101 Ideas for Holiday Family Fun in Midcities - 2021 | Kids Out and About Midcities

101 Ideas for Holiday Family Fun in Midcities - 2021

KidsOutAndAbout is the Mid-Cities' online guide to everything for kids, teens, and families! 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!

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Santa Sightings

 

Nov 6- Dec 24, 2021 Santa's Wonderland- Bass Pro Shops
Nov 13, 2021 Santa Claus is Coming to Town- Stonebriar Centre
Nov 18- Dec 24, 2021 Photos with Santa- The Parks Mall at Arlington
Nov 19- Dec 22, 2021 Miracle on 134th Street- Celina
Nov 20, 2021 Village Lights- Hillside Village
Nov 20, 2021 Our Village Glows- The Shops at Highland Village
Nov 21, 2021 Lights at Legacy- The Shops at Legacy
Nov 26- Dec 23, 2021 North Pole Express- Grapevine
Nov 26- Dec 23, 2021 Main Street Santa- Grapevine
Nov 27, 2021 Castle Hills Holiday in the Plaza and Tree Lighting
Nov 29, 2021- Jan 2, 2022 Snowland- Great Wolf Lodge
Dec 2, 2021 Parade of Lights- Grapevine
Dec 3, 2021 Denton Holiday Lighting Festival
Dec 2,3,9, and 16, 2021 North Pole Express® Story Time with Santa- Grapevine
Dec 3-5, 2021 Hometown Holidays- Mansfield
Dec 3, 2021 Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony- Colleyville City Hall
Dec 4, 2021 Parade of Lights & Moonlight Madness- Decatur
Dec 4, 2021 Breakfast with Santa- The Grove at Frisco Commons
Dec 4-5, 2021 Santa Visit- Haynie’s Green Acres
Dec 4, 2021 Dallas Holiday Parade
Dec 4, 2021- Jan 2, 2022 Posadas at Traders Village- Grand Prairie
Dec 4, 11, and 18, 2021 Santa Saturdays- Irving Arts Center
Dec 4, 2021 Merry Main Street- Frisco
Dec 4, 2021 Christmas Tree Lighting- Bedford
Dec 4, 2021 Santa On The Square- Carrollton
Dec 4, 2021 Prosper Christmas Festival
Dec 4, 2021 Holiday in the Park- The Colony
Dec 3, 2021 Snacks with Santa- Garland
Dec 11, 2021 Christmas in the Park- Trophy Club
Dec 11, 2021 Arlington Holiday Lights Parade
Dec 12- 17, 2021 Santa Routes- Highland Village
Dec 17-18, 2021 Holidays at the Heard

 

Old-Time Christmas

Nov 26- Dec 23, 2021 Grapevine Christmas Passport - Elf Adventure
Nov 27, 2021 Olde Tyme Christmas- Sunset Hill Tree Farm
Dec 2, 2021 Christmas at the Perry- A. W. Perry Homestead Museum
Dec 4, 2021 Victorian Christmas Tours at Nash Farm
Dec 3, 2021 First Friday at Nash Farm
Dec 4 and 11, 2021 Christmas Tea- Farmers Branch Historical Park
Dec 11, 2021 Christmas with the Keelings- Settlement to City Museums
Dec 11, 2021 Farmstead Christmas Celebration- Nash Farm

 

Light Displays

Nov 3, 2021- Jan 2, 2022 The Light Park- Grand Prairie
Nov 9- Dec 31, 2021 Holiday at the Arboretum
Nov 12, 2021- Jan 3, 2022 Christmas at Gaylord Texan
Nov 18, 2021- Jan 1, 2022 Radiance! at the Races
Nov 18, 2021- Jan 2, 2022 The Elf on the Shelf’s Magical Holiday Journey
Nov 18, 2021- Jan 1, 2022 Radiance! Frozen in Frisco
Nov 18- Dec 26, 2021 Radiance! Decatur
Nov 19, 2021- Jan 2, 2022 Holiday In The Park- Six Flags
Nov 19, 2021- Jan 2, 2022 Dallas Zoo Lights
Nov 19, 2021- Jan 3, 2022 Christmas in the Square- Frisco
Nov 20, 2021- Jan 2, 2022 Magic of Lights- Little Elm
Nov 22, 2021 Carol of Lights- Downtown Grapevine
Nov 22, 2021- Jan 9, 2022 Christmas Light Show Spectacular- Grapevine
Nov 25- Dec 31, 2021 Prairie Lights
Nov 26- Dec 26, 2021 Lights on the Farm- Heritage Farmstead Museum
Nov 26, 2021- Jan 3, 2022 Vitruvian Lights- Addison
Dec 1- 30, 2021 Deerfield Holiday Lights
Dec 4, 2021 Southern Star Christmas Celebration- Downtown Midlothian
Dec 4- 26, 2021 Annual Centennial Holiday Lights- Irving
Dec 4, 2021- Jan 2, 2022 Christmas Spectacular Light Show - Presented by Liberty Tax- The Colony
Dec 18- 20, 2021 Concerts on the Pond- St. Andrew United Methodist Church

 

Living Nativities

Dec 10-11, 2021 Journey Into Christmas- Grace Bible Church Dallas
Dec 19, 2021 Night in Bethlehem- First Frisco United Methodist Church

