From Staff Reports
UPDATED: Dec. 6 – With the Christmas and Hanukkah season just around the corner (and shout-out for our “middle child” and oft-glossed over holiday of Thanksgiving), Corsicana is getting ready to deck the halls with a series of events over the next few weeks.
The Navarro County Gazette is creating a list of those holiday happenings, and while still a work in progress, we will continue to update and re-share as we discover new events. We will also gladly take reader submissions, which can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org – Have an event? Tell us about it.
Now to Dec. 18 – Old Lumberyard Food and Finds is hosting its fourth annual coat, shoe, and toy drive. Drop off items at 120 W. Third Avenue, or call Emily Lawhon at 903-875-4652 for pickup. Collecting runs through Dec. 18.
Now – For those who want to send a letter to Santa Claus this year, there is a specialty mailbox to do just that at the Pocket Park in downtown Corsicana, located at 118 N. Beaton Street. Boys and girls who drop of their letters to Santa at this mailbox will get a response from Santa himself by Dec. 25.
Dec. 10-13 – 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. – Second Avenue Baptist Church presents: Live Nativity – 3045 W. Second Avenue.
Dec. 12 – 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. – 106.9 The Ranch is holding a Sidewalk Santa event benefitting Compassion Corsicana Food Pantry, Child Advocates of Navarro County, and Salvation Army Corsicana.
Dec. 12 – 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. – Mimosas at the Market (hosted by Corsicana Main Street).
Dec. 12 – 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. – Schulman’s Movie Bowl Grille is hosting a “Cookies with Santa” event at their theater, located at 3501 Corsicana Crossing Boulevard. Decorate a gingerbread house, snack on warm, homemade cookies and talk with Santa and Mrs. Claus about all the goodies on your Christmas list. Tickets are $29.95 per family (5 people per family group), and can be purchased here.
Dec. 20 – 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. – Swanky Jazz Party at Mita’s Coffee House, located at 216 N. Beaton Street. Tickets are $30, and include charcuterie and live band. E-mail email@example.com for tickets, or purchase at Mita’s. BYOB.
Dec. 24 – Christmas Eve.
Dec. 25 – Christmas Day.
Dec. 31 – New Year’s Eve.
Nov. 14 – 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. – Mimosas at the Market (hosted by Turquoise Pistol). Live country band performing.
Nov. 21 – Tickets go on sale for A Doublewide, Texas Christmas at the Warehouse Living Arts Center.
Nov. 26 – Thanksgiving.
Dec. 1-4, 5, 6 – A Doublewide, Texas Christmas premieres at the Warehouse Living Arts Center. Performances are held on the following dates:
Dec. 1-5: 7:30 p.m.
Dec. 5-6: 2:30 p.m.
For those that are unable to attend in person, an online streaming option will be available.
Dec. 4 – 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. – National Commanders Red Kettle Challenge at Walmart at 3801 W State Highway 31. Captain Jennifer R.L. Schmidt will take part in the challenge from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. wearing a variety of colorful holiday costumes.
Dec. 5 – 9 a.m. – YMCA of Corsicana presents the 28th annual Jingle Bell Jog.
Nov. 20 – The Beaton Street Tree Lighting Ceremony. FREE carriage rides will be offered at the at Friday’s downtown ceremony from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. – Please join the City of Corsicana for live music, carriage rides, food trucks, the lighting of the big tree and Santa. – This event was canceled Nov. 17.
Dec. 5 – 6 p.m. – The Corsicana Christmas Parade No pre-registration or fee – Check-in begins at 4 p.m. at the Ideal Storage parking lot located at 801 N. 13th Street. – Check-in and staging assignments are completed at the Fire Department’s red tent in the parking lot – All drivers must have a current valid drivers license – All vehicles requiring DMV registration must be registered and have it displayed per regulation. For any questions, please call Corsicana Parks and Recreation at (903) 654-4874. – This event was canceled Nov. 17.
Dec. 17 – 7:30 p.m. – Brass Transit Presents: A Rockin’ Christmas at the Palace Theatre. – This event was canceled Dec. 9.