Light Up the Night!

Luminova Holidays
November 20 – January 3, 2020 | Globe Life Field in Arlington
There’s still time to squeeze in some holiday cheer before the new year by surrounding yourself with 2.7 million twinkling lights at Luminova Holidays at Globe Life Field! Put this event at the top of your post-Christmas to-do 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 cocoa with your family and friends! Ticket prices start at $14.99. A family pack, which includes two adults and up to three kids, starts at $59.99. Enjoy the final weeks of Luminova when you use promo code ACVB to save 15% on tickets. Or book your weekend vacation package to Luminova and Live! By Loews. 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

Dance till You Drop!

NYE Live! With Emerald City Band 
Dec. 31, 2021 | 9 P.M. | Texas Live! | 21+
In the mood to dance away your 2020 troubles? Join Texas Live! for the largest New Year’s Eve party in Arlington! The event is set to ring in the New Year with confetti cannons, premium drinks, live entertainment, exclusive access to bars, a “Times Square” Ball Drop countdown to midnight, and more. Purchase tickets online and bid farewell to 2020 while ringing in the new year with style! Know before you go: Because of Covid-19 they have restricted the event to reserved tables only with an event capacity of 525. Table options for 2-10 people are available. Be sure to check out Texas Live! health and wellness measures before attending the event and don’t forget your mask!

Enjoy Holiday Bliss!

Six Flags Over Texas: Holiday in the Park
November 21 – January 3, 2020 | Six Flags Over Texas
Wanting to sneak in some holiday magic and thrills before the new year? 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! Live it up on the last day of 2020 aboard El Diablo, The Riddler Revenge, Runaway Mine Train and other favorite rides during Holiday in the Park! Purchase discount tickets online and be sure to check out the park’s health and wellness protocols before your trip. Don’t forget your mask!

Shop Local!

For those of you partying in your pjs at home for New Year’s Eve, save yourself some clean up and shop Arlington’s best sweets, eats and boozy treats to feel a little fancy while you ring in the New Year from your living room! Pick up a decadent charcuterie board to-go from Inspirations Catering. Order takeout from Cane Rosso for the most divine pizza. Indulge in a delicious cupcake or 12 from Sugar Bee Sweets Bakery. Don’t forget to swing by Legal Draft for celebratory beer to-go. No matter what you choose, you’ve made it through 2020. That’s reason enough to treat yourself, so pick up something special at one Texas Christkindl Market's virtual vendors, now through December 23rd. 

Get active!

Get a head start on those New Year’s goals or unwind with family in the great outdoors by spending the day at one of Arlington’s beautiful parks!

River Legacy Parks is a great place to hang if you’re looking for some one-on-one time with mother nature before the new year. The 1,300-acre public park is perfect for playing with your kids on custom playgrounds, taking relaxing strolls on any of its 8 miles of paved trails, mountain biking through the woods on 10 miles of off-road trails and more! The best part? It’s free!

Crystal Canyon Natural Area is the perfect place to end 2020 if you are a fossil lover! The 40-acre area is a geology lover’s paradise in the heart of North Arlington. Spend the day exploring fossilized marine life or take advantage of the area’s hiking and biking trails.

Check out our list of other Arlington Parks and Playgrounds for more ideas on where to get out and active before 2021!