There are so many ways to enjoy the holidays in Winnsboro!
#1 It's a wonderful break from the everyday pressures of life. There are winding back roads to explore, which is a sure-fire way to let go of stress and grab hold of nature. Lots of photo ops, too!
#2 We have a large number of restaurants, both in the historic downtown district and in the commercial corridor along Hwy 515 (Coke Rd.).
#3 Shopping is great at independently owned shops, whose owners are typically in the stores to help you shop.
#4 Every parking spot in Winnsboro is free. No paid parking lots. No meters.
#5 Downtown is constantly in a state of renovation, which is due to our participation in the Main Street Program under the Texas Historical Commission and the National Trust for Historic Preservation. We have just received national recognition as one of 55 National Main Street Cities in Texas.
#6 As one of the first designated Cultural Arts Districts, our Main Street area is where much of the art and music can be found. This area attracts many artists, writers, musicians and actors. Plus we enjoy entertainers from around the state and even some international performers on tour.
#7 We have trees and lakes. By trees, I mean towering pines (this is the Piney Woods after all) as well as stately oaks, maples and aging magnolia trees, among others. We're within a short distance of Lake Cypress Springs and Lake Fork, in addition to smaller lakes, including Lake Winnsboro.
#8 We're only about 100 miles from Dallas. It's an ideal day trip that will take less than a tank of gas from the Metroplex to Winnsboro and back.
#9 You can cut your own Christmas Tree. More details here.
#10 If you happen to be here on Sat., Dec. 3 at 10 am, you can watch the annual parade with this year's "A Homemade Christmas" theme. It's not the Adolphus parade, but the kids, parents and grandparents wouldn't miss it!