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It’s the most wonderful time of the year, and Frost wants to help you capture the moment to make it last. Avoid the hustle and bustle this holiday season when you step into Southlake's Frost Bank for photos with Santa on December 14, 2013 from 10am - 1pm. Guests can enjoy holiday cookies and drinks next to the Christmas tree while they await their chance to cozy up to the big guy in red. Set among the twinkling lights, Santa will start his gift-giving early this season when he presents children with candy canes and complimentary framed photos. Frost Bank Southlake is conveniently located at 641 East Southlake Blvd.
Apex Arts League is proud to bring back the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra Brass Ensemble with a “Holiday Brass” concert at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday December 17 at White's Chapel United Methodist Church in Southlake. Tickets at the door are $10 for adults and $5 for Apex members, seniors and students.
Nothing stirs the warmth and spirit of the holiday season like music. This concert will be performed by a full brass choir, including trumpets, horns, trombones, tuba and percussion. The concert, under the direction of Fort Worth Symphony Music Director Miguel Harth-Bedoya, will feature a variety of festive music, including traditional holiday melodies all played with the blend of virtuosity and brilliance that are to unique the brass sound.
Make your plans now to visit Grapevine, the number one festivals and events destination in Texas, in 2014. With annual festivals and events happening nearly every month, this is the perfect year to visit Grapevine and experience events that celebrate wine, family-fun, chocolate, history, a vintage railroad and more! Officially recognized as a World Festival & Events City by the International Festival & Events Association, Grapevine welcomed more than one and a half million visitors to the city’s festivals and special events in 2013. So, mark your calendars now and find out why everyone’s coming to Grapevine in 2014!
The Colleyville Lions Club rounds out the holiday offerings with their traditional Breakfast with Santa event on Saturday, December 7, 2013, from 7:00am to 11:00am at Colleyville Center.
One of the most popular holiday traditions in Colleyville, Breakfast with Santa offers $5 photos with Santa, holiday carols, and free Santa hats and balloons for the children. Advance tickets are $8 for a family; $10 at the door.
Due to new and pending construction in The Village, this year's event returns to Colleyville Center, 5301 Riverwalk Drive. The event features holiday crafts for children, plus favorite seasonal games, including Santa's Toy Toss, Top A Snowman, Snowball Fight, Ring! Ring! Rudolph!, Penguin Fish Fling, and the Lollipop Throw. Activities such as Zorb Ball Racing and a holiday zip line will return, along with many new winter wonders.
For the “Mayor for a Day” essay contest winner, a day as the city’s “mayor” is the beginning of an unforgettable year. The honorary mayor will begin her or his official duties by escorting Santa to Holly Colley Holiday aboard a vintage fire truck on Friday, December 6th. The student will serve as honorary mayor on Tuesday, December 17th, touring city facilities and co-presiding with Mayor David Kelly at the City Council meeting. Additional activities will be scheduled throughout the year, according to the student’s availability.
Kids, write your letter to Santa and get a response back from the North Pole! Please be sure to include your return address so Santa can mail you a response. Letters should be in the mailboxes no later than December 18, 2013 to ensure a response. Letters may be mailed from any of the following locations:
- Liberty Plaza, One Liberty Park Plaza (near Torian Cabin on Main Street)
- Cotton Belt Depot, 707 South Main Street
- Community Activities Center, 1175 Municipal Way
Days/Dates: Friday, November 29 - Thursday, December 19
To email a letter to Santa, please send to firstname.lastname@example.org.