Historical Society’s ‘Christmas in the Park’ captures holiday spirit
Celebration of the season set for Nov. 26, Dec. 2
Bruce Alsobrook | News-Telegram Editor

Nov. 20, 2005 -- For some, the spirit of Christmas just means it's a good time to boost their profit margins.

That doesn't apply to the Hopkins County Historical Society, and there's no better proof than their upcoming "Christmas in the Park" celebration, now in its fourth year.

Some holiday gatherings may be flashier and most will certainly be more commercial, but few do as good a job of capturing the celebration of the season.

The annual get-together, scheduled for next Saturday with an encore on Friday, Dec. 2, at the Historical Society's Heritage Park, celebrates Christmas the old-fashioned way.

"Christmas in the Park" commemorates the sights, sounds and scents that bring back memories of happy holidays past — the park's historical homes and buildings decked out in festive Christmas lights, the comforting aroma of hot apple cider and hot cocoa wafting in the air, and tempting morsels of sweet, delectable holiday treats beckoning to taste buds. There will be live music in the park all evening, and Santa is scheduled to drop by to visit with the kids.

There also will be a gentle reminder of the true meaning of Christmas: A live Nativity scene.

"Christmas in the Park" will be held from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 26, and Friday, Dec. 2. at Heritage Park, 416 North Jackson St., at the intersection of East Houston and Jackson streets. Admission is $2 for adults, but there is no charge for children under the age of 12.

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