Guide To Visiting DFW For The Holidays

Guide To Visiting DFW For The Holidays

For many, the fall and winter holidays are the best time of year, especially in our region of the country where temperatures drop just enough to bring out the best weather. Celebrate the holidays Texas style with this guide.

Children’s Medical Center Holiday Parade

Downtown Dallas
Dallas, TX 75201
(888) 454-4353

Date: Dec. 6, 2014 – 10 a.m.

For the 27th year running, the Children’s Medical Center of Dallas is proud to present its Holiday Parade, sponsored by Pizza Hut. This year the parade will begin at 10 a.m. on December 6, 2014 in downtown Dallas. As it rings holiday spirit through the streets of the Big D, marching bands will blast, balloons will wiggle overhead and magical holiday floats will enchant attendees, warming their hearts this holiday season.

Christmas at the Stockyards
500 N.E. 23rd St.
Fort Worth, TX 76164
(817) 625-9715

Date: Dec. 6, 2014 12 p.m.

On Saturday, December 6, the Fort Worth Stockyards will also show their holiday cheer by opening the area for their free Christmas at the Stockyards event. There will be plenty to see and do including pony rides, the lighting of the Christmas tree, a petting zoo, chicken roping, a visit from Santa and even a holiday parade. Visit Fort Worth for Christmas with a taste of traditional Texas good times.

Related: Thanksgiving Weekend Activities For DFW Kids

Six Flags Holiday in the Park
2201 Road to Six Flags St. E.
Arlington, TX 76011
(817) 640-8900

Date: Nov. 23, 2014 – Jan. 6, 2015

This holiday season, Six Flags Over Texas will be hosting its yearly Holiday in the Park event, complete with miles of festive winter décor and activities like Looney Tunes meet and greet sessions, holiday foods and the always present spectacular rides. Enjoy the fun of the holidays with this event and a few thrilling screams on the park’s many rides.

ICE Featuring Frosty the Snowman
1501 Gaylord Trail
Grapevine, Texas 76051
(817) 778-1000

Date: Nov. 13, 2014 – Jan. 3, 2015

For those who missed out on the spectacular ICE! show last holiday season, it has returned to the Gaylord Texan starting this November 13 and running through January 3, this time featuring Frosty the Snowman. Tickets sell out quickly for this winter wonderland that whisks guests away to a world filled with ice, so much so that regular coats aren’t enough. Combining art, sculpture and cool, this is a show not to be missed.

Gaylord Texan-Lone Star Christmas
1501 Gaylord Trail
Grapevine, Texas 76051
(817) 778-1000

Date: Nov. 13, 2014 – Jan. 3, 2015

The Gaylord Texan is the perfect place to stay for the holidays as its Texas landscape will be at its most beautiful, covered in holiday lights and snow. Between the shows offered at the Gaylord, the very popular train display and the great food, one could stay here for the holidays and not have to leave until the New Year. This is Texas’ best when it comes to holiday cheer.

Related: Family Guide To Thanksgiving Volunteering 

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