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Whistle Stop Christmas

Whistle Stop Lighting Ceremony

Nov. 25, 2019

The festivities kick off with the annual Christmas Lighting Ceremony on Nov. 25, 2019 at Hulen Park at 6:30 p.m. Come out & enjoy live entertainment followed by the lighting ceremony and a visit by Santa & Mrs. Claus. Adding to the fun will be food vendors, Children train rides around the park on this night and other selected days ~ see schedule of events for times and other activities occurring through out the holiday season.

Lighted Christmas Parade

Dec. 6, 2019

Come out and enjoy the Lighted Christmas Parade in Downtown Cleburne on Dec.6, 2019. After the parade, the celebration continues at Hulen Park with food & gift vendors, pictures with Santa & Mrs. Claus ($3 to use your personal device) and more! In addition to the parade, don’t miss all the other fun activities during this popular Cleburne holiday celebration. 

Live Christmas Entertainment

Throughout the holiday season, both of Cleburne's live theater groups will be presenting holiday plays. Cleburne Carnegie Players presents "Over the River and through the Woods" at the Cleburne Conference Center.  Plaza Theatre Company is presenting "White Christmas the Musical." 

Songbird Live presents "Dorothy Shaw Handbell Choir" on Dec. 7th at 7pm

42nd Annual Candlewalk Tour of Homes is on Dec. 7th from 1pm to 8pm

The Brazos Chamber Orchestra Christmas Concert is on Dec. 19th at 7:30pm at Field Street Baptist Church in Cleburne.
*See schedule of events for times and locations

Mark your calendars and enjoy the holidays with us!

Parade Information

2019 Festival of Lights Christmas Parade

Theme: .................................  Christmas Movie Magic
Date: ..................................... Friday, December 6, 2019
Parade Staging at.................. Hulen Park
Scheduled to begin at .......... 6:30 PM
Entry Fee: ............................ $35
Entry Deadline: .................... Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Entries will be limited to 100 and will be accepted by decision of Cleburne Chamber of Commerce Foundation. Please review the rules of conduct before submitting an application.

Vendor Form

Parade Float Application

Parade Route Info

Plaza Theatre Company at Dudley Hall presents: “White Christmas The Musical”

Fri - Nov 15, 2019 to Mon - Dec 23, 2019

  • November 15th – December 23nd
  • Shows on Thurs., Fri., Sat. at 7:30 pm
  • Shows on Sat. Matinee at 3:00 pm

For tickets & show information

Plaza Jr. presents “Frozen Jr”

Sat - Nov 23, 2019 to Mon - Dec 23, 2019

  • Nov. 23rd - Dec. 23rd 
  • shows on Tuesdays & Thursdays at 10:00 am
  • shows on Saturdays at 12:30 pm

For tickets & show information

Children's Train Rides

Mon - Nov 25, 2019 to Sat - Dec 21, 2019

Children's Train Rides at Hulen Park- 900 Hillsboro St. Cleburne, TX   *$2.00 per rider 

Friday & Saturdays Only- see dates below

November: 25th, 29th, & 30th 

December: 6th, 7th, 13th, 14th, & 21st  

Downtown Divas & Dudes present “Sip, Shop & Stroll”

Thu - Dec 05, 2019

Lighted Christmas Parade

Fri - Dec 06, 2019

  • Lighted Christmas Parade in Downtown Cleburne begins at 6:30pm

Festivities at Hulen Park:

  • Vendors from 5pm - 9pm
  • Children's Train Rides from 5pm - 9pm ($2 per Rider)
  • Pictures with Santa & Mrs. Claus after the parade ($3 to use your personal device)
  • Living Nativity Scene presented by First Baptist Church of Cleburne

Carnegie Players present “Over the River and through the Woods”

Fri - Dec 06, 2019 to Sun - Dec 15, 2019

  • December 6th - 15th 
  • Shows on Fri. & Sat. at 7:30 pm
  • Shows on Sunday matinee at 2:30 pm

For tickets & show information

Christmas House

Sat - Dec 07, 2019

  • Wright Plaza
  • 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Hosted by Kings Daughters-Hearts of Gold 

For more information go on the event click here 

Songbird Live “Dorothy Shaw Handbell Choir”

Sat - Dec 07, 2019

Songbird Live presents "Dorothy Shaw Handbell Choir" at 7pm. 

For tickets & show information

Candlewalk Tour of Homes

Sat - Dec 07, 2019

  • 1:00 pm - 8:00 pm
  • For tickets & information call (817) 645-0940

Pancake Breakfast with Santa

Sat - Dec 07, 2019

  • St. Mark United Methodist Church
  • 8:00 am - 11:00 am
  • Hosted by Cleburne Kiwanis Club
  • “Santa House” hosted by Campfire Tesuya

Trail of Campfires

Fri - Dec 13, 2019 to Sat - Dec 14, 2019

Trail of Campfires invites you to a tour of the life of Jesus along a trail of Campfires with live Christmas music, petting zoo & more. Event located at Buffalo Creek Fellowship- 901 Hillsboro St. Cleburne, TX. Free to the public! 

Dec. 13th from 6:30pm - 9:30pm

Dec. 14th from 6:30pm - 9:30pm 

For more information call 817-357-9843 or click here 

Brazos Chamber Orchestra Christmas Concert

Thu - Dec 19, 2019

Whistle Stop Christmas Sponsors