By Melissa McCaghren
Christmas is about to get a bit more jolly in Slaton as Small Town Christmas returns Saturday evening (Dec. 4) from 6-9 p.m. on the Town Square.
The event is making a return after COVID cancelled the 2020 event, and is one of several events going on this weekend.
There will be food trucks, hayrides, choirs, bands and other activities.
Businesses around the square will also be open with holiday specials.
Humble Grounds will be hosting an outdoor Christmas Market from 1-8 p.m. in the field next to their store.
There will also be a Kessel’s German Style Market from 4-9 p.m. at the Kessel Building. There will be local artisans showing off their wares, wine and live music.
The Slaton Senior Citizen’s Center will also be hosting a breakfast with Santa Saturday (Dec. 4) from 9-10:30 a.m. at the First Baptist Church Activity Center.
They will serve a breakfast of pancakes and sausage and will have photos with Santa.
A Christmas tree decorating contest is under way, with the entries adorning the square.
Those who decorated a tree are Town Square Antique Mall, SEDCO, Pieceful Quilter, Slaton ISD art-Tristan, SFA ECSE, Felicia Boyd SFA, Slaton ISD Central Office, CTE – Walton, West Texas Fireplaces, Harvey House, Pauline’s Flowers and Gifts, CTE Cafeteria, Deirdre Trotter Attorney At Law, Slaton Animal Hospital, Lions Club, Slaton Junior High School Student Council, Dawn Bevan, Pixie Rose Boutique, McDonald’s, Smokin’ Chief Firearms, CTE Education Resource Team, Slaton City Hall, Peoples Bank, Caprock Santa Fe Credit Union, Slaton Police Department and Mandy and Jeff Lockaby.
Also on display is a gingerbread village.
Businesses who are providing equipment, supplies and labor are Shannon Sound, Feed and Thangs, West Texas Fireplaces, Prosperity Bank, City of Slaton, Slaton ISD, Jesse Rodriguez and Tony Linker.
All information is correct as of press time Tuesday (Nov. 30).
Any changes or updates can be found on The Slatonite Facebook page, Slatonite.