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Making Holiday Memories in Mineral Wells Starts This Weekend **VENUE UPDATE**

Making Holiday Memories in Mineral Wells Starts This Weekend **VENUE UPDATE**
November 23
20:07 2022

This story was updated on Friday November 25….Weather has forced the festival to move inside the Crazy Water Hotel and push back the start time from 10am until 11am. Check Merry Wells Facebook for complete details.

If you’re still feeling a little Scroogish and not quite in the swing of the Holiday Season, this weekend Mineral Wells is the place to find your jolly spirit.

Merry Wells kicks off this Saturday, November 26 at 11am in its new downtown location and runs until 9pm. A day of scheduled performances, a vendor fair, downtown shopping, ice skating, Santa Visits and so much more festive stuff will get your bells jingling.

The festival will be located along NE 1st Avenue as well as parts of NE & NW 1st Street and part of NE 2nd Street.

Event organizer Jacy Roach says the new location is super exciting for the festival.

“We have the most vendors we have had since Merry Wells has started and the parade has over 40 floats,” said Roach.

“Santa will be at the gazebo after the parade. Palo Pinto County 4H Shooting Sports Club has paid parking spots behind the Woodman of the World building. We are excited and hope the rain stops by Saturday morning,”

The forecast is calling for 10% chance of rain at parade time. The high will be in the lower 50’s.

Forecasted High in lower 50’s.

Entertainment Line-Up

Scheduled performers will take the stage in front of the Women’s Club for afternoon entertainment.

  • 12:15pm The Beat Dance Factory
  • 1:15pm Mineral Wells Drill Team
  • 1:45pm Travis Cadets
  • 2:15pm Chase Jordan
  • 2:45 Zee’s Tae Kwon Do
  • 3:15 Lamar Elementary

Frosty 5K

Who doesn’t love a Fun Run?? This race is a jolly jog for individuals or families looking to participate in a nighttime run. Wrap yourself in tinsel and lights and hit the pavement for a holiday race through town for the Frosty 5K.

This run will feature road running with lots of crazy and lots of beautiful Christmas lights! We want you to “light it up” and wear Christmas lights, ugly sweaters, snowman costumes, etc. The crazier and Christmasier the better! There will be an award for the person with the most Christmas spirit.

-Frosty 5K

This event happens rain or shine. Registration is now only on-line. For race updates please visit the Merry Wells Facebook Page.

Race Packet Pick-up will be at Zappe Park Saturday, November 26, starting at 4:00 p.m. at the race site. Parking is at Lynch Plaza (the corner of North Oak and East Hubbard Street). Race kicks off at 5:30.

The cost is $35 for all participants through race day and $40 for day of race.

Free 5 & Under (No Shirt)

Award Categories:

Top 3 Male/Female for the below age groups will be awarded a medal.

Age Groups are as follows: 13 & under, 14-19, 20-29, 30-39,40-49,50-59, and 60 & over. The first 100 participants will get a free T-shirt.

Run Sign Up Here

Lighted Christmas Parade

Photo from Merry Wells Facebook

One of the biggest highlights of Merry Wells is the lighted Christmas Parade. It begins winding its way through downtown Saturday at 6pm. You don’t want to miss the best parade of the year!

This year the theme for the parade is Christmas at the Movies. Grab your kids, mittens and some hot chocolate and find a spot along the route to view the light up parade. And if by chance you can’t make it there in person, be sure to Follow MWAN on Facebook to watch the parade LIVE.

Merry Wells Parade Route
Workers begin construction of Mineral Wells on Ice in Poston’s Square

Ice Skating

Mineral Wells on Ice Opens their ice skating rink in Poston’s Square at 12pm on Saturday. Tickets start at $10 and can only be purchased online. For complete details or ticket link, view our story about Ice Skating Here. The rink is limited to 100 participants at a time.

Ice Skating Starts Nov 26 and is open every weekend through Dec 23 in Postons Square

Driving Tour of Lights

Holiday event organizers are finalizing their list of decorated homes participating in this year’s driving tour. If are already in the spirit and have your house lit up for the holidays, and want to be on the driving tour list, please Register Here. The deadline is November 30.

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