Holiday Family Fun Directory 2018
Published November 2018
Updated April 2, 2019
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Actors Conservatory Theatre 
The Sound of Music fills the air December 7th-16th. Your child can experience this holiday tradition as it comes alive on stage in a shorter version that is palatable for young audiences.

Alley Cats Entertainment 
817/784-2695 & 817/589-0523
With bowling, laser tag, Putt-Putt golf, arcades and more, we have something for everyone. Numerous party packages available and recently voted Best Place for A Party! Locations in Arlington and Hurst.

AT&T Performing Arts Center
A CHRISTMAS STORY, THE MUSICAL brings the classic 1983 movie to hilarious life on stage! Nominated for three 2013 Tony Awards including Best Musical, A CHRISTMAS STORY at the AT&T Performing Arts Center December 12th – 16th.

Ballet Concerto 
Ballet Concerto presents A Holiday Special at Will Rogers Auditorium Friday, December 7 at 7 pm. Holiday-themed ballets include Winterwonderland, Hannukah Flamenco, Memories of Frosty, and O Holy Night. Family-friendly cost of admission.

Ballet Ensemble of Texas 
“The Nutcracker” – Full-length Holiday classic at a family-friendly price presented at the beautiful Irving Arts Center Carpenter Hall. Our 25th year featuring over 200 dancers, including Professional Guest Artists. November 30th – December 2nd.

Ballet Frontier of Texas
Ballet Frontier has been captivating audiences with the production of The Nutcracker for ten years.The production comprised of talented dancers, dazzling costumes, and world class choreography, will provide your family an unforgettable holiday experience!

Blue Zones Project
Celebrate Fort Worth becoming a certified Blue Zones Community at a free Community Event, Saturday, Nov. 10 from 2 to 5 pm at Will Rogers Memorial Center. Food, entertainment, prizes and fun. Family Friendly!

Bowl & Barrel
Bowl & Barrel is a boutique bowling alley and tavern dishing locally sourced American eats and drinks. We offer kid-sized bowling shoes, small lightweight bowling balls, bumpers on each lane and ramps.

City of Highland Village 
Celebrate the inaugural Christmas at the Ranch on December 8th at Doubletree Ranch Park from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Enjoy Christmas carolers, horse drawn carriage rides, Santa’s workshop, and much more for free!

Crockett Row 
Starlight Symphony light show beginning December 1st – 31st at 6pm on the hour, every hour. Complimentary Horse Drawn Carriages Friday & Saturdays 6pm – 8pm beginning November 23rd – December 29th.

Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden
Visits with Santa: Saturday & Sunday, 12-4pm., November 25th – December 24th. Elves Workshop: Wednesday – Sunday evenings, 6-9pm., November 14th – December 30th. Create a Santa hat or decorate a reindeer using candy canes.

Dallas Repertoire Ballet 
Celebrate the season as Dallas Repertoire Ballet presents the beloved holiday classic, The Nutcracker, December 7th-9th, 2018 at the Eisemann Center, including a sensory-friendly performance for children with special needs, December 8th at 2pm.

Denton Holiday Lighting Festival 
Friday, Nov. 30, 5:30-8:30pm, join us for a free, festive and family-friendly evening on Denton’s Historic Courthouse-on-the-Square. Enjoy music, performances, arts and crafts, wassail and more!

Epic Waters Indoor Waterpark
Summer never ends at Epic Waters Indoor Waterpark. Epic Waters is open daily no matter the weather; thanks to its colossal retractable roof. Enjoy in-park holiday fun – contests, crafts and even breakfast with Santa!

Firewheel Town Center 
Firewheel’s Santa Photo Experience will be located between Old Navy & Buckle from November 24th to December 24th. Events inlcude Caring Santa – December 2nd, Holiday in the Park-December 8th, & Pet Photos with Santa-December 9th.

First Colleyville’s Holly Jolly Christmas Extravaganza
December 1st from 10 AM – 2 PM. 5300 Colleyville Blvd in Colleyville. We’ll have traditional holiday activities plus petting zoo, crafts, real snow and much more! Bring a new toy/canned good for entry.

Fort Worth Museum of Science and History 
The Polar Express: An IMAX Experience will delight families when it returns for the holidays at the Omni Theater! Enjoy wintry activities along with the film as a part of our Polar Pajama Parties.

Fort Worth Stockyards  
Santa’s Arrival kicks off the holiday season at the Stockyards on 11/23 following the 11:30am cattle drive. Activities through the season include photos with Santa, cowboy poetry, story time with Mrs. Claus, and more!

Gaylord Texan Resort 
This holiday season marvel at more than 2 million twinkling lights, magnificent decorations, plus spectacular holiday activities and events that are sure to leave you and your family with memories that will last a lifetime!

Gift of Lights at Texas Motor Speedway 
Gift of Lights is a 2 ½ mile drive-thru light park with a Santa’s Village on the inside track, at the Texas Motor Speedway. Open Nov. 29th thru Dec. 30th. 6pm-10pm nightly.

Grapevine Convention & Visitors Bureau
Create wonderful memories by celebrating the magic of Christmas in Grapevine, the Christmas Capital of Texas®! With 1,400 Christmas events in 40 days, enjoy millions of lights, enormous decorations, Classic Christmas movies and more.

Grapevine Parks and Recreation
Discover the magic of Christmas this year at Grapevine City Hall as we illuminate downtown Grapevine with our annual Carol of Lights show and street lighting on November 19th in the Christmas Capital of Texas!

Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary
Travel back in time to experience 10 life-size animatronic dinosaurs along a nature trail. Then, at Holidays at the Heard, experience them at night. Plus, enjoy live music, a holiday light-accented nature trail and more.

