The Christmas season is in full swing in Texoma and this weekend there will be plenty of places to spread holiday joy. From an annual toy run and Christmas concert to Sherman’s Snowflake festival, no matter the age, there will be an event for each member of the family. Also, this weekend is Grayson College’s “Black, White and Variants of Gray” exhibit artist reception and the beginning of the Christmas Sherman Community Players production. Here are five events to get you out of the house this weekend.


1. Toys for all the good little girls and boys


The 24th annual “For the Kids” Toy Run will be held Sunday. The run will go from Classic of Texoma in Denison to Sherman VFW 2772. Last year, the event benefiting the Grayson County Salvation Army raised $34,000. There will be a barbecue dinner at 2 p.m., a live auction, and entertainment. For more information, call Tonya Bell at 903-718-0511.


2. Jingle bells, jingle bells


Do not be surprised if you hear “Sleigh Bells” permeating from Austin College on Sunday afternoon. The Sherman Symphony’s “Christmas Pops” concert will be held at 3 p.m. on the college’s campus. Each year, there are special guests and special musical surprises. Tickets will be saved at the front for reserved ticket holders. Tickets can be purchased at http://www.shermansymphony.org.


3. Snowflake festival


The city of Sherman will be lighting its downtown Christmas tree this weekend. The Sherman Christmas parade and Snowflake Festival will be held Saturday. The free festival starts at 2 p.m. The parade is at 6 p.m. and the lighting of the tree will be at 5:30 p.m. in front of the Grayson County Courthouse. The parade’s theme this year is “Christmas in Cartoons.” For more information, visit http://www.DowntownSherman.com.


4. A display of neutrals


The 18th annual “Black, White and Variants of Gray” exhibit at Grayson College went on display Nov. 12. The exhibit will close Friday after an artists reception to be held from 5:30-7 p.m. on the first floor of the Grayson College Arts and Communications Center. There are 81 works from 34 artists in the exhibit. The event is free and open to all wishing to attend.


5. Lt. General Sir Oliver “Daddy” Warbucks


“Annie,” the second musical of the Sherman Community Players 70th season opens Friday. The play shows for three weekends. Shows are at 7:30 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays and at 2 p.m. Sundays. Tickets can be purchased at http://www.scptheater.org or by calling 903-892-8818.