Dallas Area Christmas Events

There are so many great holiday events this time of year.
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From Nativity plays to ballets to seeing Christmas lights, I feel like I don’t have enough time for everything I want to do.  Dallas has some great Christmas events this year, so be sure to put these on your calendar.

Dallas Symphony Orchestra ~ Their Christmas celebration runs December 2-18.  Join conductors Joshua Habermann and Lawrence Loh for A World of Joy, unforgettable entertainment featuring beloved carols and majestic pageantry from the Dallas Symphony Chorus, the Christmas Celebration Children’s Choir and the DSO! Santa Claus might even pay a visit to this joyous concert celebrating the season of light!

Lone Star Christmas at Gaylord Texan Resort ~ Gaylord Texan’s annual holiday events are back and better than ever! The awe-inspiring ***ICE!*** attraction — carved from 2 million pounds of ice — will for the first time showcase DreamWorks’ Shrek the Halls! Additionally, Lone Star Christmas at Gaylord Texan will provide a winter wonderland including 1.5 million holiday lights, a 52-foot rotating Christmas tree, a life-sized Gingerbread House, 12,000 ornaments, and Santa Claus himself, just to name a few.

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We invite you to enjoy a magical holiday experience your family won’t soon forget!  Lone Star Christmas runs from November 11, 2011 to January 1, 2012.

The Polar Express Train Ride ~ Inspired by the award winning book by Chris Van Allsburg, come experience the magic of The Polar Express™. Read along with the story as the train makes a roundtrip journey to the North Pole. Meet Santa and enjoy caroling, hot chocolate and a treat. And, for those who believe, a special gift for each child. Everyone is encouraged to wear their pajamas!  Polar Express runs from November 18 – December 30, 2011.

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The Christmas Capital of Texas in Grapevine ~ It will be a memorable winter wonderland this Christmas in historic Grapevine, Texas. Grapevine is the essence of holiday décor as the city becomes blanketed with millions of lights, enormous decorations, animated characters and a whole lot more! With all of this plus great shopping for everyone on your list, Grapevine truly is the “Christmas Capital of Texas.”  There’s so many great events running all month!

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The Nutcracker at Texas Ballet Theater ~ Ben Stevenson’s critically acclaimed production of The Nutcracker runs from December 9-24, 2011.  Stunning costumes, dazzling sets, and remarkable dancing to holiday music, make The Nutcracker a favorite family tradition.

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Holiday In The Park At Six Flags ~ There’s something for the entire family from SantaLand, Frosty Snow Hill, holiday shows, and more during this magical event. Holiday in the Park runs November 25 through January 2.

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Santa At Sundance! ~ Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus – and he’s waiting to meet you and all the other children at his enchanting Nutcracker home right in the heart of Sundance Square!  Young and old alike can visit Santa each weekend November 25 – December 21.  You may even tug on Santa’s full white beard (not too hard, though) to see if it’s real when you tell him all your secret Christmas wishes.  Little ones will receive a special treat from Santa, too.  Jolly ol’ St. Nick will be here each Friday evening from 6 p.m. – 9 p.m., Saturdays from 11 a.m. – 8 p.m., and Sundays from 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.  Extended weekday hours on the 19th, 20th, and 21st of December are 5 p.m. – 8 p.m.  A host of friendly elves from Fort Worth Sister Cities will be on hand to capture your visit on film for only a $7 donation.  All proceeds benefit the Sister Cities International Youth Program, which helps promote friendship and peace around the world.

What are your favorite holiday activities?