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Dallas Fort Worth Holiday Events 2015

If you're looking for things to do over the holidays, such as Dallas Heritage Village Candlelight Christmas, Christmas on Main Street, Grapevine, Holiday at the Arboretum and much more, be sure to check out these Holiday Events below.

For more holiday events & "non-holiday" events, check out our Event Calendar for all the scoop!

6th Annual Jingle Bell Run

Date of event: 12/05/2015

Event Begins at: 07:00:00AM

Location Name: The Square in Downtown Garland

Location Address: 625 Austin Street Garland, TX 75040 Click for Google Map

Description: Run it, walk it, skip it...Just don’t miss it!!! The Naaman Forest Class of 2016 will be hosting the 7th Annual JINGLE BELL RUN at the Historic Downtown Garland Square on Saturday, December 5th. A great way to kick off the holiday season! Vendor booths & family fun!!! This 5k fun run event benefits the Garland Pet Adoption Center too!

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A Natural Winter

This event occurs Daily from 12/01/2015 to 12/31/2015

Location Name: Texas Discovery Gardens at Fair Park

Location Address: 3601 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd Dallas, TX 75210 Click for Google Map

Description: Our lobby gets transformed into a natural winter wonderland as we celebrate this stunning season. Enjoy crafts and activities throughout the month.

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Annual Holiday Tour of Homes

This event occurs Daily from 12/05/2015 to 12/06/2015

Cost: $20 in advance/$25 at the door

Location Name: Chestnut Square

Location Address: 315 S. Chestnut St. McKinney, TX 75069  Click for Google Map

Description: Every year five or six homes and historic structures are decorated for Christmas and opened for the tour. The proceeds from ticket sales and an annual raffle are a major component of the ongoing operation of Chestnut Square. Sat @10am - 5pm, Sun @ 12pm - 5pm. Also in conjunction with this event, check out the free-to-attend craft bazaar and the tea luncheon ($15).

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Believe! Holiday Races

Date of event: 11/28/2015

Event Begins at: 07:00:00AM

Ages: Any

Location Name: Mitchell Park, Historic Downtown McKinney

Location Address: Mitchell park is located one block west of the McKinney downtown square. On the corner of Louisiana Street and Church Street.

Description: Enjoy an early morning run or stroll through McKinney's charming historic district doing a 1 Mile, 5K and 10K course. Proceeds benefit Holy family School. The Great Santa Chase takes place before the races and is free for all kids. Check the web link for details on registration. and packet pick-up for those who've already registered. Races starts around 8 a.m. We encourage you to bring the family, run off the turkey dinner!

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Birds Christmas Tree at the Fort Worth Botanic Gardens

Date of event: 12/05/2015

Event Time: 11:00:00 AM till 12:30:00 PM

Location Name: Fort Worth Botanic Garden

Location Address: 3220 Botanic Garden Blvd. Fort Worth, TX 76107 Click for Google Map

Description: Share your holiday gift giving with our feathered friends! Children of all ages are invited to make biodegradable bird treats ahead of time and bring them to the event to hang in the Garden’s Grove, providing food for wildlife and a little holiday cheer! This free event, complete with music and entertainment, is one of Fort Worth’s oldest holiday traditions.

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Breakfast with the Elves

Date of event: 12/05/2015

Event Begins at: 10:00:00AM

Cost: Free

Location Name: KaJiN Farm

Location Address: 3221 CR 2508 Caddo Mills, TX 75135 Click for Google Map

Description: What's more fun than Doughnuts and Apple Cider with Elves and writing a wish list to Santa?

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Candlelight Picture Perfect at Dallas Heritage Village

This event occurs Daily from 12/12/2015 to 12/13/2015

Event Time: 03:00:00 PM till 09:00:00 PM

Cost: Tickets available on line: Adults $12.00 Children 4-12 $8.00 Seniors $10.00

Location Name: Dallas Heritage Village at Old City Park

Location Address: 1515 S Harwood, Dallas, TX 75215 Click for Google Map

Description: Bring the family and experience Dallas holidays from 1840 to 1910. Carriage rides, games & activities for kids, pictures with St Nicholas, carolers and much more! Dinner and concessions available for extra cost.

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Celebrate the Holidays at Klyde Warren Park

Date of event: 12/05/2015

Event Time: 12:00:00 PM till 06:00:00 PM

Ages: All Ages

Location Name: Klyde Warren Park

Location Address: Woodall Rodgers Freeway and North Olive Street Dallas, TX

Description: Activities through out the day will include: Free photos with Santa and Mrs. Claus; Live reindeer; Holiday kids’ crafts; A mailbox to send letters to Santa; Face painting; Food trucks; Activities and demonstrations from our Dallas arts and cultural friends and neighbors; Holiday music entertainment; A tree lighting of the Klyde Warren Park Christmas tree. The celebration culminates with the lighting of our tree at 5:45 pm!

