Christmas cards spring to life today on square

Christmas cards will again come to life on the Granbury square.

The Living Christmas Cards experience is an outdoor, interactive family event. The holiday extravaganza takes place today.

“Lakeside Baptist Church wants this to be our Christmas gift to the community,” said Carey Dyer, minister of music and worship at Lakeside Baptist Church.

“It is a free event, and we feel that people of all ages will be inspired by the true hope and spirit of Christmas.”

THE CARDS

The Christmas cards are huge with a combined painted surface area of over 3,000 square feet.

The panels have been hand-painted by Granbury’s renowned artist James Spurlock. Each card depicts a different thematic scene from Christmas including Silent Night, winter wonderland and the Nativity.

The cards may be viewed and enjoyed throughout the day, but the real magic begins at 6:30 tonight.

As you visit each Living Christmas Card, it will come to life with singers, actors and dancers who seem to have stepped right out of the card as they interact with the audience.

There are eight cards and each repeats an 8-minute vignette (nine times in all) – so if the crowd shows up at 6:30 and rotates from card to card, they’ll be able to see all eight.

CHRISTMAS VILLAGE FOR KIDS

New this year, a Kids Christmas Village is planned from 2-5 p.m. today on Bridge Street downtown. Free crafts, hot chocolate and a nativity petting zoo will be set up.