Special to the Review
The Athens Review
Plans are in full swing for the annual lighted Christmas Parade, Christmas Around the Square, sponsored by the City of Athens.
The lighted Christmas Parade will kick off at 6:30 p.m. in downtown Athens on Saturday, Dec. 1. This year, the parade will feature a live remote with prizes and tickets given away by KCKL 95.9.
Parade winners will be announced downtown at Ginger's Park, 30 minutes after the parade, and the Grand Prize winner will receive $500, sponsored by Republic Services, formerly Allied Waste Services.
The fun doesn't end yet. Stick around for the After-Parade Party, sponsored by local churches for food, games and a petting zoo that will take place around the square in downtown Athens.
The Athens Central Business Association is sponsoring a free Movie in Ginger's Park that will begin at 8:30 p.m.
Come early for Holiday on the Square, sponsored by the Light Up Athens committee, that will take place downtown on the Courthouse Square from 4 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., and will feature a Holiday Market, story-time, arts and crafts for children, visits with Santa, and the lighting of the Christmas Tree.
Bring the entire family, and join the crowd downtown for Christmas Around the Square.
For more information, including a parade entry form, please contact City Hall at 675-5131, or visit www.AthensTexas.us.