Dallas Fort Worth Holiday Events 2017

If you’re looking for things to do over the holidays, such as Dallas Heritage Village Candlelight Christmas, Christmas on Main Street, Grapevine, Holiday at the Arboretum and much more, be sure to check out these Holiday Events below.

For more holiday events & “non-holiday” events, check out our Event Calendar for all the scoop!

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Addison Circle Tree Lighting

Date of event: 11/17/2017

Event Time: 06:30:00 PM till 08:30:00 PM

Ages: All Ages

Location Name: Beckert Park

Location Address: 5044 Addison Circle, Addison, Texas Click for Google Map

Description: Come celebrate the beginning of the holiday season with the Annual Addison Circle Tree Lighting Ceremony. The event will be full of holiday fun featuring children’s activities, horse carriage rides, holiday shopping, refreshments, door prizes and a visit from Santa and Mrs. Claus

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After Christmas Trains

This event occurs Daily from 12/26/2017 to 12/30/2017

Location Name: Cotton Belt Depot

Location Address: 707 South Main Street Grapevine, TX 76051  Click for Google Map

Description: Looking for something fun to do during your holiday break? Hop aboard the train with daily train excursions to the Fort Worth Stockyards.

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All Things Bright and Beautiful: Christmas at the White House

This event occurs Daily from 11/16/2017 to 01/07/2018

Event Time: 09:00:00 AM till 05:00:00 PM

Cost: $16/adults; $14/ages 13 – 17 yrs; $10/5-12 yrs; 4 & under – Free

Location Name: George W. Bush Presidential Center

Location Address: 2943 SMU Blvd, Dallas TX Click for Google Map

Description: At the George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum, visitors will discover the excitement and wonder of a White House holiday. All Things Bright and Beautiful: Christmas at the House 2005 includes gorgeous flowers and colorful murals, behind-the-scenes photos, Mrs. Bush’s holiday dress, heartwarming Barney Cam videos, and more. HOURS: 9am – 5pm Mon – Sat.; Sun @ 12pm -5pm. Closed Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, and New Year’s Day

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American Girl® Holiday Tea

Date of event: 11/26/2017

Event Time: 03:30:00 PM till 04:30:00 PM

Location Name: American Girl Store Galleria Mall

Location Address: 13350 Dallas Parkway, Dallas, Texas 75240 Click for Google Map

Description: Start the holiday season with a special teatime together and a couple of crafty projects! Our Holiday Tea events include a deliciously different menu of teatime treats, a craft, and fun conversation and laughter at every table—and dolls, of course, are always welcome. We’ll make a fleece headband to keep the dolls’ ears warm on chilly days, then we’ll get into the festive spirit with a holiday-card-making craft. And our holiday Table Talkers will prompt fun conversation and laughter that’s certain to make the holidays extra merry.

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An Old-Fashioned Christmas

Date of event: 12/01/2017

Event Time: 06:00:00 PM till 08:30:00 PM

Ages: All Ages

Location Name: A.W. Perry Homestead Museum

Location Address: 1509 N Perry Road Carrollton, Texas 75006 Click for Google Map

Description: Bring the whole family to this popular celebration! Victorian carolers and Santa Claus will be spreading holiday cheer. Enjoy cookies, ornament making, and even a petting zoo at our annual event to welcome the season! Walk through the historic 1909 home to see its festive decorations. Informal tours available throughout the evening.

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Birds Christmas Tree at the Fort Worth Botanic Gardens

Date of event: 12/02/2017

Event Time: 11:00:00 AM till 12:00:00 PM

Location Name: Fort Worth Botanic Garden

Location Address: 3220 Botanic Garden Blvd. Fort Worth, TX 76107 Click for Google Map

Description: Share your holiday gift giving with our feathered friends! Children of all ages are invited to make biodegradable bird treats ahead of time and bring them to the event to hang in the Garden’s Grove, providing food for wildlife and a little holiday cheer! This free event, complete with music and entertainment, is one of Fort Worth’s oldest holiday traditions.

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Candlelight Picture Perfect at Dallas Heritage Village

This event occurs Daily from 12/09/2017 to 12/10/2017

Event Time: 03:00:00 PM till 09:00:00 PM

Cost: Tickets available on line: Adults $12 Children 4-12 $8 Seniors $10.00

Location Name: Dallas Heritage Village at Old City Park

Location Address: 1515 S Harwood, Dallas, TX 75215 Click for Google Map

Description: For 46 years, Candlelight has been a tradition among families. With 13 acres of decorated buildings, flickering candles lining the paths, strolling carolers, carriage rides, and crafts for those young and young at heart, Candlelight captures the holiday spirit for all.

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Candlewalk Tour of Historic Homes Cleburne

Date of event: 12/02/2017

Event Time: 01:00:00 PM till 08:00:00 PM

Location Address: Cleburne, TX

Description: Candlewalk Tour of Homes Celebrating 40 Years. Candlewalk is known as the oldest home tour in this area. The homes featured on the tour are of historical value to the community. They are decked in the host family’s cultural and traditional Christmas decor. Tourists not only have the opportunity to share the Christmas spirit with SOC, they also share in creative home decorating and renovation ideas featured in the homes.

