Farmersville Lights are now shining brightly as the Christmas light display along Farmersville Parkway was officially turned on Wednesday, Dec. 1 at 6 p.m.
CBTx Bank is the title sponsor of the light endeavor, giving the city the ability to host Farmersville Lights for the second year in a row with even more lights and displays including the addition of Snoopy at the splash pad, a favorite of Mayor Bryon Wiebold.
The effort, championed by the mayor, received support from sponsors, area businesses, the city, and a team of approximately 80 volunteers this year. The lights will be on every night from sunset until dawn throughout the month.
The Onion Shed is now decorated as Santa’s workshop thanks to the efforts of Farmersville residents Lori Lynn and Drake Simms, along with design direction by Misty Wiebold. This is where the “Charity and Cheers” collection will be taking place every Friday and Saturday night from 7-9 p.m. though Dec. 18. Visitors can give a donation of cash or commodity —food or coats — in exchange for a carriage ride. Horse drawn carriage rides will start at the Heritage Museum.
Cash and commodities collected by volunteers will be distributed among various Farmersville charities. Hot chocolate will be available for sale.
Also at the Onion Shed is a red wooden sleigh, custom built and donated by Farmersville resident Johnny Pryor. The sleigh offers a perfect opportunity for visitors to climb in for a photo op, and Santa will be onsite on Friday and Saturday nights.
The Park by the Onion Shed is referred to as Candy Cane Lane this year. The trees are wrapped with red and white lights and there is one special tree lit with custom effects. Holiday Music in the Park is happening Friday, Dec. 3 at 7 p.m. featuring live 50s and Christmas music by the Blandells.
Before or after the concert, head downtown from 6-9 p.m. for Cocktails and Candy Canes, an after-hours shopping event at select stores. If your list isn’t complete, continue shopping for unique gifts Saturday, Dec. 4 from 9 a.m.- 3 p.m. at the chamber-hosted Farmersville Market at the Onion Shed.
Big kids, little kids, adults — any LEGO lover — will enjoy the very special 1-day/night LEGO trains exhibit from 10 a.m.- 2 p.m. and from 6-8 p.m.at the Farmersville Heritage Museum, located at 107 Farmersville Pkwy. The exhibition is being presented by the Dallas-Fort Worth LEGO users’ group. According to museum president Misty Wiebold, the group describes themselves as a “group of adult fans of LEGOS who put on community events to celebrate the LEGO hobby.”
The exhibit, says Misty Wiebold, will include trains, some of which will be operable, and a winter village.
For more information, visit farmersvillelights.com.
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