November – December 2017
Lone Star Christmas
Nov. 10- Jan. 1
Gaylord Texan, 1501 Gaylord Trail, Grapevine, TX 76051. The Gaylord Texan takes Christmas celebrations to an all new level. Their massive ICE! featuring Santa Claus is Coming to Town! display is enough but then they add in Santa’s Wild Workshop Snow Tubing, Glacier Glide Ice Skating, Elf on the Shelf Scavenger Hunt, the amazing decorations throughout the resort and more and this is one heck of a fun activity you’ve got to see.
Gift of Lights
Nov. 24- Dec. 30
Texas Motor Speedway, 3545 Lone Star Cir, Fort Worth, TX 76177. With more than 2 million LED lights, this drive-thru display of Holiday Lights at the Texas Motor Speedway is a must do.
Christmas at the DSO
Nov. 24 – Dec. 15
Dallas Symphony Orchestra, 2301 Flora St, Dallas, TX 75201. The Dallas Symphony Orchestra has several amazing concerts planned in December from Family Concerts with Santa to the Nutcracker in Concert. Check out their schedule and make a plan to see one.
Second Monday Winter Trade Days
Dec. 8 – 10 • Bowie
Business Hwy. 287 and Hwy. 81 (Pelham Rd.), Bowie, TX 76230. The event will feature clothing and apparel, candles and crafts, video games and movies, cell phone accessories, antiques of every kind, specialty items, animals of all kinds and great foods and drinks. Hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The Nutcracker at Bass Hall
Dec. 9 – 24 • Fort Worth
Bass Performance Hall, 525 Commerce St, Fort Worth, TX 76102. This classic tale comes to life with Texas Ballet Theater only at the Bass Performance Hall this year. This is just one of the many of great holiday events that are happening in Dallas and Fort Worth this season. Check out the Visit Dallas Event Calendar and the Fort Worth Holiday Events Facebook pages for more ideas.
12th Annual Christmas on the Western Trail Lighted Parade
Downtown Vernon, Vernon, TX.
12th Annual Christmas on the Western Trail Lighted Parade will be held on Saturday, Dec. 9 at 6 p.m. in downtown Vernon. Parade will include floats, antique autos, marching bands, riding clubs, motorcycle clubs, and horse drawn carriages. There will be booths on the courthouse square all day featuring food, games, arts and crafts and a 50/50 drawing.
Kay Yeager Coliseum,1000 5th Street, Wichita Falls, TX 76301.
The Harlem Globetrotters are preparing for their action-packed 2018 World Tour against the Washington Generals. A star-studded roster will have fans on the edge of their seats to experience the ball handling wizardry, basketball artistry and one-of-a-kind family entertainment that thrills fans of all ages. Prepare to be amazed as the Globetrotters showcase basketball’s first four-point line, located 30 feet from the basket – 6 feet, 3 inches beyond the top of the NBA’s current three-point line. Join Globetrotter stars after the game where they will stay for an autograph, photograph and high five session for fans, subject to availability. Tickets on sale now at the Kay Yeager Coliseum Box Office, by phone 940-716-5555 or online at WFMPEC.com.
McKinney Christmas Trade Days
Dec. 15 – 17 • McKinney
4550 W University Dr., McKinney, TX 75071. It is the oldest and largest monthly trade days/flea market in North Texas. More than 450 vendors offer almost anything you can imagine – unique gifts, delightful home decor, trendy clothing and accessories, sporting goods, antiques and collectibles, dogs and specialty items along with many fantastic state fair. type food concessions. You’ll find a mix of antiques, trendy apparel and accessories, baby and children’s clothing and accessories, a great variety of home decor including shabby chic, re-purposed items, vintage, rustic, primitive, western and seasonal along with metal art, pet supplies, garden/outdoor decor and furniture, health and beauty products and more. Hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. all three days.
The Nutcracker Suite
Dec. 16 • BOWIE
413 Pelham, Bowie, TX 76230. The Wichita Falls Ballet Theatre presents The Nutcracker Suite. Doors open at 4:30 p.m., play begins at 5 p.m. Bring your family and friends out Dec. 16. For tickets call 940-872-4861 or 940-841-1550.