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810 South Fourth Street
Waco, TX 76706

(254) 753-5166

A foundation that preserves and showcases four historic house museums and hosts multiple educational opportunities throughout the year.

Upcoming Events

Charles Wallis Artwork Raffle Tickets


Purchase your Charles Wallis Artwork Raffle Ticket Today!
Tickets will be on sale until December 9th. We will be raffling off 8 one-of-a kind paintings by artist Charles Wallis that portray iconic Waco landmarks including Cameron Park, Dr. Pepper Museum, and our 4 historic houses to name a few!
All paintings being raffled can be seen below!

All of these original one-of-kind paintings are on display at the Earle-Napier- Kinnard House and are valued at more than $500.00 each!

Tickets are 1 for $25 or 5 for $100.

Tickets can be purchased at the office or at

Tickets will be available for purchase November 13, 2018 - December 9, 2018. Raffle Ticket Winners will be chosen on December 10, 2018.

-Winners will be randomly selected.
-Winner need not be present to win. Not redeemable for cash value.
-Winners of the paintings must pick up paintings at the HWF office by appointment once winners are announced.

100% of the proceeds benefit preservation programs at Historic Waco Foundation.

The Internal Revenue Service has ruled that no part of the price of a raffle ticket is deductible as a charitable contribution for income purposes

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Join us for our annual Christmas on the Brazos Festivities as we kick off Christmas Through the Decades. All weekenD, we will have family-friendly and holiday Inspired Events that will bring you down memory lane WITH OUR HOLIDAY DECORATIONS INSPIRED BY THE VICTORIAN ERA, ROARING 1920’S, AND ROCKING 1950’S!


Friday, December 7th (6:00 pm-9:00 pm)

Ticket price is $25.00 per person. Ticket includes admission to ALL decorated houses with light refreshments and a variety of live holiday entertainment at each house to dazzle the holiday season.
Entertainment Includes:

Earle- Napier-Kinnard House McCulloch House East Terrace House
Gretchen Williams, Harpist Musicians from Barnard Music Sarah Hall, Harpist

Saturday, December 8th (9:00 am - 11:00 am)
Breakfast with Santa

Ticket price is $10 per family. Start your day with a tour of McCulloch House decorated based on the Roaring 1920’s! Join Santa for breakfast treats, Christmas crafts, and activities including pictures with Santa and story time with classic Christmas tales! Enjoy live holiday dance performances by Footprintz Dance Studio.
Don’t miss this morning of fun for the whole family before he travels back to the North Pole.

Saturday, December 8th/Sunday, December 9th
House Tours

Ticket price is $20 per person. Tickets includes admission to ALL decorated houses with live entertainment at the houses all weekend. Tickets can be used anytime during open house hours on Saturday and Sunday. This excludes all special events.
This will require a separate ticket.

Saturday 12/8/18 (11:00 am-4:00 pm)
Sunday 12/9/18 (12:00 pm-4:00 pm)


Earle-Napier-Kinnard House McCulloch House East Terrace House
Dec. 8th: Midway High School Dec. 8th: Musicians from Barnard Music Dec. 8th: Elvis!
Performing Arts Performing at 1:00 pm and 2:00 pm
Dec. 9th: The Flute Duo Dec. 9th: Musicians from Barnard Music Dec. 9th: American Band Stand
Sock Hop (2:00 pm-3:00 pm)

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. Where are the houses located that are decorated for Christmas?

There are three historic house museums that will be decorated as part of Christmas on the Brazos. There is:

The Earle-Napier-Kinnard House (814 S. 4th Street) will highlight the Victorian Era. McCulloch House (407 Columbus Ave) will highlight the Roaring 1920’s. East Terrace House (100 Mill Street) will highlight the Rocking 1950’s.


2. Is there a trolley to take you from house to house?

Unfortunately, there is not a trolley for this specific event. Guests will have to provide their own transportation to visit the houses.


3. Are the houses far apart or close together?

The Earle-Napier-Kinnard House and McCulloch House are both located in the downtown Waco Area down 4th Street. East Terrace is located on the other side of the Brazos River only about 5 minutes away by car. On your way there, we recommend you visit the historic Waco Suspension Bridge! It is definitely a do not miss Waco attraction!


4. Where can I purchase advanced tickets?

Advanced tickets can be purchased at Hoffmann House (the HWF office). We are located at 810 S. 4th Street. We are open Monday through Thursday 8:30 am to 5 pm and Friday 8:30 am to 12:30 pm. Advanced tickets can be purchased for the house tours and Candlelight Tour. Please call our office with any questions regarding advanced tickets at 254-753-5166.


5. Do I need advanced tickets?

Tickets will be available at the door, however we highly advise to purchase all of your tickets in advance. Starting November 26th all advanced tickets can be purchased at our office.


6. What does my ticket price for Candlelight cover?

Tickets for Candlelight are $25.00 per person. Your ticket price covers your admissions to all three historic house museums, live entertainment at each house, and refreshments that will also be served at each house. Entertainment and refreshments correspond with the decade of each house to truly make you feel transported back in time down memory lane.


7. How much are tickets to tour the houses?

Tickets for House Tours are $20.00. This includes admission to ALL three houses and can be used on anytime on December 8th and 9th. This excludes admission to any of our special events. Those require a separate ticket.


8. Where can I purchase tickets for Breakfast with Santa?

Tickets for Breakfast with Santa can be purchased at the door of McCulloch House on the day of the event. Tickets are $10 for the whole family. Breakfast with Santa will be 9:00 am to 11:00 am on Saturday December 8th.


9. We are interested in Breakfast with Santa and possibly the Candlelight Tour. How do we purchase tickets?

Attending both of these events is a great way to get the full Historic Waco Foundation Christmas experience this holiday season. Tickets for Breakfast with Santa can be purchased at the door the day of the event. It is great for families of all ages. Our Candlelight Tour tickets can be purchased at the door or in advance. We recommend purchasing these tickets in advance. Tickets can be purchased through our office. Call (254) 753-5166

10. We are coming to Waco December 7-9. Not sure what the difference is in the tours in daytime and the Candlelight Tour? Can you give me more information? Trying to plan our trip.

What a perfect time to travel to Waco! Our house tours which are available during the day, allow you to tour all three houses. Tickets are good for both the 8th and the 9th and can be used anytime the houses are open during those days. There will be live entertainment at each house all weekend. Tickets are $20.00 per person. Our Candlelight Tour is Friday, December 7th from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm. Each house will have live entertainment and refreshments based on the decade of the house. Your ticket will allow you to visit each house and enjoy the entertainment and refreshments. Our docents and volunteers will also be dressed up to truly bring the decade of the house to life. This will be a progressive style tour and a great night to kick off the holidays. Tickets are $25.00 per person. Both the Christmas House Tour Tickets and the Candlelight Tour tickets can be purchased in advanced at the office.


11 .If I buy a Candlelight ticket and I can’t make it to all the homes, can I use the Candlelight ticket to visit the remaining homes on Saturday and Sunday?