It’s beginning to look a lot like the most wonderful time of the year, and Arlington is set to host a number of events to bring all the holiday cheer! From dazzling light displays and parades to drive-in Christmas concerts and symphony performances, these nine events are a perfect way for all ages to enjoy the magic of the holidays this year!

Girl enjoying a hot drink at Luminova Holidays in Arlington

1. Luminova Holidays

November 20 – January 3, 2020 | Globe Life Field in Arlington

Brighten up your holidays by surrounding yourself with 2.7 million twinkling lights at Luminova Holidays! Put this event at the top of your list to experience a larger-than-life light display, glide around on a 10,000 sq. ft. outdoor ice-skating rink or visit with Santa Claus himself while enjoying a nice cup of hot coco with your family and friends! Doesn’t that sound amazing?

Did I mention it’s being held at the all new Globe Life Field? Luminova will boast over 270,000 sq. ft. of immersive indoor and outdoor entertainment featuring a 65 ft. Christmas tree, train rides for kids, strolling holiday entertainers, Santa and his elves and more! You don’t want to miss all this holiday magic!

Tickets are currently on sale and can be purchased at LuminovaHolidays.com. Ticket prices start at $14.99. A family pack, which includes two adults and up to three kids, starts at $59.99. Use "ACVB" as the promo code to secure your special savings (valid Nov 20 - 29)! GET TICKETS NOW >  Or book your weekend vacation package to Luminova and Live! By Loews.

Want a VIP experience for you and up to 40 guests? From smaller Christmas gatherings of 10 people to larger parties up to 40, get a luxury suite for the ultimate VIP experience for the entire night.

Know before you go: Luminova is putting your health and wellness first and will be implementing enhanced cleanliness protocols and social distancing measures. For more information, check out a full list of their guidelines at LuminovaHolidays.com.

Holiday in the Park

2. Six Flags Over Texas: Holiday in the Park

November 21 – January 3, 2020 | Six Flags Over Texas

Seeking thrills along with some holiday magic? Look no further than Holiday in the Park at Six Flags Over Texas! Open for select days, this immersive winter wonderland experience features seasonal entertainment with festive shows and dancing reindeer, a Merry Marketplace where you can indulge in holiday favorites like hot chocolate and smores, and the chance to slide down The Frosty Snow Hill, a hill covered in real snow!

World class thrills are also on deck this holiday season! There is no better time to get an adrenaline rush aboard El Diablo, The Riddler Revenge, Runaway Mine Train and other favorite rides than during Holiday in the Park!

Purchase tickets online and be sure to check out the park’s health and wellness protocols before your trip. Don’t forget your mask!

Photo of children with Christmas wreaths from Theatre Arlington holiday performance

Photo from Theatre Arlington Facebook page from previous holiday perforamnce.

3. Theater Arlington’s Holiday Party!

Dec. 4-12, 2020 | Theater Arlington

Nothing brings out the winter warm and fuzzies more than listening to your favorite holiday music. Theater Arlington’s Holiday Party serves up just that and more as a musical revue celebrating the holiday season that the whole family can enjoy!

Performances are Fridays & Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. from December 4th through the 12th. Purchase tickets online and treat yourself to this holiday soiree’!

Know before you go: Face coverings are required to be worn by all guests as the theater follows current social distancing and CDC guidelines. For more information, be sure to go over the theater’s Covid-19 protocols before attending the show.

 4. Arlington Music Hall

If you’re in the mood for more niche musical experiences this holiday season, Arlington Music Hall has two Christmas-themed performances coming to its stage this year, Blue Christmas Starring Al Joslin, a world-renowned Elvis tribute artist, and Michael Martin Murphey’s Cowboy Christmas.

Whether you want to rock out to Elvis’ greatest Christmas hits or enjoy the down-home Christmas sounds of cowboy country star Michael Martin Murphey, both acts are certain to turn up the holiday cheer!

Blue Christmas Starring Al Joslin
Saturday, December 5, 2020 | 2 - 4 p.m.
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Michael Martin Murphey’s Cowboy Christmas
Tuesday, December 8, 2020 | 7 - 9 p.m.
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5. Symphony Arlington

December 17, 2020 | 7:35 PM | Arlington Music Hall

For all my classical music lovers out there, the Symphony Arlington has you covered with a holiday-inspired performance by Ricardo Garcia, tenor. Garcia’s performance will feature Christmas favorites, Beethoven’s Symphony No. 1 in C major and the symphony’s annual carol sing-along! Purchase tickets for the whole family or make it a date night; whatever you choose this event can be enjoyed by all this holiday season!

Want to attend, but don’t feel like leaving your house? Purchase tickets to a live-stream of the show online and experience the spirit of the holidays from the comfort of your couch!

Know before you go: Check out the symphony’s Covid-19 health and wellness protocols before attending the show in-person and be sure to wear your mask!

Photo of King and Country band for drive in concert

6. For King and Country- A Drummer Boy Drive In Christmas Tour 

Nov. 28, 2020 | 5:30 p.m. & 8:30 p.m. | Globe Life Field Tacoma Lot R

In the mood to enjoy holiday music from the comfort of your own car? You’re in luck! For King and Country is heading to Arlington for a LIVE in-person drive in concert that you can attend in your PJs if you want to! Catch them performing music from their new album ‘A Drummer Boy Christmas,’ as well as other Christmas classics we all know and love.

They’ll be playing two shows, one at 5:30 p.m. and another 8:30 p.m. for double the holiday fun! Meet and Greet passes to hang with the band and Q&A tickets are also available for purchase.

Be sure to visit the Texas Rangers website for more information on tickets and parking for the concert.

Photo of house with Christmas lights and yard decorations

7. Arlington Interlochen Christmas Lights

Month of December | Lake Interlochen neighborhood

This 40-year holiday tradition is a free display of Christmas lights put up by residents in the Lake Interlochen community who love sharing the spirit of the season. Cruise through the neighborhood to experience miles of twinkling Christmas decorations for you and your kids to “ooo” and “ahh” over.

The event is totally free and is a perfect way to socially distance while experiencing some holiday magic without breaking the bank!

Holiday cookies

8. Texas Christkindl Market

November 27 – December 23, 2020 | Online Market

The Texas Christkindl Market, usually one of the largest open-air holiday markets in the Southwest, is set to bring its holiday cheer to an all-digital format this year where all are invited to experience the German tradition for free!

The online market is set to feature traditional authentic holiday treat recipes with virtual demonstrations, one-of-a-kind finds and gifts from local vendors, live performances from choirs and dancers in the community and more!

9. 12 Days of Christmas giveaway

Mid December | Arlington CVB Facebook & Instagram Pages

Speaking of free, the Arlington Convention & Visitors Bureau is hosting a “12 Days of Christmas” giveaway throughout the month of December. Prizes will range from gift cards to local small businesses, tickets to events in town, free food in Arlington and more leading up to one grand prize! Follow Arlington CVB’s Instagram and Facebook pages and keep a look out for directions on how to participate!