Editor’s Picks – Texas Holiday Events

The turkey has been eaten, the Black Friday deals have been scored; now it’s time to light the Christmas tree and truly get in the holiday spirit! Grab your friends, family, and hot cocoa and join in on these fun holiday events happening all over Texas.

CENTRAL TEXAS:

AUSTIN

December 2 from 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Holiday Sing-Along and Downtown Stroll

December 8 – 23
The Nutcracker

December 9 – 23
Trail of Lights

 

FREDERICKSBURG

December 1 at 6:00 PM
Light the Night Christmas Parade & Afterglow

December 17 from 6:00 – 9:00 PM
LBJ Tree Lighting

 

SAN ANTONIO

December 1 – 17
Ford Fiesta De Las Luminarias


COASTAL PLAINS:

BEAUMONT

December 9 from 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Christmas in Boomtown

 

GALVESTON

Now – January 7
Ice Land and Festival of Lights

 

HOUSTON

Now – January 2
Magical Winter Lights

Now – December 31, open during weekends through end of year
Christmas Rocks! Store

December 1 – 3
Pop Shop Houston Holiday Festival

 

PEARLAND

December 2 at 6:00 PM
Hometown Christmas Parade

December 9 from 6:00 – 9:00 PM
24th Annual Tour de Lites Family Bicycle Ride

 

THE WOODLANDS

Now – January 15
Ice Rink

December 8 – 10
Tomball German Christmas Market & Festival

December 9 from 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM
56th Annual Boat Lane Parade


NORTH TEXAS:

Allen - North Texas Holiday Events
ALLEN

Now – December 23, Every Friday from 5:30 – 7:30 PM and every Saturday from 1:00 – 3:00 PM
A Very Jazzy Christmas at Watters Creek

December 12 at 8:00 PM
The Brian Setzer Orchestra’s 14th Annual Christmas Rocks! Tour

 

Dallas - North Texas Holiday Events
DALLAS

Now – December 31
Highland Park Carriage Rides

Now – January 7, Open Wednesday – Sunday from 6:00 – 9:00 PM
12 Days of Christmas at the Arboretum

December 1 – 17
Symphony Christmas Pops

December 2 from 10:00 – 11:30 AM
Dallas Holiday Parade

December 2 at 5:30 PM
Winter Wonderlights Holiday Show and Tree Lighting

December 19 – 31
The King & I at AT&T Performing Arts Center

 

Denton - North Texas Holiday Events
DENTON

December 1 from 5:30 – 9:30 PM
Holiday Lighting Festival

 

Fort Worth - North Texas Holiday Events
FORT WORTH

December 1 – 31
Starlight Symphony

December 2 from 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Christmas in the Stockyards

 

Frisco - North Texas Holiday Events
FRISCO

December 2 from 5:00 – 9:00 PM
Merry Main Street

December 16 from 5:00 – 10:00 PM
Christmas in the Square

 

Grapevine - North Texas Holiday Events
GRAPEVINE

December 2 from 6:00 – 9:00 PM
Twinkle Light Boat Parade

December 7
Parade of Lights Downtown

 

Plano - North Texas Holiday Events
PLANO

December 1
Dickens in Downtown

December 2
Lantern Light at the Heritage Farmstead

December 14
Downtown Plano Art and Wine Walk

December 17 at 4:00 PM & 7:00 PM
Home for the Holidays Concert

 

Richardson - North Texas Holiday Events
RICHARDSON

December 2 – 3 from 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Jingle Bell Bazaar

December 2 at 8:00 PM
Turtle Creek Chorale

December 9 from noon – 7:00 PM
CityLine Merry Market & Festival

 

Waxahachie - North Texas Holiday E
WAXAHACHIE

December 2 from 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Christmas Market & Gift Show 


WEST TEXAS:


EL PASO

December 2 at 4:30 PM
Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony

December 23 from 5:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Annual Posadas Celebration and Luminaria Lighting Festival

December 23 – 24
Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker

 

LUBBOCK

December 1 at 7:00 PM
Carol of Lights

December 10 at 6:00 PM – December 23 at 10:00 PM
Santa Land

MIDLAND

Shop Mon – Sat from 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM; Visit Santa on December 3, 9, and 17
Santa at Miss Cayce’s Christmas Store