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By Staff Reports
Dec. 21, 2017 at 4:30 a.m.

A crowd gathers to spend their Nov. 22 night ice skating while attending the Wonderland of Lights in downtown Marshall. Wonderland of Lights continues through Dec. 31.

Festivals

Wonderland of Lights, 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays and Sundays; 4 to 10 p.m. Saturdays, through Dec. 31, downtown Marshall. Features: Lighted courthouse, ice skating rink, Santa and more. Information: www.wonderlandoflights.com.

Music

Adam Brown, 6:30 p.m. Dec. 21, The Back Porch, 902 Broadway Blvd., Kilgore. No cover. Information: (903) 984-8141.

Blaine Hart Band, 8 p.m. Dec. 22, The Back Porch, 902 Broadway Blvd., Kilgore. $5 cover. Information: (903) 984-8141.

Mesquite Junction, 7 p.m. Dec. 22, Anvil Brewing, 115 S. Compress St., Pittsburg. Information: (903) 926-7741.

"A Swingin' Christmas Show" with Kelli Grant, the Queen of Swing, 7 p.m. Dec. 22-23, Kokomo Theatre, 2400 W. Marshall, Longview. Cost: $20 per person; $10 for seniors and veterans. For reservations: (903) 918-2132.

Shannon Baker, 7 p.m. Dec. 23, Anvil Brewing, 115 S. Compress St., Pittsburg. Information: (903) 926-7741.

Teazer, 8 p.m. Dec. 23, The Back Porch, 902 Broadway Blvd., Kilgore. $5 cover. Information: (903) 984-8141.

Gary Patrick, 6:30 p.m. Dec. 27, The Back Porch, 902 Broadway Blvd., Kilgore. No cover. Information: (903) 984-8141.

Cole Allen, 6:30 p.m. Dec. 28, The Back Porch, 902 Broadway Blvd., Kilgore. No cover. Information: (903) 984-8141.

Billy Boyd, 7 p.m. Dec. 29, Anvil Brewing, 115 S. Compress St., Pittsburg. Information: (903) 926-7741.

Lee Mathis, 9 p.m. Dec. 29, Lone Star Ice House, 1016 McCann Road, Longview. Information: (903) 753-5885.

Richard Stuart Band, 8 p.m. Dec. 29, The Back Porch, 902 Broadway Blvd., Kilgore. $5 cover. Information: (903) 984-8141.

The Vandoliers, 7 p.m. Dec. 30, Anvil Brewing, 115 S. Compress St., Pittsburg. Cost: $10; advance tickets available. Information: (903) 926-7741.

Salvation from Sundown, 8 p.m. Dec. 30, The Back Porch, 902 Broadway Blvd., Kilgore. $5 cover. Information: (903) 984-8141.

Daniel Foster and the Boones' New Year's party, 7 p.m. Dec. 31, Anvil Brewing, 115 S. Compress St., Pittsburg. Information: (903) 926-7741.

"A Swingin' New Years Eve Party" with Kelli Grant, the Queen of Swing, 9 p.m. Dec. 31 to 12:30 a.m. Jan. 1, Kokomo Theatre, 2400 W. Marshall, Longview. Cost: $45 all seats. For reservations: (903) 918-2132.

Dagnabbit, 8 p.m. Dec. 31, The Back Porch, 902 Broadway Blvd., Kilgore. Cost: $30. Information: (903) 984-8141.

Chris Colston, 6:30 p.m. Jan. 3, The Back Porch, 902 Broadway Blvd., Kilgore. Information: (903) 984-8141.

Rio & Brittany, 6:30 p.m. Jan. 4, The Back Porch, 902 Broadway Blvd., Kilgore. Information: (903) 984-8141.

Gary Patrick Band, 8 p.m. Jan. 5, The Back Porch, 902 Broadway Blvd., Kilgore. Information: (903) 984-8141.

Wayne Garner Band, 9 p.m. Jan. 5, Lone Star Ice House, 1016 McCann Road, Longview. Information: (903) 753-5885.

