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Christmas on the Square, Dec. 12

Join the City of Garland for the annual Christmas on the Square tree lighting ceremony Thursday, Dec. 12. The festivities will take place on the downtown square, located on Sixth Street from State Street to Main Street. The official City tree will be lit at 7 p.m. as Santa helps city officials light up the square with thousands of twinkling lights.

Christmas on the Square offers many free family activities, including crafts for the children and snow tubing hills. View a live ice carving demonstration, find a new friend at the Garland Animal Services pet adoption booth, or donate an unwrapped toy to the Garland Firefighter's Association's Christmas Toy Drive. Children can get their picture taken with Santa and take home a free souvenir photo button. Attendees will enjoy shopping in the Christmas Bazaar booths or take advantage of a variety of festive foods.

For updated event details, check ChristmasontheSquare.com.