Temple's Christmas parade is Monday, December 3, but the holiday fun doesn't end after the last float goes by. On Saturday, December 15, the Reuben D. Talasek Bend of the River at 7915 S. General Bruce Dr. will host a beautiful Bend of the River Christmas celebration.

Get the whole family together for an evening full of Christmas music, twinkling lights, and some holiday surprises. There'll also be snow slides, wagon rides, mechanical reindeer, a snow party, and much more!

Food vendors will be onsite for the duration of the event for some extra Christmas cheer.

Advance tickets are on sale now for $6 per person at templeparks.com. Tickets at the gate will be $9, and children two and under get in free. (All activities are included in the price of tickets. Food and merchandise is sold separately.)

For more information about the 2018 Bend of the River Christmas, please visit templeparks.com or contact event coordinator Holly Leiferman, at (254) 298.5440.