SPARD and the Stephenville Chamber of Commerce invite you to mark your calendars and plan to join us for
Activities at this festive, family-fun community event will include:
Holly Jolly Christmas
NEW DATE: Monday, December 10th, 6-9 p.m.
on the Downtown Square & Plaza!
- Official Lighting of the Christmas Tree
- Pictures with Santa
- Horse-Drawn Carriage Rides
- Lighted Hay Rides
- Pictures with the Grinch
- Dance Performances
- Letters to Santa
- Cookie Decorating
- Christmas Crafts & Games
- Holiday Gift Vendors
- And Much More!
Volunteers needed for set-up and tear-down!
Call July at the Chamber 254-965-5313 if you would like to help!
ABOUT HOLLY JOLLY CHRISTMAS FESTIVAL:
As always, community members can look forward to our annual Christmas Tree Lighting followed by an evening of fun for the whole family! Line the kids up to take Pictures with Santa and Mrs. Claus while you listen to your favorite holiday hits on the Plaza! Hop on the Lighted Hayride and take a Horse-drawn Carriage Ride around downtown! The Main Stage will feature performances by local dance companies and church bands. Enjoy the melodious sounds of SHS choir “In the Mix” with their beautiful Caroling in the Courthouse or the Gilbert & HJH Choirs performing at the First United Methodist Church.
Come enjoy the Petting Zoo hosted by Great American Entertainment Company. Your children will have fun writing and mailing a Letter to Santa at the Library, playing games and making crafts. Back by popular demand, the Grinch will be making an appearance and taking photos with kids young and old! We encourage you to enjoy hot chocolate, apple cider, coffee, popcorn, cotton candy, homemade desserts and much more!
Many of the activities are FREE, while others are fundraisers for various local non-profit organizations – so bring some CASH to enjoy supporting the many great causes. The evening is also a great opportunity to get some Holiday Shopping in as Vendors will be set up around the Plaza and Downtown Retailers will be open.
*Please note: Portions of Washington, Graham, Belknap, Mason, College and Columbia streets will be closed to keep festival attendees safe amidst all the activities!
The Chamber is excited to partner with the City of Stephenville to organize a family-fun community event that celebrates Christmas, showcases talented local youth singers and dancers, provides fundraising opportunities for area non-profit organizations, and allows attendees to get a fun start on their holiday shopping. The best part of the entire evening is getting to celebrate this joyous time of year with family and friends in this community we all love! You will definitely leave with that child-like feeling of Christmas still resonating in your soul!