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Families feeling festive flock for fun at Holiday in the Park

Jadence Carrasce of Weatherford checks out the Christmas tree during festivities at Holiday in the Park on Friday.
Jadence Carrasce of Weatherford checks out the Christmas tree during festivities at Holiday in the Park on Friday. Weatherford Star-Telegram

Mild temperatures hovering in the mid-60s was just the invitation families needed throughout Parker County and beyond to descend on Heritage Park for the first-ever Holiday in the Park.

After months of planning and preparations, the City of Weatherford‘s Parks-Recreation and Special Events Department collaborated and organized the event, which took place Friday. Thousands crowded into the park - where ordinarily First Monday takes place - for activities which include snow tubing, complete with a snow play area.

Emergency Ice, from Dallas, created the cold, wintry scene in just minutes, before gates open.

Other activities included carriage rides, bounce houses and special appearances by Santa Claus himself - complete with live reindeer.

“A lot of people know Heritage Park as the place where First Monday Trade Days take place,” Blake Rexroat, Special Events Coordinator for the city said. “But we also wanted people to know Heritage Park for much more, and look at this event as just one of many that will take place at this location.”

The event was two-fold, acting as the soft opening for the city’s new Food Park.

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