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31 Really Fun Things to Do this Winter around Dallas

What Things can we do in Winter around Dallas?

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It’s Winter! that time of the year when there are such unique Winter-themed fun things to do nearby . 

Are you wanting a Bucket List of Ideas of Fun things to do nearby this Winter, we created the following list of must-do holiday activities and events and things to do with Kids in Dallas for Christmas.

One of the things that we love this time of Year is a chance to enjoy the Christmas Lights in Dallas and a Visit with Santa!

The Weather in Texas in Winter can be unpredictable most of the time, but hope we can enjoy the season, cold weather and mulled wine in our hands if you are. celebrating the Holidays and Christmas Things to do in Dallas.

We have 31 Really Fun Things to Do with Kids in the Winter and with friends around Plano and Dallas

Take our Christmas Lights Tour

Take a Tour & a Drive Thru

Grab hot cocoas and drive around to see the most beautiful Christmas lights at Deerfield in Plano, the Lights at Legacy in Plano or Highland Park in Dallas. You can even reserve a carriage ride to experience an extraordinary display of holiday lights. Homeowners and tenants around Highland Park go all out with home decorations every Christmas holiday.

Drive through the Dallas Zoo Lights – it transforms into a winter wonderland with over one million lights after the animals head in for the evening.

Prairie Lights

Drive through Prairie Lights at Grand Prairie. This a unique experience where you get to drive and walk. The sure thing is you will be dazzled with 4 million lights set along 2 miles of the path.You will find the Holiday Magic Lighted Drive-Through Forest . And your drive ends with an animated light tunnel – the perfect finale that you will never forget.

Drive through Radiance Frisco – the new Holiday Light Spectacular

Explore Oak Point Nature Preserve and try the Plano Moms Scavenger Hunt

Christmas Lights scavenger hunt

Find the Best Photo Ops!

Get your Santa Photos at the Shops at Willow Bend (We have more Ideas for Santa photos post including Virtual options too)

Visit Snowday at the Galleria

Snap a photo in a Human Sized Snow Globe at Frisco Fresh Market

Shops at Legacy Holiday Lights are as beautiful as the places that you can visit while you walk around this shopping street. See Santa and Mrs. Claus, live reindeer, life-sized gingerbread men and more from the comfort and safety of your car! Each vehicle will receive a gift bag with goodies, including a chance to enter to win a $500 shopping spree at The Shops at Legacy. During the holiday season, the tree-lined streets will light up and makes this place a winter wonderland! It is a perfect place for a stroll with friends and family, and you can shop and dine too and Visit with Santa!

Santa John Plano TX

Fun Events and Things to do in Dallas with Kids

Walk the Holiday lights at Vitruvian Park Addison or Christmas in the Square in Frisco

See 12 Days of Christmas at Night at the Dallas Arboretum

Visit the Gaylord Texan for their 2020 Holiday Event – “I love Christmas Movies”


Watch the Dallas Holiday Parade (Dec 5 at 10 am)

Ride the North Pole Express in Grapevine (although we think the slots might all be full, look out for cancellations)

Galleria christmas tree

Ice Skate at the Galleria Dallas and see the iconic Christmas tree showcase almost a half-million lights, over 10,000 ornaments, and a 100-pound, 10-foot-tall LED star. And, it performs several times a day, as it lit up with choreography and holiday music.

Christmas Lights

Visit Luminova Holidays at Arlington

Visit Neath the Wreath Holiday Gift Market (it’s virtual this year from Nov 12 – 15)

Catch a Holiday Concert with Dallas Symphony Orchestra

Head to Allen for the Holly Jolly Celebration & Virtual 5K & Fun Run

Visit the Heritage Farmstead Museum’s – Lantern Light: A Texas Prairie Christmas

Enjoy these Tasty and Festive Food and Drink Options

Enjoy Breakfast with Santa at the Four Seasons Las Colinas

Join a Christmas Lights, Chocolate & Sips Tour with Dallas by Chocolate Food Tours

Eat Breakfast with Santa at The Grove at Frisco Commons

Trains at NorthPark 1 credit Bret Redman
Photo Credit: Bret Redman

Attend the Family Christmas Concert at Fairview Town Center

Visit Dinosaurs Live! Life-size Animatronic Dinosaurs at the Heard Museum

Visit Santa’s Winter Woods at Fairview Town Center

Attend the Fredericksburg Hot Air Balloon Festival

Stop by the Maker’s Market on J Avenue in Downtown Plano

Heard Museum Dinosaurs in McKinney TX

Find ways to Give Back this Winter

Make cards for your nearest Senior Living Facility

Buy a gift for the Salvation Army Angel Tree

Are you ready for the Holidays? There are so many places to go and fun things to do in DFW over the Winter season.

Christmas Printable Bundle