The Greatest Christmas DFW Event List

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

12 Days of Christmas at Night

This event occurs Daily from 11/14/2018 to 12/30/2018

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

Ages: All Ages

Location Name: Dallas Arboretum

Location Address: 8525 Garland Rd Dallas, TX 75218 Click for Google Map

Description: The 12 Days of Christmas at Night will be open Wednesday – Sunday nights for special lighted nighttime showings. A variety of holiday music is provided throughout the garden. Seasonal sweet and savory treats and hot beverages for children and adults are available for purchase.

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A Prairie Dog Christmas Scavenger Hunt

Date of event: 12/15/2018

Event Time: 08:00:00 AM till 05:00:00 PM

Location Name: Lake Arrowhead State Park

Location Address: 229 Park Road 63 Wichita Falls, TX 76310 Click for Google Map

Description: Can you find all the prairie dogs? Join us for a Prairie Dog Christmas Scavenger Hunt by finding wooden, Christmas themed Prairie Dogs in the park,\. Use #laspchristmas and post your photo of you and the prairie dog that you found to our Facebook or Instagram page. Find three prairie dogs and win a prize! Visit the park headquarters to claim a prize.

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After Christmas Trains

This event occurs Daily from 12/26/2018 to 12/30/2018

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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Candlewalk Tour of Historic Homes Cleburne

Date of event: 12/08/2018

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

Cost: Advance tickets- Adults $12.00; Children 5-11 $8.00 Day of the event- Adults $15.00; Children 5-11

Location Address: 201 N. Caddo St. Cleburne, TX 76031

Description: Candlewalk is a tour of local historic homes that have been decorated for the holiday season.

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Christkindl Market

This event occurs Daily from 11/23/2018 to 12/23/2018

Cost: Free Admission

Ages: All Ages

Location Name: Texas Live! Plaza

Location Address: 1650 E. Randol Mill Road Arlington, TX 76011 Click for Google Map

Description: Celebrate the season “German style” with shopping, great food, and lots of fun for everyone. Inspired by a cherished German tradition, this family-friendly market features a unique shopping experience for holiday gifts, decorations, and one-of-a-kind finds. FREE admission. Sunday – Thursday 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday and Saturday 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.

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Christmas at the Beach

This event occurs Daily from 12/08/2018 to 12/09/2018

Cost: Free Admission

Ages: All Ages

Location Name: Little Elm Park

Location Address: 701 West Eldorado Parkway, Little Elm TX Click for Google Map

Description: What a great way to start the holidays! The Little Elm beach offers the perfect setting for a spectacular Christmas celebration, and Santa Land. Saturday, Dec. 8 from 6-10 p.m. Santa and Mrs. Claus will be available for pictures, train rides, and s’mores on the beach Sunday, Dec. 9 from 2-8 p.m. Santa and Mrs. Claus will be available for pictures, train rides, and s’mores on the beach

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Christmas at the Beach | Lakefront at Little Elm

This event occurs Daily from 12/01/2018 to 12/31/2018

Cost: Free

Location Name: Little Elm Park

Location Address: 701 W Eldorado Pkwy Little Elm, TX 75068 Click for Google Map

Description: What a great way to start the holidays! The Little Elm beach offers the perfect setting for a spectacular Christmas celebration, and Santa Land.

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Christmas High Teas

This event occurs each Week on Saturday from 12/01/2018 to 12/08/2018

Cost: $40 per person or $30 for Friends of the Historical Park Member

Ages: All ages

Location Name: Farmers Branch Historical Park

Location Address: 2540 Farmers Branch Lane, Farmers Branch, TX 75234 Click for Google Map

Description: Join us as we celebrate the Christmas season with live harp music, impeccable service and scrumptious tea goodies such as hand-made scones with clotted cream and jam. Teas are at 1pm and 3:30pm

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Christmas in the Ft Worth Stockyards

Date of event: 12/11/2018

Event Time: 11:00:00 AM till 10:00:00 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: Saddle up for Christmas in the Stockyards on Saturday, December 1st starting at 11 am hosted in the Stockyards National Historic District. All events happen along East Exchange Avenue on the lawns of the Cowtown Coliseum & Livestock Exchange Building, inside Stockyards Station, and participating surrounding businesses like the Texas Cowboy Hall of Fame and Billy Bobs.

