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5 Fabulous Holiday Events Your Family Will Love

The Dallas/Fort Worth has so many festive ways to celebrate the season. From a ICE at the Gaylord Hotel in Grapevine to  A Christmas Story – The Musical, at the Dallas Summer Musicals, you and your family can enjoy the colors, sights and sounds of Christmas all around the DFW area.

Here are 5 Fabulous DFW Christmas Events Your Family Will Love:

ICE! featuring A Charlie Brown Christmas

Ice Charlie Brown Christmas

November 15 – January 5, 2020
Christmas Village at The Gaylord Texan

See Snoopy, Charlie Brown, and Lucy from the Christmas classic, A Charlie Brown Christmas at ICE! in Grapevine, Texas.     Your favorite scenes will come to life in more than 2 million pounds of colorful hand-carved ice sculptures featuring larger-than-life ice sculptures of Charlie Brown  and all of his friends. Watch the masterful ice carvers from Harbin, China up close as they create amazing sculptures before your eyes.

The awe-inspiring ICE! Experience concludes with the wonder and majesty of the Nativity in ice. Purchase an ICE! Fast Pass at the box office for just $15 per person plus tax. The Fast Pass includes front of the line access, a character meet and greet and yummy hot cocoa.

For more information about ICE!

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reineer

Sunday, December 15, 2019
1:00 and 5:00 pm 
Winsear Opera House

Based on the beloved animated television classic  and the stage production, Rudolph the Red‐Nosed Reindeer this live action musical soars  onto the Winsperar’s stagein December. It’s an adventure that teaches all of us that what makes you different can be what makes you special. Don’t miss this wonderful holiday tradition that speaks to the misfit in all of us.

Tickets are available for the 1:00 and 5:00 pm performances. Visit attpac.com order your tickets.

The Trains at NorthPark

NorthPark  Center
Through January 4

Visit 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; 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.

For more information, please visit: The Trains of Northpark.

Cost at Exhibit: Tickets are available at the door:
Adults: $7 | Child/Senior: $3 (ages 2 – 12) and SR (age 65+)
Children under 2 admitted FREE
*Discount tickets are available at Tom Thumb ($1.00 off regular admission)

Holiday at the Arboretum

Dallas arboretum xmas 2019

Dallas Arboretum
Through December 31

You and your family will delight in the festive decorations at the DeGolyer Estate, take a stroll through the gardens to view seasonal plantings, and enjoy a variety of family-friendly activities.

Thousands visit the Arboretum each winter to enjoy the sparkling interior decor of the historic DeGolyer Estate. 2014 will feature the outdoor exhibition, The 12 Days of Christmas. This exhibit will consist of a Victorian collection of three-dimensional, life-size gazebos filled with the charming characters made famous in the old carol.

The Twelve Days of Christmas exhibit will be playful, but with the careful attention to design and detail that visitors have come to expect from the Dallas Arboretum.

Please visit www.dallasarboretum.org  for more information and ticket pricing.

Six Flags Over Texas Holiday in the Park

Through January 6, 2015

Holiday in the Park at Six Flags Over Texas is filled with enchanting experiences to help create those special family fun outings during this magical time of the year. The breathtaking winter wonderland features a variety of delightful and interactive activities to help capture the holiday spirit.

Gather with your loved ones to enjoy sparkling lights, glamorous decorations, festive scents and seasonal treats, playful activities, hair-raising rides, and heartwarming shows. Mobility and disability guidelines for certain rides and attractions have recently changed.

Please view the Guide to Rides & Attractions online for more information regarding ride access, height restrictions & special requirements.

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Christmas Shows and Concerts

The Dallas Fort Worth is filled with the holiday spirit in the form of Christmas concerts, shows, and family-friendly events.

ELF: The Musical

November 27 – December 2, 2018
Music Hall at Fair Park

Based on the hilarious movie, ELF The Musical is the tale of Buddy, a young orphan child who mistakenly crawls into Santa’s bag of gifts and is transported back to the North Pole. Unaware that he is actually human, Buddy’s enormous size and poor toy-making abilities cause him to face the truth.

With Santa’s permission, Buddy embarks on a journey to New York City to find his birth father, discover his true identity, and help New York remember the true meaning of Christmas. This modern day Christmas classic is sure to make everyone embrace their inner ELF.

Get your tickets  at Dallas Summer Musicals

A Clint Black Christmas
(with Lissa Hartman-Black)

Clink Black Xmas

Monday, December 5, 7:30
Winspear Opera House
2403 Flora Street, Dallas, TX 75201

GRAMMY award-winning, country music icon, Clint Black will welcome his wife Lisa Hartman Black to the stage for Christmas-inspired performances this December.

The holiday-themed show will include a sampling of Clint Black fan favorites as well as music from both of his Christmas albums: Christmas with You and Looking for Christmas.

Order your tickets online or call the Box Office: 214.880.0202

Christmas Story

December 12 – 16, 2018
Winspear Opera House 

Based on the popular movie of the same name, A Christmas Story follows young and bespectacled Ralphie Parker as he schemes his way toward the holiday gift of his dreams, an official Red Ryder Carbine-Action 200-Shot Range Model Air Rifle.

There’s an infamous leg lamp, outrageous pink bunny pajamas, a maniacal department store Santa, and a triple-dog-dare to lick a freezing flagpole are just a few of the distractions that stand between Ralphie and his Christmas wish.

Order your tickets for Neiman Marcus Kids’ Night invites your child to attend the December 12th performance of A Christmas Story for FREE when you purchase an adult ticket at full price!

Dallas Symphony Orchestra Christmas Pops

December 7-16, 2018
Meyerson Symphony Center

Get into the holiday spirit with this beloved Dallas tradition. You and your family will love hearing the  Christmas classics, sing-along carols, the Dallas Symphony Chorus and the magnificence of the Meyerson decked out in her holiday finest.

Get your tickets soon. This event always sells out quickly!

Big Brassy Christmas Organ Extravaganza

December 10, 2018
Meyerson Symphony Center

Christmas favorites ring out as members of the DSO brass and percussion sections perform a special Christmas program featuring the Lay Family Concert Organ. Order your ticket for this holiday concert.

A Christmas Carol

Dallas’ Theater Center’s holiday tradition.
by Charles Dickens, adapted by Kevin Moriarty
Now Through December 30, 2018
Wyly Theater

Tis the season to be jolly when Dallas’ favorite holiday tradition returns to the Wyly Theatre! Three spirits have come to visit the miserly Ebenezer Scrooge, and to take him on a fantastic journey through Christmases past, present, and future that annually delights audiences across North Texas.

Order tickets online for A Christmas Carol. 

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