News Flash


Posted on: November 16, 2018


Image of Parker County's 32 foot tall Christmas Tree

Parker County’s 32 foot tall Christmas tree will be back in the parking lot, off York Avenue adjacent to the square.

   The 2018 Celebration of Lights and lighting of the tree will take place from 5 to 9 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 24th, weather permitting. Christmas carols will be played ringing in the Christmas season. The actual tree lighting will take place at 7 p.m. Photos with Santa will be available throughout the event.

   “After discussions with our contractor, we do expect the work around the courthouse to be done to the point that there will no longer be scaffolding around the courthouse by Thanksgiving,” County Judge Pat Deen said. “With the scaffolding gone, the Courthouse will be a wonderful back drop for this year’s Christmas scene on York Street.”

   Parker County Judge Pat Deen said the county is working with the Weatherford Downtown Business Alliance (WDBATX), the City of Weatherford, Weatherford Chamber of Commerce and the County’s Courthouse Christmas Committee on this year’s project.

   “Saturday, Nov. 24 is going to incredible,” said WDBATX President Michelle Kennedy. “We will have bounce houses, carriage rides, live music and they say even a slight chance of snow!”

    Debra Wakeland Main Street Director for the City of Weatherford said she is thrilled to continue with the tradition of Christmas downtown and looks forward to this year’s scene which will offer even more than last year.

   “The downtown business association has done a great job in helping to design this year’s Christmas display,” she said. “And Parker County has been phenomenal in doing the work and providing the Nativity Scene, Tree Forest for Angels and other components to make this year’s display shine.”

   Parker County’s Courthouse Christmas is a tradition that was re-started in 2013.

   Local donations from the community made the purchase of the tree and decorations possible.

   In subsequent years the number of lights and decorations has grown, making the courthouse a beacon of Christmas spirit that brought hundreds of people to the downtown square.

   Plans are to return the tree and decorations back to the Courthouse lawn next year. Donations for this year’s event were provided by SouthWest Ford, Jerry’s Chevrolet, Eggleston King LLP and Imperial Construction.

   “We are grateful to all those who assisted with donations, not only for this year’s event but to those who have made donations in the past,” Deen said. “We have a very giving community and we are blessed to be a part of it. It reminds us of what the true meaning of Christmas is and makes us proud to call Parker County our home.”



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