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December 5, 2011

Full holiday calendar this week

GREENVILLE — The upcoming holiday calendar is full of activities, including four Christmas parades, a nostalgic walking tour of a historic Greenville neighborhood, wagon rides and more.

Through January 14

— Winter Wonderland, the Audie Murphy/American Cotton Museum’s Christmas exhibit, is open during regular Museum hours.


— A Mercy Me Christmas, a Mercy Me concert with special guest Bebo Norman, starts at 7 p.m. at Municipal Auditorium, 2821 Washington Street in Greenville. Cost is $25 general admission, a portion of the proceeds benefiting IMAGINE A CURE. Tickets are available at Chick-Fil-A and CiCi’s Pizza in Greenville or online at


— Entries for the annual Commerce Christmas Parade are asked to line up at Farmer’s Market, beginning at 6 p.m., judging is at 6:30 and the parade begins at 7 p.m. The parade route is from Bonham Alley to Park, right to Main, right to Washington, left to Live Oak, right on Live Oak, left on Monroe and right on Stonewall to the parking lot at the new alumni center. After the parade, there will be activities at the Winter Wonderland festival at the Morris Rec Center.


— The Trombonium Sinfonium Christmas concert is scheduled at 7 p.m. at the First Baptist Church, 103 S. Preston in Wolfe City, with refreshments following. The free event is sponsored by Friends of the Wolfe City Public Library.


— The annual “Christmas On Park Street” horse drawn wagon rides will run between 6 and 9 p.m. Friday and Saturday and again December 16-17. The rides offer a leisurely tour of one of the city’s most elaborately lighted areas. The rides start from the parking lot of Park Street Baptist Church. Tickets are $8 per person, include a Christmas snack and hot chocolate and a lap child can ride free.

— The City of Quinlan Christmas Tree lighting ceremony, “A Christmas Carol Spectacular”, sponsored by Quinlan Independent School District and the Lake Tawakoni Regional Chamber of Commerce, is scheduled at 6:30 p.m. at the former QISD administration building 301 East Main Street.

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