If you have a community activity you would like to include in Holiday Events, call Camille at the Daily Sun, (903) 872-3931; fax to (903) 872-6878; or e-mail to camille@corsicanadailysun.com.



Nov. 19

Navarro College: Navarro College ensemble concert will be held at 7 p.m. in the Dawson Auditorium on the college campus, 3200 W. Seventh Ave., Corsicana. The public is invited, and admission will be free.



Nov. 20

Downtown Lighting Ceremony: Downtown Lighting Ceremony will be held at the intersection of Beaton and Collin streets in downtown Corsicana. There will be pictures with Santa from 3 to 5 p.m. in Pocket Park, 120 N. Beaton St. Photos will be from Memories by Melissa with two 4-by-6 photos for $12. Beginning at 5 p.m., there will be free chicken and refreshments, music by the Collins Middle School choir, Corsicana High School choir and Corsicana Swing Orchestra, carriage rides by Star Buck Carriage, and visits with Santa. At 6 p.m. there will be a lighting ceremony and fireworks display. For more information, call Corsicana Main Street Project at (903) 654-4851.



Nov. 23

Community Thanksgiving Service: A community Thanksgiving service will be held at 6 p.m. at New Beginnings Family Fellowship, State Highway 22, Blooming Grove. Participating Blooming Grove churches will be Central Baptist, First Baptist, United Methodist Church and New Beginnings. An offering will be collected for the Empty Stocking Fund.

Community Thanksgiving Service: A community Thanksgiving service will be held at 7 p.m. at First Baptist Church, 510 W. Collin St., Corsicana. The speakers will be Bo Loftis and County Judge H.M. Davenport Jr. Music will be provided by several different groups.

Community Thanksgiving Service: A community Thanksgiving service will be held at 7 p.m. at the Kerens Independent School District Auditorium.



Nov. 24

Navarro College: Navarro College jazz concert will be held at 7 p.m. in the Dawson Auditorium on the college campus, 3200 W. Seventh Ave., Corsicana. The public is invited, and admission will be free.



Nov. 27

Cornerstone Baptist Church: Cornerstone Baptist Church, 801 N. 13th St., Corsicana, will serve a free Thanksgiving dinner with all the fixings from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. to those in the community who are in need or lonely, for shut-ins, homebound or anyone else who would like to share Thanksgiving with Cornerstone. Big-screen TVs will show the football games throughout the day. If you need a ride to the church, need a meal delivered, need to make reservations, or for more information, call the church at (903) 872-8105.



Nov. 29

Collin Street Bakery: Collin Street Bakery, 2035 S. Interstate 45, Corsicana, will have music by the Cornerstone Baptist Church orchestra at 1:30 p.m. Also, Santa Claus will be visiting from 2 to 4 p.m.



Nov. 30

Collin Street Bakery: Santa Claus will be visiting from 2 to 4 p.m. at Collin Street Bakery, 2035 S. Interstate 45, Corsicana.

Cornerstone Baptist Church: Cornerstone Baptist Church, 801 N. 13th St., Corsicana, will have “Hanging of the Green” at 6 p.m.

First Baptist Church: First Baptist Church, 501 W. Collin St., Corsicana, will have “Hanging of the Green” at 6 p.m.



Dec. 1

The Cook Center: The Cook Center, 3100 W. Collin St., Corsicana, located on the Navarro College campus, will present “The Christmas Star” at 11 a.m. Admission will be $3. For more information, call (903) 875-7592 or visit the Web site at www.cookcenter.us.



Dec. 2

The Cook Center: The Cook Center, 3100 W. Collin St., Corsicana, located on the Navarro College campus, will present “The Christmas Star” at 11 a.m. Admission will be $3. For more information, call (903) 875-7592 or visit the Web site at www.cookcenter.us.



Dec. 3

Faith Lutheran Church: Faith Lutheran Church, 3824 W. State Highway 22, Corsicana, will hold advent services at 7 p.m. A meal will be served at 6 p.m.

