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Tickets available at or on Facebook at @LibertyHallTyler. For more information about upcoming events, sponsoring an event or renting Liberty Hall, email or call at (903) 595-7274.

Liberty Hall is hosting a variety of upcoming events. Liberty Hall is located at 103 E. Erwin St., Tyler. Tickets are available online at

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Downtown Holiday Open House on December 12th

Holiday decorations, miniature trains, crafts for the entire family, special exhibits, tons of photo opportunities and more will be available free to the public on Dec. 12 from 4 to 8 p.m. as the Downtown Tyler museums and cultural facilities hold the 12th Annual Holiday Open House.

Downtown businesses and attractions will open their doors to the public in celebration of the holiday season. Each facility will feature its own special exhibits and activities during the event. All participating facilities will be easy to spot, as illuminated snowmen will be at each site.

The Goodman-LeGrand Museum at 624 N. Broadway will be decked out in period décor. This year’s theme is “Home for the Holidays,” honoring veterans, active-duty personnel and first responders. The house will have a display featuring Dr. William Jeffries Goodman’s archives and artifacts from the civil war.

Enjoy live music, refreshments and tour the beautifully decorated home.

Free admission for all veterans, active-duty personnel and first responders. A $2 donation is suggested to help with the preservation of the home.

The Cotton Belt Depot at 210 E. Oakwood will have its traditional display of antique and miniature rail exhibits at the Train Museum. Refreshments will be provided.

Just across the street from the depot is the Innovation Pipeline at 217 E. Oakwood. Refreshments will be served.

Discovery Science Place at 308 N. Broadway will have all main galleries open for families to enjoy, plus music, a hands-on mini-experiment that allows children to create home instant “snow” and apple cider.

Gallery Main Street at 110 W. Erwin will offer refreshments, craft tables and visitors will have the opportunity to see the gallery’s current exhibit, “Hello Future.”

Smith County Historical Society at 125 S. College will showcase its newest exhibit honoring the success of Smith County Texas women.

The McClendon House at 806 W. Houston will provide a glimpse into Christmases past in Tyler. The event will include tours of the home with docents in each room to provide information, plus other activities.

The Tyler Public Library at 201 S. College will join this year’s open house with Talking Tales at 5:30 in the Library Auditorium.

In addition to the Open House activities, check out the other festivities happening in Downtown!

Liberty Hall located at 103 E. Erwin St. will be showing the holiday classic “White Christmas” at 7 p.m. Tickets are $7 and can be purchased at

The Foundry Coffee House will host Christmas on Elm Street. Featuring The Foundry Baristas and a night of feel good Christmas music and a UGLY sweater contest at 7 p.m.

Off Square Downtown is hosting a Holiday Celebration: 903 Handmade, Backbone Beauty, Brands and Threads, ETX Brewery, Moon Rivers Naturals, Moss and many more vendors.

Holiday gifts galore, treats and spirits!

End the night at ETX for the release of their holiday beer! They will have lots of other local artists and makers selling too! 4 to 8 p.m.

For more information, call the Tyler Main Street office at (903) 593-6905 or email

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Get Ready for 2019’s Blue Santa Pub Crawl Saturday, Dec. 14th

100% of the Proceeds go to support a Child!

Eat, Drink, Be Merry, Have Fun & Make A Difference in a Child’s Christmas

Are you looking for a way to get on Santa’s good side this year? Turns out you don’t have to wear red to be Santa Claus this Christmas! All you have to do is buy tickets and have some fun at the 3rd Annual Blue Santa Pub Crawl!

That’s because 100% goes to the children in the Blue Santa program that focuses on giving gift cards to needy children each year during the holidays. Yes, 100% of your ticket cost goes directly to local children in Tyler, Texas.

Saturday, December 14th, 4-8pm, you can both make Christmas extra special for a child plus, you can have some fun in the process.

At the 3rd Annual Blue Santa Pub Crawl, the fun starts when the sun goes down and adult soon-to-be Santas come out to play in Downtown Tyler. Here’s how it works:

  • Purchase a ticket online at Tickets are $25 before 12 midnight December 13th and $35 the day of the event at the check-in table at ETX Brewing.
  • Check-in at ETX Brewery, 221 S. Broadway, starting at 3pm to get your Blue Santa t-shirt, lanyard, instructions, and Fun Map.
  • Then wander around Downtown Tyler and pick up pieces to your Blue Santa costume at different locations.
  • There will be Santa hats, beards, noses, jingle bells, blinking rings, flashy necklaces, gloves, and a few surprises!
  • There is no schedule – just wander around, have fun, and make a difference.
  • Locations on the Crawl are to be announced soon. To sign up, email us.
  • There will be a group photo at 8pm at ETX Brewing of everyone in the Blue Santa costumes.

You can also sign up to be a sponsor – helping to make a difference this holiday season. Sponsorships are Mrs. Claus Sponsors, Rudolf Sponsor, and Santa’s Little Helpers Sponsors. Details HERE.

Parking is always free in the parking garage and on the square. Valet parking is available on the square after 5pm.

You really can #havefunmakeadifference this Christmas!

Tickets and details are available at

The Blue Santa Pub Crawl is presented by and Visit Tyler in conjunction with the monthly Hit the Bricks – Second Saturday Downtown events.

100% goes to the children in the Blue Santa program that focuses on giving gift cards to needy children each year during the holidays.

The Blue Santa Program

The Blue Santa Program is a non-profit outreach program that focuses on giving gift cards to needy children each year during the holidays. Each year the Police provide children that might not have Christmas with gift cards to WalMart.

By purchasing a ticket, you are making a donation to the Blue Santa program. Tickets are non-refundable. This is a rain, snow or shine event.

“It’s amazing to watch the children’s excitement as they pick out Christmas presents. It’s extremely humbling to see that some select presents for their family and sometimes food and other necessities,” said Chuck Boyce, Community Resource Officer with Tyler’s Police Department.

“The Blue Santa shopping trip is truly the highlight of my Christmas every year.”

“Our service to children began back in 2009, serving families in need during the holiday season. With our Blue Santa program, area police officers nominate children that are underprivileged, child victims, and/or are witnesses to crimes that they meet in the community to take Christmas shopping with police officers.”

For questions, call EGuide Magazine at (903)630-3030 or email

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