Weatherford News

County prepares courthouse for Christmas

Parker County’s historic courthouse will be aglow in thousands of beautiful Christmas lights beginning at 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 26th with the 4th Annual Courthouse Christmas tree lighting.

Area residents and visitors are encouraged to attend the lighting event on the courthouse lawn. Along with a 32 foot tall Christmas Tree, there will be a Tree Forest for Angels where residents can place their own ornaments in honor or memory of a loved one. Brightly lit stars will adorn the clock tower and dormers and a nativity scene will be located on the west lawn of the courthouse. Candles will be in the courthouse windows. Christmas music will resonate from the courthouse clock tower adding to the Christmas spirit.

While rainy weather dampened last year’s tree and courthouse lighting, hopes are high that the weather will cooperate this year.

County Judge Mark Riley said he expects a large crowd to attend the lighting event this year.

“While we are always thankful for the rain, we are hoping for better weather after last year’s event was delayed due to the inclement weather,” he said. “Bringing the lights and Christmas music to the courthouse has really helped bring the Christmas spirit to downtown Weatherford. It is a joy to see all the families enjoying the courthouse and taking pictures, capturing memories to pass down for generations to come.”