Christmas on the Square brings holiday festivities downtown

The lighting of the H-E-B Christmas tree will kick off the event
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VICTORIA, Texas – You are invited to ring in the holiday season with Christmas on the Square, hosted by the City of Victoria Parks & Recreation and the Victoria Main Street Program. Christmas on the Square is an evening of festive events and activities in historic downtown Victoria.

The lighting of the H-E-B Christmas Tree will kick off the event

The lighting of the H-E-B Christmas Tree, a 30-foot animated tree, will kick off the event on Dec. 3 at 5:30 p.m. The Christmas Tree returns for its second year with an expanded set list that includes:

  • “Carol of the Bells,”
  • “Deck the Halls,”
  • “Frosty the Snowman,”
  • “Silver Bells,”
  • “Silent Night”
  • and “Linus and Lucy.”

The ceremony will be live-streamed on the City of Victoria’s Facebook

[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4vrOOPbpfMY]

Residents can then explore a winter wonderland of downtown activities

Residents can then explore a winter wonderland of downtown activities, including:

  • food and artisan vendors,
  • cookies and cocoa,
  • winter-themed inflatables,
  • a petting zoo,
  • live entertainment
  • and pictures with Santa at City Hall.

Several businesses will be open late during the event.

You will have the chance to take a hay-ride down Townsquare Media’s O Christmas Tree Lane and Main Street between One O’Connor Plaza and City Hall. Local nonprofits will decorate artificial trees, which will line down the street.

DeLeon Plaza will have new holiday decor sponsored by local businesses. Free Art Victoria will also paint windows in the area.

String lighting will wrap around DeLeon Plaza’s trees for the event. According to Danielle Williams, director of the Victoria Main Street Program, this popular decoration was previously removed due to squirrels biting through the wiring. The new and more durable lighting will now remain on display year-round.

Handicapped-accessible parking will be available in the Victoria County Bridge Street Annex parking lot along the sidewalk facing Forrest Street.

You can find a list of Christmas-themed events downtown this year by visiting www.christmasindowntownvictoria.org. You can also learn how to sponsor the tree by visiting their website. To find more information about Christmas on the Square, you can also contact Parks and Recreation at 361-485-3200.