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It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas

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About as quick as you could, kick back and relax while loosening that belt after all of that turkey, dressing, and pumpkin pie; Christmas lights began twinkling around town as folks started hanging those stockings with care. That’s right, the most joyous time of year has arrived, and with it comes a slew of holiday fun and events for the entire family.

Liberty County will not be short on things to do in the coming days, as Dayton, Cleveland, Liberty, and other groups will all be holding their annual Christmas celebrations, so there should be plenty of yuletide happiness to go around.


Once again, it is time for the Dayton Chamber of Commerce’s annual Cookie Crawl event this Friday, Dec. 3, from 5-9 pm. Local Dayton businesses will open their doors and serve cookies to participants across town. Participating locations will be Myron McDowell Construction, Twisted Star, Elegance Hair Studio, Texas Diamond Realty, Simmons Chiropractic, GR Cure Pharmacy, JLA Realty, Bear Plumbing, DayNet, City of Dayton, Amanda Wessels – BHHS, OmniPoint Health, McCoys Building Supply, Sterling Funeral Home, Dayton Police Department, Pace Stancil and Dayton Old School Museum.


The Dayton Chamber of Commerce will host their annual Nutcracker Market on Saturday, Dec. 4, in Downtown Dayton at 111 N. Church St. The event will run from 11 am – 9 pm. The event will feature local honey, handmade crafts, and more. If you are interested in participating in the event, call the Dayton Chamber at 936-257-2393


The City of Cleveland Hometown Christmas 2021 will be Friday, Dec. 3 from 12 pm – 8 pm and Saturday, Dec. 4 from 9 am – 5 pm at the Cleveland Civic Center, located at 210 Peach Ave. The annual parade will be held Saturday at 6 pm. For more information on how to be a vendor, call 281-592-2395.


The City of Dayton will host their annual Spirit of Christmas event Saturday, Dec. 4, and there is an allnew parade route. The parade kicks off at 6 pm and will travel from Richter Elementary on Cherry Creek and turn south on N. Winfree as it travels to Clayton and then back towards N. Main St before traveling back to Richter. The tree lighting ceremony will occur at the pocket park next to City Hall at 7:30 pm, with entertainment to follow. To participate in the parade, contact the Dayton Community Center at 936-258-6630 or fill out an application at


Mark your Calendars for the Liberty County Chambers Country Christmas this coming Tuesday, Dec. 7; food trucks will open at 5 pm, with the parade starting at 6 pm.

If you are interested in participating in the parade, part as the entertainment lineup presented by First Liberty National Bank, or volunteering, please contact


If you have not seen the festive lights on Willow Street in Liberty, then you have missed out on a jolly old treat. This year there will be a walk-through exhibit that leads to Santa’s Workshop, where you will be able to tell Ol’ Saint Nick what you want for Christmas this year. The display will be held each Thursday – Saturday from 6-8 pm and Sundays from 5:30-6:30 pm leading up to Christmas. Donations and canned goods are being accepted so they can be distributed by local law enforcement.


Are you looking for a fun event, but don’t want to travel too far to get there, then go check out Christmas Over Texas at the Retreat at Artesian Lakes. The venue includes a mile and a half drive-through light trail, the Polar Express Maze, and Whooville House. Open each Thursday and Friday through Christmas from 7-11 pm. You can visit their website for more details at

Check back with The Vindicator for more upcoming Christmas events in the coming weeks.