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Christmas in the Park

Date of event: 12/08/2018

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

Location Name: Lake Bob Sandlin State Park

Description: Join us for family fun at our 7th Annual Christmas in the Park! On Friday December 7th, take a free drive through the park to see the campsites covered in twinkling lights. On Saturday December 8th, you can drive through for free, as well as enjoy activities from 6 to 9 PM. Starting at 6 PM in the day-use area we will have Santa, a kids craft, hot chocolate, games and our Ugly Christmas Sweater Contest (please keep it family appropriate). The judging for the Sweater Contest will be at 7:30 PM. In addition to our activities for this year, we will have a Walk through Bethlehem at the day-use area from 6 to 8PM.

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Christmas in the Square

This event occurs Daily from 11/23/2018 to 12/31/2018

Cost: Most activities are free

Ages: All Ages

Location Name: Simpson Plaza at City Hall

Location Address: 6101 Frisco Square Blvd., Frisco  Click for Google Map

Description: Christmas in the Square draws over than 665,000 visitors annually. Families, friends and holiday guests from through-out north Texas, the D/FW Metroplex and southern Oklahoma came and enjoyed the spectacular show. Lights! Music! Snow! Holiday lights and music (available on 95.7 FM) choreographed by Frisco’s own Jeff Trykoski (Illumimax LLC). With over 175,000 lights, 11.5 miles of wiring and 8 miles of extension cords. Christmas in the Square is unlike anything you have ever seen.

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Cross Timbers Cowboy Christmas – Music & Poetry

Date of event: 12/15/2018

Event Time: 07:00:00 PM till 09:00:00 PM

Location Name: Lone Star Amphitheater in Lake Mineral Wells State Park

Location Address: 100 Park Road 71, Mineral Wells, TX, 76067. Click for Google Map

Description: Bring the whole family to the Lone Star Amphitheater and experience Christmas cowboy style. Join park ranger and cowboy poet, David Owens, round the campfire for an evening of cowboy culture through songs, stories and poems. The program is free with paid park entrance fee or a State Park Pass.

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Daily Live Holiday Music

This event occurs Daily from 11/19/2018 to 12/30/2018

Event Time: 11:00:00 AM till 02:00:00 PM

Location Name: Dallas Arboretum Val Late Garden

Location Address: 8525 Garland Rd, Dallas, TX 75218 Click for Google Map

Description: Pack a picnic to cozy up on a blanket and listen to beautiful holiday music performances by local singers and songwriters. Enjoy some eggnog as you hum to familiar songs like Jingle Bells.

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Deck the Halls and Welcome All Exhibit at the Bush Library

This event occurs Daily from 11/15/2018 to 01/06/2019

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: Deck the Halls and Welcome All: Christmas at the House 2006 allows visitors a glimpse into the magical White House holiday celebrations of 2006. The exhibit will be adorned with recreations and decorations of the Christmas White House holiday, behind-the-scenes photos, and a replica of the Blue Room White House Christmas tree.

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Elves Workshop

This event occurs Daily from 11/14/2018 to 12/30/2018

Location Name: Dallas Arboretum Ann Stuart Courtyard

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

Description: Children, come join the elves of Santa’s Workshop while they take a break from making toys. Create a Santa hat or decorate a reindeer using candy canes. Toss a “snowball”, pin the nose on the snowman, or make a holiday hat or card to give to someone. Wednesday-Sunday evenings, 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. November 14 – December 30.

