December Events in DFW

    Addison

    Vitruvian Lights

    ·       Free

    ·       Visit the spectacular lights at Vitruvian Park, free parking is available on the premises.

    ·       Vitruvian Park

    ·       http://www.vitruvianpark.com/events/event-calendar/2018-12/

    ·       Lights will be up through January 1st.

     Allen

    Letters to Santa- Through December 10

    ·       All Day

    ·       Joe Farmer Recreation Center

    ·       FREE

    ·       Letters will be delivered to Santa and he will send a personal letter to your home!

    ·       Ages 1-12

    ·       https://www.cityofallen.org/Calendar.aspx?EID=6386&month=12&year=2018&day=1&calType=0

    5K Rudolph Run & .5K Donner Dash- December 1

    ·       $15-$30

    ·       7 a.m.- 10 a.m.

    ·       Downtown Allen

    ·       Top 3 runners for each gender and age division of the Rudolph Run will receive a medal

    ·       https://www.cityofallen.org/Calendar.aspx?EID=6393&month=12&year=2018&day=1&calType=0

    Holiday Express- December 7

    ·       $5; FREE admission with unwrapped toy

    ·       6 p.m.- 8 p.m.

    ·       Joe Farmer Recreation Center

    ·       Experience multi-cultural holiday activities, crafts and Santa photo opp!

    ·       https://www.cityofallen.org/Calendar.aspx?EID=6388&month=12&year=2018&day=7&calType=0

    Swim with Santa- December 21

    ·       $10

    ·       5:45 p.m.- 7:45 p.m.

    ·       Don Rodenbaugh Natatorium

    ·       Parents swim free with each paid child, open to ages 1-12

    ·       https://www.cityofallen.org/Calendar.aspx?EID=6390&month=12&year=2018&day=21&calType=0

    Argyle

    Deck the Halls at Canyon Falls- December 1

    ·       Free

    ·       2pm to 4pm

    ·       Come visit Santa Claus, Mrs. Claus and one of Santa’s reindeer! Hot chocolate and s’mores will be available for purchase.

    ·       Canyon Falls Club

    ·       https://www.eventbrite.com/e/deck-the-halls-at-canyon-falls-tickets-52280814323?aff=ebdssbdestsearch

    Argyle Tree Lighting Festival- Dec 1

    ·       Free – Donations Requested

    ·       Snowhill tubing, face painting, musical performance by The Poor Kings & Argyle High School Choir, also free pictures with Santa! The Grinch will make an appearance as well. Dinner will be available for purchase.

    ·       Argyle Firehouse 511, S Gibbons Rd

    ·       https://familyeguide.com/event/argyle-christmas-tree-lighting/

     

    Carrollton

    An Old-Fashioned Christmas- December 7

    ·       FREE

    ·       6 p.m.- 8:30 p.m.

    ·       A.W. Perry Homestead Museum

    ·       Victorian carolers and Santa Claus with cookies, ornament crafts and merry making

    ·       https://www.cityofcarrollton.com/Home/Components/Calendar/Event/32304/20?curm=12&cury=2018

    Santa on the Square- December 8

    ·       Cost: $12 pre-registered, $15 day of

    ·       10:30 a.m.- 4 p.m.

    ·       Downtown Carrollton

    ·       Free pancakes, free photos with santa, live reindeer, snow globe, live music, crafts, face painting and stilt walkers

    ·       https://www.cityofcarrollton.com/departments/departments-g-p/parks-recreation/downtown-carrollton/santa-on-the-square#ad-image-0

    Carrollton Snow Globe- December 15

    ·       FREE

    ·       11 a.m.- 3 p.m.

    ·       Downtown Carrollton

    ·       Take a photo in the 15-foot Carrollton snow globe, bring your own photographer

    ·       https://www.cityofcarrollton.com/Home/Components/Calendar/Event/32308/20?curm=12&cury=2018

    Celina

    Christmas on the Square- December 5

    ·       Free

    ·       Celina’s historic downtown square

    ·       5 pm to 8pm

    ·       https://www.celina-tx.gov/Calendar.aspx?EID=882&month=12&year=2018&day=5&calType=0

    ·       Goodies available for purchase, bring a camera for a photo with Santa, tree lighting ceremony will begin at 7pm.

