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Dallas Fort Worth Holiday Events 2013

 If you're looking for things to do over the holidays, such as Dallas Heritage Village Candlelight Christmas, Christmas on Main Street, Grapevine, Holiday at the Arboretum and much more, be sure to check out these Holiday Events below.

For more holiday events & "non-holiday" events, check out our Event Calendar for all the scoop!

An Old Fashioned Christmas

Date of event: 12/06/2013

Event Time: 06:00:00 PM till 08:30:00 PM

Cost: Free

Ages: All ages

Location Name: A.W. Perry Homestead Museum

Location Address: 1509 N. Perry Road, Carrollton, Texas 75006 Click for Google Map

Description: Victorian Carolers stroll the grounds spreading holiday cheer. Guides provide informal tours of the home decorated for the season. Children can make an old-fashioned Christmas tree ornament in the craft ten, and homemade style cookies and hot chocolate will be served. The small farm animal petting zoo is also returning to this year's event. Bring your whole family to this popular celebration.

Annual Toys for Tots Toy Drive Party

Date of event: 12/08/2013

Event Time: 01:00:00 PM till 04:00:00 PM

Cost: Free

Ages: All ages

Location Name: The Shops at Preston Village

Location Address: Dallas, TX 75231

Description: The party features a DJ, carolers, sleigh rides, train rides, classic family portraits, a photo button booth, portraits with Santa, tree lighting, food and drinks, bounce house, petting zoo, balloon art, face painting, sketch artist & more!

Birds Christmas Tree at the Fort Worth Botanic Gardens

Date of event: 12/07/2013

Event Time: 11:00:00 AM till 12:30:00 PM

Location Name: Fort Worth Botanic Garden

Location Address: 3220 Botanic Garden Blvd. Fort Worth, TX 76107 Click for Google Map

Description: Share your holiday gift giving with our feathered friends! Children of all ages are invited to make biodegradable bird treats ahead of time and bring them to the event to hang in the Garden’s Grove, providing food for wildlife and a little holiday cheer! This free event, complete with music and entertainment, is one of Fort Worth’s oldest holiday traditions.

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Campfire Christmas

Date of event: 12/21/2013

Event Time: 04:30:00 PM till 06:30:00 PM

Location Name: Ray Roberts Lake State Park – Isle du Bois Unit

Location Address: 100 PW 4137, Pilot Point, TX  Click for Google Map

Description: Enjoy an evening of yuletide spirit! Meet at the Lost Pines Amphitheater to enjoy a campfire, hot cocoa and other holiday treats. Make a traditional Christmas ornament and set out for a peaceful twilight hike. This will be a great opportunity to enjoy nature with your family and take a break from the hustle and bustle of the holiday season.

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Candelight Christmas

Date of event: 12/06/2013

Event Time: 05:00:00 PM till 09:00:00 PM

Location Name: Downtown Historic Carrollton

Description: Explore the beauty of Christmas with special candlelit activities on the Historic Square.

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Candlelight at Dallas Heritage Village

This event occurs Daily from 12/14/2013 to 12/15/2013

Event Time: 03:00:00 PM till 09:00:00 PM

Cost: Tickets available on line: Adults $12.00 Children 4-12 $8.00 Seniors $10.00

Location Name: Dallas Heritage Village at Old City Park

Location Address: 1515 S Harwood, Dallas, TX 75215 Click for Google Map

Description: Bring the family and experience Dallas holidays from 1840 to 1910. Carriage rides, games & activities for kids, pictures with St Nicholas, carolers and much more! Dinner and concessions available for extra cost.

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Caroling on Penn Farm

Date of event: 12/14/2013

Event Time: 06:30:00 PM till 08:00:00 PM

Location Name: Cedar Hill State Park

Location Address: 1570 F.M. 1382, Cedar Hill, TX Click for Google Map

Description: Take a lantern-lit tour of Penn Farm. As we explore this historic farm, you will hear stories of the Penn family and their pioneering spirit. Learn what life on the farm was like for this family as they farmed and raised livestock for over a century. The tour will wrap up with a Christmas carol sing-a-long around the campfire while enjoying hot chocolate, hot apple cider, cookies and other holiday treats.

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Christkindl Market

This event occurs Daily from 11/29/2013 to 12/22/2013

Cost: Free Admission

Ages: All Ages

Location Name: North side of the Ballpark

Location Address: Road to Six Flags and Ballpark Way, Arlington

Description: Christkindl Market (kris-kin-dill) is an enchanting family market in the tradition of markets held throughout Germany during the Holiday season. Featuring authentic German cuisine, beverages, entertainment, arts, crafts and holiday gifts. Nov 29th 5-10pm; HOURS: 12pm-9pm Tuesday - Thursday and Sunday; 12pm-10pm Friday; 10am-10pm Saturday

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Christmas at the Anatole

This event occurs Daily from 12/30/2013 to 01/04/2014

Cost: ADMISSION TO THE PARK: $9/Adults; Children age 7 to 17; $7/Children age 6 and under Free

Ages: All Ages

Location Name: Hilton Anatole

Location Address: 2201 Stemmons Freeway, Dallas,TX 75207 Click for Google Map

Description: "Sparkle!” offers outdoor ice skating, live shows, and a million twinkling lights! Ice rink resembling a scenic pond; Live stage entertainment by choirs and bands from area schools along with popular local musicians; Kids activities with face painting, bounce house, crafts and more; Tasty holiday treats including a hot chocolate bar, funnel cakes, gingerbread, sliders, warm spiced cider and specialty cocktails; Dallas Stars players, alumni and ice girls; Hockey clinics for kids; Dallas Mavericks Dancers; Penguins from the Dallas Zoo; “Bark in the Park” with pet costume contest; “Movie Mondays” showing holiday favorites. $6/Skate rental.

