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Continuing 35 years of holiday tradition, the City is preparing to host its annual Snowfest Festival, Santa Shuffle and Parade. The two-day celebration will kick-off with the Snowfest Festival on Friday, Dec. 7 in the City Hall Complex, 1522 Texas Pkwy. Pre- event entertainment featuring dance performances and an honor choir, will begin at 5:30 p.m.; a tree lighting ceremony and fireworks show will follow afterward. From 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., guests are invited to enjoy various event activities such as moonwalks, photos with Santa, the famous three-lane snow hill, wandering performers and more.
Event parking is available at Thurgood Marshall High School, 1220 Buffalo Run Blvd. and FREE event shuttles will be running throughout the event.
To support area families in need this holiday season, the Police Department is coordinating the annual Blue Santa Toy Drive and will be onsite to collect unwrapped toys. All donations may be dropped off by the Christmas tree.
Then on Saturday, Dec. 8 staff will host the annual Snowfest Shuffle at 8:15 a.m. at theRecreation & Tennis Center, 2701 Cypress Point Dr. Runners of all levels and ages are invited to participate. To enter, runners must donate an unwrapped toy for the Blue Santa Toy Drive; the race will end at the Recreation & Tennis Center where participants will enjoy a special celebration.
Following the Shuffle, the Snowfest Parade will begin at 9 a.m. at Public Safety Headquarters located at 3849 Cartwright Rd. The two-mile long convoy will feature floats decorated in holiday themes, various organizations on foot and a special appearance by Santa. To register for the parade, email email@example.com; registration deadline is Dec. 3. Roads will close at 7:30 a.m. along the route.
Volunteer opportunities are available. Residents who would like to join the Municipal Volunteer Program may email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 281.403.8530.
In addition to the initiative above, the Parks & Recreation Department has a full program agenda that is fun for all ages.
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Volunteer opportunities are available for many of the events listed above. Residents who would like to join the Municipal Volunteer Program may email email@example.com or call 281.403.8500.
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