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From a night parade to twinkling lights across town, the city of Pearsall is hoping to bring back Christmas cheer during its holiday event on Friday, December 10.
“I am very excited and looking forward to seeing you all there,” Mayor Ben Briscoe said about the annual event, “as we fellowship and celebrate our community, and the reason for the season.”
Kicking off the festivities, the city has asked businesses and homeowners to enter the decorating contest for cash prizes.
For the second year in a row, the city is incorporating some Hispanic culture and hosting a tamalada contest. The first-place winner will receive $1,000; second place $500; and third place $250.
Residents can line downtown Pearsall along Oak Street to see the Charlie Brown-themed lighted Christmas Parade on Friday, December 6. This year John Paul ‘JP’ Gonzales, Pearsall resident who recently earned stardom as the runner-up in the national television show “Ultimate Cowboy Showdown,” will lead the parade.
Following the parade, a festival will be held at City Hall that includes lighting of the Christmas tree, jumping castles, a Christmas movie, games, hot chocolate, food and craft vendors and pictures with Santa.
The deadline to enter contests and the parade Friday, December 3. Applications can be picked up from City Hall or by calling Bianca Ortiz at (830) 334-4160.
Complete rules for the contests can be found on the city’s Facebook page.