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Chanukah Menorah Lighting at the Galleria

This event occurs Daily from 12/12/2017 to 12/20/2017

Ages: All Ages

Location Name: The Galleria Level 1, near Guest Reception Center

Location Address: 13350 Dallas Pkwy, Dallas Click for Google Map

Description: Celebrate Chanukah with our large-scale menorah. As with tradition, a candle is lit each night of Chanukah at sunset.

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Christkindl Market

This event occurs Daily from 11/24/2017 to 12/31/2017

Cost: Free Admission

Ages: All Ages

Location Name: North side of the Ballpark

Location Address: 1000 Ballpark Way Ste 400 Arlington, TX 76011 Click for Google Map

Description: Texas Christkindl Market is an enchanting Christmas market in the spirit of markets held throughout Germany during the holiday season. Features Texas-German cuisine, like brats, goulash, potato pancakes, gingerbread, baked goods, Gluhwein and German beers. And of course plenty of live entertainment and shopping! Celebrate the season with unique handmade gifts, artwork and clothing: cuckoo clocks, nutcrackers, steins, ornaments, collectibles, jewelry and more. FREE admission and parking.

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Christmas Decorating

Date of event: 12/01/2017

Event Time: 10:00:00 AM till 12:00:00 PM

Cost: $3 per person

Ages: all ages

Location Name: Nash Farm

Location Address: 626 Ball St Grapevine, TX Click for Google Map

Description: Craft ornaments, decorate the tree and enjoy cider and cookies while preparing the farm for the Christmas season

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Christmas in the Ft Worth Stockyards

Date of event: 12/02/2017

Event Time: 11:30:00 AM till 05:00:00 PM

Cost: Free

Ages: All ages

Location Name: Ft Worth Historic Stockyards

Location Address: 121 E Exchange Ave, Ft Worth, TX Click for Google Map

Description: This is a holiday event centered on western heritage activities that the entire family can enjoy. Event will go on rain or shine.Click the link for activities such as Story Time with Mrs. Claus and the parade at 4pm.

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Christmas on Main Street Grapevine

This event occurs Daily from 11/24/2017 to 11/26/2017

Cost: Free

Ages: All ages

Location Name: Main Street

Location Address: Grapevine, TX

Description: Step back in time this season at Christmas on Main and the beautiful backdrop of the Victorian-style buildings dressed up with ribbons, bows and wreaths and set aglow with twinkling lights. Climb aboard a tractor-drawn wagon ride behind the Town Square Gazebo, 325 S. Main St. The ride will take you through the seasonally decorated historic neighborhoods on the east side of Main Street. Tractor-drawn wagon rides are $1 per person. Christmas on Main hours: Fri @ 2pm – 5pm; Sat @ 12pm – 5pm; Sun @1pm – 4pm.

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Christmas on Main Street Grapevine

This event occurs Daily from 12/01/2017 to 12/23/2017

Cost: Free

Ages: All ages

Location Name: Main Street

Location Address: Grapevine, TX

Description: Step back in time this season at Christmas on Main and the beautiful backdrop of the Victorian-style buildings dressed up with ribbons, bows and wreaths and set aglow with twinkling lights. Climb aboard a tractor-drawn wagon ride behind the Town Square Gazebo, 325 S. Main St. The ride will take you through the seasonally decorated historic neighborhoods on the east side of Main Street. Tractor-drawn wagon rides are $1 per person. DATES: December 1, 2, 3, 4, 8, 9, 10, 15, 16, 17 and 22 – 23. Christmas on Main hours: Fri @ 2pm – 5pm; Sat @ 12pm – 5pm; Sun @1pm – 4pm.

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Christmas on the Square

Date of event: 12/02/2017

Event Time: 11:00:00 PM till 05:00:00 PM

Cost: Free

Ages: All ages

Location Name: Historic Downtown Weatherford

Location Address: 1 Courthouse Square Weatherford, TX 76086  Click for Google Map

Description: Christmas on the Square is a good ol’ fashion community event. There are lots of Children’s Activities, choirs singing, food booths, craft booths, gift ideas and so much more!

Christmas on the Square Celina

Date of event: 12/06/2017

Event Time: 05:00:00 PM till 09:00:00 PM

Cost: Free

Ages: All Ages

Location Name: Historic Downtown Celina

Location Address: 141 N. Ohio Street, Celina, TX 75009  Click for Google Map

Description: The holiday spirit falls on Celina’s historic downtown square. Christmas on the Square presented by Celina Main Street features live musical performances, amusements, food, and a dazzling tree lighting ceremony. Admission is free and open to the public. Free family-friendly amusements include train rides, a live reindeer, bounces houses, life-size snow globe photo opportunity, a giant slide, cupcakes with Mrs. Clause, and much more! Enjoy crafts, games, snacks, and hot chocolate at local community booths throughout the square. Carriage rides and food vendors require cash, and don’t forget to bring your camera for a festive photo opportunity with Santa! The evening will be filled with joyful holiday performances from local choirs, bands, and spirit teams. The highlight of the evening is the annual tree lighting ceremony under the pavilion at 6:45pm followed by a celebration of the Celina Main Street Program’s 20th anniversary.

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Community Performances

This event occurs Daily from 12/04/2017 to 12/15/2017

Ages: All

Location Name: Collin Creek Mall

Location Address: 811 N. Central Expy Plano, TX 75075 Click for Google Map

Description: Local school choirs and bands will be performing at the lower level center court during the holidays. Come and enjoy the sounds of the season!

