Christmas In Waco 2023


Wild Lights

November 24 – December 31

At Cameron Park Zoo under a starlit sky, animals rest and dreams fly high. The Zoo gleams with festive delight, and lights shine bright. Warm treats await, in every festive hue, the magical Christmas scene just needs you!

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Waco Wonderland

December 1-3

Join us at Heritage Square in downtown Waco for the 11th annual Waco Wonderland Festival and return of the holiday season! Festivities include a tree lighting ceremony and fireworks show, downtown holiday parade, snow tube hill, Ferris wheel, visits with Santa, holiday entertainment, a Mistletoe Market and more.

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The Nutcracker

December 9 &  10

With brave toy soldiers, dancing snowflakes, and the sparkling Sugar Plum Fairy, you won’t want to miss The Nutcracker—a treasured holiday tradition. Back by popular demand, Ballet Frontier returns to Waco to inspire a childlike wonder in all of us. The only Nutcracker production in Central Texas with a live orchestra.

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Christmas Lights in the Village

December 8-10 & 15-17

The fourth season of Christmas Lights in the Village is coming! Experience an immersive nighttime walk through our historic village, featuring thousands of lights, Santa Claus, a petting zoo, train rides, audio tours and more. Come and experience this family-friendly holiday tradition in our historic village.

Tickets are available online at or at the Mayborn Museum.





North Pole Palooza

November 24 – December 17

A Christmas Experience featuring everything you could possibly dream up! Ice Skating on REAL ICE, Photos with Santa, Hot Cocoa, Snow Games, Petting

Zoo, an Ice Bar, and more! This event is produced by the Extraco Events Center. For more information visit