Snow tubing, ice skating on tap

Published on Tuesday, 3 December 2013 23:35 - Written by Staff Reports

Snow tubing and ice skating will be attractions during Palestine’s second Frost Fest, hosted by Palestine Area Chamber of Commerce on Friday through Sunday.

A state-of-the-art snow slide will have real snow and ice for fun seekers of all ages, according to information from the chamber.

Anyone over 42 inches tall can participate in the snow tubing, which will be presented for the first time in Palestine.

Ice skating will be brought back by popular demand, according to the chamber. Tickets will be sold at the event.

 Snow tubing will be 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday. Ice skating will be 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday.

Several other events are scheduled during Frost Fest. They include a tour of homes, a stained glass tour, a beer garden, a self-guided downtown walking tour, a beard contest, a community lighting and decorating contest and a gingerbread contest. There will also be a 5K run at 9 a.m. Saturday.

The Hearth and Tinsel Historic Tour of Homes will be 3 to 6 p.m. Saturday, featuring five homes that guests will be shuttled to on an old-time trolley. Tickets are $20.

A free family movie will be shown at 6 p.m. Friday in downtown Palestine.

In addition, a Jingle Bell Workshop will be open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesdays through Sundays through Dec. 23 at 112 W. Oak St., where children can make a gingerbread train.

Santa’s Magical Workshop and Wonderland Depot will be open at 201 W. Oak St. on weekends through Dec. 22. A new attraction will be an interpretive center set up by the Texas State Railroad with educational and historic displays.