Salado Christmas Stroll
December 13 - December 15
One event on December 13, 2019 at 12:00 am
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Experience the magic of Christmas in the idyllic Village of Salado during its 59th Annual Salado Christmas Stroll held annually the first 2 weekends of December and presented by the Salado Chamber of Commerce. “The Christmas Stroll is Salado’s favorite event of the year,” says Lara Tracy, Chair of the Salado Chamber of Commerce. “Generations of families return every year and make lasting memories.”
This year’s Salado Christmas Stroll will kick-off at 6:00 PM, Thursday, December 5, 2019, with the 2019 Salado Lighted Christmas Parade. With more than 50 participants, this year’s parade is set to be the largest to date for Salado. 1st Calvary Division’s Horse Cavalry has always been a favorite of parade goers along with the Military Band and the Military Grand Marshall courted by a WWII Jeep. The Lighted Christmas Parade will begin at the corner of Royal & Main and end at the Salado Civic Center. The annual lighting of the trees at the Salado Civic Center will take place at the close of the parade. Come early to get a seat along the parade route and seek out a Sirena Youth Ambassador to purchase your parade light up accessory. Several shops are set to be open after the parade, so stay a little longer and get a jump on your Salado Christmas Stroll shopping.
December 6 – 8 AND 13 – 15 — dozens of beautifully decorated boutiques open their doors for you to enjoy Late Night Shopping Friday and Saturday until 9pm (or later) and Sundays until 5pm. Salado’s Boutiques will be well stocked with a variety of unique merchandise, so you are sure to find something for everyone on your Christmas list. Sip hot cocoa while strolling down Main Street, where you will be serenaded by Strolling Carolers and encounter Live Music throughout the Village. Horse Drawn Carriage Rides will guide you down Main Street as you take in all the lights, sounds and warmth of the season.
A newcomer to the Salado Christmas Stroll is Sisters on the Fly. Perhaps you’ve seen them on The Today Show? This fun, nationally recognized group of ladies will be bringing their trailer tour to the grounds of the Salado Civic Center during the first weekend of stroll! You will be able to tour more than 50 creative, clever and unique travel trailers that have all been decorated for Christmas. You will find vintage models, contemporary ones and then some — Shasta, Airstream, Winnebago, Boles-Aero, and more.
Have you been naughty or nice? Visit Santa at his new headquarters, located at Main Street & Rock Creek Drive. Santa will be available Fridays from 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Saturdays from 10:00 am to 8:00 pm, and the first Sunday from Noon to 3:00pm. Photos with Santa will be provided by Solas Gallery, and of course parents you are welcome to take your own pictures.
The “Greatest Story Ever Told” comes to life Friday and Saturday evenings during the Salado Christmas Stroll. From 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm First Baptist Church of Salado presents their Live Nativity on Main Street at 210 South Main Street.
Two long standing traditions during the Salado Christmas Stroll are the Tour of Homes and Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol.” The Salado Historical Society will host this year’s Home Tour on Saturday, December 7th and includes 7 homes. Tablerock of Salado will present their 27th Annual Performance of A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens. The show begins at 7:00pm on December 6th 7th, 13th & 14th. Tickets for both events may be purchased online at CentralTexasTickets.com.
Saturdays, December 7th & 14th, swing by Barrow Brewing Company and browse local handmade crafts at their Christmas Market, as you enjoy live music, tasty beverages and food trucks. The Christmas Market at Barrow Market will be held Noon to 6:00 PM.
There will be FREE parking throughout the Village of Salado, including the Salado Civic Center, Brookshire Brothers, First Baptist Church of Salado, Church of Christ, Thomas Arnold Elementary School and the Salado Junior High School. Multiple Trolleys will be operating to help get you to and from.