The festive season is almost here, and Christmas is just around the corner. Texas is a magical place this time of year and we’ve put together a list of the top five things to do in Dallas this season that will captivate the whole family’s imagination. December has never been so exciting in the Lone Star State!
1. Enchant, World’s Largest Christmas Light Maze & Market , Globe Life Park ($21.95-$84.95)
There are no questions as to why Enchant takes our coveted top spot! The World’s Largest Christmas Light Maze & Market will be making its U.S. debut in Arlington and will bring all your Christmas dreams to life! navigate through millions of sparkling lights to help Santa find his missing reindeer in the world’s largest Christmas light maze. Glide around its magical 8500 sq. ft. magical ice skating pond, shop in the Christmas Market and find gifts for your loved ones, or just sit back with a warm beverage and enjoy the nightly live entertainment. You can even visit the big man himself at his one-of-a-kind Golden Palace. Enchant Christmas promises a fantastic experience for all. There are many things to do in DFW this Christmas but Enchant has to be number one. Opening November 24th, Enchant runs through December 31st and creates holiday memories that are sure to last a lifetime. Get tickets here.
2. The Grapevine’s North Pole Express, Grapevine ($25)
The Grapevine’s Vintage Railroad’s North Pole Express, presented by Great Wolf Lodge, promises a magnificent day out for all the family. Ride on the traditional Victorian Rail Coaches, all the way up to the North Pole to visit Santa and Mrs Claus. Complete with carol singing and all the holiday classics, the fun starts as soon as the train exits the station. The North Pole experience promises a glorious time that is sure to leave a little bit of festive magic in the heart of everyone who attends. Get tickets here.
3. The Trains at North Park, North Park Center ($4-$7)
For many young Texans, visiting the trains at North Park has become a cherished holiday tradition.The train travel experience boasts over 750 railcars on 1600 feet of elaborate track, including famous American cities and landmarks. It is a wonderful treat for the whole family, especially your budding train enthusiasts. With activities, crafts and interactive treats available, visit the trains between November 18th and January 7th. All proceeds from ticket sales go towards supporting families at Ronald McDonald House of Texas. Get tickets here.
4. The Nutcracker, Texas Ballet Theatre ($20-$115)
Join Clara and the Nutcracker Prince as they defeat the mouse king in a stunning arrangement at the Texas Ballet Theater this Christmas and allow Tchaikovsky’s wonderful cascading notes to fill you with joy. Some matinee programmes in December will also include the Kingdom of Sweets, with story time, crafts, activities and special surprises for children of all ages all included in the price! What a deal!
5. Christmas at the Anatole featuring Peppermint Park, Hilton Anatole Hotel (Prices vary)
Located in the City’s Design District, the Hilton Anatole hotel will be transformed into a winter wonderland for the holiday season. With children’s activities and games, train rides, breakfast with Santa and festive décor, the hotel has a vast array of festive treats available. Open to the public December 18th-22nd, Christmas at the Anatole promises to be a true delight. Get your tickets here.