Hit the Bricks: 2nd Saturday Downtown Tyler (Second Saturday of each month (12 noon-10pm) – Get out and about on and off the square where Downtown businesses offer fun all day long. Free parking. Rain or shine, Downtown will be the place to be every second Saturday! In December, Hit the Bricks will feature the Blue Santa Pub Crawl. For more info and a full list of events go to visittyler.com/secondsaturday or find Hit the Bricks on Facebook. Dates are: December 9th (Blue Santa Pub Crawl). 2018 dates are: January 13th, February 10th, March 10th, April 14th, May 12th, June 9th, July 14th, August 11th, September 8th, October 13th, November 10th, and December 8th.
Canton First Monday Trade Days Market is held Thursday-Sundays. What started more than a century ago as a flea market has become home to some of the most exciting, cutting-edge home furnishings, antiques, and collectibles that can be found anywhere. For more info call (903)567-6556 or go to firstmondaycanton.com. Dates are: November 30th-December 3rd. 2018 dates are: December 28th-31st, February 1st-4th, March 1st-4th, March 29th-April 1st, May 3rd-6th, May 31st-June 3rd, June 28th-July 1st, August 2nd-5th, August 30th-September 2nd, September 27th-30th, November 1st-4th, November 29th-December 2nd.
Free Yoga Saturday (9am-12:30pm) – Every 3rd Saturday of the month, beFree offers a free day of yoga. You don’t have to sign up ahead of time but you can if you’d like to, and there are no catches – just free yoga with the beFree instructors in their beautiful and healing studio space. Check the schedule to choose any class on that day that you will most enjoy at befreeyogatyler.com. beFree Yoga is located at 212 Old Grande Blvd., Tyler, (903)630-6142, befreeyogatyler.com.
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December 16th (10am-2pm) – Santa Paws is Coming to Town! The dogs in Smith County Animal Shelter have one wish for Christmas, and that is to find their furever family to spend Christmas with. “Our goal is to make this wish come true, and we need your help. We formally invite the whole community to the Santa Claus is Coming To Town event, located at the shelter at 322 E. Ferguson St., Tyler. A visit from Santa Claus himself plus pictures, refreshments, and appetizers will be available all while you visit the wonderful dogs that are available for adoption. For more info go to facebook.com/smithcountyanimalcontrol.
December 31st (7:30pm-12:30am) – SPCA Fur Ball 2017 – Celebrate the New Year with SPCA of East Texas and join the Sixth Annual New Year’s Eve Fur Ball. The beautifully restored art deco restaurant, Jack Ryan’s will be transformed into a 1920’s speakeasy with dining, dancing, and libations to ring in the New Year. America’s best party band, Professor D, will light up the dance floor with their high energy horn section and 10-member dance band. Ring in the new year for the homeless pets of East Texas! Tickets are available at spcaeasttx.com.