The Annual Carol of Lights weekend saw a big turnout,

not only for the parade and events on the square, but also for the Lampasas County Museum’s Tour of Homes on Sunday.

Two big highlights that drew the local crowds were the showing of the Keystone Hotel’s ongoing rehab and the completed rehab on the Key Avenue “Gillen House” that houses the Shell and Shell law offices.

Saturday’s Carol of Lights started with the Snow Queen contests at the bandstand, then later on the bandstand, some dignitaries gave their season’s greetings to the crowd. The soon to retire County Judge Wayne Boultinghouse then threw the switch, turning on the Courthouse lights. The Hims of Praise vocal group sang some Christmas Carols, which then led up to the Lighted Christmas Parade.

The parade had lots of big, well-lighted floats, and there were Boy Scouts with the Color Guard and a Fort Hood Band marched and played happy Christmas tunes.

The event was a success and is sure bring larger and larger crowds to Lampasas.