101 Ideas for Holiday Family Fun in Dallas - 2020 | Kids Out and About Dallas

101 Ideas for Holiday Family Fun in Dallas - 2020

KidsOutAndAbout is Dallas's online guide to everything for kids, teens, and families! Typically we list (MORE than) 101 ideas for holiday family fun, but. . . it's 2020, which means a bit less is happening than usual. The activities we've listed here are confirmed for this year, but many require reserving ahead of time, and please keep in mind that events could be canceled... so click through to make arrangements. Enjoy the holidays!

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Santa Sightings

Nov 7- Dec 24, 2020 Santa's Wonderland- Cabelas
Nov 7- Dec 24, 2020 Santa's Wonderland- Bass Pro Shops
Nov 14, 2020- Jan 7, 2021 Virtual Visits with Santa- Stonebriar Centre
Nov 20- Dec 24, 2020 The North Pole Express- Galleria Dallas
Nov 20- Dec 24, 2020 Photos with Santa- Stonebriar Centre
Nov 21- Dec 24, 2020 Santa's Winter Woods- Fairview Town Center
Nov 22, 2020 Lights at Legacy- The Shops at Legacy
Nov 27- Dec 24, 2020 Home for the Holidays...A McKinney Christmas
Nov 27- Dec 24, 2020 Santa Photos- The Shops at Willow Bend
Nov 27- Dec 24, 2020 Photos with Safe Santa...Hillside Village
Nov 28 and Dec 12, 2020 Santa Claus is Coming - Dallas Farmers Market
Nov 28, 2020 Castle Hills Holiday in the Plaza and Tree Lighting
Dec 2 and 19, 2020 Santa on the Run- The Edge Visitor Center
Dec 4, 2020 Friday Night Out “Holiday Extravaganza”- WOGA Plano
Dec 5, 2020 Breakfast with Santa- The Grove at Frisco Commons
Cancelled for 2020 Holiday in the Park- The Colony
Dec 5, 2020 Dallas Holiday Parade- Live Stream
Dec 5, 2020 Merry Main Street- Frisco
Dec 5, 2020 Breakfast with Santa in Flower Mound
Dec 13-18, 2020 Santa Routes- Highland Village
Dec 20, 2020 A Sweet Time with Santa- Play Street Lake Highlands***SOLD OUT***


Old-Time Christmas

Dec 4, 2020 An Old-Fashioned Christmas- A.W. Perry Homestead Museum
Dec 12, 2020 Art in the Park: Nutcracker Sculpture Workshop with Paloma- Farmers Branch Historical Park


Light Displays

Opening Nov 6, 2020 Santaland- Tyler
Nov 11, 2020- Jan 3, 2021 Radiance! Frisco
Nov 7- Dec 31, 2020 Holiday at the Arboretum, presented by Reliant, featuring The 12 Days of Christmas
Nov 16, 2020 Celebration of Lights- Dallas Hall at SMU
Nov 20, 2020- Jan 2, 2021 Magic of Lights- Little Elm
Nov 20, 2020- Jan 3, 2021 Dallas Zoo Lights Presented by Reliant
Nov 20, 2020- Jan 3, 2021 Luminova Holidays- Arlington
Nov 21, 2020- Jan 3, 2021 (select days) Holiday In The Park- Six Flags
Nov 26- Dec 31, 2020 Prairie Lights
Nov 27, 2020- Jan 3, 2021 Vitruvian Lights- Vitruvian Park in Addison
Nov 27, 2020- Jan 4, 2021 Christmas in the Square- Frisco
Nov 27- Dec 24, 2020 Illumination Celebration- Galleria Dallas
Dec 1-30, 2020 Deerfield Holiday Lights
Dec 5, 2020- Jan 3, 2021 Christmas Spectacular Light Show - Presented by Liberty Tax- The Colony


Living Nativities

Dec 11-12, 2020 Journey into Christmas- Grace Bible Church- Dallas
Dec 11-19, 2020 Journey of Lights- St. Andrew United Methodist Church
Dec 12, 2020 Live Nativity- Lamb of God Lutheran Church- Flower Mound
Dec 13, 2020 Night in Bethlehem- First Frisco United Methodist Church
Dec 13, 2020 Journey to Bethlehem- Aldersgate Carrollton
Dec 19-20, 2020 Drive-Thru Nativity- The Branch Church- Vista Ridge Campus
Dec 20, 2020 Family Christmas Experience- Lovers Lane United Methodist Church


