Holiday Events 2015
Texas Christkindl Market
Outside Globe Life Park (along Road to Six Flags & Nolan Ryan Expressway)
Thru December 23
Inspired by a cherished German tradition, the Texas Christkindl Market in Arlington is one of the largest open-air holiday markets in the Southwest. This family-friendly market features a unique shopping experience for gifts and holiday decorations along with authentic German cuisine, holiday beverages, live entertainment, children’s activities, and much more!
This 5th 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. Several new features including a Kinder Market with a snow playground, marionette show, carousel rides and more, have been added this year to make it a destination guests will continue to enjoy throughout the entire event.
Lynn Creek Park, Grand Prairie
Through January 3
Prairie Lights is the premier holiday light park in Texas! You will be dazzled with four million lights set along two miles of path. Hundreds of all new displays in shapes of all kinds line and arch over the roads. Half way through the drive get out of your car for a stop at Holiday Village where you will find food, gifts, Santa, the all-new indoor laser show, and the Holiday Magic Lighted Walk-Through Forest. Once back in your vehicle, the second half of the drive ends with the very animated light tunnel – the perfect finale to a night you will never forget!
Dallas Children’s Health Holiday Parade
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!
Rudoph the Red-Nosed Reindeer
The most famous reindeer of all reindeer lands on-stage in Dallas this Christmas as Wishing Star Productions brings the screen-classic, Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, to life for your whole family to enjoy
Panther Island Ice
Coyote Drive-In, Fort Worth
Every day through January 18
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.
Adventures to Santa
Parks Mall in Arlington
Through December 24
Join Shrek and his friends on a magical, interactive adventure to find Santa at the North Pole. During your Adventure to Santa, you will explore Santa’s home, take a thrilling sleigh ride, meet Santa and pose for a photo, and bring home memories you’ll never forget. Book your reservation now!
The Trains at NorthPark
All Aboard through January 3
For nearly 30 years one of the Dallas favorite family holiday traditions is seeing the Trains at NorthPark. This year should not disappoint with over 1,600 feet of track visitors will enjoy a trek across America. Naturally it will feature plenty of popular Dallas landmarks.
The 12 Days of Christmas
Through January 3
The 12 Days of Christmas returns to the Dallas Arboretum this year. The 25-foot gazebos contain 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.
A Christmas Carol
Through December 24
‘Tis the season to be jolly, when last season’s sold-out, family-favorite, holiday production of A Christmas Carol returns to the Wyly Theatre. In this delightfully re-imagined take on Dickens’ enduring classic, featuring Chamblee Ferguson as Ebenezer Scrooge, the audience is surrounded by the actors, with magical ghosts flying above, scary ghosts bursting out of the floor, and snow falling on everyone. Full of traditional Christmas hymns and songs in fresh, toe-tapping musical arrangements, joyful bursts of choreography, and eye-popping special effects, A Christmas Carol is Dallas’ newest “must-see” holiday tradition.
Gift of Lights
Texas Motor Speedway
Through December 31
This is one of, if not, the most popular event off of 35W. The drive through display boasts over two million LED lights. Admission discount with Toys for Tots toy donation.
North Pole Express
Grapevine Vintage Railroad
Weekends through Christmas
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.
Christmas at the Anatole
Through December 23
Enjoy this interactive experience sure to bring holiday spirit to the young and young at heart. Join us for festive favorites including breakfast with Santa, gingerbread cookie decorating, a seasonal scavenger hunt and more.
Bass Performance Hall
The Texas Ballet Theater will be perform this timeless classic at the Bass Performance. It’s the perfect family traditional Christmas show. Get your tickets now to the most anticipated show of the year!
Dallas Symphony Orchesta
Meyerson Symphony Center
Through December 31
The Dallas Symphony Orchestra has several amazing concerts planned in December from Family Concerts with Santa to Preservation Hall Jazz Band. These are always well rehearsed performances and always a blast.