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 20 th 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/
Your world of Christmas wonder awaits at Enchant Christmas Light Maze & Market. Surrounded by millions of dazzling lights and brilliantly lit sculptures, you and your family will navigate through the world’s largest light maze, visit Ole Saint Nick and Mrs. Claus, glide around the ice-skating trail (the likes that North Texas has never seen), and waltz through The Enchant Christmas Market. You’ll find enchantment around every corner!
This was such a fun family event last year. There was something for everyone to enjoy. It is pricey but we still talk about it! Come read all out our Enchant Experience.
Said to be the best drive through light show in the entire state!! A must-see!!
Thanksgiving Night – Sunday, December 30
Sunday – Thursday (non-holidays*, non-prime days**):
6 – 9 p.m.
Friday – Saturday, holidays* & prime days**:
6 – 10 p.m.
Holidays* & Prime Days**:
*Holidays: Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, and Christmas Day
**Prime Days: December 10-13 & 17-20
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.
SCUBA DIVING SANTA TAKES THE PLUNGE AT SEA LIFE AQUARIUM
Celebrate the holiday season and see Scuba Diving Santa, along with his elf, make a jolly appearance in a water wonderland at SEA LIFE Grapevine Aquarium amongst sharks, stingrays, sea turtles, fish and other marine life, with special holiday dive shows and other festive fishy activities around the aquarium.
Holiday activities include:
-Scuba Diving Santa: Experience a dive show like no other with a jolly red-suited diver,
beard and all, along with his elf as they take the plunge in a magical dive show amongst
the fish, sharks and stingrays in SEA LIFE Grapevine’s 160,000-gallon ocean tank. Pose
for pictures and find out if Scuba Diving Santa thinks you’ve been naughty or nice.
Scheduled dives occur at 11:30 a.m. on Wednesdays and Saturdays, December 12, 15, 20
-Meet and Greet with Santa Sharky: Meet and pose for a holiday photo with Santa
Sharky. Fridays and Sundays, December 14, 16, 21 and 23 from 12 to 3 p.m.
-Elf on a Shelf: Try and find SEA LIFE’s mischievous elf Minnow as he move’s around the
aquarium. Snap a selfie with Minnow and share on Facebook or Twitter with the
hashtag #SeaLifeElfie for a chance to win an annual pass. Daily December 12 through 24.
-Holiday Cards for Creatures: All of SEA LIFE’s animals made the nice list this year.
However, which one is the nicest? The aquarium is asking the public to vote for their
favorite from sharks, rays and sea turtles by writing them a holiday card in the theater.
The sea creature with the most cards wins! Daily December 12 through 24.
What are you looking forward to doing this holiday with your family in Dallas this holiday season? Be sure and check out these free field trip ideas!