The city of Harker Heights will host its 14th Annual Frost Fest on Dec. 8 at the Market Heights Shopping Center.

The event, which will take place from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. in the shopping center’s parking lot, will feature a musical performance by Skye Strickler, free hot chocolate and cookies, a wreath decorating contest, a visit from Santa snow, a synthetic ice skating rink, a Holiday Farmer’s Market and more.

The preceding Friday, Dec. 1, the city will have a Christmas tree-lighting ceremony on the east side of City Hall, 305 Millers Crossing.

The event will take place from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., with the countdown to the tree lighting starting about 5:50 p.m.

The Dec. 8 Frost Fest provides shopping opportunities and partnerships with local businesses within Market Heights.

The public will view and vote for their favorite wreath entry at Frost Fest. and first-, second- and third-place and prizes will be awarded.

An entry form must be turned in by Dec. 1.

For more info, go to www.ci.harker-heights.tx.us/parks.

In addition, the Harker Heights Fire Department will have a drop-off area where the public can bring new unwrapped toys for their Santa Pal program.

“Frost Fest is a great event where city departments and the community come together to celebrate and enjoy the holiday season.” said Heather Buller, activities coordinator.

For more information about Frost Fest, please contact Buller at 254-953-5493 or visit www.ci.harker-heights.tx.us/parks.

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