Conroe, TX – The Conroe Downtown Area Association and Mayor Toby Powell are anticipating the first Christmas on Main after the Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony on Tuesday, Nov. 28 beginning at 7 p.m. and lasting until 8:30 p.m. The Tree Lighting will be from 6:30 p.m. until approximately 7 p.m. with children singing, Mr and Mrs. Snowman, and hot chocolate, culminating with the annual ceremonial Lighting of the Christmas Tree at Heritage Park.
Unlike past years, the 2017 Christmas celebration will include much more, according to Mayor Powell and his wife, Vanessa. Through their efforts, two bicycles have been donated to be given away in a drawing that night. A boy’s bicycle was donated by Bill Adams at Conroe Schwinn Cycling and Fitness and a girl’s bicycle was donated by Bill Mason of Western Auto. Tickets for the drawing will be given out at Heritage Park by volunteers dressed in costume and at all the locations in Downtown where activity is happening.
All tickets must be taken to Founder’s Plaza Park to be included in the drawing at 8:15 p.m. Winners must be present for the drawing.
The Night Before Christmas will be read while children wait to see Santa, and participants will receive wooden tokens to vote on window displays in Downtown Conroe. Downtown Conroe merchant windows will be decorated for Christmas in hopes of receiving an award. Participants will be able to choose their favorite window by dropping a wooden coin into the decorated gift box outside their favorite window display.
Hay rides and carriage rides will pick up passengers on San Jacinto St. by Heritage Park. providing transportation down the street. Christmas Carolers from the Montgomery County Choral Society will encourage participants to stroll the two blocks down Simonton or Metcalf toward the festivities at the Downtown shops and at Founder’s Plaza Park. The Jazz Connection, an organization of both junior and senior high students from throughout the county, will begin playing Christmas selections promptly at 7 p.m. Carmelita’s Mexican Restaurant, Flour-ish, and Pacific Yard House will have booths set up for sampling at the park.
• Santa will be at Mimi’s on Main
• Charlie Brown Christmas characters will be at the Crighton Theatre
• The Conroe Art League will have their doors open on Simonton at the Madeley Building
• Costumed actors will be at the Owen Theatre with wassail, lemonade and Christmas treats
• Carolers will be on Metcalf, Simonton, and Main Street
• Christmas Tidings at Conroe Central Market
• And many more merchants will have their doors open until 8:30 for the event
You may even see Mr. and Mrs. Snowman or an Elf strolling through the streets. Festivities begin at Heritage Place Park, 500 Metcalf Street, Conroe at 6:30 pm, Tuesday, Nov. 28.