'Tis the Season
I'll admit it. I can be a bit of a Scrooge when the holiday season kicks off. Not that I try to make family and friends less enthusiastic about the holiday season, but sometimes it can be hard for me to get that overriding enthusiasm for this time of year right off the bat. Maybe it’s the bombardment of ads, or news of several shoppers ending up incarcerated from a scuffle over the last Wild Wacky Mega Bike. However, for the past few years I've found a great way to get in the spirit is by taking in some of the great holiday events in Victoria with family and friends; it’s a great way to make the holiday season truly special and memorable. The Victoria Bach Festival presents Conspirare Christmas this Thursday, December 5th at the First United Methodist Church. A unique holiday celebration fusing hymns, carols, sacred and popular music, there will be several amazing vocalists on tap, most notably the Grammy-nominated Ruthie Foster, to belt out some of your favorite classics. Follow up Conspirare with the Lighted Christmas Parade event Saturday in Downtown Victoria, which typically features over 100 entries annually, from corporate floats to marching brigades of local organizations dressed as elves and the like. Finish off your Christmas revelry with Victoria’s Ballet Theatre’s annual production of the holiday classic, "The Nutcracker" at the Leo J. Welder Center for the Performing Arts December 12-15. Be sure to call ahead and get your tickets because this is a popular performance year in and year out. Of course you'll still need to do SOME shopping. For that, try some of our great local retailers or the Victoria Market Days on Saturday, December 14th in Downtown Victoria featuring a variety of vendors, some of which who sell unique handmade items. For more details on all of these events, check our online events calendar and for shopping information see store listings on our website. Oh and I almost forgot- Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!