Craft Corner: Holiday Style

This event occurs Daily from 12/02/2017 to 12/24/2017

Event Time: 10:00:00 AM till 04:00:00 PM

Ages: All Ages

Location Name: Dallas Arboretum Exploration Center

Location Address: 8525 Garland Rd Dallas, TX Click for Google Map

Description: Stop by the Exploration Center and create a holiday craft to take home. Saturdays and Sundays ONLY

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DeGolyer House featuring “The Nutcracker Suite”

This event occurs Daily from 11/24/2017 to 01/07/2018

Event Time: 10:00:00 AM till 04:00:00 PM

Ages: All Ages

Location Name: Dallas Arboretum

Location Address: 8525 Garland Rd, Dallas, TX Click for Google Map

Description: View a magnificent nutcracker collection of more than 800 nutcrackers on display in various rooms lavishly decorated to resemble scenes from the ballet. The figurines are from two private collections: Rosemary Thornton Brinegar and the Himert Family Collection. Additional times Wednesday Nights, November 29-December 27, 6-9 p.m.

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Dickens in Historic Downtown Plano

Date of event: 12/01/2017

Event Time: 05:00:00 PM till 09:00:00 PM

Cost: Free admission

Ages: All

Location Name: Haggard Park in Historic Downtown Plano

Location Address: 901 E 15th Street Plano, TX 75074 Click for Google Map

Description: Kick off your holiday with Plano’s annual tree lighting ceremony in Haggard park. There will be festive live music and entertainment, horse drawn wagon rides, balloon artists, kid’s activities and more! Drop your letters to Santa in the special mailbox for special delivery to Santa upon his arrival. “The Polar Express” comes to life when costumed characters reenact the story at the Interurban Railway Museum. Lots of food and drink and shopping too!

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Downtown Wonderland

This event occurs Daily from 11/30/2017 to 12/16/2017

Ages: All Ages

Location Name: Browder Plaza Downtown Dallas

Location Address: 222 Browder St, Dallas, TX 75201 Click for Google Map

Description: Wander through downtown Dallas for photos with Santa, children’s activities, movie screenings, music, shopping, admiring the decorations & more. THURS, FRI & SAT only. Click the link for times & activities.

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Enchant Christmas

This event occurs Daily from 11/24/2017 to 12/31/2017

Event Time: 05:00:00 PM till 11:00:00 PM

Cost: $21.95-$84.95

Ages: All

Location Name: The Ballpark at Arlington Globe Life Park, Lot F

Location Address: 1000 Ballpark Way Arlington, Texas 76011  Click for Google Map

Description: Texas is about to get a lot brighter with the U.S. debut of Enchant Christmas. Wander through the world’s largest light maze and help Santa find his missing reindeer, take your photo in front of North Texas’ largest Christmas tree, skate on a skating pond just like in Central Park, visit Santa in his golden palace, explore the local vendors and food trucks, or sit back with your favorite holiday drink and enjoy live entertainment.

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Enchant Christmas

Date of event: 11/24/2017

Event Time: 05:00:00 PM till 11:00:00 PM

Cost: $21.95-$84.95

Ages: All

Location Name: Globe Life Park, Lot F

Location Address: 1000 Ballpark Way, Arlington, Texas 76011 Click for Google Map

Description: Texas is about to get a lot brighter with the U.S. debut of Enchant Christmas. Wander through the world’s largest light maze and help Santa find his missing reindeer, take your photo in front of North Texas’ largest Christmas tree, skate on a skating pond just like in Central Park, visit Santa in his golden palace, explore the local vendors and food trucks, or sit back with your favorite holiday drink and enjoy live entertainment.

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First Christmas

Date of event: 12/01/2017

Event Time: 06:00:00 PM till 09:00:00 PM

Cost: Free

Ages: All Ages

Location Name: First Baptist Richardson

Location Address: 1001 N Central Expressway Richardson, Tx 75080 Click for Google Map

Description: “No matter your story before, this is your beginning now: you were formed by Love…for love.” -Ann Voskamp Make this your FIRST family celebration of the season! Take a moment before the busy bustle of Christmas to set your family’s focus on the greatest gift ever recieved. Join us during this time of fellowship to celebrate Jesus and the hope that He brings. We have free activities for children of all ages, including hay rides, caroling, and Christmas crafts. Help us light the Lobby with our tree lighting ceremony at 7, then watch a live nativity on stage in the Worship Center. Our Mission Cafe will be open for those wishing to purchase drinks or items from the coffee bar. All of the evening activities are free and open to the community. SCHEDULE 6pm Storytelling, snacks and crafts | Lobby 7pm Tree Lighting | Lobby 8pm Celebration and movie | Worship Center

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Ghosts of Christmas Past

Date of event: 12/09/2017

Event Time: 05:00:00 PM till 07:00:00 PM

Location Name: Fort Richardson State Park & Historic Site

Location Address: 228 State Park Road 61 Jacksboro, TX 76458 Click for Google Map

Description: Observe ‘ghosts’ of cavalry soldiers and their families as they celebrate Christmas in an 1870’s U.S. military post. . More information: Ray Monroe, 940-567-3506.