Alan Fox Band, 8 p.m. Jan. 6, The Back Porch, 902 Broadway Blvd., Kilgore. Information: (903) 984-8141.

Ally Venable Band, 9 p.m. Jan. 6, Lone Star Ice House, 1016 McCann Road, Longview. Information: (903) 753-5885.

Jimmie Barnes, 6:30 p.m. Jan. 10, The Back Porch, 902 Broadway Blvd., Kilgore. Information: (903) 984-8141.

Leap of Faith, 6:30 p.m. Jan. 11, The Back Porch, 902 Broadway Blvd., Kilgore. Information: (903) 984-8141.

David Allen & The Drifting Outlaws, 8 p.m. Jan. 12, The Back Porch, 902 Broadway Blvd., Kilgore. Information: (903) 984-8141.

Sweet Pain, 8 p.m. Jan. 13, The Back Porch, 902 Broadway Blvd., Kilgore. Information: (903) 984-8141.

Other

Carmela's Mini Santa Land, now through Jan. 7, Carmela's Mini Santa Land, U.S. 259 at FM 2751, Longview. Free. Information: (903) 753-3329.

Zipline through the Lights, now through Dec. 30, Thomas Falls, 5543 U.S. 259 N., Diana. Cost: $29 for two zip line course; $39 for three zip line course. Reservations required. Information: thomasfalls.com or (903) 968-6924.

Hiway 80 Rescue Mission Annual Toy Drop-Off, noon to 8 p.m. Dec. 21-22, Longview Exhibit Building, 1123 Jaycee Drive, Longview. Anyone can drop off toys during the week; toys will be distributed Dec. 23 during the annual Family Christmas Party to preregistered families. Information: www.hiway80rm.org.

Christmas in Kilgore: Stuff the Stocking, 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Dec. 23, downtown Kilgore. Features: selected merchants open for last-minute holiday shopping. Information: kilgoremainstreet.com.

Family Game Night, 6 to 8 p.m. Dec. 28, Longview Public Library, 222 W. Cotton St., Longview. Cost: Free. Features: A variety of family games available including Monopoly, Twist, Uno, puzzles and more.

Kwanzaa Celebration, 6 to 9 p.m. Dec. 29, Longview Community Center, 500 E. Whaley St., Longview. Cost: Free. Features: booths and programs to celebrate Kwanzaa. Information: (903) 736-2551 or (903) 452-8215.

Alpha Kappa Alpha Debutante Cotillion, 7 to 10 p.m. Dec. 30, Maude Cobb Convention and Activity Center, 100 Grand Blvd., Longview. Features: Presentation of the debutantes will include a waltz dance introducing young senior high school girls and first-year college women to society. Cost: $25 per person or $350 per table; tickets must be purchased in advance. Information: (903) 399-9176 or ckglewis@gmail.com.

Cattle Barons' Gala Masquerade Ball, 7 p.m. to 1 a.m. Dec. 31, Arabella Manor and Event Cener, 11361 Texas 300, Longview. Theme: "Horns, Hero's and Hope." Cost: $25 per person; $100 per table. Information: www.facebook.com/LongviewCattleBaronsBall/.

Go-Giver Gala, 7 p.m. Jan. 6, Maude Cobb Convention and Activity Center, 100 Grand Blvd., Longview. Features: Evening of dinner and dancing honoring "go-givers" of Longview. Proceeds benefit homeless projects. Cost: $75 per person. Information: (903) 987-9944.

Marshall Symphony League Bunco Girls Night Out, 6 p.m. Jan. 6, Marshall Convention Center, 2501 East End Blvd. S., Marshall. Cost: $20. Information: marshalltexas.com.

Stars Over Longview, 11:30 a.m. Jan. 11, Maude Cobb Convention and Activity Center, 100 Grand Blvd., Longview. Features: Keynote speaker Jackie Joyner-Kersey and honors for 12 women in Longview. Cost: $30 per person; $240 per table. Information: (903) 553-7400.

Longview Jaycees Trade Days, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Jan. 13 and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Jan. 14, Longview Exhibit Building, 1123 Jaycee Drive, Longview. Information: (903) 753-4478.

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