Friday, November 23, 2012

Tyler Texas Bed and Breakfast-The Rosevine Inn-The best in Tyler, Texas

Innkeeper Rose Vine Inn Bed & Breakfast
Time again for holiday happenings. Christmas is fast approaching and the Big Guy will be here before you know it!! Take a day or two out from the hectic happenings and come rest and relax at the Rosevine Inn. Come sit by the fire-sip some hot spiced tea-or nice glass of wine. We would love for you to be here.

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: 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.
Friday, November 23rd - Friday, December 21st

Friday 11/23, Saturdays & Sundays - 9am to 4:30(last hayride)
Monday through Friday - Noon to 4:30(last hayride)

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


Santa Land

Wednesday, Nov. 21st thru Dec. 26th from 6:30 til 9PM 7 days a week. The cost is $12 per person ( groups of 25 and more are $8 per person). Children 2 and under, FREE Admission. Large groups are encouraged to call ahead in order to better accommodate everyone. For reservations or more information, please call (903) 882 1518

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

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
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.

Did you get all shopping done at Canton Trade Days? Now it is time to enjoy yourself. You can shop in Tyler if you still have a list that you have checked twice!! We have had cancellations and now have rooms available! Come stay with us at The Rosevine Inn B&B.

You can get in shape before you shop on Saturday morning at

City, State: Tyler, TX
Smith County
Events: 5K Reindeer Run
0.5M Family Fun Run
Location: Tyler YMCA   225 S. Vine
Tyler, TX 75702
Contact: Tyler YMCA  (903) 593-7327
Race Website:

At the Liberty Theatre this month     
 "A Christmas Story"

•Thursday, December 6th, 2012 @ 7:00pm
Ralphie, a young boy growing up in the ’40’s, dreams of owning a Red Rider BB gun. He sets out to convince the world this is the perfect gift. But along the way, he runs into opposition from his parents, his teacher, and even good ’ol Santa Claus himself.

On December 8 at 2 and 7 pm

Travel back in time with the boisterous fun of America's only Victorian magic-lantern show. An authentic 1890's visual extravaganza projected on a full-sized screen - the kind of show that led to the movies! Christmas stories like Scrooge, The Little Match Girl and the The Night Before Christmas; animated comedy; and songs - all dramatized on screen by a live showman and singer/pianist. The audience participates in the fun, creating sound effects, and joining in chants and sing-along carols. Great show for families and all ages to enjoy!

Dec. 13 at 7 pm
Lovely Linda Mason has crooner Jim Hardy head over heels, but suave stepper Ted Hanover wants her for his new dance partner after femme fatale Lila Dixon gives him the brush. Jim's supper club, Holiday Inn, is the setting for the chase by Hanover and manager Danny Reed. The music's the thing.
And of course the best Christmas show ever!! December 20th at 7 pm
George Bailey has spent his entire life giving of himself to the people of Bedford Falls. He has always longed to travel but never had the opportunity in order to prevent rich skinflint Mr. Potter from taking over the entire town. All that prevents him from doing so is George's modest building and loan company, which was founded by his generous father. But on Christmas Eve, George's Uncle Billy loses the business's $8,000 while intending to deposit it in the bank. Potter finds the misplaced money and hides it from Billy. When the bank examiner discovers the shortage later that night, George realizes that he will be held responsible and sent to jail and the company will collapse, finally allowing Potter to take over the town. Thinking of his wife, their young children, and others he loves will be better off with him dead, he contemplates suicide. But the prayers of his loved ones result in a gentle angel named Clarence coming to earth to help George... Tickets are $7.00 online or cash only at the door.
Event Contact Information
Liberty Hall
(903) 595-7274

Live, Original Folk Music Concert:Robby Hecht

•Saturday, December 8th, 2012 @ 7:00pm
The music of Robby Hecht is reminiscent of the early 70’s golden era of acoustic pop, when thoughtful, well-crafted lyrics were blended with timeless melodies to impact mainstream music and culture.
Robby’s melodic and captivating songs don’t shy away from the complexity of human relationships even as he delivers them with a smooth tenor that evokes both sorrow and hope.
13+ or with an adult, please.
Cost: $12 advance/ $15 door.
Event Contact Information:
Jeff Gottesman
(903) 852-2781

Fine Arts Jury Exhibition

•Saturday, December 15th, 2012 @ 5:30pm - 8:00pm
Join us at Gallery Main Street for light refreshments, live music, and plenty of art as we welcome our newest exhibition which will showcase works of art by our Fine Arts Jury.
This event is free and will be on display through Jan. 15, 2013.

