The City of Mansfield’s annual Hometown Holidays returns in December as a two-day celebration Dec. 3-4. Visitors can ring in the holiday season with games presented by the Methodist Mansfield Medical Center Merry Midway, live entertainment at The LOT Downtown, 110 S. Main St., carnival rides and more.
Here’s what’s in store for both days of Hometown Holidays and how those interested in attending can get in on the festive fun:
From 5-9 p.m. Dec. 3, Hometown Holidays will feature a snow hill, live entertainment, photos with Santa and live entertainment at The LOT. Also downtown will have a holiday market with retail vendors and food trucks, midway games, ferris wheel, carousel and petting zoo.
The tree lighting ceremony will be held at The LOT, starting at 6:30 p.m., followed by a fireworks show.
From 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Dec. 4, there will be midway games, ferris wheel, carousel, craft corner, holiday market with art vendors and food trucks, photos with Santa (from 6-8 p.m.) and live entertainment at The LOT. Graceland Ninjaz will perform at The LOT at 7 p.m.
There are multiple ticket options for Hometown Holidays 2021. Those who want unlimited rides on the ferris wheel and carousel for both days, as well as the snow hill, which will only be available on day one, should purchase a $30 unlimited pass. Those interested in unlimited rides but for just one day should purchase the $20 unlimited pass that corresponds with their attendance date. Individual rides on the ferris wheel, carousel and snow hill cost $5. All games presented by the Methodist Mansfield Medical Center Merry Midway will be free to play.
Unlimited passes and individual ride tickets can be purchased online or during the event at the ticket area on Main Street outside of the Farr Best Theater. Those who purchase online must bring their receipts to the ticket area to receive wristbands. Tickets can be purchased here.
Main Street in Historic Downtown Mansfield will close at 10 a.m. Dec. 3 and reopen at 11:59 p.m. Dec. 4. Broad Street will close on both sides of Main Street at 4 p.m. Dec. 3 and reopen at 11:59 p.m. Dec. 4. Detour signs will be placed near the Broad Street closures.
Several streets in and around Historic Downtown Mansfield will be temporarily designated for one-way parking. If you park on a street near the event, please observe the signage that will be installed and park on the appropriate side of the road.
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