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Charles Duke Singing Group at Milan Gallery

Date of event: 12/20/2015

Event Begins at: 12:00:00PM

Cost: Free

Ages: All Ages

Location Name: Milan Gallery

Location Address: 505 Houston Street, Fort Worth TX Click for Google Map

Description: Be sure to get here early! Carolers will start at 1pm sharp! Enjoy your favorite Christmas songs, with Charles Duke leading the carolers on piano. 12PM – Hot Chocolate Social, 1Pm – Music and Singing Begin. We hope to share this great gallery tradition with you! Invite your friends and family, and afterward go see Santa in the Sundance Square Plaza.

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Christkindl Market

This event occurs Daily from 11/27/2015 to 12/23/2015

Cost: Free Admission

Ages: All Ages

Location Name: North side of the Ballpark

Location Address: 1000 Ballpark Way Ste 400 Arlington, TX 76011 Click for Google Map

Description: Texas Christkindl Market is an enchanting Christmas market in the spirit of markets held throughout Germany during the holiday season. Features Texas-German cuisine, like brats, goulash, potato pancakes, gingerbread, baked goods, Gluhwein and German beers. And of course plenty of live entertainment and shopping! Celebrate the season with unique handmade gifts, artwork and clothing: cuckoo clocks, nutcrackers, steins, ornaments, collectibles, jewelry and more. FREE admission and parking.

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Christmas Bird Count for Kids

Date of event: 12/26/2015

Event Begins at: 09:00:00AM

Location Name: Lewisville Lake Environmental Learning Area

Location Address: 201 E. Jones Street, Lewsiville TX Click for Google Map

Description:

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Christmas in Downtown Carrollton

This event occurs each Week on Saturday from 12/05/2015 to 12/19/2015

Cost: Free

Ages: All ages

Location Name: Historic Downtown Carrollton

Description:

Christmas in the Ft Worth Stockyards

Date of event: 12/05/2015

Event Time: 11:30:00 AM till 05:00:00 PM

Cost: Free

Ages: All ages

Location Name: Ft Worth Historic Stockyards

Location Address: 121 E Exchange Ave, Ft Worth, TX Click for Google Map

Description: Activities Include: COW-CAMP presented by the Fort Worth Herd, The 92.1 Hank FM Party Patrol, Live music with local children’s choirs Coloring contest at Texas Cowboy Hall of Fame, Holiday face painter, Games and fun Cowboy Santa pictures (bring your own camera), Armadillo Races and chicken roping Fort Worth Herd Cattle Drive. Stockyards Christmas Parade begins at 4pm. Stockyards Tree Lighting and caroling – following the parade

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Christmas in the Park

Date of event: 12/19/2015

Event Begins at: 08:30:00AM

Location Name: Fair Park Automobile Building

Description: Benefiting the S.M. Wright Foundation, a nonprofit supporting inner city underpriveledged children.

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Christmas on Main Street Grapevine

This event occurs Daily from 11/27/2015 to 12/20/2015

Cost: Free

Ages: All ages

Location Name: Main Street

Location Address: Grapevine, TX

Description: 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. The ride will take you through the seasonally decorated historic neighborhoods on the east side of Main Street. Rides are $1 per person, per ride, proceeds benefit the historic preservation of Nash Farm. Christmas on Main hours: Fri @ 2pm - 5pm; Sat @ 12pm - 5pm; Sun @1pm - 4pm.

Christmas on the Square

Date of event: 12/05/2015

Event Time: 11:00:00 PM till 04:00:00 PM

Cost: Free

Ages: All ages

Location Name: Historic Downtown Weatherford

Location Address: 1 Courthouse Square Weatherford, TX 76086  Click for Google Map

Description: Christmas on the Square is a good ol’ fashion community event. There are lots of Children’s Activities, choirs singing, food booths, craft booths, gift ideas and so much more!

Christmas on the Square Celina

Date of event: 12/02/2015

Event Time: 06:00:00 PM till 09:00:00 PM

Cost: Free

Ages: All Ages

Location Name: Historic Downtown Celina

Location Address: Celina, TX

Description: Live reindeer, "Snowzilla" tube ride, World's largest snowman bounce house, choir performances, carousel rides, Cupcakes with Mrs. Claus, bring your camera for pictures with Santa, hot cocoa and more!

Christmas Past Exhibit

This event occurs Daily from 11/27/2015 to 12/30/2015

Event Time: 11:00:00 AM till 04:00:00 PM

Cost: FREE ADMISSION

Ages: All Ages

Location Name: Collin County Historical Society & Museum (Old Post Office Building)

Location Address: 300 E. Virginia Parkway, McKinney TX Click for Google Map

Description: Explore a vintage showcase of artifacts from Christmases past. For a list of exhibits,click the link. Also, kids can drop letters to Santa in the North Pole Express delivery box at this historic post office. Letters to Santa exhibit ends Dec 23rd. EXHIBIT CLOSED: Dec 24th, 25th, 31th, and Jan 1st. Open Tues - Sat ONLY.

