10 Magical Holiday Events to Enjoy in The American Dream City

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas across The American Dream City! Make memories with your family and friends at these magical holiday events scheduled throughout December.

Enchant Christmas

When: Nov 23 – Dec 30, 2018 (Click here for daily hours)
Where: Globe Life Park, 1000 Ballpark Way
What: Enchant Christmas will once again illuminate Texas skies this holiday bringing a brand new light maze experience inside Globe Life Park. A destination for the whole family, Enchant Christmas will feature festive foods and drinks, an ice skating trail, a Christmas light maze, a Christmas shopping market, and visits from Santa and Mrs. Claus!

Olde Town Christmas

When: Nov. 30, 12 p.m. to 7 p.m. – Dec. 1, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Where: Dottie Lynn Recreation Center, 3200 Norwood Ln.
What: Dottie Lynn Recreation Center will be transformed into a festive craft fair from Nov. 30 to Dec. 1. Enjoy shopping, holiday goodies, and a visit from Santa Claus on Saturday, Dec. 1! Admission is free. Click here to learn more.

Cookies with the Clauses

When: Saturday, Dec. 8 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Where: Hugh Smith Recreation Center, 1815 New York Ave.
What: Bring your kids and come decorate cookies, play festive games, and make holiday crafts with Mr. and Mrs. Claus! Don’t forget your camera for pictures with the Claus family. $6 per little ones 3 years old to 12. Click here to register.

Arlington Holiday Lights Parade

When: Saturday, Dec. 8 at 6 p.m.
Where: Downtown Arlington (Click here for parade map)
What: The 2018 Arlington Holiday Lights Parade will brighten Downtown on Saturday, Dec. 8! Bring your friends and family to the Downtown/University District to enjoy the annual Holiday Lights Parade. Thousands of people will gather to enjoy the holiday pageantry, which concludes with the lighting of the Christmas tree in the City Center plaza between City Hall and the new George W. Hawkes Downtown Library.

Arlington Spectacular Christmas

When: Dec. 8-9 and Dec. 15-16
Where: Arlington Music Hall, 224 N Center St.
What: The Spectacular Christmas show returns to the Arlington Music Hall. This event showcases sensational singers, dynamic dancers, charming children, a kick-line of lovely young ladies, colorful costumes, sparkling special effects and tops it off with a visit from Santa himself! Click here to purchase tickets.

Mayor’s Holiday Pajama Storytime

When: Wednesday, Dec. 12, 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Where: George W. Hawkes Downtown Library, 100 S. Center St., Arlington, TX 76010
What: Families are invited to celebrate the holidays with Arlington Mayor Jeff Williams at a special pajama story time. Children are encouraged to dress in their favorite cozy PJs to enjoy stories, songs, and make a special craft. Stories are geared for preschool-aged children. Admission is free. Click here for more information.

Arlington Symphony Presents Holiday of Color Concert

When: Thursday, Dec. 13 at 7:30 p.m.
Where: Arlington Music Hall, 224 N Center St.
What: The Arlington Symphony Holiday of Color Concert will feature Vaughan Williams Fantasia on Greensleeves, Berlin White Christmas, Livingston Silver Bells, and many more holiday favorites! Children under 6 not permitted. Click here to purchase tickets.

Breakfast with Santa

When: Saturday, Dec. 15 8 a.m. to 11 a.m.
Where: Cliff Nelson Recreation Center, 4600 W. Bardin Rd.
What: Join us for a holiday event for the whole family! Santa is stopping by to enjoy breakfast and other holiday fun activities with our guests. Children will enjoy making holiday cards and visiting with someone special, too. Mark your calendars today and make this a holiday tradition! Minimum of one adult required per registration. Pre-Registration Required. $10 per person. Register online here or call Cliff Nelson Recreation Center at 817-561-2819!

Texas Christkindl Market

When: Nov. 23 to Dec. 23 from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sundays through Thursdays and from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays
Where: The Plaza at Texas Live!
What: The Plaza at Texas Live! has transformed into a unique holiday shopping experience. Modeled after Arlington’s sister Christmas city, Rothenberg ob der Tauber, this cozy version of an Arlington favorite will offer beautiful holiday decorations and handmade gifts for everyone on your Christmas list. Admission is free, with holiday treats and gift items available for purchase. Click here for information.

Holiday in the Park

When: Nov. 16 through Dec. 31
Where: Six Flags Over Texas
What: Six Flags Over Texas’ brightest holiday celebration kicked off in The American Dream City on Friday, Nov. 16. At this exclusive seasonal event, you’ll find everything you need to celebrate the most wonderful time of year. Holiday in the Park is available on select dates from Nov. 16 through Dec. 31.

 

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