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.*
Deck the Halls Market – Waco
Looking for a place for your next ladies’ night or family day? Get your shopping, treats, and Christmas traditions done at the Deck the Halls Market in Waco. It’s never too early to start celebrating Christmas as a family. Proceeds will help the Junior League of Waco promote access to quality Pre-K education and support educators. Tickets are on sale now so order yours today!
Location: 2600 Austin Avenue, Waco, TX 76710
Dates: November 4th – 7th, 2021
Time: Friday & Saturday 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM | Sunday 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Admission: Tickets starting at $10
What’s Included: Shopping in the marketplace, storytime with Santa, gingerbread houses, delicious treats, and holiday spirit!
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 Waco. 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!
Location: 100 Washington Avenue, Waco, TX 76701
Dates: Saturday – Sunday, November 20 – 21, 2021
Time: 12:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Admission: FREE with R.S.V.P
What’s Included: Shopping, food, vendors, gourmet treats, arts and crafts, giveaways, door prizes, entertainment, and so much more!
Painting With A Twist: Rustic Christmas Barn
Painting With A Twist: Christmas Edition… sign me up! Learn step-by-step from instructor Sarah Harrell on painting the Rustic Christmas Barn. 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 26, 2021
Time: 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Admission: $21-$24 per person
What’s Included: 10×30 Canvas or 10.5×26 Wood Plank Board, step-by-step painting instruction, BYOB for alcohol, and a snack bar.
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 4, 2021
Time: 12:00 PM – 7:00 PM
What’s Included: Bounce houses, petting zoo, Santa Claus, pony rides, Fire and Police Displays.
Sensory Friendly Santa Experience
Looking for a sensory-friendly and safe environment for your child to meet Santa Claus? Look no further than Waco’s Richland Mall. Meeting Santa can be overwhelming at first, so Holiday Magic Live has provided a magical experience that caters to those who may be sensitive. Each professional photograph purchase goes towards supporting Autism Speaks.
Date: Sunday, December 5, 2021
Time: 9:30 AM – 11:00 AM
What’s Included: Sensory-friendly environment for meeting and taking pictures with Santa! Photos available for purchase.
City of Temple 75th Annual Christmas Parade 2021
Come celebrate with the City of Temple at the 75th Annual Christmas Parade! This year’s theme is “The Magic of a Traditional 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 6, 2021
Time: 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
What’s Included: Parade of bands, groups, costumes, vehicles, floats, lighting, and wonderful music!
Downtown Temple Holiday Market
Come support your local community and small business by attending the Downtown Temple Holiday Market and Food Truck Frenzy! The holiday season is all about spreading joy and uplifting each other. What better place to do both of those things than at this community event! Downtown will be celebrating with local vendors, live entertainment, and food trucks.
Location: 2 North Main Street, Temple, TX, 76501
Date: Saturday, December 11, 2021
Time: 2:00 PM – 7:00 PM
What’s Included: Local vendors, food trucks, live music, shopping, children’s activities, and so much more!
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 for 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 26, 2021 – January 9, 2022
Times: Wednesdays – Thursdays 6:00 PM – 9:30 PM | Fridays – Sundays 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Admission: Adults $15 | Children $12
What’s Included: Zoo animals, 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 during this holiday season. Let’s share the Christmas experience in our Central Texas community!
- Donate Virtually
- Central Texas Food Bank *In-person locations throughout Central TX*
- Donate to a Food Drive
- Operation Feeding Temple
- Feeding a Multitude of Central Texas
- Waco Salvation Army
- Donate to a Church
- Salt & Light 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.