Looking to make the most out of this Christmas season? We’ve got you covered. From Christmas parades to holiday markets, and Santa visits to festive activities, Central Texas has an event to get every Texan in the Christmas spirit. Since Amy’s Attic Self Storage maintains locations throughout Central Texas, we compiled a list of the top Christmas events in the area this season. The Christmas season is all about family, community support, and spreading joy. Let’s celebrate this beautiful season with our Central Texas community!
*It is important to note that event details are subject to change, so be sure to check the event website before the event.*
The Big Christmas Expo
It is never too early to start celebrating the Christmas season. Let’s kick off the holiday festivities with the Big Christmas Expo in Killeen. From local vendors to shopping to entertainment, this event will have fun activities for the whole family. Bring your family and friends out to this exciting event!
Dates: Saturday – Sunday, November 25 – 26, 2023
Time: 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
What’s Included: Shopping, The Parade of Angels Christmas Show, pictures with Santa, storytime with Mrs. Claus, Christmas carolers, food, vendors, arts and crafts, giveaways, door prizes, entertainment, and so much more!
Painting With A Twist: Rustic Christmas
Painting With A Twist: Rustic Christmas… sign me up! Learn step-by-step from instructor Alysia Grudier on painting either a rustic Santa or a rustic snowman. Bring your best pals and/or family to make a holiday decoration or potential holiday gift. You may bring your own alcohol and purchase snacks available in the studio. Secure your spot today for the special half-price weekend before tickets sell out!
Date: Friday, November 24, 2023
Time: 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Admission: $21-$25 per person
What’s Included: 10×30 Canvas or 10×30 Wood Plank Board, step-by-step painting instruction, BYOB for alcohol, and a snack bar.
Christmas on Fifth Street
Get into the holiday spirit in November with the enchanting “Christmas on Fifth Street,” hosted by Baylor University. This on-campus event is open to the public and perfect for families. Witness the campus’s magical transformation into a Christmas village, complete with horse-drawn carriages and a festive Christmas marketplace. It’s a fantastic occasion for alumni, Waco residents, and families to come together and celebrate the joy of Christmas!
Location: 1201 South 5th Street Waco, TX 76706
Date: Thursday, November 30, 2023
Time: 4:00 PM – 10:00 PM
What’s Included: Horse-drawn carriages, Christmas marketplace, local food trucks, live nativity, kid-friendly activities, and a visit from Mr. and Mrs. Claus.
Belton’s Christmas on the Chisholm Trail
Take your family to enjoy a day filled with Christmas fun on the Chisholm Trail in Belton. Walk along the downtown area to experience all the festive activities. With holiday music, festive foods, vendors, and children’s activities, there is fun for the whole family at this old-fashioned Christmas event.
Location: 101 E. Central Avenue, Belton, TX 76513
Date: Saturday, December 2, 2023
Time: 12:00 PM – 7:00 PM
What’s Included: Bounce houses, shopping, food vendors, music, Santa Claus visits, and a Christmas parade starting at 6 PM.
City of Temple 77th Annual Christmas Parade 2023
Come celebrate with the City of Temple at the 77th Annual Christmas Parade! This year’s theme is “An Old-Fashioned Christmas”. There will be the city’s best group of bands, costumes, floats, and music to light up this event. Bring your family and friends to watch the spectacular show and parade live this holiday season. Find out more information on the parade entry and regulations, on the website link below.
Location: 2 N. Main St, Temple, TX 76501
Date: Monday, December 4, 2023
Time: 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
What’s Included: Parade of bands, groups, costumes, vehicles, floats, lighting, and wonderful music!
Christmas On The Farm
Experience the magic of the Christmas season a little early this year by attending the “Christmas on the Farm” event! This low-cost event is perfect for a Saturday morning outing with your children and the whole family. Featuring a wide selection of 40 entertaining, kid-friendly activities, your little ones are sure to have a blast. Plus, no Christmas event would be complete without a special visit from Santa Claus and Mrs. Claus. Spread some holiday joy and celebrate the Christmas season in advance at this enchanting event!
Location: 301 W. Loop 121, Belton, TX 76513
Date: Saturday, December 2, 2023
Time: 9:00 AM
What’s Included: 40 kid-friendly activities, mini hay rides, a petting zoo, games, live entertainment, and photo ops with Santa and Mrs. Claus.
Wild Lights: Cameron Park Zoo
Get ready for a wild night at the Cameron Park Zoo’s Wild Lights! Whether you are in need of a family outing or a date night idea, Wild Lights is the perfect event to pair activities with the Christmas spirit. Take your holiday pictures in front of the animal exhibits, holiday decor, or even on Santa’s lap! Buy your tickets ahead of time to ensure your visit.
Location: 1701 North 4th Street, Waco, TX, 76707
Dates: Wednesdays – Sundays, November 24, 2023 – December 31, 2023
Times: Wednesday – Sunday 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
What’s Included: Zoo animals, free scavenger hunt, sparkling lights, carolers, tasty treats, Santa visits, and much more!
Share the Christmas Experience | Food Donations in Central TX
While the Christmas season is filled with presents, festive activities, and delicious treats, many people and families do not get to share the same experience. You can help make a difference in someone’s Christmas this year by giving the gift of sharing. Pass on the Christmas spirit and blessing to our community through food donations. Below we have listed some of the top organizations to donate food to during this holiday season. Let’s share the Christmas experience in our Central Texas community!
- Central Texas Food Bank *In-person locations throughout Central TX*
Donate to a Food Drive
- Operation Feeding Temple
- Helping Hands Ministry
- Waco Salvation Army
Donate to a Church
- Food Pantry Belton – Christ the King Catholic Church
- Waco Food Donation – Saint Mary Church of the Assumption
Amy’s Attic Self Storage | Waco Storage Units Available
The Christmas season is all about spending time with the people you love. During this season, Amy’s Attic Self Storage is reminded how warm and special it feels to be a part of our Central Texas community. With all of the upcoming Christmas events, our community is able to spread and share the holiday spirit with one another. Our newest self-storage facility in Waco has been welcomed to the wonderful Waco community. Before the holiday season gets too busy, take advantage of our Waco Storage Units available! Call our Waco facility today to secure your unit before the holiday rush: (254) 651-1579.