Event Contact Information:
Ashley Foxx
(903) 593-6905
A new annual event in Tyler
Create a new family tradition with 'Twas the Lights Before Christmas

‘Twas the Lights Before Christmas will transform the East Texas State Fairgrounds into a nighttime holiday wonderland of wintery surprises and all things Christmas, filling guests’ senses with seasonal sights, sounds and flavors, and creating a beautiful new tradition for east Texas families.

The East Texas State Fair’s most familiar fans will barely recognize the portions of the fairgrounds that convert to ‘Twas the Lights Before Christmas through special entertainment, live music, festive treats, holiday shopping and thousands and thousands of twinkling Christmas lights.
We are open December 7-9 & December 13-16, 5:30pm until 9:30pm each night.
•General admission for ‘Twas the Lights Before Christmas is $5.00 for all ages. Tickets are available at the door.

•‘Twas the Lights Before Christmas will also offer some magnificent new opportunities for groups looking to book a unique holiday party. For details, call The Park of East Texas at 903.597.2501

Tyler Youth Orchestra Christmas Concert
•Sunday, December 16th, 2012 @ 4:00pm
Enjoy the sounds of the holidays at the Tyler Youth Orchestra Free Family Christmas Concert.
Event Contact Information:
TYO Manager
(903) 597-4896

Well That is a few of the things going on in Tyler in December! We will be back to talk about New Year's Eve-ringing in 2013 should be GREAT!! In the mean time do not forget-- At the Rosevine Inn Bed and Breakfast  "Fires burn nightly and breakfast is served daily!!'" Oh and MERRY CHRISTMAS TO ALL

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Tyler Texas Bed and Breakfast -The Rosevine Inn-The Best in East Texas

Innkeeper Rose Vine Inn Bed & Breakfast
The Rosevine Inn would like to give thanks for all of our followers, guests that have become our friends, our old and new friends, and our wonderful families.  THANKSGIVING is a time to reflect and let those we know and love how much we care. We appreciate all we have and our wonderful country, state and city. Are we lucky and fortunate-you bet we are!! 
Now lets see what there is to do and see in the area for the days to come!

Monte Maxwell is soooo good. You have to go to this. You will not regret it!!

A Christmas Spectacular

Habitat for Humanity of Smith County is excited to announce this year's benefit concert will be A Christmas Spectacular.
The concert will feature the Tyler Civic Chorale, the combined upper level choirs from All Saints Episcopal School, The Brook Hill School, T.K. Gorman Regional Catholic School and Grace Community School, and entertainer extraordinaire Monte Maxwell from the United States Naval Academy.

This year's spectacular event will be held November 15 at 7:00 pm at First Baptist Church (301 W. Ferguson in Tyler).

Tickets are $20 and go on sale on October 4. They may be purchased online, at Habitat's office (822 W. Front Street, Tyler), or by calling 903.595.6630. Tickets will not be sold at the door, but tickets purchased by phone or online may be picked up at the Will Call table.
Thanks to our generous sponsors, A Christmas Spectacular is fully funded. All proceeds from the concert will benefit Habitat for Humanity and help ensure that we continue the fight against substandard housing in Smith County.