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Christmas Program

Date of event: 12/13/2015

Event Begins at: 08:30:00AM

Cost: Free

Ages: All ages

Location Name: Our Savior Lutheran Church

Location Address: 2708 Virginia Pkwy Mckinney, TX 75071 Click for Google Map

Description: Join us for our annual Christmas Program featuring our lovely Choir and the Dallas Brass (not Imperial Brass). Both 8:30am and 11:00am services will be identical. Invite your friends to enjoy the musical elements of this Christmas season.

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Christmas Tree Lighting

Date of event: 12/05/2015

Event Time: 06:00:00 PM till 08:00:00 PM

Cost: Free

Ages: All ages

Location Name: Rockwall City Hall

Location Address: 385. S. Goliad, Rockwall Texas 75087  Click for Google Map

Description: Come for an evening of old fashioned holiday fun and music! Celebrate the Annual Christmas Tree Lighting on the lawn at City Hall. There will be craft making in Santa's Workshop, free cookies, hot chocolate, coffee, and live Christmas music. Jolly ole St. Nick will stop by to visit.

Christmas Tree Lighting & Laser Light Show

Date of event: 11/27/2015

Event Begins at: 06:15:00PM

Cost: Free

Ages: All Ages

Location Address: located on the Kentucky Street side of MPAC, McKinney TX

Description: The lights on the community Christmas tree will officially be turned on at 6:15 p.m. when you'll also enjoy a laser light show and candlelight shopping on the square.

Dallas City Lights

Date of event: 11/21/2015

Event Time: 03:00:00 PM till 08:00:00 PM

Cost: FREE

Ages: All Ages

Location Name: Main Street Garden

Location Address: 1902 Main Street Dallas, TX 75201 Click for Google Map

Description: City Lights kicks of the holidays with a “Holiday Festival” Downtown along Main Street that continues throughout the evening. Enjoy family-friendly activities including: an outdoor market, face painting, ornament making, musical performances, concessions and much more. City Lights Opening Night marks the lighting of the official Downtown tree and a special arrival from Santa that you won’t want to miss.

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Dive Into The Holidays With The Octonauts At SEA LIFE Grapevine

This event occurs Daily from 12/05/2015 to 12/20/2015

Event Time: 10:00:00 AM till 09:00:00 AM

Cost: Admission is $20 for adults, $16 for children ages 3 to 12, and free for kids 2 and under. To purch

Location Name: Sea Life Grapevine

Location Address: 3000 Grapevine Mills Parkway Grapevine, Texas 76051 Click for Google Map

Description: Dive into the holidays with the Octonauts, the team of undersea adventure heroes from the hit animated TV show. Young fans will embark on a holiday-themed mission, learn what it takes to become a member of the Octonauts crew and meet Captain Barnacles and Kwazii. Included in the price of admission, the Octonauts adventure at SEA LIFE Grapevine takes place daily from December 5 through 20.

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Fair Park Annual Tree Lighting Festival

Date of event: 12/03/2015

Event Time: 06:00:00 PM till 10:00:00 PM

Cost: Free

Ages: All Ages

Location Name: Fair Park

Location Address: 2nd Avenue, Dallas TX Click for Google Map

Description: This holiday event delights visitors with strolling Victorian carolers, holiday music, carriage & train rides, photos with Santa, arts & crafts, reindeer petting area, and an exciting Laser light show highlights the night!

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Gingerbread House Decorating

Date of event: 12/06/2015

Event Time: 02:00:00 PM till 04:00:00 PM

Cost: Price is per gingerbread house.

Ages: All Ages

Location Name: Community Activity Center Multipurpose Rooms

Location Address: 1200 Gerault Rd, Flower Mound, TX 75028 Click for Google Map

Description: Create holiday memories by joining other families at the CAC for gingerbread house decorating. Recreation staff will provide the gingerbread house, many different decorating materials, and holiday treats. Pre-registration is required. To request a pre-built house to decorate, please call 972.874.6284 by November 30.

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Grapevine Carol of Lights

Date of event: 11/23/2015

Cost: Free

Ages: All Ages

Location Name: Town Square Gazebo

Location Address: 300 Block of Main Street Historic Downtown Grapevine

Description: See Grapevine Mayor William D. Tate flip the switch that transforms Historic Downtown Grapevine into the Christmas Capital of Texas. The city will be illuminated with more than one million lights along Main Street in Historic Downtown Grapevine. Guests will enjoy musical performances and hot chocolate will be available.

Ho Ho Ho Run

Date of event: 12/05/2015

Event Begins at: 07:45:00AM

Cost: $30/Adults; $20/Children 12 & under

Ages: All Ages

Location Name: Fair Park

Location Address: 2nd Avenue, Dallas

Description: This is a fun run the whole family cannot miss! Help us fill Dallas with more Santa Clauses than you’ve ever seen. This is an un-timed fun run that will make memories for all your family, friends and neighbors. You ask how will be done? It is very simple. Every entrant from child to grandparent will receive a full Santa suit with their entry. Pants, Jacket, hat and beard! Let’s get our Santa on!

