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LIST | Christmas fun in Central Texas

Here is your one-stop shop for all things happening in your area for Christmas.

TEXAS, USA — With the holidays right around the corner, we have prepared a list to help you prepare for your holiday outings this season. 

Temple

75th Annual Christmas Parade 

Where: E. Adams Ave. and N. 8th Street

When: Dec. 6 from 4:00 p.m. until 7:20 p.m.

Admission: Free, more information here

Holiday Season First Friday

Where: Downtown Temple

When: December 4th, evening hours

Admission: Free, special deals found here

Winter Wonderland at Wilson

Where: Wilson Park Recreation Center 

When: Dec. 11 from 9 am until 11 a.m.

Admission: Free

Downtown Temple Holiday Market  

Where: 8109 S General Bruce Dr. 

When: Dec. 11 from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. 

General Admission: $5 per person - Tickets on sale Dec. 18

of the River Christmas, Reuben D. Talasek Bend of the River Ranch

Where: 8109 S General Bruce Dr. 

When: Dec. 18 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. 

Admission: $5 per person - Tickets on sale Dec.18

Santa at the Depot 

Where: Temple Railroad and Heritage Museum

When: Dec. 4 from 5 p.m. - 7 p.m.

Admission: $5 per person, purchase here.

Waco

Waco Wonderland 

Location: 8109 S General Bruce Dr. 

Hours of Operation: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. 

Admission: $5 per person - Tickets on sale Dec. 18

The GrinchMobile Holiday Fire Engine

When: Dec. 14, Dec.16, Dec. 21

Where: Dec. 14- Chapel & Trail Blazer Parks

Dec. 16 - Bridge Street Plaza & Gurley Parks

Dec. 21 - Dewey Park & North Waco Parks

Admission: FREE

The Big Christmas Expo

When: 8109 S General Bruce Dr. 

Where: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. 

Admission: $5 per person - Tickets on sale Dec.18

Texas Holiday Market

Where: 8109 S General Bruce Dr. 

When: Dec. 4 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. 

Admission: $5 per person - Tickets on sale Dec. 18

Christmas Lights in the Village

Where: Mayborn Museum Complex 1300 S University Parks Dr, Waco, TX

When: Dec. 10-12 & Dec. 17-19, 6 to 8 p.m.

Admission: $10 - Tickets on sale here

Killeen 

Holiday Market and Christmas Celebration

Where: Lions Club Park

When: Dec. 2 from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. 

 Admission: FREE, more info here.

Holiday Under The Stars 

Where: Downtown Killeen - 330 N Gray St

When: Dec. 3rd - 5th, Hour vary

Admission: Free, more info here.

Epically Hogwarts Holiday

Where: Mayborn Science Theater 6200 W Central Texas Expy, Building 152

When: December 4th, 5:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.

Admission: Ticket price range

Jingle Bell Dash Marathon

Where: Andy K. Wells Hike and Bike Trail

When: Dec. 4 at 8 a.m. 

Admission: FREE, sign up here.

Letters to Santa 

Where: Letters can be dropped off at Killeen Family Recreation Center

When: Now through Dec. 13  

Admission: FREE

58th Annual Christmas Parade

Where: Historic Downtown Killeen, parade starts at Ave D & 2nd St

When: December 11th at 1 p.m.

Admission: Free

Belton

Christmas on the Chisholm Trail

Where: E. Central Ave 

When: Dec. 3rd, 6 - 8 p.m., December 4th, 12 - 7 p.m. 

Admission: FREE, more info

Christmas on the Farm

Where: Bell County Expo, 301 W Loop 121

When: Dec. 4 from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m.

Admission: 50¢ per person, $2.00 per family, more info

Parade of Lights

Where: Belton Lake 

When: Dec. 5 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Admission: FREE

Salado

61st Annual Salado Christmas Stroll

Where: Main Street

When: Dec. 3rd-5th, 10th-12th, Friday/Saturday until 9 p.m., Sunday until 5 p.m.

Admission: FREE

Copperas Cove 

7th Annual Krist Kindl Charity Pageant

Where: 1206 W Ave. B 

When: Dec. 4 from 9 a.m. until Noon

Admission: Sign up for tickets here

Krist Kindl Markt

Where: Copperas Cove City Park

When: December 4th - 5th, starts at 10 A.M.

Admission: Free admission and parking 

Copperas Cove Christmas Parade

Where: Copperas Cove High School

When: Dec 4 from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Admission: FREE

Adaptive Cookies with Santa

Where: Copperas Civic Center

When: Dec. 11 from 2 p.m. until 5 p.m. 

Admission: $7 per child, more information here

Hot Cocoa in the Park

Where: 1206 W. Avenue B

When: Dec. 2 from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m.

Admission: Free with registration for event.

Harker Heights

Frost Fest & December Movies in the Park

Where: Harker Heights Community Park, 1605 Knights Way

When: Dec. 10 from 5:30 p.m. until 8 p.m. 

Admission: FREE

Selfie With Santa

Where: Express ER Harker Heights, 980 Knight's Way 

When: Dec. 11th at 11 a.m. 

Admission: FREE, more info

Bryan

Downtown Bryan Holiday Stroll & Lighted Parade

Where: Casa Rodriguez on Bryan Avenue

When: Dec. 9 from 6:30 p.m. until 8 p.m. 

Admission: FREE

Fort Hood

The Annual Christmas with the CAV Concert

Where: Howze Theater, 3300 Battalion Ave 

When: Dec. 10 at 7 p.m.

Admission: FREE - Open to public arrive at Visitor Center