The East Texas thermometer will not be matching the decor at the Rose Garden Center in Tyler this weekend because it's being turned into a winter wonderland thanks to the Christmas In July Arts and Crafts Fair! The City of Tyler Parks and Recreation Department is hosting the event for the sixth year now and features vendors with their unique, fun, handcrafted artsy goods.

This is one place you can go to escape the upper 90's this weekend and get in the holiday spirit six months early! The show offers patrons many one-of-a-kind handmade goods that can be used as holiday gifts or even stocking stuffers for Christmas. Artisans have created unique jewelry, wood carvings/workings, dolls, knives, leather crafted goods, stained glass and much more for this show.

There will also be live entertainment among the sounds of the holidays too along with a possible visit from Santa Claus! The event runs Saturday and Sunday, July 12th and 13th at the Rose Garden Center in Tyler and will be open 9a - 5p Saturday and 11a - 5p Sunday.