The Bandera City Park and Bandera County Courthouse are once again shining with Christmas lights and Yuletide displays thanks to the work of community volunteers over the weekend.
Last Saturday, a group of volunteers that included residents, members of local associations, businesses and others worked in the park setting up the Christmas lights and displays on loan from the Bandera Economic Development Corporation (EDC).
According to Patricia Moore, Bandera County Convention and Visitors Bureau Executive Director, the Christmas light presentation will not be a drive through of the park as it has been in the past.
This year’s park lights are located in the part of the park near the FM 1077 bridge.
Elsewhere in the city on Saturday, Bandera County Precinct 3 Commissioner Jack Mosely and a group of community volunteers turned the courthouse front lawn into a holiday wonderland featuring Christmas symbols such as reindeers.
The courthouse display was made possible by lights and displays donated from the Bandera EDC.
Mosely said the Christmas displays at the park and courthouse help spread the holiday cheer for locals and visitors alike.
The lights are just the first sign of Christmas in Bandera, which will officially kick off the first weekend of December with the Cowboy Shopper’s Jubilee,
The shopping event starts Friday, Dec. 4, at 4:30 on Main Street and culminates in a cash drawing and LIving Nativity on Saturday.
This year’s Cowboy Christmas Parade, which will be held Saturday, Dec. 5, starting at 11:00 a.m.
Sponsored by the Bandera Business Association, the parade will proceed down Main Street to Lowe’s. COVID-19 precautions will be in place.
The deadline to enter the parade is today, Nov. 25. More information about Cowboy Christmas 2020, including a parade application, can be found banderatexasbusiness.com/cowboy-christmas.htm.