On Saturday, Dec. 16, Temple Parks and Recreation welcomes everyone to the Bend o' the River Christmas celebration.

Bring the kids for a Bend o' the River Christmas! The fun happens December 16th from 3 PM to 8 PM. Tickets are on sale now! For more details dial 254-298-5774.

Get ready for Christmas with face painting, carriage rides, sledding, and a chance to tell Santa what you want for Christmas!

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Bend o' the River is located at 7915 S. General Bruce Drive.

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Cowboy Santa, Christmas lights and music, and mechanical reindeer are all part of the fun!

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It's also a chance to enjoy some real snow ahead of the Christmas holiday!

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Blessed in Texas was one of several local vendors offering unique and personalizing gifts ideas in years past. Come check out who's a part of Bend o' the River Christmas this year!

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