Thursday, November 24, 2011

Tyler Texas Bed and Breakfast-The Rosevine Inn

                                    HO HO HO!!!  IT IS THE CHRISTMAS SEASON


There is so much going on in Tyler this month you will not be able to take it all in. We are going to feature just a few of the many things for you to enjoy while you are staying at The Rosevine Inn Bed and Breakfast.
So let's get started! Time is wasting.

First you must come and get your tree here. There are several spots for cutting down your own tree nearby.
Three of our favorites are
Plantation Pines CHRISTmas Tree Farm - CHRISTmas Trees, Purple Hull Peas, Pumpkins, Gourds and Indian Corn,. Gift shop

10098 CR 429, Tyler, TX 75704 in Smith County. Directions to Farm: From Dallas Exit I-20 at Tyler, Highway 69 South (US69 exit, go south 3.2 mile and turn right on Plantation Pines Road (CR 429). Our farm is on the left. From Tyler north on US 69, 1 mile north of Loop 323 turn left on FM 2016, second blacktop road on right, Plantation Pines Road. (CR429) about a mile on right - pasted Plantation Pines Peach Farm. Click here for mapping directions! 903-595-2046. We offer Leyland Cypress and Virginia Pine CHRISTmas Trees any where from 4 foot to 12 foot tall. During the CHRISTmas season we offer hayride, school tours, fresh wreaths and lots of farm fun. Every June we have a crop of purple hull peas. This will be our first year for the pumpkins, gourds and Indian Corn, so wish us well!!
Christmas tree varieties:
U-Choose & Cut your own: Virginia Pines and Leyland Cypress
Pre-Cut: Frazer Fir

Trail Creek Farm
 - A choose and cut tree farm with hay rides, treasure trails, picnic tables, drinks, popcorn, peanuts, drinks and hot cider. We also have fresh wreaths, and lots of fresh air and trees. Trail Creek Farm will accept all major credit cards.
18127 CR. 4108, LINDALE, TX 75771 . Phone: 903-882-5746 (farm), or 214-748-4686 Dallas. Email: larry@trailcreekfarmfun.com. For a great family holiday experience, come to Trail Creek Farm and we will try to make it a wonderful time. Directions: To find Trail Creek Farm, go north on hwy 69 about 3 miles from its intersection with I-20. From downtown Lindale, go east on hwy 16 for 3/4 mile. Turn left on FM 2710 and go 200 yards. At the fork on the left, take Cr. 4108. Trail Creek Farm is 3/4 mile on your left. Opens: Trail Creek Farm opens the day after Thanksgiving and our hours are from 9:00 am to dark on weekends, and from noon to dark on weekdays.

Watson Christmas Tree Farm - Choose and cut Christmas trees,
11307 CR 2298, Tyler, Texas, 75707. Phone: (903) 566-1282. Directions: From East Loop 323 in Tyler, go 5.1 miles east on Hwy. 64. Turn left on CR 220. Go 2 and a half miles. Turn left on CR 2298, and go 1 mile. The farm is on the right. Open: weekends, 9 am to 5 pm
Pre-cut: Virginia Pine and Virginia Firs
THEN IN THE EVENING YOU CAN TWO GREAT LIGHT DISPLAYS IN THE AREA
                              Santa Land
Our 2011 Season begins November 1st closes January 4th
Come experience the sight and sounds of our Christmas wonderland with over 2 1/2 million lights to light your path. You can remain in the warmth of your vehicle or experience our Santa Trailer Ride.

Admission:
•$20.00 per car
•$30.00 per Commercial Van(15 person capacity)
•Any vehicle carrying over 15 people will be $3.00 per Person.
•$10.00 per person for Santa’s Trailer Rides ~
•$7.00 per Person for groups of 25 or more!(group rates fr Trailer Ride).
Children under 2 ride FREE. Sorry, no vehicles (motor homes,buses,trucks,trailers) over 36 feet long and over 12 feet high will be allowed in the park.
Persons with oversize vehicles may park in the gift shop parking lot and ride Santa’s Trailer. Our Trailer Rides only run Friday and Saturday night until Thanksgiving Day and every night thereafter. You may schedule Trailer Rides before Thanksgiving by SCHEDULED RESERVATION IF YOU HAVE A GROUP 25 OR MORE.($7.00 PER PERSON). Advance notice for 25 or more,at all times helps better accommodate all Rides.
Gates open at 6pm and park closes at 10:30 pm nightly~rain or shine~7 days per week.(Including all Holidays)
We have a spacious Gift Shop packed with a wide variety of affordable gift ideas and a Snackbar inside our gift shop for our guests to enjoy.
Event Contact Information:   Cindy Palmer
(903) 882-1518 http://www.santalandtexas.com/
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We are a Drive-Thru Christmas Light Park located about a mile outside the Loop 323 and Hwy 155 South, on Old Noonday road. (see map) This is our 8th year to turn on over 1 million lights and scenes to celebrate the Holidays! Our drive is 1 mile long, so you can take your time to view all our beautiful displays! Tune your radio to FM 95.1 & listen to our Christmas music while some of the lights dance to the tunes!

