Holiday Fun in Waco, Texas

The holidays are one of the most special times of the year, and Waco knows how to celebrate! Join us as we round up some of the best ways to make your holiday season magical! 

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Holiday Happenings in Waco!

The Silos are always magical, but especially at Christmas! Celebrate the Christmas season at the Silos with twinkling lights, seasonal flavors, visits from Santa, and more!

When: November 24- December 30 from 9 a.m.-6 p.m.

Christmas on 5th Street is a long standing Baylor tradition. A trail of lights begins on 5th street and continues through campus. There is live music, local food trucks, photo spots, and live camels and donkeys. 

When: November 30, 2023

This is the 4th year that Reliant has hosted Christmas Lights in the Village, and this year is going to be a good one! Take an enchanting walk through the historic village and enjoy Santa Claus, a petting zoo, and a train! 

When: December 8-10 and 15-17 from 6-9 p.m. 

Price: $8-12

Reliant Wild Lights is sponsored by TFNB Your Bank for Life and is a beautiful place to see Christmas Lights. In addition, Santa will be there, you can mail Santa letters, and there will be food trucks and hot chocolate! 

When: November 24, 2023 from 6-9 p.m.



This John Denver Tribute is an enchanting holiday show that will bring you back to the ’70s. The show stars Rick Schuler, America’s Top John Denver Tribute, and can be enjoyed by all ages, both young and old. Get a ticket today to hear John Denvers top hits along with holiday classics and carols. 

When: December 13, 2023 at 7:30 PM 

Price: $27.50

Create memorable moments with the Lights of West! Here you will find a light trail, light maze, Christmas movies, live music, and an opportunity to write letters to Santa. For the drive-thru, you can choose to either bring your own car through the line or take a trailer ride! 

When: Check the Lights of West website for specific hours and prices!


A Charlie Brown is a Christmas Classic and is hosted by the Waco Civic Theater this season. Join Charlie Brown and the peanuts as he and his friends discover the true meaning of Christmas! 

When: Check out the Waco Civic Theater website for showtimes! 

The best of Motown and More pays tribute to many of the R&B and Soul stars that defined American music. Their show is entertaining, with eye-catching costumes and fun choreography. Spend the holidays with some great soul music! 

When: November 30, 2023 at 7 p.m.

Price: $40

Waco Wonderland is a celebration and collaboration between the City of Waco, the Waco Downtown Public Improvement District, City Center Waco and community partners. The event includes a tree lighting ceremony and fireworks show, downtown holiday parade, snow tube hill, Ferris wheel, visits with Santa, and holiday entertainment!

When: December 1-3, 2023 

The Waco Symphony Orchestra is performing the beautiful holiday tradition, The Nutcracker. The show showcases all of the magical elements of The Nutcracker, including toy soldiers, dancing snowflakes, and the sparkling Sugar Plum Fairy. The stage is set for an unforgettable show! 

When: December 9 at 7 p.m. and December 10 at 2 p.m.


The North Pole Palooza is ready to make all of your Christmas dreams come true! Ice skate on REAL ice, take photos with Santa, drink hot cocoa, play snow games, participate in a petting zoo, get drinks from an ice bar, and more! 

When: November 24- December 17, 2023 

Price: $10-$20, or you can purchase a family pass!

If you are a Christmas tree fan, the Karem Feztival of Trees is for you! Walk the forest of trees donated by local businesses and participate in fun raffles. You can even go through a Christmas light drive thru! 

When: Check out the website for all of the times that the Feztival of Trees offers.

Price: Only $2 for ages 12 and up, 12 and under get in free!

Waco Tours is gearing up for this holiday season, and they have a Christmas tour with carols and cocoa to help you spread holiday cheer! You can choose a customized transportation option for your specific needs and enjoy a 2.5 hour tour of Waco! 

When: November 25- December 22 at 5 p.m.

Make this holiday season special with all the fun things going on this year in Waco! 

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