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Monday, December 5, 2011

Escape to a Merrymaking Jubilee in Hill County

The whimsical town of Hillsboro, Texas, invites visitors and residents of all ages to partake in a fun-filled weekend at the Holiday on the Square, December 9 to 10. Hot chocolate, parade floats and lights galore are some of the things guests will catch sight of upon arriving at this jolly holiday spectacular.

Merrymakers will line the streets for the Hill County Christmas Parade. This year’s theme is A Modern Christmas and will be the largest parade to date.  
Following the parade, Santa Claus will be available for Christmas list wishes and free photos in front of the Chamber of Commerce, located at 115 North Covington Street. Out-of-towners and residents alike can enjoy the sites and sounds of the elementary-aged children’s choir, Rhythm Rascals and the Hillsboro band and cheerleaders, while getting their fill of free popcorn and hot chocolate. Arts and crafts vendors will be on-site, along with bounce houses and other fun and games for the entire family.
A special event will also take place during the holiday weekend in Hillsboro. The Texas Old Time Fiddlers will be performing Christmas favorites at the Burson Art Gallery on 207 East Elm Street, Friday at 7:30pm. The pickin’ will continue Saturday from 1 – 6 p.m. at the Hill College in the Vera Martin Daniel Performing Arts Center Auditorium.

Hillsboro is located in North Central Texas and is the county seat of Hill County. A town just off Interstate 35, Hillsboro is the primary center for trade and commerce in Hill County and is the midway point between the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex and Waco. Hillsboro is home to the popular Outlets at Hillsboro as well as many antique stores, museums, restaurants, and historic bed and breakfasts that unite the city’s small town atmosphere with modern convenience. Also serving as the gateway to Lake Whitney, Hillsboro offers both visitors and residents “everything within reach”.
For more information on Hillsboro visit www.hillsborochamber.org
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