101 Ideas for Holiday Family Fun in Midcities - 2022 | Kids Out and About Midcities

101 Ideas for Holiday Family Fun in Midcities - 2022

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 5- Dec 24, 2022 Santa's Wonderland- Bass Pro Shops
Nov 12, 2022 Santa Claus is Coming to Town- Stonebriar Centre
Nov 17- Dec 24, 2022 Photos with Santa- The Parks Mall at Arlington
Nov 18, 2022- Jan 4, 2023 Snowland- Great Wolf Lodge
Nov 18- Dec 23, 2022 Miracle on 134th Street- Celina
Nov 19, 2022 Our Village Glows- The Shops at Highland Village
Nov 20- Dec 24, 2022 Santa Experience & Photos - Hillside Village
Nov 20, 2022 Lights at Legacy- The Shops at Legacy
Nov 25- Dec 24, 2022 Main Street Santa- Grapevine
Nov 25- Dec 23, 2022 North Pole Express- Grapevine
Nov 26-27 and Dec 3-4, 2022 Santa Visit- Haynie’s Green Acres
Nov 30- Dec 3, 2022 Hometown Holidays- Mansfield
Nov 26, 2022 Castle Hills Holiday in the Plaza and Tree Lighting
Dec 1, 2022 Parade of Lights- Grapevine
Dec 1, 2022 Holiday on the Hill
Dec 1, 2022 A Garland Christmas at Firewheel
Dec 2, 2022 Denton Holiday Lighting Festival
Dec 8 and 15, 2022 North Pole Express® Story Time with Santa- Grapevine
Dec 2, 2022 Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony- Colleyville City Hall
Dec 3, 2022 Parade of Lights & Moonlight Madness- Decatur
Dec 3, 2022 Breakfast with Santa- The Grove at Frisco Commons
Dec 3, 2022 Dallas Holiday Parade
Dec 3, 2022 Christmas Tree Lighting- Farmers Branch
Dec 3, 2022 Merry Main Street- Frisco
Dec 3, 2022 Christmas Tree Lighting- Bedford
Dec 3, 2022 Santa On The Square- Carrollton
Dec 3, 2022 Prosper Christmas Festival
Dec 3, 2022 Holiday in the Park- The Colony
Dec 6, 2022 Snacks with Santa- Garland
Dec 9-10, 2022 Holidays at the Heard
Dec 10, 2022 Christmas in the Park- Trophy Club
Dec 10, 2022 Arlington Holiday Lights Parade
Dec 10-18, 2022 Breakfast with Santa- Epic Waters
Dec 11- 16, 2022 Santa Routes- Highland Village

 

Old-Time Christmas

Nov 25- Dec 22, 2022 Grapevine Christmas Passport - Elf Adventure
Nov 26, 2022 Olde Tyme Christmas- Sunset Hill Tree Farm
Dec 1, 8, 15, 2022 Christmas at the Perry- A. W. Perry Homestead Museum
Dec 3, 2022 Victorian Christmas Tours at Nash Farm
Dec 2, 2022 First Friday at Nash Farm
Dec 3 and 10, 2022 Christmas Tea- Farmers Branch Historical Park
Dec 4-17, 2022 Christmas Exhibit Tours - A Celebration of Christmas: The Roaring 20s
Dec 10, 2022 Farmstead Christmas Celebration- Nash Farm
Dec 17, 2022 Christmas on Penn Farm

 

Light Displays

Nov 4, 2022- Jan 1, 2023 The Light Park- Arlington
Nov 9- Dec 31, 2022 Holiday at the Arboretum
Nov 11, 2022- Jan 1, 2023 Christmas at Gaylord Texan
Nov 17, 2022- Jan 1, 2023 Dallas Zoo Lights
Nov 18- Dec 31, 2022 Radiance! Frozen in Frisco
Nov 18, 2022- Jan 3, 2023 Christmas in the Square- Frisco
Nov 19, 2022- Jan 1, 2023 Holiday In The Park- Six Flags
Nov 21, 2022 34th Annual Carol of Lights- Grapevine City Hall
Nov 24- Dec 31, 2022 Prairie Lights
Nov 25- Dec 30, 2022 Lights on the Farm- Heritage Farmstead Museum
Nov 25, 2022- Jan 1, 2023 Vitruvian Lights- Addison
Dec 1- 30, 2022 Deerfield Holiday Lights
Dec 3, 2022 Southern Star Christmas Celebration- Downtown Midlothian
Dec 3 and 17, 2022 Merry & Bright Drone Show- Grapevine
Dec 3- 17, 2022 Annual Centennial Holiday Lights- Irving
Dec 3, 2022- Jan 1, 2023 Christmas Spectacular Light Show - Presented by Liberty Tax- The Colony

 

Living Nativities

Dec 9-10, 2022 Journey Into Christmas- Grace Bible Church Dallas

 

