Tour of Homes among Dec. 9 highlights in Wills Point

Organizers behind some of the biggest holiday events of the season are working hard this week, looking to put the finishing touches on this year’s installment of local Christmas staples.

This year’s holiday events, scheduled for Dec. 9, will also include something new for local residents with the Wills Point Historical Society scheduled to host a Christmas Tour of Homes.

The Tour of Homes, which will take place from 4:30-7 p.m., will serve as a fundraiser for the historical society with tickets costing $15. Stops are scheduled to include the homes of Karl and Keeta LyBrand, Tiffany Crosby Hulsey, Paul and Julie Addison, and Rusty and Carol Miracle, as well as a stop at the First Christian Church located at 211 Third Street.

Christmas on the Bricks

Christmas on the Bricks, scheduled from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Dec. 9, will feature arts/crafts and vintage vendors, concessions, live entertainment from Cody Daniel and others, and KMOO Radio on hand at the event handing out giveaways.

Additionally, returning favorites will include the classic car show from 9 a.m. until noon, the annual parade (with a theme this year is "Christmas Carol on the Bricks") beginning at 1 p.m. downtown, and Breakfast with Santa from 9-11 a.m. at the Wills Point Community Center.

Information about Christmas on the Bricks, any of the scheduled events, or to become a vendor or participant, can be found by contacting the chamber at 903-873-3111.

BRICK$ BUCK$

The Wills Point Chamber of Commerce has also announced that the winners of the annual BRICK$ BUCK$ campaign to encourage residents to shop local will take place at 3 p.m. on the same day as Christmas on the Bricks.

Giveaway prizes for the BRICK$ BUCK$ prices will include: first place, $2500; second place, $1500; and third place, $1000. The person and their winning ticket must be present to win.

Business partners of this year's BRICK$ BUCK$ drawings giving away tickets include the 24 Market, Bruce & Human, Computer Image Concepts, Dr. Kimberly Neiman, Grace Tanning & Salon, The Green House, Milano's Pizza, Mitchell Oil Company, Subway, Sweethearts Giftery, Wills Point Chevrolet, Wills Point Ford, Wills Point Hardware, Wills Point Veterinary Clinic and Young Ideas.