Christmas Celebration with The Dallas Symphony Orchestra

This event occurs Daily from 12/06/2013 to 12/22/2013

Location Name: Meyerson Symphony Center

Location Address: 2301 Flora St. Dallas, TX 75201

Description: The Dallas Symphony's beloved holiday tradition returns with a festive concert of seasonal hits and sacred and popular favorites. With the Dallas Symphony Chorus and Christmas Celebration Children's Choir, it's a treat for the entire family during the most magical time of the year!

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Christmas in the Ft Worth Stockyards

Date of event: 12/07/2013

Event Time: 02:00:00 PM till 06:00:00 PM

Cost: Free

Ages: All ages

Location Name: Ft Worth Historic Stockyards

Location Address: 121 E Exchange Ave, Ft Worth, TX Click for Google Map

Description: Activities Include: Lighting of the Christmas Tree, Holiday Parade, Cowboy Santa, Pony Rides, Chicken Roping, Petting Zoo, Caroling and lots more!

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Christmas on Main Street Grapevine

This event occurs Daily from 11/29/2013 to 12/22/2013

Cost: Free

Ages: All ages

Location Name: Main Street

Location Address: Grapevine, TX

Description: Step back in time this season at Christmas on Main! With the beautiful backdrop of the Victorian-style buildings dressed up with ribbons, bows and wreaths and set aglow with twinkling lights, children of all ages can see jolly Christmas characters including Santa on stilts, play reindeer games, experience the glass workshop at Vetro Glassblowing Studio, enjoy tractor-drawn wagon rides ($1 per person, per ride) and more. Christmas on Main hours: Fridays, 2 p.m. - 5 p.m. Saturdays, Noon - 5 p.m. Sundays, 2 p.m. - 5 p.m.

Christmas on the Square

Date of event: 12/07/2013

Event Time: 12:00:00 PM till 05:00:00 PM

Cost: Free

Ages: All ages

Location Name: Historic Downtown Weatherford

Location Address: 1 Courthouse Square Weatherford, TX 76086  Click for Google Map

Description: Christmas on the Square is a good ol’ fashion community event. There are lots of Children’s Activities, choirs singing, food booths, craft booths, gift ideas and so much more! Kids and parents alike will enjoy taking a break and visiting with Frosty, Rudolph and all of the season’s favorite characters.

Christmas on the Square

Date of event: 12/07/2013

Event Time: 11:00:00 AM till 05:00:00 PM

Cost: Free

Ages: All Ages

Location Name: Historic Downtown Carrollton TX

Description: Santa himself will ride in on “Old General” (the best antique Fire Truck in Dallas) at 10am and welcome boys and girls alike to the sweetest Christmas Town in Texas! Be whisked away into a magic wonderland full of snow hills, stage coach rides, kiddie trains, and bounce houses. Many Artisans, Craftspeople, Food Vendors, and entertainers will fill the Square and offer Christmas gifts/ideas, magic, and fun. Don’t forget all of our Old Downtown shops and restaurants will be open that day as well to offer you the best in shopping and dining. Please remember Old Downtown Carrollton is offering drop off points for Toys for Tots this year so feel free to bring an unwrapped toy and deposit it in one of the marked boxes for pick up on your journey through our square. Come experience Old Downtown Carrollton where age is but a number and Christmas is forever.

Christmas Tree Lighting

Date of event: 12/05/2013

Event Begins at: 07:00:00PM

Cost: Free

Ages: All ages

Location Name: Rockwall City Hall

Location Address: 385. S. Goliad, Rockwall Texas 75087  Click for Google Map

Description: Come for an evening of old fashioned holiday fun and music! There will be craft making in Santa's Workshop, free cookies, hot chocolate, coffee and live Christmas music. Jolly old St. Nick will stop by for a visit!

Dallas City Lights

Date of event: 11/16/2013

Event Time: 05:00:00 PM till 10:00:00 PM

Cost: FREE

Ages: All Ages

Location Name: Main Street Garden

Location Address: 1902 Main Street Dallas, TX 75201 Click for Google Map

Description: The holidays begin Downtown with City Lights! Each year, City Lights grows with a new element of awe, and this year will be no different with a special performance by the Invincible Czars at Belo Garden (6:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.), strolling carolers, and more! The “Holiday Festival” along Main Street continues throughout the evening. Enjoy family friendly activities including: an outdoor market, face painting, kids crafts, musical performances, food, and much more. The “Holiday Light Show” lights up the night at 7:00 p.m., with the lighting of the Holiday Tree!

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DFW Trucks for Tots Event

Date of event: 12/14/2013

Event Time: 11:00:00 AM till 05:00:00 PM

Ages: All Ages

Location Name: The Shops at Park Lane

Location Address: 8080 Park Lane #770 Dallas, TX 75231 Click for Google Map

Description: Food Trucks Come Together for a charity event. An annual event designed to help the communities less fortunate and provide children with toys for the holidays. The US Marines will be on hand to help collect toys so guests are encouraged to bring a new, unwrapped toy for local under privileged children. Santa will be there for kids to take pictures with, in addition to live music, and local performances including Renaissance Chamber Choir, Naaman Forest HS Sterling Stars & Varsity Cheerleaders. With 15 food trucks including Rock And Roll Tacos, Easy Slider, Cajun Tailgators, Ruthie’s, and the new Mo’Joe A Go-Go coffee truck and more. The purpose of this event is to give back to the community after all the love that has been shown to us food truck owners.

