Come Celebrate The Magic of Snowfest!
Featuring a new date, time and place, this holiday season Snowfest will be more spectacular than ever before.
The traditional celebration is set for Friday, Dec. 9 from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. at the City Hall complex and the scene will be transformed into a magical evening event that will be both memorable and merry.
Main attractions will be the Snow Hill, a tree lighting ceremony and the star of the show—Santa Claus! All residents are invited to take a thrilling ride and slide down the hill on an inner tube with family and friends. And, spectators will mark a special moment with the presentation of a 26-foot tree that will dazzle with hundreds of LED multi-colored lights. Festivities will also feature pictures with Santa (bring your present list and check it twice!), climbing walls, moonwalks, and food and craft vendors. Food booths cost $150 and craft booths are $100 with the donation of one item to be raffled off.
In honor of Missouri City’s community unity, participants can also donate unwrapped toys to Santa’s Exchange, a Fort Bend County nonprofit that assists families in need. The toy drive will provide Christmas gifts for hundreds of deserving children.
For more information and to submit applications for booths, residents and merchants can call Parks & Recreation Specialist Lauren Carrier at 281-403-8644.
After frolicking at Snowfest on Friday, residents can cheer on marchers in the annual Snowfest Parade on Saturday, Dec. 10 at 9 a.m. The two-mile procession will kick off at the corner of Murphy and Cartwright Roads and will showcase high-stepping entertainment from dancers, high school bands, floats and trailers decorated in holiday themes, and of course, Santa! Beginning at 8 a.m., Cartwright Road will be closed for the parade and will reopen shortly afterward. In year’s past a family festival commenced after the parade, but going forward it will now be replaced by the Friday evening event.
The deadline for entering this year’s parade is Monday, Dec. 5. To enter, return an entry form by the deadline to Recreation Specialist Kyle Frye, 1522 Texas Parkway, Missouri City, Texas, 77489; fax one to 281-403-4315, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. The registration forms can be picked up at the Community Center, 1522 Texas Parkway, or downloaded from the City’s website: click “Online Service Center” on the homepage.
Photo: Snow hill photo courtesy of Missouri City.