Rockwall Annual Christmas Festival to Offer Real Snow Tubing Hill

Though the temperatures in Texas this time of year are a bit unreliable-it's beginning to look like Christmas in Rockwall. For one day, we can even experience snow on the square!

A healthy dose of holiday cheer comes to the community on Saturday, December 2, with a day-long celebration from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.

First on the agenda is the 48th annual Kiwanis Christmas parade, which starts at the Rockwall County Courthouse and winds through Old Town Rockwall for all to see and enjoy. This parade has been a fun family tradition in Rockwall for nearly 50 years and it's still going strong.

Next, the small town holiday spirit continues with the Hometown Christmas celebration in Historic Downtown Rockwall. Just a few of the day's activities include Christmas carolers, a puppet theater, pictures with Santa, bounce houses, and Christmas pet parade.

New this year are snow flurries on the San Jacinto Plaza and a snow tubing hill-and both offer endless opportunities for festive family photos. Last year thousands braved cold temperatures to enjoy this exciting annual event on the square.

The celebration wraps up with the 34th annual Christmas Tree Lighting on the lawn in front of City Hall (385 S. Goliad St.). This is a can't miss event that's complete with bounce houses, a photo opportunity with Santa, free Christmas cookies and hot chocolate bar-all as lively holiday music fills the air.

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