— Rachel Goodnight
As we prepare to gather as a community, and ring in the holidays with Christmas on Mercer Street this weekend, I’m excited to share with you that downtown Dripping Springs will shine brighter than it has in previous years. That’s because a lot of time and effort have gone into giving our holiday lights and décor a bit of a boost this year.
The garlands over Mercer Street have been updated with new bows. We also added garlands to the light posts. The lights at city hall and “The Triangle” have been professionally installed by Shine of Lakeway. I am most excited about these new lights because seeing “The Triangle” lit up and looking festive is something that I think everyone has wanted to see. The newly wrapped trees are a beautiful backdrop for photos, and I know I will be taking some holiday shots there.
Of course, we wouldn’t be able to spread such holiday cheer if it weren’t for our partners. The Dripping Springs Lion’s Club organizes Christmas on Mercer and has donated decorations. Pedernales Electric Cooperative (PEC) helps us install the décor, and the Precinct 4 Constables Office escorts them when the installations are happening to keep an eye on traffic and keep everyone safe. We are most grateful for these organization’s assistance. We would be remiss if we didn’t thank our own maintenance crew who worked tirelessly to prep and plan for our holiday installations. As I drive down Mercer Street every day, I appreciate all the hard work that has gone into making Downtown beautiful.
Finally, the Dripping Springs Lions’ Christmas tree will officially be lit this Saturday, December 2, at 6:00 p.m. I know everything will look incredible this weekend and I can’t wait to see the beautiful pictures of the lights, as well as everyone who is enjoying them.
About the Blogger:
Rachel Goodnight currently serves as an Administrative Assistant for the City of Dripping Springs. She is a proud graduate of Dripping Springs High School and the University of Texas in Austin. She’s also a huge fan of the holidays and may have been caught playing holiday music in the office before Thanksgiving.