The Cook Center: The Cook Center, 3100 W. Collin St., Corsicana, located on the Navarro College campus, will present “The Christmas Star” at 11 a.m. Admission will be $3. For more information, call (903) 875-7592 or visit the Web site at www.cookcenter.us.



Dec. 4

Cornerstone Baptist Church: The women’s ministry of Cornerstone Baptist Church, 801 N. 13th St., Corsicana, will have a Christmas celebration banquet for all women of the community at 6:30 p.m. For more information, call (903) 872-8105.



Frost Elementary School: Third and fourth grades at Frost Elementary School will present a Christmas musical program at 6:30 p.m. at the Frost Performing Arts Center.



Kerens Parade: A parade will be held in downtown Kerens beginning at 6 p.m. At the end of the parade, Santa Claus will be at the Kerens Chamber of Commerce office to visit with children. You may bring your camera and take pictures of your kids with Santa Claus.



Navarro College: Navarro College president’s holiday tea will be held from 4:30 to 6 p.m. at The Cook Center atrium on the college campus, 3100 W. Collin St. A free holiday concert will follow at 6:30 p.m. in the Dawson Auditorium, also on the college campus, 3200 W. Seventh Ave., Corsicana. The public is invited, and admission will be free.

Navarro Elementary School: Navarro Elementary School, 601 S. 45th St., Corsicana, will have a fifth grade program at 7 p.m. in the cafetorium.



The Cook Center: The Cook Center, 3100 W. Collin St., Corsicana, located on the Navarro College campus, will present “The Christmas Star” at 11 a.m. Admission will be $3. For more information, call (903) 875-7592 or visit the Web site at www.cookcenter.us.



Dec. 5

Navarro Elementary School: Navarro Elementary School, 601 S. 45th St., Corsicana, will have a fifth grade program at 9 a.m. in the cafetorium.



The Cook Center: The Cook Center, 3100 W. Collin St., Corsicana, located on the Navarro College campus, will present “The Christmas Star” at 11 a.m. Admission will be $3. For more information, call (903) 875-7592 or visit the Web site at www.cookcenter.us.



Dec. 6

Collin Street Bakery: Santa Claus will be visiting from 2 to 4 p.m. at Collin Street Bakery, 2035 S. Interstate 45, Corsicana.

Festival of Lights: The annual Festival of Lights parade will be held at 6 p.m. in downtown Corsicana, followed by lighting of Community Park. Line up for the parade will begin at 5 p.m. at Cornerstone Baptist Church parking lot, 801 N. 13th St., Corsicana. Entry is free. To enter the parade or for more information, contact Dennis Thornberg at (903) 872-2641.

First United Methodist Church: The chancel choir of First United Methodist Church, 208 N.W., Second St., Hubbard, will present the Christmas cantata “Hope Has Hands” at 2 p.m. For more information, call (254) 576-2313.

Jingle Bell Jog: The 16th annual Jingle Bell Jog, a 5K and 1 mile fun run, will be held at 9 a.m. at the Corsicana YMCA, 400 Oaklawn Drive, Corsicana. Early registration cost will be $6 for youth, $12 for adult, and $20 for family. Race day registration, which will begin at 8 a.m., will be $10 for youth, $15 for adult, and $25 for family. Family registration will include two shirts. For more information, call (903) 872-2412.

Magnolias and Mistletoe: The eighth annual Magnolias and Mistletoe Christmas celebration will be held in downtown Hubbard. A pancake breakfast will be held from 7 to 9:30 a.m. at the Hubbard Volunteer Fire Department. First Baptist Church’s God Kids will present a Christmas program at 10 a.m. at the fire station with first through third grades presenting “Angels We Have Heard” and fourth through sixth grades presenting “Boughs of Holly.” The Christmas parade will begin at 11 a.m. followed by the dedication of the Christmas tree at Hubbard City Hall with Christmas carols sung by the Community Men’s Choir. Lunch will be served at noon at the Hubbard VFD. Historic Hubbard High School will be open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. with the antique doll collection and photo exhibit available for viewing, free to the public. Free horse-drawn wagon tours of the historic homes district will be available. A meal and musical entertainment with Glorybound and Billy Roy Mitcham will be from 6 to 9 p.m. at Historic Hubbard High School. For more information, call the Hubbard Chamber of Commerce at (254) 576-2521.

