On Friday, Dec. 6 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., Missouri City will be hosting its 30th Annual Snowfest Festival in the City Hall Complex for citizens looking for a fun and exciting way to kick off the holiday season.
After more than 6,000 area residents flocked to City Hall for last year’s Snowfest, City Staff designed this year’s festival to include more games, more food vendors, more giveaways and more entertainment. And, the Snowfest snow hill, one of the event’s most popular attractions, will have three lanes instead of two to accommodate more people.
Missouri City Mayor Allen Owen will kick off the event’s tree lighting ceremony and fireworks show, and afterward, visitors will be treated to moonwalks, food vendors and trucks, a bicycle raffle and a video game station.
Booths from local organizations will also be hosted throughout the event, including a 4-H Ornament Decorating Station and a Missouri City Green craft booth. The Missouri City Library Parking Lot will also be converted into an area for children 7 and under with age-appropriate activities, including a smaller moonwalk, balloon artists and elf face painters.
Visitors of all ages are welcome to get their picture taken with Santa and several of his reindeer. To help area families in need, Staff will be collecting unwrapped toy donations under the holiday tree throughout the evening as well. Each individual who donates a toy will receive an additional ticket for the bicycle raffle.
Limited parking is available at the festival site at 1522 Texas Pkwy.; and guests may also park at Thurgood Marshall High School, 1220 Buffalo Run Blvd. Free event shuttle service will be available from the high school.
The fun will continue the next morning at 9 a.m. with the annual Snowfest Parade, which begins at Public Safety headquarters at the corner of Cartwright and Murphy Roads. To submit a parade entry, visit the City website: www.missouricitytx.gov.
For more information on this year’s festival and parade, like us on Facebook—www.facebook.com/MissouriCityTX, follow us on Twitter—@MissouriCityTX, watch the City website, Missouri City Television (Ch. 16 on Comcast and Ch. 99 on AT&T U-verse), and the “Show Me City” YouTube Channel—www.youtube.com/user/showmecity.