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Gingerbread House Decorating

Date of event: 12/02/2017

Event Time: 02:00:00 PM till 04:00:00 PM

Cost: $24 for members, $26 for non-members

Ages: All Ages

Location Name: Community Activity Center Multipurpose Rooms

Location Address: 1200 Gerault Rd, Flower Mound, TX 75028 Click for Google Map

Description: Create holiday memories joining other families for gingerbread house decorating! Recreation staff will provide the gingerbread house, many different decorating materials, and holiday treats. Price is per gingerbread house. Pre-Built House Fee: $29 for members, $31 for non-members

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Gingerbread Stroll

This event occurs Daily from 11/17/2017 to 12/01/2017

Event Begins at: 10:00:00AM

Cost: Free

Ages: All Ages

Location Name: Highland Park Village

Location Address: 47 Highland Park Village, Dallas, TX 75205 Click for Google Map

Description: At the sixth annual Gingerbread Stroll, attendees will stroll among 12 Highland Park Village merchant’s shops where they can admire and silently bid on ornately decorated gingerbread houses, crafted by 12 of Dallas’ premiere pastry chefs. All proceeds from the Gingerbread Stroll will benefit Clayton Dabney Foundation for Kids with Cancer.

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Gingertown Dallas at NorthPark Center

Date of event: 12/05/2017

Event Time: 05:00:00 PM till 09:00:00 PM

Cost: Free

Ages: All ages

Location Name: NorthPark Center (Level One near Nordstrom)

Location Address: 8687 North Central Expressway Dallas, Texas 75225  Click for Google Map

Description: Now in its eighth year, the annual Gingertown Dallas is one of the biggest gingerbread house events in North Texas with proceeds benefiting Children’s Craniofacial Association. Originally founded in 2006 by David M. Schwarz Architects, Gingertown is a unique holiday initiative which brings together talent from local design, engineering and construction firms for a live build competition to help spread joy and hope during the holidays. Once completed, Gingertown Dallas will be on view through December 24.

Grapevine Carol of Lights

Date of event: 11/20/2017

Cost: Free

Ages: All Ages

Location Name: Town Square Gazebo

Location Address: 300 Block of Main Street Historic Downtown Grapevine

Description: What is that sound? Oh can you hear? The Carol of Lights is finally here! Who should be there? Who should come? Why, the whole family! Yes, every last one. A Texas-sized spectacle of lights and sound. And of course your favorite characters are sure to be around. The singing snowmen, Mrs. Claus, oh who else could it be? Maybe a few surprise guests to help us light the tree? But we’re the Christmas Capital of Texas, with the best spirit around. Take photos with reindeer, make Christmas crafts and eat food. You know, all the best things to set the holiday mood. But one little note about this annual celebration, it’s moved up the street to a new location. It’s s now in front of City Hall, which gives us more space and better viewing for all.

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Highland Park Annual Christmas Tree Lighting

Date of event: 12/07/2017

Event Begins at: 06:00:00PM

Cost: Free

Ages: All Ages

Location Address: the “Big Pecan Tree” on Armstrong Parkway at its intersection with Preston Road

Description: At 6:00 PM, come enjoy a live reindeer, Christmas treats, a photobus, and face painting. At 7:00 PM, the ceremony begins with Highland Park Mayor Joel T. Williams, III greeting attendees and giving the history of the tree. Then we will turn on the 5,000 red, blue, orange, and green Christmas lights. The lights will be on each night through New Year’s Day.

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Holiday Activities at The Fort Worth Nature Center

This event occurs Daily from 12/26/2017 to 01/05/2018

Location Name: Fort Worth Nature Center and Refuge

Location Address: 9601 Fossil Ridge Rd. Fort Worth, Texas 76135  Click for Google Map

Description: During the week of Dec. 26-29 and Jan. 1-5 2017, FWNC will have activities for families such as Bison Feeding Hayrides, guided hikes and crafts.

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Holiday Bricktacular at LEGOLAND Discovery Center

This event occurs Daily from 12/16/2017 to 12/24/2017

Event Begins at: 11:00:00AM

Cost: 0-21.95

Location Name: LEGOLAND Discovery Center

Location Address: 3000 Grapevine Mills Parkway Grapevine, Texas 76051 Click for Google Map

Description: Deck the halls with boughs of LEGO brick at Holiday Bricktacular on December 16, 17, 23 and 24 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Write a letter to Santa and drop it in the LEGO mailbox and test your skills by helping the Master Model Builder with the Winter Wonderland Big Build. Plus, see Old Saint Nick take over MINILAND for the holiday season and find all the mischievous elves for a chance to win an annual pass. Activities included in the price of admission.

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Holiday Home Tour

Date of event: 12/09/2017

Event Time: 03:00:00 PM till 07:00:00 PM

Cost: $15/person

Location Name: Historic South Gainesville

Description: Carriages, Choirs, and Live Nativity and get a glimpse into 6 homes in Historic South Gainesville

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Holiday Lighting Festival of Denton

Date of event: 12/01/2017

Event Time: 05:30:00 PM till 09:30:00 PM

Cost: Free

Ages: All ages

Location Name: Denton Historic Courthouse

Location Address: 110 West Hickory Street, Denton TX Click for Google Map

Description: Join us for a cheerful evening on the Square. There will be plenty of live local music, food, family fun and joyful holiday spirit for this one-of-a-kind community event! The event is free with some food and activities available for purchase, all we ask is that you bring a toy for our toy drive benefiting Elves Shelves.

