The Brownwood Area Chamber of Commerce will host their annual "Treats for Santa Bake-off" competition at the upcoming 11th Annual Christmas Under the Stars Festival on the first weekend in December.  Area bakers can enter the contest to show off their skills in several categories including pies, cakes, bars/brownies, cookies, bread/rolls, and muffins.  The contest will take place on the second day of the festival, Saturday, Dec. 7  Baked goods will only be accepted on Saturday, Dec. 7 from 3 to 4 p.m. at the Brownwood Area Chamber of Commerce and judging will begin at 4:30 p.m. Scoring for each treat will be based on taste, appearance and originality.

There is no cost to enter the competition and cash prizes will be awarded for first and second place winners.  Entry forms are available at the Brownwood Area Chamber of Commerce or can be downloaded at BrownwoodChristmas.com. The 11th Annual Christmas Under the Stars Festival will feature holiday games, crafts, food and attractions for kids of all ages.  The event will take place on Friday, Dec. 6 and Saturday, Dec. 7 from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Depot Complex and the Lehnis Railroad Museum.  Key attractions will include Santa Claus, Big Wheel Races, and more.  Sponsors for the festival include United Supermarkets, Citizens National Bank, Little Dude Ranch, Brookshires, and Brownwood Women's Clinic. Big Wheel Races sponsored by Matthew Williams State Farm, Sonic Drive-In, and Smile Doctor Braces.

The Annual Lighted Christmas Parade will be held Thursday, Dec. 5 at 6:30 p.m. in Downtown Brownwood sponsored by Texas Rock Crusher Railway.  Call the Brownwood Area Chamber of Commerce at 325-646-9535 for more information or visit BrownwoodChristmas.com.