With friends and family visiting for the holiday season, now is the perfect time to show off all the arts, events and activities that North Texas has to offer.
And here’s the perfect list to work from …
Join the Dallas Symphony Orchestra as it presents the sounds of the season. Sing-along carols and holiday cheer are sure to fill the air.
Dec. 4-20 | mydso.com
A Bass Performance Hall tradition, this yuletide show is fun for the entire family. Enjoy “Triple M’s” hits along with cowboy poetry and heartwarming tales of Christmas.
Dec. 21 | basshall.com
Celebrate the most wonderful time of the year with Holiday at the Arboretum, featuring The 12 Days of Christmas outdoor exhibit.
Nov. 8-Jan. 3 | dallasarboretum.org
The magic of the Christmas season comes to life at Gaylord Texan Resort. Lone Star Christmas displays include more than two million twinkling lights and acres of larger-than-life decorations.
Nov. 12-Jan. 3 | marriott.com
Inspired by a cherished German tradition, the Texas Christkindl Market in Arlington offers a unique shopping experience for gifts, holiday decorations, German cuisine, live entertainment and children’s activities.
Nov. 27-Dec. 23 | txchristkindlmarket.com
Be dazzled by four million lights along two miles of path and visit the Holiday Village where you’ll find food, gifts, Santa, a laser show and a lighted walk-through forest.
Nov. 26-Jan. 3 | prairielights.org
Entertaining at the White House – White House administration insiders discuss decorating, cooking and entertaining in the Bush White House. Enjoy seasonal treats and after-hours access to the special holiday exhibit, A Season of Stories: Christmas at the White House 2003.
Nov. 19-Jan. 3 | bushcenter.org
Scrooge returns to the Wyly Theatre in this must-see family tradition that marks the beginning of Dallas’ holiday season.
Nov. 25-Dec. 26 | dallastheatercenter.org
Escape to Neverland in a whole new way with this spectacular, innovative live stage production. Overhead surround CGI projection, actors in dazzling flying sequences and whimsical puppets bring J.M. Barrie’s classic tale to life.
Nov. 11- 29 | Peterpan360.com
The beloved sell-out holiday spectacular is back by popular demand. This nostalgic film classic comes to life with holiday music, humor and Santa and his elves.
Nov. 20-Dec. 20 | dct.org
You haven’t seen The Nutcracker until you’ve experienced Ben Stevenson’s spectacular sojourn to the Kingdom of Sweets. Performances will be held at Bass Performance Hall.
Dec. 11-27 | texasballettheater.org
Christmas at The Anatole transforms the hotel grounds into a winter wonderland. Activities include holiday movie night, breakfast with Santa and countless indoor and outdoor attractions.
Nov. 27-Jan. 3 | christmasattheanatole.com
All aboard the Grapevine Vintage Railroad’s North Pole Express, one of the most popular Christmas Capital of Texas events. Families and children of all ages will enjoy this one-of-a-kind Christmas experience.
Nov. 27-Dec. 23 | grapevinetexasusa.com
The heart of Frisco Square, at Main Street and Coleman Boulevard, transforms with winter wonder. Festivities include Skate the Square, carriage rides, a petting zoo, snow flurries and more.
Nov. 27- Jan. 2 | friscosquare.com
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