The Port Arthur News
Rain and cooler temperatures will hit the area but one Mid-County city will see “snow” on Saturday.
The City of Nederland has modified its plans for Christmas on the Avenue to better deal with the anticipated cold and rainy weather.
Pictures with Santa Claus will still occur starting at noon at new city hall; and Santa will arrive at 10 a.m. for those who want to get an early start, Nederland City Manager Chris Duque said.
The evening of fun will with activities and arts and crafts under the pavilion at Tex Ritter Park at 4 p.m. Dec. 7 on historic Boston Avenue in Nederland.
Angela Fanette, parks and recreation supervisor, outlined some of the fun scheduled for Saturday.
There will be a snowflake search. Contestants will receive a small gift when they turn their snowflakes between 4 and 5 p.m. The names will then go into a drawing for prizes such as a Nintendo DS, XBox 360 and iPad Mini, she said.
Organizers will hide 1,000 snowflakes — some will be in businesses and others will be hidden in the park, city hall and along Boston Avenue.
Then, at 6 p.m., there will be a Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony and winners will be announced, she said.
In addition to the snowflake search winners the city will announce the winners of the essay contest and art contest.
Members of Nederland High School football team, Big Ned and the cast of Scrooge are expected to make an appearance.
The big event of the night will be snow.
“The snow is still on,” Kacie Brown, Nederland recreation assistant, said. “It’s on with the show with the snow. We’ll have people bundled up and we welcome everyone out to celebrate.”
Patrons to the event will also have a chance to purchase the city’s second annual holiday ornament for $5. This year the ornament features the Christmas on the Avenue snow globe. Proceeds go to the city’s community programs.