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Holiday Delights at Fair Park

This event occurs Daily from 12/03/2015 to 12/06/2015

Cost: Free

Ages: All Ages

Location Name: Fair Park

Location Address: 2nd Street, Dallas

Description: Free festival and market. Enjoy a tree-lighting ceremony, carolers, arts and crafts, carriage and train rides, petting zoo, snow hill, Christmas cabaret performance by Denise Lee and Friends ... and photos with Santa! Dec. 3-6. Free parking.

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Holiday Lighting Festival of Denton

Date of event: 12/04/2015

Event Time: 05:30:00 PM till 09:30:00 PM

Ages: All ages

Location Name: Denton Historic Courthouse

Location Address: 110 West Hickory Street, Denton TX Click for Google Map

Description: Join us for a cheerful evening on the Square. There will be plenty of live local music, food, family fun and joyful holiday spirit for this one-of-a-kind community event!

Holiday Pajama Storytime

Date of event: 12/17/2015

Event Time: 06:30:00 PM till 07:30:00 PM

Cost: Free

Ages: children 4-8 years old.

Location Name: Lake Arlington Branch

Location Address: 4000 W. Green Oaks Blvd., Arlington, TX 76016 Click for Google Map

Description: Celebrate the holidays with a special pajama story time. Children are encouraged to dress in their favorite cozy PJs and bring a furry friend as we read stories, sing songs, and make a special craft. Families are welcome, and the stories are geared for children 4-8 years old.

Holiday Performances @ Sundance Square 2015

This event occurs Daily from 12/09/2015 to 12/22/2015

Event Time: 11:00:00 AM till 01:00:00 PM

Cost: Free

Ages: All Ages

Location Name: Sundance Square Plaza

Location Address: 312 Houston St., Ft Worth Click for Google Map

Description: Come listen to the sounds of the holidays from local choirs. Click the link for performance details & dates.

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Holiday Tea

This event occurs Daily from 11/27/2015 to 01/03/2016

Ages: For adults only.

Location Name: Dallas Arboretum

Location Address: 8525 Garland Rd Dallas, TX 75218 Click for Google Map

Description: To enhance your holiday experience at the Arboretum enjoy a magical setting in the DeGolyer Garden Cafe and Tea Room for Holiday Tea at 11am and 2pm daily. Call 214-515-6511 for your reservations.

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Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony

Date of event: 12/05/2015

Event Time: 06:30:00 PM till 08:00:00 PM

Cost: Free Admission

Ages: All ages

Location Name: Farmers Branch Historical Park

Location Address: 2540 Farmers Branch Lane, Farmer's Branch Click for Google Map

Description: You are able to countdown the official lighting of the Farmers Branch Christmas Tree and then witness another great firework show! This night also includes a visit from Santa, a snow hill for tubing, a FREE Kidzone, an opportunity to write a letter to Santa, holiday treats for everyone and much, much more!

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Holidays at the Heard

This event occurs Daily from 12/18/2015 to 12/19/2015

Event Time: 06:30:00 PM till 09:00:00 PM

Location Name: Heard Natural Science Museum and Wildlife Sanctuary

Location Address: 1 Nature Place McKinney, TX 75069 Click for Google Map

Description: Guests will see lights and holiday décor along a half mile Heard nature trail. In keeping with the Heard’s role as a nature preserve, this light display is designed to enhance, rather than overpower, the sanctuary’s natural beauty. Children and the young at heart will enjoy the opportunity to have a photo taken with Father Christmas and Mother Nature in a festive setting. Hot beverages and treats will be available for purchase. Family-friendly entertainment will complement the holiday atmosphere. Local musicians will delight audiences with live holiday music in the Heard outdoor amphitheater.

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Holidays at the Heard

Date of event: 12/12/2015

Event Time: 06:30:00 PM till 09:00:00 PM

Location Name: Heard Natural Science Museum and Wildlife Sanctuary

Location Address: 1 Nature Place McKinney, TX 75069 Click for Google Map

Description: Guests will see lights and holiday décor along a half mile Heard nature trail. In keeping with the Heard’s role as a nature preserve, this light display is designed to enhance, rather than overpower, the sanctuary’s natural beauty. Children and the young at heart will enjoy the opportunity to have a photo taken with Father Christmas and Mother Nature in a festive setting. Hot beverages and treats will be available for purchase. Family-friendly entertainment will complement the holiday atmosphere. Local musicians will delight audiences with live holiday music in the Heard outdoor amphitheater.

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Holidays at the Hearth

Date of event: 12/05/2015

Event Time: 01:00:00 PM till 04:00:00 PM

Ages: All ages

Location Name: Log Cabin Village

Location Address: 2100 Log Cabin Village Lane (across from the Fort Worth Zoo), Fort Worth.

Description: Enjoy holiday music, string popcorn, spin the dreidel, and more! You can even have your photo taken with our historic St. Nick ($5 fee for photo and folder). No reservations required. Cost is regular Village admission plus a $2 craft fee if you would like to make an ornament.