Dr. David Crawford

•Wednesday, November 14th, 2012 @ 7:30pm
•Friday, November 16th, 2012 @ 7:30pm
•Saturday, November 17th, 2012 @ 7:30pm
•Sunday, November 18th, 2012 @ 2:00pm
A new play written and directed by David W. Crawford takes a modern Texan look at the old parable.
The box office opens November 7th, 2012 with hours set as: Weekdays from 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Call the office at 903-510-2212. The TJC Theatre Box Office is available one week prior to the opening date. All performances begin at 7:30 p.m.
Sunday Matinees begin at 2:00 p.m.
Event Contact Information:
David Crawford
(903) 510-2212

"SHREK" The Musical

•Thursday, November 15th, 2012 @ 7:30pm
SHREK THE MUSICAL, based on the Oscar-winning DreamWorks film that started it all, brings the hilarious story of everyone’s favorite ogre to life on stage.
In a faraway kingdom turned upside down, things get ugly when an unseemly ogre, not a handsome prince, shows up to rescue a feisty princess. Throw in a donkey who won’t shut up, a villain with a SHORT temper, a cookie with an attitude and over a dozen other fairy tale misfits, and you’ve got the kind of mess that calls for a real hero.
Luckily, there’s one on hand and his name is Shrek. Featuring a terrific score of 19 all-new songs, big laughs, great dancing and breathtaking scenery, SHREK THE MUSICAL is part romance, part twisted fairy tale and fun for everyone! Far, far and away the funniest new musical on Broadway!
Event Contact Information:
Terri Holland
(903) 566-7424

Tyler St. Jude Give thanks. Walk.
Did you know St. Jude is one of the organizations that
100% goes towards funding and helping Children with Cancer who have no insurance and can

not afford to pay.
•Saturday, November 17th, 2012 @ 8:00am
Join St. Jude supporters in the Tyler community and in 90 cities nationwide to participate in the St. Jude Give thanks. Walk. to raise money for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
Registration for this family-friendly event is free and all participants are encouraged to raise money to help save kids battling cancer and other deadly diseases.
Register today at
 to participate and start fundraising.
Event Contact Information:
Lindsay Walker

David Allan Coe, Kentucky Headhunters & Johnny Rodriguez

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Doors Open 6:30pm, Show Starts @ 800pm
Ticket Prices:
$40 Golden Circle
$30 Reserved Floor   $20 Bleachers
Event Contact Information:
Oil Palace Box Office
(903) 566-2122

Christmas in the Village
A Lighting of the Village

•Saturday, November 17th, 2012 @ 6:00pm - 10:00pm

7th Annual CHRISTMAS IN THE VILLAGE "A Lighting of the Campus" at Breckenridge Village of Tyler Saturday, November 17, 2012 2:00 & 6:00 p.m. at 15062 CR 1145 Tyler, TX 75704.
Please join us for a fun-filled afternoon!
Events include: Tours, Open House, Live Nativity, Santa Claus, Games for All Ages, Christmas Shopping, Food and Entertainment, Lighting of the Village at Dusk; A project of the BVT Auxiliary.

For more information, contact Linda Taylor 903-596-8100 or
Event Contact Information:
Steve Campbell
(903) 596-8100

If David Allen Coe is not your "Cup of Tea" maybe this! Live, Folk Music Concert

Namoli Brennet

•Saturday, November 17th, 2012 @ 7:00pm We are proud to once again bring award-winning songwriter Namoli Brennet to our stage.
Namoli is a breathtaking and moving performer, delivering music and lyrics resonating with authenticity and true to her desire to help create a more compassionate, understanding world. Her technique draws on a wide range of influences - from Shawn Colvin and Jonatha Brooke to Patty Griffin and Joni Mitchell.
13+ or with an adult, please.
Cost: $12 advance/ $15 door.
Event Contact Information:
Jeff Gottesman
(903) 852-2781
ETSO Concert: Cirque de la Symphonie

•Saturday, November 17th, 2012 @ 7:30pm
The East Texas Symphony Orchestra presents acclaimed Cirque de la Symphonie. The ETSO, conducted by Music Director Richard Lee, performs familiar works of classical music with aerialists, contortionists, jugglers, and so much more in the famous Cirque style.
The performance is at the UT Tyler Cowan Center. Single tickets start at just $10 and go on sale September 24.
Tickets also available as part of ETSO Subscription series. Visit for more information or call the Cowan Center Box Office at 903-566-7424.
Event Contact Information:
UT Cowan Center Box Office
(903) 566-7424

