Christmas on Mercer Street is again almost here!
Make it a holiday tradition to start the Christmas season off with a little hometown flair! The Annual Christmas on Mercer Street will return the first Saturday of December to the small and quaint downtown setting in Dripping Springs. The whole area will sparkle with lights, decorations, and excitement. Admission is free to the public.
Downtown festivities will kick-off along Mercer Street at 10am with daylong activities including free music and live performances, arts and crafts booths, a trackless train and pony rides for kids, photos with Santa, and mouth-watering food and drinks. With Mercer Street closed off to traffic, you will have room to stroll with your family and friends while enjoying the sights and sounds of the holiday season. Providing a nostalgic reminder of Christmas past, Santa and his Clydesdale-drawn carriage will make an impressive appearance that you will love and your kids will never forget. The highlight of the evening will be the annual Lighting of the Tree which will be held at the Triangle at dusk. There will be hot cocoa and Christmas carolers representing local churches and schools serenading with heart-warming, traditional Christmas Carols.
Hosted by the City of Dripping Springs and Dripping Springs Lions Club, Christmas on Mercer activities are primarily paid for by sponsorships, and individual and business donations. The admission to the festival continues to be free because of the sponsors, community organizations, businesses, and individuals who so generously provide festival security, sanitation, barricades, trash pick-up, and other services for the event.
Hill Country Gift Tour
This year, the Hill Country Gift Tour is the week prior to Christmas on Mercer Street, providing visitors with two opportunities to shop at great Dripping Springs stores and to support local businesses. The Tour, held on Small Business Saturday, November 29th, is sponsored by the Dripping Springs Chamber of Commerce and the Dripping Springs Lions Club and will feature more than 25 local merchants and restaurants in and around the city. All Hill Country Gift Tour ticket proceeds will benefit the Dripping Springs Lions Club. Those who purchase tickets to the Tour will also receive a special gift at Christmas on Mercer Street. Don’t miss out on these two occasions to shop unique local businesses and restaurants and to knock out your Christmas shopping early. We hope to see you there!
Check for details: http://www.cityofdrippingsprings.com/default.aspx?name=city.mercer_christmas