Explore: The Forest Trail Region
December 7, 2013 - 4:00pm to 6:30pm
The Light Up Athens committee will host Holiday on the Square, a holiday celebration on the courthouse square from 4-6:30 p.m. on Sat., Dec 7.
December 7, 2013 - 6:00pm to 10:00pm
Branson Style "Classic Country Music" productions with the "Country Music" theme along with good clean "Comedy" family style. The show includes Classic County Music, Comedy and Talent Search.
December 7, 2013 - 6:00pm to 10:30pm
Christmas Park Land of Lights is a drive through Christmas Park in Athens open daily from 6-10:30 p.m. through January 2 and features over four million lights 2,000 wood cut outs, over 60 scenes over one mile long!
About the Forest Trail Region
The Forest Trail Region was the “Gateway to Texas” for Caddo Indians, Spanish and French explorers, Anglo pioneers, European immigrants, and enslaved and freed African Americans. Shadows of early Caddo and Spanish occupation linger, and the stories of Texas’ emergence from a wilderness to a great state unfold in the region’s numerous towns, many among the state’s oldest.
Spanning 35 counties from the Oklahoma-Arkansas border to the Gulf of Mexico, the region encompasses great stories of boom and bust in oil and timber, the early rebellion leading to the Texas Revolution, the El Camino Real de los Tejas, and the mystery and manners you’d expect from the lush, sweet spot between the Old South and the Wild West.
The Forest Trail Region works with a variety of organizations to promote heritage travel throughout the region.