101 Ideas for Holiday Family Fun in Dallas - 2022 | Kids Out and About Dallas

101 Ideas for Holiday Family Fun in Dallas - 2022

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 5- Dec 24, 2022 Santa's Wonderland- Cabelas
Nov 5- Dec 24, 2022 Santa's Wonderland- Bass Pro Shops
Nov 12- Dec 17, 2022 Visit with Santa- Fairview Town Center
Nov 18- Dec 24, 2022 Visit Santaland- Galleria Dallas
Nov 18, 2022- Jan 2, 2023 Snowland- Great Wolf Lodge
Nov 12, 2022 Santa Claus is Coming to Town- Stonebriar Centre
Nov 18- Dec 23, 2022 Miracle on 134th Street- Celina
Nov 19, 2022 Our Village Glows- The Shops at Highland Village
Nov 20- Dec 24, 2022 Santa Visits & Photos- Hillside Village
Nov 20, 2022 Lights at Legacy- The Shops at Legacy
Nov 25- 27, 2022 Home for the Holidays...A McKinney Christmas
Nov 26 and Dec 3 and 17, 2022 Santa Claus is Coming to DFM
Nov 26- Dec 17, 2022 Breakfast with Santa- Fairview Town Center
Nov 26-27 and Dec 3-4, 2022 Santa Visit- Haynie’s Green Acres
Dec 1 and 8, 2022 Cookies with Santa- Fairview Town Center
Dec 1, 2022 Holiday on the Hill
Dec 1, 2022 Lights of Ennis Parade, Block Party, & Christmas Market
Dec 1, 2022 A Garland Christmas at Firewheel
Dec 3, 2022 Main St. Fest & Holiday Parade
Dec 3, 2022 Christmas Tree Lighting- Farmers Branch
Dec 3, 2022 Klyde Warren Park's Tree Lighting Celebration
Dec 3, 2022 Breakfast with Santa- The Grove at Frisco Commons
Dec 3, 2022 Holiday in the Park- The Colony
Dec 3, 2022 Richardson’s 50th Annual Christmas Parade
Dec 3, 2022 Prosper Christmas Festival
Dec 3, 2022 Southern Star Christmas Celebration- Midlothian
Dec 3, 2022 Christmas Parade and Tree Lighting Ceremony- Flower Mound
Dec 3, 2022 Santa on the Square- Carrollton
Dec 3-18, 2022 Santa's Village- Richardson
Dec 3, 2022 Dallas Holiday Parade
Dec 3, 2022 Merry Main Street- Frisco
Dec 6, 2022 Snacks with Santa- Garland
Dec 10, 2022 McKinney Rotary Club Christmas Parade of Lights
Dec 10, 2022 Christmas in Adriatica
Dec 10, 2022 Breakfast with Santa in Flower Mound
Dec 10, 2022 North Pole- Joe Farmer Recreation Center
Dec 10- 18, 2022 Breakfast with Santa- Epic Waters
Dec 11- 16, 2022 Santa Routes- Highland Village
Dec 16, 2022 Swim with Santa- Don Rodenbaugh Natatorium

 

Old-Time Christmas

Nov 26, 2022 Olde Tyme Christmas- Sunset Hill Tree Farm
Dec 1,8, and 15, 2022 Christmas at the Perry- A.W. Perry Homestead Museum
Dec 3 and 10, 2022 Christmas Tea- Farmers Branch Histrorical Park
Dec 3-4, 2022 Holiday Tour of Homes- Chestnut Village
Dec 4-17, 2022 Christmas Exhibit Tours - A Celebration of Christmas: The Roaring 20s
Dec 10-11, 2022 Candlelight- Old City Park
Dec 17, 2022 Christmas on Penn Farm

 

Light Displays

Nov 4, 2022- Jan 1, 2023 The Light Park- Arlington
Nov 9- Dec 31, 2022 Holiday at the Arboretum, presented by Reliant, featuring The 12 Days of Christmas
Nov 11, 2022- Jan 4, 2023 Santaland- Tyler
Nov 17, 2022- Jan 1, 2023 Dallas Zoo Lights Presented by Reliant
Nov 18- Dec 24, 2022 Christmas at the Anatole
Nov 18- Dec 31, 2022 Radiance! Frozen in Frisco
Nov 18, 2022- Jan 3, 2023 Christmas in The Square- Frisco
Nov 19, 2022- Jan 1, 2023 Holiday In The Park- Six Flags
Nov 24- Dec 31, 2022 Prairie Lights
Nov 25- Dec 30, 2022 Lights on the Farm- Heritage Farmstead Museum
Nov 25, 2022- Jan 1, 2023 Enchant Christmas- Fair Park
Nov 25, 2022- Jan 1, 2023 Vitruvian Lights- Vitruvian Park in Addison
Nov 25- Dec 24, 2022 Illumination Celebration- Galleria Dallas
Nov 28, 2022 Celebration of Lights- Dallas Hall at SMU
Dec 1-30, 2022 Deerfield Holiday Lights
Dec 3, 2022- Jan 1, 2023 Christmas Spectacular Light Show - Presented by Liberty Tax- The Colony
Dec 3, 2022 Main St. Fest/Holiday Parade- Rowlett
Dec 3- 27, 2022 Annual Centennial Holiday Lights- Irving
Dec 9-10, 2022 Holidays at the Heard

 

Living Nativities

Dec 9-10, 2022 Journey into Christmas- Grace Bible Church- Dallas
Dec 10, 2022 Live Nativity- Lamb of God Lutheran Church- Flower Mound

 

