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The holiday spirit is alive in the Dallas region. Whether you are planning your holiday staycation or coming from out of town, Dallas offers a variety of festive experiences for you and your family.

  • Dallas Holiday Parade

    Address: The Miracle on Commerce Street
    December 4 at 10 AM

    The 2021 Toyota Dallas Holiday Parade is back! For over 30 years, the Dallas Holiday Parade has celebrated and become a holiday tradition of families throughout North Texas and coast to coast.  

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  • Dallas Zoo Lights

    Address: 650 S. R. L. Thornton Freeway Dallas, TX 75203
    Select nights, November 19 through January 2

    Drive through a holiday safari of lights in your own vehicle! Marvel at more than one million lights in elaborate displays, silk-covered animal lanterns depicting your favorite zoo animals, an ice palace fit for a trio of penguins, and more! Don’t forget to stroll through Reliant Holiday Village after.  

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  • Holiday at the Arboretum

    Address: 8525 Garland Rd, Dallas, TX 75218
    Now through December 31

    See elaborately decorated Victorian-style gazebos showcasing each of the 12 Days of Christmas. In the evenings, the garden comes to life with over one million lights. Don’t forget to visit the Christmas Village, get your picture with Santa Claus, and enjoy entertainment, shopping, and food.

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  • Lone Star Christmas at Gaylord Texan

    Address: 1501 Gaylord Trail, Grapevine, TX 76051
    Now through January 2

    Lone Star Christmas at Gaylord Texas returns for the 18th year! Build your own snowman with real snow, go ice skating and snow tubing, and marvel at their extravagant Christmas light displays of more than 2 million lights and 15,000 ornaments.  

    Pro Tip: Known as “The Christmas Capital of Texas,” the city of Grapevine offers 40 days of holiday events, activities, and experiences. It’s small-town charm shines brightly during this season and will make you feel like you’re in a holiday movie.  

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  • Radiance!

    Address (Frisco): 7300 RoughRiders Trail Frisco, TX 75034
    Address (Weatherford): 2251 Mineral Wells Hwy, Weatherford, Texas 76088
    Address (Ennis/ Waxahachie): 7500 US- 287, Ennis, TX 75119
    Address (Decatur): 2901 FM 51 Building 100, Decatur, TX 76234

    November 18 through January 1

    The holiday spectacular is a mile-long drive-thru experience featuring two million lights, animated to the tunes of your favorite holiday classics. Enjoy festive food and beverages, including hot chocolate and holiday cookies, from your car.

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  • Reliant Lights Your Holidays

    Address: 2403 Flora Street, Dallas, TX 75201
    December 4 through January 2

    Reliant lights up the holiday season at the AT&T Performing Arts Center! Bring your entire family for an evening of holiday magic and music. We’ll be illuminating the Center’s campus with dazzling LED lights to celebrate the arrival of the holiday season. 

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  • Trains at NorthPark

    Address: 8687 N Central Expy, Dallas, TX 75225
    Now through January 2

    For the past 34 years, the Trains at NorthPark benefiting Ronald McDonald House of Dallas (RMHD), has delighted generations of Dallas families as one of Dallas’ premier holiday traditions.  Since 1987, the Trains have raised more than $13 million for RMHD allowing us to serve more than 40,000 families. 

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