The Best Things To Do in the Dallas Metroplex Area: Christmas Edition

by | Dec 21, 2023

Hello, Dallas! I’m Adrianne Hooker, your go-to real estate agent in the bustling Dallas Metroplex. As the holiday season unfolds, our vibrant city transforms into a winter wonderland, brimming with festive cheer. Whether you’re a Dallas native or just visiting, I’m here to guide you through the most enchanting Christmas activities our area has to offer.

Enchanting Train Adventures

First stop, The Trains at NorthPark. This spectacular exhibit showcases over 1,600 feet of model railroad tracks, depicting trains traversing the American landscape. A beloved holiday tradition, it’s not just about the joy of trains; it supports a heartwarming cause, benefiting the Ronald McDonald House.

Magical Experiences at North Pole Texas

Next, immerse yourself in the holiday magic at North Pole Texas, located in the Hilton Anatole Hotel. From a cookie factory to reindeer stables, an elf academy, and heartwarming visits with Santa and Mrs. Claus, this experience is a delight for the young and the young at heart.

Downtown Festivities

Don’t miss the Dallas Holiday Parade in Downtown Dallas. This free extravaganza brings the community together with vibrant holiday floats, marching bands, dance teams, and a cascade of festive decorations. It’s a celebration that perfectly captures the spirit of Dallas during the holidays.

A Symphony of Holiday Melodies

For music lovers, the Dallas Symphony Orchestra presents a series of holiday performances throughout December. These concerts are a perfect way to revel in the season’s melodies and enjoy timeless classics in a grand setting.

Ballet Elegance: The Nutcracker

Experience the magic of Christmas through dance with The Nutcracker, performed by the Texas Ballet Theater. This annual performance, held in both Dallas and Fort Worth, is a testament to the artistic vibrancy of our region.

Theatrical Holiday Delights

Venture to the Pocket Sandwich Theatre for their annual rendition of Ebenezer Scrooge. A local favorite since 1982, this performance adds a unique touch to the classic Christmas tale, making it a must-see for theater enthusiasts.

Breakfast with Santa

For a special morning treat, join the Breakfast with Santa Claus at the Hilton Anatole. This event is more than just breakfast; it’s an enchanting experience with storytelling, hot cocoa, and creative art activities for kids.

Grapevine’s Christmas Wonderland

Dubbed the Christmas Capital of Texas, Grapevine is a short drive away and offers an array of Christmas events. From dazzling light displays to the North Pole Express train ride, Grapevine encapsulates the joy of the season.

A Winter Fantasy: ICE! and Snowland

Step into a winter fantasy with ICE! at the Gaylord Texan Resort, featuring ice sculptures themed around Dr. Seuss’ “How the Grinch Stole Christmas!” For more wintry wonders, visit Snowland at the Great Wolf Lodge, with its life-sized gingerbread house and over a million twinkling lights.

Texas Star Dinner Theatre: A Unique Twist

Don’t forget to catch the unique holiday show “Unseasonable Greedings” at the Texas Star Dinner Theatre in Grapevine. It’s a holiday performance with a delightful Texas twist.

Festive Streets of Main Street

Finally, stroll down Christmas on Main Street. The festive atmosphere, adorned with lights and decorations, offers a picturesque end to your holiday adventure in the Dallas Metroplex.

Dallas shines brightest during the holiday season, and I’m thrilled to share these experiences with you. From cultural performances to festive parades and magical encounters, there’s something for everyone to enjoy. Wishing you a season filled with joy, wonder, and unforgettable memories. Happy Holidays from the heart of Texas!


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