Top 20 Winter Activity Bucket List in Dallas

Although winter in Dallas is usually mild, winter here can turn dry. Therefore it is better to plan for those times when the temperature is mild enough, and the weather is suitable for you to delight in several celebrations and events all over Dallas in winter. Discover a very diverse side of the town during the winter season. Despite the chilling climate, the culture and the celebrations will keep you warm and cozy throughout your holiday.

Dallas Zoo Lights

650 S. R. L. Thornton Fwy
Dallas, TX 75203

Bring your family and friends to Dallas Zoo Lights this coming November 17 to January 1, and witness over a million lights glistening around the Zoo. Discover new larger-than-life animal lanterns and impressive holiday-themed displays in ZooNorth and Wilds of Africa, visit Santa’s Workshop and meet the jolly old man. There are spectacular 3D lighted sculptures and over a dozen new lighted photo ops. Kids and adults may enjoy holiday drinks and snacks too. dallaszoo.com/zoolights

2022 Dallas Holiday Parade

Witness and enjoy the famous Dallas Holiday Parade on the 3rd of December. It is the city’s largest one-day outdoor event where you can experience the Holiday magic on the streets of Dallas in winter with many street bands, larger-than-life balloons, and impressive marching bands. Make sure you check out this parade on your visit to Dallas, which is among Dallas’ best things to do during winter. dallasholidayparade.com

Klyde Warren Park’s Tree Lighting Celebration

1909 Woodall Rodgers Fwy Suite 403
Dallas, TX 75201Join this free family tradition this coming December 3 with a festive day of activities and entertainment, snapshots with Santa, story time with Mrs. Claus, crafts, face painting, games, and snow flurries. There is also a live show showcasing holiday music performances and visits from Santa’s friends Rudolph, Frosty, and Klyde Warren Park’s yearly tree lighting.g. klydewarrenpark.org/things-to-do/signature-events/holiday-show-tree-lighting

Downtown Stocking Stroll

1902 Main St
Dallas, TX 75201

You are all invited (including pets) to be a part of this holiday season for their 4th Annual Downtown Stocking Stroll, where one can check out their favorite Downtown vendors for enjoyable holiday treats. The Main Street Garden will sponsor a Boho Market with local stores, a hot cocoa section, and FREE train rides at the park. eventbrite.com/e/downtown-stocking-stroll-tickets-410736984377

Brazos Carriage 2022 Christmas Light Tours

7001 Contrary Creek Rd
Granbury, TX 76048

Make this year’s holiday season memorable. Ride through the attractively decorated neighborhoods of Highland Park, Texas, in an excellent horse-drawn carriage. Touring the lovely lights and homes of Highland Park has been a great tradition of the holiday season for a long time. The relaxing pace of a horse-drawn carriage ride lets you see and enjoy the attractiveness of the homes and lights of Highland Park during this joyful time of the year. brazoscarriage.com/christmas

Snowday at the Galleria

13350 Dallas Pkwy Suite 1020
Dalla, TX 75240

Visit Snowday at the Galleria and visit Santaland. Never miss a few photos of the country’s Tallest Indoor Christmas Tree within the Ice Rink. Snowday is next to Santaland inside the Galleria Dallas and provides an impressive display with over a dozen new visuals, sophisticated touch-free technology, and Hollywood-grade design. snowdaydallas.com

Prairie Lights

5610 Lake Ridge Pkwy
Grand Prairie, TX 75052

Drive-thru Prairie Lights at Grand Prairie. This is a one-of-a-kind experience where you can drive and walk, and you will be amazed by the 4 million lights set along 2 miles of the trail and the Holiday Magic Lighted Drive-Through Forest. And your drive finishes with an animated light tunnel which is the perfect finale you will never forget. prairielights.org

Christmas at the Anatole

2201 N Stemmons Fwy
Dallas, TX 75207

This holiday season, this holiday season, experience an outdoor Christmas adventure at the North Pole, Texas. Every weekend between November 18 and December 24, 2022, Hilton Anatole turns into a winter wonderland. Holiday Activities include train rides, North Pole mini-golf, cookie decorating with Mrs. Claus, candle making, hot cocoa and s’mores, snowman bounce, face painting, and more.. hilton.com/en/hotels/dfwanhh-hilton-anatole/things-to-do/christmas

