10 ways to celebrate the holidays in Burleson

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1. Old Town Picture Show: Holiday Edition featuring "Elf"

Come to Mayor Vera Calvin Plaza for a special holiday edition of Old Town Picture Show, featuring the movie "Elf"! The Old Town Picture Show is a FREE community event that encourages people from all over Tarrant & Johnson Counties to gather here in Old Town and enjoy a family-friendly movie on a giant screen. JOIN US!

For: Everyone
Make Plans: 6 p.m. December 2 at Mayor Vera Calvin Plaza, 141 W Renfro St
Admission: Free
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2. Breakfast with S​anta

Join the Parks department for Santa's Breakfast 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. 



For: Everyone
Make Plans: 7 - 11 a.m. December 3 at Russell Farm Art Center, 405 W CR 714
Admission: $5 per child (ages 2 - 12) and $7 per adult. Children under 2 are free.
Registration: Purchase tickets online or in person at the BRiCk, 550 NW Summercrest Ave 
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3. 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 3 at Burleson Public Library, 248 SW Johnson Ave
Admission: Free
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4. BTX-MAS: Christmas in Burleson
The Burleson Rotary Club hosts the annual lighted Christmas parade followed by the City's tree lighting and drone show. The parade begins at 6 p.m., followed by the tree lighting and drone show at 8 p.m. 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, creating a perfect backdrop for festive photos. Make sure to stay and watch the spectacular drone show, featuring magical Christmas displays set to holiday music! 


For: Everyone
Make Plans: 6 - 9 p.m. December 3, Mayor Vera Calvin Plaza, 141 W Renfro St
Admission: Free
Time Details: 
  • 6 p.m. Parade of Lights
  • 7:30 p.m. Entertainment on the Plaza stage
  • 8:00 p.m. Tree Lighting in the Plaza and Holiday Drone Show


5. 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 7 - 10 at Russell Farm Art Center, 405 W CR 714
Admission: Free 
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6. 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 10 at the Senior Activity Center, 216 SW Johnson Ave
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7. Strolling Characters in the Plaza

Catch these characters strolling around the Mayor Vera Calvin Plaza and take pictures with them! The Grinch will be stirring up mischief on December 10 and Elsa and Olaf can be seen on December 17 spreading holiday cheer around the plaza. Sponsored by The Wethington Agency.

For: Everyone
Make Plans: 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. December 10 & 17, Mayor Vera Calvin Plaza, 141 W Renfro St
Cost: Free

8. 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 10, BRiCk, 550 NW Summercrest Blvd.
Cost: $25
Register online

9. Christmas on the Farm


Celebrate a country Christmas with us! The festivities include pictures with a donkey wearing antlers, Christmas craft stations and additional Christmas-related activities. Make sure to bring your camera to capture all the holiday fun!

For: Everyone
Make Plans: 12 - 8 p.m. December 10 at the Russell Farm Art Center, 405 W CR 714
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10. Carriage Rides in Old Town

Thanks to the Old Town Business Association, you can 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: 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. December 17, Old Town Burleson
Admission: Free