Holiday Celebrations in Temple

Merry & Bright Holiday Lights Tour & Contest
The City of Temple will be hosting the Inaugural Merry & Bright Holiday Lights Tour & Contest. It is guaranteed to get you in the holiday spirit! Take an evening drive or neighborhood stroll around the city to see the wonderfully decorated local homes and vote for your favorite. This is a great opportunity for residents to show off their Griswold Christmas decorating skills and for families to enjoy a safe and fun activity. For more information and to see the map, visit

Christmas Parade
Join us on the First Monday in December for one of the largest lighted Christmas parades in Texas and help welcome Santa Claus to Downtown Temple. We hope to see you at the 76th Annual Christmas Parade Monday, December 5, 2022. This year's theme is "It's a GROOVY Christmas". For more information, visit

A Very Special Christmas
It’s a Very Special Christmas Celebration at Wilson Park Rec! Join us at this free community event for children with special needs and developmental disabilities and their families. This event is for children 25 and under, parents or guardians must be present with their participants on Saturday, December 10. From 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. we will have toys from Santa, snacks, holiday crafts and games, and light refreshments while supplies last. Registration will be on Eventbrite so please call 254-298-5740 for more information. To register online, visit

More Events
For more events that will spread holiday magic throughout the city, visit City of Temple - Parks & Recreation (