9 ways to celebrate the holidays in Burleson

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1. Breakfast with Santa

Join the Parks department for Breakfast with Santa at beautiful Russell Farm Art Center. Guests will enjoy a pancake breakfast, making holiday crafts, and of course, visiting Santa himself. Don't forget to bring your camera to capture all the fun. This year's theme will be Flannel & Frost - feel free to wear anything flannel, even your pajamas!

For: Everyone
Make Plans: 7 - 11 a.m. December 4 at Russell Farm Art Center, 405 W CR 714
Admission: $5 per child (ages 2 - 12) and $7 per adult
Registration: Purchase tickets online or in person at the BRiCk, 550 NW Summercrest Ave 
For more information

2. Christmas at the Library

Create ornaments and gifts with recycled materials at craft stations throughout the library, enjoy refreshments, prizes and a local author book signing!

For: Everyone
Make Plans: 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. December 4 at Burleson Public Library, 248 SW Johnson Ave
Admission: Free

3. 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 Christmas splendor.

For: Everyone
Make Plans: 6 - 8:00 p.m. December 4, 5, 10 & 11 at Russell Farm Art Center, 405 W CR 714
Admission: Free 
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4. Christmas Parade, Tree Lighting and Fireworks

The Burleson Rotary Club hosts the annual lighted Christmas Parade of Lights, followed by the City's tree lighting and fireworks show. Singers and dancers entertain the crowd while Santa breaks away from the parade and makes his way to the city stage. The Mayor Vera Calvin Plaza will dazzle with Christmas splendor when the 34-foot-tall Christmas tree, covered with more than 20,000 lights, is turned on by Santa and his helpers. The tree features an interactive Santa’s cabin at the base, a perfect backdrop for festive Christmas photos. Make sure to stay and watch the holiday fireworks!

For: Everyone
Make Plans: 6 - 9 p.m. December 4, Mayor Vera Calvin Plaza, 141 W Renfro St
Admission: Free
Time Details: 
  • 6 p.m. Parade of Lights
  • 7 p.m. Entertainment on the Plaza stage
  • 7:30 p.m. Tree Lighting in the Plaza
  • 8:15 p.m. Fireworks show on corner of Ellison St. and Johnson Ave.

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 11 at the Senior Activity Center, 216 SW Johnson Ave
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6. 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 p.m. December 11 at the Russell Farm Art Center, 405 W CR 714
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7. 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. - 2 p.m. December 11 & 18, Old Town Burleson
Admission: Free

8. Strolling Characters in the Plaza

Catch these characters strolling around the Mayor Vera Calvin Plaza and delight in taking pictures with them! The Grinch will be stirring up mischief on December 4, Elsa and Olaf can be seen on December 11 and on December 18, all three characters will be spreading holiday cheer (and a few Grinch-y sneers) around the plaza.

For: Everyone
Make Plans: 1 - 4 p.m. December 4, 11 & 18, Mayor Vera Calvin Plaza, 141 W Renfro St
Cost: Free

9. Drop-n-Shop

Santa needs helpers everywhere, and the BRiCk is happy to help. We will be available to hang out with your children, ages 6 - 12, for the afternoon while you get some shopping done. We will have games, activities, and crafts planned for our time together. Lunch is not provided.

For: Kids ages 6 - 12
Make Plans: 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. December 11, BRiCk, 550 NW Summercrest Blvd.
Cost: Free (Donation of 3 cans of food per registered participant)
Register online