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December 6, 2013

Weather conditions cause some changes in weekend holiday event lineup


Old Man Winter is wreaking havoc on Palestine's Christmas events this weekend.

While the City of Palestine and the Palestine Area Chamber of Commerce have scheduled a festive first weekend in December including the 2nd Annual Frost Fest, some of the events have been rescheduled due to the possibility of inclement weather and many others are still on tap.

The Frost Fest's Frosty Family Flix will still be held tonight in downtown Palestine, according to Chamber Executive Director Marc Mitchell.

“We have moved the holiday movie 'Arthur's Christmas' scheduled for 6 p.m. (today) to the Farmer's Market Pavilion on Spring Street,” Mitchell said. “People are encouraged to bring lawn chairs and blankets as it will be very cold. We will have complimentary refreshments.”

The City of Palestine is set to make a decision today on whether to hold the annual Christmas Parade of Lights on Saturday. See Saturday's Herald-Press print and online editions and the Herald-Press Facebook page for up-to-date information on the parade.

The city still plans to hold its “Christmas in Toyland” Breakfast with Santa event from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the Palestine Civic Center.

Still on tap for Saturday's Frost Fest include the “Freeze Your Buns” 5K starting at 9 a.m.; the “Hearth & Tinsel” Tour of Homes from 3 to 6 p.m. by trolley; and trolley rides to various points in the city.

“We will have the ice skating rink open Saturday and Sunday (10 a.m. to 5 p.m.) in the downtown area depending on the weather,” Mitchell said. “If it's raining, the rink will not be open.”

Fortunately, the frosty weather works perfectly for the “Freeze Your Buns” 5K.

“It appears that it's going to be a frosty morning so the title of the race is appropriate this year,” Mitchell joked.

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