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 19th with the lighting of over 3 ½ million lights at Hulen Park that are turned on each evening through New Year's Eve.
(Picture of Paul Elkins @ Members Credit Union- Presenting Sponsor of Whistle Stop)
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 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...
Throughout the holiday season, both of Cleburne's live theater groups will be presenting holiday plays. Carnegie Players production of the beloved classic "Babes in Toyland" comes to life at the Cleburne Conference Center. The Plaza Theatre Company is presenting "A Christmas Carol" in downtown Cleburne. Breakfast with Santa, Saint Nicholas Festival, Candlewalk Tour of Homes on Saturday, Dec. 1st. The Brazos Chamber Orchestra Christmas Concert on Dec. 16th at 7:00 pm *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!