Grand Prairie’s holiday lineup is big and bright! Step into a twinkling winter wonderland at the annual Prairie Lights, spot Santa at Trader’s Village and get in the holiday spirit with live performances and classic movies.
HOLIDAY SIGNATURE EVENTS
Prairie Lights, Courtesy: Grand Prairie Tourism
WHERE TO GET IN THE HOLIDAY SPIRIT
Prairie Lights (November 28 – December 30) is the perfect place to get in the holiday spirit. You’ll drive through Lynn Creek Park on Joe Pool lake, decked out in over 4 million dazzling lights! Step out of the car and snap pictures with Santa or walk through tunnels of light at the holiday village.
On December 14, kick off the holiday season in Grand Prairie with holiday drinks, arts and crafts, a snow maze and much more holiday cheer! You will get to meet cheerful snowmen and shop ’til you drop at this wonderful Christmas bash..
Open every Saturday and Sunday year round, you can shop from over 3,500 vendors at “America’s #1 Flea Market.” Plan plenty of time to explore this 161-acre site with family-friendly rides, arcade games and delicious food. Find Santa at Trader’s Village from November 30 – December 23!
Head to Grand Prairie city libraries on December 7, 12 and 16 to do fun crafts, get your picture taken with Santa, watch holiday performances and ride the Polar Express! This event is perfect for all ages to get into the holiday spirit.
If you love food or have foodies on your shopping list, head to the Holiday Gift Market at the Grand Prairie Farmers Market (December 7, 14 and 21) for lots of goodies including locally-grown produce, tamales, baked goods, salsas and more.
When in Texas, do like the Texans do and go out for some real Texas barbecue! Mike’s Real Pit BBQ is a laid-back, family-friendly restaurant serving hearty BBQ ribs, pulled pork, chicken and other delicious dishes.
This spectacular orchestra is taking over Verizon Theatre on December 21 to celebrate the holiday season! With grand music, acrobats, aerialists and other insanely talented acts, this theatrical spectacle is sure to please audiences of all ages.
If you want to go to Neverland this holiday season, head to Grand Prairie’s historic theater to see Peter Pan(December 6 – December 15)! This musical is great for the whole family, even the extended family you only see during this time of the year.