    Coppell

    Holiday Tree Lighting- December 1

    ·       Free

    ·       6:30pm to 9pm

    ·       Follow the lighted parade to Town Center to countdown to the lighting of the tree and enjoy some holiday treats.

    ·       Coppell Town Center Plaza

    ·       http://www.coppelltx.gov/holidays

    Dallas

    Dallas Holiday Parade- December 1

    ·       FREE, premiere seats from $20

    ·       Starts at Union Station under Reunion Tower, ends by the convention center

    ·       Starts at 10 a.m.

    ·       http://dallasholidayparade.com/

    The 12 Days of Christmas at the Arboretum- Through December 31

    ·       Tickets from $10-$20

    ·       Open each day, open Wednesday-Sunday nights and Monday and Tuesday the 17th and 18th from 6 p.m.- 9 p.m.

    ·       Exhibit featuring 25-ft Victorian style gazebos decorated for 12 Days of Christmas

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

    Flower Mound

    Breakfast with Santa- December 1

    ·       $5/kid and $7/adult for CAC members, $6/child and $8/adult non CAC members

    ·       Children up to 10 years and adults

    ·       8 a.m.- 9 a.m. or 9:30 a.m.- 10:30 a.m.

    ·       Community Activity Center

    Gingerbread House Decorating- December 1

    ·       $24 CAC members, $26 non CAC members

    ·       All ages

    ·       2 p.m.- 4 p.m.

    ·       House and materials will be provided, please register before event

    For both events: https://www.flower-mound.com/112/Special-Events

    Christmas Parade & Tree Lighting Ceremony- December 8

    ·       FREE

    ·       6 p.m.- 9 p.m.

    ·       Spinks Rd. to Gerault Park

    ·       Parade leading to tree lighting, choir performances, Santa, local vendors, food trucks and more

    ·       https://www.flower-mound.com/parade

    Grand Prairie

    Prairie Lights- Through December 30

    ·       Tickets from $35

    ·       Sunday- Thursday (non-holidays and non-prime days) 6 p.m.- 9 p.m.; Friday- Saturday (holidays and prime days) 6 p.m.- 10 p.m., Holidays and prime days 6 p.m.- 10 p.m.

    ·       Drive through 4 million lights in a 2 mile path

    ·       https://prairielights.org/

    Grapevine

    Christmas Capital of Texas!- many events at grapevinetexasusa.com

    Ft. Worth

    Christmas in the Stockyards- December 1

    ·        FREE

    ·       Stockyards National Historic District

    ·       11:30 a.m.- 10 p.m.

    ·       Events happening throughout the day including face painting, pictures, carolers, live music, story time, etc.

    ·       https://www.fortworthstockyards.com/events/cits-2018

    Walkin’ in a Western Wonderland- Weekends of 7-9, 14-16, and 21-23

    ·       12 p.m.- 5 p.m.

    ·       FREE

    ·       Photos with Santa, Legends of Texas Gunfights, Mrs. Claus story time, cowboy poetry

    ·       Ft. Worth Stockyards

    ·       https://www.fortworthstockyards.com/events/2018/western-wonderland-ppefa

    Keller

    December Night Hike- December 3

    ·       FREE

    ·       6 p.m.

    ·       Keller Sports Park

    ·       Wear close-toed shoes, bring water and a flashlight

    ·       https://www.cityofkeller.com/live-work/special-events

    Coffee with a Cop- December 4

    ·       FREE

    ·       9 a.m.- 10 a.m.

    ·       DeVivo Bros. Eatery

    ·       Stop by to chat with Keller Police officers

    ·       https://www.cityofkeller.com/live-work/special-events

    SantaPaws Craft for HSSNT- December 4

    ·       FREE

    ·       4:30 p.m.- 6 p.m.

    ·       Keller Public Library

    ·       Make toys for dogs and cats out of fleece for the Humane Society of North Texas, make 5 and take one for your own pet, age 11+, materials will be provided

    ·       https://www.cityofkeller.com/live-work/special-events

    3 above events: https://www.cityofkeller.com/live-work/special-events

    Holly Days- December 7

    ·       FREE, cost to get into Jingle Bell Zone is one non-perishable item

    ·       6 p.m.- 10 p.m.