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Dickens in Historic Downtown Plano

Date of event: 12/06/2013

Event Time: 06:00:00 PM till 10:00:00 PM

Cost: varies

Ages: all

Location Name: Downtown Plano, Haggard Park

Location Address: 901 E. 15th Street Plano, TX 75074 Click for Google Map

Description: Entertainment will include local dance companies, churches and schools. Concessions will consist of hot drinks for the cool evening, soft drinks, kettle korn, corn dogs, funnel cakes, and a food lover’s fare from several of the downtown restaurants. Children can take part in the many activities offered including a visit with Santa, horse drawn carriage rides, mini train rides, a T-ball Challenge, glide down an inflatable slide and parachute in the Airborne Adventure.

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Dickens in Historic Downtown Plano

Date of event: 12/06/2013

Event Time: 06:00:00 PM till 10:00:00 PM

Cost: Free Admission

Ages: All ages

Location Name: Haggard Park

Location Address: 901 E. 15th Street, Historic Downtown Plano Click for Google Map

Description: Come enjoy the festivities of the season with carolers, music on multiple stages and a visit with Santa! Delight in great shopping, food, hand bell choirs and a variety of other wonderful entertainment that includes performances by area choirs, dance groups, carolers and more! To accommodate shoppers, the downtown merchants will be staying open late. The annual tree lighting ceremony will take place at 7pm. Come see our new holiday tree! Santa will be in his house to talk with kids from 6:30pm to 9pm.

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Family Connection Night - Twas the Month Before Christmas!

Date of event: 11/23/2013

Event Time: 06:00:00 PM till 08:00:00 PM

Cost: FREE

Ages: All ages

Location Name: This Side UP! Family FUN Center

Location Address: 1100 Capital Ave. Plano, TX 75074  Click for Google Map

Description: Bring an unwrapped pre-teen/teen gift or 5 non-perishable food items to donate to needy families in Plano this Christmas! Pic with Santa, wonderful entertainment, Crafts, Food, FUN activities and more!

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Firewheel Town Center's Hometown Holidays

Date of event: 11/23/2013

Event Begins at: 03:00:00PM

Cost: Free

Location Name: Firewheel Town Center

Location Address: 245 Cedar Sage Dr., Garland, TX 75040 Click for Google Map

Description: Activities in the park 3pm-6pm; Santa Parade - 6pm; Tree Lighting - 6:30pm

Gingertown Dallas at NorthPark Center

This event occurs Daily from 12/03/2013 to 12/08/2013

Cost: Free

Ages: All ages

Location Name: NorthPark Center (Level One near Nordstrom)

Location Address: 8687 North Central Expressway Dallas, Texas 75225  Click for Google Map

Description: Now in its 4th year, the Annual Gingertown Dallas is one of the biggest gingerbread house events in North Texas with proceeds benefiting charity. Founded in 2006 by David M. Schwarz Architects, Gingertown is a unique holiday initiative which brings together talent from local design, engineering and construction firms for a live build competition to help spread joy and hope during the holidays. Live Build: Dec 3 @ 5-9 PM; On View Dec 3- 8

Grapevine Carol of Lights

Date of event: 11/25/2013

Event Time: 07:00:00 PM till 09:00:00 PM

Cost: Free

Location Name: Town Square Gazebo

Location Address: 300 Block of Main Street Historic Downtown Grapevine

Description: Sparkle and shine in the heart of Historic Downtown Grapevine! See Mayor William D. Tate flip the switch that transforms Historic Downtown Grapevine into the Christmas Capital of Texas. Guests will enjoy musical performances and hot chocolate will be available.

Grapevine Family Christmas Movies

This event occurs Daily from 12/02/2013 to 12/23/2013

Cost: $5.00

Location Name: Palace Theatre

Location Address: 300 South Main St, Grapevine Click for Google Map

Description: There’s no better place to watch a classic Christmas movie than a classic theatre in a historic downtown! Movies include: White Christmas, It’s A Wonderful Life, A Christmas Story, and A Charlie Brown Christmas/How the Grinch Stole Christmas.

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Have a Holly Jolly Holiday at LEGOLAND Discovery Center

This event occurs each Week on Wednesday from 12/11/2013 to 12/25/2013

Event Time: 02:00:00 PM till 04:00:00 PM

Cost: Price: Admission is $19 for adults, $15 for children ages 3 to 12, and free for kids 2 and under.

Ages: All ages

Location Name: LEGOLAND Discovery Center

Location Address: 3000 Grapevine Mills Pkwy, Grapevine, TX 76051  Click for Google Map

Description: The weather outside may be frightful but LEGO bricks are always delightful! Join LEGOLAND Discovery Center as they celebrate the holiday season with festive family-friendly activities. Search for Santa in a scavenger hunt through MINILAND starting Dec. 11. Write your letter to Santa while enjoying complimentary milk & cookies, Dec. 11, 18 & 25 from 2-4pm. For a minimum $1 donation to Merlin’s Magic Wand, build a LEGO ornament to hang on the attraction's tree, Dec. 14, 15, 21 & 22 from 11am-2pm.

