1. Dinosaur Valley events

Dinosaur Valley State Park will be holding some fun events for the holiday weekend including a Black Friday hike and Painting with a Ranger. The hike will begin at 11 a.m. Friday and is about one mile long. The Painting with a Ranger will begin at 2 p.m. Friday and all materials will be provided, but space is limited so contact the state park at 254-897-4588.

2. Christmas Light Drive Through

Pack up the car and head to Oakdale Park for the Christmas Light Drive Through event open Saturday-Sunday, Dec. 31. The park cabins have been  decorated by local businesses and organizations and the drive through is free and open to the public. For more information visit the event’s Facebook page or call 254-897-3081.

3. Lighted Christmas Parade and Tree Lighting

Come out and celebrate the most wonderful time of the year at the Glen Rose Lighted Christmas Parade and Tree Lighting event taking place from 6-7 p.m. Saturday in the Historic Glen Rose Square. The festivities begin at 10 a.m. with face painting, local dance groups, musicians and pictures with Santa. For more information visit the event’s Facebook page or call 254-897-3081.