Magnolia Park was transformed Friday as thousands flocked to the row of businesses along Magnolia Boulevard for the Holiday in the Park festivities.
A bright red double-decker London-style bus shuttled back and forth along the street, carrying full loads of warmly dressed people to various stops throughout the event. Children and adults filled with holiday spirit could be seen eating popcorn and candied apples, singing along to holiday songs and even freely jaywalking to get to the shops on the opposite side of the street.
Holiday in the Park was organized by the Magnolia Park Partnership, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to improving the Magnolia Park district. The district includes an established residential community of 3,000 homes and hundreds of neighborhood businesses on Magnolia Boulevard between Buena Vista Street and the city limit, and Hollywood Way between Clark Avenue and Chandler Boulevard.