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Heritage Farmstead Museum Presents: Lantern Light

Date of event: 12/14/2013

Event Time: 03:00:00 PM till 09:00:00 PM

Cost: Pre-registration: $8 for adults; $4 for kids 12 and under; 2 and under are free. Day of: $10 for adu

Ages: All ages

Location Name: Heritage Farmstead Museum

Location Address: 1900 West 15th Street, Plano TX Click for Google Map

Description: Join us for a special reunion inspired by the return of little Hunter to the home of his grandmother Mary Alice Farrell in December 1914. Mr. and Mrs. Claus will host 1914: A Holiday Homecoming featuring turn of the century games and crafts, model train sets, live music performed by local children's choirs, stories told by the North 40 Storytellers Guild, mule driven wagon rides, and so much more! Experience the Farmstead as the sun goes down when over 100 kerosene lanterns will be lit. Whether it has been days or years, come home to the Farmstead for this unique holiday celebration. Save by pre-registering! RESCHEDULED to DEC 14th.

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Holiday at the Arboretum

This event occurs Daily from 11/30/2013 to 12/31/2013

Location Name: Dallas Arboretum

Location Address: 8525 Garland Rd Dallas, TX 75218 Click for Google Map

Description: Thousands visit the Arboretum each winter to enjoy the sparkling interior decor of the historic DeGolyer Estate. Featured this year are over 500 angels courtesy of the Dallas Pi Beta Phi Alumnae. Visitors can delight in the festive decorations at the DeGolyer home, take a stroll through the gardens to view seasonal plantings, and enjoy a variety of family-friendly activities throughout the holiday season.

Holiday Bash

Date of event: 11/23/2013

Event Time: 12:00:00 PM till 04:00:00 PM

Cost: Free

Ages: All ages

Location Name: The Shops at Willow Bend in the Connection Court

Location Address: 6121 W. Park Blvd. Plano, TX 75093  Click for Google Map

Description: The Shops at Willow Bend has invited out local dance troops for the Holiday Bash. The Holiday Bash is a high energy event with a DJ, dance troops, special discount on Santa photos and more!

Holiday Fun Zone

Date of event: 11/29/2013

Event Begins at: 02:00:00PM

Cost: FREE

Ages: All ages

Location Name: General Worth Square

Location Address: along Main Street between 8th & 9th Streets

Description: Holiday Fun Zone opens in General Worth Square located along Main Street between 8th & 9th Streets. This area features entertainment, children's holiday craft-making and food from a downtown restaurant. Food from Downtown restaurants will be featured, along with beverages and lighted parade merchandise. Cowboy Santas volunteers will collect toys in the Holiday Fun Zone as well as in the three food and beverage areas above. Everyone is encouraged to bring an unwrapped toy (for up to 12 years of age) to give to the Cowboy Santas to help give kids around Fort Worth have a brighter holiday! For more than 30 years, the city has gathered, sorted and helped distribute toys throughout Tarrant County to children of families with income at or below 150% of poverty income guidelines. Toy donations must be new. Items that pose a health or safety risk cannot be accepted, including toys that represent violence.

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Holiday Lighting Festival of Denton

Date of event: 12/06/2013

Event Time: 05:30:00 PM till 09:30:00 PM

Ages: All ages

Location Name: Denton Historic Courthouse

Location Address: 110 West Hickory Street, Denton TX Click for Google Map

Description: The festivities at our 25th annual Holiday Lighting Festival will start at 5:45 p.m. on the Courthouse Square. Event include: Lighting of Christmas Tree on Historic Courthouse Lawn, visits with Santa, a children’s arts and crafts area, Wassail Fest, and live music by local musicians..

Holiday Pop in Play

This event occurs each Week on Monday from 12/23/2013 to 12/30/2013

Event Time: 10:00:00 AM till 04:30:00 PM

Cost: $7/child; Parents are FREE!

Ages: 2-12 years old

Location Name: Pump it Up

Location Address: 7164 Technology Drive, Frisco Click for Google Map

Description: Burn off some holiday steam! NO reservations necessary, must wear socks, parents must stay.

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Holiday Story Time at The Colony Library

Date of event: 12/18/2013

Event Begins at: 07:00:00PM

Cost: free

Ages: All Ages

Location Name: Colony Public Library

Location Address: 6800 Main St. The Colony, TX 75056 Click for Google Map

Description: Join Ms. Amanda and Ms. Julie for an epic holiday storytime with stories, songs, and a puppet show. We will be in the storytime corner. No registration is required.

Holiday Stroll

Date of event: 12/07/2013

Event Time: 03:00:00 PM till 08:00:00 PM

Cost: Free

Ages: All Ages

Location Name: Old Town Lewisville

Location Address: N Mill St. and W Main St. Lewisville, TX 75057

Description: Highlights will include Christmas Parade at 3 p.m., followed by Holiday Stroll activities from 4 to 8 p.m. with such activities as the city’s Christmas Tree Lighting, Gingerbread House Contest, visits with Santa Claus, unveiling the Christmas Window Display tour, live music and entertainment, children’s crafts and more.

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Holiday Tea

This event occurs Daily from 11/29/2013 to 12/31/2013

Event Time: 11:00:00 AM till 02:00:00 PM

Cost: Standard $47/person; Champagne $57/person

Ages: For adults only.

