Join us on December 1 for First Friday in Downtown Temple! Featuring live music and entertainment, food and drink specials, things to do, local favorites, and so much more, First Friday is one of the most exciting events in Downtown Temple. Discover why First Friday is a favorite among locals and visitors alike. First Friday occurs every month on the first Friday of each month. Don't miss First Friday!
Las Voces Chorus – The popular Central Texas Choir, ‘Las Voces Chorus’ will make stops at several downtown venues to sing Christmas carols to First Friday guests.
New Restaurant: ’17 South’ A Contemporary Italian Steak House – Will be open all evening at 17 S Main Street to serve First Friday customers.
Bird Creek Brewing - Will be rocking-out with the Central Texas band, ‘Midnight Tradesmen’, as they take the beer-garden stage for a killer show!
BJ's Brewery & Tasting Room Will serve up lots of cold craft brews to their First Friday guests, and they’ll host a Christmas caroling stop by the popular Central Texas Choir, ‘Las Voces Chorus’
BonBon Market - Will be open until 8 p.m. for First Friday shoppers!
Cha Community - Will offer their hot Asian meals service, and they’ll also offer a free drink topping and $1 off on their Taiwanese Cold Noodles! You’ll also want to try out their excellent selection of teas and other beverages.
Cheeves Bros. Steak House - Take your pick of half-price appetizers from 5 to 7 p.m. in the bar and lounge. Cheeves will also offer half-priced specials on selected beers, wines by the glass, and call-level liquors.
The Czech Heritage Museum AGC - Will extend you the traditional Czech Christmas greeting, ‘Veselé Vánoce’, and will welcome everyone to their Czech Heritage Christmas Party from 3-7pm at 119 W French Avenue. The Party will include Cocoa, Coffee, cookies and Czech snacks, Christmas shopping, a visit by Santa Claus and Mrs. Claus, Caroling by Las Voces Chorus and other Holiday music
Darling Décor and More – Will hold a First Friday Christmas Sale with 50% off all items in the main store, and 50% off all items in Darling Thrift Store – except for furniture.
First Furniture & TV – Will have a special visit from Santa Claus from 4:30-6:30 pm, and they’ll offer lots of specials and markdowns throughout the store. Zero-interest financing terms will also be available. Come see them at 108 S Main Street.
FoxDog – Will be open all evening to serve First Friday guests, and they’ll host a Christmas caroling stop by the popular Central Texas Choir, ‘Las Voces Chorus’.
Green Door On Second – Will offer 20% off an appetizer when you mention First Friday, and they’ll put on a live piano show at 10 PM.
Hat Trick Sports Bar – Will hold a First Friday party with tunes by DJ Chuck.
J. Kowboy Wine Bar – Will put-on a live show by Tanner Hunt from 9-11pm.
La Dalat - Will offer 10% off an appetizer and $3 for coffee or hot tea to anyone who mentions First Friday.
‘Las Marias’ – Will be open at 6 S Main Street to serve First Friday customers.
Lenna Lane – Will be open all evening to serve First Friday guests, and anyone who books a ‘Hat Bar Party’ will receive 10% off for the entire party. Guests will enjoy a night of sips, holiday shopping, and Hat Bar fun with their friends! Bring your own hat to be decorated or choose from their selection and they will create a hat that is unique to your personal style.
Select from our complimentary drink menu and feel free to bring your own fav something to drink and snack on!
Main Street Courtyard - Artist 2 Artist Showcase’ will hold a holiday-themed arts & crafts vendor sale at the Main Street Courtyard at 5 S. Main Street. They’ll have food vendors and lots of cool arts and craft vendors
Main Street Design & Consign, at 204 S Main Street - Will have a Christmas sale with 20% off all sweaters to help keep everyone warm and festive during the holiday season!
Melody's Brunch and Bar - Will be open for dinner service all evening. Call 254-899-8006 for reservations.
Mo's Railyard Saloon & The Grill at Mo's - Mo’s Railyard Saloon & The Grill at Mo’s – Will be open all evening to serve First Friday guests.