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Enchant Christmas

This event occurs Daily from 11/23/2018 to 12/30/2018

Cost: $20 and up

Ages: All

Location Name: The Ballpark at Arlington Globe Life Park

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

Description: Enchant is the creator of the The World’s Largest Christmas Light Maze! The event is also host to a bustling artisan Christmas Market, an Ice Skating Trail, seasonal food and beverage, visits with Mr. and Mrs Claus, as well as exciting VIP and group experiences. It’s true – a world of Christmas wonder awaits!

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Farmstead Christmas Celebration at Nash Farm

Date of event: 12/08/2018

Event Time: 01:00:00 PM till 03:00:00 PM

Cost: $5 per person

Ages: all ages

Location Name: Nash Farm

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

Description: Join the farmhands for a family celebration of the season and open house including making ornaments, traditional music, refreshments and more.

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From Prairie to Posh: Christmas Structure Tours

This event occurs each Week on Saturday from 12/01/2018 to 12/29/2018

Event Begins at: 02:30:00PM

Cost: FREE

Ages: All ages

Location Name: Farmers Branch Historical Park

Location Address: 2540 Farmers Branch Lane, Farmers Branch, TX 75234 Click for Google Map

Description: Celebrate the season with guided tours of the “From Prairie to Posh” Christmas exhibit. The exhibit offers a glimpse into the mid-late 19th century and spotlights how the average citified urban versus country rural family celebrated Christmas. Guests will be able to compare the similarities and differences in the decorations, gifts, entertainment and attire.

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From Prairie to Posh: Christmas Structure Tours

This event occurs each Week on Friday from 12/07/2018 to 12/28/2018

Cost: FREE

Ages: All ages

Location Name: Farmers Branch Historical Park

Location Address: 2540 Farmers Branch Lane, Farmers Branch, TX 75234 Click for Google Map

Description: Celebrate the season with guided tours of the “From Prairie to Posh” Christmas exhibit. The exhibit offers a glimpse into the mid-late 19th century and spotlights how the average citified urban versus country rural family celebrated Christmas. Guests will be able to compare the similarities and differences in the decorations, gifts, entertainment and attire. 2:30 and Lantern Led at 6:30pm

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GeO-Deck the Halls

This event occurs Daily from 11/24/2018 to 12/22/2018

Event Begins at: 01:00:00AM

Cost: $17

Location Name: Reunion Tower

Location Address: 300 Reunion Blvd E Click for Google Map

Description: This winter, sprinkle the city with holiday cheer atop Reunion Tower’s GeO-Deck! Throughout the holiday season, join us for Ugly Sweater Bingo, meet furry friends from the Dallas Zoo and take pictures with Santa and his elves! Holiday events are included with purchase of General Admission GeO-Deck tickets.

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Gingerbread House Decorating

This event occurs Daily from 12/02/2018 to 12/23/2018

Cost: $38.50/Child

Location Name: Young Chefs Academy of Frisco

Location Address: 9350 Pasadena Dr. Suite #300 Frisco, TX 75034  Click for Google Map

Description: Imagine you’ve happened upon a magical cottage of sweetest proportions…where rooftops are sugared with frosted shingles and chocolate doors are adorned with fruity wreaths. Licorice-lined windows entice you to peek inside while the salty bark of a tree stands at attention alongside sugary gumdrop bushes…. It’s not a fantasy! Join the holiday fun with Young Chefs Academy as we share decorating tips and tricks to bring your one-of-a-kind, sugar-coated gingerbread house to life! Dates and Times vary – please see website

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Holiday Bricktacular at LEGOLAND Discovery Center

This event occurs Daily from 12/15/2018 to 12/23/2018

Event Time: 11:00:00 AM till 04:00:00 PM

Cost: Admission is $21.95 for guests 3 years of age and older, and free for kids 2 and under.

