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Enjoy the holidays with these Central Texas events

Check out these holiday events just in time for the season!

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Published: 4:09 PM CST December 1, 2022
Updated: 4:35 PM CST December 1, 2022

Here are events happening around Central Texas during the Christmas season. Grab some hot chocolate, a nice blanket and save these dates!


Annual Christmas Concert presented by Temple Symphony Orchestra, Temple Symphony Orchestra: 100 W. Adams Avenue, MailBox 10

A Very Special Christmas Party, Wilson Park Recreation Center, 2205 Curtis B. Elliot Dr.

This event is open to the public for families with special needs individuals. The event is for all ages. 

  • Dec. 10
  • Noon to 2 p.m. 
  • More information here

City of Temple 76th Annual Christmas Parade, Extraco Banks | Temple: Downtown, 18 S. Main St.

  • Dec. 5
  • 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. 
  • The night will begin with Mayor Tim Davis lighting the Christmas tree at City Hall. Then, community members will be able to watch the parade from a seating area or along the streets.

Holiday Market and Food Truck Frenzy, 2 N. Main St. 

  • Dec. 10 
  • 2 p.m. to 7 p.m.
  • Come do your holiday shopping and fill your bellies with the tastes of the Temple community.


Holiday Under the Stars, 101 N. College St. 

  • Dec. 2 
  • 3 p.m.
  • This event will feature a tree lighting, Holiday Market, the Festival of Holidays and a Christmas Parade. 

Family Funfilled Holiday Bazaar, 3601 S. W. S. Young, Dr.

  • Dec. 18 
  • 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
  • Come do your holiday shopping in Killen during this one-day event. There will not only be a mirage of different local businesses but also many kid-friendly activities as well. 

The Big Christmas Tree - Expo, 3601 S. W. S. Young, Dr.

  • Dec. 17 through Dec. 18 
  • 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.  
  • Over 100 exhibitors of different Christmas Trees as well as other holiday-themed activities. 

59th Annual Killeen Christmas Parade, 330 N Gray St.

  • Dec. 1
  • Parade Theme: Christmas Traditions 
  • Celebrate the season with family and friends at Killeens annual Christmas Parade


Christmas on Fifth Street, Bill Daniel Student Center, 1311 S. 5th St.

  • Dec. 1
  • 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.
  • Each year, thousands of Baylor students, faculty, staff and visitors participate in Christmas on Fifth Street annually. They are exploring an outdoor fair this year with vendors and more!

Waco Wonderland Parade, 11th & Austin Avenue  

  • Dec. 3
  • 10 a.m.
  • The parade route begins at 11th & Austin Avenue and will travel down to 3rd & Austin Avenue where it will disperse.

  • Click here for more information.

Christmas Lights in the Village | Mayborn Museum1300 S University Parks Dr.

  • Dec. 9 through Dec. 18 
  • 8 p.m. 

3rd Annual Holiday Market - Waco Wise, 2601 Franklin Ave.

  • Dec. 10 
  • 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • This yearly Holiday Market is designed to help many small businesses in our community have a place to highlight their crafts and services this Holiday Season!


Christmas on the Chisholm Trail, Historic Bell County Courthouse, 101 E. Central Ave. 

  • Dec. 2
  • Christmas on the Chisholm Trail movie and tree lighting.
  • 6 p.m.
  • Watch How the Grinch Stole Christmas outside Historic Bell County Courthouse. There will also be a Tree lighting in front of the courthouse after the movie. Local stores stay open late. The event is hosted by City of Belton and Downtown Belton Business Alliance.

Christmas on the Chisholm Trail Cont.

  • Dec. 3
  • Noon to 7 p.m.
  • Christmas on the Chisholm Trail is a day full of shopping and fun!
    The day will feature vendors Downtown, Santa & Mrs. Clause at the courthouse, Food Trucks and much more!

Christmas on the Chisholm Trail  

  • Dec. 3 
  • 6 p.m.
  • The parade travels down Penelope Street from the Nolan Creek Bridge to 2nd Avenue.

Fort Hood

Food Drive at BORA, Santa's Village- Live Oak Pavilion, Cottage Road BLDG NA5126

  • Take pictures with Santa and shop vendor's booths at Santa's village.
  • Dec. 1 through Dec. 24
  • 5:30 p.m. to 11 p.m.

Pony Rides at BLORA Ranch 

  • Thursday - Sun Dec. 1 - Dec 4)
  • Nightly (Dec. 8 - Dec. 24) 
  • $5 Ticket, Additional fees apply click here

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