Best Holiday Events in DFW


It’s the most wonderful time of year in DFW. Bundle up the family and head out to one of the many delightful holiday events taking place through the Metroplex through the end of the year. Check out Normandy Homes’ list of must-see holiday events in DFW this year!

Fort Worth – Gift of Lights

Texas Motor Speedway
Now – December 30

One of our favorite holiday events in DFW, this 2-million LED light drive-thru display will astound you! Head to Texas Motor Speedway for the Fort Worth Gift of Lights, a two-mile light park of more than 500 amazing light displays. The event also benefits local charities in North Texas.

North Pole Express

Grapevine Vintage Railroad
Now – December 23, 2018

Children will never forget the magical train ride on the Grapevine Vintage Railroad’s North Pole Express.  As the train departs and the anticipation of arriving at the North Pole builds, Santa's helpers will welcome the guests and sing traditional Christmas music. At the North Pole, you’ll be able to walk through the snowy North Pole Forest and enter Santa’s workshop.

Lone Star Christmas

Gaylord Texan
Now – January 1, 2019

Of all the great holiday events in DFW, Lone Star Christmas at the Gaylord Texan is an annual Christmas tradition you won’t want to miss. This year, the annual ICE! display features Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, Santa’s Wild Workshop Snow Tubing, Glacier Glide Ice Skating, Elf on the Shelf Scavenger Hunt and amazing decorations throughout the resort.

Texas Christkinel Market

Texas Live!
Now – December 23, 2018

Inspired by a cherished German tradition, the Texas Christkindl Market in Arlington is one of the largest open-air holiday markets in the Southwest. Taking place at The Plaza at Texas Live!, this family-friendly market features a unique shopping experience for gifts and holiday decorations along with authentic German cuisine, holiday beverages, live entertainment, children’s activities, and much more.

Holiday at the Arboretum

Dallas Arboretum
Now – December 31

Holiday at the Arboretum features the return of the magnificent 12 Days of Christmas outdoor exhibit, as well as 500,000 lights throughout the garden at night, trimming the architecture of the historic homes and lighting the canopies overhead—including a 30-foot-tall tree at the center of the Arboretum.

After experiencing the joy and wonder of these holiday events in DFW, there’s nothing better than cozying up with the family in your new Normandy home. Winter is a great time to start hunting for your new Normandy home in DFW. Contact us today to start your new home search!