Arts Festival, Parade & Tree Lighting
Saturday, Dec. 2, 2017
First Baptist Church Event Center
200 N. Ballard Avenue
The City of Wylie and the Public Arts Advisory Board are proud to present the Wylie Arts Festival in the FBC Wylie Event Center, 200 N. Ballard Avenue. Shop for fine art and handmade crafts; listen to the sounds of the season; and enjoy festive foods. Admission is free.
10 am - 5 pm, Wylie Arts Festival, First Baptist Church Events Ctr.
7:30 pm, Festival of Lights Christmas Parade, Historic Downtown on Ballard
Tree Lighting following parade, Olde City Park
More than 140 Art & Craft Vendors
The Wylie Arts Festival is the perfect opportunity to cross some names off your Christmas list or simply treat yourself. Stroll through the art and craft aisles in the FBC Wylie Event Center and shop from the vendors hand-picked by the Public Arts Board to ensure a diverse, unique selection of quality handmade fine art and craft items. From jewelry to home décor to clothing to paintings to gift items you will not find anywhere else, there is definitely something for everyone.
Historic downtown will be filled with more than just the sights and sounds of the holidays on Dec. 3; the smell of festive food will be in the air as well. Choose from your favorite fair foods including funnel cake, kettle corn, turkey legs, corn dogs, tater twisters, sausage on a stick, and funnel fries. Stop by and check out the selection.
The children’s area will feature a selection of inflatables including a bounce house, slide and obstacle course provided by First Baptist Wylie (fundraiser). Kids can also have their face painted or ride the barrel train. Check out vendors' wide selection of handmade children's items. Or make a keepsake Christmas ornament.
Festival of Lights Christmas Parade
The celebration continues at 7:30 pm with the Festival of Lights Christmas Parade on Ballard Avenue, sponsored by FBC Wylie and the Wylie Downtown Merchants Association. Please note later start time. This year's parade host is Cowboy great Chad Hennings.
Following the parade, it's the annual Tree Lighting Ceremony featuring Mayor Eric Hogue’s reading of "The Night Before Christmas."