Tyler’s seventh annual Holiday in the Park and Bazaar will continue today at Bergfeld Park at Broadway Avenue and Fourth Street.
Entertainment includes Candy Crocker School of Dance, 11 a.m.; Waiting until Marriage, 12:30 p.m.; Fly Kids, 1:30 p.m.; New Days Community Church Youth, 2:30 p.m.; and visits from the Jolly Old Elf from about 3:30 to 5:30 p.m.
The action-packed event is organized by Tyler Parks and Recreation and features about 85,000 pounds of snow, a two-lane tubing hill and a host of colorful holiday attractions.
There are 53 vendors participating in this holiday bazaar, offering everything for sale from jewelry and candles to wine racks and doggie scarves, officials said.
This event will provide an opportunity for the community to support The Salvation Army, and participants are encouraged to bring toys, games and clothing for children to fulfill the holiday wishes listed on Angel Tree. In a special collection effort, donated clothing for senior citizens is being sought to help make ends meet.
“We want to keep the snow free,” Ms. Isham said. “We need those sponsorship dollars so there’s no charge to go down the hill,” she said.
There also will be fundraiser T-shirts for sale for $15 in adult sizes of small through double extra large in hot pink and lime at the event, Ms. Isham said.
Brookshire’s Grocery is donating 85,000 pounds of ice, valued in excess of $6,000, to help support the event. Colorado-based 4PEntertainment Group is making the snow. More than 54,000 people are estimated to have attended the previous six Holiday in the Park events, with about 10,000 more expected this year.
Sponsors include Brookshire’s and Su-per One Foods, Jalapeno Tree, Silver Leaf Resource, KLTV, Roberts and Roberts, Contractor’s Building Supply and Ted Kamel Foods. Walmart is expected to provide volunteers to help out with the event.