Celina Main Street was faced with the tough choice this week to cancel the last Friday Night Market of the season thanks to a chilly forecast.
Although the National Weather Service shows an outlook of clear skies, a Friday night low of 36 would put the cool touch on the market in the Celina square.
Downtown Development Manager Rebecca Barton said several factors went into the decision, and canceling events is a last resort.
“We look forward to the Friday Night Market and deciding to cancel any event is tough,” she said. “For this particular event, we had a few vendors notify us they would not be in attendance due to the low temperatures.”
She said officials sent out a survey to the remaining vendors, and a large majority responded they would not attend due to the cold temperatures, which would most likely bring low attendance.
Fortunately for locals, however, Christmas on the Square will bring a full evening of holiday merriment including pictures with Santa, hayride, inflatables, food, crafts, holiday market, tree lighting ceremony and more. The annual event is set for 5-8 p.m. Dec. 4.
The Friday Night Market will return for 2020 at 6 p.m. March 6. Markets will take place the first Friday of the month March-November with the exception of July 10, Barton said.
For more information on Friday Night Markets visit celinamarketonthesquare.com or follow on Facebook.