101 Ideas for Holiday Family Fun in Midcities - 2020 | Kids Out and About Midcities

101 Ideas for Holiday Family Fun in Midcities - 2020

KidsOutAndAbout is the Mid-Cities' online guide to everything for kids, teens, and families! Typically we list (MORE than) 101 ideas for holiday family fun, but. . . it's 2020, which means a bit less is happening than usual. The activities we've listed here are confirmed for this year, but many require reserving ahead of time, and please keep in mind that events could be canceled... so click through to make arrangements. Enjoy the holidays!

If we're missing an activity that should be on our list, please email Mindy Mangan at mindy@kidsoutandabout.com. Please make sure to include a link to the event when you email. Thank you.

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Santa Sightings

Nov 7- Dec 24, 2020 Santa's Wonderland- Bass Pro Shops
Nov 14, 2020- Jan 7, 2021 Virtual Visits with Santa- Stonebriar Centre
Nov 14, 2020- Jan 7, 2021 Virtual Visits with Santa- The Parks Mall at Arlington
Nov 20- Dec 24, 2020 Photos with Santa- Stonebriar Centre
Nov 22, 2020 Lights at Legacy- The Shops at Legacy
Nov 27, 2020- Dec 24, 2020 Santa Photos- The Shops at Willow Bend
Nov 27- Dec 24, 2020 Photos with Safe Santa...Hillside Village
Nov 27- Dec 24, 2020 Photos with Santa- The Parks Mall at Arlington
Nov 28, 2020 Castle Hills Holiday in the Plaza and Tree Lighting
Nov 28, 2020- Jan 10, 2021 Posadas at Traders Village- Grand Prairie
Dec 4, 2020 Denton Holiday Lighting Festival
Dec 4-5, 2020 Hometown Holidays- Mansfield
Dec 5, 2020 Annual Tree Lighting- Farmers Branch
Dec 5, 2020  Breakfast with Santa- The Grove at Frisco Commons
Dec 5, 2020  Dallas Holiday Parade- Live Stream
Dec 5, 2020  Merry Main Street Presented By Texas Health Hospital Frisco
Dec 6, 2020 Froth Winter Wonderland- Froth Coffee Bar
Dec 13, 2020 Santa in Pajamas - Play Street Frisco
Dec 24, 2020 Santa in Pajamas - Play Street Plano

 

Old-Time Christmas

Nov 27- Dec 23, 2020 Grapevine Christmas Passport - Elf Adventure
Dec 4, 2020  An Old-Fashioned Christmas- A. W. Perry Homestead Museum
Dec 5, 2020 Victorian Christmas Tours at Nash Farm
Dec 12, 2020 Art in the Park: Nutcracker Sculpture Workshop with Paloma- Farmers Branch Historical Park
Dec 12, 2020 Christmas Farmstead Celebration- Nash Farm

 

Light Displays

Nov 7- Dec 31, 2020 Holiday at the Arboretum
Nov 11, 2020- Jan 3, 2021 RADIANCE!- Decatur
Nov 11, 2020- Jan 3, 2021 RADIANCE!- Frisco
Nov 13, 2021- Jan 3, 2021 Lone Star Christmas at Gaylord Texan
Nov 20, 2021- Jan 3, 2021 Dallas Zoo Lights
Nov 20, 2020- Jan 3, 2021 Luminova Holidays- Arlington
Nov 20, 2020- Jan 2, 2021 Magic of Lights- Little Elm
Nov 23, 2020- Jan 10, 2021 Christmas Light Show Spectacular- Grapevine
Nov 26- Dec 31, 2020 Prairie Lights
Nov 27, 2020- Jan 4, 2021 Christmas in the Square- Frisco
Nov 27, 2020- Jan 3, 2021  Vitruvian Lights- Addison
Dec 1-30, 2020 Deerfield Holiday Lights
Dec 5, 2020- Jan 4, 2021 Christmas Spectacular Light Show - Presented by Liberty Tax- The Colony

 

Living Nativities

Dec 11- 12, 2020 Journey Into Christmas- Grace Bible Church Dallas
Dec 13, 2020 Night in Bethlehem- First Frisco United Methodist Church

 

Holiday Theatre

Nov 21-22, 2020 The Nutcracker- Cleburne Conference Center
Dec 4- 12, 2020 Theatre Arlington’s Holiday Party!
Dec 4- 12, 2020 Holiday Production: It's A Wonderful Life - A Live Radio Play- Studio B Performing Arts
Dec 5, 2020 It's a Wonderful Life - A Live Radio Play- Palace Theatre

 

