A few festive events worth the trip

Looking for a quick getaway from all of the hustle and bustle this holiday season? Hop in the car and check out some of the seasonal events in Mansfield this December:

*Kingwood Center, a large estate and garden space, is decorated with lights and displays for the holidays through Dec. 29. It's open Thursdays through Sundays from 3-7 p.m., and cost is $5 per person. Learn more at kingwoodcenter.com.

*After a walk through Kingwood Center, hop in the car and check out the Christmas Wunderland light display. It's $6 per car, and is open 5:30-9 p.m. daily through Christmas Day.

*Spend a Sunday at Oak Hill Cottage, a historic home from the mid-1800s that's decorated for the holidays. Tours are $5 for adults and $1 for children, and you can visit from 2-5 p.m. Learn more here.

-Heather Weekley