Ages: All

Location Name: LEGOLAND Discovery Center

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

Description: Tis the season for LEGOLAND Discovery Center’s annual Holiday Bricktacular. Expect loads of brick-tastic holiday fun with activities that include a meet and greet with jolly old LEGO Santa, one-of-a-kind holiday LEGO quilt build with the Master Model Builder, scavenger hunt through MINILAND to help LEGO Santa find his lost toys, and the new giant nutcracker on display made out of 9,500 LEGO bricks. Holiday activities are included in the price of admission.

 

Holiday Delights at Fair Park

Date of event: 12/13/2018

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

Cost: Free

Ages: All Ages

Location Name: Fair Park

Location Address: 2nd Street, Dallas Click for Google Map

Description: Come out and see Santa and Mrs. Claus and enjoy the sounds of Dallas Winds Tuba Quartet and the Townview Marching Band during Holiday Delights. Presented by the City of Dallas Park and Recreation Department, enjoy free on-site activities included tree lighting, bounce houses, strolling carolers, elves and a trackless train. Concessions will be available for purchase.This free event also offers free parking (Enter Gate 3 at Parry and Washington Avenue). You can also ride the DART Green Line to Fair Park Station.

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Holiday Marketplace in the Grove

Date of event: 12/08/2018

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

Ages: All ages

Location Name: The Grove @ Mustang Crossing

Location Address: 12700 Denton Drive, Farmers Branch, TX 75234 Click for Google Map

Description: Celebrate the holiday season by shopping at the Marketplace, Skating Under the Stars, letting the kids enjoy activities and don’t forget about seeing Santa!

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Holiday Marketplace in the Grove

Date of event: 12/15/2018

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

Ages: All ages

Location Name: The Grove @ Mustang Crossing

Location Address: 12700 Denton Drive, Farmers Branch, TX 75234 Click for Google Map

Description: Celebrate the holiday season by shopping at the Marketplace, Skating Under the Stars, letting the kids enjoy activities and don’t forget about seeing Santa!

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Holiday Tea with American Girl

This event occurs Daily from 12/19/2018 to 12/21/2018

Event Time: 02:00:00 PM till 04:30:00 PM

Cost: $22 per person

Location Name: American Girl Store Galleria Mall

Location Address: 13464 Dallas Parkway Dallas, TX 75240 Click for Google Map

Description: We’ll serve a selection of delectable treats and delicious drinks for both kids and adults. Children will enjoy a festive “silly sweaters” craft, plus a build-your-own hot chocolate station where they can create a concoction that they can take home as a gift. Please make a reservation anytime between 2:00 p.m. and 4:30 p.m.

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Holiday Tours

This event occurs Daily from 12/19/2018 to 12/22/2018

Cost: Free

Location Name: Winspear Opera House

Location Address: 2403 Flora St #500, Dallas, TX 75201 Click for Google Map

Description: Join us for a free backstage tour of the Margot and Bill Winspear Opera House featuring the Moody Foundation Chandelier Light Show. All tours begin at the Reception Desk in the front lobby of the Margot and Bill Winspear Opera House and last approximately one (1) hour. Weekday tours @ 4pm, Sat @ 11am.

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Holidays at the Heard

This event occurs Daily from 12/14/2018 to 12/15/2018

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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Hometown Christmas Grapevine

This event occurs Daily from 11/23/2018 to 01/06/2019

Cost: Free

Ages: All ages

Location Name: Grapevine Visitors Center

Location Address: 636 S. Main Street Grapevine, TX

Description: Experience for FREE the charm and spirit of a classic American town preparing for Christmas. Stroll through vintage vignettes and snap pictures to create Instagrammable memories. This interactive Christmas exhibition will delight kids of all ages. The exhibit is on display daily through January 6, 2019 and is closed on Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and New Year’s Day.

