Saturday, November 30, 2013

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

Innkeeper Rose Vine Inn Bed & Breakfast
Whoa-did November fly by or what? Did not even get to post two blogs-guess things got busy, busy. December is going to be the same-I guess-but we will attempt to let you know all the great things going on around here through the end of the year- And-just a heads up-we are trying to plan a great Murder Mystery weekend soon. Have a good friend writing the script right now. Ok-lets go

First-Tyler is the home Of
SANTA LAND-The original drive-thru park

Experience the sights and sounds of a Christmas wonderland with over 2 million lights lighting your path. Take a ride on Santa's Trailer or remain in the warmth of your own vehicle as you drive through Santa
Land's 24 acres of unforgetaqble adventure desighned for the entire family. 
11455 I-20W at Exit 557 north of Tyler.
Open thru Jan 4, 2014

The Nutcracker

This year marks the 25th Anniversary of the "Nutcracker" at TJC. To celebrate this milestone, we will be performing with the East Texas Symphony Orchestra at the UT Tyler Cowan Center. This will be the only "Nutcracker" in East Texas to include live orchestra accompaniment. Invited to join our cast of over 100 TJC and community performers will be two Principal dancers with the world-famous New York
City Ballet, to dance the roles of the Sugar Plum and her Cavalier.
In addition to two public performances with the Symphony, two abbreviated school shows are performed for school age children, home-schooled students, and nursing home residents. These performances educate and enrich community members who may not otherwise get the opportunity to to see live dance and music. The "Nutcracker" is the perfect way to introduce young children to the power and beauty of classical music and dance. 
Ticket Prices: $10.00 - $55.00
Cowan Center
3900 University Blvd.
Tyler, Texas 75701 For questions... 903-566-7424

Tyler Jaycees Christmas Parade

Downtown Tyler 
Thursday Dec 5- 6PM

Then at 7 PM go see
Elf (2003)
Tickets are $5  at Liberty Hall
After inadvertently wreaking havoc on the elf community due to his ungainly size, a man raised as an elf at the North Pole is sent to the U.S. in search of his true identity

Also At Liberty Hall this month

December 12 at 7 pm

A successful song-and-dance team become romantically involved with a sister act and team up to save the failing Vermont inn of their former commanding general.

And the wonderful
Polar Express      

December 21 at 3pm
Tickets are $7
This is the story of a young boy on Christmas Eve who boards a powerful magical train that's headed to the North Pole and Santa Claus's home. This boy doubts the magic of Christmas and while on this extraordinary train ride to the North Pole he will embark on a journey of self-discovery, that will show him the wonder of Christmas never fades for those who believe.
A Tuna Christmas  
December 7 at 1:30 and Dec 8 at 1:30 and 8:30pm
Presented by
An APEX Entertainment production on the stage of Liberty Hall. The many residents of Tuna, Texas (the fourth smallest town in Texas), are all portrayed by Michael Ward and Chris Brantley. Directed by Jenny Jones and produced by Johnny and Coretha Loughridge.
This is such a great play-so funny!!
Apex is also doing a production of 
On Dec 6 and 7 at 8 pm
A must see play
Rent is the Pulitzer and Tony Award winning musical about Bohemians in the East Village of New York City struggling with life, love and AIDS, and the impacts they have on America.
APEX is dedicated to provide professional training to actors, directors and theatrical technicians in East Texas. Students learn from professionals currently active in the theater and film industries.

and on December 15 at 8 pm
An Evening with Bruce Robison and Kelly Willis
Sunday, December 15 at 8 p.m.
Tickets are $20 for floor seats and $15 for balcony
At the door tickets will be $25 for the floor and $20 for the balcony
VIP boxes are $175 (seats 4) 

Liberty Hall is pleased to present Bruce Robison and Kelly Willis in concert on Sunday, December 15 at 8 p.m. This will be an evening of their best original music and some great Christmas and holiday favorites sprinkled in for the season.