Christmas Light Drive Through is open:
Fri, Sat & Sun Nov 25 - Dec 11
Every Night Dec 16 - Dec 25                                     FUN FUN FUN
6:00 PM
$15 Per car or truck.
No buses or trailers, Please.
Standard Church type vans are allowed.Maximum Height Limit    of 8 feet 6 inches.

LETS NOT FORGET
                      Canton First Monday Trade Days
                                            This month December 1 through 4th!!
What a great time to be able to take advantage of all the wonderful goods in one place-right here at the holidays. Rosevine Inn is the best place to stay when you are ready to come back and relax after a big day of shopping.
There are a few spectacular Christmas Tree lightings in the area
First on Dec 28th
The Hospice of East Texas lighting ceremony takes place at 6pm.
Then
November 29th
Brings us the east Texas Medical Center Christmas Tree lighting ceremony
Then   last but not Least!!  On Dec 1st at 6pm
The Tyler Jaycess and Then City of Tyler bring us
A Christmas Parade and Downtown Plaza Christmas Tree Lighting.
After the lighting you can go to Liberty Hall downtown and see "White Christmas" on the big screen for only $5.
All of This should get you in the spirit!!!

Event Date(s) and Time(s)

•Friday, December 2nd, 2011 @ 7:30pm     •Saturday, December 3rd, 2011 @ 7:30pm - 6:00pm
•Sunday, December 4th, 2011 @ 2:30pm     •Wednesday, December 7th, 2011 @ 7:30pm
•Thursday, December 8th, 2011 @ 7:30pm    •Friday, December 9th, 2011 @ 7:30pm
•Saturday, December 10th, 2011 @ 7:30pm   •Sunday, December 11th, 2011 @ 2:30pm

Tyler Civic Center Presents: "A Christmas Carol".

Cost: Adults are $ 18.00.
Event Contact Information:                                                            ENJOY!!!
Tyler Civic Theatre    (903) 592-0561
http://www.tylercivictheatre.com/

The Nutcracker
Tickets are on sale for the Tyler Junior College Academy of Dance’s 23rd production of Tchaikovsky’s classic ballet, “The Nutcracker.”      Full-length performances will be held 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Dec. 2 and 3, and 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 3 and 4, in Wise Auditorium on the TJC main campus.
Tickets are on sale now in the TJC Cashier’s Office and can be purchased by going online at www.tjc.edu and clicking the “Nutcracker” icon, or by calling 903-510-2672.
Ticket prices are $12 for adults and $9 for seniors, students, and children ages 12 and under.

UTT Cowan Center presents -"In The Heights
•Saturday, December 3rd, 2011 @ 7:30pm

IN THE HEIGHTS, this 2008 Tony Award-winning Best Musical is a moving, funny, and uplifting new show about a community of hard-working immigrants seeking a better life and trying to find their place, their home, in their new country.
With a remarkable young cast, thrilling Tony Award-winning dancing and a dynamic Tony Award-winning score, IN THE HEIGHTS is an exhilarating journey into a vibrant Manhattan community, a place where the coffee is light and sweet, the windows are always open, and the breeze carries the rhythm of three generations of music.
Experience the next chapter of the classic American story at the most joyous and exciting musical on Broadway.
Event Contact Information:
Terri Holland    (903) 566-7424

Help the Tyler YMCA set a record for the Reindeer Run. The Reindeer Run benefits area youth by raising funds to support programs for youth development. Last year, we set a Tyler YMCA record with $10,000 raised toward our scholarship program. This record helped to serve a record number of youth that genuinely needed assistance. Help us again set a record by reaching our goal of $15,000.

