The City of Midlothian Parks and Recreation Department has planned a magical lineup of activities to celebrate the holidays.
These events are free and open to the public thanks to our sponsors, Ash Grove Cement Plant, Methodist Midlothian Medical Center, Texas Ace Heating & Air, Texas Institute of Oral and Facial Implant Surgery, and Speedy Electric & A/C.
The annual Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony kicks off the season on Friday, December 1, 6 p.m., at Downtown Heritage Park, 234 N. 8th Street. A great gathering to get into the spirit of the season, it will feature a reading of the Christmas story by Mayor Justin Coffman and the lighting of the City’s glorious, 30-foot-tall evergreen.
Annual Christmas Celebration will take place on Saturday, December 2, from 1 to 4 p.m. at Midlothian Community Park, 3601 S. 14th Street. Festivities will feature a Santa’s Village, including selfies with Santa and Mrs. Claus, a Letters-to-Santa station, take-and-make crafts, free face painting and balloon art. An arts-n-crafts market will showcase local vendors and food will also be available for purchase. Manna House will also be collecting toys to distribute to children in our community, so be sure to bring a new, unwrapped toy, stuffed animal, or child-size pajamas. Registration for vendors closed on Nov. 24.
The “Believe” Light-Up Parade will step off at 6 p.m. on Saturday, December 2, from Community Park and travel north on S. 14th Street to Mt. Zion Road. Registration for parade entries closed on Mon., Nov. 27.
A free showing of the 2018 animated film, Dr. Seuss’ “The Grinch” happens on Friday, December 8, 6:30 p.m., at Community Park. This event includes free burger boxes from In-n-Out Burger while supplies last. Moviegoers should bring chairs and blankets for lawn seating.