Holiday Activities in the Heart of Texas 2013

The holiday season is in full swing in Waco & the Heart of Texas.  Take advantage of the great selection of holiday activities throughout the region and get out and CELEBRATE THE SEASON!

Nov. 30 –Dec. 7:  Waco Wonderland (Waco)
Heritage Square & Austin Ave. (3rd St. & Austin Ave.), free event (ice skating: $5 per person)
Sat. (Nov. 30): 10 AM-9 PM, Sun.: Noon-9 PM, Mon.-Fri.: 4-9 PM, Sat. (Dec. 7): 10 AM-9 PM

Dec. 5: Bellmead Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony & Parade (Bellmead)

Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony: Bellmead Park (3015 Bellmead Dr.), free event, 6 PM
Parade starts at Bellmead Dr. & Loop 340 and ends at Eastgate Plaza, free event, 7 PM

Dec. 6: Baylor’s Singing Seniors Christmas Concert (Waco)
Lake Shore Estates (3209 Village Green Dr.), free event, 10:30 AM

Dec. 6: Christmas on 5th Street (Waco)
Dewey Recreation Center (925 N. 9th St.), ages 5-13, $10 per person, 5:30-9:30 PM, 254-750-8677

Dec. 6: 6th Annual “A Dr Pepper Christmas” (Waco)
Dr Pepper Museum (300 S. 5th St.), $20 adults & $10 children, 6:30-8:30 PM, 254-757-1025

Dec 6: Sounds of the Season (Waco)
City Hall (300 Austin Ave.), free event, 10 AM: Waco Baptist Academy 3rd-6th graders & 2 PM: Texas Christian Academy JH Choir

Dec. 7: Waco Wonderland Holiday Parade (Waco)
Downtown Waco (Austin Ave.), free event, 10 AM

Dec. 7-8, & Dec. 14-15: Christmas on the Brazos Holiday Showcase House (Waco)
Fort House Historic Home Museum (503 S. 4th St.), $5 per person, 2-5 PM, 254-753-5166

Dec. 7-8: Mistletoe Market (Waco)
Waco Convention Center (100 Washington Ave.), free event, Sat.: 10 AM-8 PM & Sun.: 10 AM–4 PM

Dec. 7: Big Texas Christmas Present (Waco)
Texas Ranger Hall of Fame & Museum (100 Texas Ranger Trail)
Benefiting Gifts for Grannies. Donations will be accepted at the museum from 1-3 PM. Anyone making a donation to
Gifts for Grannies will receive free admission (one free admission per item).

Dec. 9-10: Carols of Christmas (Waco)
McLean Foyer of Meditation in the Armstrong Browning Library (710 Speight Ave.), $15 per person, 7:30 PM, 254-710-3571

Dec 10: Sounds of the Season (Waco)
City Hall (300 Austin Ave.), free event, 10 AM: Parkview Christian Pre K-Kindergarten

Dec. 10: Baylor’s Singing Seniors Christmas Concert (Waco)
Richland Mall (6001 W. Waco Dr.), free event, 6 PM

Dec 12: Sounds of the Season (Waco)
City Hall (300 Austin Ave.), free event, 11 AM: University High Choir & 3 PM: Waco High Choir

Dec. 12-13: A Christmas Carol (Waco)
Jubilee Theatre (1319 N. 15th St.), $5 per person, 7 PM, 254-753-4900

Dec. 13: Waco Symphony Orchestra presents ‘Tis the Season (Waco)
Waco Hall on Baylor University Campus (624 Speight Ave.), $15-$35, 7 PM, 254-754-0851

Dec. 13-14: It’s A Wonderful Life – A Live Radio Play (Waco)
605 Austin Ave., $15-$35, 7:30 PM, 254-313-8920

Dec. 14: Christmas in the Village (Waco)
Mayborn Museum Complex (1300 S. University Parks Dr.), General Admission Prices, 12- 4 PM

Dec. 14: Hewitt Christmas Parade & Tree Lighting (Hewitt)
Parade starts at Midway Middle School (800 Hewitt Dr.) and ends at Chama Dr., free event, 4 PM
Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony: Hewitt Park (801 Hewitt Dr.), free event, 5:30 PM

Dec. 14: Brunch with the Reindeer Bunch (Waco)
Dr Pepper Museum (300 S. 5th St.), ages 6-11, $20 per children, 9 AM-Noon, 254-757-1025

Dec. 14: Candlelight Tour and Reception (Waco)
Candlelight Tour: Fort House Historic House Museum (503 S. 4th St.), 5:30 PM, $40 for tour and reception
Reception: Lee Lockwood Library & Museum (2801 W. Waco Dr.), 8:30 PM
254-753-5166

Dec. 15: Messiah (Waco)
Seventh & James Baptist Church (602 James Ave.), free event, 6 PM

Dec 16: Sounds of the Season (Waco)
City Hall (300 Austin Ave.), free event, 4:15 PM: Youth Chorus of Central Texas

Dec 17: Sounds of the Season (Waco)
City Hall (300 Austin Ave.), free event, 11 AM: Reicher High School Choir

Dec 18: Sounds of the Season (Waco)
City Hall (300 Austin Ave.), free event, 11 AM: Reicher Women’s Choir

Dec 19: Sounds of the Season (Waco)
City Hall (300 Austin Ave.), free event, 11 AM: Reicher Men’s Choir & 1:15 PM: Brook Ave Elementary

Dec 20: Sounds of the Season (Waco)
City Hall (300 Austin Ave.), free event, 10:30 AM: Live Oak Classical School

Dec. 20: “Santa at the Station” (Waco)
Waco Transit (301 S. 8th St.), free pictures with Santa, 1-6 PM

Dec. 20: Fire Engine Santa (Waco)
South Waco Community Center (2815 Speight Ave.), ages 5-13, free event, 3 PM

Dec. 21: The Story of Scrooge (Waco)
Waco Civic Theatre (1517 Lake Air Dr.), Rated G, $10-$15, 7:30 PM, 254-776-1591