East Texans enjoy Holiday In The Park

After a long wait Santa Scirto made a big appearance at the third annual Holiday In the Park event in Tyler.  East Texans of all ages who donated a toy for the Salvation Army's Angel Tree lined up all the way to the back to the street to greet Santa Scirto and take a picture.

Several Tyler Independent School District students sang Christmas carols in the park.  From the slippery snow hill, to throwing snow balls and having lots of fun, East Texans had a blast at this year's Holiday In the Park.

"Oh I just love it," said Tyler resident Toni Lenz.  "A lot of time in Tyler we don't get snow, so it's fun that the kids get to come out and get into some snow at least once in the winter."  Organizers say more than 12,000 East Texans attended this year's Holiday In The Park.

LaKecia Shockley. Reporting. lshockley@kltv.com