Holiday Theatre

Nov 27-Dec 6, 2020 "A Tuna Christmas" - Garland Civic Theatre
Dec 3- 13, 2020 "The Nutcracker" - Dallas Ballet Company- Granville Arts Center
Dec 4- 12, 2020 Holiday Production: It's A Wonderful Life - A Live Radio Play- Studio B Performing Arts
Dec 11- 20, 2020 "It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play" - CORP- Plaza Theater
Dec 19- 20, 2020 Nutcracker Ballet- Allen Civic Ballet


Holiday Concerts

Nov 27-29, 2020 Tchaikovsky's the Nutcracker- Dallas Symphony Orchestra
Nov 28, 2020 For King and Country- A Drummer Boy Drive In Christmas Tour
Dec 4-13, 2020 Dallas Symphony Christmas Pops
Dec 5, 2020 Dallas Symphony Family Christmas Pops
Dec 12, 2020 Family Christmas Concert Featuring Willow City- Fairview Town Center
Dec 23, 2020 Cyrus Chestnut Trio: A Charlie Brown Christmas


Christmas Tree Experience

  4 CeeSons Christmas Tree Farm- Caddo Mills
  Elves Farm- Denison
  Flower Mound Christmas Trees
  Haynie’s Green Acres Christmas Tree Farm- Crowley
  Kadee Farm- Greenville
  KaJiN Farm- Caddo Mills
  Lone Star Pines- Terrell
  MCNEW Star M Plantation- Quinlan
  Sunset Hill Tree Farm- Alvarado
  Walls Family Farm- Terrell
  Yesterland Farm- Canton


Ice Skating

  Allen Community Ice Rink
  Frisco Square
  Galleria Dallas Ice Skating Center
  Children's Health StarCenter- Farmers Branch
  Comerica Center- Frisco
  Children's Health StarCenter-McKinney
  Children's Health StarCenter- Plano
  Children's Health StarCenter- Richardson
  Children's Health StarCenter - Valley Ranch



Dec 10-18, 2020 Chanukah Menorah Lighting- Galleria Dallas


Shopping & Craft Fairs

Nov 21-22, 2020 Plano Christmas Market- Carpenter Park Recreation Center
Nov 21-22, 2020 Thanksgiving Prep & Christmas Shopping at FFM
Nov 27- Dec 23, 2020 Texas Christkindl Market- Virtual 
Nov 28- Dec 20, 2020 DFM Holiday Market
Dec 5, 2020 Wylie Arts Festival
Dec 5, 2020 Hometown Christmas Craft Show-Midlothian Conference Center
Dec 12, 2020 Holiday Marketplace at The Grove- Farmers Branch


New Year's Eve

Dec 29, 2020 Sleepyheads: Bedtime Storytime- Dallas Public Library
Dec 31, 2020 New Year's Eve Sleepover- Metroplex Gymnastics



Nov 14, 2020 - Jan 3, 2021 The Trains at NorthPark™
Nov 14- Dec 31, 2020 Ornament Extravaganza- Kittrell Riffkind Art Glass Gallery
Nov 20, 2020 Tree Lighting- Corsicana Main Street
Nov 20, 2020- Jan 3, 2021 Snowday- Galleria Dallas
Nov 21, 2020 Nutcracker Ballet Party- Play Street Allen
Nov 21- Dec 13, 2020 Letters to SantaThe Farmers Branch Aquatics Center
Nov 27- Dec 24, 2020 (weekends) The Weekend Forecast? Snow... - Hillside Village
Dec 1, 2020 Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony- Heritage Park-Midlothian
Dec 1, 8, 15, 2020 Elf Academy Grab & Go...Hillside Village
Dec 3, 2020 86th Annual Christmas Parade & Hot Cocoa Competition- Dension
Dec 3, 2020 Made Fresh & Local: A Garland Christmas
Dec 5, 2020 Free Outdoor Movie Night - National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation- Canton
Dec 5, 2020 Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony - Flower Mound
Dec 5, 2020 Christmas in the Branch - Farmers Branch
Dec 5, 2020 Frosty 5k - Frisco (In-person or virtual)
through Dec 5, 2020 Holly Jolly 5k and Fun Run (Virtual)
Dec 5, 2020 7th Annual Sunset Santa - Rowlett
Dec 5, 2020 Prosper Christmas Festival
Dec 6, 2020 Tea with the Sugar Plum Fairy- Allen Civic Ballet
Dec 6, 2020 Human Sized SNOW GLOBE at FFM


Below are items that have been posted to our calendar. If you are affiliated with a business hosting a holiday event that should be on our calendar, we'd love to see it there... It's free to post! Click here for instructions about how to add your organization to our list and easily post your events to our calendar!