Christmas & Holiday

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas! Spread holiday cheer and festive spirit by attending holiday events throughout the season! The City of Temple, Temple Parks & Recreation, and the businesses within the city all host a variety of events and festivities that families and visitors will enjoy.  

City of Temple Annual Christmas Parade

This parade is hosted by the City of Temple and the Temple Parks & Recreation department. Featuring organizations and entrants with floats, trailers, and endless possibilities of the Christmas magic. With an annual tree lighting ceremony and a guest appearance from Santa Claus, this magical event is great fun for the entire family.

Reuben D. Talasek Bend of the River Christmas

Bend of the River Christmas is a festive, local celebration held at the Reuben D. Talasek Bend of the River Ranch. Featuring photos with Santa, snow slides, barrel train rides, and more, this event is one you won’t want to miss. 

Other holiday events include visiting The Robinson Family Farm to purchase a Christmas tree, December’s First Friday in Downtown Temple, the Downtown Holiday Market, and more. Visit Temple to see how we celebrate the holidays.