There’s so many things to do around town! Check out these fun Holiday Events in Dallas!
The Trains at North Park Mall
Benefiting Ronald McDonald House of Dallas (RMHD), and presented by Bank of Texas, The Trains at NorthPark will mark its 21st year at NorthPark Center withmore than 750 railcars on a 1,600-foot elaborate configuration of tracks and scenes. The Trains at NorthPark features cityscapes like Dallas, replete with the Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge and Fair Park; New York with Times Square and Grand Central
Terminal; Washington, D.C. with The White House; and San Francisco’s Golden Gate Bridge.
Other highlights include New England’s fall foliage, the Grand Canyon, Garden of the Gods, Mount Rushmore and Route 66. The charming exhibit has been seen by around two million since its original run over 30 years ago.
Dates: November 17, 2018 through January 6, 2019
Tickets: are $4 for children ages 2-12 and seniors over 65. Adults are $7, while children under 2 are admitted for free.
These outdoor events are FREE and open to the public. Event Parking is $10 and available at the following locations; Alfred J. Loos Sports Complex (3815 Spring Valley Road, Addison, TX 75001), and Vitruvian Park (Bella Lane Parking Lot & Ponte Avenue Parking Lot). Mingle with family and friends, take a photo with Santa, dance and sing along to your favorite holiday songs. Food and beverages will be available for purchase from gourmet food trucks on the event nights listed above. For more information and performance schedules, visit: http://www.vitruvianpark.com/
ICE! at the Gaylord Texan Hotel Resort
November 15, 2019 – January 5, 2020
Christmas Village at Gaylord Texan
ICE! is an indoor winter wonderland featuring:
- Hand-carved scenes from the beloved holiday movie classic, A Charlie Brown Christmas
- A self-guided, walk-through experience that lasts approximately 15-30 minutes. In total, you should plan to spend anywhere from 30 minutes to 2 hours for the entire ICE! experience.
- Six two-story tall ice slides
- A walk-through holiday attraction kept at a chilly 9°F
- 2 million pounds of colorful ice sculptures
- A separate area dedicated to the majestic Nativity in crystal-clear ice
- Hand-carved by 40 artisans from Harbin, China.
We went for the first time a few weeks ago and had so much fun! Use the code BELLS to save some money on tickets (on select dates!)
Christmas at the Anatole
Christmas at the Anatole is a holiday festival for the entire family, from teens to tots. The hotel transforms its outdoor park into a winter wonderland, known as Peppermint Park, complete with train rides, interactive entertainment, light
displays, photos with Santa, holiday games and more. Guests can book holiday themed packages like the “Breakfast with Santa” room package and enroll children in “Elf School,” where they can learn all the elf basics and become honorary Santa assistants.
For additional information visit christmasattheanatole.com.
Galleria Dallas Santa Experience
Create a more meaningful and personal experience with the big guy! Skip the lines and have an amazing experience.
Reservations for the new Santa experience open 11/8/19 and Santa officially begins greeting families 11/16. Reservations can be made at: mysantapictures.com/galleriadallas.
Storytime with Santa
November 30, Dec 7, Dec 14, Dec 21
No registration required
An experience where families of children with special needs can experience a Santa experience with limited sensory distraction.
8-11 a.m. on 12/8
Registration required, link available soon
Free, photo packages available for a fee
Pet Night with Santa
Your furry friend can join you at these special photo opportunities with Santa.
6-10 PM on 12/11 and 12/18
Advance registration not required
Free to attend, photo packages available for a fee
Note: recommended only for pets small enough to fit on Santa’s lap
This is a drive-thru light show that is absolutely amazing! We went last year for the first time and it was incredible. It’s like nothing you have seen before. There is a nice area to drive around and see so many fun lights and then a great area you can get out and get something to eat, hot chocolate, and walk around. It was great for the kids and whole family. I really had a great time.
You can also do photos with Santa and they have a fun gift shop! I could have stayed all night!
Thanksgiving Night – New Years Eve
Open Every Night 6-10 pm
*Holidays: Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, and Christmas Day
**Prime Days: December 10-13 & 17-20, expect long lines!!
Get more info on tickets and prices.
Holiday Lights Trolley Ride in Dallas
We did this as a family last year as an experience gift and it was really neat! It took us on a tour around Dallas to see some beautiful homes.
Get more information and reserve your tickets.
I’ve always wanted to do this with my family but they are always booked on the dates we want to go! We always go to this neighborhood and look at the beautiful houses but taking a carriage ride around (and skipping the traffic) sounds so much better!
What other holiday events are you looking forward to around Dallas?