6 ways to celebrate the holidays in Burleson

Christmas in Burleson
family in front of christmas tree
girl petting donkey

1. Lessons Learned from A Christmas Carol


The Burleson Public Library will have a very special guest, Dustin Pari, hosting his Lessons Learned from A Christmas Carol lecture on December 2. This event will be held online on Zoom and is a free event, but registration is required. Sure to bring a smile to even ole' Scrooge himself, Lessons Learned from A Christmas Carol is a great motivational twist on a true classic.


For: Everyone
Make Plans: 7 - 8:30 p.m. December 2, Online event
Admission: Free, but registration is required
Registration: Register online



2. Nights of Lights

Families can enjoy Christmas lights, hot beverages, and music while taking in the beauty of Russell Farm Art Center decked out in its Christmas splendor.

For: Everyone
Make Plans: 6 - 8:00 p.m. December 4, 11 & 18 at Russell Farm Art Center, 405 W CR 714
Admission: Free, but registration is required. 
For more information
Registration: Choose one of the following dates
Registration steps:
  1. Sign up using the registration link
  2. Register for a time slot (75 tickets available per time slot)
  3. Arrive at your designated time

3. Donuts with Santa


Join the Parks department for Donuts with Santa at beautiful Russell Farm Art Center. Guests will enjoy making holiday crafts, a s'mores station, and a unique opportunity for kids to take pictures with Santa and deliver their Christmas wish lists. Don't forget to bring your camera to capture all the fun. 

For: Everyone
Make Plans: 7 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. December 5 at Russell Farm Art Center, 405 W CR 714
Admission: $4 per person.
Registration: Purchase tickets online or in person at the BRiCk 
For more information

Steps to purchase tickets:
  1. Follow the registration link
  2. Register for your preferred time slot (75 tickets available per time slot)
  3. Arrive at your designated time

4. Carriage Rides in Old Town

Thanks to the Old Town Business Association, you may take free horse-drawn carriage rides and enjoy the festive atmosphere in Old Town this December. Rides are provided by T&T Ranch & Carriages.

For: Everyone
Make Plans: 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. December 5 & 19, Old Town Burleson
Admission: Free

5. Christmas on the Farm


Celebrate a country Christmas with us! The festivities include pictures with a donkey wearing antlers (bring your own camera), Christmas craft stations and additional Christmas-related activities.

For: Everyone
Make Plans: 10 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. December 12 at the Russell Farm Art Center, 405 W C.R. 714
Admission: Free, but registration is required.
Registration: Register online
For more information

Registration Steps
  • Sign up using the registration link
  • Register for a time-slot (75 tickets available per time slot)
  • Arrive at your designated time
6. Drop-n-Shop
This is a free opportunity for parents to drop off children ages 5 -12 and do a little Christmas shopping. It is available for each family to sign up for one of these two days; please only register for one day and time slot. Parents will need to provide a sack lunch and water bottle.

For: Kids ages 5 - 12
Make Plans:  10 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. or 2 - 5:00 p.m. December 12 or 19 at the BRiCk, 550 NW Summercrest Blvd
Cost: Free
Registration: Choose one of the following dates

7. Merry "Jeeping" Christmas Food Drive

This is for a great cause! Families are invited to join Harvest House for a fun evening of decorated Jeeps, drinking hot cocoa, listening to Christmas music, and seeing Santa Claus! Drive through rows of decorated Jeeps and vote for your favorite one. The Harvest House will have their truck available for food donation drop off. If you need assistance with getting donations to the truck, just let us know when you arrive. Hope to see you there! If you have a Jeep and would like to join in on the fun, please email always_impatient@yahoo.com, join North Texas Jeep Club District 6, or text Rhonda, (817) 709-3378, or Kristy, (817) 680-1004.

For: Everyone
Make plans: 4 - 8:00 p.m. December 12 in the Kroger parking lot, 1631 SW Wilshire Blvd
Cost: Free, food donation is encouraged and appreciated