Welcome to the City of Burleson weekly E-Newsletter! 

December 2, 2016
Holiday season kicks off in Burleson this Saturday, Dec. 3
Santa's Breakfast at the BRiCk
7 - 10:30 a.m.
Join us for our annual breakfast with Santa. Guests will enjoy making holiday crafts, exploring Santa's workshop and of course, visiting Santa himself.
Day-of-event tickets are $5 for children and $7 for adults. Tickets can be purchased at the Burleson Recreation Center, 550 NW Summercrest Blvd.

Thinking Outside the Christmas Box at the Library
10 a.m. - 2 p.m. 

Create ornaments with recycled or upcycled materials, there will be a contest and prizes for most creative decorations. Participants can enjoy a cookie decorating station, story time, music, refreshments, scavenger hunt and door prizes. 

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Parade, Tree Lighting and Fireworks
6 p.m.

The Burleson Rotary Club hosts the annual lighted Christmas parade followed by the City's tree lighting and fireworks show. The tree is outfitted with more than 10,000 lights, which will be turned on by Santa and his helpers. Singers and dancers entertain the crowd while Santa breaks away from the parade and makes his way to the City stage. Make sure to stay and watch the holiday fireworks.

Food and Blanket Drive:  Bring canned or dry goods and/or new blankets to the Christmas Parade of Lights. Rotarians and Mayor's Youth Council will be walking the parade picking up the donated items. Food collected will benefit Burleson Harvest House, Promises Community Ministries and PacMin of FUMC Burleson.

*Weather updates* There is a chance for rain on Saturday so please make sure to check the City's website or Official Facebook page before you head out to the event. 

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Connect with Council - Lunch & Learn
Bring your lunch to the Library, 248 SW Johnson Ave, Fri. Dec 2 for Connect with Council. 

The lunch and learn will be a casual, informal meeting that is designed to give residents and business owners an opportunity to talk with local elected officials. Burleson City Council invites you to bring your questions, comments or share your thoughts about our community with Councilmember DanO Strong & Mayor Pro-Tem Dan McClendon.

Stay safe during the holidays
The holidays can be a dangerous time, here are some tips from the Burleson Fire Department. 
Pet of the Week - Meet Holly
Holly is a seven-year-old retriever/chow mix and she is adorable. Holly walks well on a leash, likes to play fetch and play with her toys. Even though she is very fluffy she does not shed. She has the best demeanor and when she is in her kennel she will just curl up and go to sleep instead of barking like most of the dogs do. She is a sweetheart and would do great in a home, come meet her at the Burleson Animal Shelter.

More information about our available pets
Holly is ready for her forever home
Holly is ready for her forever home

Upcoming Events
There are so many fun upcoming events in Burleson. Make sure to mark you calendar for the below dates, view the entire city calendar.  
December 10

Christmas Craft Fair
9 a.m. - 2 p.m., Senior Activity Center, 216 SW Johnson Ave. Join the Senior Activity Center for their holiday craft fair. Local vendors will be showcasing their sewn creations, art, jewelry and other handmade items. For more information

Outdoor Movie (Elf) in Old Town
7 - 9 p.m., 141 W Renfro Street 
As a part of  Local Life Magazine 's  Christmas in Old Town  the City of Burleson will present a free showing of the now classic "Elf".  The movie will be shown on a closed portion of Ellison St, just in front of City Hall. For more information.  

December 17

Christmas at Russell Farm
noon - 8 p.m., Russell Art Farm, 405 W. CR 714
The festivities include pictures (bring your own camera) with a donkey wearing antlers; cowboy poetry; checking out the Christmas trees decorated by community clubs and organizations; hay rides; handmade crafts for sale; and, tours of the historic Russell-Boren house as well as the Russell Farm Art Center gallery. Concessions include hot cocoa, cookies, coffee and ice cream. For more information

City of Burleson
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