Location Name: Dallas Arboretum

Location Address: 8525 Garland Rd Dallas, TX 75218 Click for Google Map

Description: To enhance your holiday experience at the Arboretum enjoy a magical setting in the DeGolyer Garden Cafe and Tea Room for Holiday Tea. Call 214-515-6511 for your reservations.

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Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony

Date of event: 12/07/2013

Event Time: 06:30:00 PM till 08:00:00 PM

Cost: Free Admission

Ages: All ages

Location Name: Farmers Branch Historical Park

Location Address: 2540 Farmers Branch Lane, Farmer's Branch Click for Google Map

Description: Come out and join us as we light up the tree & other festivities such as Fireworks Show· Visit with Santa Claus; KidZone; Snow Tubing Hill· Dallas Puppet Theater; Complimentary Hot Chocolate and Holiday Treats; Tours of Historical Structures. Tree lighting @ 7pm.

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Holidays at the Hearth

Date of event: 12/14/2013

Event Time: 01:00:00 PM till 04:00:00 PM

Ages: All ages

Location Name: Log Cabin Village

Location Address: 2100 Log Cabin Village Lane (across from the Fort Worth Zoo), Fort Worth.

Description: Enjoy holiday music, string popcorn and cranberries, spin the dreidel, help make pomander balls, ornaments, and more! You can even have your photo taken with our historic St. Nick ($5 fee for photo and folder). No reservations required. Cost is regular Village admission plus a $2 craft fee to make an old-fashioned ornament.

Illumination Celebration

This event occurs Daily from 11/29/2013 to 12/24/2013

Cost: Free

Ages: All ages

Location Name: Galleria Mall

Location Address: 13350 Dallas Pky, Dallas, TX 75380  Click for Google Map

Description: The nation’s tallest indoor Christmas tree illuminates in grand fashion for a special tree lighting choreographed to magical sounds of the season. The Illumination Celebration can be seen from all levels around the Christmas Tree. Showtimes: Daily at noon, 2pm, 4pm, 6pm and 8 pm. (No 8 pm shows on Sundays)

Jingle Bell Run

Date of event: 12/07/2013

Cost: Free to spectators; admission fee to run.

Location Name: Chesapeake Plaza

Location Address: Ft Worth, TX

Description: Chosen as one of the Most Incredible Themed Races, Jingle Bell Run/Walk for Arthritis is a fun and festive way to kick off your holidays by helping others! Wear a holiday themed costume. Tie jingle bells to your shoelaces. Raise funds to fight arthritis, the nation's leading cause of disability. Run or walk a 5 kilometer route with your team members and celebrate the season by giving.

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KwanzaaFest

This event occurs Daily from 12/14/2013 to 12/15/2013

Cost: Free

Location Name: Automobile Building at Fair Park

Location Address: 1010 First Ave, Fair Park, Dallas Click for Google Map

Description: KwanzaaFest has maintained its FREE admission to the public, thanks to our vast number of sponsors. KwanzaaFest is Sat from 10am-7pm and Sun from 11am-6pm in the Automobile Building at Fair Park, Dallas.

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LANTERN LIGHT: 1914 A Holiday Homecoming

Date of event: 12/14/2013

Event Time: 03:00:00 PM till 08:00:00 PM

Cost: Pre-register online $8.50 Adults $4.00 children/Seniors; Children under 3 are free. $10 Adults $5 Ch

Ages: All ages

Location Name: Heritage Farmstead Museum

Location Address: 1900 West 15th Street Plano Texas 75075 Click for Google Map

Description: Our unforgettable holiday experience will include tours of the Farrell Wilson House and a peek at the family as they prepare for Christmas. Visitors can go upstairs and hear a story from North Forty Story Tellers. As they stroll the 4 acre site guests can visit with Santa, listen to songs of the season in our historic pole barn; visitors can take a mule driven wagon ride and check out model trains and our authentic Model T on display. There will be games and crafts for children to enjoy, outdoor cooking, blacksmith, pottery, dairy presentations and so much more.

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LEGOLAND Discovery Center Holly Jolly Holidays

This event occurs Daily from 12/01/2013 to 12/31/2013

Location Name: LEGOLAND Discovery Center Dallas/Fort Worth

Location Address: 3000 Grapevine Mills Parkway Grapevine, TX 76051 Click for Google Map

Description: It looks like Santa has taken over MINILAND and he has a secret message that we need your help solving! Do you still need to write a wish list down to send to Santa? Come visit us between 2pm-4pm on Wednesday, December 11th and Wednesday December 18th to write your very own letter to Santa. Don't forget to drop it in our LEGO mailbox so we can send it off to the North Pole! We all know Santa loves his milk and cookies, so we wanted to give you a special treat, too! Stop by the cafe from 2pm-4pm on Wednesday, December 11th,18th and 25th for a FREE cookie and juice! *While Supplies last We need help decorating our LEGO tree this holiday season! Drop by our retail store on Saturday, Decemeber 14th 21st and Sunday, December 15th and 22nd between 11am-1pm and donate $1 to Merlin Magic Wand and build an ornament to place on our tree.

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Lighting of the Hanukkah Menorah

This event occurs Daily from 11/27/2013 to 12/05/2013

Event Begins at: 05:00:00PM

Cost: Free

Ages: All ages

Location Name: Galleria Mall

Location Address: 13350 Dallas Pky, Dallas, TX 75380  Click for Google Map

Description: Celebrate Chanukah with our large-scale Menorah. Following the first lighting on November 27, enjoy entertainment, refreshments and goodies for the kids. As with tradition, another candle is lit each subsequent night of Chanukah.