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Holiday Stroll

Date of event: 11/18/2017

Event Begins at: 12:00:00PM

Cost: Free

Ages: All Ages

Location Name: Old Town Lewisville

Location Address: N Mill St. and W Main St. Lewisville, TX 75057

Description: Old Town Holiday Stroll will include winter carnival attractions, community group performances, the Mayor’s Tree Lighting Ceremony and a movie in the Plaza, Polar Express.

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Holiday Tea with American Girl

This event occurs each Week on Sunday from 12/03/2017 to 12/03/2017

Event Time: 03:30:00 PM till 04:30:00 PM

Cost: $21.50 per person

Ages: 8 and up

Location Name: American Girl Store Galleria Mall

Location Address: 13350 Dallas Parkway Dallas, Texas 75240  Click for Google Map

Description: Start the holiday season with a special teatime together and a couple of crafty projects! Our Holiday Tea events include a deliciously different menu of teatime treats, a craft, and fun conversation and laughter at every table—and dolls, of course, are always welcome. We’ll make a fleece headband to keep the dolls’ ears warm on chilly days, then we’ll get into the festive spirit with a holiday-card-making craft. And our holiday Table Talkers will prompt fun conversation and laughter that’s certain to make the holidays extra merry.

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Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony

Date of event: 12/02/2017

Event Time: 04:00:00 PM till 08:00:00 PM

Cost: Free Admission

Ages: All ages

Location Name: Farmers Branch Historical Park

Location Address: 2540 Farmers Branch Lane, Farmer’s Branch Click for Google Map

Description: Join us for a special night as we launch the holiday season with our Christmas Tree Lighting event. A fireworks show starts off the night and then all of the other fun activities follow. A KidZone, tubing down the snow hill, complimentary holiday treats, photos with Santa, choir performances and so much more!

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Holiday Wonder

This event occurs Daily from 11/21/2017 to 01/07/2018

Cost: $20 for adults, $12 for children ages 3 to 12, and free for children under 3 years of age with accom

Ages: All ages!

Location Name: Fair Park

Location Address: 1318 S 2nd Ave., Dallas, Texas 75210 Click for Google Map

Description: Holiday Wonder debuts this winter as a new, unforgettable, family-friendly event in Dallas’s Fair Park to celebrate a season of light and magic. Magical lights, interactive attractions, performances and food from around the world will entertain and delight guests. Experience the thrill of sledding with Santa’s Arctic Slide, a two-story slide for kids and adults. A snowball throw allows visitors to get hands-on with winter fun, trying their hands at hitting targets with real snowballs.

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Holiday Wonder

This event occurs Daily from 11/21/2017 to 01/07/2018

Cost: $20/Aduls; $12/Kids 3-12 yrs

Ages: All Ages

Location Name: Historic Lagoon at Fair Park

Location Address: 1318 S 2nd Ave, Dallas, Texas 75210 Click for Google Map

Description: The outdoor, walk-through winter wonderland will feature: Two million lights; 23 illuminated scenes; 750,000 sq. ft. of holiday displays in 17 acres; A thrilling, two-story-tall arctic slide; Snowball throwing arcade-like games; Dancers, acrobats, musicians and more; Booths with food and special mementos to bring the holiday magic home; Interactive opportunities for fun (have you written your letter to Santa yet?) HOURS: Mon – Fri @5:30pm – 10pm, Sat & Sun @ 3pm – 10pm.

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Holidays at the Heard

This event occurs Daily from 12/15/2017 to 12/16/2017

Event Time: 06:30:00 PM till 09:00:00 PM

Cost: 0-9

Ages: All ages

Location Name: Heard Natural Science Museum and Wildlife Sanctuary

Location Address: 1 Nature Place McKinney, TX 75069 Click for Google Map

Description: Guests will see lights and holiday décor along a half mile Heard nature trail. In keeping with the Heard’s role as a nature preserve, this light display is designed to enhance, rather than overpower, the sanctuary’s natural beauty. Children and the young at heart will enjoy the opportunity to take a photo with Father Christmas and Mother Nature in a festive setting. Hot beverages and treats will be available for purchase. Family-friendly entertainment will complement the holiday atmosphere. Local musicians will delight audiences with live holiday music in the Heard outdoor amphitheater.

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Holidays at the Hearth

Date of event: 12/02/2017

Event Time: 01:00:00 PM till 04:00:00 PM

Cost: $6.50/Adults, $6/ages 4-17 & 60+, 3 and under are free

Ages: All ages

Location Name: Log Cabin Village

Location Address: 2100 Log Cabin Village Lane  Click for Google Map

Description: Celebrate historic traditions with holiday music, crafts, games, and more! Buttermilk Junction old time string band, Make your own holiday ornament, Visit/Digital photo with historic Santa: Photo costs $5 if attending event, $10 if only visiting Santa.

