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More than 100,000 lights are being installed to welcome attendees to Mesquite’s longest running event. Christmas in the Park will return to Westlake Park December 4 – 6. This three day event will feature; pictures with Santa, Mrs. Claus story time and cookies, hot cocoa, a living manger, community yule log, bounce houses, hay rides, petting zoo, pony rides, crafts, concessionaires and more. The hours of the event are Thursday, 6 – 9 p.m. Friday, 6 – 10 p.m. and Saturday, 6 – 10 p.m. Admission is free. “Christmas in the Park helps to kicks off the holiday season and bring families together to celebrate with fun activities,” said Jessica Larson Mesquite Parks and Recreation Marketing Specialist. The first Christmas in the Park was in 1985 and started as an open house event to celebrate the renovations of the Westlake House by various city dignitaries and employees. The following year luminaries were placed on walkways for a “walk around the lake” for the community. In the early 90’s Christmas in the Park expanded to what it is today. For more information, call 972-216-6260. ###