Bowie sparkles with the joy of the holiday season as December opens with the Fantasy of Lights Christmas Festival presented by the Bowie Community Development Board. It always takes place the first Saturday of the month. Downtown buildings are outlined in white lights, while the community Christmas tree beckons for the official tree lighting right before the parade that features all lighted entries. Fantasy of Lights was one of the first lighted parades and has grown to one of the largest holiday parades in North Texas. The night before the festival there is a Sip & Stroll event and Saturday morning is the FREE "Pancakes with Santa" held at the Fire Department. For details call 940-872-6246 or click here.