The sky-high tree, live music, and shopping under the twinkling lights—these are just a few things Magnolia has in store at this year’s Christmas at the Silos in Waco, Texas from November 26 to December 23. To help ring in the season, Magnolia decided to expand their annual event into a month of merry, where guests can expect gatherings and daily surprises to keep them in the Christmas spirit all season long. Here’s a bucket list so you and your family can experience the fullness of what Magnolia has to offer and delight in the holidays together.
Give Santa Your Wish List
Bring your wish lists and your cameras—Santa’s back at the Silos! Meet him by the fireplace on the Magnolia Press patio and enjoy a favorite tradition. Admission is free, just reserve a time slot on Fridays or Saturdays between 10am and 3pm.
Hear a Christmas Classic from Mrs. Claus
Every Saturday, grab a seat in the pews of The Old Church to hear Mrs. Claus read classic Christmas tales. This event is also free to all guests and is a great way to embrace the nostalgia that comes along with the holidays. Swing by on Saturdays in December at 11am, 12:30pm, or 2:30pm.
Celebrate the Season with JOHNNYSWIM
Husband and wife duo JOHNNYSWIM are returning to the Silos, but this time for the holidays. Grab a ticket and your loved ones and come sing a chorus (or two) of your Christmas favorites on December 18 for this special evening concert.
Shop Under the Christmas Lights
Every Friday and Saturday, Magnolia is extending their holiday shopping hours from 6-8pm so you can revel in the magic of the season as you stroll under the twinkling lights and find just the right gift for everyone on your Christmas list.
Live Music on the Lawn
Sit back, relax, and enjoy live music on Fridays and Saturdays during the day on the Magnolia Press patio. Cozy up with a hot chocolate or coffee, sit by the fireplace, and enjoy good company as you listen to artists both local and regional.
Pose with the Christmas Tree
It’s not every day that you get to see a 30-foot tree decked out with lights. Make a memory and come grab a picture in front of the tree just for fun—or even as the backdrop for your Christmas card this year.
Walk in a Winter Wonderland
At the top of every hour, snow falls onto the Silos grounds creating a Texas winter wonderland. Whether you’re grabbing lunch from the food trucks, relaxing on the lawn, or just sipping on some hot cocoa, enjoy the snow and soak up the wonder of the season.
Whether you’re coming to Waco for a planned event or just to walk around and explore the Silos grounds, there’s something for everyone at this year’s Christmas at the Silos, with delight waiting for you at every turn. To see the full schedule and to start planning your visit, head here.