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NORTH TEXAS EVENTS
HOLIDAY  2014-2015

NOVEMBER

  November 1 - Whitewright
12th GRAND STREET FALL FESTIVAL...
Whitewright Area Chamber of Commerce presents a Fire-fighters Chili Cook-off, Family Fun Run, arts & crafts, food vendors, classic car show, live entertainment, kid’s activities and more. Historic Downtown, 9am-4pm. Also seeking merchandise, food & art vendors. (903) 364-2000. www.whitewright.org.

  November 15 - Hamilton
6th ANNUAL HOLIDAY MARKET...
Discover festive gift fair shopping, CASI-sanctioned chili cook-off, kid’s activities, book sale, vendors, bison burgers, door prizes & more at Fair Park’s pavilions (1007 Park Rd @ Alamo). RV parking available. Pottsville Extension Education Club provides proceeds to scholarships. Cook-off entries contact  bonniechism@gmail.com. Event/booth info: (254) 386-5259 or kwaggener@htcomp.net.

  November 24–December 31 - Cleburne - 
WHISTLE STOP CHRISTMAS...
Enjoy Hulen Park’s lighting ceremony with over 3 million lights, an historic steam engine, train whistle-blowing, lighted Christmas Parade, Santa in the Park, music, kid’s train rides & horse-drawn wagon rides. (817) 645-2455.  www.whistlestopchristmas.org. 1-888-5Cleburne. www.cleburnechamber.com. Also go to www.visitcleburne.com for hotel accommodations..

  November 28–30 - Elm Mott
HOMESTEAD FAIR…
The 26th annual festival of fine crafts & heirloom skills over Thanksgiving Weekend pro-vides fun for the whole family! Horse-drawn hayrides, homestead crafts, a restored 1760’s gristmill, family music, horse farming demos, homegrown foods, blacksmithing, woodworking, sheepdog work, pottery-making & more. Free admission. Fri & Sat 10am-9pm; Sun noon-5pm. www.HomesteadFair.com. (254) 754-9600.

DECEMBER

  December 5 - Denton
22nd ANNUAL HOLIDAY LIGHTING FESTIVAL...
Capture the spirit of the holidays on Denton’s Downtown Historic Courthouse Square. Sip wassail as you browse gift & specialty  shops and enjoy musical entertainers on the Square. Friday, 5:30pm-9:30pm. www.dentonholidaylighting.com. (888) 381-1818.

  December 6 - Clifton
NORWEGIAN COUNTRY CHRISTMAS TOUR...
“The Norwegian Capital of Texas” presents its tour of homes, history and art from 9am to 5pm. Evening events include dancers, carriage rides, caroling & shopping! Tickets: $10; children 12 & under $5. Come experience the warmth of Norwegian culture. Call 1-800-344-3720. www.cliftontexas.org. 

  December 5–6 - Granbury
31st ANNUAL “FOR GRANBURY A CANDLELIGHT TOUR”...
During this magical time, rich histories unfold as citizens open their private & historic homes! Also enjoy lights, carols, Christmas treats, carriage rides, and author signings of the Christmas Cookie Collection. Go to www.granburyacandlelighttour.com for early discounted tickets, or also visit www.facebook/granburyacandlelighttour.com.

  December 5 - Sherman
UNDER THE CHRISTMAS TREE …
Sherman Chamber of Commerce presents festivities to celebrate the holiday season, including a festive parade, the Snowflake Festival, and a grand tree lighting. For more info, go to website www.shermanchamber.us. 

  December 6 - Weatherford
CHRISTMAS ON THE SQUARE ...
Come home for Christmas on the Square, Saturday Dec 16, noon to 5pm. Enjoy the merriment of the season with carolers, craft and food vendors, children’s activities and, of course, Santa Claus. For information, call (888) 594-3801, or visit www.weatherford-chamber.com.

FEBRUARY

  February 28, 2015 - Gainesville
29th NORTH TEXAS FARM TOY SHOW...
View, buy, sell, trade farm toys of all kinds—trucks, custom toys, and other miscellaneous toys & parts. Held at the Gainesville Civic Center at 311 South Weaver. 9am-3pm. Contact Ed Pick, 504 CR300, Muenster, TX 76252. Admission: $2. (940) 759-2876.

  February 28–March 1 - Granbury
TEXAS INDEPENDENCE DAY CELEBRATION...
History comes alive with Texas musicians on the Square, wagon rides, re-enactors, Old Texas Parade, history fair, kid’s games, silent auction, Indians in teepees, artists, Heroes Roll Call, petting zoo & more. By Texas Heroes Foundation. teresa.texas@yahoo.com.

MARCH

  March 5–7 - Fort Worth
52nd ANNUAL FORT WORTH SHOW OF ANTIQUES & ART...
Over 150 exhibitors from across the U.S. with a fun mix of all styles, eras & price ranges of antiques, art & vintage. Thurs & Fri 9am-7pm; Sat 9am-5pm. Will Rogers Memorial Center, $8 admission; kids free. (817) 291-3952. Discount coupon at www.fortworthshow.com. Show news at www.go2antiques.blogspot.com or www.facebook.com/fortworthshow.

  March 14 - Dublin
ST. PATRICK’S CELEBRATION ...
“The Irish Capital of Texas” presents a festival of fun, including arts & crafts and food vendors, pageants, Shamrock Shuffle Run, parade, dog show, costume contest, gun show, roller derby, carnival, family-friendly entertainment & more! dublintxchamber@embarqmail.com. (254) 445-3422. www.dublintxchamber.com.

  March 21–22 - Granbury
37th GENERAL GRANBURY’S BIRTHDAY PARTY BEAN, BRISKET & RIB COOK-OFF...
Hosted around the downtown Historic Courthouse Square, celebrate the birthday of the town’s namesake with arts & crafts booths, bean-eating contest, outhouse races & entertainment. (817) 573-5299. www.granburysquare.com.

APRIL

  April 17–19 - Grandview-Cleburne - Maypearl - ANTIQUE ALLEY TEXAS 37 MILES OF SHOPPING ...  100’s of vendors galore covering 37 miles! Grandview also offers vendors & entertainment. No telling what treasures you will find along the way! 817-240-4948. www.AntiqueAlleyTexas.com.  v

 
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