The Best Holiday Events in DFW!

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

 

Adventure to Santa

AdventuretoSanta

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 its free!

http://www.theparksatarlington.com/adventure-to-santa

 

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, rare European fabrics, German delicacies like brats, goulash, potato pancakes, gingerbread, baked goods, Gluhwein and German beers. While there make sure to visit the GermanChristmasStore.com booth which displays original “Made in Germany” wooden ornaments, angels and don’t forget the North Pole Marionette Show performing the musical Holly Jolly Christmas, a 40 minute show that features popular holiday characters perfect for the family.

http://texaschristkindl.com/

 

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 planed during its duration.

http://pantherislandice.com/

 

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.

http://www.rmhdallas.org/trains/

 

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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.

http://www.dallasarboretum.org/visit/seasonal-festivals-events/the-12-days-of-christmas

 

 

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!

http://www.dallastheatercenter.org/show_details.php?sid=13

 

Gift of Lights

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 over 2 million L.E.D lights. Update: TMS actually charged $20 per car. Sorry for the wrong information before.

http://www.tmsgiftoflights.com/

 

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.

http://www.grapevinetexasusa.com/christmas-capital-of-texas/north-pole-express/

 

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!

http://fortworthparadeoflights.org/

 

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!

http://www.hiltonanatolehotel.com/christmas-experience/

 

 

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 2 different locations.  The show at Bass Performance Hall is the most anticipated show of the year! It’s the perfect family traditional Christmas show. Get your tickets now.

http://tickets.texasballettheater.org/single/EventListing.aspx

 

 

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.

https://www.mydso.com/season-tickets/single-tickets.aspx?ProductionType=15

 

 

Dallas Children’s Health Holiday Parade

Downtown Dallas

December 6, 2014

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!

http://dallaschildrensparade.com/

 

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 on his adventure including Santa, Frosty and more!

http://www.dallas-theater.com/theaters/majestic-theater/rudolph-the-red-nosed-reindeer.php

 

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. There are more than what is listed here so be sure to check out the Visit Dallas Event Calendar and the Fort Worth Holiday Events page for more ideas.

 

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