Local Events

Click on the Event Photo to verify the current date, cost and location before heading out. πŸ†“ Public Event; 🎟️ Online Ticket;πŸ…ΏοΈ Parking Fee; πŸ’° $25+

12 Days of Christmas (Dallas Arboretum)

πŸ’°πŸ…ΏοΈ NOVEMBER 9 - DECEMBER 31. Twelve gazebos will be encased in glass and extravagantly decorated on all sides to provide a dramatic, three-dimensional experience, and will feature mechanical parts and festive music that will assist in bringing the characters to an even more life-like state. Save online.🎟️

Gaylord Texan ICE! Show (Grapevine)

πŸ’°πŸ’°πŸ’° NOVEMBER 11 - JANUARY 1 Step into a wonderland carved by expert artisans out of two million pounds of colorful ice.It's a cool 9 degrees Fahrenheit inside, but their signature blue parkas are warm and toasty. The theme is THE POLAR EXPRESS in 2022. Go Snow Tubing indoors! While you visit consider watching the miniature trains or an evening light show INDOORS. 🎟️ πŸ…ΏοΈ

Gift of Lights (Texas Speedway)

πŸ’°πŸ’° NOVEMBER 11- JANUARY 1 This incredible drive-through light show has a two-mile course featuring more than a million twinkling lights. Plan at least – 45 minute. Admission is for an entire carload, and pets are welcome. Military & First Responders Night is on Dec. 7th.🎟️

Cirque Winter Wonderland (Grapevine)

πŸ’°πŸ’°πŸ’° NOVEMBER 11 - JANUARY 1 All new for 2022, this action-packed cirque-style show takes you on a 60-minute journey to find the spirit and joy of Christmas. You will be amazed by daring aerial acrobatics, breath-taking balancing acts, jaw-dropping juggling, and more in this exciting live show in the Spirit of Christmas! Performances are at the Glass Cactus & includes shuttle service from the Gaylord Texan.🎟️ πŸ…ΏοΈ

Dallas Zoo Lights

πŸ’° NOVEMBER 17 - JANUARY 1. More than a million lights across most of the + New larger-than-life animal lanterns create lighted photo ops and wonder. Ride the carousel, mini-train, sample treats, watch light shows and listen to nightly concerts. 🎟️ πŸ…ΏοΈ

Radiance! (Frisco & Weatherford)

πŸ’°πŸ’° NOVEMBER 18- DECEMBER 31. Gather the family and marvel sparking lights animated to the tunes of your favorite holiday classics. Drive through in Weatherford and pay by car. Walk through in Frisco and enjoy the Frozen Winter Carnival. Save when you bundle your adventures online.🎟️

Lightscape (Fort Worth Botanical Garden)

πŸ’°πŸ’° NOVEMBER 18 - JANUARY 8 Come stroll a one-mile-long path with suspended strands and tunnels of light, a fire garden, undulating waves of bluebonnets, singing trees, treetop sculptures, and artistic installations, while toasting marshmallows, drinking hot chocolate and other seasonal drinks at stations along the trail. 🎟️ πŸ…ΏοΈ

Tree Lighting & Firework Show (Southlake)

πŸ†“ NOVEMBER 19, 2022 The Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony starts early with live music, dance and other entertainment on two stages, and ends with fireworks afterwards. Iconic photos with Santa will be at his Ruston Pavilion workshop beginning 11/20.

Holiday Kickoff & Fireworks (The Colony)

πŸ†“ NOVEMBER 19. The Grandscape entertainment district will be hosting several staged events, concerts, face painting, food vendors and fireworks to launch the Season. BONUS: Tuesday, November 22nd from 11:00am – 1:00pm meet Anna & Else everyone’s favorite sisters perform FROZEN singalongs & mingle with the crowd.

Christmas in the Square (Frisco)

πŸ†“ NOVEMBER 19-DECEMBER 31 Plan to experience the largest choreographed holiday lights and music show in North Texas. This show is free each night 6-10 pm and features 10 songs. Events include ice skating & carriage rides. You can even purchase your family tree.🎟️

Parade of Lights (Downtown Fort Worth)

πŸ†“ NOVEMBER 20, 2022. This nighttime parade features over 100 illuminated entries. Avoid the crowds by parking before 4:30pm or shop early and enjoy lunch at hundreds of great restaurants. Stop by Sundance Square for photos with Santa and the towering tree. Reserved Seats are available. 🎟️ πŸ…ΏοΈ

Carol of Lights (Grapevine)

πŸ†“ πŸ’° NOV 22, 2022 Celebrate the Christmas spirit with live performances, a spectacle of lights, lasers and breathtaking fireworks at City Hall beginning at 7:00pm. Show up early and embrace the greatest time of year with family-friendly activities such as taking photos with live reindeer, creating seasonal crafts and savoring tasty food vendors all beginning at 4:00 pm. Reserved seats are $5, but standing room has good views, too.🎟️