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Jingle, Mingle & Gingerbread

Date of event: 12/14/2018

Event Time: 01:00:00 PM till 02:30:00 PM

Ages: All Ages

Location Name: Farmers Branch Historical Park

Location Address: 2540 Farmers Branch Lane, Farmers Branch, TX 75234 Click for Google Map

Description: Calling all Christmas lovers! Help the Historical Park celebrate the season with gingerbread. There will be jingling and mingling, a hands-on craft and enjoy hot cocoa and yummy snacks. Parents be sure to bring your camera.

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Night In Bethlehem

Date of event: 12/15/2018

Event Time: 05:00:00 PM till 07:30:00 PM

Cost: Free

Ages: All Ages

Location Name: First Frisco United Methodist Church

Location Address: 7659 Preston Rd Frisco, TX 75034 Click for Google Map

Description: Spend an evening in the marketplace of Bethlehem, enjoy a live nativity, crafts for the children, and cookies and cocoa.

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NightScare Before Christmas

Date of event: 12/15/2018

Event Time: 07:30:00 PM till 10:00:00 PM

Cost: $25 General Admission

Location Name: Moxley Manor House

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

Description: Moxley Manor Haunted House brings you our 9th annual NightSCARE Before Christmas Haunted House. This December, the Moxley Manor is overrun by Evil Elves and the legend of the Krampus. Witness the events of a Christmas gone terribly wrong. Bring a friend, but you may leave alone!

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North Pole Express in Grapevine

This event occurs Daily from 11/23/2018 to 12/23/2018

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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NorthPark Holiday Performances

This event occurs Daily from 11/27/2018 to 12/21/2018

Cost: Free

Ages: All ages

Location Name: NorthPark Center

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

Description: The sounds of the season fill the air at NorthPark Center as performance groups take the stage in celebration of the holidays. Catch your favorite professional, school, church, synagogue or community group taking the stage throughout the holiday season. Click the link for performance dates & times.

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Pancakes & Pajamas

Date of event: 12/08/2018

Event Time: 09:00:00 AM till 11:00:00 AM

Cost: $5 Members $8 Non-members

Ages: All Ages

Location Name: Farmers Branch Community Recreation Center

Location Address: 14050 Heartside Place, Farmers Branch, TX 75234 Click for Google Map

Description: Join us for a pancake bar, hot cocoa, holiday craft, visit with Santa and more. Wear your PJs!

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Parlor Sociable – Christmas Fun

Date of event: 12/08/2018

Cost: $15 per person

Ages: 14 years and older

Location Name: Nash Farm

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

Description: Enjoy a social call to Nash Farm, with coffee, tea and sweets, along with parlor games and conversation. 10am and 2pm

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Santa Hat Hike

Date of event: 12/08/2018

Event Time: 02:00:00 PM till 03:00:00 PM

Location Name: Lake Arrowhead State Park

Location Address: 229 Park Road 63 Wichita Falls, TX 76310 Click for Google Map

Description: Join us to hike and learn about the park with a festive twist! Meet at The Horn Tunnel (#6 on the park trail map). Bring your Santa hat and any other holiday festive attire for this 1.5 mile hike.

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Santa Land

This event occurs Daily from 12/01/2018 to 12/31/2018

Cost: Entrance into Santa Land is free

Ages: All Ages

Location Name: Little Elm Park

Location Address: 701 W Eldorado Pkwy, Little Elm, TX 7506 Click for Google Map

Description: Santa Land is a village set in Little Elm Park that features elf houses and beautiful decorations. It’s a great place to wander and see all the hidden holiday joy we have around the park. Santa himself will be in Santa Land on Dec. 1, 2, 8, and 9! A 30′ Christmas tree, music, hot cocoa, s’mores on the beach, decorated elf houses, and Mrs. Claus are also a part of the Christmas celebration. Entrance into Santa Land is free, however, you must pay for commemorative photos with Santa. You may also bring your own camera to capture moments with Santa.

