Christmas as the Silos 2022

Updated: 2022-11-17 18:41:05 UTC

Santa Visits

Where do I find Santa?
Santa will be located at the fireplace on the Magnolia Press Patio. If the weather doesn’t allow for Santa to remain outside, he will move into the historic church.

What if it rains?
If weather does not permit Santa to be outside, he will be relocated to the historic church.

Do I need a reservation to meet Santa?
Reservations are not required, but they are encouraged to ensure you get the chance to meet Santa! Walk-up accommodations will be subject to availability. 

Does every child in my family need a reservation?
Yes, every child meeting Santa will need their own reservation.

Will there be a professional photographer with Santa? 
No professional photographers will be provided. We encourage you to bring your camera (or phone!) to capture the moment. 

What if we miss our Santa reservation?
We understand life happens, so we will do our best to accommodate any missed reservations. However, such accommodations are subject to availability and can’t be guaranteed. 

A Very Merry Evening

What does it cost to attend A Merry Evening at the Silos?
Tickets are a $10 donation for admission with proceeds benefiting our friends at The Cove. Kids 7 and under are free. 

Will Magnolia Market be open for extended shopping hours?
Yes, Magnolia Market, Magnolia Home, and the Shops at the Silos will remain open during the event.

Do I need to purchase tickets for my children?
Admission for kids 12 and under is free!

Are pets allowed during the event?
Yes! Pets are welcome on our property.

Will Chip and Joanna be there?
While Chip and Joanna will not be in attendance, they are thrilled to welcome you to Magnolia this holiday season!

Where do I check in for the event?
Entry for the event is at the 8th street entry in front of the Shops at the Silos. Be sure to have your ticket ready!

What time can ticket holders start forming a line?
The line will open at 5:30pm and gates will open at 6:30pm.

Do I need to print my ticket?
It’s up to you! Tickets can be scanned on personal devices or you can bring a printed ticket.

Where can I park?
While Magnolia does not have onsite parking, downtown Waco has a number of free lots and street parking around and near the Silos. There are also paid parking lots available in the area.

Where can I find more information about the event? 
Visit our Events page for more information on the concert series and other events at Magnolia. You can also follow @visitmagnolia on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter for the latest information on Magnolia’s events in Waco.

Are strollers allowed?
Absolutely! Please note that all strollers are subject to security screening upon entry.

Is Magnolia Market + Event Venue ADA Accessible?
Yes, Magnolia Market at the Silos is ADA accessible, including our entrance on 8th street.

Are there any items that aren’t allowed on property during the event? 
Outside food and drink, chairs, fireworks, and weapons of any kind will not be permitted on our property. Ticket holders will be required to participate in a bag check upon entry. Non-clear bags larger than 6.5” x 4.5” are not allowed and clear bags may not exceed 12” x 6” x 12”. Exceptions include: Magnolia shopping bags, diaper bags, and bags used for medical equipment purposes. Please note that all of these exceptions are subject to security search and screening upon entry.

Will there be food or drinks during the event?
Yes! Magnolia Press and Silos Baking Co. will be open during the event, as well as a select number of our third-party food trucks.

What kind of weather can I expect?
With Texas Decembers, you can expect cool temperatures at night. We encourage you to come prepared for the cool weather with layered clothing and blankets.

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