Monday, November 29, 2010

Holiday Events around Lake Ray Hubbard

In case you didn't know, it's time for all the Christmas Festivities to begin! One of the greatest things about living in Garland TX, Rowlett TX, Rockwall TX, or Heath TX is that no matter the season, there is always something going on! Between these sister cities around Lake Ray Hubbard, there are some fun-tabulous holiday events that are sure to get you in the Christmas spirit!

*Now thru December 24th: the Bass Pro Shop in Garland, TX will once again have their Santa's Wonderland that includes a free 4x6 Professional Picture with Santa, free Games, Activities, & Crafts!

*Thursday, December 2nd at 7pm: the City of Rockwall, TX will have their 27th Annual Christmas Tree Lighting at City Hall. There will be live entertainment, Craft Making in Santa's Workshop, Cookies, & visits with Ol' Saint Nick! More info at

*Friday, December 3rd at 7pm: the City of Heath, TX will have their annual Heath Holiday in the Park (towne center park behind City Hall). Festivities included the lighting of the Christmas Tree, Christmas Carols by Elementary School Choirs, Hot Coco & Cookies, rides on a miniature Christmas Train, and of course visits with Santa Clause! More info at

*Friday, December 3rd at 7pm: Firewheel Towne Center in Garland TX will have a complimentary Holiday Lakeshore Symphonic Winds Concert in the Park (across from Dessertapalooza & Nestles Toll House Cafe).

*Saturday, December 4th from 5-8pm: the City of Rowlett, TX will have their annual Light Up Main at the Downtown Square! Everyone will enjoy Holiday Games, Crafts in Santa's Workshop (sponsored by Home Depot), building Gingerbread Houses, as well as visits with St Nick and the traditional reading of "The Night Before Christmas" by Mayor John Harper! There will also be a Canned Food Drive going on to support the Rowlett Neddy Children's Fund. More info at

*Saturday, December 4th & 11th: Firewheel Towne Center in Garland, TX will have complimentary Carriage Rides around the Park (across from Dessertapalooza & Nestles Toll House Cafe).

*Wednesday, December 8th from 4-6pm: The Center in Rockwall (108 East Washington St) is hosting a Gingerbread Making Event for children ages 5-12yrs! The "houses" are ready to be decorated so bring your holiday cheer, creativity, & a bag of assorted candies to create your edible masterpiece! More info at

*Saturday, December 11th from 9-11am: The Center in Rockwall (108 East Washington St) has arranged for Santa to Come to Town! Stop by & let him know what you want for Christmas while the folks snap a cute picture! Donuts, Orange Juice & Activities will be provided. More info at

*Saturday, December 18th from 10-1pm: The Center in Rockwall (108 East Washington St) will have a Santa's Workshop for children 5-12yrs old. There will be an assortment of crafts that can be made! More info at