Wednesday, November 13, 2013


10 FUN Holiday Events in Dallas/Fort Worth ~ 2013

It's hard to believe that the Holidays are soon upon us!  And the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex really knows how to celebrate the Holiday Season.  Check out these fun events going on there in November & December!

10 FUN Holiday Events in Dallas/Fort Worth, TX

Children's Medical Center Holiday Parade
December 7, 2013
A family tradition, we love the Children's Medical Center Holiday Parade!  Filled with Holiday characters, marching bands, celebrities, and big floating balloons, this parade puts you in the holiday spirit.  Buy reserved seats in advance or just grab a curb (get there early!) - it's a must do on your holiday list!

The Trains at NorthPark 
November 23, 2013 - January 5, 2014
For 26 years, children of all ages have been thrilled to see the amazing holiday train display at NorthPark Center.  Benefitting the Ronald McDonald House, there is over 1600 feet of track that cross the USA, including downtown Dallas! 

The Nutcracker
November 29 - December 8, 2013
December 13 - December 27, 2013
This classic tale comes to life with Texas Ballet Theater in 2 different locations.  It's the perfect family traditional Christmas show. Get your tickets now.  And don't forget to look into the Nutty Nutcracker - a PG-13 version of the show - I hear it's a riot!

Holiday at the Arboretum
November 29 - December 31, 2013
The Dallas Arboretum has several fun events to get you in the Holiday Spirit!  Over 400 angels will grace the halls of the DeGolyer Mansion, and weekend visits with Santa Claus, his reindeer, Frosty & Rudolph. With the gorgeous gardens, this is an excellent place to capture a holiday picture!

Lone Star Christmas
November 14, 2013 - January 4, 2014
The Gaylord Texan takes Christmas celebrations to an all new level!  Their massive ICE! featuring Nutcracker, display is enough but then they add in Kung Fu Panda Awesome Snow Tubing,  Gingy's Gingerbread Decorating, the amazing decorations throughout the resort and more and this is one heck of a fun activity!

North Pole Express
Weekends starting November 29 - December 23, 2013
Take a train ride back in time with music, sleigh bells and a visit form Santa make this such a sweet experience for families!

Chesapeake Parade of Lights
November 29, 2013
The 31st Annual Nighttime parade along the streets of downtown Fort Worth features over 100 lighted entries! 

Panther Island Ice
November 22, 2013 - January 5, 2014
This is the first year for the Outdoor Ice Rink but it sounds like it should be a blast.  They have plans for visits from Santa, seasonal music and more. 

Gift of Lights
November 22, 2013 - January 5, 2013
With over 2 million LED lights, this drive-thru display of Holiday Lights at the Texas Motor Speedway is a MUST DO!

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer
November 29 - December 29, 2013 
Take the whole family to this whimsical Holiday musical - the 1964 animated classic comes to life with amazing sets, costumes, & music

This is just a few of the tons of great holiday events that are happening in Dallas & Fort Worth this season.  There are so many more! Check out the Visit Dallas Event Calendar and the Fort Worth Holiday Events page for more ideas.

Are you looking to see what else is going on in Texas over the Holidays?  Check out these events:

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