Whether you’re looking for a cowboy Christmas or classic, cultural experiences, Fort Worth has the Texas holiday you want.
HOLIDAY SIGNATURE EVENTS
Parade of Lights, Courtesy: Facebook
Christmas in the Stockyards, Courtesy: Stockyards Station
WHERE TO GET IN THE HOLIDAY SPIRIT
SUNDANCE SQUARE TREE LIGHTING:
Fort Worth’s downtown Sundance Square glistens year round, but when the majestic 65’-foot tall Christmas tree lights up on November 18, so does the town. Get there early to enjoy live music and countdown to the start of the holiday season.
Each year, the Parade of Lights brings together the Fort Worth community for a postcard-worthy holiday event. While the parade begins at 6 p.m. on November 19, plan to arrive in downtown early to take care of your holiday shopping and to grab a great seat!
‘Tis the season, y’all! Celebrate a cowboy Christmas on December 2, with an all-day family-friendly event that includes cowboy poetry, photos with Santa, story time with Mrs. Claus and of course, the Fort Worth Herd Cattle Drive.
With nearly three million lights, this Texas-sized drive-through light park is sure to get you in the holiday spirit! After driving through two miles of beautiful displays, end up at Santa’s Village for photos, food and more.
This walkable, outdoor mall is a shopper’s dream. From Neiman Marcus to local boutiques and home decor stores, you’ll find something for everyone on your list. Plus, you’ll have fun too. After you shop, treat yourself to one of the delicious restaurants or a mani/pedi at Villa Nail Salon.
With just two delicious Tex-Mex entree options, (fajitas and enchiladas) this place is perfect for groups of all sizes. Gather with family and friends at this family-owned establishment for margs and memories.
Panther Island Ice, Courtesy: Trinity River Vision
Rudolph, Courtesy: Character Arts
PANTHER ISLAND ICE:
Coyote Drive-in transforms into a wonderland at Fort Worth’s largest outdoor ice skating rink. Open daily (even holidays) from Nov. 17-Jan. 15, Panther Island Ice is the perfect place for a family outing.
For the first-time ever, the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth will be sparkling with festive lights (Nov. 24-Jan. 6) to celebrate the holiday season and their 125th anniversary. Be sure to take advantage of the museum’s extended hours.