Christmas time is here!

After so many cancelled events last year, there is no shortage of ways to double down with the Christmas fun this year in Waco and surrounding towns! Below is a list of the fun activities you can take the whole family to. If we missed any.. let us know!

Thank you to our community sponsor, Victoria Brown with Noonday Collection, for making this community resource available!

::Christmas in The Area::

  • Nature in Lights
    • November 12, 2021 – January 2, 2022, including Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, and Christmas. Nightly, 5:30-11pm
    • Enjoy a five-and-a-half mile holiday lights attraction at BLORA your entire Family can enjoy! Tune into your vehicle Radio Station 91.9FM to listen holiday music for your Nature In Lights drive through experience!
    • Santa’s Village will be open select days and times, so be sure to check out the website to make the most of your visit! You can also find special events, rates, and directions on the site .
  • Lights of West
    • November 19 – December 31
    • Drive Through Hours:
      • Sunday – Thursday, 6-10pm
      • Friday & Saturday, 6-11pm
    • Celebrate Christmas this year by experiencing Texas’s newest Christmas light park.  Lights of West is over a mile long and features 100+ scenes, 70 Christmas trees and more than one million Christmas lights.
    • Visit their website for special events, directions, and rates.
  • Christmas Lights at the Silos
    • November 26 – December 30
    • Join Magnolia for a month of merry at the Silos! They’ve got fun events planned and daily surprises to keep you in the Christmas spirit (including snow!). Bring your family and friends as we delight in the holiday season together.
      • Santa at the Silos
        • Every Friday & Saturday, Nov 26 – Dec 18 & 23, 10:30am-3:00pm
        • Reserve a time online
      • Storytime with Mrs. Claus
        • Every Saturday of Christmas at the Silos – 11:00am, 12:30pm, 2:30pm
      • Shop Under the Christmas Lights
        • Every Friday & Saturday, Nov 26 – Dec 18 & 23, 6:00-8:00pm
  • Waco Wonderland
    • December 3 – 5
      • Friday: 5-10pm, Saturday: 10am-10pm, Sunday: 12-6pm
    • Food trucks, Santa, ferris wheel, vendor market, snow tube hill, parade and more!
    • Visit their website to see times and events for each day, location, & more
  • Nutcracker Ballet with Waco Symphony
    • Sunday, December 12 at 2:00pm
    • Waco Hall
    • Visit their website to purchase tickets and see more info
  • Wild Lights at Cameron Park Zoo
    • November 26, 2021 – January 9, 2022
    • Wednesday & Thursday, 6:00-9:30pm (last entry at 8:30pm)
    • Friday, Saturday, & Sunday, 6:00-10:00pm (last entry at 9:00pm)
    • Closed Dec 24, 25 & Jan 1
    • T’was a night before Christmas, and all through the park not a creature was stirring as the evening grew dark. With the animals tucked away safely for a long winter’s night. The Zoo suddenly brightened with thousands of tiny lights. There were carolers singing and tasty treats, too. Now there’s just one thing missing– we’re all expecting you!
  • Kahler’s School of Soccer – Winter Soccer Camp
    • Sunday, December 19
    • Ages 3 – 1st Grade, 8-11am
    • 2nd – 6th Grade, 1-4pm
    • Visit their website to register
  • Market at the Mill Funky Flea & Norwegian Country Christmas
    • December 3 – 4th
    • December 3rd Funky Flea will kick off at 6:00pm with live music, food, drinks, beer, and 40+ vendors for shopping at Market at the Mill in Clifton.
    • While Funky Flea is happening, Norwegian Country Christmas will also be in full force with a lighted parade kicking things off Friday night and more events Saturday.
    • Visit both websites above to find our more information, schedule of events, and directions.
  • Christmas Lights in the Village at the Mayborn Museum
    • December 10-12 & 17-19, 6:00-8:00pm
    • The thousands of lights illuminating the Gov. Bill and Vara Daniel Historic Village are sure to create unforgettable memories.
      Slow down your holiday season with a relaxing stroll through the village that will include a petting zoo, visits with Santa and Mrs. Claus, food for purchase from local vendors, and more!
  • Breakfast with Santa at the Earle-Napier-Kinnard House
    • Saturday, December 4th, 9:00-11:00am
    • Join us for a morning of arts, crafts, food, and Santa at the Earle-Napier-Kinnard House. There will be activities galore and opportunities for pictures with Santa Clause for the whole family!
    • Visit website to purchase tickets, directions, and info
  • Christmas on 5th Street with Baylor