Holiday Theatre

Nov 25-27 and Dec 2-4, 2022 The Nutcracker- Texas Ballet Theater School
Nov 25- Dec 17, 2022 Slappy’s Holiday Circus- Galleria Dallas
Nov 25, 2022 Twas the Night Before... by Cirque Du Soleil
Nov 25-27, 2022 The Nutcracker, Momentum Dance Company at Irving Arts Center
Nov 27- Dec 23, 2022 Harry Connick, Jr.'s THE HAPPY ELF
Dec 2- 11, 2022 The Nutcracker- Dallas Ballet Company
Dec 2, 2022 Noche Buena: A Christmas Spectacular Presented by Irving Arts Center
Dec 2-18, 2022 A Little House Christmas
Dec 9-12, 2022 Elf – Academy – Rodenbaugh Theatre at Willow Bend Center of the Arts
Dec 10, 2022 Academy Espresso Nutcracker- Dallas Black Dance Theatre
Dec 13, 2022 A Charlie Brown Christmas at Majestic Theatre Dallas
Dec 14-17, 2022 Christmas with C.S. Lewis
Dec 15-18, 2022 A Merry Cirque: A Family Holiday Spectacular
Dec 16-18, 2022 The Nutcracker- Ballet North Texas
Dec 17-18, 2022 Nutcracker Ballet- Allen Civic Ballet

 

Holiday Concerts

Nov 25-27, 2022 The Nutcracker- Dallas Symphony
Nov 27, 2022 For King + Country - “A Drummer Boy Christmas | The 2022 Tour Experience”
Nov 28-Dec 16, 2022 Holiday Performances- Galleria Dallas
Dec 2-16, 2022 Sounds of the Season- Stonebriar Centre
Dec 2-11, 2022 Dallas Symphony Christmas Pops
Dec 3 and 10, 2022 Dallas Symphony Family Christmas Pops
Dec 3, 2022 RSO--Holiday Classics
Dec 3, 2022 5th Annual All Star Christmas Concert- McKinney Boyd High School Auditorium
Dec 5, 2022 Canadian Brass- Dallas Symphony
Dec 11, 2022 A Cartoon Christmas
Dec 13, 2022 Take 6: Spread Love at Christmas
Dec 16-18, 2022 Home Alone in Concert
Dec 17, 2022 Aquiles Machado, Tenor Presented by Las Colinas Symphony Orchestra
Dec 18, 2022 Michael Martin Murphey - Christmas Show
Dec 28, 2022 Trans-Siberian Orchestra- American Airlines Center

 

Christmas Tree Experience

Opening Nov 25, 2022 Sunset Hill Tree Farm- Alvarado
Opening Nov 25, 2022 4 CeeSons Christmas Tree Farm- Caddo Mills
Opening Nov 25, 2022 Elves Farm- Denison
Opening Nov 25, 2022 Flower Mound Christmas Trees
Opening Nov 25, 2022 Haynie’s Green Acres Christmas Tree Farm- Crowley
Opening Nov 25, 2022 Kadee Farm- Greenville
Opening Nov 25, 2022 KaJiN Farm- Caddo Mills
Opening Nov 25, 2022 Walls Family Farm- Terrell
Opening Nov 25, 2022 Yesterland Farm- Canton

 

Ice Skating

  Allen Community Ice Rink
Nov 18, 2022- Jan 3, 2023 Frisco Square
Dec 4 and 11, 2022 Grand Holiday Ice Show- Galleria Dallas
  Galleria Dallas Ice Skating Center
  Children's Health StarCenter- Farmers Branch
  Comerica Center- Frisco
Outdoor rink opens Nov 25, 2022 Children's Health StarCenter-McKinney
  Children's Health StarCenter- Plano
  Children's Health StarCenter- Richardson
  Children's Health StarCenter - Valley Ranch

 

Hanukkah

Dec 18, 2022 Chanukah Menorah Lighting- Galleria Dallas
Dec 18, 2022 Community Chanukah Celebration- Frisco
Dec 21, 2022 Babies and Bagels: Hanukkah Light Play- JCC
Dec 21, 2022 Largest Hanukkiah Lighting in North TX
Dec 22, 2022 Grand Menorah Lighting- Watters Creek
Dec 25, 2022 Hanukkah Pancake Breakfast

 

Shopping & Craft Fairs

Nov 19-20, 2022 Plano Christmas Market- Carpenter Park Recreation Center
Nov 19, 2022 Hometown Christmas Craft Show-Midlothian Conference Center
Dec 3, 2022 Wylie Arts Festival
Dec 10 and 17, 2022 Holiday Marketplace at The Grove- Farmers Branch

 

New Year's Eve

Dec 29, 2022 New Year's Wish Boxes- Allen Public Library
Dec 31, 2022 Noon Year’s Eve-  Davis and Parr Library
Dec 31, 2022 2023 New Years Eve Party & Sleepover- Metroplex Gymnastics
Dec 31, 2022 New Years Eve Celebration- Epic Waters
Dec 31, 2022 Jazzberry Jammin' New Year's Eve- The Crayola Experience Plano

 

Miscellaneous

Nov 12, 2022 - Jan 6, 2023 The Trains at NorthPark™
Nov 18, 2022- Jan 8, 2023 Snowday- Galleria Dallas
Nov 19, 2022- Jan 3, 2023 Colorful Christmas- Crayola Experience Plano
Nov 19- Dec 31, 2022 Immersive Nutcracker Exhibit - A Winter Miracle- Dallas
Dec 1, 2022 2022 88th Annual Christmas Parade & Hot Cocoa Competition- Dension
Dec 3, 2022 Frosty 5k - Frisco 
Dec 3, 2022 Gingerbread House Decorating- The Colony Public Library
Dec 4, 2022 Tea with the Sugar Plum Fairy- Allen Performing Arts Center
Dec 9, 2022 Merry Movie Night- Midlothian
Dec 11, 2022 Holidays on Ice Show- Credit Union of Texas Event Center

 


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