Monday, November 5, 2012

Christmas on the Square

Join us on a ride to Downtown Garland for the annual "Christmas on the Square" celebration!  Since Garland is so large, we will be riding from a north location and a south location.  That keeps distances at around 5 miles each direction, so this should be ride-able by just about anyone.  This is a casual pace, no drop ride.  Nobody will be left behind.  It's going to be dark, so please have lights and reflective clothing!
Garland's Christmas on the Square
 I found this picture and others from last year's Christmas on the Square on Flickr.  Dave Hensley is the photographer.

Garland will kick off the 2012 Christmas season with the annual Christmas on the Square tree lighting ceremony on Thursday, December 6, 2012.  The festivities will begin at 5:30 p.m. on the downtown square, located on Sixth Street from State Street to Main Street. The official tree lighting takes place around 7:00 p.m. as Santa helps city officials light up the square with thousands of twinkling lights.
Christmas on the Square offers many free family activities, including horse drawn carriage rides and snow tubing hills.  Children can get their picture taken with Santa and take home a free souvenir photo button. 
Local choirs provide the entertainment for the evening. Attendees can enjoy shopping in the Christmas Bazaar booths or take advantage of a variety of festive foods.
From the north side, that group will leave from Firewheel Mall.  From the south side, that group will leave from the Gatewood Pavilion parking lot on Duck Creek Dr.  Wheels roll at 5:45 PM, and both groups will meet up downtown.  More details will be coming, and you can always find us on our Bike Friendly Garland Facebook Group page.  -Jared


  1. McNair had an awesome idea: Buddy system locks and trade cell #s so folks can leave as they want. Genius....

  2. That is a great idea. Would also be a good idea to have a buddy to ride back with if you wanted to take off early. I wouldn't want anyone to get lost in the dark.

    I'm thinking about heading back south at 8 PM, but I'll stay as late as anyone wants to if they don't want to ride back alone.