Menorah Lighting

Date of event: 12/01/2013

Event Begins at: 05:30:00PM

Cost: Free

Ages: All ages

Location Name: NorthPark Center (Level One near Nordstrom)

Location Address: 8687 North Central Expressway Dallas, Texas 75225  Click for Google Map

Description: Join NorthPark Center and Rabbi Dubrawsky from the Chabad of Dallas to celebrate Chanukah with the lighting of the menorah in the Festival of Lights. Complimentary refreshments will be served after the lights have been kindled.

NightScare Before Christmas

This event occurs Daily from 12/13/2013 to 12/14/2013

Cost: $17 General Admission, $22 VIP Admission

Location Name: Moxley Manor House

Location Address: 510 Harwood Road, Bedford TX Click for Google Map

Description: The Holiday season has a new twist with NightScare Before Christmas at Moxley Manor Haunted House. A Nightscare Before Christmas will have all the screams that were heard throughout October, only now it is our Elves that have taken over Moxley Manor in our Christmas themed haunted house.

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North Pole Express in Grapevine

This event occurs Daily from 11/29/2013 to 12/22/2013

Cost: $25 per ticket (ages 24 months and over)

Ages: All Ages

Location Name: Grapevine Vintage Railroad

Location Address: 705 S. Main St. Grapevine, TX 76051 Click for Google Map

Description: Your experience begins at the Historic Cotton Belt Depot platform where you board the beautifully decorated Victorian Rail Coaches and are greeted by elves, minstrels and carolers. Departing the platform, you will enjoy live entertainment and the reading of a Christmas story when every child will receive a “We Believe” Silver Santa Bell. Riders return to a transformed platform that now leads to the North Pole where all are in search of Santa. You will then enter a Winter Wonderland through a Christmas Tree Maze to a dazzling North Pole stage where Santa Helpers and costumed characters perform a high energy exciting traditional Christmas Show that culminates with the arrival of Santa. Santa greets the audience and asks all “Who Believe” to ring their Santa bells and the North Pole is alive with the jingles of hundreds of bells. Santa wishes everyone a Happy Christmas and then shares his Frosty Chocolate Snow Milk served in a memory mug to all the boys and girls. Santa also gives everyone a voucher for a Family Photo with him at the North Pole General Store. You can go get it right then or come back anytime during the week between noon and 7 p.m. Limit one per family. Recurring weekly on Sunday, Friday, Saturday.

Old Town Christmas Market

Date of event: 12/07/2013

Event Begins at: 09:00:00AM

Ages: All ages

Location Name: Downtown Rockwall - Historic Square

Location Address: 101 E. Rusk Street Rockwall, TX 75087  Click for Google Map

Description: The Old Town Christmas Market is an open-air art market offering art, homemade goods and crafts. The Market is hosted in conjunction with the Annual Kiwanis Christmas Parade. The Market is located on in Historic Downtown Rockwall on San Jacinto Plaza just south of the Historic Courthouse. Rockwall Old Town Shoppes will be hosting special holiday sales. Join us for warm beverages, holiday sounds and friendly faces at the Old Town Christmas Market.

Pajama Party with Santa

This event occurs each Week on Tuesday from 11/19/2013 to 12/17/2013

Event Begins at: 06:00:00PM

Location Name: Town East Mall

Location Address: 2063 Town East Mall | Mesquite, Texas 75150  Click for Google Map

Description: Start a new tradition and visit Santa in your pajamas. Bring your child's favorite stuffed animal, blanket or book and capture a magical and memorable moment, sure to be remembered for years to come. Bring a new unwrapped toy to donate to Toys for Tots and create a memorable moment for a deserving child in our community too. And with a $3 donation for Toys for Tots, you can receive a customized email letter from Santa on Christmas Eve.

PSO Home for the Holidays

Date of event: 12/22/2013

Event Begins at: 07:30:00PM

Ages: All ages

Location Name: St Andrew United Methodist Church

Location Address: 5801 West Plano Parkway Plano, TX 75093 Click for Google Map

Description: Enjoy your favorite holiday music, the popular sing-along, the magnificent pipe organ and special guests with Hector Guzman, Steve Amerson and your Plano Symphony Orchestra.

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Scuba Diving Santa Takes the Plunge at SEA LIFE Aquarium

This event occurs each Week on Wednesday from 12/11/2013 to 12/18/2013

Event Time: 11:00:00 AM till 12:00:00 PM

Cost: Admission is $19 for adults, $15 for children ages 3 to 12, and free for kids 2 and under.

Ages: All ages

Location Name: SEA LIFE Aquarium Grapevine

Location Address: 3000 Grapevine Mills Pkwy, Grapevine, TX 76051 Click for Google Map

Description: Scuba Diving Santa and his elf are back, and ready to take the plunge to entertain you amongst the fish and sharks in SEA LIFE Aquarium's 145,000-gallon tank. Scheduled dives occur at 11 a.m. Wed., December 11 & 18 and Sat., December 14 & 21. SEA LIFE visitors will be able write and mail a letter to Santa. Letters can be written from 12 p.m.- 2 p.m. Wed., December 11 & 18 and Sat., December 14 and 21.

