Waco’s Kid-Friendly Holiday Activities
Some of the best childhood moments stem from the holidays—the days off school, quality time with family and Christmas experiences together create memories that last a lifetime. Waco families have access to unrivaled holiday events you can’t find anywhere else in central Texas. You’re sure to experience holiday magic and joy the kids will remember forever, so bundle up and hit the town this holiday break and experience all winter in Waco has to offer!
Every year on the first weekend in December, Waco Wonderland transforms downtown Waco into a winter lover’s heaven. Here your family can encounter the thrills of the season including riding a ferris wheel or holiday train, watching the tree lighting and firework show and racing down the snow tubing hill. No matter how old you are, the Waco Wonderland will ignite your holiday spirit.
Christmas at the Silos
With Santa Claus, lights, live music and more, Christmas at the Silos is sure not to disappoint. Head over on a Saturday for a reading of classic holiday tales from Mrs. Claus in the Old Church. If live music and story time aren’t enough to get you in the spirit, the snowfall will. On the top of every hour at the Silos, the ground is sprinkled with snow, a major attraction for Texas families who won’t experience a real white Christmas this year. Catch Christmas at the Silos all December long.
Holiday “Make-A-Soda” at the Dr Pepper Museum
Get those creative juices flowing at the Dr Pepper museum with a holiday version of their make-your-own soda experience! You can reserve a table for up to eight people, or invite family and friends and book an experience for more than 30 soda-makers. Once you’ve finished creating your dream soda, explore the museum and learn more about the history of Dr Pepper, which was originally created in Waco.
Historic Waco Foundation Tours
School’s not in session, but the learning has just begun. Take your kids on holiday tours of historic downtown Waco homes, decked out for Christmas. If walls could talk, these homes would tell you they’ve been restored and decorated exactly as they would have been when they were built centuries ago.
With these events and more, we can *almost* guarantee you won’t hear “I’m bored” while your kids are home from school this holiday season.