The BIG List of Holiday Events and Light Displays in Dallas – Forth Worth
by Mina Frannea
Popular holiday events and light displays in the Dallas – Forth Worth for 2014
Holiday Events in Arlington
Holiday in the Park – Six Flags Over Texas
See the park transformed into a winter wonderland with millions of twinkling lights during Holiday in the Park, November 28 through December 30. Go big on your favorite thrill rides and visit with Santa. Enjoy a host of Six Flags rides and attractions December 31 through January 4.
More 200 homeowners decorate their homes with lights and holiday-themed displays. Starting drive-through entrance point is at the intersection of Randol Mill Rd and Westwood Dr in Arlington, Texas. Hours for the drive-through are 7PM-10PM from December 14th-December 25th. On December 23rd, 24th and 25th you may drive-through from 7PM-11PM. Allow several hours for your visit. More information here: http://www.experiencearlington.org/includes/events/index.cfm?action=displayDetail&eventid=16830
Whistle Stop Christmas!
Come experience the sights and sounds of our Christmas wonderland with over 3 ½ million lights decorating Hulen Park in Cleburne, Texas through December 31st.
Holiday Events in Dallas
This holiday season experience the Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden’s brand new, one-of-a-kind exhibition, The 12 Days of Christmas. On display throughout the garden through January 4, 2015. More info. http://www.dallasarboretum.org/visit/seasonal-festivals-events/the-12-days-of-christmas
Holiday Events in Farmers Branch
Tour of Lights
The traditional Farmers Branch Christmas Tour of Lights is taking a different turn with a change to the route and a new, synchronized show of dancing lights in the Historical Park for the 2014 edition, now open through December 30. http://www.farmersbranch.info
Holiday Events in Frisco
Christmas on the Square
City of Frisco’s 10th annual Christmas in the Square Light Extravaganza is underway and continues to delight the large crowds. Christmas in the Square continues through January 3rd, 2015 in the heart of Frisco Square, at Main Street and Coleman Boulevard. Watch as the lights dance to some of your favorite holiday songs. Christmas in the Square is the place to celebrate the holidays with your family and friends. More info: http://www.friscosquare.com
Holiday Events in Fort Worth
The Gift of Lights is back and this family-friendly holiday show is a great opportunity to share the joy of the season with friends and family. Located at the Texas Motor Speedway, you will find more than two million LED lights in dazzling displays every night of the week. Open every evening from 6pm – 10pm, 7 days a week from November 26, 2014 – January 1, 2015. http://www.giftoflightstms.com/
Prairie Lights Holiday Display
Sunday – Thursday, 6 – 9 pm; Friday – Saturday, 6 – 10 pm; Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve/Day and New Year’s Eve 6-10pm. Thursday, November 27, 2014 – Sunday, January 4, 2015. For Admission prices, visit http://www.prairielights.org
Holiday Events in Grapevine
Christmas on Main Street
Step back in time this season at Christmas on Main! With the beautiful backdrop of the Victorian-style buildings dressed up with ribbons, bows and wreaths and set aglow with twinkling lights that children of all ages can enjoy. Tractor-drawn wagon rides will depart behind the Gazebo during select hours. Rides are $1 per person, per ride, proceeds benefit the historic preservation of Nash Farm. Through Dec 21st. http://www.grapevinetexasusa.com/christmas-capital-of-texas/christmas-on-main/
ICE! & Lone Star Christmas!
Christmas is back and better than ever at Grapevine’s Gaylord Texan Resort. With 2 million twinkling lights, 15,000 ornaments, an amazing 54-foot-tall Christmas tree, a 8-foot-tall gingerbread house, Santa’s Wild Workshop Snow Tubing, Cookies and Milk with Mrs. Claus and ICE! featuring Frosty the Snowman carved from more than 2 million pounds of ice. All new is a special bonus area – a LIVE ice carving zone. Watch a masterful ice carver create amazing sculptures before your eyes. Don’t miss all of the other exclusive holiday events and attractions taking place this year! http://www.grapevinetexasusa.com/christmas-capital-of-texas/ice-lone-star-christmas/
North Pole Express
Create a unique “Family Christmas Memory” aboard the Grapevine Vintage Railroad’s North Pole Express®, one of the most popular Christmas Capital of Texas events. Families and children of all ages will enjoy this one-of-a-kind Christmas experience. Through Dec 23rd. http://www.grapevinetexasusa.com/christmas-capital-of-texas/north-pole-express/
Holiday Events in Lindale
Drive through Christmas Park; 6-10:30pm through Jan 4th, 7 days a week; open holidays. Cost is $25 per car. For more information http://www.santalandtexas.com
Holiday Events in Richardson
A heart-warming event for the young and young at heart…..where all of the sights and sounds of the holiday season can be enjoyed! Santa’s Village features a variety of dwellings, each with a different activity, and live entertainment on stage. For more information, please check Santa’s list of Frequently Asked Questions. Santa’s Village is made possible by our sponsors, so please show them some love, too. Santa’s Village is open regardless of the weather. Dec. 18-21. http://www.cor.net/index.aspx?page=1303
Mina Frannea is an online media professional, and she is the editor and social media manager at North Texas Kids Magazine. A self-proclaimed geek, Mina enjoys the Arts, new technology, cooking, enlightening discussions and sharing relevant information on her blog TheMomsJournal.