The City of Lufkin is proud to announce that Rudolph is coming to town! We have once again partnered with Lufkin Industries and will house Rudolph the Pumping Unit in Downtown Lufkin.

“Lufkin Industries is pleased to once again partner with the City of Lufkin to bring Rudolph the RedNosed Pumping Unit to the community. We hope everyone enjoys him during the Christmas season,” said Phillip Jones with Lufkin Industries.

Last year we built a festival around the lighting of Rudolph in Downtown Lufkin, and we are so excited to continue the tradition with the 2 nd Annual Christmas in the Pines Festival on Saturday, December 5th , from 2:00pm-8:00pm. We have a fun-filled evening planned for the community, and we hope that you will join us!

We will start the afternoon with vendors lining the streets of Downtown Lufkin creating a Christmas shopping extravaganza starting at 2:00pm. We have vendors from all over the state of Texas joining us just in time to get your holiday shopping done. From craft vendors to boutique clothing we know you will find the perfect gift.

Be sure to come hungry as we will also have some of your favorite local food trucks (as well as a few new ones) ready to serve up something delicious!

From 2:00pm-4:00pm we will have live performances on the stage from local groups such as the Alcohol and Drug Abuse Council who is sponsoring a fun zumba experience, Lufkin Parks and Recreation who will be showcasing some of their fun programs, and Susan’s Studio of Dance is sure to put a smile on your face. You won’t want to miss out on the fun!

From 3:00pm-5:30pm Santa Clause will be posing for photos inside the historic Pines Theater. Photos will be taken by Texas Size Selfie and are complimentary for attendees.

At 4:30pm get ready to cheer as competitors take on the 2nd Annual Fire Truck Pull Competition. Each team is allowed up to 12 people to help pull the 33-ton fire truck. A timer will begin when the team begins to pull, and the timer will be stopped once the team pulls the front of the fire truck past the finish line (50 feet from the start line). Each team will go 2 rounds, and the team with the fastest average time wins bragging rights!

At 6:00pm, join us as we honor a Lufkin tradition- The Lighting of Rudolph the Red-Nosed Pumping Unit!

Once Rudolph is lit we will continue the celebration with more shopping and entertainment by Pineywoods Jamboree presented by Hughes Entertainment until 8:00pm.

If you are interested in being a vendor or signing up to compete in the Fire Truck Pull please go online to or call 936-633-0349. 

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