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Christmas Holiday Events in Dallas Fort Worth

HOLIDAY EVENTS IN DFW

DALLAS | Celebrate Christmas and the holiday season by experiencing festive events and viewing beautiful light displays in Dallas, Fort Worth, and surrounding areas.
Driving Miss Daisy

Driving Miss Daisy

DALLAS | October 16 - November 16, 2014 | Chronicles the relationship between a Southern matriarch and her African-American chauffeur.

Santa Land

LINDALE | November 1, 2014 - January 4, 2015 | Take a ride on Santa's Trailer or drive through Santa Land's 24 acres with over 2 1/2 million lights.
Lone Star Christmas and ICE!

Lone Star Christmas

GRAPEVINE | November 13, 2014 - January 3, 2015 | 2 million twinkling lights, 15,000 ornaments, amazing ice sculptures, snow tubing, and lavish holiday displays.
The Legends of Crossroads

Wild West Days

DALLAS | November 15 - 16, 2014 | Old West reenactment competition along with historical portrayals, shootouts, competitions, living history displays, food, vendors, and more.
Trains at NorthPark

The Trains at NorthPark

DALLAS | November 22, 2014 - January 4, 2015 | Elaborate exhibit includes trains rolling on 1,600 feet of track on a journey across America.
Carol of Lights

Carol of Lights

GRAPEVINE | November 24, 2014 - January 4, 2015 | Twinkling lights sparkle and shine at the Carol of Lights and Light Show Spectacular in Grapevine.
A Christmas Carol

A Christmas Carol

DALLAS | November 25 - December 27, 2014 | The audience is surrounded by actors, scary ghosts bursting out of the floor, and snow falling.
Missle Toes at Galleria Dallas

Illumination Celebration

DALLAS | November 28 - December 24, 2014 | Medalists Charlie White, Meryl Davis, and Carolina Kostner join Amber Glenn and pyrotechnic-skating Santa.

Christmas on Main

GRAPEVINE | November 28 - December 21, 2014 | Millions of lights, Santa, Christmas characters, music, tractor drawn wagon rides, and decorations.
Prairie Lights

Prairie Lights

GRAND PRAIRIE | November 28 - December 31, 2014 | 4 million lights, 2 miles with 600 displays, Holiday Village, Lighted Forest, and more.
Christmas in the Square

Christmas in the Square

FRISCO | November 28, 2014 - January 3, 2015 | Choreographed holiday lights and music with 175,000+ lights, 11.5 miles of wiring.
Canton First Monday Trade Days

First Monday Trade Days

CANTON | November 27 - 30, 2014 | The town turns into a large outdoor open-air trade market on the weekend before the first Monday of each month.
Light Up Lee Park

Light Up Lee Park

DALLAS | December 1, 2014 | A festive light display, free hot chocolate, holiday classics played by the Salvation Army Brass Band, and fireworks.

Highland Park Lights

HIGHLAND PARK | December 1 - 31, 2014 | Take a carriage ride to view holiday decorations in Highland Park, one of our favorite neighborhoods for light displays.

Deerfield Neighborhood

PLANO | December 1 - 31, 2014 | Residents of Deerfield went crazy one year and bought hundreds of dollars of lights hoping to win a contest.
Grapevine Parade of Lights

Parade of Lights

GRAPEVINE | December 4, 2014 | North Texas' largest lighted Christmas parade will dazzle merrymakers with over 100 colorfully lighted floats.
Grapevine Parade of Lights

Twinkle Light Boat Parade

GRAPEVINE | December 6, 2014 | North Texas' largest lighted Christmas parade features a display of over 100 colorfully lighted floats.
Children's Medical Center Holiday Parade

Children's Holiday Parade

DALLAS | December 6, 2014 | This year's parade will feature spirited marching bands, magical holiday floats, larger-than-life balloons, and more.
Christmas in the Stockyards

Christmas in the Stockyards

FORT WORTH | December 6, 2014 | Tree lighting, a holiday spirit parade, games, chicken roping, visiting with Cowboy Santa, and more.
Arlington Holiday Lights Parade

Arlington Holiday Lights Parade

ARLINGTON | December 6, 2014 | Thousands of people gather for pageantry which ends with the lighting of the Christmas tree on the steps of City Hall.

Christmas Parade and Breakfast

PLANO | December 13, 2014 | Enjoy holiday floats, marching bands, and an early morning All-You-Can-Eat Pancake Breakfast!
The Book Club Play

The Book Club Play

DALLAS | January 1 - February 1, 2015 | Laughter and literature collide in this smart comedy about books and the people who love them.
Shen Yun

Shen Yun

DALLAS | January 9 - January 11, 2014 | A collaboration of the world's foremost classically trained Chinese dancers, musicians, and vocalists.
Dallas Symphony Orchestra

American Soundscapes

DALLAS | January 16 - 17, 2015 | ReMix, introduced last year, is the Dallas Symphony's innovative concert series featuring a chic, casual concert experience.
Stagger Lee

Stagger Lee

DALLAS | January 21 - February 15, 2015 | Musical that takes its title from the old folk song that became a Number One R&B hit in 1959.
Medea

Medea

DALLAS | February 19 - March 29, 2015 | A 2500-year-old classic that still resonates with modern–day complexities of power, family, and politics.
The School For Wives

The School For Wives

DALLAS | February 20 - March 29, 2015 | Combining Moliére's sharp observations about love and marriage with hilarious comedy and music.
Colossal

Colossal

DALLAS | April 2 - May 3, 2015 | With the Wyly Theatre transformed into a football field, DTC will create an intensely physical production.
Sense And Sensibility

Sense And Sensibility

DALLAS | April 23 - May 24, 2015 | Scandalous secrets, betrayals, suitors, and rivals are brought to glorious life in a period-perfect adaptation.
Dallas Symphony Orchestra

Hollywood Exile

DALLAS | May 8 - 9, 2015 | ReMix, introduced last year, is the Dallas Symphony's innovative concert series featuring a chic, casual concert experience.

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