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West Texans gear up for annual Christmas celebrations

Midlanders and Odessans are celebrating the holiday season with tree lightings and parades.
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MIDLAND, Texas — The City of Midland the City of Odessa are preparing to celebrate the holiday season with exciting Christmas events.

In Odessa, festivities will take place on Dec. 3.

Attendees can write letters to Santa at the Copper Rose Building from 2-5 p.m. Santa, Mrs. Claus, their elves and the Grinch will be in attendance.

Meanwhile, the Parade of Lights Market will take place on Texas Avenue from 2-10 p.m. The market will feature food trucks, over 30 vendors and bounce houses.

Finally, the Parade of Lights will take place in Downtown Odessa at 6:30 p.m.

Credit: City of Odessa

In Midland, Centennial Park will play host to the annual Tree Lighting on Dec. 6 at 6:30 p.m.

This year's Lighted Christmas Parade, themed "Anyone can be a Santa," will fall on Dec. 10 at 6:30 p.m. Registrations must be completed by Dec. 8 at 6 p.m.

For more information on the parade and to register, click or tap here.

Credit: City of Midland

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