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Sign up to celebrate the Christmas season!

 

The city of La Vernia is preparing for Christmas. Businesses and community organizations are invited to get into the spirit of the season by participating in several events.

Tree Lighting: This year, the City of La Vernia, in partnership with the La Vernia Parks Foundation, is hosting the annual lighting of the city’s Christmas tree at the 23rd annual “Spirit of Christmas” Tree Lighting on Saturday, Dec. 3, in the La Vernia City Park. This event brings the community together to celebrate Christmas, meet Santa and his crew, and enjoy family-friendly activities, such as a train ride, movies, a snow slide -- yes, snow in South Texas! -- cookie decorating, hot cocoa, and so much more!

Winter Wassailing: Register now to participate in Winter Wassailing in La Vernia, sponsored by the La Vernia Municipal Development District (MDD). Originally initiated by the La Vernia MDD Central Business Advisory Committee as the Chihuahua Trail Wassail Walk, this has expanded from Chihuahua Street to all of La Vernia, and is designed to support the city’s business communities.

Each participating business has a one-of-a-kind character and each plays an important role in the economic vibrancy of La Vernia. All shops and businesses are encouraged to participate.

By registering to participate, you agree to provide wassail -- a kind of hot apple cider -- and snacks if so desired, to Winter Wassailing visitors and patrons. The event gives businesses a chance to welcome local and surrounding visitors and to share what they have to offer; this helps stimulate La Vernia’s economy, strengthening La Vernia and its community.

Details are outlined in the registration packet, available from the La Vernia MDD.

Passport to La Vernia: This year, to add to the fun and excitement of the Winter Wassailing, Passport to La Vernia has been added. The object is to entice local and surrounding communities to visit La Vernia businesses and discover the uniqueness that each business offers. As an incentive to shop, eat, and play in La Vernia, patrons will have the opportunity to enter into a drawing for prizes by visiting your business and making purchases. Details are outlined in the registration packet.

Wreath Contest: All businesses are encouraged to decorate a wreath in the theme of your choice and enter it into our contest for cash prizes. Winners will be announced and displayed at the “Spirit of Christmas” Tree Lighting Ceremony on Saturday, Dec. 3.

All La Vernia business members are invited to participate in this fun event; the more, the merrier! Registration packets are available from the La Vernia MDD.

Sign up: The registration deadline for Winter Wassailing, Passport to La Vernia, and the Wreath Decorating Contest is 5 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 18.

For more information, contact:

•La Vernia MDD, 830-779-2371 or info@laverniamdd.org

•City of La Vernia, 830-779-4541, ext. 213 or 209

•Visit Facebook @CityofLaVernia or @LaVerniaMDD. Information will be posted as events progress.

Saturday, Dec. 3, will be a busy day in La Vernia! Along with these events, you also can enjoy various craft shows, rummage sales, and events sponsored by businesses and churches. Everyone is encouraged to come out and enjoy the festivities of the holidays throughout our wonderful city on Dec. 3!

 
 
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