Holiday Theatre

Nov 12- Dec 30, 2022 Holiday Entertainment- Palace Theatre
Nov 17-20, 2022 Elf the Musical JR – Southlake – Palace Arts Center
Nov 18- Dec 23, 2022 The Best Christmas Pageant Ever- Artisan Center Theater
Nov 18-19, 2022 The Nutcracker- Artistic Motion Dance Academy
Nov 25, 2022 Twas the Night Before... by Cirque Du Soleil
Nov 25- Dec 26, 2022 Dallas Theater Center's a Christmas Carol
Nov 25-27, 2022 The Nutcracker, Momentum Dance Company at Irving Arts Center
Nov 27- Dec 23, 2022 Harry Connick, Jr.'s THE HAPPY ELF
Nov 29-Dec 23, 2022 Classic Christmas Cartoons & Crafts -Lancaster Theater
Dec 2, 2022 Noche Buena: A Christmas Spectacular Presented by Irving Arts Center
Dec 2-18, 2022 A Little House Christmas
Dec 2-18, 2022 Hooray for Holidays- Theatre Arlington
Dec 2-4, 2022 Nutcracker in the Park
Dec 9-12, 2022 Elf – Academy – Rodenbaugh Theatre at Willow Bend Center of the Arts
Dec 10, 2022 Academy Espresso Nutcracker- Dallas Black Dance Theatre
Dec 15-18, 2022 A Merry Cirque- Coppell Arts Center
Dec 17, 2022 The Nutcracker- Art Ballet Academy

 

Holiday Concerts

Nov 12- Dec 30, 2022 Holiday Entertainment- Palace Theatre
Nov 25-27, 2022 The Nutcracker- Dallas Symphony
Nov 27, 2022 For King + Country - “A Drummer Boy Christmas | The 2022 Tour Experience”
Dec 2-16, 2022 Sounds of the Season- Stonebriar Centre
Dec 2-11, 2022 Dallas Symphony Christmas Pops
Dec 3 and 10, 2022 Dallas Symphony Family Christmas Pops
Dec 5, 2022 Canadian Brass- Dallas Symphony
Dec 5 and 11-13, 2022 Christmas Orchestra Concert Series- Brazos Chamber Orchestra
Dec 10, 2022 The Coppell Community Chorale Presents: Tidings and Tinsel
Dec 11, 2022 The Coppell Community Orchestra Presents: A Cartoon Christmas
Dec 13, 2022 Take 6: Spread Love at Christmas
Dec 16-18, 2022 Home Alone in Concert
Dec 17, 2022 Aquiles Machado, Tenor Presented by Las Colinas Symphony Orchestra
Dec 18, 2022 Michael Martin Murphey - Christmas Show
Dec 28, 2022 Trans-Siberian Orchestra- American Airlines Center

 

Christmas Tree Experience

Opens Nov 25, 2022 Sunset Hill Tree Farm- Alvarado
Opens Nov 25, 2022 4 CeeSons Christmas Tree Farm- Caddo Mills
Opens Nov 25, 2022 Brushy Creek Christmas Trees- Bowie
Opens Nov 25, 2022 Elves Farm- Denison
Opens Nov 25, 2022 Haynie’s Green Acres Christmas Tree Farm- Crowley
Opens Nov 25, 2022 Kadee Christmas Tree Farm- Greenville
Opens Nov 25, 2022 KaJin Farms- Caddo Mills
Opens Nov 25, 2022 Radde Tannenbaum Farm- Meridian
Opens Nov 25, 2022 Walls Family Farm- Terrell

 

Ice Skating

  Ice at the Parks- Arlington
Opens Nov 18, 2022 Grapevine Ice Rink
Nov 18, 2022- Jan 3, 2023 Skate the Square- Frisco
  Comerica Center
  Children's Health StarCenter -Valley Ranch
  Children's Health StarCenter- Plano
  Children's Health StarCenter- Mansfield
 Outdoor rink opens Nov 25, 2022 Children's Health StarCenter- Farmers Branch

 

Hanukkah

Dec 18, 2022 Chanukah Menorah Lighting- Galleria Dallas
Dec 18, 2022 Community Chanukah Celebration- Frisco

 

Shopping & Craft Fairs

Nov 19-20, 2022 Plano Christmas Market- Carpenter Park Recreation Center
Nov 19, 2022 Hometown Christmas Craft Show- Midlothian Conference Center
Nov 26-27, 2022 Christmas In Grapevine Craft Show
Dec 10 and 17, 2022 Holiday Marketplace at The Grove- Farmers Branch
Dec 10, 2022 It's Christmas Market Expo- Arlington Convention Center

 

New Year's Eve

Dec 31, 2022 Noon Year’s Eve-  Davis and Parr Library
Dec 31, 2022 2023 New Years Eve Party & Sleepover- Metroplex Gymnastics
Dec 31, 2022 New Years Eve Celebration- Epic Waters
Dec 31, 2022 Jazzberry Jammin' New Year's Eve- The Crayola Experience Plano

 

Miscellaneous

Nov 12, 2022- Jan 6, 2023 The Trains at NorthPark™
Nov 19- Dec 31, 2022 Immersive Nutcracker Exhibit - A Winter Miracle- Dallas
Nov 19, 2022- Jan 3, 2023 Colorful Christmas- Crayola Experience Plano
Dec 1, 2022 2022 88th Annual Christmas Parade & Hot Cocoa Competition- Dension
Dec 3, 2022 Gingerbread House Decorating- Trophy Club
Dec 3, 2022 Gingerbread House Decorating- The Colony Public Library
Dec 3, 2022 Frosty 5K & Merry Mile- Frisco
Dec 10, 2022 15th Annual Reindeer Romp 5k & 1 Mile Fun Run
Dec 16, 2022 Grinch Scramble- Mansfield Activities Center

 


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