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Scuba Diving Santa Takes the Plunge at SEA LIFE Aquarium

This event occurs each Week on Saturday from 12/14/2013 to 12/21/2013

Event Time: 11:00:00 AM till 12:00:00 PM

Cost: Admission is $19 for adults, $15 for children ages 3 to 12, and free for kids 2 and under.

Ages: All ages

Location Name: SEA LIFE Aquarium Grapevine

Location Address: 3000 Grapevine Mills Pkwy, Grapevine, TX 76051 Click for Google Map

Description: Scuba Diving Santa and his elf are back, and ready to take the plunge to entertain you amongst the fish and sharks in SEA LIFE Aquarium's 145,000-gallon tank. Scheduled dives occur at 11 a.m. Wed., December 11 & 18 and Sat., December 14 & 21. SEA LIFE visitors will be able write and mail a letter to Santa. Letters can be written from 12 p.m.- 2 p.m. Wed., December 11 & 18 and Sat., December 14 and 21.

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Sights and Sounds of the Season

This event occurs Daily from 12/03/2013 to 12/24/2013

Cost: Free

Ages: All ages

Location Name: NorthPark Center

Location Address: 8687 N. Central Expressway Dallas, Texas 75225  Click for Google Map

Description: NorthPark Center welcomes more than 150 professional, school, church, synagogue and community groups to take the stage in celebration of the holidays. Performances include Metropolitan Winds, Dallas Ballet Company, Texas Ballet Theater School, Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing & Visual Arts' Repertory Dance I & II, Dallas Black Dance Theatre Academy, Collin County Ballet Theatre, Plano Children's Theatre, Dallas Asian American Youth Orchestras, Fort Worth Academy of Fine Arts, among many others.

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Six Flags Holiday in the Park

This event occurs Daily from 11/23/2013 to 12/31/2013

Cost: starting at $34.99

Ages: All ages

Location Name: Six Flags Over Texas

Location Address: 2201 Road to Six Flags Arlington, TX 76010  Click for Google Map

Description: More than 1 million lights twinkle at the amusement park for this seasonal event. Choirs, carolers, Santa, tasty holiday treats and thousands of twinkling lights. Closed Christmas Eve & Christmas Day

SPCA Home for the Holidays Pet Adoption Center at NorthPark

This event occurs Daily from 11/29/2013 to 12/23/2013

Location Name: NorthPark Center (Level One between Macy's and Dillard's)

Location Address: 8687 North Central Expressway Dallas, Texas 75225  Click for Google Map

Description: Celebrating its 23rd year, the SPCA of Texas' Home for the Holidays Pet Adoption Center at NorthPark Center has provided special adoption experiences for more than 6,000 four-legged animals and their loving new families. Assistance is offered at select times to help families choose the right animals for their lifestyle. Adoption fees are $185 to $285 for puppies 0-6 months, $95 to $195 for dogs 6 months and older, $75 for senior dogs 7 years and older and $50 for VIP dogs (those that have been waiting for a home for over 30 days); $125 for kittens, $95 for cats, $75 for senior cats 7 years and older and $50 for VIP cats. The fee includes spay/neuter surgery, all age-appropriate vaccinations, de-worming treatment, a heartworm test for dogs six months and older, initial heartworm preventative for dogs, a feline leukemia test for cats four months and older, a microchip and a free leash or cardboard cat carrier.

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St. Andrew UMC Annual Advent Workshop

Date of event: 11/24/2013

Event Time: 04:00:00 PM till 06:00:00 PM

Cost: The event is free; dinner $8 for adults; $5 for children; or a $20 family maximum. The make-a-plate

Ages: all ages

Location Name: St. Andrew UMC, Smith Worship Center

Location Address: 5801 Plano Parkway, Plano, TX 75093 Click for Google Map

Description: The evening will feature dinner, crafts, including making keepsake plates, family photos, and four live nativity performances featuring a dramatic representation of the Christmas story with actors, live animals, dancers and music at 4:30 p.m., 5 p.m., 5:30 p.m., and 6 p.m. Event is open to the community Dinner is sponsored by the United Methodist Men. Registration for dinner and making plates is Reigster online by clicking the link.

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Sundance Square Christmas Tree Lighting

Date of event: 11/23/2013

Event Begins at: 06:00:00PM

Cost: Free

Ages: All ages

Location Name: Sundance Square

Location Address: Main Street - between 3rd & 4th, Ft Worth, TX

Description: Lights, Cameras, Christmas! Mark the beginning of the holiday season by attending the annual lighting of the Sundance Square Christmas Tree in the new, captivating Sundance Square Plaza. Gaze at the grand blue spruce towering more than 50 feet in all its glittering beauty. Enjoy the sights and sounds of Christmas and complete your visit with a memorable photograph with Santa Claus himself.

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The Big Texas Toy Run

Date of event: 12/14/2013

Event Begins at: 09:00:00AM

Ages: All motorcyclists welcome.

Description: The Big Texas Toy Run (TBTTR), a 501c(3) Charity, is a combined effort of the biker community dedicated to raising monies and toys for Metroplex children with intellectual and physical disabilities. The Big Texas Toy Run benefits Mental Health-Mental Retardation (MHMR) of Tarrant County, Metrocare Services (the MHMR in Dallas County), and other children's charities in the Metroplex associated with our beneficiaries. The toys collected from donations are distributed to thousands of underprivileged and challenged children all over the Metroplex. All funds donated are disbursed equally and earmarked for educational needs and recreational use only.

