101 Ideas for Holiday Family Fun in Dallas - 2021 | Kids Out and About Dallas

101 Ideas for Holiday Family Fun in Dallas - 2021

KidsOutAndAbout is Dallas's online guide to everything for kids, teens, and families! 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 6- Dec 24, 2021 Santa's Wonderland- Cabelas
Nov 6- Dec 24, 2021 Santa's Wonderland- Bass Pro Shops
Nov 13, 2021 Santa Claus is Coming to Town- Stonebriar Centre
Nov 19- Dec 22, 2021 Miracle on 134th Street- Celina
Nov 19- Dec 24, 2021 Visit Santaland- Galleria Dallas
Nov 20, 2021 Fairview Town Center Tree Lighting
Nov 20, 2021 Village Lights- Hillside Village
Nov 20, 2021 Our Village Glows- The Shops at Highland Village
Nov 20- Dec 24, 2021 Santa's Winter Woods- Fairview Town Center
Nov 21, 2021 Lights at Legacy- The Shops at Legacy
Nov 26- 28, 2021 Home for the Holidays...A McKinney Christmas
Nov 27 and Dec 11, 2021 Santa Claus is Coming to DFM
Nov 29, 2021- Jan 2, 2022 Snowland- Great Wolf Lodge
Dec 4, 2021 Breakfast with Santa- The Grove at Frisco Commons
Dec 4-5, 2021 Santa Visit- Haynie’s Green Acres
Dec 4, 2021 Holiday in the Park- The Colony
Dec 4, 2021 Richardson’s 48th Annual Christmas Parade
Dec 4, 2021 Prosper Christmas Festival
Dec 4, 11, and 18, 2021 Santa Saturdays- Irving Arts Center
Dec 4, 2021 Southern Star Christmas Celebration- Midlothian
Dec 4, 2021 Christmas Parade and Tree Lighting Ceremony- Flower Mound
Dec 4, 2021 Santa on the Square- Carrollton
Dec 4, 2021 Klyde Warren Park's Tree Lighting Celebration
Dec 4, 2021- Jan 2, 2022 Posadas- Traders Village
Dec 4, 2021 Breakfast with Santa- McKinney
Dec 4, 2021 Breakfast with Santa- Fairview Town Center
Dec 4-22, 2021 Santa's Village- Richardson
Dec 4, 2021 Dallas Holiday Parade
Dec 4, 2021 Merry Main Street- Frisco
Dec 7, 2021 Snacks with Santa- Garland
Dec 8, 2021 Cookies with Santa- Fairview Town Center
Dec 11, 2021 Breakfast with Santa in Flower Mound
Dec 11, 2021 Candy Canes for Kids Breakfast with Santa- Fairview Town Center
Dec 11, 2021 North Pole- Joe Farmer Recreation Center
Dec 11, 2021 Candy Canes for Kids- Fairview Town Center
Dec 12- 17, 2021 Santa Routes- Highland Village
Dec 17, 2021 Swim with Santa- Don Rodenbaugh Natatorium

 

Old-Time Christmas

Nov 27, 2021 Olde Tyme Christmas- Sunset Hill Tree Farm
Dec 2, 2021 Christmas at the Perry- A.W. Perry Homestead Museum
Dec 4 and 11, 2021 Christmas Tea- Farmers Branch Histrorical Park
Dec 11-12, 2021 Candlelight- Dallas Heritage Village

 

Light Displays

Nov 3, 2021- Jan 2, 2022 The Light Park- Grand Prairie
Nov 9- Dec 31, 2021 Holiday at the Arboretum, presented by Reliant, featuring The 12 Days of Christmas
Nov 13, 2021- Jan 4, 2022 Santaland- Tyler
Nov 18, 2021- Jan 1, 2022 Radiance! Frozen in Frisco
Nov 18, 2021- Jan 1, 2022 Radiance! at the Races
Nov 19, 2021- Jan 2, 2022 Dallas Zoo Lights Presented by Reliant
Nov 19, 2021- Jan 2, 2022 (select days) Holiday In The Park- Six Flags
Nov 19, 2021- Jan 3, 2022 Christmas in The Square- Frisco
Nov 20, 2021- Jan 2, 2021 Magic of Lights- Little Elm
Nov 25- Dec 31, 2021 Prairie Lights
Nov 26- Dec 26, 2021 Lights on the Farm- Heritage Farmstead Museum
Nov 26, 2021- Jan 2, 2022 Enchant Christmas- Fair Park
Nov 26, 2021- Jan 2, 2022 Vitruvian Lights- Vitruvian Park in Addison
Nov 26- Dec 24, 2021 Christmas at the Anatole
Nov 26- Dec 24, 2021 Illumination Celebration- Galleria Dallas
Nov 29, 2021 Celebration of Lights- Dallas Hall at SMU
Dec 1-30, 2021 Deerfield Holiday Lights
Dec 4, 2021- Jan 2, 2022 Christmas Spectacular Light Show - Presented by Liberty Tax- The Colony
Dec 4- 31, 2021 Main St. Fest/Holiday Parade- Rowlett
Dec 17-18, 2021 Holidays at the Heard
Dec 18- 20, 2021 Concerts on the Pond- St. Andrew United Methodist Church

 

Living Nativities

Dec 10-11, 2021 Journey into Christmas- Grace Bible Church- Dallas
Dec 11, 2021 Live Nativity- Lamb of God Lutheran Church- Flower Mound
Dec 19, 2021 Night in Bethlehem- First Frisco United Methodist Church

 