Some of the music will be from their album Cheater’s Game, out now on Premium Records and released to widespread critical acclaim, The Wall Street Journal calls the album “a masterly collection,” while theAustin Chronicle praises, “Extraordinarily talented on their own, Kelly Willis and Bruce Robison prove themselves greater together than apart.” Widely recognized for their live shows together, Bruce and Kelly is on tour throughout the U.S. in celebration of the album.
The long-awaited album features seven new songs and six cover songs. Of the material, Kelly comments, “The songs that we chose to cover were important in that they reflect what we love about country music.” Writers include Razzy Bayley, Hayes Carll, Don Williams, Dave Alvin, Robert Earl Keen and Lawrence Shoberg. “This is something that I’ve wanted to try for a couple of years,” explains Bruce. “At some point you decide: let’s see what this is like if we don’t keep it at arm’s length. It does feel like the time is right for us to do this together. Kelly is such an amazing singer, and she makes a song sound like it ought to sound.” In preparation for the album, the couple spent a year working through new material at live shows in an effort to find their musical voice. Once they had determined the kind of album they wanted to make, they traveled to Nashville to work with producer Brad Jones.

Since emerging onto the scene in 1995, Bruce has been widely recognized as a world-renowned songwriter with several #1 hits, including “Wrapped” (George Strait), “Angry All The Time” (Tim McGraw & Faith Hill) and “Travelin’ Soldier” (Dixie Chicks). He has also recorded eight studio albums. Cheater’s Game is the first album from Kelly since 2007’s acclaimed Translated From Love. Of the album,Entertainment Weekly declared, “…a treat in any emotional language,” while Interview Magazine asserted “...Kelly Willis ultimately blows away the year’s biggest noisemakers.” Since her debut in 1990, Kelly has released six albums, including 1999’s What I Deserve, of which Time Magazine called the “country record of the year

WHAT FUN and Exercise too!

The First Annual Ho Ho Ho Run!

Saturday, December 14, 2013 - Tyler Texas - 9 a.m. - Heart of Tyler                                                                            
What it's All About:
This is a fun run the whole family cannot miss! Help us fill the Heart of Tyler with more Santa Clauses than Tyler has ever seen. You ask how will be done? It is very simple. Every entrant from child to grandparent will receive a full Santa suit with their entry. Pants, Jacket, hat and beard! Let's get our Santa on!
For more information go to          


I will be there!


Holiday in the Pines Tour of Homes

Holiday in the Pines Tour of Homes is the major fundraising event for AAUW Tyler.  The program is in its 44th year and is going strong.  The holiday home tour is held the first Saturday in December and features area homes, decked out for the Christmas holidays in various themes.  Members of AAUW Tyler volunteer to docent the homes, greeting the public and discussing the home and the AAUW organization.  Local florists often donate floral arrangements to highlight the home’s d├ęcor.Holiday in the Pines Home Tour will be held on Saturday, December 7th, 2013 from 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. The Holiday in the Pines Tour of Homes is designed to provide a bit of something for everyone, but most of all to give the visitors a unique and fun holiday experience.  Proceeds from the tour go to fund AAUW Tyler scholarships to women graduating from area high schools, Tyler Junior College, UT Tyler, and Texas College.  Proceeds also fund other AAUW local and national efforts. For more information click here   or email Angie Whitehead

Saturday, Dec. 7, 2013

4-8 p.m.

Free Admission

Downtown Tyler will come alive with pop-up art galleries around the square as the Downtown Tyler Arts Coalition hosts another popular ArtWalk on Saturday, Dec. 7 from 4-8 p.m.  Art ranging from traditional to contemporary, oil to photography and more will be on exhibit at various downtown businesses. There will also be demonstrations of various art techniques and interactive art projects that will enable visitors to become the artist! In addition, there will be live music, dance, refreshments and more
 The event is free and open to the public, so join us!
Brick Street Stroll

