Spooky season has come and gone, and now it’s time to bring out your comfy sweaters and get into the holiday mood! Looking for the best places for a season date night or family getaway? Arlington has all you need from glowing lights to artisan markets and spirited shows. Here are 2019’s top spots to get your fill of holiday spirit in DFW:
- Six Flags Over Texas Holiday in the Park, November 23 – January 5, Daily
Six Flags Over Texas / 2201 E. Road to Six Flags Street / Arlington, TX / 76010
Arlington is pretty much a Hallmark movie with seasonal cheer around every corner – even our roller coasters get into it. Twinkling lights cover Six Flags Over Texas, and it becomes Holiday In The Park, filled with enchanting experiences sure to capture the holiday spirit. FUN FACT: You can get our when you book your getaway with us. Say hello to holiday savings!
- Texas Christkindl Market, November 29 – December 22, Daily; Ice Rink open November 29 – January 12
1650 E Randol Mill Rd. / Arlington, TX / 76011
Back for 2019, the Texas Christkindl Market is bigger and better than ever! An Arlington favorite, this delightful, FREE, family-friendly market, inspired by a cherished German tradition, features holiday gifts, decorations, music, an ice skating rink and more. Holiday shoppers will enjoy exclusive Käthe Wohlfahrt Christmas decorations and designs from the renowned Rothenburg ob der Tauber Christmas Village in Germany, as well as over 20 holiday vendors and food options. Join us for an Arlington tradition!
- Hooray for Holidays: Theatre Arlington’s Musical TV Special, November 22 – December 15, Thursdays – Sundays
Theatre Arlington / 305 West Main Street / Arlington, TX / 76010
We all loved gathering around the TV to watch the holiday specials. Join Theatre Arlington as we imagine what it would be like to have our own show complete with singing, dancing and special guest stars every performance.
- Happy Holidays Pop-Up Shop, November 30 – December 22, Tuesday – Saturday 10 am – 5 pm, Sunday 1 pm – 5 pm
Arlington Museum of Art / 201 West Main Street / Arlington, TX / 76010
‘Tis the season to celebrate and support local skill while you’re at it! 817 Arts Alliance empowers local artisans by providing affordable venues for them to bring their creations to market. Stop by the Happy Holidays Pop-Up Shot (HHPS) for one of a kind works of art, fine craft and other handmade goodies from ceramics to jewelry to bath products and more!
- AMH Spectacular Christmas, December 7 – 14, Every Saturday
Arlington Music Hall / 224 North Center Street / Arlington, TX / 76011
The magical, musical celebration of the holiday season! AMH Spectacular Christmas showcases sensational singers, dynamic dancers, colorful costumes, sparkling special effects and even a visit from Santa himself. Don’t miss the Texas talent on display in this holiday show at the historic landmark .
- Breakfast with Santa, December 7 – 21, Every Saturday
Epic Waters Indoor Waterpark / 2970 Epic Place / Grand Prairie, TX / 75051
Epic Waters Indoor Waterpark just got a little more magical! Bring your little ones to have breakfast with Santa. Enjoy a souvenir photo with Santa, a delicious breakfast buffet, holiday crafts and all-day splash and play. Advance tickets required, and get them !
- 2019 Interlochen Lights, December 13 – 25, Daily
Interlochen Neighborhood / Westwood Dr. at Randol Mill Rd. / Arlington, TX
There’s something special about grabbing your hot chocolate and going on a drive though neighborhood lights. Interlochen Lights is one of the largest holiday lights displays in north Texas! Every year more than 200 homeowners in this northwest Arlington neighborhood celebrate the season with festive lights and holiday-themed displays. Even better – admission is free! Check out the for full travel route information.
- Christmas at the Palace, December 14 – 21, Every Saturday
Ripley’s Believe It or Not! / 601 E. Palace Pkwy. / Grand Prairie, TX / 75050
Bring the family to Christmas at the Palace for a truly unique experience. Enjoy a glee-filled breakfast and picture with Santa Claus, fun holiday crafts and unlimited time in all five of the Ripley attractions. After time with St. Nick, see your favorite celebrities at Louis Tussaud’s Palace of Wax, test your skills in the Enchanted Mirror Maze and so much more!
- Holiday Lights Parade, December 14, 2 pm – 7 pm
Downtown Arlington /
Bring your friends and family to bask in the glow of the Annual Holiday Lights Parade. Start off with pictures with Santa, Reindeer Games, and Movies in City Council Chambers before the parade. The night will finish up with the tree lighting, a 50-foot blue spruce glowing in holiday cheer. See the for event and route details.
- Decorator’s Warehouse, Open year-round
3708 W. Pioneer Pkwy / Arlington, TX / 76013
Decorator’s Warehouse is an event in itself! As the largest Christmas store in Texas, and one of the largest in the world, it’s a holiday goldmine. This wonderland features more than an acre of Christmas décor set in amazing displays. Stroll through the 20+ theme areas filled with thousands of ornaments on lighted trees. Here you’ll find all the wreaths, garlands, ribbon, outdoor displays and more that your heart (and home) can handle.
- Thanksgiving Feast at Medieval Times, November 28
2021 N. Stemmons Fwy. / Dallas, TX / 75207
Some people skip from Halloween to Christmas, not us! We appreciate that turkey holiday just as much as ever. Let the royal chefs prepare your fest! A 4-course dinner awaits as you witness authentic medieval battles on horseback and the graceful flight of the royal falcon. Then head back for on December 24 and 25 to gather around the beautifully decorated Christmas tree and create memories in the 11th century with Queen Isabella.
Keep an eye on our calendar for more seasonal fun for 2019!