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Christmas on the Square

Garland’s annual Christmas on the Square event will be held from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. Dec. 6 in Downtown Garland at State and Main streets. The event will feature a variety of free activities and entertainment options in Downtown Garland, highlighted by the official tree-lighting ceremony and fireworks display.

Holiday music will be provided by Garland ISD choirs, while lights and décor will create a magical atmosphere. Lights will surround City Hall and may be seen by horse-drawn carriage rides that will take guests past Heritage Park. Sled down snow hills made with real snow and participate in various children’s crafts and activities. Take advantage of the shopping opportunities at the Christmas Bazaar where artisans will feature unique holiday gift items. Food selections will include hot drinks and seasonal treats.

No Christmas event would be complete without a visit from Santa! Join in as Santa leads the countdown to turn on the lights and start the fireworks show around 7 p.m. Immediately afterward, children will have the opportunity to get their picture taken with Santa and tell him their Christmas wishes.

Christmas on the Square is a community event and volunteers are always welcome. For more information on how to volunteer, contact Jasmine Lee at 972-205-3896 or jlee@GarlandTx.gov. For event information, visit ChristmasOnTheSquare.com.