Venus is gearing up for its annual Venus Christmas on the Square, sponsored by the Greater Venus Chamber of Commerce. The event will be held Saturday, Dec. 1, beginning with a parade at 10 a.m.

“Anyone who would like to enter a horse or a decorated car or any other vehicle in the parade is invited to do so,” said chamber board member Shirley Hedgepeth.

Attractions for the day will include a live disc jockey to provide seasonal music and karaoke.

“Santa will also arrive at 2 p.m. and photos with Santa will be taken after that time,” said Hedgepeth, who said Miss Venus and her court would be on hand to light the Christmas tree at 2 p.m.

“There will be food vendors, as well as arts and crafts,” Hedgepeth said, noting vendor spots are still available. “This is the 10th year that the chamber has sponsored the Christmas on the Square. Before that, it was sponsored by the city.”

Hedgepeth said a large turnout is expected for Christmas on the Square. Anyone who would like to have a vendor booth can contact her at 972-366-3110.