Take Santa Pictures – The Shops at Willow Bend

6121 W. Park Blvd
Plano, TX 75093

Starting November 12 to December 24, you will see Santa at Macy’s Court daily near Crayola Experience. This event requires pre-booking, but some walk-up trips are offered too. The walk-ups are only available on December 22, 23, and 24. You can bring your furry friends too. shopwillowbend.com/event/photos-with-santa

Holiday at the Arboretum

8525 Garland Rd
Dallas, Texas 75218

See the Christmas Village packed with enchanting stores, Biergarten, and a 23-foot-tall German-built Christmas Pyramid that comes with joyous animation and much more. Santa Claus also has his very own picture-perfect house and a sleigh! This event is happening from the 9th of November to the 31st of December. dallasarboretum.org/events-activities/holiday-at-the-arboretum

Enchant at Fair Park

3809 Grand Ave
Dallas, TX 75210

Enchant, brought to you by Hallmark Channel, is the world’s largest holiday-themed light celebration, and it’s returning the holiday spirit to Fair Park Dallas. Showcasing a stunning walk-thru light maze made with more than 4 million dazzling lightings, Enchant also features a spectacular 100-foot-tall holiday tree, a unique ice-skating trail, Santa visits, live entertainment, and a holiday shopping market with gifts, crafts, and cooking goodies such as festive holiday cocktails and beverages. So bring your family and friends for the most unforgettable, fun, and heartwarming night this Christmas season. enchantchristmas.com/dallas-tx-fair-park

Holiday Concert with Dallas Symphony Orchestra

2301 Flora S
Dallas, TX 75201

The much-loved tradition continues with the Dallas Symphony Orchestra performing transcendent anthems, classical holiday faves, and sing-along carols. dallassymphony.org/holiday-2022

Radiance! & Frozen in Frisco

7300 Roughriders Trail
Frisco, TX 75034

Witness the most extensive ice and light spectacular in Texas. Call your family or friends, grab a hot choco, and stroll through a holiday wonderland of nearly 3 million stunning, dancing lights and unique holiday social media moments. Experience a Winter Carnival full of excitement, fun, and magical moments unlike anything in North Texas. radiancechristmas.com

Pick a Real Christmas Tree at North Pole Farms – Dallas Christmas Trees

Get ready for the Christmas season and spend a day out to pick a real Christmas tree and cut it down to take home. northpolefarms.com

The Angel Tree Program

Buy a gift for the Salvation Army Angel Tree Program. This program supports families who are in need by providing Christmas gifts to children ages 14 and under. salvationarmyntx.org/north-texas/angel-tree

Mistletoe Market

Stop by the Mistletoe Market in Downtown Plano on December 11 and 12. visitdowntownplano.com/mistletoe-market

Fredericksburg Hot Air Balloon Festival

Attend the Fredericksburg Hot Air Balloon Festival this coming November 27. – facebook.com/events/fredericksburg-polo-club/fredericksburg-hot-air-balloon-festival

Holly Jolly Celebration & Virtual 5K & Fun Run

Head to Allen for the Holly Jolly Celebration & Virtual 5K & Fun Run on December 4 and 5.
allenspecialevents.org/153/Holly-Jolly-5K-and-Fun-Run

12 Days of Christmas Shopping Extravaganza

Don’t miss the biggest shopping experience happening at DFW and the surrounding area! There will be food, games, lots of attractions, free picture-taking with Santa, fun, giveaways, shopping and more! This event is for the whole family and friends. eventbrite.com/e/12-days-of-christmas-shopping-extravaganza-tickets

Heard Museum Live Dinosaurs

Visit Dinosaurs Live! Life-size Animatronic Dinosaurs at the Heard Museum from September 3, 2022 through February 20, 2023. – heardmuseum.org/dinosaurs-live

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