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 25th with the lighting of over 3 ½ million lights at Hulen Park that are turned on each evening through New Year’s Eve.

Christmas Activities

The festivities begin with the annual Christmas parade in downtown Cleburne. 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 live entertainment by local community residents singing Christmas music.

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 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 life at the Cleburne Conference Center. The Plaza Theatre Company is presenting “White Christmas” in downtown Cleburne theatre.
The Texas Tradition Chorus will be performing the night of the tree lighting ceremony after the lights have been turned on after 7:00 pm.
Breakfast with Santa, Saint Nicholas Festival, Candlewalk Tour of Homes on Saturday, Dec. 7th.
The Brazos Chamber Orchestra Christmas Concert on Dec. 12th 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!