Holiday Fun in DFW!

The Holidays are here with all of its happenings including family, food and of course Christmas events! Here in the metroplex we can do family, food and holiday events with the best in the country. Take a look at this list of some of the more popular events going on all around DFW.

Adventure to Santa

Parks mall in Arlington
November 13 – December 23rd

The Parks at Arlington and Dream Works Animation take guests on a never-before-seen, interactive experience with Adventure to Santa. Join Shrek and his friends as they take you on an interactive journey to find Santa at the North Pole. Once your journey is complete, visit with Santa and pose for a keepsake photo. Reservation is required but it’s free! The only cost to you would be the optional photo package if you wish to indulge.

Panther Island Ice

Coyote Drive-In, Fort Worth
November 21, 2014 – January 19, 2015

This is the only outdoor ice skating rink you’re going to find in North Texas. It’s usually heavily decorated and you can skate to the best Christmas music! Random events and Santa visits will be planned during its duration.

The Texas Christkindl Market

Next to Globe Life Park
November 28th-December 21st

This 4th Annual Christkindl Market means excitement and fun experience for all.Enchanting outdoor family market in the tradition of those held throughout Germany during the Christmas season.While strolling the Market visitors view and enjoy exquisite handmade gifts, unique ornaments, and rare European fabrics, German delicacies like brats, goulash, potato pancakes, gingerbread, baked goods, Gluhwein and German beers. While there make sure to visit the booth which displays original “Made in Germany” wooden ornaments, angels and don’t forget the Le Theatre de Marionette performing the musical Holly Jolly Christmas, a 40 minute show that features popular holiday characters perfect for the family.



The Trains at NorthPark

NorthPark Center
November 22, 2014 – January 4, 2015


The trains at NorthPark have been a holiday tradition for the last 27 years. The 1600 feet of track is a monumental, beautiful display that always brings joy to the children.

12 Days of Christmas

Dallas Arboretum
November 22 – January 4, 2015

12 Days of Christmas is new to the Dallas Arboretum this year.There will be big, 25-foot gazebos containing famous characters from classic carols.These characters are animated and the gazebo itself will be decorated to fit each scene. Special events will be planned throughout the holidays.

Gift of Light

Texas Motor Speedway
November 26, 2014 – January 1, 2014

This is one of, if not, the most popular event off of 35W. The drive through display boasts holiday scenes built with over 2 million L.E.D lights. It’s also free!!

The Nutcracker

The Winspear Opera House
November 28 – December 7, 2014
Bass Performance Hall
December 12 – December 27, 2013

The Texas Ballet Theater will be preforming this piece in two different locations. The showing at Bass Performance Hall is one of the most anticipated shows of the year! It’s the perfect family traditional Christmas show. Get your tickets now.

Christmas at the DSO

Dallas Symphony Orchestra
December 6-21, 2014

The Dallas Symphony Orchestra has several amazing concerts planned in December from Family Concerts with Santa to Wynton Marsalis. These are always well rehearsed performances and always a blast.

A Christmas Carol

Dallas Theater Center
November 25 – December 27, 2014

These classic tales on stage have sold out almost every year! It’s smart to get your tickets early and enjoy some of the best entertainment in Dallas!

North Pole Express

Grapevine Vintage Railroad
Weekends starting November 28 – December 23, 2014

This is an awesome event that takes place on a train! Go back in time to a Christmas themed adventure complete with awesome holiday decorations and laughs.

Fort Worth Parade of Lights

Fort Worth
November 28, 2014

The Parade of Lights is truly remarkable. Over 100 parade floats enter every year and decorate themselves with the best Christmas decorations and lights available!


Sparkle! Christmas at the Anatole!

Hilton Anatole

November 28, 2014 – January 4, 2015

At the Hilton Anatole, there will be nightly holiday events held. Above their precious ice skating rink are over 1.2 million Christmas lights. Just try to keep your eye on where you’re skating!


Dallas Children’s Health Holiday Parade

Downtown Dallas
December 6, 201

The Dallas Children’s Health Holiday Parade is like a mini Parade of Roses! Filled with Holiday characters, marching bands, celebrities, and big floating balloons. Buy reserved seats in advance or just grab a spot on the curb. You’ll be blown always by the creativity of the floats!

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer

Majestic Theater Dallas
December 16 – 21, 2014

One of the most famous Christmas songs is given a story in one of the best holiday musicals. Go see Rudolph and friends, including Hermey the Elf, Yukon Cornelius and the Abominable Snow Monster, help Santa save Christmas this holiday season!!

The holidays are truly spectacular here in the metroplex. Along with these events you also have the lighting of the Christmas trees for both Dallas and Fort Worth. Be sure to like us on Facebook to get the insight on a TON more great local content.

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