Enchant Christmas, Arlington
Enchant Christmas is the new Christmas Light Attraction in Arlington, which just opened on Friday, November 24th at the Globe Life Ballpark, where the Texas Rangers play! The “largest light maze” in the U.S., it also offers ice skating and the much-loved Christkindl Market!
Thank You to Enchant Christmas for inviting myself and my family out to enjoy an evening, and providing complementary admission for us. I was not financially compensated for this post, and as always, all opinions are my own.
Use the Promotional Code SANTA to save up to 20% off the base price of tickets on select nights!
When you arrive, you are greeted by two huge lighted reindeer! You can purchase tickets at the gate, or online and print them at home, or just show them on your phone at the gate, skipping the ticket booth!
You first stop should be the Light Maze, which is incredible! Named and based on the story, the Great Search, you are searching throughout the lighted forest and falling snow for Santa’s nine magical reindeer!
You can purchase the book to read to your children at the gift shop, or online when you buy your tickets!
My Tip: Enter through Door Two. There are 3 doors, and they all lead around the Maze.
As you find each reindeer, you mark them off the list you are given at the beginning of the maze.
Along the way, there are amazing light features!
I was surprised just how big the maze actually is! There are so many things to see as you walk around!
Each deer is a little different, too!
One of the lighted forest.
My favorite is the icicle forest!
And I love this huge lighted snowflake!
It’s a magical place!
Once you have found all nine reindeer, you can claim a candy cane prize!
Santa is also at the end of the Maze. There was a line and my youngest said he wasn’t ready to talk to Santa yet, so we just waved and headed to the ice skating rink!
On our way, we passed the Family Zone, a small lighted maze just for younger children!
My kids love to ice skate, and were really excited! There is an additional fee, $5/skater, which I had assumed was in the pricey cost of admission, but I then read that all money for ice skating goes to a local charity, and my kids had a blast!
They loved skating outside!
A bridge over the skating rink was the perfect place for me to get this picture of my kids holding hands out on the ice! They skated for over an hour!
Market and Stage
Because we were in the Maze and Skating for so long, I didn’t really get a chance to spend much time in the market, which is a shame. There are some terrific vendors here, over 80 of them, many that have been at Christkindl since it first opened 7 years ago!
An admission ticket is required to visit the market.
My husband wanted to eat at the Market, which ended up taking a lot of time away from the other things we wanted to do, and I was a little disappointed in the selections as a meal. I’d really suggest grabbing a lighter dinner beforehand, and then visiting the various vendors to “snack” and try different things!
Bring CASH! We only had plastic on us, and had to find an ATM to purchase food!
We had the most fun contorting ourselves into these letters! It was such a fun evening!
Know Before You Go
Children 4 and under are FREE!
Unlike the Christkindl Market, Enchant is actually in one of the parking lots closer to the Sheraton. Important to know if you’re planning to walk from Six Flags, as we had planned.
Parking is FREE.
The tickets are timed, and I regret not getting the 5-7pm ticket, which would have given us much more time inside! Once inside, you can stay as long as you like.
Avoid the weekends and busy evenings! We visited on Sunday evening, and the crowds were very light, but my friend Laura said Saturday night was crazy!
Things To Do in Arlington
Holiday In The Park, Six Flags is transformed into a holiday spectacle with lights, a sledding hill and much more! Click HERE for more information.
The neighborhood of Interlochen in Arlington offers an incredible light display! Click HERE for more information.
We love Mariano’s Hacienda, just across Hwy 360. Click HERE to visit their website.
Campo Verde in Central Arlington is a fun restaurant covered in Christmas Lights and decor, and a neat mini-train running across the top! Click HERE to visit their website.
Until the new hotel in Texas Live is completed, you have a couple of options in Arlington. The closest is the Sheraton, in walking distance of Enchant Christmas. The Marriott Courtyard Entertainment District has an indoor pool, always a plus with my kids!
1000 Ballpark Way, Arlington
Click HERE to visit their website.
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