Holiday events on tap

by | Nov 29, 2018 | Latest

Kids from the Fuentes and Alvarez families don red noses at last year’s Christmas parade. This year’s parade will be held at 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 8. (Art Vega/The Farmersville Times)

Christmas is in the air and a whole smorgasbord of holiday events is on tap for citizens to enjoy.

This year, the Farmersville Historical Society will be hosting its annual Christmas Tour of Homes from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 8.

The tour features three historic homes all conveniently located on College Street within walking distance of the square. Tickets for admission to all three homes may be purchased at any of the three tour locations for $5.

Homes include the Bain-Honaker House built in 1865, the Murchison-Honaker House built in 1870 and the Honaker-Holsonbake House built in 1893.

Both the Bain-Honaker House and the Honaker-Holsonbake House are Recorded Texas Historic Landmarks and all three houses will be decorated for Christmas. The Bain-Honaker House decorations will feature the theme of ‘Christmas Angels’ and the Murchison-Honaker House, in addition to Christmas décor, will also display the pen-and-ink drawings to be featured in the Historical Society 2019 Calendar. Local artist Darby LaGrave drew these drawings of Farmersville historic locations.

The Bain-Honaker House is owned by the Farmersville Historical Society, the Murchison-Honaker House by Dwain and Allison Mathers and the Honaker-Holsonbake House by Jim and Linda Foy.

For more information about the tour call 214-728-3611.

Also on Dec. 8, Farmersville’s annual Christmas Parade will traverse around the square at 7 p.m.

Entries will include floats, motorized, walking and marching groups and equestrian groups. The parade is free to enter and can be done through the Farmersville Chamber of Commerce’s website at www.farmersvillechamber.com.

This year’s theme is ‘Christmas Vacation.’ Signups can be done online through 5 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 5 or in person at the parade lineup on Farmersville Parkway starting at 5 p.m. the day of the parade.

The chamber is also sponsoring a window decorating contest for businesses also embracing the ‘Christmas Vacation’ theme. Windows will be judged from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 8.

Those entering the window contest need to contact the chamber at 972-782-6533 to tell them they are participating in the contest.

During parade day, several downtown merchants including The Hay Loft and Red Door Antiques will be hosting a silent auction to benefit the Angel Tree project.

Santa will also be available for photos from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at Simplexity. Parents are invited to stop by with their kids to take photos of their own at the downtown business located at 119 S. Main Street.

By Wyndi Veigel • News Editor • [email protected]

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