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Holly Jolly Holidays at Reunion Tower

This event occurs each Week on Saturday from 11/25/2017 to 12/23/2017

Cost: $0 – $17

Ages: All

Location Name: Reunion Tower

Location Address: 300 Reunion Blvd East Dallas, TX 75207 Click for Google Map

Description: ‘Tis the season to be jolly. Santa and his elves are spreading holiday cheer with weekly trips to the GeO-Deck. Guests can enjoy photos with Santa, a kid’s craft and tasty treats from Cloud Nine Café! Our furry friends from the Dallas Zoo are spreading holiday cheer 470 feet in the air! The Animal Adventures team will showcase a mixture of mammals, birds and reptiles for up-close experiences for guests of all ages to enjoy.     Dallas Zoo Dates: 11 AM – 12 PM Sunday, December 3 at 11 AM Friday, December 8 at 11 AM Sunday, December 10 at 11 AM Friday, December 15 at 11 AM

Holly Jolly Holidays at Reunion Tower w Dallas Zoo

This event occurs Daily from 12/03/2017 to 12/15/2017

Cost: $0 – $17

Ages: All

Location Name: Reunion Tower

Location Address: 300 Reunion Blvd East Dallas, TX 75207 Click for Google Map

Description: ‘Tis the season to be jolly. Santa and his elves are spreading holiday cheer with weekly trips to the GeO-Deck. Guests can enjoy photos with Santa, a kid’s craft and tasty treats from Cloud Nine Café! Our furry friends from the Dallas Zoo are spreading holiday cheer 470 feet in the air! The Animal Adventures team will showcase a mixture of mammals, birds and reptiles for up-close experiences for guests of all ages to enjoy. Dallas Zoo Dates: 11 AM – 12 PM, Sunday, December 3 at 11 AM, Friday, December 8 at 11 AM, Sunday, December 10 at 11 AM, Friday, December 15 at 11 AM

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Hometown Christmas

Date of event: 12/02/2017

Event Time: 09:00:00 AM till 08:00:00 PM

Location Name: Rockwall City Hall

Location Address: 385. S. Goliad, Rockwall Texas 75087  Click for Google Map

Description: Celebrate the holiday season in Historic Downtown Rockwall! Join the fun as all of your favorite community events are combined for a one day family celebration. The day begins with the annual Kiwanis Christmas parade at 9:00AM, followed by photos with Santa at the Historic Courthouse. Train rides, bounce houses, live entertainment, face painting, scavenger hunt and more are offered throughout the day on the downtown square. Wrap-up the day with the annual City of Rockwall tree lighting ceremony at 6:00PM.

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Hulen Park Tree Lighting Ceremony

Date of event: 11/20/2017

Event Time: 06:30:00 PM till 09:00:00 PM

Cost: Free

Ages: All Ages

Location Name: Hulen Park

Location Address: 900 S Hillsboro Cleburne, TX 76033 Click for Google Map

Description: Over 3 ½ million lights lit at 7:00pm, Santa & Mrs. Claus in attendance. Performance by Texas Tradition Chorus at 6:30pm

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Illumination Celebration

This event occurs Daily from 11/24/2017 to 12/24/2017

Event Time: 12:00:00 PM till 01:00:00 AM

Cost: Free

Ages: All ages

Location Name: Galleria Mall

Location Address: 13350 Dallas Pky, Dallas, TX 75380  Click for Google Map

Description: The nation’s tallest indoor Christmas tree illuminates in grand fashion for a special tree lighting choreographed to magical sounds of the season. SHOW TIMES: Daily at noon, 2 p.m., 4 p.m., 6 p.m., and 8 p.m. (No 8 p.m. shows on Sunday)

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Jingle Bell Run

Date of event: 12/02/2017

Cost: Free to spectators; admission fee to run.

Location Name: Panther Island Pavilion

Location Address: 395 Purcey St, Fort Worth, TX 7610 Click for Google Map

Description: The Arthritis Foundation’s original Jingle Bell Run is a fun way to get decked out and be festive, while racing to raise funds and awareness to cure America’s #1 cause of disability. Put on your favorite holiday costume. Tie jingle bells to your shoelaces. ’Tis the season to live it up and be jolly for a reason! Bring a team of friends, family and co-workers to run or walk, spread smiles and good cheer … and be a Champion of Yes!

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Lantern Light: 1929 The Great Texas Snow

Date of event: 12/02/2017

Event Time: 03:00:00 PM till 08:00:00 PM

Cost: $5 General Admission

Ages: All

Location Name: Heritage Farmstead Museum

Location Address: 1900 W 15th Street Plano, TX 75075 Click for Google Map

Description: Enjoy this Holiday Experience –Kick off the holidays at Lantern Light 2017 and enjoy the joy of the Great Snowfall of Texas during America’s troubled depression era through a myriad of activities. Stroll the 4 acres and amidst the glow of Lantern Light and delight in wagon rides, historic demonstrations, storytelling by the North 40 Story Tellers, scrumptious treats, unique children’s crafts, and a visit with Santa Claus. Tour the Great Depression exhibit and holiday decor in the Farrell Wilson House. Strolling Carolers and School Choirs are scheduled throughout the event in the Historic Pole Barn presenting songs of the season. This year Lantern Light will feature a Snow Mountain for sledding along with winter fun in the meadow.

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Lights at Legacy

Date of event: 11/19/2017

Event Time: 02:00:00 PM till 07:00:00 PM

Cost: Free

Ages: All Ages

Location Name: The Shops at Legacy

Location Address: 5741 Legacy Dr Plano, TX 75024  Click for Google Map

Description: Pre-Party at 2pm: Holiday movie with Santa and Mrs. Claus sponsored by Sky Ranch. “The Grinch” at The Angelika Film Center at The Shops at Legacy. $8 tickets available for sale at Angelika Film Center. Lights at Legacy Event Begins 4pm. Tip: Get there early. Exclusive swag bags will be available to the first 200 guests who visit The Shops at Legacy booth, located in front of Mi Cocina. Don’t miss out—lucky recipients will receive a surprise gift card in their bag! Lights at Legacy 4-7pm: Enjoy Plano’s premier holiday event that will include holiday crafts with Mrs. Claus, magic with Mr. Scrooge, rides on the Atmos Energy Christmas train, live entertainment, caricatures, face painting and more. Photos with Santa will be available, sponsored by Plano Profile, with a portion of the proceeds benefiting Children’s Health. The holiday season officially starts with the lighting of the new LegacyTexas Christmas Tree at 6:30 p.m.