WOW-if you cannot find something to do on the 17th-it would be a big surprise!! Enjoy your Thanksgiving Day on the 22nd! Don't eat too much!!! Then the next weekend come to Tyler and get your tree. We have so many cut your own places here. We will feature a few in the next blog-but they open right after Thanksgiving!! Click here if you cannot wait for our suggestions in a couple of weeks--
Brick Street Stroll
These shoppes are really WONDERFUL!!!
•Saturday, November 24th, 2012 @ 12:00pm - 6:00pm

The Historic Brick Streets Shoppes invite you to experience old time holiday fun Saturday, Nov 24th from noon - 7:00 pm.

We will have horse drawn carriage rides ($25.00 4-6 people), cake walks, music, refreshments, and shopping!
Laughing Leaf-Unique Gifts and Home Decor, Carriage House Gallery Antiques, Dory’s Gardens, Crafts and Quilting, Etc, Encore Consignment, Holt House, Silk Threads, Brick Street Pharmacy and Brady’s Coffee.

Event Contact Information:
Susanne Hansen
(903) 780-2400

Another great shopping venue in Tyler is

Located at 302 E. Locust, Tyler  903-705-1145
There is a lot to do in Tyler while you are visiting and looking for antiques at Ye Olde City. The countryside around Tyler is both beautiful and historical, and a Sunday Drive will give you an opportunity to simultaneously enjoy the two aspects.

Start your trip from Ye Olde City in downtown Tyler with a visit to the Carnegie History Center, just a few blocks away. It is located at 125 South College. Open Wednesday through Sunday, the Center offers an excellent overview of the history of Tyler and Smith County, starting with the days when Indians roamed the land.

Tyler Jaycees Christmas Parade

•Thursday, November 29th, 2012 @ 6:00pm - 7:30pm

Every year for as long as anyone can remember, this is the parade that kick starts the Christmas season in the community.
The parade starts rolling at 6 p.m.
Streets will begin closing around 4 p.m.
Any organization wishing to participate in the parade can print out an entry form at
Event Contact Information:
Keri Perry   (903) 597-4787

Canton Trade Days begins Nov 29th and goes through Dec. 2nd . Come stay with us!

Get your Christmas shopping taken care of. Rosevine Inn is a great place to relax after shopping all day or go out and enjoy our great city.

Here are a couple of things to do in the evening.

Independent Film: "2 days in New York"

•Saturday, December 1st, 2012 @ 7:00pm
A witty comedy about relationships, art, and clashing cultures, 2 DAYS IN NEW YORK picks up again with Marion (Delpy), now living in New York City with her attentive boyfriend Mingus (Rock), each with a child from a previous relationship.
When Marion’s jolly father (played by Delpy’s real-life dad, Albert Delpy), her oversexed sister, and her sister’s outrageous boyfriend unceremoniously descend upon them for an overseas visit, it initiates two unforgettable days of family mayhem.
This film is Rated: R
Cost: $8.00 at the door.
Event Contact Information:
Jeff Gottesman
(903) 852-2781

or a fundraiser for a GREAT cause
Stop in the Name of Love - 2012 Fur Ball

Click here to buy tickets

•Saturday, December 1st, 2012 @ 8:00pm - 6:00pm
An evening of dancing to Motown hits, enjoying delicious food & cocktails, and shopping in our Bonetique all benefiting SPCA of East Texas, whose goal is to design, build and operate a warm, family friendly, Animal Services Center.
We will be unveiling our Master Plan for the SPCA of East Texas Campus at this exciting event.
Tickets are $125.
Contact the SPCA of East Texas online or call (903) 596-7722 for more information.
Event Contact Information:
Danika or Deborah
(903) 596-7722

Okay that is all for now!! Come see us where Fires Burn Nightly and Breakfast is served Daily!!
Innkeeper Becca signing off!!