Dec.7 10-6
Plenty of holiday shopping and spirit in beautifully decorated shops including a 19 ftx28 ft mural! Enjoy refreshments, boxed lunches, pictures with Santa and entertainment in a holiday setting. There will be plenty of holiday shopping as well as free admission. Located at Brickstreet Village including S. College, W. Phillips, S. Bois d'Arc and W. Rusk Streets. For more info call
903-533-1771 or 903-939-8878
The next Saturday Dec 14) 10-6 in the same location
An Ole fashioned Christmas in the Village
Join shop owners dressed in period attire, horse-drawn carriage rides, refreshments, door prizes, and plenty of shopping in the Village decorated for the holidays. Carriage rides are $25 up to 6 people.
The downtown museum alliance will host an Open House on December 12 from 4-8 pm
enjoy the sights and sounds of the holiday season and the allure of yesteryear at the McClendon House, A Victorian Christmas at The Goodman Museum, and Christmas at The Depot at the Historic Cotton Belt Depot.

Pine Cove Winterfest with Brit Nicole

If you're new to Pine Cove, Winterfest is a great way to get a taste of summer camp fun. It's also a great time for returning campers to reunite with old friends and counselors. Whether you're coming back or coming for the first time, Winterfest promises to be a weekend crammed full of fun, music, holiday festivity, and spiritual growth! 

For more info click

Click hear for some Britt Nicole

8th Annual Holiday In The Park and Bazaar

The “SNOW” is coming once again and there will be plenty of it. Back by popular demand, the snow hill will have two lanes and a snow play area. On Friday night, a local dance school will perform at 7 p.m. in the amphitheater and the snow play area is from 4 to 8 p.m. Also, entertainment will be provided throughout the day on Saturday, Dec. 14 as well as the arts and crafts bazaar from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The movie “12 Dog’s for Christmas” will start at 6 p.m. Concessions and other vendor participation will be  provided throughout the park. Volunteers are needed and sponsorship packages are available.Snow play is free and the Kid’s Zone and concessions are provided for a fee.   FOR MORE INFO CALL 903-597-1214

TASTE OF THE Holiday's

December 14, 2013
10am to 8pm
The Historic McClendon House
806 W. Houston St.
Tyler, TX
Adults: $10
Kids (6 to 12yrs): $5
Children (0 to 5yrs): Free
(Tickets will be available at the door and will soon be available online.)
     Sheriff Larry Smith will be in attendance to offer a Holiday Prayer!
     Friendly wineries will be here providing wine tastings and spreading Holiday cheer!
     Live entertainment will go on throughout the day including Percy Wang - Master Violinist, the Lindale Idol winners and our special guest, Cody "Little Hawk" Swimmer.  Cody is a nationally renowned Native American flutist and former member of the Willie Nelson band!  His music will carry you away on soaring wings that will leave you feeling uplifted and amazed!
     Paul Watson, bagpiper extraordinaire, will perform at the event and will amaze you with is musical talents!  if you have never heard "Amazing Grace" played on the bagpipes, then you have never heard it done right!
     Many other vendors will be present with arts, crafts, and special goodies that may just be the thing you are looking for to complete your Christmas shopping for the Holiday season.
     AND...the Red Petal Salon, located next door in the historic Bonner House will serve refreshments and be open for free tours!
     AND...Rosevine Inn Bed and Breakfast (located just down the street from the McClendon House) will be open for tours and munchies from 3pm to 6pm and will host an after party beginning at 8pm in their party barn (BYOB)!  If you have never been there, you have been missing a Tyler treasure!  The have not only the main house, but several houses behind it, divided into themed rooms that will blow your mind!  There is a Bonnie & Clyde room, a Winston Churchill room, an Amelia Earhart room, an Adventure room, a Sherlock Holmes suite (with a mystery to solve!), an adult tree house and sooo much more!  Check it out!  This is the first open tours they have ever had!  Your ticket from the event gets you in!
     An itinerary will be posted soon!  Plan on coming and spending a few hours with us in a beautifully decorated Victorian era mansion!  Sing a few carols!  Taste the best food!  Enjoy a glass of the best wine!  And hang out with your friends!

