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DFW Christmas Destinations Guide: 2023 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 24 – Dec 23 North Plaza at Globe Life field. Open daily 11:00am – 8:00pm. 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 – 25.

Celina, TX Celina in the Square Downtown Celina Wednesday November 29th 5:00pm – 9:00pm. Local performers, Santa and his (live) Reindeer, carriage rides, tree lighting ceremony and even cupcakes with Mrs Claus!

***SOLD OUT*** Celina, TX The Celina Gift Tour. December 9th Only 150 tickets are sold for this event; don’t miss out!

Dallas, TX at Fair Park The Chi Omega Christmas Market. November 16-18. 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 Emerald City Band,” and Klyde Warren Park’s annual tree lighting. Saturday, December 2, 3 – 6 PM.

Denton, TX The 2023 Denton Holiday Lighting Festival, Downtown Denton. Friday, December 2, 3:00pm – 6:00pm Tree Lighting, Live Music, arts and crafts, wassail tasting, and other memorable experiences await!

The Cowboys Christmas Extravaganza at The Star, Frisco TX

Frisco, TX: Grab some hot cocoa, drive around, and see the Christmas Lights! Here is a list for Frisco!

Frisco, TX: The Frosty 5k and Merry Mile run in Frisco Square. Saturday, Dec 7. Merry Mile 8:30am; Frosty 5k 9:00am. Party In The Plaza 10:00am.

Frisco, TX The Cowboys Christmas Extravaganza, Tostitos Championship Plaza at The Star. Every Friday and Saturday evening November 17 – December 16 Special guests including past Cowboy greats and the Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders.

Frisco, TX The annual Frisco Christmas in the Square runs from November 18 – January 8. 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 12/2 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 by students of Frisco ISD!

Fort Worth, TX The Funky Finds Holiday Shopping Experience, Nov 18, 19 Handmade and vintage goods for sale!

Garland, TX A Garland Christmas at The Square; Downtown Garland Square, Thursday December 7 from 5:30 – 8:30pm. Te celebration returns to Garland’s recently updated downtown. Lots of free activities in Garland.

Grapevine, TX 44th annual Grapevine Parade of Lights, Historic Downtown Grapevine. December 7, 7:00pm. You can view the parade map at the link above!

Highland Park (Dallas) Highland Park Village Christmas Lights Celebration and Shopping Stroll; Highland Park Village. December 6, 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. Dec 1st 5:00pm – 9:pm; Dec 2nd 8:00am – 2:00pm. Parade, winter carnival, kid activities, and more!

Little Elm, TX Christmas Parade and Fireworks Dec 1st, 7:00pm

Little Elm, TX There are so many Christmas events in Little Elm this year! Check out the full list here!

McKinney, TX: Grab some hot cocoa, drive around, and see the Christmas Lights! Here is a destination list for McKinney!

McKinney, TX Home For The Holidays Festival in Historic Downtown McKinney. November 24 – 26. Visits with Santa, extended shopping hours, and kids activities!

McKinney, TX The 12 Wines of Christmas Wine Walk, in Historic Downtown McKinney. Saturday, Ugly Sweaters Optional!

McKinney, TX McKinney Rotary Club Parade of Lights, Historic Downtown McKinney. Saturday December 9

Plano, TX: Grab some hot cocoa, drive around, and see the Christmas Lights! Here is a destination list for Plano!

Plano, TX The Plano Holiday Market November 18, 19. Handmade items, clothing, and jewelry from local vendors.

Plano, TX The Shops At Legacy: Lights at Legacy, 4:00 – 7:00pm November 19th at The Shops at Legacy. Click the link for schedule of activities!

Plano, TX The Shops At Legacy East: Photos With Santa, Nov 25 – Dec 23 at The Shops at Legacy East. Click the link for pricing and how to schedule photos with Santa!

Plano, TX Dickens in Downtown Plano. December 2, 4:00pm – 9:00pm. Snow hill, shopping, food; Tree Lighting at 7:00pm. Leashed dogs welcome!

Plano, TX Mistletoe Market in Downtown Plano. December 10 12:00pm – 4:00pm. Several participating businesses and restaurants offering discounts and more for your holiday shopping needs.

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

Richardson, TX City of Richardson 51st Annual Christmas Parade Saturday December 2nd, 9am.

Richardson, TX North Pole At The Plaza December 16; Cityline Plaza

Written by Daniel Burke

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