The Cook Center: The Cook Center, 3100 W. Collin St., Corsicana, located on the Navarro College campus, will present “The Christmas Star” at 2 p.m. Admission will be $3. For more information, call (903) 875-7592 or visit the Web site at www.cookcenter.us.



Dec. 7

Blooming Grove Holiday Tour of Homes: Blooming Grove Historical Society will host its annual Holiday Tour of Homes from 2 to 5 p.m. Tickets are $10. For tickets or more information, call (903) 695-2724.

Collin Street Bakery: Santa Claus will be visiting from 2 to 4 p.m. at Collin Street Bakery, 2035 S. Interstate 45, Corsicana.

Cornerstone Baptist Church: Cornerstone Baptist Church, 801 N. 13th St., Corsicana, will have its children’s musical at 11 a.m.

First Baptist Church: First Baptist Church of Wortham will present the children’s Christmas musical, “The Plane Truth About Christmas,” at 6:30 p.m.

First United Methodist Church: First United Methodist Church, 320 N. 15th St., Corsicana, will have its annual plum pudding festival along with a sandwich supper at 6 p.m. Santa Claus will also be making an appearance afterwards.

Kerens Garden Club: Kerens Garden Club will host its annual Christmas home tour from 2 to 5 p.m. featuring the homes of Bill and Amy Kent, 16001 County Road NE3010; Buster and Brenda Atkeisson, 1099 County Road NE3020; Lelia Coffey, 206 S. Humphrey Ave.; and Kelly and Penne Berry, 500 S.W. Second St. The tea will be held at the Kerens Alumni Center on Colket Avenue in downtown Kerens. This year’s theme will be “12 Days of Christmas.” Tickets are $8 and may be purchased from club members. Tickets on the day of the tour will be available at the homes and the alumni center. For more information, call (903) 396-7725.

Northside Baptist Church: Northside Baptist Church, 2800 N. Beaton St., Corsicana, will have its children’s choir Christmas program at 6 p.m.



Dec. 8

First Baptist Church: First Baptist Church, 501 W. Collin St., Corsicana, will present its adult choir Christmas music presentation with tenor Scot Cameron at 7 p.m. in the sanctuary.

The Cook Center: The Cook Center, 3100 W. Collin St., Corsicana, located on the Navarro College campus, will present “The Christmas Star” at 11 a.m. Admission will be $3. For more information, call (903) 875-7592 or visit the Web site at www.cookcenter.us.



Dec. 9

Bowie Elementary: Bowie Elementary School, 1800 Bowie Drive, Corsicana, will have a holiday open house from 6 to 7:30 p.m. There will be ornaments, crafts and snacks for sale at 25 cents to $1 each. Proceeds will go to the Angel Tree.

The Cook Center: The Cook Center, 3100 W. Collin St., Corsicana, located on the Navarro College campus, will present “The Christmas Star” at 11 a.m. Admission will be $3. For more information, call (903) 875-7592 or visit the Web site at www.cookcenter.us.



Dec. 10

Faith Lutheran Church: Faith Lutheran Church, 3824 W. State Highway 22, Corsicana, will hold advent services at 7 p.m. A meal will be served at 6 p.m.

Hubbard ISD Band: Hubbard Independent School District’s Christmas concert, featuring sixth through 12th grade band students, will be held from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the Hubbard High School/Middle School cafetorium, State Highway 31, Hubbard.

The Cook Center: The Cook Center, 3100 W. Collin St., Corsicana, located on the Navarro College campus, will present “The Christmas Star” at 11 a.m. Admission will be $3. For more information, call (903) 875-7592 or visit the Web site at www.cookcenter.us.



Dec. 11

Blooming Grove ISD Band: Blooming Grove band students will have their Christmas concert at 6:30 p.m. in the Blooming Grove High School gym.

Dawson Elementary School: Dawson Elementary School’s kindergarten through fifth grade Christmas program will be held at 6 p.m. at the Family Life Center of First Baptist Church in Dawson.