Step One: Register for the run
Step Two: Help us spread the word about this record setting event by making a video, submitting a picture, or writing a post relating to the Reindeer Run, dressing like a reindeer, or anything else you think might be fun. We'll hand out an award for the best entry at the awards ceremony after the run.
Make sure we get your submissions via Facebook so we can share them with others. Send us as many as you would like.
Step Three: Like us on Facebook to get and share updates on the race and on our record setting performace.
Step Four: Come out dressed in your best Reindeer antlers to be a part of something much bigger than a race.
STARTING GATE ONLY 1 BLOCK FROM THE ROSEVINE INN!!!!
Take your kids to this fun production at Liberty Hall Downtown
Mother Goose Stuffs Her Stockings
Saturday, December 3, 2011
Liberty Hall
Downtown Tyler
Tickets: $5.00 Reserved Seating
Order Tickets
Join the East Texas Symphony Orchestra Association and the Slightly Amusing Theatre Company as Mother Goose adventures through Nursery Rhyme Land to find the perfect gifts for her friends. Children in the audience will help her fill the stockings of some of the most famous Nursery Rhyme characters. Favorite Mother Goose rhymes and riddles will mix it up with seasonal songs to create holiday fun for all ages.
You also will be treated to music from the Marvin United Methodist Church Children's Handbell Choir and the St. Gregory Kirshbaum Strings Ensemble.
Tickets are just $5 each (reserved seating) and are being sold exclusively through Outhouse Tickets.


         Tyler Association’s Christmas Concert

•Saturday, December 3rd, 2011 @ 7:30pm
The concert features the East Texas Handbell Ensemble, a nationally acclaimed group, under the direction of Arnold Sherman, along with various area instrumentalists.
Event Contact Information:
(903) 592-6266
held at     Caldwell Auditorium

300 S College Ave
Tyler, Texas 75702
P.S. One of my dearest friends is playing!!

Not One But Two  Home Christmas Home Tours!!
Holiday in the Pines Tour of Homes
•Sunday, December 4th, 2011 @ 4:00pm - 8:00pm


Saturday, December 3rd, 2011 @ 10:00amemail event to a friendemail event to a friendEvent Date(s) and Time(s)
•Saturday, December 3rd, 2011 @ 10:00am - 6:00pm
The American Association of University Women, Tyler Branch, sponsors the 42nd annual holiday tour of homes.
Proceeds support scholarships for young women graduates of Smith County high schools and TJC, as well as other educational programs.
Advance Tickets $12     Tickets at the door $15
Available at The Potpourri House,
from AAUW members, and at the door
Homes on Tour:
The Roberts Home
324 W. Houston Street
Azalea District

The McCormick Home
404 W. First St.
Azalea District

The Curtis Home

3117 Dinah
Green Acres

The Christopherson Home
3991 Chapel Woods Blvd
Chapel Woods

Event Contact Information: Gail Johnson (903) 279-4930      
http://www.aauwtyler.org/                       
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The Children’s Advocacy Center of Smith County will hold its 2nd annual Holiday Home Tour at the Cascades.
Two of the Homes on Tour
This will provide the community with an opportunity to slow down and take in the beauty the Holiday Season by touring six amazing homes.
Refreshments will be provided in the homes. The event this year is "self-park" and you may visit all/any of the six homes in whichever order you choose.
Tickets are $50 each (allows entry into all 6 six homes).
Please visit www.cacsmithcounty.org for more information, ticket locations, or to purchase tickets online.
Event Contact Information:
Jennifer Yoder   (903) 533-1880


          Journey Through Bethlehem A Drive-Thru Nativity

Wednesday, December 8th, 2010 – Saturday, December 11th, 2010
FREE Christmas Drive-Through--Experience Bethlehem the way it might have been the night Jesus was born. The busy market place, Cruel Roman soldiers, shepherds, live animals and actors.
This is a really great thing to see. The church goes to lots of effort to
make this very authentic.



TRY TO TAKE A LONG WEEKEND DECEMBER 8TH THROUGH 11TH
THURSDAY IS CHOCK FULL OF ACTIVITIES
Downtown Tyler Art Walk
Art, Music and More Downtown!
•Thursday, December 8th, 2011 @ 4:00pm - 8:00pm
Enjoy original artwork, music, light snacks and more.
Downtown businesses will host local artists and be open to the public from 4-8 pm.
Artists will include oil, watercolor, acrylic, sculpture and mixed media.
There will also be street performers and a special performance by ’FLYkids’
Event Contact Information:
Gallery Main Street   (903) 593-6905
http://www.downtowntylerarts.com/
"A Victorian Christmas"


