Just four days left to 'Shop Small. Win Big.'


Downtown Kilgore’s ‘Shop Small. Win Big.’ Golden Ticket giveaway continues – shoppers have until Mingle & Jingle, Nov. 24, to collect entries from participating stores and drop them off in any of three prize barrels.

The top prize in the new giveaway is valued at $1,300, comprised of products and services donated by the 25 Main Street District retailers, restaurants and businesses helping fuel Kilgore Community Relation Manager Sonya Waters’ competition. Additional prizes are also available.

With the holidays fast-approaching, shoppers receive a golden ticket for each purchase of $25 or more at a participating location. East Texas Preferred Properties, J de Graffenried Dentistry and Raw Iron Gym are collecting the entries – one will be drawn after 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 24.

The evening is part of downtown’s annual push on Small Business Saturday. Falling after Thanksgiving and Black Friday, Mingle & Jingle’s nighttime soiree is the local arm of a national ‘Shop Local’ initiative.

Running 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. downtown Saturday night, it’s also Main Street’s earliest ‘Christmas Under the Stars’ event. Kilgore Historical Preservation Foundation’s ‘A Very Derrick Christmas’ kicked off the holiday season Thursday with its annual derrick lighting, and Main Street (with the Kilgore Chamber of Commerce and other hosts) has a variety of events in store for late-November and December.

After Mingle & Jingle comes the 2018 Kilgore Christmas Parade, set for 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Main Street and North Kilgore. Next up is Dashing Through Downtown (11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Dec. 1), Deck the Halls (11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Dec. 8), Jingle All the Way (11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Dec. 15) and Stuff the Stocking (11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Dec. 22).

Learn more about the individual events at KilgoreMainStreet.com and at Facebook.com/KilgoreMainStreet.


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