Texans celebrating the SEASON!

So many places to visit . . . so many events to stuff into the schedule, it’s hard to know where to start. If you live in the DFW area or are planning a visit, here’s a complied list for your seasonal fun.

Grapevine, Texas


1,400 Holiday events packed into 40 days of seasonal celebration.


North Pole Express

Board the Grapevine Vintage Railroad, visit with elves, enjoy cookies and milk, and meet Santa and Mrs. Claus at the end of the ride, all while sporting your favorite warm jammies. What could be more fun? Entertaining for both kids and adults.

ICE! . . . a wonderland of carved ICE come to life as ‘A Charlie Brown Christmas’.

  • Sculptures created by 40 ICE artisans who traveled 8,000 miles to carve these life-sized replicas.
  • 2 million pounds of snow and ice used to bring these beloved characters to life.
  • Wander the pathways to find Charlie Brown’s Christmas and a sparkling Nativity scene.
  • Two-story tall slides – count ’em 6 . . . for sliding into FUN!
  • Visitors from around the world take self-guided tours in 9 degree conditions.
  • Brrr! Coats, mittens, and hats available to stay snugly warm.

Fort Worth, Texas

Just a bit of NORTH of Fort Worth, you’ll find the Texas Motor Speedway. Click on the link for a full address.

December 2, 2019, from 6 to 9pm, the TMS digital tree will glow, along with a fireworks show and an evening of Drive-In movies that features ‘Elf’.

Fort Worth The OMNI IMAX – The Polar Express

December 7 – 21, 2019, kids — of all ages — will gather in their favorite PJs for a massive Polar Express party at the Omni Imax in downtown Fort Worth. Click on the link above for all details.

Ice Skating @ Panther Island, Fort Worth, TX

  • Join the Ice Skating FUN, starting November 22nd through January 20th.
  • Do check the link above for exact open dates and times.
  • Skate under a massive pavilion, enjoy covered seating, and gas heaters to stay warm even on those ‘occasional’ cold Texas days.
  • Group & Military discounts available.
  • Address and directions

Dallas, Texas

Saturday, December 7th . . . plop on your elf ears or Santa hat, grab the mittens, and your smile . . . it’s time for the Dallas Holiday Parade that will head down Commerce Street then wind through downtown Dallas. The parade will start @ 10am, but arriving early for a great watching spot is always recommended.

December 2 through the 31st, Holiday at the Arboretum features (12) 25-foot-tall Victorian gazebos alive with wintry scenes of characters and animals. More than 500,000 lights brighten the Arboretum to bring this spectacular to glittery life.

The Dallas Zoo is lighting up the skyline!

  • What to do in the Zoo?
  • Holiday light show
  • Santa’s on hand
  • Nature ornament-making
  • Musical performances – nightly (be certain to check their calendar of events)
  • Elves’ workshop
  • Yummies! S’mores, donuts, funnel cakes, and of course, hot chocolate.

Whether you’re in Fort Worth, Dallas, or somewhere in between, check the local listing for holiday events. The Christmas season is meant to be enjoyed by kids of all ages. Texans ride on in . . . the season is fine!

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