The Goodman Open House  plus The Cotton Belt Railroad, Discovery science Place and
                                                                 The McClendon House
•Thursday, December 8th, 2011 @ 4:00pm - 8:00pm
FREE ADMISSION! Come enjoy all the new displays and Christmas decorations during this joyous time of year
Take a nostalgic trip back to Christmases of long ago. Steep yourself in old-fashioned Christmas traditions, as you tour this 152 year old historic landmark delightfully decorated for the holidays.
Our Christmas Belles will greet you as you enter the mansion. Meet the Goodman family and friends, wonderfully portrayed by costumed re-enactors in their Sunday best! See numerous artifacts on display for the first time this year.
There’s a new exhibit of reproduction porcelain dolls from original 1870-90 molds. Hear costumed carolers singing and violins, harp ! and dulcimer playing in the parlors. Savor vintage treats under the grand porches, such as homemade wassail and gingerbread cookies.
Treat your family to the joy of riding in vintage horse-drawn carriages by Farm Valley Carriages. Annie, the miniature donkey, will be here for all the children to pet and enjoy! Celebrate with us!
Event Contact Information:
Patricia Heaton (903) 561-1286
http://www.goodmanmuseum.com/

At the end of all this fun you can go see       "White Christmas"
at Liberty Hall
              Movies on the Big Screen for only $5 in downtown Tyler. This ought to get you in the mood!!
Starting on Dec. 9 then on into Saturday-Family Fun!!
                       "Holiday in the Park" and Christmas Bazaar

•Friday, December 9th, 2011 @ 4:00pm - 8:00pm   •Saturday, December 10th, 2011 @ 10:00am -7:00pm
Event includes a "tubing hill", snow play area, shopping, entertainment, kid’s zone featuring pony rides, a bungee jump and rock wall plus more than 50,000 lbs. of snow!
Then at 6 pm stay for a free showing of
                     "Polar Express"
                                                       in the Berfeld Park ampitheatre.
You can do some arts and crafts at


December 10, 17 & 18

Santa's Workshop
Have fun creating seasonal crafts. (small materials fee-25¢ to 75¢)
Please note: Santa emailed his regrets since he is sooooo busy in December.)
1:30-3:30 p.m.
Also at the Zoo in December
Choose an ornament from our "giving tree" located at the Zoo's front entry and enrich the life of one of our animals. Each ornament features a photo of the animal along with an enrichment item that animal would really enjoy. Enrichments stimulate the animal to interact with its environment, thus encouraging natural behaviors and simulating natural behavior opportunities much like those in the wild. Enrichment items may be brought to the zoo anytime during December.


Need to CHILL OUT a little from all the Christmas hubbub??  How about
                                Adler & Hearne - Original Folk Music Concert

Saturday, December 10th, 2011 @ 7:00pm  at



18+ or with adult.
More info at   http://www.theoldfirehouse.net/
ADLER & HEARNE:
From the East Texas piney woods outside Winnsboro, performing songwriters Lynn Adler and Lindy Hearne serve up fresh homegrown music, mixed with seasoned tunes from their combined collections of original ballads and story songs.
The two met in Nashville while on solo musical journeys. Years later their paths merged in Texas, where they formed the duo Adler & Hearne. Since planting themselves in the "upper east side" of Texas, Adler & Hearne’s music has grown deep roots in the sandy soil of their Spring Hollow Organic Song Farm.
In concert, Adler & Hearne’s songs are a spirited blend of original, "folk-jazz blues-grass," covering love and longing, losing and finding, all the way to modern-day spirituals steeped in dry wit. Don’t miss this true Americana duo whose harmonizing vocals and heartfelt lyrics transform the familiar into art.


DAVE SHERMAN:
Dave sings about real life experiences; family, faith, work, winning the Publisher’s Clearing House and Duct Tape!
Dave walks his audiences through a lifetime of creative writing. He escorts his audiences from Mayberry to see Andy and Barney, to Alaska to witness the Gold Rush and to a hospital corridor to hear a baby girl being born. Dave’s songs include hard-driving blues and laid-back folk tunes. His songs are wrapped around a voice that is as much a part of the Mississippi Delta as cotton fields and paddle wheels. He has shared the stage with such acts as with The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Blood Sweat & Tears, Livingston Taylor and Preston.
Cost: $12 in advance & $15 at the door.
SOUNDS LIKE A FUN EVENING!!
Stay with us at the Rosevine Inn Bed and Breakfast then on Sunday you can enjoy
                          Miracle in a Manger
•Sunday, December 11th, 2011 @ 9:45am

