Weatherford News

Christmas on the Square promises lots of fun

Thanksgiving may have just ended, but it's probably not the time to let up on the holiday spirit.

The Weatherford Chamber of Commerce will be hosting the annual Christmas on the Square Holiday Celebration in Historic Downtown Weatherford on Saturday, Dec. 2 from 11- 5 p.m.

The Annual Christmas Parade will kick off the festivities beginning at 10 a.m. at the Weatherford Ninth Grade Center. The parade route will then make its way up South Main, around the Courthouse, head west on Palo Pinto Street and pass by Cherry Park.

Weatherford Chamber President, Tammy Gazzola, invites folks to enjoy the small town charm of Weatherford and immerse themselves in the sights and sounds of the season.

"Attendees take advantage of the great shopping and special treats available in the downtown stores," Gazzola said. "Hot chocolate, cupcakes, cookies and candy canes are just a few of the goodies that you will find around every corner. Businesses and organizations will be thanking the community for their support throughout this year by handing out all kinds of samples and delicious nibblings. Many of the vendors and stores will offer special prices and sales, so you can stock up on Holiday gifts while you enjoy the festive atmosphere."

Gazzola said there would be lots of fun, family-friendly activities for all to enjoy.

"Take a minute to sit back and enjoy the live entertainment stages that will showcase holiday music and talents," she said. "Kids will love the activities in the Kids' Area, the mini-train rides, Ice sculpting demonstrations, inflatables and roaming Christmas characters like the Grinch and Gingerbread Man."

Many of the downtown merchants have special activities planned for this festive day. Peacock Feed & Supply will have Cowboy Santa, Short Chef Bistro will host Mrs. Claus, Back Home Bakery will have cookie decorating from 12-2 p.m., and The Texas Opry will have a special Christmas show at 3 p.m.

Admission and parking are FREE! So bundle up and bring the whole family out to enjoy a festive day in the beautiful setting of the Weatherford Square. Christmas on the Square is brought to you by the Weatherford Chamber of Commerce, 817-596-3801,