2018 Holiday Events
From Christmas Tree lighting, to shows, to parades, we have you covered for events around the Temple, TX area.
Nov 16 2018 to Jan 6 2019, 5:30 p.m. - 11 p.m.
Belton Lake Outdoor Recreation Area (BLORA) - N Nolan Road and Cottage Road
Holiday lights attraction at BLORA your entire Family can enjoy!
Thursday, November 29 from 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Go join the Belton Fire Department for their Open House and Holiday Lighting!
They will have hot dogs, activities and SANTA. Lighting of the station scheduled for 6:45 PM.
Thursday, November 29th at 6 PM – 9 PM
Kick off Salado Christmas Stroll with the 2018 Salado Christmas Parade! Many of the shops throughout the Village will have floats, as well as old cars and golf carts all decked out for the holidays! This year we will have 1st Cavalry from Ft. Hood riding on their horses and also a Striker Tank!! So much fun for the family.
December 1st, December 2nd, December 7th, December 8th, December 9th
Bring the entire family and make lasting memories at Salado's largest event of the year! Come and enjoy many festivities such as Carriage Rides, Live Nativity, A Christmas Carol at the Local Amphitheater, Visit Santa and write letters to him, Carolers, Food Vendors and more.
Saturday, December 1st at 12:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Celebrate Christmas on the Chisholm Trail in historic Downtown Belton. This annual fun-filled event features specialty crafts, food, holiday choirs, parade, and of course Santa Claus.
100-plus Vendors, including eight food vendors.
December 01, 2018 at 9:00am - 5:00pm
Join Mr. & Mrs. Claus for a country, family-friendly event! Activities include performances, hay rides, hay mazes, face paintings, crafts, comic con characters, and more! Entry tickets can be purchased at the front for 50 cents per person or $2 per family.
The City of Temple 72nd Annual Christmas Parade, produced by the City of Temple Parks & Recreation Department, is scheduled for Monday evening, December 3rd, 2018.
The theme for this year’s parade is “My Favorite Christmas Movie”
Saturday, December 8, 2018 at 11 AM – 2 PM
Visit the museum to learn about different winter holidays including Christmas, Las Posadas, & the Italian legend of Befana! Crafts and ornaments will be made from 11:00am-12:30pm. Then, at 12:30pm, there will be a special showing of The Grinch along with cookies, cocoa and candy! Pajamas optional.
Saturday, December 8, 2018 at 8:30 AM – 10:30 AM
Support families with special needs and CSNN. Breakfast with Santa includes a kid-friendly breakfast, holiday crafts, a raffle, silent auction, and photos with Santa provided by Amy Bickel Photography.
Tickets cost $8 in advance and $10 at the door. Children under 2 do not require tickets.
Dec 8 at 7 PM & Dec 9 at 2 PM
The Classical Ballet Conservatory at Lisa’s Dance Connection presents the Christmas family favorite, a Texas Nutcracker 2018.
This event is perfect for all ages with something for everyone in the family, including an exciting showdown, a full snow scene, and all the wonder of the land of the Sugar Plum Fairy.
Tickets are $12 for adults and $7 for children. Tickets can be purchased at the CAC or online at www.cacarts.org beginning October 15.
Friday, December 14, 2018 from 5:30pm - 08:30pm
There will be free hot chocolate and cookies, wreath decorating contest, SANTA, Holiday Farmers Market and more. Frost Fest is held within the Market Heights Shopping Center, providing shopping opportunities and partnerships with local businesses.
Saturday, December 15th from 3-8 pm
Get your tickets early for this hometown holiday event that will feature two snow slides, a mechanical reindeer, cowboy Santa, wagon rides along with a snow party and tons more activities! All activities are included in the price of the ticket
Tickets will go on sale Saturday, December 1st online @ templeparks.com. Tickets will also be available at the event.
There will be tons of activities from arts and crafts to riding a mechanical reindeer, wagon rides and snow party.
Saturday, December 15, 2018 at 11 AM – 6 PM
This is a FREE event for the community!
There will be: Shopping Vendors, Food Vendors, Old Saint Nic, Elves, Gifts for all the little girls and boys, Photo with Santa, Games, Hot Coco, Coffee, Cookie decorating, Crafts and Indoor playground!