Volunteers with Downtown Denison, Inc. worked Tuesday morning to hang a large wreath and several strings of lights at Heritage Park, completing the city’s holiday decorations prior to Thursday night’s parade. Denison Main Street Director Donna Dow said the city stuck with its traditional decorations this year.

Volunteers with Downtown Denison, Inc. worked Tuesday morning to hang a large wreath and several strings of lights at Heritage Park, completing the city’s holiday decorations prior to Thursday night’s parade. Denison Main Street Director Donna Dow said the city stuck with its traditional decorations this year.


"We wrapped the lamp posts in lights and greenery, and then we put the banners up," said Dow. "We have street decorations and the lamp pole banners are unique to Denison; they’re created by a Denison artist named Shelley Tate Garner."


While the decorations will remain the same as previous years, the city is adding one unique wrinkle to Christmas festivities this December, hosting a religious concert this weekend.


"We are hosting Jars of Clay — it’s called Inland Christmas and it’s a Christian, Grammy Award winning band that’s going to be at the Rialto (Theatre) on Friday night," said Dow. "That is something new."


Dow explained the the City is hosting its annual Holiday Tour of Trees again this year, with the last tree expected to be ready in local businesses by Thursday.


"We work with the schools each year to host the Holiday Tour of Trees; most of those are done but they’re not completely finished," said Dow. "The city provides the trees and then the schools decorate them. We’ve asked that they decorate them by the Christmas parade (at 6 p.m.) on Thursday."