Looking for some great ideas for holiday weekend getaways in Texas? We’d like to suggest that you head on over to Canton for the Festival of Trees. This yearly fundraiser event benefits the Canton Texas Chamber of Commerce and is a great way to get in the Christmas spirit.
A Weekend Getaway Holiday Festival
The festival kicks off this year on Friday, November 17th with an opening extravaganza that will start at 4 pm. Come stroll through the decorated holiday trees and the decked-out museum while listening to Christmas carols. The evening will be capped off with the Main Street Tree Lighting, held on the square at 7 pm.
Home for the Holidays is the theme this year, and you can add your Christmas spirit by decorating and donating your own artificial tree. A prize will be awarded to the individual or business with the best tree, and trophies will be award to the tree creators that take first, second, and third place.
Each of these beautiful and unique trees will be sold in a silent auction that begins during the opening extravaganza, and will run for three weeks. Bids can be placed in the Plaza Museum (Chamber Office).
The Festivities Don’t Stop There
The Festival of Trees doesn’t officially end until the annual Lighted Christmas Parade makes its way through town. Hosted this year by the Canton Texas Chamber of Commerce, the route will start at Canton Junior High and end at the courthouse. Floats will begin lining up Thursday, December 14th at 5:30 pm, and the parade will begin an hour later at 6:30 pm.
If you want to submit a float to this year’s parade, you’ll need to contact Laura Mendoza. She’s at the Canton Texas Chamber of Commerce, and can be reached by phone at 903.567.2991.
Canton is Your Home for Holiday Weekend Getaways in Texas
We absolutely love this time of year, and it shows. The Festival of Trees is just one of the Christmas events that happens in and around Canton. It’s a ton of fun, whether you’re a local or looking to do a little traveling for the holidays.
So hop on over, take a load off, and get in the Christmas spirit without having to lift a finger to decorate. Maybe by the end of your retreat you’ll be ready to go home and tackle your own Christmas to-do list.
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