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Expedition Texas Creating Christmas Special in Athens, Texas

Christmas is right around the corner and we kick it off early on the first Saturday of December with our Holiday on the Square and Christmas Parade. This year, we have invited a special guest to showcase the people and places in Athens on their Christmas Special, “Christmas with Expedition Texas”.


“Expedition Texas” is a show about the places that give Texas its colorful past. They’ll travel the back roads and city streets of historic Texas towns to find hidden treasures.  


What makes our Christmas show special is it spotlights that town, actually provides content from our citizens, and provides 20 minutes of content about why Athens is special,” says Bob Mauldin, television host of Expedition Texas.


Bob Mauldin will be in town on Saturday, December 4 to meet with people and tour around the town. The film crew will be here starting on Friday, December 3 and will finish up on Sunday, December 5 to catch events surrounding parade day like the Express Clydesdales at TVCC and North Pole event at First Baptist Church.


The episode will be scheduled to air on December 18, 2021. You can watch it on East Texas KLTV/KTRE and CW33 KDAF. It will be uploaded to their YouTube channel and Facebook page.


If you would like more information about events happening in the month of December, go to, Visit Athens Facebook page, or call our tourism department at 903-677-4435.