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Downtown Christmas Tree Lighting Event Saturday

Several festivities begin at 4:00 pm, Santa and Mrs. Claus will be present to hear all the items on children’s Christmas list this season, and the live reindeer will accompany them. Opportunities for photos with Santa, Mrs. Claus, and the reindeer will be available.
Popcorn and hot cocoa will be available on the East side of the plaza for a nominal fee that helps continue Main Street downtown improvements. The students from Chisum High School will be volunteering to assist the Main Street Advisory Board in selling the items.

This year, the tree will find a new home in a city park after the holidays.

The downtown Christmas tree countdown will begin at 6:00 pm, followed by area choirs and local vocalist musical performances. The Paris Community Choir, under the direction of Ms. Alaina Downing, and the combined Paris High School and Junior High Choirs, under Ms. Lindsay McCarter, will be sharing their talents with those in attendance. They will be singing on the north steps of the JJ Culbertson fountain shortly after the tree lighting. Also singing are local vocalists Shannon Jones and Grant Taylor.

“It is a great time to bring the family downtown,” says Cheri Bedford, Paris Main Street Coordinator. Several of the restaurants and downtown shops will be open at later hours for dining and shopping needs before and after the lighting of the Christmas Tree. So bring the family and enjoy this fun community gathering.

For more information, please get in touch with Cheri Bedford at 903-784-9293 or email