38th annual Mistletoe & Magic event is underway at Harvey Convention Center in Tyler

Shoppers browse for items during a previous "Mistletoe and Magic" in Harvey Convention Center. This year the holiday market will be open Dec. 5-7. (File Photo)  

Specialty retailers are set to participate in Mistletoe & Magic, the Junior League of Tyler's annual holiday market. 

General shopping hours are noon to 8 p.m. today and Friday and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday at Harvey Convention Center, 2000 W. Front St.

Tickets cost $10 and are available by calling 903-595-5427 or going to juniorleagueoftyler.org. Tickets also will be sold at the door. 

Besides general shopping, Mistletoe & Magic has special events with different ticket prices. The events are: early shopping, 5 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, $35; Brighton Brunch, 9:30 a.m. to noon today, $100 VIP with reserved seating and $50 general; and Miss Kay (Kay Roberson of "Duck Dynasty") Brunch, 9:30 a.m. to noon Friday, $100 VIP with reserved seating and $50 general.

Holiday Brass Bash 

The East Texas Symphony Orchestra presents the ETSO Brass Quintet and the Rose City Brass Quintet for an evening of holiday hymns, fanfares and sing-alongs. 

It is set for 7 p.m. Tuesday at Liberty Hall, 103 E. Erwin St. in Tyler. Refreshments will be available in the lobby beginning at 5 p.m.

Tickets cost $20 for adults, $10 for kids 11 and older and $5 for kids 10 and younger.

This concert is sponsored in part by the Women's Symphony League of Tyler and Leadership Tyler.

Christmas in the Park 

The Children's Park, 110 E. Dobbs in Tyler, will have its Christmas in the Park celebration at 6 p.m. Friday. 

The free event will include the singing of Christmas carols and telling stories around the Christmas tree in the park, the serving of soup and s'mores and an opportunity for children to make a craft. 

Holiday wrapping at Tyler Library

Tyler Public Library, 201 S. College Ave., is making its third-floor Makerspace room available to people who need a place to wrap Christmas gifts.

The wrapping times are set from noon to 2 p.m. and 4 to 6 p.m. on Dec. 9, 16 and 23. 

Wrapping paper will be made available while supplies last.

Blue Santa Pub Crawl Dec. 14

Tickets are on sale for the third annual Blue Santa Pub Crawl, a fun event that raises money for Tyler Fraternal Order of Police's program to give gift cards to needy children for Christmas.

Participants must buy a ticket online at eguidemagazine.com/bluesanta. Tickets purchased before midnight Dec. 13 cost $25. Tickets purchased after that cost $35.

On Dec. 14, participants will check in at ETX Brewing Co., 221 S. Broadway Ave., to get instructions and, beginning at 4 p.m., go to sites around downtown to pick up pieces to complete a Santa costume.

'A Very Jazzy Christmas' 

The University of Texas at Tyler Jazz Ensemble will present "A Very Jazzy Christmas" 7 p.m. Friday in the campus' University Center Theater.

The free concert also will feature the East Texas Youth Orchestra Jazz Band and other UT Tyler performing groups. 

Youth Orchestra holiday sing-along

The East Texas Youth Orchestra's winter concert is set for 4 p.m. Sunday at Winona High School.

Both the beginner and advanced ensembles will perform and then unite for a concert of holiday music in a sing-along format. 

Yuletide Madrigal Feaste

Tyler Civic Chorale will present a Yuletide Madrigal Feaste 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday at First Presbyterian Church, 230 W. Rusk St. in Tyler

The event offers a chance to step back to a time of kings, queens, court jesters and minstrels. It will include food, song and dance. 

Tickets cost $40 and are available at tylercivicchorale.org.

Star Party Saturday

The Earth and Space Science Center at Tyler Junior College will have a Star Party Saturday beginning at 8 p.m. Saturday.

Telescopes will be set up for viewing of the night sky and astronomy buffs will be on hand to help people locate celestial objects. 

The event is free. 

Danny Mogle has covered news in East Texas for decades. He currently focuses on arts, entertainment and human interest stories and serves as the editor of Lifestyles Magazine.

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