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TexTalk calendar SALADO 25th annual performance of A Christmas Carol at Table Rock Dec. 1, 2 and Dec. 8, 9 Concessions open at 6:30 p.m. Show begins 7 p.m. $10 adults, $5 Students, $3 children 12 and younger Adapted for the stage by Harry Sweet, Dickens’ Yuletide play will put you in the right holiday spirit. Tickets sold at the gate before each show. Tickets also available in advance at For group tickets (20 or more), call 254-947-9205.

Salado Tour of Homes Dec. 1, 5 to 8 p.m. Dec. 2, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Dec. 3, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Admission: $20 On the tour this year is St. Joseph's Episcopal Church, Salado Methodist Church, The Salado Masonic Lodge, Lively home, Seiler Home, Starcher Home & Baines House Museum. Tickets can be purchased at the Salado Visitor Center at 423 S. Main and at each tour location during tour hours. Go to www.saladohistoricalsociety. com for more information.

TEMPLE Temple Convention and Visitor’s Bureau Annual Santa Fest Holiday Market Dec. 2, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Free admission Get in the spirit of the season and enjoy arts & crafts vendors, food trucks, and great deals from local merchants. Admission to the market is free; however, merchandise and food are purchased on your own. Frank W. Mayborn Civic & Convention Center 3303 N. Third St., Temple Call Sennett Farias at 254-2985900, or email for more information. 28


Fernando Flores, dressed as Santa, gets a head start during a previous Jingle Bun Run in Temple.

71st Annual Temple Christmas Parade “Rockin’ around the Christmas Tree” Dec. 4 6:15 p.m. Tree Lighting 6:30 p.m. Christmas Parade Beginning at the intersection of East Adams Avenue and Eighth Street, the parade proceeds west along Adams Avenue, in front of the Municipal Building, up to North 23rd Street before turning north and disbanding at Temple High School. Bands, floats, decorated automobiles and walking groups are all part of the fun. Special awards will be given to entries that best depict the Christmas Spirit and theme. Call 254-298-5440 for information.

Get Fit Temple presents the 17th Annual Schlotzsky’s Jingle Bun Run Dec. 9 9 a.m. 5K 10:30 a.m. 1K Family Fun Run West Temple Park 121 Montpark Road, Temple Call 254-298-5582 for information.

Bend of the River Christmas Dec. 16, 3 to 8 p.m. $6 advance, $8 at door Children 2 and under are free Enjoy arts and crafts, a snow slide, caroling, riding a mechanical reindeer,

and wagon rides. All activities are included in the ticket price. All sales are final. No refunds. Call 254-298-5774 or visit www. to purchase tickets or for more information.

Texas Country Gentlemen Chorus Christmas Concert Dec. 8, 7:30 p.m. $15 adults, $10 students and seniors 65+ A singing Santa Claus may appear at this year’s Christmas concert presented by the Texas Country Gentlemen Chorus. Special guest is “Vocal Point,” an auditioned group of 18 music students from Temple College and Texas A&M Central Texas directed by Dr. Sara Harris Baker. From the Chorus, the award winning quartet “hmmm” will also appear. Proceeds help to support the Music Program at Temple College and the Central Texas Charity, Wreaths for Vets. Tickets may be purchased online at, from a Chorus member, or at the Cultural Activities Center. 3011 N. Third St., Temple Call 254-773-9926 for information. Email upcoming events to editor@

Tex Appeal Magazine | December 2017  
Tex Appeal Magazine | December 2017