Home for the Holidays 2015..A McKinney Christmas

This event occurs Daily from 11/27/2015 to 11/29/2015

Event Time: 10:00:00 AM till 08:00:00 PM

Cost: Free Admission

Ages: All Ages

Location Name: Historic Downtown McKinney

Location Address: 111 N. Tennessee St. McKinney, TX 75069 Click for Google Map

Description: Live entertainment, family activities for all ages, food galore and chance to finish all that holiday shopping in one place with over 100 boutiques, art galleries, bookstores, apparel, gifts and antiques! Fri & Sat 10am to 8pm and Sun noon to 5pm

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Hulen Park Tree Lighting Ceremony

Date of event: 11/23/2015

Event Begins at: 06:30:00PM

Location Name: Hulen Park

Location Address: 900 S Hillsboro Cleburne, TX 76033 Click for Google Map

Description: Over 3 ½ million lights lit at 7:00pm Santa & Mrs. Claus in attendance. Performance by Texas Tradition Chorus at 6:30pm

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Illumination Celebration

This event occurs Daily from 11/27/2015 to 12/24/2015

Cost: Free

Ages: All ages

Location Name: Galleria Mall

Location Address: 13350 Dallas Pky, Dallas, TX 75380  Click for Google Map

Description: The nation’s tallest indoor Christmas tree illuminates in grand fashion for a special tree lighting choreographed to magical sounds of the season. Daily at noon, 2 p.m., 4 p.m., 6 p.m., and 8 p.m. (No 8 p.m. shows on Sunday)

Jingle Bell Run

Date of event: 12/05/2015

Cost: Free to spectators; admission fee to run.

Location Name: Burnett Park

Location Address: 501 W. 7th Street Fort Worth, TX 76102 Click for Google Map

Description: Jingle Bell Run/Walk is a fun, festive event for the whole family! Put on your reindeer antlers and your running shoes and come join us for some holiday cheer. Complete with food, drinks, Santa's Village for kids of all ages, live music, prizes and giveaways. One Mile Fun Run/Walk (Reindeer Run/Walk) or the 5k Run/Walk There is something for everyone! Rather spend that winter evening at home in your jammies in front of the fireplace? You can do that and still support the Arthritis Foundation. Sign up for 'Jingle in Your Jammies at Home'

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Jingle Bells on Bishop

This event occurs Daily from 12/04/2015 to 12/05/2015

Cost: Free

Ages: All Ages

Location Name: Bishop Arts District

Location Address: intersection of Davis and Bishop Streets, Dallas

Description: Entertainment for the whole family will be on hand in the form of carolers and live music…and Santa will make an appearance to hear exactly what’s on your wish list. HOURS: Fri @ 5pm - 9p; Sat @ 10am - 9pm.

Kids Create for the Holidays at Walls of Clay

Date of event: 11/21/2015

Event Begins at: 10:30:00AM

Cost: typical fee is $20 + tax (price is dependent upon project

Ages: Kinder –Teens

Location Name: Walls of Clay

Location Address: 211 N. Kentucky McKinney, TX 75069  Click for Google Map

Description: Upcoming Kids Create! Join us to make some holiday creations. Projects are kiln based and vary between painting pottery, clay sculpting and glass fusing. Projects will be scaled for age appropriateness. Kids Create! is a drop off event that lasts approximately 60 minutes

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Kids Create for the Holidays at Walls of Clay

Date of event: 12/19/2015

Event Begins at: 10:30:00AM

Cost: typical fee is $20 + tax (price is dependent upon project

Ages: Kinder –Teens

Location Name: Walls of Clay

Location Address: 211 N. Kentucky McKinney, TX 75069  Click for Google Map

Description: Upcoming Kids Create! Join us to make some holiday creations. Projects are kiln based and vary between painting pottery, clay sculpting and glass fusing. Projects will be scaled for age appropriateness. Kids Create! is a drop off event that lasts approximately 60 minutes

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Krakatuk: A Nutcracker Prequel

Date of event: 12/12/2015

Cost: $15 Adults, $10 Children 12 and under/Seniors 65 and up

Location Name: McKinney North High School

Location Address: 2550 Wilmeth Rd McKinney TX 75071 Click for Google Map

Description: Join the Youth Ballet of Texas, with students from the Texas Youth Ballet Conservatory, in the 5th annual production of Krakatuk: A Nutcracker Prequel . This story ballet, narrated by the award-winning actor Steve Iwanski, explains the mystery of how a young man helped a princess and became hopelessly entwined in a mouse queen's curse on a royal family.

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KwanzaaFest

This event occurs Daily from 12/12/2015 to 12/13/2015

Cost: Free

Location Name: Automobile Building at Fair Park

Location Address: 1010 First Ave, Fair Park, Dallas Click for Google Map

Description: KwanzaaFest has maintained its FREE admission to the public, thanks to our vast number of sponsors. KwanzaaFest is Sat from 10am-7pm and Sun from 11am-6pm in the Automobile Building at Fair Park, Dallas.

