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DFW Christmas Destinations Guide: 2018 Edition

The Definitive DFW Christmas Destinations Guide: 2018 Edition

To be updated periodically

Frisco, TX: The annual Frisco Christmas in the Square runs from November 23 – December 31st. The event is located at Simpson Plaza outside Frisco City Hall in the district known as Frisco Square. Boasting the “largest choreographed music and lights show in North Texas,” you can drive through any night and tune in to 107.3 to hear the music and watch the lights from your car. Stick around and there’s an outdoor skating rink, a Christmas Tree maze, and a calendar of activities worth making the visit from anywhere in DFW. Our family never misses Merry Main Street, packed with activities, vendors, the Christmas Tree lighting and even Santa Claus arriving by parachute.

Frisco, TX: The Star in Frisco. This is the district built around the headquarters of the Dallas Cowboys, the pride and joy of Jerry Jones, and you know he’s going to make it a special experience. You can expect music, tree lighting ceremonies, appearances by famous Dallas Cowboys players and cheerleaders, Photos with Santa, all in a nice walkable area. The streets are decorated for Christmas, and there are several really good restaurants to choose from.

Arlington, TX: Six Flags: Holiday in the Park. From November 16 – December 30 Six Flags in Arlington, TX is covered in Christmas lights and family attractions. We buy the refillable hot chocolate mugs when we arrive and enjoy a few rides and yummy treats. Included with seasons passes.

Grapevine, TX: ICE at the Gaylord Texan. If you’ve never been there, how can we describe it?. There’s ICE sculptures, a resort hotel complex decorated for Christmas, goodies to eat and Christmas shopping. Look for deals online, and bring your gloves!

Richardson: Santa’s Village at the City of Richardson City Hall looks great at night. When planning a visit, keep in mind that Thursday nights are for residents only.

Highland Park/University Park (Dallas): These historic neighborhoods in the City of Dallas decorate well for Christmas. Let’s face it, these homes look great with or without Christmas lights! After looking at some Christmas lights you can drive over to Snider Plaza near SMU to shop and eat, but don’t park in front of the private home of George W Bush: the Secret Service may want to ask you questions!

Plano: Deerfield Holiday Lights 2018 This neighborhood may have the highest percentage of residents participating. There’s carriage rides for a fee as well. Grab some hot chocolate to go and head over!

Plano: Holiday Date Night at Legacy West! Lights everywhere, music over the soundsystem, a giant lighted gift box, and the best shopping and dining in Plano. This is a great, walkable location 365 days a year and Christmas is special.

Written by Daniel Burke

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