Mansfield sees in holiday season with tree lighting and 5K

November 27, 2018 by  

Mansfield is getting ready for the holiday season.

The first item on its schedule is this Friday, November 30 from 5:00 to 9:00 pm at Mansfield City Hall, 1200 East Broad Street. The Hometown Holidays Tree Lighting Festival is a free family-oriented event including games, entertainment, food, shopping, Santa and the traditional lighting of this year’s Christmas tree. The evening will end with fireworks.

Mansfield Kiwanis Club’s Fa La La 5k is the area’s annual fun run/walk. Early registrants will get their choice of T-shirt sizes, with each sporting the event’s graphic design. It will be on Saturday morning, December 1, starting at 9:00 am at Katherine Rose Memorial Park, 303 North Walnut Creek Drive.

Later that day, Music Place Mansfield will give a special music performance at noon that will begin the 2018 Hometown Holidays Parade. At 2:00 pm, a procession of over 20 floats will be interspersed with marching bands, walking units, dance teams, color guards and horses. Santa will be coming into town at the end of the parade.

Things wrap up that evening, when Grammy-nominated Crowder will head the annual MISD Benefit Concert. Also on the program will be students from the MISD choir. The concert will be at the Mansfield ISD Center for Performing Arts, 1110 W. Debbie Lane, starting at 8:00 pm.