Holiday Concerts

Nov 27-29, 2020 Tchaikovsky's the Nutcracker- Dallas Symphony Orchestra
Nov 28, 2020 For King and Country- A Drummer Boy Drive In Christmas Tour 
Dec 4-13, 2020 Dallas Symphony Christmas Pops
Dec 5, 2020 Dallas Symphony Family Christmas Pops
Dec 5, 2020 Local Spotlight: Kings Return Holiday A Cappella- Farr Best Theater
Dec 6, 2020 Kraig Parkers Christmas Special–Tribute to Elvis- Palace Theatre
Dec 8, 2020 Carols on Main- Palace Theatre
Dec 10-11, 2020 The Carpenters Tribute- A Christmas Portrait- Palace Theatre
Dec 12, 2020 A Grapevine Opry Christmas- Palace Theatre
Dec 13, 2020 Brazos Chamber Orchestra - Christmas Orchestra Concert- Farr Best Theater
Dec 15, 2020 Big Brassy Christmas and Organ Extravaganza
Dec 19- 20, 2020 Christmas with The Petersens- Palace Theatre
Dec 23, 2020 Cyrus Chestnut Trio: A Charlie Brown Christmas

 

Christmas Tree Experience

  4 CeeSons Christmas Tree Farm- Caddo Mills
  Brushy Creek Christmas Trees- Bowie
  Elves Farm- Denison
  Haynie’s Green Acres Christmas Tree Farm- Crowley
  Kadee Christmas Tree Farm- Greenville
  KaJin Farms- Caddo Mills
  Lone Star Pines- Terrell
  Star M Plantation- Quinlan
  Radde Tannenbaum Farm- Meridian
  Sunset Hill Tree Farm- Alvarado
  The Lazy K- Godley
  Walls Family Farm- Terrell

 

Ice Skating

Nov 20, 2020- Jan 18, 2021 Panther Island Ice
  Ice at the Parks- Arlington
  Comerica Center
  Children's Health StarCenter -Valley Ranch
  Children's Health StarCenter- Plano
  Children's Health StarCenter- Mansfield
  Children's Health StarCenter- Farmers Branch

 

Hanukkah

Dec 10-18, 2020 Chanukah Menorah Lighting- Galleria Dallas

 

Shopping & Craft Fairs

Nov 21, 2020 A Touch of Rust Market's Holiday Event- Wise County Fairgrounds
Nov 21- 22, 2020 Plano Christmas Market- Carpenter Park Recreation Center
Nov 21-22, 2020 Thanksgiving Prep & Christmas Shopping at FFM
Nov 27- Dec 23, 2020 Texas Christkindl Market - Virtual
Nov 28, 2020 Holiday Market- Denton
Nov 28- Dec 23, 2020 Grapevine Christmas Market
Dec 5, 2020 4th Annual Hometown Christmas Craft Show- Midlothian Conference Center
Dec 12, 2020 Holiday Marketplace at The Grove

 

 

Miscellaneous

Nov 14, 2020- Jan 3, 2021 The Trains at NorthPark™
Nov 15- Dec 12, 2020 Reindeer Romp- Virtual
Nov 20, 2020 Tree Lighting- Corsicana Main Street
Nov 21, 2020 Family Ornament Painting Night- The Art Barn Studio
Nov 21- Dec 13, 2020 Letters to SantaThe Farmers Branch Aquatics Center
Nov 21, 2020- Jan 3, 2021 Holiday in the Park- Six Flags
Nov 21- Dec 16, 2020 Letters to Santa- Trophy Club
Nov 23, 2020 Carol of Lights: Bring Home the Holidays Drive-Through Experience- Grapevine
Nov 27- Dec 24, 2020 (weekends) The Weekend Forecast? Snow...- Hillside Village
Nov 28- Dec 30, 2020 PAC Christmas Movies 2020
Dec 1,8, 15, 2020 Elf Academy Grab & Go...Hillside Village
Dec 1, 2020 Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony- Heritage Park- Midlothian
Dec 1, 2020 Annual Chamber Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony- Decatur
Dec 3, 2020 86th Annual Christmas Parade & Hot Cocoa Competition- Denison
Dec 4, 2020 Friday Night Out “Holiday Extravaganza”- WOGA Plano
Dec 4, 2020 Gingerbread House Decorating- Trophy Club Fire Dept.
Dec 5, 2020 Frosty 5K & Merry Mile- In person or Virtual
Dec 5, 2020 Christmas in the Branch- Farmers Branch
Dec 5, 2020 Prosper Christmas Festival- Prosper Town Hall
Dec 5, 2020 Christmas in the Park- Independence East Park- Trophy Club
Dec 6, 2020 Human Sized SNOW GLOBE at FFM
Dec 11, 2020 Parent Night Out: Holiday Party- Premier Martial Arts

 


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