Information in this article was provided by Elizabeth Partridge, Kennedale Library and Communications Director

Kennedale, TX – The City of Kennedale presented the 23rd Annual Christmas Tree Lighting and new Kennedale Hometown Christmas celebration at TownCenter Park on November 26th. It featured festive music, local vendors, food trucks, toasty s’mores, and, of course, the Christmas Tree Lighting and a visit from Santa!

And it continues …

The good news is that the celebration continues through December 17th, with activities every weekend.

“The holiday season is quickly approaching and many people are reflecting on the good times with family and friends,” said Kennedale City Manager Darrell Hull. “When I think of the holidays as a child, I have joyful thoughts of gathering with family, sharing food, love, and affection, and lots of fun. These are memories that the City of Kennedale wants to be a part of – building new traditions and being a part of your memories of joy and celebration.”

Every Saturday including December 3, 10, & 17, there will be events for the community to enjoy.

On Saturday, December 3rd, plan for a fun time at Santa’s Workshop where there will be ornaments to decorate for the park, cookies to frost and eat, and kids will get help writing their letters to Santa. There is even a mailbox for mail going to the North Pole! TIME: 12-3 pm. PLACE: Kennedale Senior Citizen Center, 420 Corry A Edwards Dr (between the Kennedale Public Library and Kennedale City Hall).

On December 10th, come watch a “Grinchy” movie in the park on the pavilion screen from 6:00 to 8:00 pm.

Finally, the weekend of December 17th, shop for those last-minute local gifts and stay to watch a live performance of A Christmas Chaos by the Kennedale Theater. Vendors will be available from noon until 6:00 pm and the play starts at 7:00 pm.

A full list of events can be found by clicking on Kennedale-Hometown-Christmas.

Kennedale is a small community of about 10,000 residents, southeast of Fort Worth, in Tarrant County. Residents enjoy a slower pace of life in a quiet community just minutes from DFW International Airport, world-class shopping and sporting events, and the rich cultural districts of Fort Worth and Dallas. The City of Kennedale’s hometown feel comes from the tight-knit community, quality school system, convenient location, and rich history. In Kennedale, “You’re here, Your home.”