Known as America’s Dream City, Arlington, Texas is also your winter wonderland for holiday magic during the holidays. Get your game plan for all things Christmas with these 10 Things to do in Arlington for the Holidays.
Thanks to Visit Arlington for their partnership.
Looking for something to do to get you in the holiday spirit? Right in the middle of it all you’ll find Arlington, Texas. There’s always something to do in Arlington, but during the holidays it’s a hot spot fun for things to do for everyone in the family. Here are 10 things to do in Arlington for the holidays.
1. Holiday in the Park at Six Flags Over Texas
2201 Road to Six Flags
Nov 23 – January 5
If you’re looking for holiday thrills you’ll find them at Holiday in the Park at Six Flags over Texas. Discover a winter wonderland filled with holiday attractions including a snow hill, visits with Santa, sing-a-longs, and holiday shows. This year introduces the Merry Marketplace filled with holiday treats, shopping, and photo opportunities. Get the details.
2. Decorators Warehouse
3708 West Pioneer Pkwy
Open year round
The largest Christmas store in Texas, and one of the largest in the world, is located in Arlington. Walk through the 150 styles of pre-lit Christmas trees, dazzling light displays, oodles of ornaments, and even a dedicated ribbon room. Make the day even more special by stopping by Dasher Pie Co a grab one of their delicious pies. Get the details.
3. Texas Christkindl Market
Arlington / Nov. 29 – Dec. 22
Prices: Free to visit
It’s a German Christmas at the Texas Christkindl Market! and this year it is bigger and better than ever! This delightful, FREE, family-friendly market, inspired by a cherished German tradition, features holiday gifts, decorations and music. Holiday shoppers will enjoy exclusive Käthe Wohlfahrt Christmas decorations and designs from the renowned Rothenburg ob der Tauber Christmas Village in Germany, as well as over 20 holiday vendors and food options. Join us for an Arlington tradition! Get the details.
4. Santa’s Toy Factory at The Parks Mall
3811 South Cooper Street
Now – December 24
Santa’s Toy Factory is an interactive Santa experience where kids can put on their safety hat and “test” out the new toys at Santa’s Toy Factory before they get delivered on Christmas morning. After testing the toys, kids have the chance to digitally design their own toys. The Toy Factory experience wraps up with meeting Santa himself for photos. Get the details.
5. Arlington Music Hall Spectacular Christmas
224 N Center St.
December 7 – December 14
It’s all your Christmas favorites all in one show! Spectacular Christmas is an original musical adventures featuring singers, dancers, kick lines, special effects, a beautiful Nativity, and a visit from Santa. Matinee and evening showtimes are available this weekend only at Arlington Music Hall. Get the details.
6. Santa at Legal Draft
500 East Division St.
Saturday, December 9
Santa is coming to the taproom at Legal Draft! If you’re family Santa photos include your four-legged pups, this is the place to get photos. Bring your dogs, kiddos, or both, for pictures with Santa from 3 to 5pm. The Taproom will be open as normal. Get the details.
7. Arlington Holiday Lights Parade
100 W. Abram St.
Saturday, December 14
The Arlington Holiday Lights Parade is more than just a parade! Ran by an all volunteer committee, the festivities start at 2pm in Founders Plaza with music, food, and reindeer games. The parade begins at 6pm and concludes with the Mayor and Santa Claus lighting the spectacular 50-foot Christmas Tree. Following the Tree Lighting get pictures with Santa at the Levitt Pavilion and a movie screening of “Elf.” Get the details.
8. Symphony Arlington Holiday in Vienna
224 N Center St.
Thursday, December 14
Spend a holiday evening in Vienna thanks to Symphony Arlington and their 2017-2018 Season “Vienna, City of Music”. The December concert features their annual carol sing-along and lots of holiday favorites including Jingle Bells Forever by J.P. Sousa and Sleigh Ride by Anderson. Book your trip to Vienna Thursday December 14 at 7:30pm at the Arlington Music Hall. Get the details.
9. Interlochen Christmas Lights
Randol Mill Rd and Westwood Dr.
December 13 – December 25
Voted “Texas Best” by fans of the Texas Country Reporter TV show, this year is the 43rd annual Interlochen Christmas Lights event. Featuring about 200 decorated homes designed by residents, the light show is a free event and runs nightly from 7 to 11 pm. Entrance to the event can be found and Westwood Dr and Randol Mill Road. Visit the website for a route map. Get the details.
10. Ballpark Tours Come See Santa
1000 Ballpark Way
Saturday, December 16
Is there a little baseball fan at your house? Santa is making a trip from the North Pole to visit Globe Life Park. Come visit Santa, enjoy sweet holiday treats, and take a guided tour of the ballpark. Doors open at 10am and tours leave every hour with the last tour leaving at 2pm. Get the details