Act Locally Waco - End of year 2019

Dec 20, 2019

Ho Ho Hoping you're enjoying the holiday season.

This edition of Act Locally Waco touches on a few events happening December 20th through January 4th.  We'll have a holiday hiatus December 27 and January 3.  However, you can see the calendar of events at

There are lots of thing going on in and around town.  Scroll to see some featured happenings or give the segment a listen.

Happy Holidays from KWBU and Act Locally Waco.

  1. Fri Dec 20  - 4th Annual Feast in the East – We are better together! (East Waco Empowerment Project)

The Fourth annual “Feast in the East” takes place today.  In its first three years, the Feast in the East has provided the East Waco Community with over 2500 meals and at least 3000 articles of clothing for keeping warm. This year's Feast, hosted by the East Waco Empowerment Project, will take place at the City of Waco Multi-Purpose Center at Historic Paul Quinn Campus on Elm Avenue.  Hours are from 2 to 6 PM and any money raised will go directly towards offsetting the cost of the feast and providing NEW hats, gloves and coats for neighbors who need them.

  1. Fri Dec 20  -Christmas at Christie’s (Jubilee Theatre and Wild Imaginings)
    Fri Dec 20 thru Sun Dec 22

Wild Imaginings is a new Theatre group in town and tonight is opening night for their Christmas production: Christmas at Christie’s. It’s an immersive show, which means the line is blurry between party and performance.  It is written by local Waco artists and it is full of favorite Christmas memories, movies, traditions, and heartfelt stories!  The show starts at 7 PM this evening and will take place at the Mission Waco Jubilee Theatre at 15th and Colcord.  Tickets are $12 for adults and $7 for children. If you can’t make it tonight there will be another show tomorrow at 7 and an afternoon show Sunday at 2.


  1. Fri Dec 20- Dave Wild Trio Plays Charlie Brown (Klassy Glass)

A Charlie Brown Christmas, with its terrific Vince Guaraldi Sound track, first appeared on December 9, 1965. If you, like me, have years of happy memories associated with that music, you will be happy to hear that the Dave Wild Trio will be performing music from the Charlie Brown Christmas Songbook tonight at Klassy Glass.  The show starts at 8:30, so grab your favorite Beagle and head downtown for a Charlie Brown Christmas on Austin Avenue.

  1. Sat Dec 21 - LEGO Drive at the Farmer’s Market for Hines Elementary AfterSchool Academy (Act Locally Waco)

Tomorrow from 9 to 1, I hope you will come see me at the Waco Downtown Farmer’s Market.  Act Locally Waco will be in the community tent.  We will be collecting new and used LEGOS or donations to buy LEGOS for the J. H. Hines Elementary AfterSchool Academy.  We will also be selling the last few copies of Miss Bean's New Fangled Nursery Rhymes. Please stop by and say "Hello" and make a donation to the LEGO fund!

  1. Sat Dec 21 - Primera Waco presents 1st Annual Tamalada (Primera Iglesia Bautista Waco)

Tomorrow from 9 to Noon, Preimera Iglesia Bautista Waco is hosting their first annual Tamalada!  They are inviting the whole community, all ages, to come to the church and learn to make tamales!  This should be a wonderful and delicious event! Primera Iglesia Bustista is located at 510 N. 4th street.

  1. Tue Dec 31  - Silo District Comedy Show – New Years Eve Special Event (The Silo District)

Waco’s newest comedy club – The Silo District– will have its first show on New Year’s Eve. This will be a catered event and food and drinks are included with your ticket. Your comedians for the evening will be Landry and Cam Bertrand who have both been featured on Comedy Central. The show will take place at 6 PM.  Tickets are $60. The Silo District is located at 324 S. 6th street.


  1. Tue Dec 31  - Murder at the Caterpillar Club: New Year’s Eve Murder Mystery Dinner & Dance (Brazos Theatre)

Also, on New Year’s Eve, the Brazos Theatre presents: “Murder at the Caterpillar Club: A New Year’s Eve Murder Mystery Dinner and Dance.”  Set in the roaring 20’s, The mystery will unfold at the Waco Hilton. Hors d’oeuvres, a three-course meal, cocktails, music from the Texas Heatwave Band, party favors, and a champagne toast are all included in the price of admission.  Ticket are $139.  It all begins at 6:30.

Tue Dec 31  - 2019 Barkin’ Ball – Winter Wonderland (Fuzzy Friends Rescue)

Another New Year’s option is the 2019 Barkin Ball. It’s the major fund raiser for Fuzzy Friends Rescue. The theme is Winter Wonderland and You can ring in the new year with delicious food and music and a raffle that includes 52 weeks of Dining, a Texas Rangers Suite package and much more. The Ball takes place at the Waco Convention Center and Single Tickets are $200.

  1. Safe Ride Home on New Year’s

Whatever you do for New Year’s – be sure to stay safe!  Remember Waco Transit offers Safe Rides home from 6 PM to 3 AM within the Waco Urban area. Call Waco Transit to schedule your ride today. For more information visit the Waco Transit Facebook page.


  1. Wed Jan 1  - First Day Hike (Mother Neff State Park) (Mother Neff State Park – Texas Parks and Wildlife)

If you are looking to start your new year off on the right food, you can join the wonderful folks at Mother Neff State Park for their annual first day hike. You’ll get to hike through the open prairie and learn about efforts to help restore this valuable native habitat. You’ll also visit the remnants of the old Civilian Conservation Corp camp base and learn about their role in developing Mother Neff State Park by visiting the remnants of their old camp base. Hike is from 10am to 2 pm. Pre-registration is required. Call the park to save your spot.It’s an easy hike of approximately 1.5 miles on a relatively flat and even surface. The Hike will begin at the prairie parking loop.


  1. Sat Jan 4  - Chipping of the Green: Recycle your Christmas Tree (Keep Waco Beautiful)

And if you have a “real” Christmas tree, don’t forget to dispose of it properly so it doesn’t end up in the landfill.  The Chipping of the Green tree recycling day will be January 4.  Drop your tree off at Paul Tyson Field on Lake Air Drive.  It will be chipped and repurposed.  Volunteers will help you get your tree off of our out of your car.  And you will go home with a FRESHLY SCENTED bag of MULCH and a baby tree sapling.  The chipping of the green IS OPEN TO ANYONE!! NO PROOF OF RESIDENCY REQUIRED!