Thousands of southern Denton County residents will spend some of their weekend at some big local Christmas events.
Olde Time Christmas in Bartonville
Santa Claus is heading to Bartonville on Saturday evening for the town’s Olde Time Christmas celebration. Lots of kid-friendly activities are planned for the event, including the North Pole Kids Train, carriage rides and face painting. There will also be live music by The Poor Kings, live reindeer and vendors selling Christmas gifts. The event will run from 5-9 p.m. at Bartonville Town Center, 2650 FM 407.
The town will be accepting food donations at the event for Mission Moms, benefiting children in Denton ISD. Suggested donations include a boxed dessert, boxes of cornbread and stuffing, cans of green beans and corn and a large box of mashed potatoes.
Reindeer Romp in Denton
If you missed a Turkey Trot around Thanksgiving, you may be interested in the Reindeer Romp in far south Denton on Friday night.
Take a 4.2-mile run or 2.5-mile walk through the Forrestridge neighborhood and see the Christmas lights and decorations. Click here for more information and to register.
The town will have a free Holiday Fun Zone (weather permitting) for kids during the Reindeer Romp from 7-8:30 p.m., and it will include a giant bounce house, face painting and crafts.
Flower Mound’s 28th Annual Christmas Parade and Tree Lighting Ceremony
The town of Flower Mound will celebrate “Christmas Around the World” with its 28th annual Christmas Parade from 6-9 p.m. Saturday.
Lighted floats will parade down Spinks Road to Gerault Park, where there will be a tree lighting ceremony with choir performances, pictures with Santa Claus, kids’ activities, local vendors, food trucks and more.
During the parade, the Flower Mound Summit Club will be accepting canned good donations along the parade route to benefit Christian Community Action. For more information, click here or call 972-874-6276.