Rice ISD Band: The Rice junior high and high school bands will present a holiday concert at 7:30 p.m. at the Rice High School Gym.

Second Avenue Baptist Church: A live nativity will be presented from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Second Avenue Baptist Church, 3045 W. Second Ave., Corsicana.

The Cook Center: The Cook Center, 3100 W. Collin St., Corsicana, located on the Navarro College campus, will present “The Christmas Star” at 11 a.m. Admission will be $3. For more information, call (903) 875-7592 or visit the Web site at www.cookcenter.us.

Warehouse Living Arts Center: Warehouse Living Arts Center Corsicana Children’s Company will present “The Best Christmas Pageant Ever” at 7 p.m. at the theatre, 119 W. Sixth Ave., Corsicana. For more information or tickets, call (903) 872-5421.



Dec. 12

Second Avenue Baptist Church: A live nativity will be presented from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Second Avenue Baptist Church, 3045 W. Second Ave., Corsicana.

The Cook Center: The Cook Center, 3100 W. Collin St., Corsicana, located on the Navarro College campus, will present “The Christmas Star” at 11 a.m. Admission will be $3. For more information, call (903) 875-7592 or visit the Web site at www.cookcenter.us.

Warehouse Living Arts Center: Warehouse Living Arts Center Corsicana Children’s Company will present “The Best Christmas Pageant Ever” at 7 p.m. at the theatre, 119 W. Sixth Ave., Corsicana. For more information or tickets, call (903) 872-5421.

Wortham Elementary School: Wortham Elementary School’s third and fourth grade musical, “A Penguin Christmas,” will be presented at 6:30 p.m. at the Wortham Auditorium.



Dec. 13

Collin Street Bakery: Collin Street Bakery, 2035 S. Interstate 45, Corsicana, will have music by the Cornerstone Baptist Church orchestra at 1:30 p.m. Also, Santa Claus will be visiting from 2 to 4 p.m.

Day in December: The annual Day in December, an arts and crafts show, will be held from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. at College Park Mall, 3500 W. Seventh Ave., Corsicana.

Frost Christmas Parade: The annual Frost Christmas parade will be held in downtown Frost at 4 p.m. followed by Christmas in the Park.

Second Avenue Baptist Church: A live nativity will be presented from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Second Avenue Baptist Church, 3045 W. Second Ave., Corsicana.

The Cook Center: The Cook Center, 3100 W. Collin St., Corsicana, located on the Navarro College campus, will present “The Christmas Star” at 2 p.m. Admission will be $3. For more information, call (903) 875-7592 or visit the Web site at www.cookcenter.us.

Warehouse Living Arts Center: Warehouse Living Arts Center Corsicana Children’s Company will present “The Best Christmas Pageant Ever” at 2:30 p.m. at the theatre, 119 W. Sixth Ave., Corsicana. For more information or tickets, call (903) 872-5421.



Dec. 14

Collin Street Bakery: Santa Claus will be visiting from 2 to 4 p.m. at Collin Street Bakery, 2035 S. Interstate 45, Corsicana.

Cornerstone Baptist Church: Cornerstone Baptist Church, 801 N. 13th St., Corsicana, will have its adult choir and orchestra program at 11 a.m.

First Baptist Church: First Baptist Church, 200 S.W. Second St., Kerens, will present “Child of Wonder: A Celebration of Christmas” at 2 p.m.

First Baptist Church: First Baptist Church of Wortham will present the musical “The Road to Bethlehem” at 6:30 p.m.

First United Methodist Church: First United Methodist Church, 205 N.W. Second St., Kerens, will present “The Love of God at Christmas” with singers from FUMC Kerens, Kerens Presbyterian Church and Pleasant Grove UMC.

