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Posted on: November 18, 2019

City Holiday events planned

The City’s 20th annual Santa’s Breakfast takes place 7 – 10:30 a .m. Saturday, Dec. 7 at the BRiCk (Burleson Recreation Center).  The event is geared to children from birth to 12 years old (children 2 and younger get in free). 

Admission is $4 for children and $5 for adults if you buy the tickets in advance. On the day of the event, Santa’s Breakfast tickets are $5 for children and $7 for adults. Tickets are on sale now at the BRiCk, 550 N.W. Summercrest Blvd. 

After you fill up on pancakes and sausage at the BRiCk head over to Christmas at the Library, 248 S.W. Johnson Ave., from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. Participants will enjoy creating ornaments, decorating cookies, door prizes, refreshments and more. 

The City’s annual tree lighting and fireworks will also take place that night. The Burleson Rotary Club’s Parade of Lights will start at Kerr Middle School at 6 p.m. and will bring Santa Claus to his final stop in Burleson on Dec. 7, the corner of Johnson Avenue and Ellison Street. Parade information and application.

Dancers and singers will be on hand entertaining the parade crowd. Santa and his helpers will then have the honor of turning on the City Christmas tree lights. The fireworks show will follow and is choreographed to holiday music. The show is a 10-15 minute low-aerial fireworks display at the corner of Johnson Avenue and Ellison Street. 

Join the Senior Activity Center, 216 S.W. Johnson Ave. the next weekend for their Christmas Craft Fair, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 14. You can find lots of one-of-a-kind handmade items that will make a great unique gift. 

Russell Farm Art Center, 405 W. County Road 714, will celebrate the season with Carols and Cocoa under the beautiful glow of the farm’s holiday lights from 6 – 8 p.m. on Dec. 13. Come back to Russell Farm the next day for Christmas on the Farm, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dec. 14.  Festivities include pictures with a donkey wearing antlers, cowboy poetry, hay rides and more. 

Get your holiday pj’s ready for the Polar Express Pajama Party at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 17 at Burleson Recreation Center, 550 N.W. Summercrest Blvd. Participants will be treated to a viewing of Polar Express and other fun activities. 

You can also enjoy a holiday hayride this year and support a great cause at the same time with Christmas at the Park. The event takes place every Thursday and Friday, 7 - 9 p.m., December 5 - 27 at North Texas Jellystone Park™, 2301 S. Burleson Blvd. 

Families get to 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. Also, basic life-saving skill instruction is provided to their parents.

Donations can be submitted online. Contributors should be prepared to show donation confirmation.

Want more festive fun? Check out all the ways to celebrate the holidays in Burleson


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