 

Holiday Theatre

Nov 19- Dec 21, 2021 Scrooge the Musical- Artisan Center Theater
Nov 20-21, 2021 The Nutcracker- Artistic Motion Dance Academy
Nov 24- Dec 26, 2021 Dallas Theater Center's a Christmas Carol
Nov 28- Dec 23, 2021 Holiday Entertainment- Palace Theatre
Nov 30-Dec 23, 2021 Classic Christmas Cartoons & Crafts -Lancaster Theater
Dec 1-12, 2021 Elf The Musical-Outdoors at The Sound at Cypress Waters
Dec 3-4, 2021 Best Christmas Pageant Ever- First Methodist Church Mansfield
Dec 10, 2021 Merry Movie Night- Midlothian
Dec 11, 2021 The Elf on the Shelf- A Christmas Musical- Winspear Opera House
Dec 11, 2021 Academy Espresso Nutcracker- Dallas Black Dance Theatre
Dec 17- 19, 2021 A Merry Cirque: A Family Holiday Spectacular- Coppell Arts Center
Dec 17-18, 2021 The Nutcracker- Art Ballet Academy
Dec 18, 2021 Lightwire Theater's A Very Electric Christmas
Dec 24, 2021 A Magical Cirque Christmas- The Texas Trust CU Theatre

 

Holiday Concerts

Nov 28- Dec 23, 2021 Holiday Entertainment- Palace Theatre
Dec 1-12, 2021 Sounds of the Season- Stonebriar Centre
Dec 3-12, 2021 Dallas Symphony Christmas Pops
Dec 3, 2021 2021 Christmas Concert with “The Classic Swing Band”
Dec 4, 2021 Dallas Symphony Family Christmas Pops
Dec 6, 2021 Christmas With Cantus- Dallas Symphony
Dec 10, 2021 Michael Martin Murphey - Christmas Show- The Texas Trust CU Theatre
Dec 11, 2021 Trans-Siberian Orchestra- American Airlines Center
Dec 12-14, 2021 Christmas Orchestra Concert Series- Brazos Chamber Orchestra
Dec 14, 2021 Big Brassy Christmas & Organ Extravaganza
Dec 17, 2021 The Christmas Tour- Casting Crowns, Mac Powell, CAIN, Dante Bowe, Jordan St. Cyr
Dec 21, 2021 A Very Swingin’ Basie Christmas: The Legendary Count Basie Orchestra | Jazz Series
Dec 22, 2021 Dallas Winds | Christmas at the Meyerson
Dec 30, 2021 Mannheim Steamroller- Winspear Opera House

 

Christmas Tree Experience

  4 CeeSons Christmas Tree Farm- Caddo Mills
  Brushy Creek Christmas Trees- Bowie
 Opens Nov 26, 2021 Elves Farm- Denison
 Opens Nov 26, 2021 Haynie’s Green Acres Christmas Tree Farm- Crowley
 Opens Nov 20, 2021 Kadee Christmas Tree Farm- Greenville
  KaJin Farms- Caddo Mills
  Star M Plantation- Quinlan
  Radde Tannenbaum Farm- Meridian
  Sunset Hill Tree Farm- Alvarado
  Walls Family Farm- Terrell
Dec 1-31, 2021 29th Annual Holiday Tree Exhibition- Irving Arts Center

 

Ice Skating

Nov 19, 2021- Jan 17, 2022 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

Nov 28, 2021 Chanukah Menorah Lighting- Galleria Dallas
Dec 5, 2021 Community Chanukah Celebration- Frisco
Dec 5, 2021 Chanukah Babyccino- The Intown Chabad

 

Shopping & Craft Fairs

Nov 13-14, 2021 It's Christmas Market Expo- Arlington Convention Center
Nov 20, 2021 A Touch of Rust Market's Holiday Event- Wise County Fairgrounds
Nov 20-21, 2021 Plano Christmas Market- Carpenter Park Recreation Center
Nov 20, 2021 Hometown Christmas Craft Show- Midlothian Conference Center
Nov 20-21, 2021 Thanksgiving Prep & Christmas Shopping at FFM
Nov 27-28, 2021 Christmas In Grapevine Craft Show
Nov 27- Dec 22, 2021 Grapevine Christmas Market
Dec 4, 11, and 18, 2021 Holiday Marketplace at The Grove- Farmers Branch
Dec 17-18, 2021 Holiday Shopping- Frisco Fresh Market

 

 

Miscellaneous

Nov 13, 2021- Jan 2, 2022 The Trains at NorthPark™
Dec 1, 2021 Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony- Heritage Park-Midlothian
Dec 2, 2021 2021 87th Annual Christmas Parade & Hot Cocoa Competition- Dension
Dec 2, 2021 A Garland Christmas at Firewheel
Dec 3-4, 2021 Gingerbread House Decorating- Trophy Club
Dec 4, 2021 Frosty 5K & Merry Mile- Frisco
Dec 4, 2021 Magi Marketplace and Festival- Fellowship Academy of Kennedale
Dec 10, 2021 Grinch Scramble- Mansfield Activities Center
Dec 11, 2021 13th Annual Reindeer Romp 5k & 1 Mile Fun Run
Dec 18, 2021 Gingerbread House Decorating- The Colony Public Library

 


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