NightScare Before Christmas

Date of event: 12/16/2017

Event Time: 08:00:00 PM till 11:00:00 PM

Cost: $23 General Admission

Location Name: Moxley Manor House

Location Address: 510 Harwood Road, Bedford TX Click for Google Map

Description: The Holiday season has a new twist with NightScare Before Christmas at Moxley Manor Haunted House. A Nightscare Before Christmas will have all the screams that were heard throughout October, only now it is our Elves that have taken over Moxley Manor in our Christmas themed haunted house.

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North Pole Express in Grapevine

This event occurs Daily from 11/24/2017 to 12/23/2017

Ages: All Ages

Location Name: Grapevine Vintage Railroad

Location Address: 705 S. Main St. Grapevine, TX 76051 Click for Google Map

Description: Imagine the joy on the faces of your children and grandchildren as they experience the magic of Grapevine’s North Pole Express! Guests begin their journey as they board the beautifully decorated Grapevine Vintage Railroad’s Victorian rail coaches. As the train departs and the anticipation of arriving at the North Pole builds, elves will welcome the guests and sing traditional Christmas songs. Then, a magical moment! As the train draws closer to the North Pole, Mrs. Claus makes a special appearance to give each child a “We Believe” silver Santa bell. Guests then arrive at the North Pole and walk along a snowy Christmas Tree trail, where, as they wait for an appearance by Santa, guests are entertained with songs and magical Christmas moments. Finally, Santa arrives! Santa wishes everyone a Merry Christmas and then shares his Frosty Chocolate Snow Milk served in a memory mug to all the boys and girls. Families will also receive a voucher for a complimentary Family Photo with Santa

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Reindeer Park & Festival at NorthPark

Date of event: 11/24/2017

Event Time: 10:30:00 AM till 02:00:00 PM

Location Name: NorthPark Center NorthCourt

Location Address: 8687 N. Central Expressway Dallas, Texas 75225  Click for Google Map

Description: Join Santa, Rudolph and friends for a special festival honoring the most famous reindeer of all. Gather for Santa’s arrival at the annual Salvation Army Angel Tree Celebration, and then head outside to Reindeer Park for Santa’s first storytime. Reindeer Park activities include a live reindeer corral, photo opportunities, reindeer games and crafts, a holiday DJ, giving opportunities with the Angel Tree, and holiday treats and surprises.

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Showtime Saturdays –Jingle Bell Jubilee

Date of event: 12/16/2017

Event Time: 11:30:00 AM till 12:00:00 PM

Cost: Free

Ages: All Ages

Location Name: Galleria Mall

Location Address: 13350 Dallas Parkway Dallas, Texas 75240 Click for Google Map

Description: Every Saturday DFW children and families are invited to enjoy the amazing FREE entertainment provided by Galleria Dallas and our friends from Slappy’s Playhouse. This week Galleria Dallas’ Showtime Saturdays Presents: Jingle Bell Jubilee

Six Flags Holiday in the Park

This event occurs Daily from 11/17/2017 to 01/07/2018

Cost: Daily tickets starting at $63.99.

Ages: All ages

Location Name: Six Flags Over Texas

Location Address: 2201 Road to Six Flags Arlington, TX 76010  Click for Google Map

Description: More than 1 million lights twinkle at the amusement park for this seasonal event. Choirs, carolers, Santa, tasty holiday treats and thousands of twinkling lights. Closed Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve & Christmas Day.

Sparkle! Christmas at the Anatole Peppermint Park

This event occurs Daily from 11/24/2017 to 12/30/2017

Event Time: 05:00:00 PM till 09:00:00 PM

Cost: see website for details

Ages: All Ages

Location Name: Hilton Anatole

Location Address: 2201 Stemmons Freeway, Dallas,TX 75207 Click for Google Map

Description: Peppermint Park will take place in the Anatole park and will feature games and activities for kids, visits with Santa Claus, holiday shows, train rides around the park, light displays and more! DATES: November 24-26; December 1-3, 8-10, 15-23, 26-30

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Sundance Square Christmas Tree Lighting

Date of event: 11/18/2017

Event Begins at: 05:30:00PM

Cost: Free

Ages: All ages

Location Name: Sundance Square

Location Address: 312 Houston Street, Ft Worth, TX  Click for Google Map

Description: Throughout the week, a talented crew of decorators will work their magic and adorn the tree with thousands of LED lights, snowflakes and ornaments. The brightly-colored Nutcracker-themed Santa photoset will be back along with our giant illuminated ornaments.The Sundance Square Christmas tree will be lit at 6:30pm. Live music by The Inspiration Band begins at 5:30 p.m. will add to the holiday festivities. Families are encouraged to come downtown early, shop, dine and enjoy a fun-filled day. Children will have their first opportunity to visit with jolly old St. Nick in his bright red sleigh starting at 11 a.m.