    ·       Keller Town Center

    ·       Parade, lighting of the Christmas tree, Santa, stage entertainment, 2 lane snow hill, arts and crafts, concessions, etc.

    ·       https://www.cityofkeller.com/services/parks-recreation/parks-recreation-special-events/holly-days-at-keller-town-center

    Keller

    Coffee With a Cop – December 4

    ·       Free

    ·       9am – 10am

    ·       Stop by DeVivos Bros. Eatery to meet up and chat with your Keller Police officers.

    ·       Devivos Bros. Eatery

    ·       https://www.cityofkeller.com/live-work/special-events

    SantaPaws Craft for HSNT- December 4

    ·       Free

    ·       4:30pm – 6pm

    ·       Keller Public Library

    ·       Make toys for dogs or cats with fleece provided at this event benefiting the Humane Society of North Texas. For ages 11+

    ·       https://www.cityofkeller.com/live-work/special-events

    Holly Days: Christmas at Keller Town Center – December 7

    ·       Free – Cost to enter Jinglebell Zone is one non-perishable food item

    ·       6pm – 10pm

    ·       Keller Town Center

    ·       Enjoy tons of fun activities including fireworks, tree lighting, and a snowhill!

    ·       https://www.cityofkeller.com/services/parks-recreation/parks-recreation-special-events/holly-days-at-keller-town-center

    Lewisville

    Old Town Holiday Stroll- December 1

    ·       Free

    ·       8am -9pm

    ·       Day filled with holiday festivities! See website for schedule of activities.

    ·       https://www.cityoflewisville.com/about-us/city-departments/community-relations-tourism/special-events-festivals/holiday-stroll

     

    Little Elm

    Christmas at the Beach – December 1-2, December 8-9

    ·       Free

    ·       December 1 & 8 / 6pm – 10pm

    ·       December 2 & 9 / 2pm – 8pm

    ·       Little Elm Park

    ·       Sip on some hot cocoa while enjoying festivities in the park, including fireworks, carols, and live music. See event website for more details.

    ·       https://www.littleelm.org/1084/Christmas-at-the-Beach

    Prosper

    Prosper Christmas Festival – December 1

    ·       Free

    ·       2pm – 6pm

    ·       Frontier Park

    ·       This festive event includes shopping, food trucks, a petting zoo and much more!

    ·       https://www.prospertx.gov/residents/parks-recreation/special-events/

    Roanoke

    Roanoke’s Old-Fashioned Christmas – December 1

    ·       Free

    ·       5pm – 9pm

    ·       Parade begins on Oak Street, after parade head to the Roanoke Recreation Center

    ·       Victorian Christmas Parade including strolling carolers and carriage rides. Then head to Rec Center for crafts, photos with Santa, and refreshments!

    ·       https://roanoketexas.com/Calendar.aspx?EID=4250&month=12&year=2018&day=30&calType=0

    The Colony

    Holiday in the Park – December 1

    ·       Free – Pictures with Santa $2 each

    ·       2pm – 5pm

    ·       Location varies per activity, see event website

    ·       Activities include pictures with Santa, parade of lights, music performances, and more!

    ·       https://www.thecolonytx.gov/832/Holiday-in-the-Park

    Christmas Spectacular Light Show – December 1 – January 5

    ·       Free

    ·       5:30pm – 10:30pm Sunday – Thursday / 5:30pm – 10:50pm Friday – Saturday

    ·       Central Fire Station, 4900 Blair Oaks Dr

    ·       Beautiful light show choreographed to music!

    ·       https://www.thecolonytx.gov/834/Christmas-Spectacular

     

    Trophy Club

    Christmas in the Park – December 8

    ·       Free

    ·       6:30pm – 8:30pm

    ·       Independence Field, 501 Parkview Dr

    ·       Christmas tree lighting, pictures with Santa, carols, and FREE Starbucks coffee, hot chocolate and sweets!

    ·       http://www.trophyclub.org/departments/parks-and-recreation/special-events/christmas-in-the-park.html

     

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