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Santa’s Downtown Dash

Date of event: 12/08/2018

Event Time: 09:30:00 AM till 11:30:00 AM

Location Name: Downtown Carrollton

Location Address: 1106 S. Broadway Street Carrollton, TX

Description: Grab your stockings and your Santa hats for a fun and festive Event and Kid’s Fun Run! The Kid’s Fun Run will have your little ones running with glee as they chase Santa through the streets of Historic Downtown Carrollton. Parents are encouraged and welcome to participate in the Kid’s Fun Run with their registered children. Wagons and strollers are also allowed. Participants of the Kid’s Fun Run will all receive a special gift from Santa upon completion and the opportunity for early access to photos with Santa after the run. Stick around for our FREE event which includes a free 4″x6″picture* with Santa inside the Gazebo. Take your own picture at one of our many photo ops with live reindeer, a 16′ decorated tree, and the inside of a giant 15′ snow globe!

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Six Flags Holiday in the Park

This event occurs Daily from 11/16/2018 to 12/31/2018

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.

Skate the Square Outdoor Ice Rink

This event occurs Daily from 11/23/2018 to 01/07/2019

Cost: $12 to skate with or without rental skates per person, ($8 with a group of 11 or more)

Ages: All Ages

Location Name: Frisco Square

Location Address: Corner of Main and Coleman (next to Firehouse Subs)

Description: Enjoy the festive lights while you skate through the holiday season on the outdoor rink returning for its second year. Public Sessions, Corporate & Group bookings, as well as private ice rental will be available daily, weather permitting.Closed Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day and during inclement weather. HOURS: Mon – Thu: 4pm – 9pm; Fri – Sun: 12pm – 10pm

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Skating Under the STARS

This event occurs Daily from 12/01/2018 to 01/06/2019

Ages: All ages

Location Name: Farmers Branch StarCenter

Location Address: 12700 N Stemmons Fwy, Farmers Branch, TX 75234 Click for Google Map

Description: Skate under the stars at the outdoor ice skating rink.

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Sounds of the Season

This event occurs Daily from 12/01/2018 to 12/15/2018

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

Location Name: Stonebriar Mall Nordstrom Performance Court

Location Address: 2601 Preston Road Frisco, Texas 75034 Click for Google Map

Description: Once again, we will have music at Stonebriar Centre! The music of our local schools and community groups will fill the mall.

Sparkle! Christmas at the Anatole Peppermint Park

This event occurs Daily from 11/23/2018 to 12/23/2018

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: Hilton Anatole is excited to have Peppermint Park back with the holiday season experience this year! In addition to Breakfast With Santa, the Peppermint Park holiday season experience will feature games and activities for kids, mingling with Santa Claus, holiday shows, train rides around the park, light displays and more! A select number of tickets will be available to the public, but access for hotel guests is always available.

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SPCA Home for the Holidays Pet Adoption Center at NorthPark

This event occurs Daily from 11/23/2018 to 12/23/2018

Location Name: NorthPark Center (Level One between Macy’s and Dillard’s)

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

Description: The sky is the limit for these luxury dog houses…and for the dogs (and cats!) that make any house a home. This is the 28th year that the SPCA of Texas will be at NorthPark Center for the Home for the Holidays event, featuring adoptable pets at the Adoption Pavilion and luxury dog homes for auction and on display at NorthPark Center thanks to the Bark + Build partnership with AIA Dallas (the Dallas chapter of The American Institute of Architects) and TEXO, The Construction Association. All to benefit the SPCA of Texas to help rescue, heal and find homes for thousands of animals.

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Sugar Plum Fairy Tea

Date of event: 12/09/2018

Event Time: 03:00:00 PM till 05:00:00 PM

Cost: Reserved Seating – $45

Location Name: Westin Frisco Stonebriar Resort

Location Address: 1549 Legacy Dr., Frisco, TX 75034 Click for Google Map

Description: Our Sugar Plum Fairy tea features delectable desserts & snacks, a riveting story time, a Nutcracker character parade and excerpts from “The Nutcracker” performed by the Collin County Ballet Theatre Youth Ensemble.