Country Christmas Extravaganza


December 14, 2013
Door open at 6:30 PM
Show starts at 8:15 PM

Golden Circle $50.00,
Reserved Floor $35.00 and
Bleachers General Admission seats $20.00

Plus Service Fee

  The Tyler Civic Chorale will present TWO Christmas concerts this season


Presenting our 46th Concert Season...

She Walks in Beauty
Music by, for, and about women
Saturday, October 12, 2013 at 7:00 p.m.
First Presbyterian Church of Tyler

A Christmas Spectacular!
Festive holiday concert for the whole family! Santa Claus will be in attendance!
Saturday, December 14, 2013 at 6:00 p.m.
First Presbyterian Church of Tyler

Festival of Nine Lessons & Carols
Our traditional candlelight Christmas concert with Schola Cantorum & Organ
Sunday, December 22, 2013 at 6:00 p.m.
First Presbyterian Church of Tyler

An Evening with Cole Porter
A cabaret event with silent auction, dessert buffet and espresso bar
Saturday, February 15, 2014 at 7:00 p.m.
First Presbyterian Church of Tyler (Fellowship Hall)

Sunday in Paris
Masterworks Concert
Sunday, April 27, 2014 at 4:00 p.m.
First Presbyterian Church of Tyler

Patriotic Extravaganza
Friday, July 4, 2014 at 4:00 p.m.
First Presbyterian Church of Tyler

A Christmas Spectacular!
Festive holiday concert for the whole family! Santa Claus will be in attendance!
Saturday, December 14, 2013 at 6:00 p.m.
First Presbyterian Church of Tyler
A Christmas Spectacular!
Festive holiday concert for the whole family! Santa Claus will be in attendance!
Saturday, December 14, 2013 at 6:00 p.m.
First Presbyterian Church of Tyler

A Christmas Spectacular!
Festive holiday concert for the whole family! Santa Claus will be in attendance!
Saturday, December 14, 2013 at 6:00 p.m.
Don't miss our Christmas Spectacular on Saturday, December 14 at 6:00 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church of Tyler. Santa Claus, Frosty, great music for the whole family accompanied by orchestra, organ, steel drum band and more!  First Presbyterian Churchhch of Tyler
Don't miss our Christmas Spectacular on Saturday, December
A festival of nine lessons and Carols
A traditional Christmas Candlelight Concert
Free-starts at 6 pm!

At Green Acres Baptist Church see       We HAVE A SAVIOR 
Dec 15 9:45 and 11:15 am and Dec 16 at 7 PM
Annual Christmas program with the Celebration Choir and Orchestra. Free admission. or call 903--525-1100 for more info

Also ongoing through Dec 29
Christmas lights, Shopping and Haunted Holiday Tours

Bring the family and friends and go on a shopping and lights tour . You will be taken to some of the most interesting and out of the ways places in Tyler. Visit some great shops and see spectacular homes decked out in lighted glory. Hang around and take a haunted tour of the city and learn where the ghosts of Christmas past hung out!  Need to make reservations in advance. Call 903-245-6535 or visit www.toursof 

 So we REALLY wish you all a very merry Christmas. We wish we could visit with all of you-but we know everyone has a busy time. If you are able-come see us-if not-maybe in 2014!!  Speaking of 2014-we will be open for Christmas Eve-if you want to come hang out with us by the fireplace or in the barn. 
So Merry Christmas and Happy New Year  
From Becca and Bert
your innkeepers
The Rosevine Inn B&B
Tyler, Texas


Friday, November 1, 2013

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

Innkeeper Rose Vine Inn Bed & Breakfast 
We are headed toward giving thanks for a wonderful bounty and then heading straight into Christmas. We lovingly call this the holiday season. We are all busy getting ready for nice parties and family gatherings. Rosevine Inn would love to be a part of your time. We can suggest some great things for you to do while visiting, or you can just stay at the Inn, curled up with a good book and relaxing. It is up to you! So check out this blog for happenings in the area for the holidays.

