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Spectacular ‘Christmas in Heritage Park’ Open Saturdays Nov. 24 and Dec. 1

Co-Event Chairs Barbara Hudson and Carlie Penson are also members of the Hopkins County Historical Society which hosts Christmas in the Park annually. They brought a sample plate of homemade goodies which are part of the hospitality that’s a trademark of this holiday event.

Christmas in Heritage Park 2018
Saturday, November 24th & Saturday, December 1st: 5:30 to 8:30 PM         416 N. Jackson Street, Sulphur Springs, Texas 

Each year we open the Historical Park to visitors of our Christmas in the Park. The event begins at sunset and last for three hours. While in the park, visitors can enjoy a spectacle of lights, strolling carolers, musicians, a nativity scene and Santa Claus. Free hot cocoa, coffee, punch, cookies and other goodies are served in various building o the grounds. Most of the historic buildings will be open, with volunteers dressed in period costumes to help give the feeling so stepping into the past. Some will also be strolling carolers. The festival will run from 5:30 til 8:30 pm each of the two Saturdays.  The $3 admission ticket is eligible for one of our many door prizes to be given away, compliments of local business owners.

The blacksmith shop is alive with the glow of metal and the sparks of burning coal as the blacksmith demonstrates his trade. The general store is filled with turn of the century items and is warmed by a wood stove to warm chilly visitors. Christmas decorations, some handmade, will be for sale there. The Vaden Cabin, a cozy one room log house is warmed by a fireplace where children can enjoy roasting marshmallows. The chapel will beckon with the sounds of live Christmas music featuring Alina Tatum Sanders with a sing-a-long of Christmas Carols.  Also the FUMC Handbell Choir will perform. The Atkins House has a beautifully decorated Christmas tree with hostesses serving punch and cookies. There, visitors can hear a dulcimer and violins playing Christmas music. In the Smith Greg House the children can tell Santa what they want him to bring them, and enjoy a drink of hot cocoa. Peanuts and popcorn are also available at the railroad building. This year’s General Store is fully stocked with Christmas ornaments and old-fashioned trinkets and gifts with old-fashioned prices. The volunteers echo, “Come join in the fun as you step back in time to enjoy the start of your Christmas season”! 

Volunteers are always needed and welcomed at Heritage Park and Museum. If you would like to become a volunteer,  leave your name and number when you call 903-885-2387.

Author: Enola Gay

Has enjoyed working for KSST since 1989. Hosts the Good Morning Show with Enola Gay on weekday mornings from 6-9am, so 'start your day with Enola Gay'! Guest interviews during the Morning Show can also be seen in playback on Cable Channel 18 TV. Along with local country music fan Benny Potter, co-produces 1230 West, a Country and Western Swing radio show which airs weekly on Saturdays from 7-8am and repeats on Thursdays from 7-8pm. Also writes "At the Corral Gate", a column appearing weekly in The Millennium Shopper and in the Lifestyles section of

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