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Rockwall Christmas tree lighting, parade this week

ROCKWALL – The Christmas season kicks off this week in Rockwall with the City’s annual Christmas tree lighting ceremony Dec. 1 at 7 pm at City Hall, followed by the Kiwanis 412nd annual Christmas parade on the Square in Old Town Rockwall, Dec. 3, at 9 am.

The Christmas tree lighting includes music, free hot chocolate, coffee and cookies; free craft-making for children, plus a visit from Santa Claus.

This year’s parade theme is “My Favorite Christmas Movie.” It begins at the intersection of Caruth Ln & N. Goliad (Hwy. 205) and travels south on Goliad to the Downtown Square. Last year’s parade lasted over one hour and featured numerous floats, bands and fun. An open-air Christmas market will continue on the Square through 2 pm, with free beverages and homemade goods and crafts for sale.

The City will also host a Breakfast With Santa for Rockwall families, Dec. 10, 9-11 am, at the Center at City Place, featuring pancakes, bacon, orange juice and candy canes for $10-15. Bring your cameras for photos.

For information about the Christmas tree lighting and Breakfast, visit www.rockwall.com.

For info about the Parade, see www.rockwallkiwanis.org/2011-christmas-parade or www.mainstreet.rockwall.com.

By J.J. Smith, Publisher

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