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Welcome to Whistlestop Christmas!

Come experience the sights and sounds of our Christmas wonderland with over 3 ½ million lights decorating Hulen Park in Cleburne, Texas. “Spectacular!”… “Enchanting!”… “Delightful!”… are just a sampling of the descriptions heard from visitors to the park every Christmas!  The Yuletide celebration begins on November 23rd with the lighting of over 3 ½ million lights at Hulen Park that are turned on each evening through December 31st.

Christmas Activities

The festivities kick off with the annual Christmas parade in downtown Cleburne at 6:30 p.m. After the parade, bring your children to Hulen Park to sit on Santa’s lap and have their pictures made with Santa and Mrs. Claus. There will also be a free Concert “Elvis the Experience” with David Allen.

Adding to the fun will be food and gift vendors, and kids of all ages will be able to blow the whistle on the historic 3417 Steam Engine. Children train rides & Horse Drawn Wagon Rides around the park on this night and other selected days ~ see schedule of events for times.

See schedule of events for other activities occuring through out the holiday season…

Christmas Entertainment

Throughout the holiday season, both of Cleburne’s live theater groups will be presenting holiday plays. Carnegie Players production of “The Best Christmas Pageant Ever” comes to the Cleburne Conference Center. The Plaza Theatre Company is presenting “The Sanders Family Christmas” in downtown Cleburne theatre.
The Texas Tradition Chorus will be performing Nov. 23rd at the tree lighting ceremony at 6:30 p.m. before the lights turn on at 7:00 p.m.
The Brazos Chamber Orchestra Christmas Concert is on Dec. 15th at 7:30 pm at First Baptist Church.
*See schedule of events for times and locations
The Whistle Stop Christmas celebration promises to turn the most hardened Grinch and Scrooge into the jolliest of Kris Kringles. Mark your calendars and enjoy the holidays with us!