 10 p.m. Saturday, July 19. Enjoy music from the '50s and '60s, sounds of hot rods and burgers around the historic courthouse square.


Other activities during the 12-day celebration include culinary classes, food and wine events, a grape stomp, murder mystery dinners and a weekend pop-up shop. The pop-up shop will include antiques, vintage and eclectic finds from early pine to garden rust, old world Santas and holiday fare.


Palestine was recently in the news, landing in the No. 14 spot in the Texas Highways Magazine's 2014 Top 40 Travel Destination List.


For more information regarding Christmas in July, contact the Palestine Visitor Center at 903-723-3014.


Find a full schedule of events at or download the “Visit Palestine TX” mobile app for Android, iPhone and iPad users. The mobile app puts attractions, events and more at the fingertips of both visitors and locals.


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