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Santa arrives in Floresville Dec. 3 to hear Christmas wishes, as the city hosted a lighted Christmas parade, vendor market, and Olde Time Christmas Night. FELIPE SALAZAR/Photographer, www.Flickr.com/sal2182000
Communities in the Wilson County News coverage area welcomed the holidays in style Dec. 3 with various events — from Christmas parades in Floresville and Elmendorf to Christmas markets and tree-lighting events in La Vernia and St. Hedwig.
Kids enjoy the manufactured “snow” around the tree Dec. 3, as families enjoy La Vernia’s 29th annual “Spirit of Christmas” tree-lighting in the La Vernia City Park. N. KILBEY-SMITH/Wilson County News
Santa waits to hear Christmas wishes Dec. 3 at St. Hedwig City Hall, after watching the city switch on the Christmas tree lights in the city park. PASCALLE BIPPERT/Contributor COURTESY/George Dziuk Jr.
Aleena Robertson, 3, is ready for Santa Dec. 3 in her pajamas and slippers, as she waits for the Floresville lighted Christmas parade to deliver the jolly elf to downtown Floresville. FELIPE SALAZAR/Photographer, www.Flickr.com/sal2182000
Classic and vintage vehicles enter the parade route Dec. 3, as the Elmendorf Christmas Parade begins.
Kids rush to play in the “snow” around the Christmas tree Dec. 3, as the city of La Vernia prepares for its 29th annual “Spirit of Christmas” tree-lighting event in the city park. COURTESY/Lynette Gray
Kids wave to the crowd Dec. 3 from the Elmendorf Community Library float, inviting folks to follow them to the Elmendorf City Park for more fun and free food. COURTESY/George Dziuk Jr.
One float creatively reflects the parade theme, “A Griswold Christmas — Festive and Bright,” Dec. 3, during Floresville’s parade to welcome the holidays. FELIPE SALAZAR/Photographer, www.Flickr.com/sal2182000
St. Hedwig residents gather in the city park Dec. 3 to enjoy cocoa and cookies as they admire the lights twinkling on the tree, at the city’s inaugural tree-lighting event. PASCALLE BIPPERT/Contributor