•Monday, December 12th, 2011 @ 7:00pm
Presented by Green Acres Baptist Church Celebration Choir and Orchestra.
Cost: Free
Event Contact Information:
Green Acres Baptist Church   903) 525-1100
http://www.gabc.org/

Another reason to make it a long weekendChristmas Tea & Tour



•Thursday, December 15th, 2011 @ 2:00pm

Experience the pleasures of a 4-course tea and tour of the completely restored Roseland Plantation Hambrick House (c.1854)
Cost: $25.00 per person
Limited Seating
Reservations Required
Event Contact Information:
Roseland Plantation     (903) 849-5553
http://www.roselandplantation.com/

both at 7 p.m.  Tickets are only   $5                                    

As things wind down to Christmas Day there are still two movies showing at
On Dec 15th   See "It's a Wonderful Life"                                    On Dec 22 See " The Nativity Story"                           


Here is a great activity for the kids!
Discovery Science Place Winter Camp



K-2nd Grade Sessions:
December 19th - December 22nd
Storytime
Explore our traveling exhibit, "Go Figure", and read the books featured in this exciting math and literacy themed experience. Make your own book to take home!
Holidays Around the World
How do other cultures celebrate the holidays? Get your passports ready to travel the globe & experience winter holiday traditions!
Flavors of the Season
Experience the holidays with all of your senses, and learn some science, too, as we cook up some holiday treats.
Feathered Friends
What do birds do in the winter? What kind of birds can you find in your backyard? Learn about our fine feathered friends, and make your own birdhouse to take home.
Twinkle, Twinkle
Explore the universe and learn about stars and constellations. We will look at the winter night sky in our StarLab portable planetarium.
A Snowy Day
Learn about snow and weather in this super cool camp! We will have some chilly treats and even make some snow of our own.
Kids Kemistry
Have fun, learn about chemistry, and get a little messy in this hands-on camp featuring some of our favorite science activities.
Act It Out!
Dramatic and artistic fun! Create a cast of puppet characters and act out a story in our Hometown USA Broadway Theater!
3rd-5th Grade Sessions:
December 26th - December 29th
Santa’s Workshop
Put on your elf hat and jump right into the holiday spirit! Put your special touch on handmade gifts for friends and family.
For the Birds
What do our feathered friends eat when the skies are gray and the cold wind blows? We will build bird feeders and bird houses.
Deep Freeze
Baby, it’s cold outside. No snow? No worries. We will make our own snow and explore the properties of extreme cold.
A Culinary Christmas
Whip up some tasty scientific discoveries by mastering gingerbread architecture and the chemistry of candy canes.
Winter Nights
Is that a star or a planet? Have you ever wondered what is in the clear skies of a winter night? Come learn the stories of the winter sky constellations in our Star Lab.
Cirque du Circuit
Learn the ups, downs, ins and outs of electrical circuits. We will explore the basics of electricity and even create our own holiday light displays.
My Robot
Clean your room? Take out the trash? Do your homework? If you had a robot, what would it do? Build a model of the perfect robot and even program your own Lego robot!
Cool Chemistry
Bubbling, fizzing, smoking, popping, science! -our chemical changes have attitude. Come learn about reactants, products, equations and chemical energy in this hands on chemistry day.


Now before we sign off we have to mention New Year's Eve. There is a party featured at one of fine B&B's in Smith County                      Rockin’ New Year’s Party
                                           featuring

                                                       The Boogie Kings
Saturday, December 31st, 2011 @ 9:00pm
Rocking New Year’s Party featuring the best blue eyed soul band in the south - "The Boogie Kings".

Playing the best music since the 1950’s, the many old and new members of this fabulous band are tried and true performers.
Come enjoy some great dance music, BYOB and enjoy our set ups and light snacks.
ONLY 300 TICKETS AVAILABLE $40.00 per person until October 1, then $50.00 per person.
Event Contact Information:
Eva Sealy click to e-mail
(903) 561-6926
takes Place at 
Centaur Arabian Farms B&B and Event Center



Now you know what to do in December in Tyler. First you go to http://www.rosevine.com/ and book a room. Then you participate in one or all the FUN things to do mentioned above--THEN you come back to The Rosevine Inn Bed and Breakfast to relax by the fire in the courtyard or the barn. You can also enjoy the Hot Tub-ready to go all the time.

And let us not forget the reason that we are celebrating this
happy season--we recognize the birth of
                              Jesus Christ
and hope that it brings
Peace on Earth and Good Will to all Men throughout the World!!
                                  Merry Christmas to All
Innkeeper Becca signing off until next time!!