The Sugar Plum Tea

Date of event: 11/25/2017

Event Time: 04:15:00 PM till 05:30:00 PM

Cost: $35

Location Name: Eisemann Center

Location Address: 2351 Performance Drive Richardson, Texas 75082 Click for Google Map

Description: Come meet the Sugar Plum Fairy and her Cavalier along with other characters from The Nutcracker. Delicious treats and fun activities will be enjoyed by all. Tickets are expected to sell out!

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The Trains at NorthPark

This event occurs Daily from 11/18/2017 to 01/07/2018

Cost: $7/Adults; $4/Children (ages 2 – 12) and senior citizens (age 65 and older) Under 2 – Free

Ages: All Ages

Location Name: NorthPark Center (Level Two between Barneys New York and Nordstrom)

Location Address: 8687 N. Central Expressway Dallas, Texas 75225  Click for Google Map

Description: The exhibit encompasses more than 4,000 square feet of train themed environments, with all the trimmings of the holiday train travel experience. More than 60,000 people visit The Trains at NorthPark each season. Since 1987, The Trains at NorthPark presented by Bank of Texas, has raised money for the children and families served by the Ronald McDonald House of Dallas.

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Treats of Christmas

Date of event: 12/16/2017

Event Begins at: 10:00:00AM

Cost: Free

Ages: All ages

Location Name: NorthPark Center Level one near Macy’s & Level Two near Nordstrom’s

Location Address: 8687 N. Central Expressway Dallas, Texas 75225  Click for Google Map

Description: Join NorthPark Center for the ultimate holiday bake sale benefiting the North Texas Food Bank. Presented by the Dallas Chapter of the Texas Chefs Association, dozens of premier chefs from area restaurants and catering companies present an assortment of gourmet cakes, sweets, pies and cookies available for purchase.

Tree Lighting Ceremony at The Stockyards

Date of event: 12/02/2017

Event Begins at: 05:00:00PM

Cost: Free

Ages: All ages

Location Name: Stockyards Station

Location Address: 121 E. Exchange Ave., Fort Worth TX 76164 Click for Google Map

Description: Join us for our annual tree lighting ceremony & caroling after the parade which starts at 4pm.

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Victorian Christmas at Nash Farm

Date of event: 12/02/2017

Event Time: 03:00:00 PM till 06:00:00 PM

Cost: $3 per person

Ages: All Ages

Location Name: Nash Farm

Location Address: 626 Ball Street, Grapevine TX Click for Google Map

Description: Experience a Texas heritage Christmas at Nash Farm’s Victorian Christmas. Learn about the beginnings of many of our current holiday traditions, as well as make a Victorian ornament. Docents guide guests through the farmhouse and the Farm. Tours will begin at the pole barn, with hot cider and cookies, to the front door of the farmhouse, through the parlor, bedroom, dining room and kitchen, then outside by the burning yule log and back to the pole barn.

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Vitruvian Lights: Special Performances

This event occurs each Week on Saturday from 12/02/2017 to 12/09/2017

Event Time: 06:00:00 PM till 10:00:00 PM

Cost: Free

Ages: All Ages

Location Name: Vitruvian Park

Location Address: 3875 Ponte Ave, Addison, TX 75001 Click for Google Map

Description: Plan to make Vitruvian Lights a part of your holiday tradition this season with these special performances. When millions of sparkling LED lights are wrapped around more than 550 trees, Vitruvian Park is transformed into the Magical Holiday Wonderland; Vitruvian Lights. Dec 2: Phat Strad, Dec 9: The Chris Rivers Band.

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Winter Wonderlights Holiday Show & Tree Lighting

Date of event: 12/02/2017

Event Time: 02:00:00 PM till 06:00:00 PM

Cost: Free

Ages: All Ages

Location Name: Klyde Warren Park

Location Address: 2012 Woodall Rodgers Freeway, Dallas, TX 7520 Click for Google Map

Description: Celebrate the holiday spirit at Klyde Warren Park with Nissan’s Winter Wonderlights Holiday Show & Tree Lighting! Enjoy big band classics, crafts, letters to Santa and more. Activities throughout the day will include: 2:00 – 4:30 p.m. Free photos with Santa 2:00 – 5:30 p.m. Holiday Crafts and Entertainment 5:30 p.m. Interactive Holiday Show 6:00 p.m. Head across the street to the AT&T Performing Arts Center for Reliant Lights Your Holidays. This Saturday, help Nissan make a child’s wish come true and bring a new, unwrapped toy to the Santa’s Sleigh-decorated Nissan Titan, which will be onsite all day during the festivities. All toys will be donated to Toys for Tots to distribute as gifts to children in need this season.

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Wylie Arts Festival

Date of event: 12/02/2017

Event Time: 10:00:00 AM till 05:00:00 PM

Cost: Free

Ages: Any

Location Name: FBC Wylie Event Center

Location Address: 200 N. Ballard Ave., Wylie TX 75098 Click for Google Map

Description: Seventh annual Wylie Arts Festival features over 140 vendors of fine art and unique, handmade crafts; sounds of the season; and festive fair foods. Children’s activities include petting zoo, pony rides, barrel train, face painting, children’s canvas art painting. Christmas parade at 7:30 p.m.; tree lighting and Mayor Eric Hogue’s reading of “A Visit from St. Nicholas” in Olde City Park follow.

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