Country Dances at Belton Senior Center
Dec. 1, Old Friends performs
Dec. 15, Christmas dance with Larry Burgin, Texas Tradition
Dec. 19, Potluck Dinner with Quinton Locklin, “Frank Sinatra Christmas”
Bring a small food item for the snack table for the dances.
$5 suggested donation
For more information, call 254-939-1170.
842 Mitchell St., Belton
City of Harker Heights Gingerbread House Contest
Judging: 5:30-8:30 p.m. during the annual Frost Fest celebration.
Make a 100 percent edible gingerbread structure (excluding baseboard) and drop it off at Frost Fest from 3 to 5 p.m. A gingerbread contest entry form must be submitted and can be found at www.ci.harker-heights.tx.us/parks.
Market Heights Shopping Center, 201 E. Central Texas Expressway.
For information call, 254-953-5465.
City of Harker Heights 17th annual Heights Lights on Parade
Outdoor Lighting/Decorating Contest
Register through Dec. 1.
Judging and voting: Dec. 12 to 14.
6 p.m., Citywide
The Harker Heights Parks and Recreation Department will host its annual Christmas outdoor decorating contest within the city limits. Each division will have two categories: owner decorated and professionally decorated. There will be awards for first place, second place, and people’s choice in Division I, Division II, and Division IV. In Division III, there will be first place, second place, and people’s choice awarded per area. To register for this free, visit www.ci.harker-heights.tx.us/parks or stop by the Harker Heights Recreation Center, 307 Miller’s Crossing, or the Harker Heights Activities Center, 400 Indian Trail. For more information, call 254-953-5465.
Dec. 1, 8 p.m.
$20, cash only
Arrive 10 minutes early to purchase tickets and light your lantern (provided). As twilight falls, meet at the lantern-lit “ghost wagon” across the street from the Stagecoach Inn in downtown Salado. The tour lasts for approximately 1½ hours and is recommended for ages 13 and older. Not wheelchair accessible.
A weather cancellation notice will be posted on the website by 6 p.m. the day of event.
A Christmas Carol at Tablerock
Dec. 2 and 3; Dec. 9 and 10
Concessions open at 6:30 p.m.
Show begins at 7 p.m.
$10 adults, $5 students; $3 children 12 and younger.
Tickets sold at the gate the night of performance. Tickets also available in advance at www.tablerock.org. For group tickets (20 or more) call 254-947-9205.
Tablerock Amphitheater, Salado
Santa at the Depot Temple Railroad and History Museum
Dec. 3, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Take part in the downtown family-friendly celebration. Santa will arrive by train at 10 a.m. and meet with kids throughout the day. Stop by for crafts, music and old-fashioned holiday fun.
315 W. Avenue B, Temple
For more information, call 254-298-5172 or visit rrhm.org.
Friends of the Gatesville Public Library present A Celtic Christmas Concert with Jerry Barlow
Dec. 5, 6:30 p.m.
The Friends of the Gatesville Public Library will welcome Celtic finger style guitarist Jerry Barlow for a special Celtic Christmas concert.
Gatesville Civic Center
301 Veterans Memorial Loop
For more information, call Faye Nichols at 254-865-5367. To learn more about Barlow, visit www.jerrybarlow.com.
Gatesville presents Christmas in the Park Lighted Drive-Thru Display
Dec. 10 – Jan. 1
Faunt Le Roy Park in Gatesville will be aglow with lighted and animated holiday displays from dusk to 11 p.m. Free admission, courtesy of local business sponsors. Concessions and Santa will be available on select nights.
At the end of South Seventh Street. For more information, call Cheri Shepherd at 254-865-8951 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Derailers at the Cultural Activities Center
Dec. 10, 7:30 p.m.
The Derailers celebrate the legacies of Buck Owens, George Jones, Roy Orbison, Elvis Presley, Charlie Rich and the Beatles, while still being on the edge of today’s country music.
$23 in advance
$27 at the door
3011 N. Third St., Temple
For more information, call 254-773-9926 or visit www.cacarts.org.
Sammons Community Center 16th annual Senior Christmas Dinner
Dec. 13, 6-8:30 p.m.
$5 per person; reservations required.
Seniors age 50 and older are invited to this annual event as Santa and his helpers serve a traditional holiday feast. Musical entertainment is provided throughout the evening.
Make your reservations before Dec. 6, at the Blackmon Community Center (1807 Curtis B. Elliott Drive, Temple).
Frank J. Mayborn Center
3033 N. Third St., Temple
For more information, call 254-298-5403.
12th annual Schlotzky’s Jingle Bell Bun Run
Half Marathon: 8:45 a.m.
5K: 9 a.m.
1K Family Fun Run: 10:30 a.m.
Preregistration closes Dec. 4
Race Day registration available.
Come run with Santa for the holidays. All races begin and end at the Pepper Creek Trail.
W. Highway 2305, Temple
For more information, call 254-298-5440.
Bend O’ the River Christmas
Dec. 17, 3-8 p.m.
See Cowboy Santa, enjoy Christmas caroling, wagon rides, arts and crafts and more.
7915 General Bruce Drive, Temple
For more information, call 254-298-5440 or visit TempleParks.com.
Second Annual New Year’s gala benefiting The Ralph Wilson Youth Club
Dec. 31, 7:30 p.m. midnight
This black-tie event features live music by Austin band Blind Date; valet parking, craft cocktails, elegant cuisine and fireworks at midnight. Optional round-trip transportation is available (with sponsorship). Child care is available at the Ralph Wilson Youth Club for a donation. Optional room and brunch package are available. $275 per person, table sponsorship available.
Advanced reservations only.
For more information, contact Sherrie Wilson at 254-773-9001 or email@example.com or visit https://www.facebook.com/Last-Night-Gala-RWYC-1501928573444522/.