Bells are ringin’; Holiday happenings in ‘Hachie
WAXAHACHIE - As the holidays approach one thing is clear, bells are ringing in hachie! The Red Cross kicked off their annual “Red Kettle Campaign” with Mayor Pro Tem John Wray during the Monday, Nov. 7 council meeting and holiday happenings have been following ever since.
The city’s annual Christmas Tree Lighting will be held Friday, Nov. 25 from 6-9 p.m. downtown on the square and will feature an appearance by the man in red, Santa Claus! Downtown merchants will be open until 8 p.m. for your holiday shopping convenience with train rides and a petting zoo to entertain children of all ages.
This weekend is also the “Candlelight Tour of homes” kick-off weekend. The “Tour of Homes” showcases Victorian era splendor decked out for ones enjoyment and operates from 2-8 p.m. Nov. 25-27, Dec. 3-4 and Dec. 10-11 beginning with the Burch Loft on 105 W. Jefferson. Tickets are $15 per weekend and children under the age of 12 are free.
Bethlehem Revisited will showcase an interactive, live nativity scene the weekends of Dec. 2-4 and Dec. 9-11 from 6-9 p.m. at 402 N. College Street, behind Central Presbyterian Church. Admission is free and donations are welcome.
Also, on display inside the Central Presbyterian Church is “The Supper Quilt” by Donald E. Locke, D.D.S. A handcrafted recreation of the famous “Last Supper” painting with the following performances: Dec. 2 – Piano Performance by Sue Hall; Dec. 3 - Southwest Children’s Chorus Performance (Main performance at 6 pm followed by caroling the rest of the evening); Dec. 4 – Central Presbyterian Jubilate Ringers and Piano Performance by Sue Hall; Dec. 9 – Piano Performance by Sue Hall; Dec. 10 – Flute Performance by Dr. Carol Farrar; and Dec. 11 – Organ Performance by Randy Arey (Central Presbyterian Church Organist).
A Christmas parade will be sure to get the kids excited on Saturday, Dec. 3 starting at 10 a.m. downtown and don’t forget to go skating on the EZ Glide synthetic surface opening Thanksgiving weekend and running through Sunday, Dec.18 located at the corner of South Rogers and Madison across from City Hall. Cost is $5 per person and rental skates are included.