You’ve eaten the turkey, stuffed your face with stuffing and ended Thanksgiving with a full heart (and belly). Now what? Visit the Dallas Fort-Worth area to start ringing in the holidays! Whether you decide to join the crowds for Black Friday, visit Arlington for the opening weekend of Enchant or attend one of these festive events, tag your photos with #DFWWeekend for a chance to be featured on our website and social media channels!
Grand Prairie | November 23 – January 1
This two-mile drive through four-million lights drew 230,000 visitors to Lynn Creek Park last year. With new exciting additions like Holiday Village, pictures with Santa and a Lighted Walk-Through Forest, this season is sure to be even bigger and better than the last. Pro tip: If you buy a fast pass at least 24 hours in advance, you can skip the line when you arrive!
Fort Worth | November 24
Santa Claus is coming to Cowtown! Kick off your Christmas the Texan way with the Fort Worth Herd Cattle Drive, cowboy poetry, wild west shows, story time with Mrs. Claus and photos with Santa at Stockyards Station. This free event is a great way to welcome Santa to DFW!
McKinney | November 24 – 26
For the past 36 years, this magical experience has been a tradition for locals and visitors alike. Visit Historic Downtown McKinney for the 37th year of live Christmas music, carnival rides, arts and crafts for the kiddos and of course, a tree lighting ceremony at 6:15 p.m. Friday. This event is free!
Addison | November 24
While you’ll be able to walk through this winter wonderland from Nov. 24 to Jan. 1, you can watch Vitruvian Park’s lights come to life when Addison’s Mayor flips the switch at 6 p.m. Friday! This free event will have food trucks, free photos with Santa, a Holiday Shopping Village and classic Christmas tunes performed by the Jordan Kahn Orchestra.
Dallas | November 25
Shopping on Black Friday may be exciting, but if you’re like me, shopping at local stores is infinitely more thrilling. Come celebrate Small Business Saturday while sipping champagne in a special edition glass (included with your $10 ticket) and shopping in Deep Ellum, where you never know what you might find!