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The Best Family Friendly Weekend Events {December 2 – 4, 2022}

Things to do and Local Events this Weekend

Fun Things to do and Events This Weekend

Events are subject to change, be sure to check events are as scheduled before heading out. We rely on pricing being provided by event hosts but this information is not always available and we recommend checking directly with the event host.


Friday December 2

Trains at Northpark

The Trains benefit the Ronald McDonald House of Dallas and have been a NorthPark tradition for 35 years. The most elaborate miniature toy trains exhibit in Texas, The Trains at NorthPark™ features trains rolling along 1,600 feet of track on a journey across America.

When: November 12 through January 6
Where: NorthPark Center, Dallas
Cost: $10 adults, $5 kids (2-12)


Saturday December 3

Featured Event – Christmas Village at Warehouse Church

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Join Warehouse Church for a fun Christmas event for the whole family, with market vendors, food trucks, pictures with Santa and even more holiday fun! This event will be held at Warehouse Church in the front parking lot on the corner of Plano Parkway and Data Drive.

When: December 3, 11 am – 2 pm
Where: Warehouse Church, Plano TX 75075
Cost: FREE – reserve a spot


Sunday December 4

Christmas Watercolor Workshop In Historic Downtown Plano

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Join Plano Artist, Denysse Felts at Lyla’s Boutique to learn how to Watercolor Christmas Cards and more! Tickets include wine and 20% off the shop!

When: December 4, 2 pm – 4 pm
Where: Lyla’s Boutique Plano
Cost: $65


Ongoing Events

Holiday at the Arboretum

When: November 10 – December 31
Where: Dallas Arboretum
Cost: $10 – $25

The Trains at NorthPark

When: November 12 through January 6
Where: NorthPark Center, Dallas
Cost: $10 adults, $5 kids (2-12)

Holiday Event Series

When: Saturdays, November 12 through December 17
Where: Fairview Town Center
Cost: Free

Legacy West Music Series

When: every Saturdays through December 17, 6 pm – 8 pm
Where: Legacy West
Cost: Free

SNOWDAY!

When: November 18 – January 8
Where: Galleria Dallas
Cost: Adults $34.99, Children $15.99

The Salvation Army Angel Tree

When: through December 2
Where: Galleria Dallas
Cost: Gift donations

Dino Friends Expedition!

When: through December 2
Where: The Dinosaur Company, Allen
Cost: Adults $12.50, Children $9.50

Santaland

When: November 18 – December 24
Where: Galleria Dallas
Cost: Adults $12.99, Children $19.99

Animatronic Production Tour!

When: November 18 – December 16
Where: The Dinosaur Company, Allen
Cost: Adults $19.50, Children $16.50

Santa at The Star

When: November 18 – December 24
Where: The Star, Frisco
Cost: From $40

Cowboys Christmas Extravaganza

When: November 18 – December 17, Fridays & Saturdays
Where: The Star, Frisco
Cost: Free

Radiance! & Frozen in Frisco

When: November 18 – December 31
Where: Frisco RoughRiders
Cost: from $34.99

Lightscape

When: November 18 – December 21
Where: Fort Worth Botanic Garden
Cost: Adults $28, Children $18

Christmas in the Square

When: November 18 – January 3
Where: Frisco Square
Cost: Free

Visits with Santa

When: through December 17, Saturdays, 3 pm – 7 pm
Where: Fairview Town Center
Cost: $10 booking fee

Holiday Event Series

When: through December 17, Saturdays, 3 pm – 7 pm
Where: Fairview Town Center
Cost: Free

Legacy West Music Series

When: through December 17, Saturdays, 6 pm – 8 pm
Where: Legacy West
Cost: Free

Texas Christkindl Market

When: November 25 – December 23
Where: Globe Life Field, Arlington
Cost: tba

2022 Christmas Carnival

When: November 25 – December 18
Where: YesterLand Farm
Cost: from $17.95

Skating Under the Stars

When: November 25 – January 3
Where: Children’s Health Starcenter, Farmers Branch
Cost: Admission $10, skate rental $5

3rd Annual Christmas on the Farm

When: November 25 – December 11
Where: Team Family Farms
Cost: $15 a person

Illumination Celebration

When: November 25 – December 24
Where: Galleria Dallas
Cost: Free

Lights on the Lake

When: November 25 – December 27
Where: Little Elm Park
Cost: Free – $26

Vitruvian Lights

When: November 25 – January 1
Where: Vitruvian Park, Addison
Cost: Free entry, parking $15

Annual Holiday Lights Display

When: November 25 – December 31
Where: Deerfield Neighborhood, Plano
Cost: Free

Prairie Lights

When: November 24 – December 31
Where: Grand Prairie
Cost: $50 per car (up to 8 people)

Lights on the Farm

When: November 24 – December 30
Where: Heritage Farmstead Museum
Cost: Adults $12 – $15, Kids $7 – $10

DFM Holiday Market

When: November 26 – December 24, Saturdays & Sundays
Where: Dallas Farmers Market
Cost: Free

Breakfast with Santa

When: November 26 – December 17, 9 am – 11 am
Where: Fairview Town Center
Cost: $25 – $35

Santa Claus is coming to DFM

When: November 26, December 3 & December 17, 11 am – 3 pm
Where: Dallas Farmers Market
Cost: Prints $15 each

