Need a break from fast-paced city life? Soak in small-town holiday cheer in Ennis! This charming Texas town is right along I-45, about 30 minutes south of Dallas, making it the perfect stop for your road trip into town or a mini-getaway for the day.
Digital Mega-Trees in Downtown Ennis; Courtesy: Visit Ennis
WHERE TO GET IN THE HOLIDAY SPIRIT
LIGHTS OF ENNIS:
Kick off the holiday season on December 5with the Lights of Ennis Parade and Block Party! This local tradition features a festive parade, live music, crafts for the kiddos and photo-ops with Santa.
From November 29 – December 31, downtown Ennis will be sparkling with lights and holiday displays! Come snap a photo with three digital mega-trees, scenes from the 12 days of Christmas or Santa’s Sleigh.
This local gem has great food and a gift shop! Shop around and cross that last item off your Christmas list, then snag a table and enjoy lunch with friends or family (Wildflower Cafe is open until 2 PM).
Head to Ennis Public Theatre on select days from November 29 – December 15 to see The Best Christmas Pageant Ever, a Christmas classic focused on a couple trying to put on a Christmas pageant while dealing with the awful Herdman kids. Ennis hasn’t seen mayhem like this in a while!
The Christmas Home Tours event showcases five unique homes in Ennis with stunning holiday decor and a fantastic story to tell. Each home has something interesting that is sure to increase your holiday spirit and your understanding of Ennis. Check out these striking homes on December 8.
This holiday play is one you won’t be able to see anywhere else but Ennis! A Christmas Carol is a brand new rendition of the classic novella by Charles Dickens focusing on the concept of redemption. Take a seat and experience the fun on select days from December 6 – 21.