It’s the most wonderful time of the year! The Dallas area has countless ways to enjoy the holiday season. So many, it would be a near-impossible feat to visit them all!
Luckily, Huffines has been around the block a couple of times and we’ve put together a list of our favorites:
‘Neath the Wreath Holiday Gift Market
The 23rd annual ‘Neath the Wreath Holiday Gift Market at the Plano Event Center is a must-do for holiday shoppers.
With over 100 vendors in five days, you’ll be hard-pressed to take in everything going on at the market. Over 13,000 shoppers will be shopping for children’s items, jewelry, clothing, home décor and more.
The ‘Neath the Wreath Holiday Gift Market will be held from November 8 to 11, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Plano Event Center. Tickets are $15 a person online or at the door or $12 for participating Collin County Tom Thumb locations.
Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer comes to life in a 14,000 square-foot arena filled with hand-carved ice.
Now in its 15th year, the ICE! exhibit is part of the Gaylord Texan hotel’s Lone Star Christmas. The exhibit, made with two million pounds of ice, is filled with ice sculptures of beloved characters and holiday scenes. Make sure to bring the kids so they can enjoy the snow-tubing hill, carousel, holiday-themed escape room, and ice-skating rink.
ICE! will be held from November 9 to January 1 at the Gaylord Texan Resort & Convention Center. Ticket prices vary, depending on the day, but on “Value Days,” kids get in for $13.99. Make sure to bring jackets, as the exhibit is kept at 9 degrees Fahrenheit.
Christmas in Grapevine
How about 1,400 Christmas events in 40 days? Also known as the Christmas Capital of Texas, Grapevine is a suburb of Dallas that everyone needs to experience this holiday season.
Grapevine is home to the Gaylord Texan mentioned above, as well as the Historic Palace Theatre, Great Wolf Lodge, the North Pole Express, and more businesses that lend to a massive holiday experience for families.
Historic Downtown Grapevine has an impressive number of shops to choose from for gift ideas. Christmas decorations blanket the entire area and there’s music for a fantastic holiday experience. Be sure to catch one of the parades!
Christmas at the Anatole
Is your family excited to get a chance to meet Santa Claus? Christmas at the Anatole is one of the top-rated Santa meet-and-greet events in Dallas!
The event will feature Peppermint Park, which will delight families. Enjoy the holiday lighting and decorations will the kids play games, watch shows together, ride the train through the park, and, of course, meet Old Saint Nick.
Peppermint Park will be open from November 23 to December 15, from 5 to 9 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays, and daily from December 20 to 23 from 1 to 9 p.m. Park Pass tickets at $19.95 for children 3 to 17 and $24.95 for adults 18 and up. A Fun Pass ticket, which includes a train ticket, elf workshop, game tokens and more, costs $39.95. Peppermint Park is located in the Hilton Anatole Hotel in Dallas.
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