    • Thursday, December 2 – 5:00-10:00pm
    • A trail of lights begins on 5th Street and continues throughout campus. Horse-drawn carriages trot past activities like a faux ice rink, face painting, vendor market, and local food trucks.
    • Visit website to see schedule of events, locations, and all other info
  • Cameron Park Zoo Holiday Themed Scavenger Hunt
    • December 11th, 9:00am-2:00pm
    • Join us at the zoo searching for clues and learning more about our animals! It is $20 per team to play. This includes the scavenger hunt and one stuffed animal.
    • Visit website to purchase tickets and find more info
  • Holiday Hustle 5k
    • Saturday, November 27, 9:00am
    • Visit website for registration, location, and other important info
  • Christmas Skate Camp
    • December 20 – 24, 8:30am-1:00pm
    • 5 – 12 year olds
    • Visit website to see pricing, location, special instructions, and more
  • McGregor Christmas Parade and Tree Lighting
    • Saturday, November 27th
  • Light Up Christmas Parade – Robinson
    • December 2, 6:30pm
    • The City of Robinson and The Greater Robinson Chamber of Commerce are excited to announce the annual Christmas parade will be on December 2nd!
      Just like last year, the Christmas parade will be a “reverse parade”. Floats will line up on Peplow Drive and you will be able to drive up Peplow from Old Robinson Road towards HWY 77 to view them beginning at 6:30 p.m.
  • Christmas Farm Festival – Gallia Family Farm
    • November 27th – December 19th
    • Every Saturday 10:00-4:00pm, Every Sunday 12:00-4:00pm
    • Come join us on the farm for a day of family fun! Santa Claus will be joining us each day from 2-4pm for you to take pictures with, so bring your cameras! We will have farm animals, a hay ride, giant jenga, giant tic tac toe, giant checkers, sling shot, photo ops, corn pit, corn hole, a craft ornament station, vendors, hot coco, cinnamon rolls, food trucks and more!
    • Visit website to purchase tickets, location, directions, and more!
  • Crafts with the Clauses – Waco Downtown Farmers Market
    • December 4, 10:00am-1:00pm: 500 Washington Ave
    • Enjoy the Christmas season with a fun activity for all ages. Christmas crafts with the Clauses and photo opportunities for you and your pets with Santa and Mrs. Claus.
    • Pay by Craft
  • Christmas in the Country – Lorena
    • November 27, 10:00am-4:00pm
    • Parade starting at 10:00am followed by lunch and shopping downtown
  • SENSORY SANTA at Cameron Park Zoo
    • December 7, 6:00-8:00pm
    • We’re taking Santa to the zoo! Please join us for our annual Sensory Santa event with a special twist. Come enjoy a stroll through the Christmas lights, games, crafts, treats, and of course a low-stress photo opportunity with Santa.
      This event is free as always, but tickets will be required for entry. An online ticketing link will be posted soon.
  • Central Waco Library Make-N-Take Ornament Extravaganza 
    • December 20-23, all day
    • Do you need a last minute ornament to finish your decorating? Stop by this week and make something amazing! We’ll have materials and directions to make unique ornaments and there will be something for tiny hands and more experienced ones, so bring the whole crew!
  • Family Storytime at Waco Libraries
    • 10:30am
    • Enjoy a cozy storytime and wintry activity that will be fun for everyone!
    • December 20 – South Waco
    • December 21 – East Waco
    • December 22 – West Waco
    • December 23 – Central
  • Winter Break Camps
    • Registration is now underway for Winter Break Camps at Bledsoe-Miller, Dewey, & South Waco Community Centers!
    • December 20 – January 3
    • Monday – Friday, 7:30am-5:30pm
    • Kids 5 – 13 years old
    • recreational activities, arts and crafts, games, field trips and more
    • Cost – $100 per child
    • To sign up, contact centers directly:
      • Bledsoe-Miller: 750-8684
      • Dewey: 750-8677
      • South Waco: 750-8650

Whew! That’s a lot! But we sure hope there is at least ONE thing on this list that you will find to enjoy with your kids, your family, or even your girlfriends! And if you ever need a friend to shop with or another mom to take the kids together.. that’s what Waco Moms is for! Comment on any of our facebook posts the events you’re looking at and we’ll see who else in the community is going that can maybe meetup for some Christmas fun together!

Don’t forget to check out our Ultimate Guide to Christmas & Holiday Events in Waco for Santa Sightings, and more!

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