Christmas in Dallas
- SWATHI RAMASWAMY
- UPDATED Sep 05, 2018
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Christmas is a time of celebrating with family and friends. Christmas trees are decorated, and turkeys are eaten. For children, it’s the Holiday season and of course Santa Claus!
Over the years, Christmas has become a universal celebration. No matter what one’s religion is, Christmas is a happy time for all. Churches and parks are decorated, and there are parades and lighting ceremonies. Various places organize children’s events. The activities go on for more than a month sometimes.
Christmas in Dallas too is a celebration of happiness, sharing and spreading love among all. Events are organized in various places, and people gather to celebrate Christ’s birthday.
1. Attend the free performances at Northpark Center:
Though Northpark Center is mainly for shopping, the situation is different during the Holiday season. Christmas-themed performances are performed by groups like the Turtle Creek Chorale, Dallas Black Dance Theatre, the Texas Ballet Theatre, etc. The corridors are filled with orchestral, choral or dance performances mainly performed by school children. Children are also provided with gifts.
2. Attend the Holiday Wonder at Fair Park:
It is a Christmas event in Fair Park, Dallas which made its debut only in 2017. It has been made with holiday-themed Chinese lanterns. It is like a winter wonderland for children. There are bright, eye-catching displays made with lanterns. There are also other attractions like dance and music performances, acrobatics show, magical light displays as well as a visit from Santa Claus!
3. Witness the Magical Winter Lights at Lone Star Park:
Magical Winter Lights is a famous and grand Christmas event at Lone Star Park. There is a lantern festival there which embraces Chinese culture and tradition. Lantern designs are created, and there are themed sections including Magical Wonderland, Christmas Candy Land, The Lone Star State, etc. Visitors can also enjoy Chinese acrobatic performances, dinosaur rides for children and a full food court.
4. Celebrate the Christmas in Grapevine:
Grapevine is a suburb of Dallas and is often termed as ‘the Christmas Capital of Dallas’. From the weekend of Thanksgiving, the area is magically transformed into a dreamland decorated with sparkling lights. There are parades, light shows, carols sung, and many other events and activities going on during Christmas weekend. It is a must-visit for children as well as families. The spirit of Christmas is greatly felt at this place during the month of December.
5. Participate in Christmas at Dallas Zoo:
From the last week of November to the beginning of January, the Dallas zoo is lit up for the Holiday season. There are 3D light sculptures made as well as live entertainments. It is a place of huge attraction for children and adults alike. The festivities start mainly in the evenings after the animals are turned in.
6. Attend the Christmas in Frisco Square:
Christmas at Frisco Square is an extravagant affair. The shops are all lit up; there are a well-decorated Christmas tree and Christmas lights all around. The festive affair starts from the last week of November and continues till January. It is a must-visit during the Holiday period. Events like ice skating and snow tubing, etc. are organized to celebrate the tradition of Christmas.
7. Be a part of Chocolate Tour during Christmas:
This is a slightly unique but equally enjoyable event in Dallas during Christmas. A tour is conducted on a private motor coach, and the visitors are given a tour of the best Christmas light scenes in Dallas while sipping on hot chocolate and other beverages from local shops. It is indeed a grand tour and having chocolate drinks to sip on the whole time is an added happiness!
8. Watch the Vitruvian Lights:
The light show at Vitruvian Park during Christmas is a sight to behold. People are allowed to walk around the 12-acre land full of Christmas decorations. The lightings are there from the last week of November to the 2nd of January. There are also weekly concerts organized to entertain the visitors.
9. Celebrate the Christmas at Santa’s Village:
Every winter, the city of Richardson is transformed into a winter wonderland. There are magnificent light displays and local parades and choirs performed. It is indeed a beautiful sight and a must-visit during Christmas.
10. Attend the Christmas at the Anatole:
It is a Paradise for children at the Anatole during Christmas. Santa Clause comes to visit the tiny tots, and there are breakfasts, story-telling sessions, light displays, miniature train rides, etc. organized. Children are given gifts, cookies, goodies, etc.
As such, Christmas in Dallas is incomplete without a visit to the above-mentioned events.