THIS WEEKEND IN DFW: MARKETS, HOLIDAY EVENTS + LIGHTS
With a full stomach after Thanksgiving, you and your family can jump right into the Christmas spirit by exploring DFW. This weekend, you can look at holiday lights at the Dallas Zoo, at Vitruvian Park, and at Lynn Creek Park. Then, Toyota Music Factory and Castle Hills are hosting holiday markets and shopping events with tree lighting ceremonies so you can keep on top of Christmas presents. Lastly, you can let loose with the whole family at Winter Wonderland! Let DFW show you a magical, holiday-filled time this winter.
Dallas | November 29 – January 5
If you haven’t been able to go to the magical Dallas Zoo Nights presented by Reliant yet, don’t worry — you can go this weekend! Spend a night looking at lanterns shaped like animals, creating nature ornaments, watching musical performances, and much more! While in the area, I recommend eating at the restaurants in the Bishop Arts District. Try and save room for dessert because the pies at Emporium Pies are out of this world!
COST – Tickets are $17 for adults and $14 for children and seniors. General Zoo admission is included with your ticket.
Addison | November 29 – January 1
It’s back! Virtruvian Park in Addison is going to be decked out in holiday lights starting November 29. It is a perfect place for taking holiday photos with the family or awesome pics with your friends to post on social media. On opening night, Jordan Kahn Orchestra will be playing music, food trucks will be parked nearby, and Santa will be present for pictures.
COST – Admission is FREE.
Courtesy: Grand Prairie CVB
Grand Prairie | November 28 – December 30
Want a place to take the whole family or your friends to see Christmas lights? Prairie Lights in Grand Prairie has got you covered! This holiday season, there are a hundred new displays to see, and then, you can stop halfway at the Holiday Village for food, gifts, and a show. Keep a look out for the holly-jolly man himself while you’re there!
COST – General admission starts at $45 per car. Find more information about fast passes HERE.
Courtesy: City of Irving
Irving | November 30
Toyota Music Factory is bringing a fun, festive event this Saturday. They will have live music, local vendors selling all sorts of gifts, and yummy food. To top the day off, there will be a tree lighting ceremony at 8 PM, and Lady Diamond and The Ruff Rubies will perform. Can’t wait to see you there!
COST — Admission is FREE.
Lewisville | November 30
The whole family will sure love Holiday in the Plaza in Castle Hills Village Shops. Christmas is around the corner so you can shop for some gifts for family and friends while at this annual event. There will even be live reindeer, a train, Santa, and live music performances by Hebron High School Choir and Paragon Dance Centre. After a long day of shopping and having fun, you and the whole family can watch the breathtaking tree lighting. Also, if you want to stick around in this wonderful city, you can go see the Majestic Ballet’s “The Nutcracker” at 3 PM or 6 PM the same night!
COST — Admission is FREE.
Frisco | November 29 – December 22
Looking for a magical event this holiday? Winter Wonderland in Frisco is just for you! Frisco has been turned into the North Pole, starting this weekend with opening night on November 29. Festive events include a light maze, an interactive candy land (A Willy Wonka fan’s dream!), selfie stations, and delicious food trucks. Adults can enjoy the angry elf bar while teens can party in the teen tent. Families also have their own tent with fun activites and performances. Check out more of the attractions HERE.
COST — Tickets start at $20 for children and $30 for adults.