As the Holidays quickly approach, the worry of what can get us in the Holiday spirit seems quite daunting. Some of us may be worried more about how to choose an event and not what events there are out there. Budget, location and availability are only some factors that will play into our choice. Of course, the actual work is searching for the events, but luckily here is a list of where to start!
DALLAS ———— FORT WORTH ———— PLANO ———— FRISCO ———— GRAPEVINE
Events in Dallas
Daystar Christmas Town
November 29 – January 6
~ This is a free event containing OVER one MILLION lights that occurs daily from 6 p.m. to 12 a.m.
Miracle at Hide
November 30 – January 1
~ Hide is the only bar in the DFW area chosen to host Miracle, the bar creates holiday cocktails and is planning to bring back last year favorites (as it has been chosen to host for a second year). The doors open at 4 p.m. and close at 2 a.m.
Dallas Holiday Parade
~ The annual Parade is an event commencing at commerce street, which contains marching bands, floats and activities. Although it is a free event, if you’d like guaranteed seats you will need to purchase tickets.
Events in Fort Worth
Jack Frost – Casa Manana
November 22 – December 23
~ Casa Manana is presenting Jack Frost, with Santa Claus as the narrator. Not only will the experience have Santa reading, they are also offering an add-on to take pictures with Santa himself!
Gift of Lights
November 29 – January 5
~This event will light up your night as you drive through lights set up at Texas Motor Speedway. There will also be the option for $3 train rides, ice skating for $5 to $10, refreshments from $1 to $5, and $15 to $20 pictures with Santa.
Holiday at the Park
~Enjoy a free event that includes a tree lighting, pictures with Santa and a giant snow globe, face painting and much more! Luckily, the event will last 4 hours beginning at 4 p.m. and ending at 8 p.m.
Events in Plano
Dickens in Downtown
~Join the festivities in Plano by having s’mores, snow slides, ice wars, visiting over 50 artists, as well as paid experiences. While the tree lighting will be at 7 p.m., the event as a whole will begin at 5 p.m.
Deerfield Holiday Lights
December 1 – 30
~What once started as an attraction for families to move in, has now become a light show with public voting for the best light shows and has the opportunity to rent a carriage ride. The recommended time to visit is from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Animated Christmas Tree in the District
November 8 – January 5
~If you’re looking to be mesmerized hop on over to The Shops at Willow Bend to witness tree lights, video and music all synchronized into one!
Events in Frisco
November 29 – December 22
~Wander into a fun packed occasion with a light maze, snow cannon, events specially targeted at family, teens and adults all at Frisco Fresh Market! Make sure to plan ahead and not even consider going on a Monday as they will be closed.
Christmas in the Square
November 29 – December 31
~In The Square you’ll be able to find ice skating, rides in carriages, a Christmas tree lot and a special event night to be announced! Join the free experience from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. and remember some of the experiences come with a fee.
Christmas at the Star
November 22 – December 21
~Get ready for a jaw dropping 67 foot tree! Not only will the tree knock your socks off, there will also be appearances from the Dallas Cowboys “pep-teams” and football players. This event is not only free, parking is also at no cost!
Events in Grapevine
ICE! Featuring a Charlie Brown Christmas
December 1 – January 5
~Freeze your memories in time by taking a cool trip to see the 9 degree attraction. You’ll be able to see ice statues created by artisans and enjoy sliding down ice in complimentary parkas to keep you warm!
City Hall Light Show Spectacular and Whoville
November 25 – January 4
~Have your face light up with joy by seeing the lights at City Hall with Whoville houses, post office and a grumpy lair!
Parade of Lights
~Bring in the festivities with the LARGEST lit up parade you can find in the northern part of Texas! Starting at 7 p.m. join the 100+ floats and bands as it takes on its fourth decade running.
Twinkle Light Boat Parade
~If you want to see floats… float then this event is perfect for you because at Grapevine Lake you’ll find boat floats! This free experience will be two hours long starting at 6 p.m. just remember you may pay for parking.
For more information about each event, click on the event name!