Nacogdoches Nine Flags Christmas Festival

The pine forests of East Texas are the place to be during December. During the Nine Flags Christmas Festival, Nacogdoches has several events that are sure to put you in the holiday mood.


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Nine Flags Christmas Parade

Downtown Nacogdoches will be the scene of the biggest lighted Christmas Parade in East Texas on December 3. The event will include food and music as well as arts and crafts. Hours are 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Tuba Concert

There is something so timeless and beautiful about hearing grand old Christmas carols played by brass instruments. Before you hit the parade, take in a Tuba Christmas Concert at the First United Methodist Church. The performance begins at 4 p.m., and admission is free. The address is 201 E Hospital Street.

Tis the Season Christmas Exhibit

On December 10, head over to the Sterne-Hoya House Museum & Library to get a glimpse into what Christmas was like in the mid-1800s. The Tis the Season Exhibit will provide interesting information about the holiday foods, topics of conversation, parties and games of this era. Wassail will be served on the front porch. Hours are from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., and admission is free. The address is 211 S. Lanana Street.

Tour of Homes

Touring decorated homes is a favorite pleasure for many during the Christmas season. The local tour will be held from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. on December 10. Tickets may be purchased at the Nacogdoches Visitors Center for $25.

Stay With Us

To reserve your spot at Rusk KOA, call 800-562-4143 or visit our website. For information, call 903-683-6641 or email Our location is 745 FM 343 East Rusk, Texas.


The Ideal Spot for Family Gatherings

rusk koaSummertime is fast approaching, so when planning your family reunions, rallies and company picnics, make Rusk KOA your destination. You couldn’t ask for a more idyllic spot in the beautiful East Texas Piney woods, centrally located between Dallas, Houston and Shreveport. The convenient location makes it a great place for everyone to meet.

Our facilities can accommodate campers from the experienced veteran to the first-timer, as we offer an array of options to select from. Choices include tent sites and deluxe patio RV sites, as well as rustic log cabins and deluxe cabins. We have something for every taste.

Enjoy onsite catering, along with a well-equipped, climate controlled club room where kids can play horseshoes. Other amenities include an area to play frisbee golf targets and a children’s playground, in addition to cycle rentals and a salt water pool to help you beat the heat.

Plan ahead and come spend some quality time with family and friends at our park. When you think of “relax,” think of Rusk. Visit our website and book your spot today or call 800.562.4143 for information and reservations.

Winter Camping at Its Finest

rayburnWinter camping is a wonderful thing in the piney woods of East Texas. In the evenings when the temperatures fall, campers at Brookeland / Lake San Rayburn KOA will be toasty warm in the cozy cabins, cottages and lodges.

Find renewal in the outdoors through renting one of the canoe paddle boats, fishing in the stocked pond or hiking through some of the extensive acreage of trails. Equestrians are welcome to bring their horses, as our covered horse barn and riding trails amply accommodate their needs. Bring the whole family because children will love playing in either of the park’s two playgrounds.

Once you arrive and find you’ve forgotten some camping essential, you may find what you need in our onsite store, which has camping supplies and propane, as well as food products and drinks. This convenience could save you a trip into town.

The facilities and amenities in our campground make it a fabulous spot for family reunions and getaways, and the quiet environment is ideal for group retreats. As an extra plus, our current hot deal during December offers a 20% discount on all sites to church groups who wish to book a weekend. Visit our website and reserve your spot today.