Christmas in Dallas is a special time of year, with plenty of festive activities & events all month long to help you get into the holiday spirit!
Whether you are looking to start new family Christmas traditions or partake in old ones, browse our interactive map & calendar for Dallas Christmas events, holiday light displays and kid-friendly Christmas shows near you. Find out where you can go ice skating or cut your own Christmas tree, too, for even more seasonal family fun.
What are your family's favorite things to do for Christmas in Dallas? Like & review your picks below, and add any that are still missing!
Yesterland Farm - Christmas Carnival
Stephanie W.: At Yesterland Farm, you'll find a Christmas-themed corn maze, a wagon train ride around the farm, pictures with Santa and other Christmas photo ops, a petting zoo, and more!
Texas State Railroad - Polar Express Train Ride
Stephanie W.: Families are encouraged to arrive in their PJs for a train ride they'll never forget! Enjoy an hour-long, round-trip journey to the North Pole. Tickets include hot chocolate and cookies served by chefs, a reading of the classic children’s book, The Polar Express by Chris Van Allsburg, and all will get to meet Santa when they arrive at the North Pole!
Santa's Country Christmas
Stephanie W.: Join Santa at his Country Christmas in Seagoville! You'll drive in your own car through over 2.5 million lights with different holiday themes. The drive takes about 40 minutes to complete- and your kids will be in awe the entire ride!
Santa's Village at Huffhines Park!
Stephanie W.: Santa's Village is set up like a real village, but on a child-size scale, you'll find little "dwellings" like Santa's Fire Station, Santa's Symphony Hall, Mrs. Claus's Bakery, and many more! Holiday themed performances from local choirs, dance groups, and musicians will take place on Prancer's Stage each night.
Holiday at the Arboretum
coultergroup: Holiday at the Arboretum returns with a garden transformed to get people into the holiday spirit with The Christmas Village, the 12 Days of Christmas and the Dazzling Musical Tree. These three large-scale outdoor displays are perfect outside in the 66-acre garden setting and are open to the public both in the daytime and evening. They also invite you to visit the historic DeGolyer House, elaborately decorated by renowned designer Michael Hamilton, and featuring their collection of nearly 600 nutcrackers amongst other classic Christmas themes.
The Star District - Cowboys Christmas Extravaganza
Stephanie W.: Cowboys Christmas Extravaganza is an exhilarating 20-minute show full of game day excitement and Christmas cheer! The event kicks off with the lighting of The Star’s 67-foot Christmas tree by a Dallas Cowboys alumni, followed by performances from the Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders, Dallas Cowboys Rhythm and Blue, Cowboys Rookie Squad, Rowdy, and a special appearance by Santa Claus.
The Trains at NorthPark
Elizabeth Hercules: This holiday family tradition has become a favorite for generations of Dallas families and includes 1,600 feet of track rolling from coast to coast on a whimsical rail journey across America.
Deck the Trees at Mockingbird Station
Haley Davis: Mockingbird Station® is embracing the holiday spirit all month-long and welcomes patrons to check-out their new dazzling winter wonderland, Deck the Trees at Mockingbird Station®, which includes a new fun and interactive holiday event and display. The heart of this event lies on the first level of Mockingbird Station®, where a showcase of holiday magic awaits.
Galleria Dallas - Illumination Celebration
Stephanie W.: From the iconic 95-foot-tall Christmas tree to SNOWDAY, an immersive photo experience, the holiday celebration at Galleria Dallas is spectacular. Festivities span the season with live entertainment, holiday skate shows, and daily snow.
American Girl Dallas - Holiday Events
Stephanie W.: American Girl has so many fun holiday events taking place this Christmas season! You can join them for Holiday Cookie Decorating, Santa Brunch, and Holiday Teatime. Events range in cost and length.
Texas Ballet Theater - The Nutcracker
Stephanie W.: You'll have more than one opportunity to see The Nutcracker in DFW this year, with the Texas Ballet Theater performing at both the Winspear Opera House and Bass Performance Hall in Fort Worth! Featuring dazzling choreography and exquisite sets, The Nutcracker celebrates the season with enchantment, snowflakes, and sweets.
Dallas Zoo Lights
Stephanie W.: Dallas Zoo Lights features more than two million lights twinkling across most of the Zoo, larger-than-life glowing lanterns, elaborate holiday-themed displays, visits to Santa’s Workshop, photo ops. and festive holiday drinks and snacks for adults and kids.
Great Wolf Lodge - Snowland
Included with resort stay
Stephanie W.: Great Wolf Lodge, known as one of DFW's best indoor water parks, has an amazing event each year called Snowland! Snowland is an immersive winter wonderland filled with special seasonal events, winter activities, crafts, visits with Santa Claus, and more.
Gaylord Texan Resort - Christmas at Gaylord Texan
Stephanie W.: Families looking for snow and ice fun near Dallas should visit Christmas at Gaylord Texan - a signature attraction and annual event! Themes change yearly, and over 2 million pounds of colored ice are used to create sculptures and scenes, as well as two-story tall ice slides!
Grapevine Vintage Railroad - North Pole Express®
Stephanie W.: All aboard the North Pole Express for a festive journey featuring traditional Christmas sing-alongs, Christmas characters and photos and interaction with Santa! Guests will love the sounds of the season and the exquisitely decorated coaches.
Six Flags Over Texas - Holiday in the Park
Stephanie W.: Six Flags has so many activities for your holiday season, including all of their already existing attractions! Join them for the Merry Marketplace, seasonal entertainment, live performances and meet and greets with Santa!
Grand Prairie - Prairie Lights
Stephanie W.: Four million lights in two miles. Can you imagine?! You'll see hundreds of displays as you drive through this winter wonderland! Halfway through the drive, you'll find carnival rides, concessions, photos with Santa, the magical walk-thru forest, and more! The rest of your drive finishes with an animated light tunnel that will amaze your kids, and you, too!
Casa Manana Theatre - The Best Christmas Pageant Ever: The Musical
Based on the best-selling book and play, The Best Christmas Pageant Ever: The Musical is the story of the Herdmans, the worst kids in the history of the world. There used to be only one place where you’d never see them — church. This all changes when all six Herdman kids show up at church in search of pizza and cookies, and end up starring in the Christmas pageant. This show is suitable for all audiences.
Mainstay Farm Park - Christmas Adventure
Stephanie W.: Offering over 20 attractions including, the Dipsy Doodle Coaster and Texas Tubin' Hill Slide, Mainstay's Christmas Adventure lets you play, visit Santa (and take pictures with him for free!), and find the perfect Christmas tree! You can also choose-&-cut a tree!
Primary photo: Dallas Arboretum
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