Christmas on the Square creates festive family fun

A warm glow is cast over DeLeon Plaza as the Christmas lights on the trees and county courthouse help put Christmas on the Square goers in this 2014 file photo.

VICTORIA

Nov. 29 - Peaches and Tortilla Christmas event

Peaches and Tortilla, 503 W. Stayton Ave., 11 a.m.-5 p.m.

Find joy and celebrate the magic of Christmas at Peaches and Tortilla's Christmas event. There will be photos with Santa, gingerbread cookie kits, a women-owned businesses pop-up and more. People must book photos with Santa in advance by messaging 361-649-0262

Dec. 1 - Royal Opera House Screening of "Macbeth"

Victoria College Leo J. Welder Center, 214 N. Main St., 6 p.m.

Dec. 3 - Holiday Artisans Market

Museum of the Coastal Bend, 2200 E. Red River St., 11 a.m.-6 p.m.

Dec. 4 - Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony

DeLeon Plaza, 6 p.m.

The Victoria Main Street Program is hosting a Christmas tree lighting ceremony for the new 30-foot, animated, pre-lit Christmas tree that will come to life with lights and holiday music at night. It will be a hybrid event, meaning residents can attend in-person or watch as the ceremony is broadcast live on Facebook from the Victoria Main Street Program's Facebook page.

Dec. 5 - Annual Lighted Reverse Christmas Parade and fireworks show

Riverside Park, 532 McCright Drive, 6-9 p.m.

Victoria Parks and Recreation is hosting the annual Lighted Christmas Parade as a reverse parade this year because of the coronavirus pandemic. The reverse parade will take place from 6-9 p.m. at Riverside Park. Attendees will drive through the park to look at the stationary lighted floats. 

For more information, visit www.victoriatx.gov/Parks-Recreation

Dec. 5 - A Fairytale Christmas

Victoria Community Center, 2905 E. North St., noon-2 p.m. and 3 p.m.-5 p.m.

Dec. 12 - Gingerbread on Main

DeLeon Plaza, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

The Victoria Public Library is hosting "Gingerbread on Main," a pandemic-spinoff of the library's annual gingerbread house workshop. It will be a drive-thru, pickup event around DeLeon Plaza. Residents can come by and pick up a gingerbread house kit and then enjoy a night at home building the gingerbread house with family.

Dec. 19 - Christmas on the Square 

DeLeon Plaza, 6 p.m.

The city's annual Christmas on the Square event will take place. The event was still to be determined as of Nov. 9 because of the coronavirus pandemic. Check the Victoria Main Street Program's Facebook page for an update. 

Dec. 12-24 - Pictures with Santa

Victoria Mall, 7800 N. Navarro St.

Month of December - Christmas scavenger hunt

The Victoria Main Street Program is organizing a scavenger hunt that will take place in the month of December. Things will be hidden in Christmas-related art on windows downtown. Visit the Victoria Main Street Program's Facebook page for additional details and information on how to participate. 

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