 One of the best movies of all time!! On the big screen at the Liberty
The Sound of Music (1965)
Nov. 7 at 7 p.m.

Tickets are $5

Click here for a preview:
A woman leaves an Austrian convent to become a governess to the children of a Naval officer widower.

Cooking - Class X

NOV12        Harvey Convention Center
  • 6:00 pm
Guest Chef David Wallace,
Jake’s; Adult Class; “Thankful for
Simply Easy”

Cost is $15 per person and preregistration is required. 
 Bergfeld Center Holiday Open House
 NOV14              5:00 pm
 Welcome to the 65th Anniversary Celebration for the Bergfeld Center Holiday Open House. This night of
fun, friends and shopping has been a tradition in Tyler and East Texas for generations, and this year will be absolutely fantastic! Join us for live music, food and drink, incredible specials and discounts - and help support local businesses this holiday season!

The Open House will be held Nov. 14, from 5-9pm, but the savings and specials will be going all weekend! You will not want to miss this chance to shop some of East Texas' most amazing local businesses!
 Another Great Movie on the big screen
Grease (1978)
Nov. 14 at 7 p.m.
Tickets are $5
Good girl Sandy and greaser Danny fell in love over the summer. But when they unexpectedly discover they're now in the same high school, will they be able to rekindle their romance?
This will be LOTS of fun!


Father and Son Fishing Tournament

November 16 @ 9am

 The Glass Recreation Center 

father and son fishing tournament starts

at 9 a.m. and weigh-in starts at 11:30 a.m.
Prizes will be given to the couple with the
fish that weigh the most and the couple
with the biggest fish. There will be three
age divisions: 5-9 / 10-14 / 15-up. Some
rules will apply. Refreshment will be
provided. This is a great event for fathers
and sons to share that special time with
each other.
Ages 5 and up and there is a cost of $5 per person.
Kids are welcome

 Comedian Henry Cho in Concert 

November 16 at 8 p.m.

Tickets are $17 online
 $25 at the door
This is a family friendly event.

Henry’s TV and film credits include appearances on NBC’s The Tonight Show, CBS’s The Late, Late, Show, and NBC’s Young Comedians Special. He served two years as host of NBC’s Friday Night Videos and had many guest roles on various network sitcoms. Henry’s one hour Comedy Central Special, “What’s That Clickin Noise?” is currently running and he can also be heard on Sirus, XM and Blue Collar Radio. Some of Henry’s film credits include Universal’s McHale’s Navy with Tom Arnold and David Allen Greer; Say It Isn’t So with Heather Graham and Sally Field; and Material Girls with Hilary Duff and Angelica Houston produced by Madonna. Henry was the keynote entertainer for The 59th Annual Radio & Television Correspondents’ Dinner attended by the Bush Administration and has worked extensively with Vince Gill, Amy Grant, Willie Nelson, Carrie Underwood and many, others. Henry’s clean comedy is so versatile that he can headline Vegas and then tour with Michael W. Smith in the same month. 
Join us as he comes to Tyler to make us LOL!!!
Opening for Henry will be the winner of last summer's East Texas Comedy Festival, Linda Stogner.

And Tyler's own Brandon Davidson!

TJC Theatre: To Kill a Mockingbird

November 20-23@7:30 pm and November 24@ 2pm

To Kill A Mockingbird Novel by Harper Lee Dramatized by Christopher Sergel Directed by TJC faculty member Denise Weatherly-Green Jean Browne Theatre November 20-24 All performances  @ 7:30pm except Sun 24th at 2pm Theatre TJC box office opens Wed., November 13 Theatre TJC Box Office: 903-510-2212 Box office hours are 10am-6pm weekdays throughout the run of performances Ticket prices are $10 for adults, $5 for students and seniors Set in Alabama during the Great Depression, To Kill a Mockingbird follows the journey of Jem and Scout Finch, whose father has been appointed to defend Tom Robinson, a black man framed for a crime he didn’t commit. As the trial progresses, Jem and Scout witness their community in a tense tug of war between justice and racism. This timeless classic compels us to take an honest look at our nation’s past and our moral responsibility to each other. Harper Lee found instant fame after To Kill a Mockingbird was published in 1960. The novel was showered with literary awards, including the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in 1961.   