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Letters to Santa

This event occurs Daily from 12/17/2015 to 12/24/2015

Event Time: 11:00:00 AM till 04:00:00 PM

Cost: Free

Ages: All Ages

Location Name: Klyde Warren Park

Location Address: 2012 Woodall Rogers Freeway, Dallas TX Click for Google Map

Description: Drop your letter in the mailbox and the park elves will be sure to get your message to the big guy!

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Light in the Darkness

This event occurs Daily from 12/04/2015 to 12/05/2015

Cost: Free

Ages: All Ages

Location Name: First Baptist Church Grapevine

Location Address: 301 E. Texas St. Grapevine, TX 76051 Click for Google Map

Description: Light in the Darkness is one of the many avenues FBC Grapevine will use during the Christmas Season to share the hope of Jesus. It will be a parade of professionally decorated Christmas trees located in the foyer of the church that display the entire Christmas story. Elements of the Christmas story will be depicted through lights, tree decorations and Scripture.

Light up the Holidays

Date of event: 12/05/2015

Event Begins at: 05:30:00PM

Cost: Free

Ages: All Ages

Location Name: AT&T Performing Arts Center

Location Address: 2403 Flora Street, Dallas, TX 75201 Click for Google Map

Description: FREE CONCERT, LIGHTING AND FIREWORKS SHOW Reliant lights up the holidays at the AT&T Performing Arts Center, so bring your entire family for an evening of holiday magic. We’ll be illuminating the Center’s campus with dazzling LED lights to celebrate the holiday season. This FREE festival includes a Holiday Concert and Fireworks Show featuring live performances by The Polyphonic Spree, Bubba Hernandez y los Super Vatos, and cast members of the national tour of Jersey Boys.

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Little Downtown Holiday Market

Date of event: 12/18/2015

Event Time: 05:00:00 PM till 10:00:00 PM

Cost: FREE ADMISSION

Location Name: Main Street Garden Park

Location Address: 1920 Main Street, Dallas, TX 75201-5209  Click for Google Map

Description: Downtown Dallas never looks more beautiful than it does during the holiday season. But you won't be able to see Christmas lights from a DC9 at Night. You'll have to get out of your cars and walk through the streets to admire the tree in Main Street Garden, the Neiman Marcus windows, and stroll through the Little Downtown Holiday Market this weekend. This local pop-up shopping extravaganza features a bevy of your favorite purveyors of everything from delectable goodies, to armotic soaps, to the perfect gifts for the fashinista or artist in your life

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Main Street Festival of Trees

This event occurs Daily from 11/30/2015 to 12/30/2015

Location Name: Cooke County Courthouse

Location Address: 100 S Dixon St, Gainesville, TX 76240 Click for Google Map

Description: Trees on display each day during business hours Trees are representative of the sponsoring organization/business

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McKinney Christian Academy Tour of Homes

This event occurs Daily from 12/04/2015 to 12/05/2015

Event Begins at: 09:00:00AM

Cost: Purchase tickets online for $20 in advance, $25 at the door.

Description: While you're in the mood to tour homes, you can visit three festive and fun homes on a Christmas Home Tour benefiting McKinney Christian Academy's Guatemala Mission Trip fund. Tour times are: Fri @ 9am - 2pm and 4pm-8pm, Sun @9am - 2pm. Click the link for more info.

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NightScare Before Christmas

This event occurs Daily from 12/11/2015 to 12/12/2015

Event Time: 08:00:00 PM till 11:00:00 PM

Cost: $17 General Admission

Location Name: Moxley Manor House

Location Address: 510 Harwood Road, Bedford TX Click for Google Map

Description: The Holiday season has a new twist with NightScare Before Christmas at Moxley Manor Haunted House. A Nightscare Before Christmas will have all the screams that were heard throughout October, only now it is our Elves that have taken over Moxley Manor in our Christmas themed haunted house.

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North Pole Express in Grapevine

This event occurs Daily from 11/27/2015 to 12/23/2015

Ages: All Ages

Location Name: Grapevine Vintage Railroad

Location Address: 705 S. Main St. Grapevine, TX 76051 Click for Google Map

Description: The experience begins at the Historic Cotton Belt Depot platform where riders board the beautifully decorated Victorian Rail coaches. As the train departs and the anticipation of arriving at the North Pole builds, elves will welcome the guests and sing traditional Christmas music. Then, a magical moment! As the train draws closer to the North Pole, Mrs. Claus makes a special appearance to give each child a "We Believe" silver Santa bell. Guests then arrive at the North Pole and walk along a snowy Christmas Tree trail, where, as they wait for an appearance by Santa, guests are entertained with songs and magical Christmas moments. Finally, Santa arrives! Santa wishes everyone a Merry Christmas and then shares his Frosty Chocolate Snow Milk served in a memory mug to all the boys and girls. Families will also receive a voucher for a complimentary Family Photo with Santa. Limit one per family.

