Homes and businesses are decorated for the Christmas holiday as people hustle from store to store looking for those perfect gifts.

The Alice Chamber of Commerce is hosting the 12 days of Christmas events that families can partake at no cost. Each event with a different theme.

To kick off the celebrations, the annual lighted parade will be held on Tuesday, Dec. 5 at 6 p.m. The parade will travel from Cameron to Main Street.

Other events include:

Wednesday, Dec. 6 - Letters to Santa at the Alice Chamber of Commerce located at 612 East Main Street. Each letter will be delivered to Macy's for $1 donation to Make A Wish Foundation.

Thursday, Dec. 7 - Jazz in the Park and Alice Winter Wonderland snow days at 6 p.m. at the Veterans Park on Alto Street.

Friday, Dec. 8 - Christmas Movie Night - 7 p.m. at PlainsCaptial Bank at 601 East Main Street. Come dressed in your favorite pajamas.

Saturday, Dec. 9 - Pets with Santa from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Alice Chamber of Commerce located at 612 East Main Street. It includes Photo Contest. Send your photo of your pet to Alice Chamber of Commerce at 612 E. Main St. $5 per entry.

Sunday, Dec. 10 - Christmas Arts and Crafts from 2 to 4 p.m. at RBVs Downtown Freeze located at 241 East Main Street. Bring the kids.

Monday, Dec. 11 - Music in the Park at 6 p.m. at the Veterans Park on Alto Street with various bands for entertainment. Headliner is Robert Ray at 7 p.m. Menudo contest and Parade awards.

Tuesday, Dec. 12 - Story Night at Alice Public Library on 401 East Third Street at 6 p.m. sponsored by the Alice Rotary Club.

Wednesday, Dec. 13 - Cookies for Santa at 6 p.m. Kids will get to decorate cookies for Santa at the City of Alice Multi-Use Complex on 723 Farm to Market The event is sponsored by Walmart.

Thursday, Dec. 14 - Chamber Mixer "Christmas Jingle and Mingle" from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at the Alice Chamber of Commerce. Bring your favorite homemade cookies for the Cookie Contest.

Friday, Dec. 15 - Pictures with Santa from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Alice Chamber of Commerce, 612 E. Main.

Saturday, Dec. 16 - Shop Alice vendor booths and food trucks starting at 10 a.m. at downtown Alice. Lots of activities including tamale contest, Ugly Sweater contest, kids's parade at noon and fashion show at 2 p.m.

For more information contact the Alice Chamber of Commerce at or call 361-664-3454.