Holiday Theatre

Nov 24- Dec 26, 2021 Dallas Theater Center's a Christmas Carol
Nov 26- Dec 26, 2021 The Nutcracker- Texas Ballet Theater School
Nov 26- Dec 18, 2021 Slappy’s Holiday Circus- Galleria Dallas
Dec 1-12, 2021 Elf the Musical- The Firehouse Theatre
Dec 2- 12, 2021 The Nutcracker- Dallas Ballet Company
Dec 2-4, 2021 The Nutcracker- Ballet North Texas
Dec 3-19, 2021 Plaid Tidings- Garland Civic Theatre
Dec 5- 23, 2021 Paddington Saves Christmas- Dallas Children's Theater
Dec 11, 2021 The Elf on the Shelf- A Christmas Musical
Dec 11, 2021 Academy Espresso Nutcracker- Dallas Black Dance Theatre
Dec 17- 19, 2021 A Merry Cirque: A Family Holiday Spectacular
Dec 18, 2021 Lightwire Theater's A Very Electric Christmas
Dec 18-19, 2021 Nutcracker Ballet- Allen Civic Ballet
Dec 24, 2021 A Magical Cirque Christmas

 

Holiday Concerts

Nov 30- Dec 23, 2021 Holiday Performance Showcase- Fairview Town Center
Dec 1-12, 2021 Sounds of the Season- Stonebriar Centre
Dec 2-19, 2021 Holiday Performances- Galleria Dallas
Dec 3, 2021 Dallas Symphony Christmas Pops
Dec 4, 2021 Dallas Symphony Family Christmas Pops
Dec 6, 2021 Christmas With Cantus
Dec 9-12, 2021 Ella's Swinging Christmas Party- WaterTower Theatre
Dec 10, 2021 Michael Martin Murphey - Christmas Show
Dec 11, 20211 Trans-Siberian Orchestra- American Airlines Center
Dec 11, 2021 Big Brassy Christmas & Organ Extravaganza
Dec 17, 2021 The Christmas Tour- Casting Crowns, Mac Powell, CAIN, Dante Bowe, Jordan St. Cyr
Dec 21, 2021 A Very Swingin’ Basie Christmas: The Legendary Count Basie Orchestra
Dec 22, 2021 Dallas Winds | Christmas at the Meyerson
Dec 30, 2021 Mannheim Steamroller

 

Christmas Tree Experience

  4 CeeSons Christmas Tree Farm- Caddo Mills
 Opening Nov 26, 2021 Elves Farm- Denison
  Flower Mound Christmas Trees
 Opening Nov 26, 2021 Haynie’s Green Acres Christmas Tree Farm- Crowley
 Opening Nov 20, 2021 Kadee Farm- Greenville
  KaJiN Farm- Caddo Mills
 Opening Nov 26, 2021 MCNEW Star M Plantation- Quinlan
  Sunset Hill Tree Farm- Alvarado
  Walls Family Farm- Terrell
  Yesterland Farm- Canton
Dec 1- 31, 2021 29th Annual Holiday Tree Exhibition- Irving Arts Center

 

Ice Skating

  Allen Community Ice Rink
Nov 19, 2021- Jan 3, 2022 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

 

Hanukkah

Nov 28, 2021 Chanukah Menorah Lighting- Galleria Dallas
Dec 5, 2021 Community Chanukah Celebration- Frisco
Dec 5, 2021 Chanukah Babyccino- The Intown Chabad
Dec 17, 2021 Light Up the World Holiday Party- McKinney

 

Shopping & Craft Fairs

Nov 20-21, 2021 Plano Christmas Market- Carpenter Park Recreation Center
Nov 20-21, 2021 Thanksgiving Prep & Christmas Shopping at FFM
Nov 20, 2021 Hometown Christmas Craft Show-Midlothian Conference Center
Nov 20, 2021 Holiday Craft Fair - SRC- McKinney
Dec 4, 2021 Wylie Arts Festival
Dec 4, 11 and 18, 2021 Holiday Marketplace at The Grove- Farmers Branch
Dec 18-19, 2021 Holiday Shopping at Frisco Fresh Market

 

New Year's Eve

Dec 30, 2021 New Years Coding Countdown- Plano Public Library- Schimelpfenig
Dec 31, 2021 Noon Year’s Eve-  Haggard, Parr and Schimelpfenig Library
Dec 31, 2021 NYE Balloon Drop- Metroplex Gymnastics
Dec 31, 2021 New Years Eve Celebration- Epic Waters

 

Miscellaneous

Nov 13, 2021 - Jan 2, 2022 The Trains at NorthPark™
Nov 29, 2021- Jan 17, 2022 Snowday- Galleria Dallas
Dec 1, 2021 Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony- Heritage Park-Midlothian
Dec 2, 2021 2021 87th Annual Christmas Parade & Hot Cocoa Competition- Dension
Dec 2, 2021 A Garland Christmas at Firewheel
Dec 4, 2021 Frosty 5k - Frisco 
Dec 4, 2021 Tea with the Sugar Plum Fairy- Hilton Garden Inn- Allen
Dec 4, 2021 Holly Jolly 5k and Fun Run- Allen
Dec 10, 2021 Merry Movie Night- Midlothian
Dec 11, 2021 Holidays in the Kitchen- Old Settler's Recreation Center
Dec 11, 2021 The Holiday Breakfast- Nordstrom Marketplace Café 
Dec 18, 2021 Gingerbread House Decorating- The Colony Public Library
Dec 19, 2021 Holidays on Ice Show- Allen Event Center

 


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