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Sugar Plum Fairy Tea

Date of event: 12/09/2018

Event Time: 03:00:00 PM till 05:00:00 PM

Ages: 4 and up

Location Name: Westin Stonebriar Resort Hotel

Location Address: 1549 Legacy Dr Frisco, TX, 75034  Click for Google Map

Description: North Texas most anticipated Holiday Event, Delectable Desserts, a Nutcracker Parade, Story Time and performance excerpts from The Nutcracker Collin County Ballet Theatre Youth Ensemble dancers!

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The Trains at NorthPark

This event occurs Daily from 11/17/2018 to 01/06/2019

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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The Twelve Days of Christmas Clock at NorthPark

This event occurs Daily from 11/23/2018 to 12/24/2018

Cost: Free

Ages: All Ages

Location Name: NorthPark Center

Location Address: 8687 N. Central Expressway, Dallas, TX 75241 Click for Google Map

Description: Sing along to one of the most famous Christmas carols while familiar characters pop in and out of The Twelve Days of Christmas Clock. This 28-foot music box originally made its debut in 1979 and was on view until 2006. Designed and handcrafted for NorthPark by Bill Reed, it was inspired by historic animated clock towers in Europe, such as the Rathaus-Glockenspiel in Munich. After careful renovation, the clock makes its anticipated return back to NorthPark this season.

 

Treats of Christmas

Date of event: 12/22/2018

Event Time: 10:00:00 AM till 09:00:00 PM

Cost: Free

Ages: All ages

Location Name: NorthPark Center

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.

Twinkle Tour

Date of event: 12/08/2018

Event Time: 05:00:00 PM till 08:00:00 PM

Cost: $5 per vehicle beginning at 5 p.m.

Ages: All Ages

Location Name: Lake Tawakoni State Park

Location Address: 10822 FM 2475 Wills Point, TX 75169 Click for Google Map

Description: Join us for our annual Twinkle Tour at Lake Tawakoni State Park. Enjoy all the festive Christmas lights and meet Santa at the amphitheater. Make note of your Christmas wishes and bring your camera! Twinkle Tour 2018 at Lake Tawakoni State Park is our annual Christmas celebration complete with a Christmas decoration contest, a meet and greet with Santa, and refreshments. Come camp with us and decorate your campsite with your favorite Christmas decorations to receive your second night of camping FREE during your stay. There will be a decorating contest with awards to the favorites. So take a drive and enjoy the festive Christmas lights!

 

Ugly Christmas Sweater Contest

This event occurs Daily from 11/15/2018 to 12/30/2018

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

Location Name: Dallas Arboretum Virginia and Algur Meadows Orientation Theater

Location Address: 8525 Garland Rd, Dallas, TX 75218 Click for Google Map

Description: On Thursday nights, guests are encouraged to wear a favorite ugly or tacky Christmas sweater. Stop by the orientation theater when entering the garden to show off the sweater and check-in for a chance to win two Cool Thursdays Concert tickets. Thursday evenings, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. November 15-December 30

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Vitruvian Lights: Holiday Lights Spectacular

This event occurs Daily from 11/23/2018 to 01/01/2019

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

Cost: Free; Parking is $10

Ages: All Ages

Location Name: Vitruvian Park

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

Description: Vitruvian Park will be transformed into a dazzling and magical holiday wonderland during Vitruvian Lights when millions of sparkling LED Lights will be wrapped around more than 550 trees.

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Vitruvian Lights: Special Performances

This event occurs Daily from 11/23/2018 to 12/08/2018

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: Friday, November 23, 2018 from 6:00pm – 10:00pm – Jordan Kahn Orchestra Saturday, December 1, 2018 from 6:00pm – 10:00pm – Dallas String Quartet Saturday, December 8, 2018 from 6:00pm – 10:00pm – Sonny’s Holliday

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