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July 11, 2013

12 Days of Christmas in July events to kick off in Palestine next week

PALESTINE — Santa will spread “summer” holiday cheer when he arrives next week in Palestine for the Christmas in July celebration.  

The Christmas in July celebration will be 12 days of food, shopping, fun and holiday preparations.

The festivities will kickoff with two celebrity design experts from Dallas and Houston. Stephen Dankesreiter, Creative Director of Polly Dupont, and Melissa Snow, Melissa Snow Designs, will share their holiday trends for 2013 on Thursday, July 18.

Polly DuPont was named the Best Tabletop and Kitchen Accessories store in the September/October 2012 issue of D Magazine. The Dallas-based store has been in business since 1946 and carries more than 400 patterns of formal and fine china.

During the 12 days, a variety of activities and entertainment will be available including holiday shopping on Palestine Main Street, “Women who Wine for Holiday Food & Wine” at Red Fire Grille and a “Hawaiian Christmas” for children at O’Sweet Pea.

“Main Street focuses on our history and traditions, but we keep an eye on the future,” said Laura Westgate, Palestine Main Street Manager. “With that in mind, we have partnered with local artists to create a Pop-Up Art Gallery on West Oak (Street). This gallery will be open July 26 to July 28 only and will feature work from local and regional artists, in a mix of mediums and styles.”

Santa will arrive for his summer daycation at Splash Park on July 28 and the City of Palestine will unveil the 2013 holiday schedule on July 29 on the historic, courthouse square.

“We are excited to unveil our 2013 holiday theme and schedule in July,” said Breezy Lake-Wolfe, City of Palestine Marketing Director. “Visiting Palestine with the family is special any time of the year, but without a doubt the weeks between Thanksgiving and New Years are magical.”

The 12 Days of Christmas in July events will include:

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