Irving Arts Center
We’re fixin’ to celebrate a Texas-style holiday season with festive arts and crafts activities on Sunday family funday on December 9th 1-4PM!

Ready to beat the winter blahs? Get your daily dose of Vitamin N(ature) at LELLA! Enjoy our guided hikes, family campfires, Christmas at the Cabin, Año Nuevo, #OptOutside Lewisville, and more! Visit for details.

Log Cabin Village 
Holidays at the Heath and Santa Photos. Saturday, December 1st, 1-4 p.m. Celebrate historic frontier traditions with holiday music, crafts, games, and more! No reservations required.

Marina Almayeva School of Classical Ballet 
Nutcracker ballet production on December 21st at Will Rogers Auditorium. Choreography by Marina Almayeva, Katia Almayeva and Nathan Powell will perform principal parts. Tickets will go on sale in November.

Mineral Wells Area Chamber of Commerce
Merry Wells Lighted Parade and Christmas Celebration is a great event to kickoff the Christmas season! Following the lighted parade at 6pm will be a holiday festival for the whole family to enjoy.

Nasher Sculpture Center 
Visit the Nasher Sculpture Center in December to experience family activities and check out a family activity bag from the front desk to enhance your child’s time at the museum.

North East Mall 
Enjoy our all-new Holiday décor and Santa Photo Experience from 11/9 – 12/24, and attend Holiday events such as Santa Spectacular on 11/10, Caring Santa on 12/2, Pet Photos with Santa on 12/9, and more!

North Texas Performing Arts – Repertory
NTPA Repertory presents its biggest production ever of “Scrooge – The Musical.” Now in its 8th big year, this Plano Christmas Tradition features visits from Santa, Pre-show Christmas Carols, special Christmas Treats, and much more!

Panther Island Ice 
This holiday season, Panther Island Ice returns on November 16th. Located at Coyote Drive-In, Fort Worth’s only outdoor skating rink will remain open seven days a week through January 14th.

Pawnee Bill’s Wild West Show
A historical reenactment of the original Pawnee Bill’s Wild West Show. The show features trick roping, trick shooting, trick riding, cowboy songs and an entertaining look at history.

Perot Museum of Nature and Science
Guests will see the museum “in a whole new light” this holiday season through a kaleidoscope of activities including enlightening programs, sparkling displays, and themed treats.

Prairie Lights
Drive through 4,000,000 lights at Lynn Creek Park on Joe Pool Lake. Half-way through the drive, stop at Holiday Village for vendors, concessions, carnival rides, an indoor holiday show, and the lighted walk-through forest.

Rainforest Cafe
Join us December 15th, 16th & 22nd for Breakfast with Santa. We’re debuting our new waffle & omelette bar and you will have the opportunity to meet Cha! Cha! and Santa himself! Purchase Tickets Today.

Reunion Tower GeO-Deck
‘Tis the season to be jolly! Santa and his elves are spreading holiday cheer with weekly trips to the GeO-Deck. Guests can enjoy photos with Santa, a kid’s craft, and treats from Cloud Nine Café.

Ridgmar Mall 
Nov. 11th – Santa Arrives at Ridgemar. Nov. 19th – Cattle Drive. Nov. 23rd – Black Friday. Dec. 2nd – Epic Fashion Show. Dec. 7th – Gingerbread Hunt. Dec. 8th – Santa’s Workshop.

The Shops at Clearfork
Visit Fort Worth’s shopping, dining and entertainment destination for family fun this holiday season. Enjoy visits with Santa, horse drawn carriage rides, holiday entertainment, A Clearfork Christmas event and more! Visit for more details.

The Shops at Highland Village
Join us for Our Village Glows: Saturday, November 17th, 5pm. Activities include tree lighting, Let It Glow! Holiday Light Show Spectacular, Santa’s arrival, horse-drawn carriage rides, face painting, cookie decorating, ornament making, and costumed characters.

The Shops at Willow Bend
Inspired by the magic of winter, the Ice Palace features a 30-ft globe, captivating light show, falling snow and a photo-op with the big guy himself. Visit Santa November 9th – December 24th in Macy’s Court.

Texas Ballet Theater 
It’s a holiday tradition like no other. A magical Christmas Eve comes to life in the ballet that has delighted generations with its charming story and exquisite dancing. Don’t miss The Nutcracker this year!

Texas Center for Arts + Academics 
Make your season Merry and Bright! Catch our student theatrical performance of A Christmas Carol, the iconic Texas Boys Choir, and other equally dazzling choral performances around the metroplex and have yourself a Happy Holiday!

214/341-9600 & 817/349-4002
Topgolf features fun games for all ages, an impressive food and drink menu, private spaces, HDTVs to watch the big game and a music selection that will make every visit feel like a party.

Town of Little Elm
The Lakefront is the perfect holiday stop for families! Christmas on the Beach has a tree lighting with fireworks and an elf village that’s up all month long.

The Trains at NorthPark
The most elaborate toy trains exhibit in Texas, the Trains at NorthPark includes 1600 feet of track on a journey across America. For Dallas families, this event has become a “can’t miss” holiday tradition.

Vetro Glassblowing Studio & Fine Art Gallery 
Create your own Hand-blown Glass Ornaments at Vetro Glassblowing Studio this holiday season! Or visit our onsite Fine Art Gallery to purchase beautiful artist-made ornaments, along with fine art glass jewelry, lighting, sculptures and more.

Visit Southlake 
260 retailers. 130 restaurants. One epic Christmas tree. Shop, eat, and ring in the holidays with Southlake’s Home For the Holidays Annual Tree Lighting and discover the wonder of the season, perfected.