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NorthPark Holiday Performances

This event occurs Daily from 12/11/2015 to 12/20/2015

Cost: Free

Ages: All ages

Location Name: NorthPark Center

Location Address: 8687 N. Central Expressway Dallas, Texas 75225  Click for Google Map

Description: The sounds of the season fill the air at NorthPark Center as performance groups take the stage in celebration of the holidays. Catch your favorite professional, school, church, synagogue or community group taking the stage throughout the holiday season. Click the link for performance dates & times.

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Ornament Decorating Party

Date of event: 11/27/2015

Event Time: 02:00:00 PM till 05:00:00 PM

Cost: $30 + tax

Ages: girls 3 - 10years

Location Name: Made of Sugar and Spice

Location Address: 207 N. Kentucky St. McKinney, TX 75069 Click for Google Map

Description: Send Mom & Dad out to shop during downtown McKinney's Home for the Holidays festival while you join us for an afternoon filled with ornament & cookie decorating, making reindeer food & writing letters to Santa! We'll craft, play games, sing Christmas carols, dress up & have mini-makeovers! Fee includes crafts, snack & low-ratio supervision. ***Ends just in time to watch the annual lighting of the Christmas Tree! ***Bring a new, unwrapped toy for a boy or girl & receive $5 off!

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Six Flags Holiday in the Park

This event occurs Daily from 11/21/2015 to 01/03/2016

Ages: All ages

Location Name: Six Flags Over Texas

Location Address: 2201 Road to Six Flags Arlington, TX 76010  Click for Google Map

Description: More than 1 million lights twinkle at the amusement park for this seasonal event. Choirs, carolers, Santa, tasty holiday treats and thousands of twinkling lights. Closed Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve & Christmas Day.

Sparkle at the Settlement to City Museums

This event occurs Daily from 12/08/2015 to 01/03/2016

Cost: Free

Ages: All Ages

Location Name: Settlement to City Museums

Location Address: 206 W. Hudgins Street, Grapevine TX Click for Google Map

Description: Bring the entire family to Grapevine’s Settlement to City Museums’ Christmas SPARKLE and enjoy glitter and glam family Christmas crafts and activities, including painting, making cotton wreaths, printing on the 1881 printing press and more. Don’t miss the ornament scavenger hunt. Tues – Sat @ 10am – 4pm and Sun @11am – 4pm.

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Sparkle! Christmas at the Anatole

This event occurs Daily from 11/27/2015 to 01/03/2016

Cost: see website for details

Ages: All Ages

Location Name: Hilton Anatole

Location Address: 2201 Stemmons Freeway, Dallas,TX 75207 Click for Google Map

Description: 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. Indoor Ice Skating Rink (skates included); Millions of Twinkling Lights; Light Shows every half hour; Santa’s Hilltop Slide; Velcro Stocking Jump Wall; Live Holiday Shows from Le Theatre De Marionette; Storytelling by Rudolph; Bounce House Village; Food Trucks; Kids' Crafts; Face Painting; Live Entertainment; Hockey Clinics for Kids; Origami by “Paper for Water”; Special Hosts; Pictures with Santa (weekends); Breakfast with Santa (weekends)! For reservations please contact Samantha.Waugh@hilton.com or call 214.761.7814.

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SPCA Home for the Holidays Pet Adoption Center at NorthPark

This event occurs Daily from 11/27/2015 to 12/23/2015

Event Time: 12:00:00 PM till 06:00:00 PM

Location Name: NorthPark Center (Level One between Macy's and Dillard's)

Location Address: 8687 North Central Expressway Dallas, Texas 75225  Click for Google Map

Description: The SPCA of Texas’ “Home for the Holidays” Pet Adoption Center at NorthPark Center has provided special adoption experiences for thousands of four-legged animals and their loving new families. Adoption fees are $250 for puppies (under 6 months of age), $125 for adult dogs (6 months to 6 years), $50 for senior dogs (7 years or older) or VIP dogs (dogs waiting for homes for more than 30 days) and $125 for kittens. All adult cats are eligible for a “name your own price” option with an additional option of waving adoption fees for a second cat.

Sundance Square Christmas Tree Lighting

Date of event: 11/22/2015

Event Begins at: 06:30:00PM

Cost: Free

Ages: All ages

Location Name: Sundance Square

Location Address: Main Street - between 3rd & 4th, Ft Worth, TX

Description: It's the annual lighting of the Sundance Square Christmas Tree. Join us for this special evening and celebration the start of the Christmas season. See the beautiful 58-foot tall tree in all its glory and get your picture with Santa and other favorite holiday characters!

