Mansfield kicks off the holiday season the first weekend in December with a full weekend of fun and entertainment for the whole family. The events begins on Friday night at City Hall with the official tree lighting, visits with Santa, entertainment, food, games and fireworks. The fun continues on Saturday with the Fa La La 5k and a holiday parade in Historic Downtown Mansfield. Saturday night, Mansfield ISD Center for the Performing Arts will be rocking with a special concert benefiting the district cultural arts programs. The festivities wrap up on Sunday with the Tour of Holiday Homes.
Winter Walk began years ago as a grand opening celebration to the Walnut Creek Linear Trail and has continued as a great, family-friendly way for residents of all ages to come together and enjoy the fresh air and cooler temperatures of the season on a leisurely one mile walk. In 2017, the event was transformed into the Snowman Run, a 5k race geared towards kids and families. The race shirts feature three "coal" buttons, and participants complete the look by adding scarves, hats and more.