10 Holiday Things To Do in Longview

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Carmela's Magical Santa Land

With over 4 Million lights, Carmela's Magical Santa Land is a Longview holiday highlight must do drive thru. What started as a front yard display many years ago, has grown into one of the most anticipated Christmas light extravaganzas in the Piney Woods of East Texas. Carmela's is located at 6085 Hwy. 259 (go North on Judson Rd. and turn right on Hwy. 259, then go 4/10 of a mile and look for the magical glow rising above the Piney Woods tree tops.


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Longview Holiday Decorating Contest

Participating homes and businesses within the Longview city limits have decorated for the community wide Longview Holiday Decorating Contest and will have their colorful creations on display through the end of December. Visitors and locals alike are invited to do a self guided holiday decorating highlights tour.. A list and map of all contest entries and winners is available online at:


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The Great Gingerbread House Challenge

Gingerbread houses will be on display from dec. 3 - 23.