Keller to kick off first weekend of December with ‘Holly Days’ event

Christmas tree at Keller Town Hall
Keller’s "Holly Days" event will take place at Keller Town Hall on Dec. 3 from 6-10 p.m. (Courtesy city of Keller)

Keller’s "Holly Days" event will take place at Keller Town Hall on Dec. 3 from 6-10 p.m. (Courtesy city of Keller)

The city of Keller is hosting its “Holly Days” event Dec. 3, which will include performances, food, Santa and much more, according to the event’s Facebook page.

Holly Days will take place at Keller Town Hall, 1100 Bear Creek Parkway, from 6-10 p.m., the page stated. From 6-7 p.m., attendees can watch stage entertainment, browse vendors and food trucks, try out the ice skating rink, and see a small laser show. “The Very Merry Light Parade” will begin at 7 p.m.

Once the parade ends around 7:45 p.m., Santa will be dropped off in front of Keller Town Hall and the big laser show that lights the Christmas tree will begin. The city’s 14th annual “Santa Scurry 5K” will start once the Christmas tree has been lit, the page stated.

The 5K will start at Keller Town Hall and continue through the Bear Creek trail system. Registration for the 5K and youth 5K ends Dec. 3 at 6 p.m., while registration for the virtual 5K ends Dec. 3 at 11:59 p.m., according to the Santa Scurry website. To register for the 5K, click here.

Photos with Santa will start at 8 p.m., and the event will officially end at 10 p.m.

Due to the event, there will be multiple road closures, the page stated. Town Center Lane and Keller Town Hall’s parking circle will be closed from Bear Creek Parkway to FnG Eats beginning at 7 a.m. and continuing for the entire day Dec. 3. Bear Creek Parkway from Rufe Snow Drive to Country Brook Drive will be closed starting at 4 p.m. until the event ends.

Handicap parking will be available at the event on a first-come, first-served basis in Keller Town Hall’s west parking lot, according to the page. Parking will also be available in an overflow lot at Life Church on Keller Parkway, and a shuttle will run between the lot and the event from 5:30-10:30 p.m.

Event parking is not allowed at the Moviehouse & Eatery, Hampton Inn & Suites, Tom Thumb, or behind the Arthouse apartment complex, which will only be open to its residents and commercial tenants, the page stated.
By Bailey Lewis
Bailey Lewis covers the cities of Grapevine, Colleyville and Southlake, as well as Keller, Roanoke and northeast Fort Worth. In December 2020, she graduated from the University of Oklahoma with her Bachelor's degree in journalism. Previously, she worked and interned for various publications, such as Local Profile, the OU Daily, the Malheur Enterprise and News21. When she's not writing, she enjoys spending time with her cat and watching documentaries.