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DFW Christmas Destinations Guide: 2021 Edition

The Definitive DFW Christmas Destinations Guide: 2021 Edition

DFW has some amazing Christmas attractions returning this year! Here is a list with some of our favorites for you to enjoy this season!

Arlington, TX The Texas Christkindl Market Nov 18 – Jan 2 at Choctaw Stadium (Closed Mondays!) This is a Christmas Market modeled after the Bavarian markets in Europe.

Celina, TX The City of Celina Countdown to Christmas 24 days of Christmas events and activities curated in one calendar by the city of Celina. December 1 – 24.

Celina, TX Celina in the Square Downtown Celina December 1st 5:00pm – 9:00pm. Local performers, Santa and his (live) Reindeer, carriage rides, tree lighting ceremony and even cupcakes with Mrs Claus!

Celina, TX The Celina Gift Tour. Only 150 tickets are sold for this event; don’t miss out!

Dallas, TX at Fair Park The Chi Omega Christmas Market. Over 100 vendors …

Dallas, TX Klyde Warren Park’s Tree Lighting Celebration. Enjoy this free family tradition featuring a festive day of activities and entertainment, including photos with Santa and story time with Mrs. Claus, face painting, crafts, games and snow flurries! The day will culminate with a live show featuring performances of holiday music, visits from Santa’s friends Frosty and Rudolph, a performance from “The Nutcracker” by dancers of the famed Dallas Conservatory, and Klyde Warren Park’s annual tree lighting. Saturday, December 4, 2019, 3 – 6 PM.

Denton, TX The 2021 Denton Holiday Lighting Festival, Downtown Denton. Friday, December 3, 5:30pm See Santa, the Grinch, Olaf, and even Krampus! Bounce houses, arts and crafts, wassail tasting, and other memorable experiences await!

Frisco, TX: The Frosty 5k and Merry Mile run in Frisco Square. Saturday, Dec 4, registration begins at 7:30am.

Frisco, TX The Cowboys Christmas Extravaganza, Tostitos Championship Plaza at The Star. Every Friday and Saturday evening November 19 – December 18 Special guests including past Cowboy greats and the Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders.

Frisco, TX The annual Frisco Christmas in the Square runs from November 19 – January 3. 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 lot, with a Christmas light show worth making the visit from anywhere in DFW.

Frisco, TX: Merry Main Street in Frisco Square, Saturday 12/4 Our family never misses Merry Main Street, a centerpiece for Frisco’s “Christmas In The Square” which is packed with activities, vendors, the annual Christmas Tree lighting and live musical performances. Click here for the full 2021 schedule!

Fort Worth, TX The Funky Finds Holiday Shopping Experience, Nov 20, 21 Handmade and vintage goods for sale!

Garland, TX A Garland Christmas at Firewheel; Firewheel Town Center, Thursday December 2 from 5:30 – 8:30pm. FREE snow hills, FREE inflatables and bounce houses, FREE trackless train rides, live music, food trucks, tree lighting ceremony, with photos with Santa available. Lots of free activities in Garland.

Grapevine, TX 42nd Annual Parade of Lights, Historic Downtown Grapevine. December 2, 7:00pm. You can view the parade map here!

Grapevine, TX Nutcracker in the Park, presented by North Central Ballet at Meadowmere Park. December 3 – 5.

Highland Park (Dallas) Highland Park Village Christmas Lights Celebration and Shopping Stroll; Highland Park Village. December 8, 4:00pm – 7:00pm. Photos with Santa, face painting and balloon artist, toy drive, shopping, and a live performance by the Dallas Symphony Orchestra Young Strings (6:00pm)

Lewisville, TX The Old Town Holiday Stroll; Old Town Lewisville. Saturday December 4 from 8:00am – 9:00pm. Parade, winter carnival, kid activities, and more! Click here for the parade route!

Little Elm, TX Magic of Lights drive through Christmas lights; November 20 – January 2. Click the link for pricing and specific dates/times.

Little Elm, TX Christmas at the Beach; various dates. Visit the link for information about Santa Land, Santa at Beard Park, and more!

McKinney, TX Home For The Holidays Festival in Historic Downtown McKinney. November 26 – 28. Visits with Santa, extended shopping hours, and kids activities!

McKinney, TX The 12 Wines of Christmas Wine Walk, in Historic Downtown McKinney. Saturday, December 11 10:00pm – 6:00pm

McKinney, TX McKinney Rotary Club Parade of Lights, Historic Downtown McKinney. Saturday December 11, 6:30pm.

Plano, TX The Plano Christmas Market November 20, 21. Handmade items, clothing, and jewelry from local vendors.

Plano, TX The Legacy North Pole, December 12, 11:00am – 2:00pm The Shops at Legacy. Photos with Santa, an ice slide, real snow, live music, drink and food specials, and even a place to drop off letters to Santa!

Plano, TX Dickens in Downtown Plano. December 4, 5:30pm – 10:00pm. Snow hill, shopping, food; Tree Lighting at 7:00pm. Leashed dogs welcome!

Plano, TX Mistletoe Market in Downtown Plano. December 11 11am – 7:00pm, December 12 12:00pm – 6:00pm. Several participating businesses and restaurants offering discounts and more for your holiday shopping needs.

Prosper, TX The Prosper Rotary Club Parade and Christmas Festival, at Prosper Town Hall Saturday, December 4. Parade 2:30pm; festival 3:00pm, tree lighting at 7:00pm followed by fireworks!

Richardson, TX City of Richardson 49th Annual Christmas Parade Saturday December 4th, 9am. Use THIS LINK to plan your spot along the parade route.

Richardson, TX Cityline Merry Market December 4. Located at Cityline Plaza in Richardson, with over 70 vendors, workshops, tasty goodies, live music, and a DIY gift wrapping station.

Written by Daniel Burke

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