It’s hard to believe that the holidays are approaching so soon! If you find yourself in the DFW or Houston area this holiday season, be sure to check out some of the fun festivities going on near you.
Dallas/Fort Worth Holiday Events
1. Lonestar Christmas
November 13, 2014 – January 3, 2015
The Gaylord Texan takes Christmas celebrations to an all new level! Their massive ICE! featuring Frosty the Snowman, display is enough but then they add in Santa’s Wild Workshop Snow Tubing, Gingy’s Gingerbread Decorating, the amazing decorations throughout the resort and more and this is one heck of a fun activity! Reserve Tickets here.
2. 12 Days of Christmas
November 22 – January 4, 2015
The garden will come alive in the evening during these special illuminated showings. Guests will have the rare opportunity to stroll the garden at night as they view The 12 Days of Christmas exhibit and enjoy Victorian-inspired carolers and special holiday refreshments. Reserve Tickets here.
3. Panther Island Ice
November 21, 2014 – January 19, 2015
Panther Island Ice will be Fort Worth’s FIRST outdoor ice skating rink. Complete with real ice, Panther Island Ice will offer public skating, Santa Claus appearances, seasonal music and fun for all ages. Come out this season and make ice skating a new holiday tradition!
4. The Trains at NorthPark
November 22, 2014 – January 4, 2015
All aboard! On November 22, Trains at NorthPark takes off on its annual journey, delighting families and spreading holiday cheer. Come experience new exhibits and classic favorites in a magical winter wonderland! Buy Tickets here.
5. A Christmas Carol
November 25 – December 27, 2014
‘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. 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. Reserve tickets here.
6. Gift of Lights
November 26, 2014 – January 1, 2015
Bring your family to the 2014 Gift of Lights at Texas Motor Speedway! Gift of Lights is back and the fun is bigger, better and brighter than ever before. Get the entire family into the Christmas spirit with over 600 unique LED light displays! Reserve tickets here.
7. The Nutcracker
November 28 – December 7, 2014
Texas Ballet Theater ushers in the holiday season with its traditional performance of The Nutcracker. They are offering this performance at two locations: The Winspear Opera House and Bass Performance hall. Reserve tickets here.
8. Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer
December 16 – 21, 2014
The most famous reindeer of all comes to stage in an adorable musical. Reserve tickets here.
9. North Pole Express
Weekends starting November 28 – December 23, 2014
Take a train ride back in time with music, sleigh bells and a visit from Santa will make this such a sweet experience. Reserve tickets here.
10. Fort Worth Parade of Lights
November 28, 2014
The 32nd Annual Nighttime parade along the streets of downtown Fort Worth features over 100 lighted entries. Reserve tickets here.
11. Sparkle! Christmas at the Anatole!
November 28, 2014 – January 4, 2015
Set inside the Hilton Anatole’s Trinity Hall, amid a tapestry of twinkling lights and fantastic decorations, Sparkle! Christmas at the Anatole offers the ultimate family holiday experience during the most wonderful time of year. Reserve tickets here.
12. Christmas at the Dallas Symphony Orchestra
December 6-21, 2014
The Dallas Symphony Orchestra has several amazing concerts planned for the whole month of December. Be sure to check out their schedule and make a plan to see one. Reserve tickets here.