Christmas Tree Lighting and more scheduled

The 39th Annual Christmas Tree Lighting, presented by the Rockwall Parks and Recreation Department and the Rockwall Women’s League, is scheduled Dec. 3.

Herald-Banner Staff Report

With this week’s low temperatures, it certainly feels like Christmas outside, and multiple Yuletide events are scheduled across Rockwall County in the next few weeks.

The 39th Annual Christmas Tree Lighting, presented by the Rockwall Parks and Recreation Department and the Rockwall Women’s League, is scheduled from 6-8 p.m. Dec. 3 on the lawn in front of Rockwall City Hall. There will be Christmas-themed crafts, hot chocolate and holiday cookies, along with live holiday music performed by the Steve Story Band and an appearance by Santa Claus. Additional information is available at playrockwall.com

The Royse City Christmas Tree Lighting and Concert will be on Nov. 29 at 6 p.m. at Cookston Court, 111 E. Main Street. The Rockin’ Around The Christmas Tree Parade of Lights is set for 6:30 p.m. Dec. 10 in downtown Royse City. Royse City First United Methodist Church Pastor Chris Emerson is serving as grand marshal, while Bonnie Hannon was selected as this year’s Hometown Hero for the parade.

Entry categories for the parade include floats/truck or trailer, motorized vehicles, motorcycle/ATV, marching bands, dance/cheer groups and more. All parade entries must be lighted with Christmas themed lights and have some type of Christmas decorations and a Christmas theme.

Main Street parking will close at 3:30 p.m. on the parade day.

All entries are due by Friday, Dec. 2. Additional information is available at www.roysecity.co.

Christmas in Heath, A Hometown Tradition, is scheduled 5:30-8:30 p.m. Dec. 3 at Towne Center Park in Heath. The Christmas tree lighting ceremony is at 6 p.m. and will feature the Rockwall Heath High School Jazz Band, followed by performances by the Amy Parks, Pullen and Linda Lyon Honor Choirs throughout the evening.

There will also be complementary cocoa, fresh-made donuts and homemade cookies baked and wrapped by National Charity League, Lakeside League boys team charity and First United Methodist Church of Heath members, an array of food trucks, miniature train rides, children’s activities, and, of course, photos and candy canes with Santa Claus and two of his reindeers.

The Christmas red and white trolley buses will provide free shuttles to and from Tom Thumb between 5-9 p.m. Additional information is available at www.heathtx.com.

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