Jean Browne Theater 

1400 E. 5th St Tyler, Texas 75701 

 For questions...  903-510-2678

 Another great movie!

Breakfast at Tiffany's (1961)
November 21 at 7 p.m.
Tickets are $5
A young New York socialite becomes interested in a young man who has moved into her apartment building.

 Or how about

a Broadway musical?

Thursday, November 21, 2013 • 7:30 PM
Member sales begin August 5. Public sales begin October 21.
TURN UP THAT DIAL...From the underground dance clubs of 1950s Memphis, Tennessee, comes a hot new Broadway musical that bursts off the stage with explosive dancing, irresistible songs and a thrilling tale of fame and forbidden love. Inspired by actual events, MEMPHIS tells the story of a radio DJ who wants to change the world, and a club singer who is ready for her big break. Come along on their incredible journey to the ends of the airwaves – filled with laughter, soaring emotion and roof-raising rock 'n' roll. Winner of four 2010 Tony Awards® including Best Musical, MEMPHIS is what AP calls "The very essence of what a Broadway musical should be." Mature Subject Matter.

Cowan Center
3900 University Blvd.
Tyler, Texas 75701

For questions...
903 566-7424 

From 2:00 to 6:30 pm at Breckenridge Village of Tyler

Christmas in the Village is an annual community-wide holiday extravaganza. This event/fundraiser provides an opportunity for individuals to visit the BVT campus. Many residents showcase their talents on stage in a variety of ways. Entertainers from the community are also featured at this event.

The BVT campus is transformed into a “Winter Wonderland” while the chapel becomes a magnificent bazaar providing a unique shopping experience. The handmade items created by our residents include a uniquely designed Christmas t-shirt, hand-dipped scented pinecones, gift bags, original artwork, the annual BVT Christmas Card, and much much more!
The bazaar features home-made treats and goodies made with love by the BVT residents and friends of the Village. The 2014 Masterpiece Calendar will also be available for purchase. Proceeds from Christmas in the Village go toward the BVT Scholarship Fund, which provides assistance to those residents who are not able to afford the entire cost of tuition.
The grand finale of the event includes a lighting of the village, a live nativity scene, and the sounds of “Oh Holy Night” filling the air.
To find out more about Christmas in the Village or how you can participate, please contact Linda Taylor at 903.596.8100 or

Where           Caldwell Auditorium
  • 300 S. College Ave., Tyler, TX 75702 United States 
  • Contact
  • Phone
  • 903-581-0606
  • Website
  • Email
  • Cost        17.50-55      Additional Information
    Kidz Bop Live is the concert by kids for kids! Come rock out to your favorite songs with a cast of kids who are sure to blow your socks off!

    Since their debut in 2001, Kidz Bop CDs have sold over 10.5 million units to date, with nine Gold certifications. Kidz Bop Live is the perfect concert for kids of all ages, and the entire family will enjoy hearing their favorite songs, sung by kids for kids live on stage.
    Kidz Bop Live is coming to Tyler on Saturday, Nov. 23 at
    Tickets go on sale right here on Friday, Sept. 27. All ages are welcome! VIP tickets are $55 which include premium seating in front of the stage and a meet and greet with the kids of Kidz Bop!
    General admission tickets range from $17.50 to $22.50.
    Doors open at 4 p.m. and the show starts at 5 p.m. We’ll see you there!

    Then Thursday the 28th is Thanksgiving day!
    The next weekend November the 29-Dec 1 is
    Double WOW!!
    So make your plans now! 
    Come stay with us at The Rosevine Inn where breakfast is served daily 
    fires burn nightly!
    Innkeeper Becca
    Signing Off!!               gobble gobble