Get in the holiday spirit in picturesque historic Salado with a holiday parade, home tours, a live nativity scene and theatrical performances.The two weekends of December 4-6 and December 11-13, 2015 are filled with entertainment, activities and Christmas shopping experiences for the whole family.
Festivities start with the annual Christmas Parade at 5 pm, December 3. The Parade will begin on Royal St and make its way up Main Street to the Salado Civic Center. Arrive early (4:30 pm) to get the best spots along the parade route. Download entry forms to the parade with the attachment under the “Christmas Parade” calendar listing and have forms submitted before the deadline on the form. The Parade will have more than 40 entries and will include the SHS marching band, floats, walking groups, bicycle riders, vintage cars and organizations will be represented from all over Central Texas.
Later that night, the Salado Historical Society kicks off their traditional Historical Homes Tour with a fundraising gala. For the first time, The Robertson Plantation will open their entire home to gala ticket-holders from 7 pm to 10 pm.
Beautifully decorated historic and contemporary homes open their doors to visitors during Christmas Stroll. The Salado Historical Society Homes Tour will be throughout the Village. Friday, December 4 from 5 to 8 pm; Saturday, December 5 from 10 am to 5 pm; and Sunday, December 6 from 1 to 4 pm. Early bird tickets can be purchased for $18 before November 26. Tickets are $20 after the early bird deadline. Children age 11 and under are free, but no baby strollers in the homes. Tickets can be purchased at the Salado Visitor’s Center (831 N. Main Street) or at each stop on the days of the events.
Children will be enchanted with the live nativity scene, sponsored by the First Baptist Church, in the evenings on both weekends of the Stroll.
Each Friday and Saturday night during Stroll weekends, holiday carolers will serenade the late evening shoppers along Main Street. Many shops will host a variety of live entertainment at their shops all day and evening during the Stroll. For a complete listing of the entertainment available, check back in with our website or visit www.saladovillagevoice.com in the days leading up to the stroll.