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Old-Fashioned Christmas 2023 (including parade and tree lighting information)

Parade and Tree-Lighting Ceremony

Thank you to everyone who made our Parade and Tree Lighting Ceremony the best one yet!

See the parade and tree lighting highlights here:

Ugly Sweater Contest – Visit Facebook to Vote!

Fifth Annual Old-Fashioned Christmas festival

The following weekend, on Saturday, December 9 from 10-3, the City will host its fifth annual Old-Fashioned Christmas featuring dozens of vendors, holiday entertainment from local performers, free ice-skating and inflatables, photos with Santa, and much more.

Vendor sign ups are closed.


STREET CLOSURES: The Square will be closed to vehicular traffic beginning at 7 a.m. This includes Avenue A (between First and Spring Streets), First Street (between Main Street and Avenue A), Optimist (between Main Street and Avenue A), and the entirety of Spring Street. (Access to Wells Fargo will be maintained off of Main Street (FM 51).

PARKING: Parking is available in the lot behind the Chamber of Commerce (west of the Square), City Hall, the Municipal Annex Building, the empty lot at the northwest corner of Avenue A and 2nd Street, Springtown Elementary School, and the Springtown ISD Admin Building. Visitors can also park in the parking lots for the park off of Walnut Creek Drive and Martin Avenue and walk through the park to attend the event. There is also on-street parking except where prohibited. Please DO NOT park on private property and please do not block in other cars.

CHILDREN’S ACTIVITES: Most children’s activities will be held in the park near Newby Pavilion. This includes three inflatables (a gingerbread house, Santa’s Chair, and a holiday slide). Ice skating will also take place in the park. There will be a handful of vendors with children’s items in the park.

PHOTOS WITH SANTA: Santa will be available for photos near the Christmas tree (location as indicated on the map).

VENDORS: Most vendors will be near the Tabernacle on the Square. (Stay tuned for a list of vendors later today.) There will be more than 70 vendors at this year’s festival.

PERFORMANCES: Performances will occur at the Tabernacle stage. (Stay tuned for a schedule).

SNOW GLOBE: Near the intersection of Avenue A and First Street, there will be a giant inflatable snow globe that visitors can get inside of for photos. Visitors will be responsible for taking their own photos.

The forecasted weather for the event looks great. It should be a wonderful day!

Performance Schedule

Coloring Contest

Contest sheets will also be available at the information booth in front of the Tabernacle during the festival or for pick up at City Hall or the Springtown Public Library. Entries must be submitted by 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 11 to be considered. All are welcome to complete a coloring sheets, but the contest will be limited to those 18 and under.

Winners will be announced on the City of Springtown Facebook page and website on Monday, Dec. 11.

At over 70 vendors, this year’s Old-Fashioned Christmas will be the largest on record. Thank you to all of the vendors who are partnering with us to make this event great for all of our visitors. Many of our vendors are local to the area. In additional to the vendors, there are several businesses located on the Square that will be open during the event, each with their own one-of-a-kind selection. We hope you will come out and help us support small/local businesses this holiday season. With such a wide variety of offerings, you will be able to find a one-of-a-kind gift for everyone on your list.

For Children:
•Emma McDonald – Face-painting
•Eduardo Barboza – Light up toys and bubble guns
•World Toys & Imports – Toys, novelties, etc.
•Memaw’s Closet – Children’s clothing
•Livi’s Little Boutique – Children’s boutique clothing
•First United Methodist Church of Springtown – Kids crafts
•Nadine Foretich – Disney toys

Food Trucks/Food products:
•Lekkerbek Texas – Deed fried Dutch beignets, hot Indonesian soup
•Nate’s Pizzeria – Pizza wraps
•Taqueria Viva la Vida – Taco food truck
•CMH Steak It – Steak sandwiches, fries
•Happy Heifer’s Snack Shack – Snow comes, ice cream, nachos, corn-in-a-cup
•Dumass, LLC – Kettle corn, healthy coffee
•Lynn Thomas – Fudge, cocoa bombs
•Post Oak Homestead – Artisan breads, canned goods
•SHS Cheerleaders – Baked goods
•Panchita Cocina – Tamales, hot dogs, burritos
•Pojo Coffee – Tea, coffee
•JBW Vending – Corn dogs, potato swirls, fried Oreos
•Just for Fun Bundts – Cakes
•Old-Time Funnel Cakes – Funnel cakes, corn dogs
•Kandace Alfrey – Pre-made baked goods, skin care
•Grace Creations 4 All – Clothes and popcorn
•Aubra Parker – Baked goods
•Smith Sweeties – Freeze Dried Candy
•Tbug Treasures – Macaroons, cocoa bombs