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The Trains at NorthPark

This event occurs Daily from 11/23/2013 to 01/05/2014

Cost: $6/Adults, $3/Children & seniors (65 and older). Children under 2 are free.

Location Name: NorthPark Center (Level Two between Barneys New York and Nordstrom)

Location Address: 8687 N. Central Expressway Dallas, Texas 75225  Click for Google Map

Description: The most elaborate toy trains exhibit in Texas, The Trains at NorthPark includes trains rolling across 1,600 feet of track on a journey across America. Cityscapes include downtown Dallas, with the beautiful Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge, the State Fair of Texas and the Cotton Bowl; New York City’s Times Square and Grand Central Terminal; Washington, D.C. with The White House; New England’s fall foliage; the Grand Canyon, Route 66, San Francisco’s Golden Gate Bridge and various other highlights. The exhibit encompasses more than 4,000 square feet of train themed environments, with all the trimmings of the holiday train travel experience—steam engine and coach cars, a ticket booth and a train station as well as interactive features. More than 80,000 people visit The Trains at NorthPark each season as part of their holiday tradition. The Trains at NorthPark™ hours: Mon - Sat @ 10am - 9pm; Sun @ 12pm - 6pm; Thanksgiving Eve @ 10AM - 6PM; Thanksgiving & Christmas Day -Closed; Christmas Eve @ 10AM - 4PM; New Year's Eve @10AM - 6PM; New Year's Day @ 12PM - 6PM

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Treats of Christmas

Date of event: 12/21/2013

Event Time: 10:00:00 AM till 07:00:00 PM

Cost: Free

Location Name: NorthPark Center (Level one near Macy’s and level two between Nordstrom and Macy’s)

Location Address: 8687 N. Central Expressway Dallas, Texas 75225  Click for Google Map

Description: Join NorthPark Center for the ultimate holiday bake sale benefiting the North Texas Food Bank's Cooking Matters™. Presented by the Texas Chefs Association, dozens of premier chefs from area restaurants and catering companies present an assortment of gourmet cakes, sweets, pies and cookies available for purchase. Cooking Matters™ empowers more than 15,000 families each year with the skills, knowledge and confidence to prepare healthy and affordable meals. Treats of Christmas takes place in two locations, to be announced at a later date.

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Tree Lighting at Dallas Galleria

Date of event: 11/29/2013

Event Time: 12:00:00 PM till 01:00:00 PM

Cost: Free

Ages: All Ages

Location Name: Galleria Mall

Location Address: 13350 Dallas Pkwy, Dallas TX Click for Google Map

Description: Olympic figure skater Kurt Browning kicks off the Macy’s Grand Tree Lighting Celebration at Galleria Dallas! Every show features Missile Toes, Galleria’s ice-skating, back-flipping, pyrotechnic Santa Claus, live performances by Olympic and National Champion – ranked skaters, and local children introduce the lighting of the country’s tallest indoor tree.

Victorian Christmas at Nash Farm

Date of event: 12/07/2013

Event Time: 03:00:00 PM till 06:00:00 PM

Cost: Free Admission

Ages: All Ages

Location Name: Nash Farm

Location Address: 626 Ball St near Historic Downtown Grapevine

Description: See what a Victorian, handmade Christmas was all about. Make traditional ornaments, hear Christmas stories, enjoy a hot wassail and homemade cookies.

Vitruvian Lights: Magical Nights of Lights Festival

This event occurs Daily from 11/23/2013 to 01/01/2014

Cost: Free

Ages: All Ages

Location Name: Vitruvian Park

Location Address: 3850 Vitruvian Way, Addison, 75001 Click for Google Map

Description: Get ready for your new holiday tradition! Vitruvian Park in Addison will be transformed into a dazzling holiday wonderland--Vitruvian Lights. Millions of sparkling LED lights, wrapped around more than 200 trees, will transform the park into a magical holiday wonderland. Addison Mayor Todd Meier will flip the lighting switch at 7:00pm on November 23, and you won't want to miss it! After the lighting ceremony, and again on December 1, 8 and 15, Vitruvian Park will be THE place to be to enjoy holiday cheer and merriment with live entertainment, Santa for photo ops, exclusive holiday shopping, and yummy treats and drinks to kick off your holiday celebration. If you can't make it for the weekend festivities, feel free to drive (or walk) through the lighting display every night from Nov. 23-January 1.

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Weekend Visits with Santa at the Arboretum

This event occurs Daily from 11/29/2013 to 12/22/2013

Event Time: 12:00:00 PM till 04:00:00 PM

Location Name: Dallas Arboretum

Location Address: 8525 Garland Rd Dallas, TX 75218 Click for Google Map

Description: Give your kids a chance to sit on Santa's knee and go over their Christmas lists before the holidays. A visit with Santa also makes for a great photo opportunity and usually ends with free candy canes and other goodies. There will not be a professional photographer present so be sure to bring your camera! Santa will be available on weekends and select evenings. He will return to the North Pole promptly at 4 p.m. on December 22 so he can load up his sleigh. Saturdays and Sundays only.

Winter Whistler Express

This event occurs Daily from 11/29/2013 to 12/21/2013

Location Name: Trinity Railway Express

Location Address: see website for train schedule and departure locations

Description: See the Trinity Railway Express Transformed Into A Winter Wonderland Filled With Holiday Fun For All Ages including Visits from Santa; Story Time; Holiday carolers And much more! Friday, November 29 and Every Saturday, November 30 - December 21

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