WINTER IN WACO
HOW TO HOLIDAY IN WACO, TX
by: Debrah Wright— KNOW WACO
Waco is a wonderland during the holiday season, so if you need any excuses to grab the whole family and go get into the spirit of things, start now. Even those just visiting in the winter are in for a treat – this city offers a ton of festive things to do around Christmas time! If you missed out on the whimsical Waco Wonderland downtown celebration there is still so much to do to get into the holiday mood!
CHRISTMAS LIGHTS DONE RIGHT-
Waco Trolley can take you on the best tour of Christmas Lights in Waco, Texas. Their Waco Christmas Lights Tour features a 28-person trolley that is perfect for any amount of guests.
Driving around and looking at Christmas lights is an excellent pastime for many families and The Waco Trolley Christmas Lights Tour lets you see the best Christmas lights displays in the greater Waco area. The nostalgic Waco Trolley bus is decorated in a Christmas-style theme, and each guest is welcome to complimentary hot cocoa. The Waco Trolley Christmas Lights Tour is perfect for families, friends, holiday parties, and even corporate events. This tour is seasonal and is offered during the last weeks of December. By sitting back and relaxing on the trolley for the full 90 minutes, you can let them do the driving so that everyone can enjoy the scenery.
IF YOU WOULD PREFER TO DO THE DRIVING-
Most Wacoans have driven along Highway 84 near McGregor and would probably recognize Roger and Lana Schmidt’s home. The couple has been decorating their home since the early 2000s. Over the last 20 years, it’s expanded to include hundreds of thousands of lights, along with dozens of blow-ups and hand-made decorations. They were even showcased on America’s Great Christmas Light Fight a few years ago. It’s estimated that thousands of people come to see their lights every year, which are on until early January. The Schmidts collect donations for Fuzzy Friends— with last year’s totaling more than $10,000. If you would like to go check out the impressive holiday light display, they are located at 20 Oak Creek Circle in McGregor.
DON’T FORGET THE DRINKS –
Dichotomy Coffee & Spirits bar has turned into a Christmas wonderland. It’s called Spirit of Cheers! With an all new menu, you won’t want to miss out on this. Everything has been wrapped and holiday-a-fied to match the aesthetic of the season. Walk through a life size gingerbread and into a magical wonderland. Also, check out their delicious seasonal coffee drinks that are sure to warm up your heart.
SPIRIT OF CHEERS HOURS
Sun – Thurs: 5p – 11p
Fri – Sat: 5p-12a
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