Waco Christmas Parade features lights, museums

By Jessica Foreman

The Historic Waco Foundation has many holiday events lined up this year, and are asking all who want to “share the spirit of the season” to attend. Annually, the foundation puts together an annual Christmas parade, as well as hosts the Christmas on the Brazos decorated house museum tours.

The Christmas Parade takes place in downtown Waco, and begins at 6 p.m. today. Decorated floats from local businesses and organizations will brighten Austin Avenue with Christmas lights.

Historic tours of four Waco houses, built between 1858-1874, are now open to the public, and tours are scheduled for this evening, Sunday and the weekend of Dec. 10 and 11. Three of the houses are located downtown along Fourth Street, and a fourth house fronts onto Martin Luther King Boulevard. The cost for single tours are $5 and tickets are $15 for all tours of the weekend.

A new addition to this traditional event is the first Holiday Showcase House. Local designers have been invited to decorate a room or two to showcase their finest creativity and knack for design.

The decoration within the room will be available for purchase to the public, and a special candlelight tour will take place from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Dec. 10.

For more information on holiday activities hosted by the Historic Waco Foundation please visit the foundation’s website.