Frost Holiday Tour of Homes: Frost Holiday Tour of Homes will be held from 2 to 6 p.m. Maps of homes on the tour are available at the Frost Community Center, 217 N. Garitty St., where refreshments will be offered. Many Frost businesses will have displays and homes on the tour will include: Elbert and Bobbette Butler, 17401 W. State Highway 22; Robert and Velma Ballew, 509 E. Pace St.; R.B. and Bobbie Wallis, 15811 W. State Highway 22; Bob and Joann Berna, 708 E. Tower St.; Carrie Hill, 324 E. Pace St.; David and Gwen Tyree, Farm-to-Market Road 667 and 2837 County Road NW 4071; Don and Beverly Ballew, 6433 Farm-to-Market 639; and Pastor Leah and Stan Gregory, 1101 State Highway 31, Italy. Tickets are $8 in advance and are available at several Frost businesses. Tickets on the day of the tour will be $10 and available at the Frost Community Center. For more information, call (254) 678-3634 or (254) 678-3587.

St. Luke United Methodist Church: St. Luke United Methodist Church, 2308 Bowie Drive, Corsicana, will have a Christmas cantata at 10:45 a.m. A children’s Christmas party will be held that evening.

Second Avenue Baptist Church: A live nativity will be presented from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Second Avenue Baptist Church, 3045 W. Second Ave., Corsicana.

Warehouse Living Arts Center: Warehouse Living Arts Center Corsicana Children’s Company will present “The Best Christmas Pageant Ever” at 1:30 and 4 p.m. at the theatre, 119 W. Sixth Ave., Corsicana. For more information or tickets, call (903) 872-5421.



Dec. 15

Kerens Elementary School: The pre-kindergarten through fourth grade students at Kerens Elementary School will have a Christmas program at 7 p.m. at the Kerens Independent School District Auditorium.

Mildred ISD Band: Mildred band students in sixth through 12th grades will perform at 7 p.m. at the Lane Gym, located on the school campus, 5475 S. U.S. Highway 287, Corsicana.

The Cook Center: The Cook Center, 3100 W. Collin St., Corsicana, located on the Navarro College campus, will present “The Christmas Star” at 11 a.m. Admission will be $3. For more information, call (903) 875-7592 or visit the Web site at www.cookcenter.us.



Dec. 16

Collins Catholic School: Collins Catholic School, 3000 W. State Highway 22, Corsicana, will present a Christmas program at 7 p.m. in the gym featuring kindergarten through fourth grade.

Corsicana ISD Band: Corsicana Independent School District’s holiday band concert will be held at 7 p.m. at the Corsicana High School Auditorium, featuring Drane and Collins Beginner Bands, Collins Concert and Symphonic Bands, and CHS Band.

Kerens Elementary School: The pre-kindergarten through fourth grade students at Kerens Elementary School will have a Christmas program at 9 a.m. at the Kerens Independent School District Auditorium.

Palace Theatre: Michael Martin Murphey will present a “Cowboy Christmas” at the Palace Theatre, 112 W. Sixth Ave., Corsicana, at 6 and 8:30 p.m. Tickets are $25 to $45. For tickets or more information, call (903) 874-7792 or view the Web site at www.corsicanapalace.com.

The Cook Center: The Cook Center, 3100 W. Collin St., Corsicana, located on the Navarro College campus, will present “The Christmas Star” at 11 a.m. Admission will be $3. For more information, call (903) 875-7592 or visit the Web site at www.cookcenter.us.



Dec. 17

Faith Lutheran Church: Faith Lutheran Church, 3824 W. State Highway 22, Corsicana, will hold advent services at 7 p.m. A meal will be served at 6 p.m.

First Baptist Church: The pre-kindergarten through second grade choirs will sing Christmas songs at 6 p.m. at the First Baptist Church Chapel, 501 W. Collin St., Corsicana.

The Cook Center: The Cook Center, 3100 W. Collin St., Corsicana, located on the Navarro College campus, will present “The Christmas Star” at 11 a.m. Admission will be $3. For more information, call (903) 875-7592 or visit the Web site at www.cookcenter.us.



Dec. 18

Corsicana ISD Choral Department: Choirs from Drane Intermediate School, Collins Middle School and Corsicana High School will perform at 7 p.m. at the CHS Auditorium.