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The Trains at NorthPark

This event occurs Daily from 11/21/2015 to 01/03/2016

Cost: $7/Adults; $3Children (ages 2 - 12) and senior citizens (age 65 and older) Under 2 - Free

Ages: All Ages

Location Name: NorthPark Center (Level Two between Barneys New York and Nordstrom)

Location Address: 8687 N. Central Expressway Dallas, Texas 75225  Click for Google Map

Description: The most elaborate toy trains exhibit in Texas, The Trains at NorthPark includes trains rolling across 1,600 feet of track on a journey across America. Cityscapes include downtown Dallas, with the beautiful Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge, the State Fair of Texas and the Cotton Bowl; New York City’s Times Square and Grand Central Terminal; Washington, D.C. with The White House; New England’s fall foliage; the Grand Canyon, Route 66, San Francisco’s Golden Gate Bridge and various other highlights. The exhibit encompasses more than 4,000 square feet of train themed environments, with all the trimmings of the holiday train travel experience—steam engine and coach cars, a ticket booth and a train station as well as interactive features. More than 80,000 people visit The Trains at NorthPark each season as part of their holiday tradition. The Trains at NorthPark™ hours: Mon - Sat @ 10am - 9pm; Sun @ 12pm - 6pm; Thanksgiving Eve @ 10AM - 6PM; Thanksgiving & Christmas Day -Closed; Christmas Eve @ 10AM - 4PM; New Year's Eve @10AM - 6PM; New Year's Day @ 12PM - 6PM

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Treats of Christmas

Date of event: 12/19/2015

Event Time: 10:00:00 AM till 07:00:00 PM

Cost: Free

Location Name: NorthPark Center (Level one near Macy’s and level two between Nordstrom and Macy’s)

Location Address: 8687 N. Central Expressway Dallas, Texas 75225  Click for Google Map

Description: Join NorthPark Center for the ultimate holiday bake sale benefiting the North Texas Food Bank. Presented by the Texas Chefs Association, dozens of premier chefs from area restaurants and catering companies present an assortment of gourmet cakes, sweets, pies and cookies available for purchase.

Tree Lighting at Dallas Galleria

This event occurs Daily from 11/27/2015 to 12/19/2015

Cost: Free

Ages: All Ages

Location Name: Galleria Mall

Location Address: 13350 Dallas Pkwy, Dallas TX Click for Google Map

Description: Every show features Missile Toes, Galleria’s ice-skating, back-flipping, pyrotechnic Santa Claus, live performances by Olympic and National Champion-ranked skaters, and local children who introduce the lighting of the country’s tallest indoor tree. Dates and times vary.

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Tree Lighting Ceremony at The Stockyards

Date of event: 11/23/2015

Event Time: 05:30:00 PM till 06:30:00 PM

Cost: Free

Ages: All ages

Location Name: Stockyards Station

Location Address: 121 E. Exchange Ave., Fort Worth TX 76164 Click for Google Map

Description: Join us for our annual tree lighting ceremony.

Victorian Christmas at Nash Farm

Date of event: 12/05/2015

Event Time: 03:00:00 PM till 06:00:00 PM

Cost: Free Admission

Ages: All Ages

Location Name: Nash Farm

Location Address: 626 Ball Street, Grapevine TX Click for Google Map

Description: Come experience how the Nash family celebrated in Victorian times. Learn about the roots of many Christmas traditions. Make a Victorian ornament to decorate your own tree. Cider and cookies will be available. Registration is not required and participants of all ages are encouraged to attend.

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Vitruvian Lights: Magical Nights of Lights Festival

Date of event: 11/27/2015

Event Time: 06:00:00 PM till 10:00:00 PM

Cost: Free

Ages: All Ages

Location Name: Vitruvian Park

Location Address: 3875 Ponte Ave, Addison, TX 75001 Click for Google Map

Description: On November 27th, Town of Addison Mayor Todd Meier flips the switch at 6:00pm! The holiday festivities continue with a LIVE Concert, Gourmet Food Trucks, Delicious Desserts, Beer/Wine, FREE Photos with Santa Claus and the Holiday Bear, an Elf Balloon Artist and Holiday Shopping Village.

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Wylie Arts Festival

Date of event: 12/05/2015

Event Begins at: 10:00:00AM

Cost: Free

Ages: All

Location Name: First Baptist Church Event Center

Location Address: 200 N. Ballard Ave. Parade - Ballard Avenue Tree lighting - Olde City Park, Ballard and Hwy. 78

Description: Mom and Dad can shop the 100 vendors of homemade crafts and fine art, but kids can paint an 18-foot Community Canvas, eat festive fair foods, hear holiday tunes sung by choirs, watch the Festival of Lights Parade that starts at 5:30 and see the tree lighting afterward in Olde City Park. Mayor Eric Hogue reads "A Visit from St. Nicholas," aka "'Twas the Night Before Christmas."

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Wylie Arts Festival, Parade & Tree Lighting

Date of event: 12/05/2015

Event Begins at: 10:00:00AM

Cost: Admission is free.

Location Name: First Baptist Church Event Center

Location Address: 200 N. Ballard Avenue, Wylie TX Click for Google Map

Description: The City of Wylie and the Public Arts Advisory Board are proud to present the Wylie Arts Festival. Shop for fine art and handmade crafts; listen to the sounds of the season; and enjoy festive foods. Festival of Lights Parade, Historic Downtown on Ballard Tree Lighting following parade, Olde City Park @ 7:30 pm. Festival 10am - 5pm.

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