One of my family’s favorite holiday traditions is to drive around town looking at holiday lights and decorations. We put on our PJ’s, pile in the car, crank up the Christmas music and head out! But where are the *best* places to see lights in the Beaumont area and beyond?  Here is a great list to get you started! Beaumont St Elizabeth Hospital 2830 Calder Ave Beaumont, Tx 77702 Cost: Free A Christmas lights tradition for years, St Elizabeth hospital always does a beautiful holiday lights display. You can see an ornate nativity scene and lights decorating dozens of trees

When it comes to getting together and enjoying good music, the upcoming Jazz + Blues Festival is the place to be. Artists coming from all over the country are set to perform once again at the Jefferson Theatre in Downtown Beaumont in January 2017.  Event Details: Beaumont Jazz + Blues Fest January 28, 2017 Jefferson Theatre Tickets: $10 Buy tickets online through Ticketmaster.com . “People want something fun and entertaining to do in their city,” said Emily Wheeler, Division Manager with the City of Beaumont Special Events. “This festival attracts all walks of life

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! You better not pout or cry because December is the time of the year to get out and enjoy the holidays with your family! We have a complete list of 20+ holiday events and activities going on in Beaumont just this month. Share with your friends, mark your calendars and let us know about the fun you have!  Shopping Main Street Market Thursday, December 1, 4:00 pm to 9:00 pm Friday, December 2, 10:00 am to 8:00 pm Saturday, December 3, 10:00 am to 5:00 pm Beaumont Civic Center 701 Main Street Beaumont, TX 77701 Cost: $10 Brought to

International comedy sensation Comic/Ventriloquist Jeff Dunham , has performed in front of sold out audiences worldwide showcasing the undeniable power of induced laughter. Dunham along with his cast of hilarious characters are set to make an appearance at Ford Park Event Center  on April 23, 2017 for their “Perfectly Unbalanced” Tour. The show is packed with new surprises and old favorites. Event Details: Jeff Dunham "Perfectly Unbalanced" Tour April 23, 2017 Ford Park Event Center  Tickets: $33.50 - $43.50 Buy tickets online through

It’s a holiday party like none other in the Beaumont area! “Hats off to the Holidays!” is a party for the community and a celebration of another successful year for the Beaumont CVB. It's also a creative way to engage people. “The Holiday open house will give us an opportunity to invite new, potential clients and to attract prospective meeting contacts to our offices as a way to further educate them as to what the CVB does,” said Rebecca Woodland, CVB Convention Sales Manager. The party is on Thursday, December 1st from 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm , will be

Family photos are something we love and something we sometimes dread. It’s not always easy to get everyone to cooperate, but getting that perfect picture is really something to treasure for years to come. It is even more special when you can take the photos in a place that really represents your family and where you live.  We talked with several photographers in the Beaumont area to give us an inside look at some of the best places around to have family photos taken.  Tyrrell Park 6088 Babe Zaharias Drive Beaumont, TX 77705 Header photo credit: Emily Huval with EMagery Photos

Lamar University is home to 15,000 students with many pursuing degrees in Fine Arts & Communications. Each year, these students showcase their talent through art, music and dance with multiple events throughout the year. From art exhibitions and music concerts to performing arts and dance performances, there is plenty coming up over the next couple of months. Get Out the Vote Poster Show October 7 - November 11 University Theatre 4400 S. Martin Luther King Jr. Parkway Beaumont, TX 77710 Lamar University Department of Art  students created designs for this show as

Fall in Southeast Texas is in full swing! Now that the weather is (sometimes) cooler it is time to get out and enjoy all the fun happenings going on in Beaumont. From chili dinners to football and happy hours galore, you don’t have to make a trip out of town to have a great time. We’ve got a great list packed with 15+ events going on in November in Beaumont, Texas! Family and Kids St. Mark’s 75th Annual Chili Supper & Bazaar November 10, 11:00 am - 2:00 pm & 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm St. Mark Episcopal Church 680 Calder Street Beaumont, TX 77701 Cost: $12 adults, $6 for

It’s not very often that you get the chance to go back in time and enjoy something unique from long ago. At Classic Movie Nights at the Jefferson Theatre you can! The complete movie experience is a blast from the past for people in our area and it’s so popular there are now more chances for you to go. The historic theatre is back in business and booming with activity! “People enjoy the experience of seeing the movie in a theatre that was built in 1927 because it’s not like any other place you will see a movie,” said Emily Wheeler. “The Jefferson truly

Beaumont welcomes the Herb Society of America to the Holiday Inn Beaumont Plaza October 28-29, 2016 for the organization’s South Central District Gathering. “This is our first year to host the conference in Beaumont and we want people to know it’s open the public,” says Mary Doebbeling, Membership Delegate for the South Central District of The Herb Society of America. “We will have attendees from throughout Texas, Louisiana & Arkansas and would love to see many local faces as well.” Throughout history people have valued the aesthetic, fragrant,