Dawson ISD Band: Dawson sixth through 12th grade band students will present a Christmas concert at 7 p.m. at the Family Life Center of First Baptist Church in Dawson.

Mildred Elementary School: The pre-kindergarten through third grade students at Mildred Elementary School, 5475 S. U.S. Highway 287, Corsicana, will perform a Christmas program at 7 p.m. in the elementary gym.

The Cook Center: The Cook Center, 3100 W. Collin St., Corsicana, located on the Navarro College campus, will present “The Christmas Star” at 11 a.m. Admission will be $3. For more information, call (903) 875-7592 or visit the Web site at www.cookcenter.us.

Wortham ISD Band: Wortham Independent School District’s Christmas band concert will be presented at 7 p.m. at the Wortham Auditorium.



Dec. 19

Bowie Elementary School: Bowie Elementary School, 1800 Bowie Drive, Corsicana, will present the “Snow Crew Holiday Show” at 8:30 a.m. in the gym. Teachers will put on skits, karaoke and have a sing-along with the kids.

Fannin Elementary School: The fifth grade students of Fannin Elementary School, 3201 N. Beaton St., Corsicana, will present “Twas One Crazy Night Before Christmas” at 9 a.m. and 10 a.m.

The Cook Center: The Cook Center, 3100 W. Collin St., Corsicana, located on the Navarro College campus, will present “The Christmas Star” at 11 a.m. Admission will be $3. For more information, call (903) 875-7592 or visit the Web site at www.cookcenter.us.

Wortham Elementary School: Wortham Elementary School’s Rockin’ Recorders and Show Choir will present a “Holly and Ivy” concert of Christmas songs at 7 p.m. at the Wortham Band Hall.



Dec. 20

Collin Street Bakery: Santa Claus will be visiting from 2 to 4 p.m. at Collin Street Bakery, 2035 S. Interstate 45, Corsicana.

The Cook Center: The Cook Center, 3100 W. Collin St., Corsicana, located on the Navarro College campus, will present “The Christmas Star” at 2 p.m. Admission will be $3. For more information, call (903) 875-7592 or visit the Web site at www.cookcenter.us.



Dec. 21

Collin Street Bakery: Santa Claus will be visiting from 2 to 4 p.m. at Collin Street Bakery, 2035 S. Interstate 45, Corsicana.

First Baptist Church: First Baptist Church of Dawson will present its Christmas choir program at 11 a.m.

First Baptist Church: First Baptist Church, 200 S.W. Second St., Kerens, will have a candlelight service at 6 p.m.

First United Methodist Church: First United Methodist Church, 320 N. 15th St., Corsicana, will hold its annual children’s Christmas musical at 10:50 a.m. in the Great Hall.

Frost United Methodist Church: Frost United Methodist Church will have a candlelight service at 6 p.m.



Dec. 22

The Cook Center: The Cook Center, 3100 W. Collin St., Corsicana, located on the Navarro College campus, will present “The Christmas Star” at 11 a.m. Admission will be $3. For more information, call (903) 875-7592 or visit the Web site at www.cookcenter.us.



Dec. 24

Cornerstone Baptist Church: Cornerstone Baptist Church, 801 N. 13th St., Corsicana, will have a Christmas Eve service at 6 p.m.

Faith Lutheran Church: Faith Lutheran Church, 3824 W. State Highway 22, Corsicana, will have a Christmas Eve candlelight service at 7 p.m.

First Baptist Church: First Baptist Church, 501 W. Collin St., Corsicana, will have a Christmas Eve candlelight service at 5 p.m.

First Baptist Church: First Baptist Church of Wortham will have a Christmas Eve candlelight service at 5:30 p.m.

First United Methodist Church: First United Methodist Church, 320 N. 15th St., Corsicana, will have a Christmas Eve candlelight and communion service at 6 p.m.

Northside Baptist Church: Northside Baptist Church, 2800 N. Beaton St., Corsicana, will have its Christmas Eve candlelight service at 6 p.m.



Dec. 25

Faith Lutheran Church: Faith Lutheran Church, 3824 W. State Highway 22, Corsicana, will have a Christmas celebration service at 10 a.m.

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