Enchant Light Maze (Dallas Fair Park)

πŸ’°πŸ’° NOVEMBER 25 - JANUARY 1 Stroll through lighted tunnels while you search for larger-than-life presents & find your way to the epic 100 foot tall Christmas tree. Lace up your skates and hit the trail on real ice! Explore the Village of tiny shops with artisan vendors, specialty crafts, and boutiques. Watch for Wednesday night discounts! 🎟️ πŸ…ΏοΈ

Parade of Lights (Grapevine)

πŸ†“ DECEMBER 1, 2022. This nighttime event features more than 100 lighted floats and marching bands. Look for Santa Claus on the last float! Come early to claim your spot along Historic Main Street .

Christmas Wine Train (Grapevine)

πŸ’°πŸ’° DECEMBER 1, 8, 15 ONLY. Toast the holiday during a two-hour train ride on the Grapevine Vintage Railroad. All guests must be 21+ and will receive a souvenir wine glass, two (4 oz) wine pours, savory hors d'oeuvres & dessert bites. Your route takes you to the Historic Fort Worth Stockyards and back. Boarding begins at 7 pm.🎟️

Holiday Lighting Festival & Wassail Weekend (Denton)

πŸ†“ πŸ’° DECEMBER 2, 2022 An evening of free cider tastings from local business owners sets the stage before the tree and square begin to glow. An all-access $10 wristband afford your souvenir Santa photo, carriage ride, snow slopes and trackless train ride. Active TOY DRIVE on-site.

The Gift of Christmas (Plano)

πŸ’° DECEMBER 2-11, 2022 This visually stunning multimedia event is complete with special effects, a nearly 1,000-member cast and choir, live orchestra, flying angels and a LIVING NATIVITY! The program will keep you fully engaged for a powerful 100 minutes, the perfect length for every family member to enjoy.🎟️

Christmas Parade & Tree Lighting (Flower Mound)

πŸ†“ DECEMBER 3, 2022. This year’s theme for the 6-9 pm event is β€œToyland Christmas” with lighted floats parading down Spinks Road and ending at the Flower Mound Community Activity Center. Join us after for a tree lighting ceremony with choir performances, kids’ activities, local vendors, food trucks. The Summit Club will be accepting canned good donations along the parade route.

Very Merry Light Parade (Keller)

πŸ†“ DECEMBER 3, 2022. Held at Keller's Town Center the annual Christmas tree lighting ceremony kicks off at 6pm including photos with Santa. There’ll also be a Santa Scurry 5K Run & Walk immediately following the Light Parade. Festivities also include live entertainment, an ice skating rink, a kid’s zone, vendors, and food trucks. Canned food donations will be collected for the Community Storehouse.

Hometown Holiday (Roanoke)

πŸ†“ DECEMBER 3, 2022. This joyous annual event features a parade, tree lighting ceremony, carriage rides, Santa’s Workshop, and gingerbread house building contest. There’ll also be a kid’s zone, a S’mores station, Letters to Santa, a shopping bazaar and much more from noon-8pm on Historic Oak Street. WEBSITE NOT RESPONDING

Merry & Bright Christmas Drone Show (Grapevine)

πŸ†“ DECEMBER 3 & 17 ONLY! Watch this fleet of 160 drones create Christmas magic in the sky over Main Street in front of Hotel Vin on Peace Plaza. Shows will begin promptly at 8:00 pm and will last 8-9 minutes. Come early and shop along Historic Downtown storefronts at the Christmas Capital of Texas, then meet up at Harvest Hall for a treat.

Dallas Holiday Parade (Downtown)

πŸ†“ DECEMBER 3, 2022. This parade has been covered by more than 350 television stations in 159 markets since 1987. It has become a holiday tradition for thousands of families. We recommend packing donuts & cocoa to park before they close the streets. SEE MAP! Don't miss the after-party concert at the Dallas Convention Center. Reserved seats available. 🎟️ πŸ…ΏοΈ

Christmas Musical (Southlake)

πŸ†“ DECEMBER 7-11, 2022. Don't miss this original comedy & musical presented by Gateway Church, as a gift to the community. Year, after year, Gateway Performing Arts brings us broadway excellence with a twist. Treat your eyes, ears and heart this Christmas season. You may reserve up to 6 seats or walk up for open seating 15 min. before showtime. FREE ADMISSION 🎟️

Candlelit Christmas (11 sites)

πŸ†“ DECEMBER 23-24, 2002. This interactive service is for the whole family, complete with Christmas carols, a special message from Pastor Robert Morris, traditional candle lighting, and musical guests. Find a Gateway Church campus near you or gather online. Let's not forget the REASON FOR THIS SEASON! πŸ₯°

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