The Palestine Herald, Palestine, Texas

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November 13, 2013

Getting festive: City begins decorating for holidays



"Everyone downtown is looking forward to the 2013 season,” Westgate said. “For the last four years, we have been building a great community effort to offer unique experiences -- experiences that you can't find anywhere else. This coming together of the community, city, county, business owner and volunteers has been beneficial in terms of quality of life and economic impact. Main Street invites everyone to enjoy the holidays with us; this is going to be an amazing season."

Palestine is designated as a Texas Main Street and is home to more than 1,800 historic sites; including churches, buildings, houses, monuments, cemeteries and museums. Established in 1846, Palestine has more buildings in the National Register of Historic Places than any Texas city except Galveston.

“Our city is going to be filled with family-oriented activities, events and decorations that capture the holiday season,” Lake-Wolfe said. “We want everyone to experience our modern hotels, charming B&Bs, spas, wineries, diverse shopping and restaurants for all palettes. Visiting Palestine with the family is special any time of the year, but without a doubt the weeks between Thanksgiving and New Years are magical.”

A complete list of holiday events and activities can be found at or call 903-723-3014.

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