Frost Fest and Christmas Parade of Lights in Palestine 2017

Frost Fest

Christmas is right around the corner, and Palestine is getting ready to celebrate with Frost Fest and the Christmas Parade of Lights. Frost Fest takes place on Dec. 1–2 in downtown Palestine, and the festival ends with the Christmas Parade of Lights. Stick around after the parade for a short holiday film.

What is this Frost Fest, you ask? Well, you could sum it up by saying it’s the most exciting part of December except for Christmas. Don’t think that’s possible? Check this out.

All the Goodies You Can Eat

So, you like food, huh? Who doesn’t? You can take that appreciation of food to a whole new level on Dec. 1 at Frost Fest. That’s when there will be the Historic Taste and Talk Walk. This is seriously one of the best parts of living in Palestine. You’ll go on a guided tour, which is part history lesson, part foodie paradise. You’ll learn a lot and stop at various restaurants along the way.

Snowy Fun

OK, Palestine isn’t known for its snow. You have to go farther north to see the white stuff. Well, maybe you don’t. Just come to Frost Fest and play in the freshly blown snow. The family can have snowball fights, make snowmen (or snowwomen), and create snow angels. If your little ones have never seen the snow, you don’t want to miss out. They will be in awe. You might be in awe too. It’s magical.

The Beverages

Two beverages stand out during Frost Fest. First, there’s Wassail. This spiced apple cider drink is sold hot, and it’ll be available at different restaurants.

Do you like your cider a little… harder? Then you’ll love the beer garden. Christmas tunes will be playing in the garden, so you can stay in the Christmas spirit while sipping a cold brew.

Santa Will Be There

What’s a Christmas event without Santa? The big guy will be making an appearance to read some stories to the kids. It’ll be nice for the kids to interact with Santa without just telling him what they want. Don’t be surprised if your little one manages to slip a gift order or two in there though. Kids seem to have a way of doing that.

The Parade of Lights

The Parade of Lights is absolutely amazing. You’ll watch lighted floats and bands make their way through Palestine. Then, the lights will go on at the Anderson County Courthouse. In case that isn’t enough, Santa will take a spot by the lighted tree, ready to interact with the good boys and girls of Palestine. Then, your kids can give him their gift orders.

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