11 ways to celebrate the holidays in Burleson

Christmas parade float at night
family in front of christmas tree
Christmas parade float

1. Santa’s Breakfast


Join the BRiCk for their annual breakfast with Santa. Guests will enjoy making holiday crafts, exploring Santa's workshop and of course, visiting Santa himself. Don't forget to bring your camera to capture all the fun.

For: Everyone
Make Plans: 7 – 10:30 a.m. December 7 at the BRiCk, 550 NW Summercrest Blvd
Admission: Pre-event – children $4, adults $5
Day of – children $5, adults $7 Tickets available for purchase starting November 4 at the BRiCK or online.
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2. Christmas at the Library 


Create ornaments re-using and recycling craft materials to decorate the Library Christmas tree, or to take home.

For: Everyone
Make Plans: 10 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. December 7 at the Library, 248 SW Johnson Ave
Admission: Free
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3. Strolling Santa


Old Town Business Association is sponsoring Santa Claus as he strolls through Old Town, bring your camera and grab a pic. 

For: Everyone
Make Plans: 5 - 8:00 p.m. December 711 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. December 14 and 11 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. December 21
Admission: Free
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4. Christmas Parade, Tree Lighting and Fireworks


The Burleson Rotary Club hosts the annual lighted Christmas parade followed by the City's tree lighting and fireworks show. The tree is outfitted with more than 10,000 lights, which will be turned on by Santa and his helpers. Singers and dancers entertain the crowd while Santa breaks away from the parade and makes his way to the City stage. Strolling Santa will be in Old Town from 5 - 8:00 p.m. Make sure to stay and watch the holiday fireworks.

For: Everyone
Make Plans: 6 - 8:30 p.m. December 7 in Old Town, corner of SW Johnson Avenue & W Ellison Street
Admission: Free
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5. Christmas Craft Fair


Join us for our holiday craft fair. Local vendors will be showcasing their sewn creations, art, jewelry and other handmade items.

For: Everyone
Make Plans: 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. December 14 at the Senior Activity Center, 216 SW Johnson Ave
Admission: Free
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6. Carols and Cocoa at Russell Farm 


Join Russell Farm as they celebrate the season with Carols and Cocoa under the holiday lights at Russell Farm Art Center. There will also be tours of the Russell-Boren Home, decorated in its holiday best!.

For: Everyone
Make Plans: 6 – 8 p.m. December 13 at the Russell Farm, 405 W C.R. 714
Admission: Free 
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7. 4th Annual Christmas Market in Old Town Burleson


Stroll through the streets of Old Town Burleson and search for that perfect Christmas gift while listening to Christmas music. Other activities include a food truck, children activities and even Santa! Take pictures with Strolling Santa from 11 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

For: Everyone
Make Plans: 10 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. December 14 in Old Town Burleson

Admission: Free, but attendees are encouraged to bring a new/unwrapped toy to benefit Children's Advocacy Center of Johnson County
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8. Christmas on the Farm


The festivities include pictures (bring your own camera) with a donkey wearing antlers; cowboy poetry; checking out the Christmas trees decorated by community clubs and organizations; hay rides; handmade crafts for sale; and, tours of the historic Russell-Boren house as well as the Russell Farm Art Center gallery.

For: Everyone
Make Plans: 10 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. December 14 at the Russell Farm Art Center, 405 W C.R. 714
Admission: Free
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9. Polar Express Pajama Party


Join the Burleson Public Library for a Polar Express Pajama Party at the Burleson Recreation Center. There will be train rides in the parking lot from 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. The Polar Express movie will start at 6:30 p.m. Feel free to come dressed in your favorite pajamas. There will be cookies and hot cocoa. We will also be having a warm clothing drive also, so feel free to bring mittens, scarves, or coats to donate to Harvest House.

For: Everyone
Make Plans: 5:30 – 8:30 p.m. December 17 at the BRiCk, 550 NW Summercrest Blvd
Admission: Free, but attendees are encouraged to bring warm clothing, such as mittens, scarves, or coats to donate to Harvest House. 

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​10. Christmas in the Park

Enjoy a holiday hayride this year and support a great cause at the same time! Families can experience a festive Holiday hayride through the Christmas lights at North Texas Jellystone™ in exchange for a suggested donation of $10 or more, per family. Proceeds benefit the Burleson Drowning Prevention Coalition, who provides swim lessons to children who cannot otherwise afford lessons. All parties donating online will be entered into a drawing for a weekend getaway to North Texas Jellystone Park™. Santa will be there on the event dates before Christmas.

For: Everyone
Make Plans: Thursdays and Fridays 7 - 9 p.m. December 5 - 27 at North Texas Jellystone™, 2301 S Burleson Blvd 
Admission: Suggested donation of $10 or more per family

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11. Angel Tree at city facilities 


Stop by the Burleson Police Department, the Burleson Recreation Center or the Burleson Library and select a tag from Your Harvest House Burleson’s Angel Tree. Ages of children in need range from infants to 18 years old.

For: everyone
Make plans: donations need to be received by TBA