Kick off your holiday season with this Christmas Shopping Extravaganza

The city of Lufkin is gearing up and ready for the Christmas season to begin! They have once again partnered with Lufkin Industries and will house Rudolph the Pumping Unit in Downtown Lufkin.

“Lufkin Industries is pleased to once again partner with the City of Lufkin to bring Rudolph the Red-Nosed Pumping Unit to the community. We hope everyone enjoys him during the Christmas season,” said Phillip Jones with Lufkin Industries.

Coming on December 3rd, from 2:00 PM to 6:00 PM, the Annual Christmas in the Pines Festival will kick off, bringing the holiday spirit straight into East Texas!

Happening that same morning, there will be the Alcohol and Drug Abuse Council (ADAC) Reindeer run. The start and finish line for the race will be at the Convention Center with many festivities occurring downtown at the completion of the race. There will be a 1K race at 8:00 AM and a 5K at 8:30 AM following the 1K completion.

Later that afternoon, vendors will be lining the streets of Downtown Lufkin creating a Christmas shopping extravaganza starting at 2:00pm. There will be vendors from all over the state of Texas just in time to get your holiday shopping done, from craft vendors to boutique clothing for the special people in your life.

Local food trucks (as well as a few new ones) will be downtown ready to serve up some delicious food while you explore.

  • From 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM there will be live performances on the stage from local groups such as Susan’s School of Dance and The Movement Dance Company. Live street performers playing music and Dr. Rainbow twisting balloons will also be around downtown.
  • From 2:30 PM - 5:00 PM Santa Clause will be posing for photos inside the historic Pines Theater. Photos will be taken by Texas Size Selfie and are complimentary for attendees.
  • At 5:30 PM, it’s time for a Lufkin tradition- The Lighting of Rudolph the Red-Nosed Pumping Unit! Brookshire brothers will be on site handing out milk and cookies.

For more details as they may happen, you can check out the Facebook event here. If you would like to be a vendor at Christmas in the Pines, you can find an application on the Visit Lufkin website.

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Jade Allen

Jade Allen

Jade Allen explores East Texas to bring the most exciting activities and locations to The East Texas Weekend. Jade came to Texas in 2018, where it has steadily become a home and a place to explore.