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 November 29 with 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).
Enjoy classic Christmas movies and horse-drawn carriage rides through Ennis’ historic neighborhoods! Mark your calendars for The Star on December 1,Home Alone on December 8 and Frozen on December 15, featuring special guest appearances from Elsa and Anna.
Looking for a laugh? Head to the Ennis Public Theatre for this hilarious holiday special about tiny Texas town, Doublewide! Don’t miss this quirky Christmas play, happening Fridays and Saturdays November 30 – December 16.
This holiday play is one you won’t be able to see anywhere else but Ennis! Where’s Santa? is an original written by Theatre Rocks artistic director and co-founder, Bill Rhoten. Take a seat and experience the fun on select days from December 7 – 22.