Lighted Parade

This lighted, nighttime parade goes directly through the heart of Downtown Buda. Watch as community organizations decorate their floats to bring out the spirit of the holidays. The parade ends with a fireworks show where Santa Claus will count down with all the parade goers and kick-off the beginning of the holidays in Buda, Texas! The parade takes place Saturday, Dec 1 at 6:30 p.m. and will travel down Main Street from Buda Mill and Grain Co. to Buda City Park.

Want to participate? Check out the details here.

Craft Vendors

Craft vendors from all across Texas will display their merchandise and hand-made wares for you to explore and discover the perfect unique gift for your loved ones this holiday season.
Hours: 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm Saturday, Dec 1
12:00 pm - 5:00 pm Sunday, Dec 2

Want to become a vendor? Check out the details here.

Reindog parade

Dogs from all around will gather to trot down the street in their best holiday costumes and outfits. The pet-parent of the most festive dog will win a prize! The Reindog Parade will take place on Sunday, December 2 at 2:00 p.m. to kick-off the festivities.

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Artisan Workshop

Festival goers can watch demonstrations and get a more hands on holiday craft experience.
Hours: 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm Saturday, Dec 1
12:00 pm - 5:00 pm Sunday, Dec 2


If you would like to do a demonstration and sell your wares find out more information here.

play in the snow

Build a snow man! Make a snow angel! Experience a winter tradition that doesn't happen too often here in Texas. Located next to the food court.
Hours: 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm Saturday, Dec 1
12:00 pm - 5:00 pm Sunday, Dec 2

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Pictures with Santa

Get pictures of the kids with Santa and Mrs. Claus taken in the Basil Anthony Moreau Memorial Building for the perfect holiday picture to include in your holiday card to your family and friends.
Hours: 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm Saturday, Dec 1
12:00 pm - 5:00 pm Sunday, Dec 2

food vendors

Eat all the fair food your stomach craves. Local non-profits and carefully picked food vendors are open during all hours of the festival.
Hours: 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm Saturday, Dec 1
12:00 pm - 5:00 pm Sunday, Dec 2


Want to become a food vendor? Check out the details here.

Kid's Activites

Kids can write letters to Santa, make ornaments and other crafts, and discovered other fun holiday activities all in one area.
Hours: 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm Saturday, Dec 1
12:00 pm - 5:00 pm Sunday, Dec 2


Kid's activities will be hosted by information booths that are not selling merchandise or food. If you are interested in getting your information out into the community, please email gmoore@ci.buda.tx.us for more details.

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performances & Entertainment

Jake Dexter is an upbeat touring group out of Dallas, Texas that offers a unique blend of soul, rock, hip-hop, pop and funk. Have a blast with us on Saturday, December 1 at 8:00 pm on the main stage.

Throughout the day, performance and entertainment will be provided by local talent ranging from dance to music.

If you interested in performing at Budafest email mgillespie@ci.buda.tx.us.

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carnival

Enjoy a small carnival with games an rides on the Downtown Greenbelt both Satuday and Sunday!

Hours: 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm Saturday, Dec 1
12:00 pm - 5:00 pm Sunday, Dec 2

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Annual Book sale

Join the Friends of the Buda Library for their Annual Book Sale just in time for the holidays! Shop a wide variety of gently used books at incredibly low prices while supporting the Buda Library. This year, the book sale will be held at the Municipal Complex at 405 E. Loop St.