We started playing Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer and Jingle Bells, so you know the holidays can’t be more than 3-4 months away! There are so many things to do and see in the few short weeks of December, and it’s never too early to start planning for the events you just can’t miss!
1. Ice Skating
Panther Island Ice at Coyote Drive In, Fort Worth Visit during the day or include your ice skating in with a new release or holiday movie at the Drive In! Bring blankets and cuddle up outside under the stars with a cup of hot chocolate to watch a movie! Click HERE for more information.
Skating Rink at the Galleria, Dallas We absolutely love a visit to the Dallas Galleria each December when the Christmas Tree is lit up and skaters can make their way around the beautiful tree! Click HERE for more information.
Christmas in the Square at Frisco Square, Frisco The square is lit with the largest choreographed light show in North Texas, and skaters can skate on the outdoor rink. Click HERE for more information.
Enchant Christmas at Globe Life Park, Arlington Enchant, which has been in Arlington for the past two seasons, will not be here in 2019 due to the construction at the new ballpark, but will be back in 2020!
2. Holiday Parades
Fort Worth Parade of Lights Nov. 24th 6pm Arrive early for this fun Christmas parade that lights up Downtown Fort Worth! Click HERE for more information.
Dallas Holiday Parade Dec. 7, 10am Previously the Dallas Children’s Parade, this is the largest holiday parade in North Texas! Click HERE for more information.
37th Annual Parade of Lights, Grapevine Dec. 6 7pm Grapevine is known as the Christmas Capital of Texas, and the annual parade kicks off the season! Go early and enjoy dinner in Historic Downtown, and browsing the shops! Click HERE for more information.
Whistle Stop Christmas Parade, Cleburne Dec. 5 6:30pm This fun lighted parade in Cleburne offers visitors a great experience without the crowds at the bigger parades! Afterwards, take a leisurely stroll around Hulen Park, lit up with 3 1/2 million Christmas lights! Click HERE for more information.
Holiday Lights Parade, Arlington December 14 6pm Watch this fun parade with the lighting of the Downtown Christmas tree as a finale, followed by visits with Santa Claus! Click HERE for more information.
3. Prairie Lights, Grand Prairie The best of the drive-though Christmas lights exhibits, Prairie Lights dazzles the holiday season! Click HERE for more information.
Other drive through light displays include:
Gift of Lights, Fort Worth Watch as Texas Motor Speedway is transformed into a world of lights as visitors drive under the stands at TMS! Stop at the end to visit Santa at the North Pole! Click HERE for more information.
Santa Land, Tyler Visitors can choose to drive themselves or take a hayride through the lit-up attractions! Click HERE for more information.
Tour of Lights, Farmers Branch Shorter than the above, this is a fun and FREE (donations accepted) Drive-through light display! Click HERE for more information.
Vitruvian Lights, Addison Walk among millions of lighted trees and enjoy holiday activities, food and more! Click HERE for more information.
Dallas Heritage Village, Dallas On Dec. 14-15, enjoy a Candlelight Christmas with strolling carolers, tell St. Nicholas your holiday wishes, and make holiday crafts. Click HERE for more information.
4. Christmas Tree Farms
4D Christmas Tree Farm, Weatherford This fun Christmas tree farm offers two types of trees, Leyland Cypress and Blue Ice Arizona Cypress! Enjoy hot apple cider and hay rides on the farm! Click HERE for more information.
Mainstay Farm, Cleburne Cut your own Christmas tree, and enjoy fun farm activities for a full day of fun at this big farm south of Fort Worth! Click HERE for more information.
Yesterland Farms, Canton Just an hour from Dallas, this farm has trees to cut and pre-cut trees, as well as fun games, rides and much more! Click HERE for more information.
5. Bethlehem Revisited, Waxahachie Held the first two weekends of December, come out to enjoy walking the “streets” of Bethlehem with fun and interactive shop owners who demonstrate their trades of the period, then follow either Mary and Joseph, the 3 Kings or the shepherds as they reach the stable! Click HERE for more information.
Other live nativities include:
Journey Into Christmas at Grace Bible Church, Dallas A Walk through Nativity with live camels and a petting zoo. Click HERE for more information.
Journey to Bethlehem at FUMC, Plano A fun, drive-through nativity. Click HERE for more information.
6. Holiday Shows
Jack Frost at Casa Manana, Fort Worth Nov. 22 – Dec. 20 Click HERE to visit their website.
Fancy Nancy Splendiferous Christmas at Artisan Center Theater, Hurst Nov. 17 – Dec. 22 Click HERE to visit their website.
Elf the Musical at the Music Hall at Fair Park, Dallas Nov. 22 – Dec. 2nd Click HERE for more information.
A Christmas Carole by Dallas Theater Center at the Wyly Theater, Dallas Nov. 22 – Dec. 29th Click HERE for more information.
Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer, Dallas Sunday, Dec 15th Click HERE for more information.
The Polar Express on Imax at the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History, Fort Worth Enjoy hot chocolate before watching this family favorite on the big Imax screen! Click HERE for more information.
7. Holiday Attactions
Christmas at the Anatole, Dallas Complimentary to guest of the hotel, Peppermint Park offers breakfast with Santa, train rides around the lit-up park, kids activities and Gepetto’s Marionette Theater. Click HERE for more information.
Lone Star Christmas at Gaylord Hotel, Grapevine Spend the night or just enjoy an evening with ICE! featuring Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer, ice skating, snow tubing and much more! Click HERE for more information.
Snowland at Great Wolf Lodge, Grapevine Hotel guest will enjoy visits with Santa Claus, festive family flicks, North Pole University and much more! Click HERE for more information.
8. Holiday in the Park at Six Flags Over Texas, Arlington Nov. 23 – Jan 5, 2019 Rides plus holiday shows, lights and even Santa Claus! Click HERE for more information.
9. The 12 Days of Christmas at Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Gardens, Dallas Stroll the lighted gardens and see the images of the 12 Days of Christmas! Click HERE for more information.
10. Christmas Trains
The Trains at Northpark Mall, Dallas A family tradition for us, we love watching the trains then heading to watch the FREE puppet show and lunch at La Duni Latin Cafe! Click HERE for more information.
The North Pole Express, Grapevine Take the kids to ride to the North Pole to meet Santa on the Historic Grapevine Railroad! Click HERE for more information.
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