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Holiday Events in DFW: 12 Days of Christmas 

November 6, 2016 – January 8, 2017
The Dallas Arboretum brings back the Holiday event that started last year to get you in the Holiday Spirit! 25-foot Victorian gazebos filled with costumed characters and whimsical animals that are made famous by the beloved Christmas carol. Each gazebo will be encased in glass and extravagantly decorated on all sides to provide a dramatic, three-dimensional experience, and will feature mechanical parts and festive music that will assist in bringing the characters to an even more life-like state. Special Events are planned throughout the holidays.

Holiday Events in DFW: Lone Star Christmas

November 10, 2016 – January 1, 2017
The Gaylord Texan takes Christmas celebrations to an all new level!  Their massive ICE! featuring Santa Claus is Coming to Town!, display is enough but then they add in Santa’s Wild Workshop Snow Tubing,  Glacier Glide Ice Skating, Elf on the Shelf Scavenger Hunt, the amazing decorations throughout the resort and more and this is one heck of a fun activity!

Holiday Events in DFW: Panther Island Ice

November 18, 2016 – January 16, 2017
Boasting Fort Worth’s only outdoor ice skating rink, they have plans for visits from Santa, seasonal music and more.

Holiday Events in DFW: The Trains at NorthPark 

November 19, 2016 – January 8, 2017
For 29 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!

Holiday Events in DFW: A Christmas Carol

November 23 – December 28, 2016
This classic tales comes to life on stage this season. Fun for the whole family, get your tickets early – I hear they sell out every year!

Holiday Events in DFW: Gift of Lights

November 24 – December 30, 2016
With over 2 million LED lights, this drive-thru display of Holiday Lights at the Texas Motor Speedway is a MUST DO!
Holiday Events in DFW: North Pole Express
November 25 – December 23, 2016
Take a train ride back in time with music, sleigh bells and a visit form Santa make this such a sweet experience for families!

Holiday Events in DFW: The Christmas Experience at the Anatole!

November 26 – December 23, 2016
Experience holiday magic at Christmas At The Anatole! Featuring breakfast with Santa, face painting, Christmas-themed scavenger hunts, and more, the Hilton Anatole is your home for the holidays.

Holiday Events in DFW: Christmas at the DSO

November 28 – December 15, 2016
The Dallas Symphony Orchestra has several amazing concerts planned in December from Family Concerts with Santa to the Nutcracker in Concert. Check out their schedule and make a plan to see one.

Holiday Events in DFW: Texas Christkinel Market

November 25 – December 23, 2016
Inspired by a cherished German tradition, the Texas Christkindl Market in Arlington, Texas is one of the largest open-air holiday markets in the Southwest. Nestled next to Globe Life Park (Road to Six Flags and Nolan Ryan Expressway), this family-friendly market features a unique shopping experience for gifts and holiday decorations along with authentic German cuisine, holiday beverages, live entertainment, children’s activities, and much more!

Holiday Events in DFW: Dallas Children’s Health Holiday Parade

Downtown Dallas

December 3, 2016
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!

Holiday Events in DFW: The Gift of Christmas

December 3 & 4 and 7-10, 2016
The Gift of Christmas is a Prestonwood tradition and has become one of the highlights of the Christmas season, with thousands of guests attending every year. This visually stunning, multimedia event is complete with special effects, a thousand voices and instruments, flying angels and much more!

Holiday Events in DFW: The Nutcracker

December 9 – December 24, 2016
This classic tale comes to life with Texas Ballet Theater only at the Bass Performance Hall this year.  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!

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