Will offer the following First Friday happy-hour specials:
$4 California Sushi Roll $10 Monster Sushi Roll
$8 Texas Sushi Roll $3 Domestic Pints
$6 Japanese Plum Riesling, and $4 Imports and Special Pints
O'Briens Irish Pub – Will offer 20% off an appetizer when you mention First Friday.
Artist Noel Johnson – Will sell her art on the sidewalk at 17 E Central Ave. next door to O’Briens Irish Pub.
Pignetti's Italian Restaurant -– It will be Lobster Night at Pignetti’s and they’ll be open all evening to serve First Friday guests.
Precious Memories Florist and Gift Shop - Will show-off their ‘Christmas at Home 2023!’ display of holiday decorations available for sale or for rent.
Sterle Fine Art Studio – Will hold their annual Kris Kringle Artist Caravan (art sale) on First Friday from 9 am to 5 pm, on Saturday, Dec. 2nd, and on Monday, Dec 4th. The event will feature art created by popular local artists Susan Sterle, Kurt Ritterpusch, Melanie Stokes, Jesse Tamez, Doris Wylie Fulton, and Adel Sawey. Paintings and other art make great Christmas gifts, and this art sale will feature a diverse selection ranging in price from $5.00 to thousands of dollars. So please join them at Sterle Art Studio, at 8 N 9th Street. 20% of the proceeds from this sale will be donated to the Hope Pregnancy Center.
Temple Children’s Museum – Will put on another of their First Friday Free events. These events have been so overwhelmingly popular that they will introduce a new system for managing entries to avoid exceeding legal capacity limits for the building.
They will open at 5:00 p.m. and the first 60 people will have until 5:30 p.m. to enjoy the museum. Then, at 5:30 pm they will allow another 60 people in the museum until 6:00 p.m. This process will continue until 7:00 p.m. Those waiting for their turn can enjoy story time with Mrs. Claus. It is on a first-come, first-serve basis. As long as weather permits, they will have the outdoors open as well.
Thai Cafe - Will be open all evening to serve First Friday Guests
The Hub -The largest boutique in Central Texas, The Hub, will be open late for First Friday and will offer complimentary refreshments to First Friday shoppers. Santa will be at the hub on First Friday from 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm to hear your children's wishes and for free photos. No appointment is needed. They will also host a Christmas caroling stop by the popular Central Texas Choir, ‘Las Voces Chorus’
The Parlour Antiques and Oddities - Will be open for extended hours and will offer Do-it-Yourself Christmas ornaments for sale. Also, as always, shoppers will be given a chance to spin thePrize Wheel for a chance to win exciting gifts and discounts.
The Yard Food Truck Plaza Will offer-up a fun First Friday picnic with the following awesome food trucks:
- The ‘Taqueria Mi Lindo Nayarit’ food truck - Will offer a 10% discount to any guest who mentions First Friday.
- ‘Savor Los Catrachos’ food truck – Will be open all evening to serve First Friday guests
- Lulamae's Cajun Cuisine - Will offer a 10% discount to any guest who mentions First Friday.
- ‘Mama Llama’ food truck - Will offer a 10% discount to any guest who mentions First Friday.
- ‘Chock Full of Cheese’ food truck - Will offer a 10% discount to any guest who mentions First Friday.
- You Da man Noodle Man food truck - Will be open all evening to serve First Friday guests.
- ·Da Geezers Italian Shaved Ice food truck – Will be open all evening to serve First Friday guests.
Treno Pizzeria & Taproom - Will put-on a live show by Earle Nelson on the back lawn from 6-8pm, and they’ll offer discounts on selected beers and wines. Also, as always, their pizza chefs will be baking up some fresh hot pizza pies.
Wick & Burn - Will offer a Candles & Mixology Workshop. You won’t want to miss this customized creative CANDLE workshop class - including also a holiday themed mixology workshop given by Ashley with Beauty, Bar & Bash! This Candle Workshop is the perfect opportunity to explore your creative side! Each attendee will make (1) candle with scents personally selected by YOU, using a combination of their fragrance oils, so please stop by for some good smelling fun! Call (254) 677-6687 to reserve your spot
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