Local Churches:
•First United Methodist Church of Springtown
•The Living Word Country Church
•Hilltop Family Church
•New Hope Baptist Church
•Grace Fellowship Church

Animals/Animal Products
•Tony Turner – Baby turtles, breaded dragons
•4 Brothers Bakery – Dog treats
•Wise Alpaca Farms – Live alpacas and products
•City of Springtown Animal Control/Shelter
•Donna Chavez – Humming bird feeders, teddy bears

Boutique items (candles, home décor/goods, clothing, jewelry, personal care)
•Samantha Barnett – Boutique items
•Natasha Deck – Jewelry and Christmas Décor
•Tried & True Candle – Candles
• Spunky Sister Designz – Door mats, freshies, candles
•Gloria Everich – Bows, aprons, blankets
•Elaine Delany – Crafts, jewelry, home goods
•BloomerScents – Candles, body products, car freshies
•Wild Southern Glitz – Car freshies, coasters, “color-me” t-shirts
•Nancy Swanson – Wooden gifts and décor
•Tina Robinson – Gnomes, quilts, purses
•Heather Simonson – Crafts, candles
•SPT Boutique & Barrels – Boutique items, aging barrels
•General Store – Gift bags, quick breads, towels, ornaments
•Sandra Kirksey – Women’s boutique
•Haus of Crouse – Home décor
Christina Herron – Pampered Chef
•Misty York – Custom pens, keychains, t-shirts
•Rockin’ Amco – Genuine cowhide goods
•Twisted Lavender – Do-it-yourself jewelry
•Kandace Alfrey – Pre-made baked goods, skin care
•Grace Creations 4 All – Clothes and popcorn
•Beashive Creations – Car freshies, spirit wear, freeze dried candy
•Meggen Johnson/Mandy Shannon – Leather crafts, hand-painted signs, magnets, ornaments
•Pure Texas – Wood gifts, do-it-yourself kits
•Kris Petit – Shirts and crafts
•Your Natural Healer – Crystals, sage, jewelry, oils
•2Krazy Heifers – Jewelry, bags, cosmetics, t-shirts
•Misty York – Custom pens, keychains, t-shirts
•Jennifer Adams – Scentsy
•Cassidy’s Creations – Polymer clay earrings

Misc. Items/Services
•Krafted Chaos – Keys, lanyards
•Total Care Health Services – Family health care practice
•Pink Glitter Goods – Tumbles, coasters, phone grips, puzzles, leather goods

•Mystical Blades – Swords and knives
•Niles City Knives – Handmade knives
•Darrell George – Handmade knives

Ice Skating at Old Fashioned Christmas

This year’s Old-Fashioned Christmas will feature free ice-skating. Because of the interest shown in the planned ice-skating at last year’s event (which was unfortunately canceled due to weather) we doubled have the available capacity.

We will be able to host approximately 80 people during each 15-minute session. This means we anticipate being able to facilitate around 1,000 people who would like to ice skate throughout the course of the day.

Because of the increase in capacity, we will not be requiring or facilitating advance reservations. We made this decision for several reasons, but there were three key factors. The first is that with such a large number of available slots, attempting to manage reservation, cancellation, and rescheduling requests would be difficult to manage with our limited staff (even with the help of an online scheduling platform). The second, this prevents those who may reserve a large number of time slots and then simply not show up from preventing others from being able to participate. The third, is that after using an online platform last year where our available time slots were booked up very quickly, we unfortunately had reports of people attempting to “sell” their reservations. Eliminating the requirement for reservations eliminates that risk.

We want everyone who is interested to have the opportunity to participate, and after careful consideration, we believe that the best way to do this is to allow participation on a first-come, first-serve basis.