FROM STAFF REPORTS
LLANO — What child doesn’t want to grab a sled, stand at the top of a precipice, look down a snow-covered hill, get a running start and let gravity work its magic?
For Highland Lakes kids, this opportunity only comes if they head north during the winter or a freak storm covers the area with a blanket of white.
But there is one exception, and it’s 1-9 p.m. Dec. 14 at Llano’s Badu Park.
The annual Llano Snow Day gives kids of all ages a chance to sled down a snow-covered hill thanks to some man-made snow. It’s one of the most anticipated events of December.
For a $5 wristband, kids can enjoy a day of sledding. And the band gets you access to a sled (officials ask people not to bring their own).
While the kids are busy climbing up and racing down the hill, parents and grandparents can enjoy the day visiting with each other and watching the young ones have a great time. Families often set up picnics nearby and make a day of it.
With the wristband, children can come and go, so families can bring the kids out for a few hours in the early afternoon, go home and rest or eat and come back later.
The snow does last for several hours, but if the temperature rises, it can affect the pack and the longevity.
If temperatures remain cool, kids can go on sliding right into the night under the glow of the Starry, Starry Night Christmas light display. Families can spend a few hours sledding and then explore the annual Llano lights extravaganza.
Go to www.llanochamber.org or call (325) 247-5354 for more information.