Frequently Asked Questions:


Waco Wonderland is a true community event to showcase downtown Waco. The event is organized by the City of Waco, the Downtown Public Improvement District, the Waco Business Resource Center and numerous community organizations.


Waco Wonderland is located in downtown at Heritage Square and along Austin Avenue from City Hall to 8th Street. We encourage you to enjoy every part of the holiday festival by strolling from Heritage Square down Austin Avenue.


Admission to the event is free, but there is a $5 charge per skating session, and a $4 charge per ferris wheel ride.


This year's fireworks show will be on the evening of Saturday, December 5.

Lights at Heritage Square

The square and City Hall will be illuminated with thousands of lights throughout the holiday season. The lights will be on display until the beginning of January.

Downtown Parade

A downtown holiday parade will take place at 10 a.m. on Saturday, December 12. 


Restaurants along Austin Avenue will be open all week during event hours, and mobile vendors will also be on site to provide great food and drinks. An ATM will be located on site.


Free parking is available in the municipal lot between City Hall and Franklin Ave. Parking is also available in the lots adjacent to River Square Center.

Rain Plan

In the event of inclement weather, there will be no refunds issued for the skating rink. Normal activities will resume when weather permits.

More Information

For up-to-date informaton, please visit the Waco Wonderland Facebook page at www.facebook.com/WacoWonderland.