Storytime with Mrs. Claus

When: November 26, December 3, 10 & 17, 11.30 pm – 12 pm
Where: Galleria Dallas, Level 3, near Playplace
Cost: Free

Countdown to Christmas

When: December 1 – 25, 8 am – 9 pm
Where: Downtown Celina
Cost: Free

Holiday Bricktacular

When: November 25 – January 8
Where: Legoland Discovery Center
Cost: included with admission

Sea of Lights

When: November 25 – January 8
Where: SeaLife Aquarium, Grapevine
Cost: included with admission

Santa on the Square

When: November 30 – December 23
Where: Historic Downtown McKinney
Cost: photo packages starting at $50

Visits with Santa

When: December 2 – 23, select dates
Where: Frisco Square
Cost: $15 per person

Prosper Tunnel of Lights

When: December 1 – 31, 6 pm – 10 pm
Where: Whitley Place Neighborhood, Beechwood Drive, Prosper
Cost: Free

Santa Photos

When: December 3 – 23
Where: The Shops at Legacy
Cost: photo packages start at $60

Santa Photo Experience

When: December 3 – 14
Where: Nebraska Furniture Mart
Cost: Free

Photos with Santa Claus

When: November 27 – December 18, select dates
Where: Traders Village, Grand Prairie
Cost: $5


Our list of all the best places to see Santa & get photos

Santa photos in Plano

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Holiday Guide

Farmers Markets

Dallas: Saturday 9 am – 5 pm & Sunday 10 am – 5 pm, 920 S. Harwood, Dallas

Plano Farmers/Artisan Market: Saturday 9 am – 2 pm, The Shops at Willow Bend

Frisco Fresh Market: Saturday 8 am – 4 pm, Sunday 10 am – 4 pm

McKinney: Saturday 8 am – 12 noon, Downtown McKinney Square

Richardson: Saturday 9 am – 1 pm, 101 S. Coit Road, Richardson

Carrollton: Sunday 10 am – 2 pm, 2722 N. Josey Lane, Carrollton

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More Fun Weekend Events

Dallas Holiday Parade

When: December 3, 7 am – 1 pm
Where: Dallas Downtown Historic District
Cost: Free or up to $35 for bleacher seats

Breakfast with Santa – update SOLD OUT

When: December 3, 8 am, 9.30 am & 11 am
Where: The Grove at Frisco Commons
Cost: $60/table

Breakfast with Santa

When: December 3, 8 am – 12 pm
Where: Little Elm High School
Cost: $8

Frosty 5K & Merry Mile

When: December 3, 8.30 am
Where: Frisco Square
Cost: $30 – $35

Hebron Silver Wings Gift Galleria & Silent Auction

When: December 3, 9 am – 4 pm
Where: Hebron High School 9th grade center
Cost: Free

Pancakes with Santa

When: December 3, 9 am – 12 pm
Where: Lava Cantina, The Colony
Cost: $10 kids, $15 adults

Santa Is Coming To Prosper! update sold out

When: December 3, 9 am – 11 am
Where: 3R’s Ranch
Cost: $15 per person

Free Event: Breakfast with Santa!

When: December 3, 9 am – 11 am
Where: First Methodist Carrollton
Cost: Free

Christmas Market

When: December 3, 9 am – 4 pm
Where: Cottonwood Church, Allen
Cost: Free

Santa in Pajamas

When: December 3, 9 am, 10.30 am & 12 pm
Where: Play Street Museum, McKinney
Cost: $50 per child 

Wylie Arts Festival

When: December 3, 9 am – 4 pm
Where: 200 N Ballard Ave, Wylie
Cost: Free admission and parking

JWA Christmas Bazaar

When: December 3, 9 am
Where: Jesuit College, Dallas
Cost: Free

Breakfast with Santa

When: December 3, 9.30 am – 11 am
Where: Rec Center at Towne Lake, McKinney
Cost: tba

Holiday Art Bazaar 2022

When: December 3, 11 am – 5 pm
Where: TUPPS Brewery, McKinney
Cost: Free

Brunch with Santa

When: December 3, 11 am – 1 pm
Where: 805 Rockwall St, McKinney
Cost: Free

Free First Saturdays

When: December 3, 11 am
Where: Nasher Sculpture Center, Dallas
Cost: Free

Santa Claus is coming to Scheels

When: December 3 – 4
Where: Scheels, The Colony
Cost: Free

Santa on the Square

When: December 3, 11 am – 1 pm
Where: Downtown Celina
Cost: Free

Gingerbread House Decorating – update sold out

When: December 3, 12 pm – 5 pm
Where: The Colony Public Library
Cost: Free, registration required

Klyde Warren Park’s Tree Lighting Celebration

When: December 3, 3 pm – 6 pm
Where: Klyde Warren Park, Dallas
Cost: Free

HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS | Santa’s Arrival

When: December 3, 3 pm – 6 pm
Where: The Village at Allen
Cost: Free

Prosper Christmas Festival

When: December 3, 3 pm – 7 pm
Where: Town of Prosper Town Hall
Cost: Free

Merry Main Street

When: December 3, 3.30 pm – 8 pm
Where: Frisco Square
Cost: Free

Christmas on the Square 2022

When: December 3, 4 pm – 10 pm
Where: Pilot Point Historic Square
Cost: Free

Dickens in Downtown

When: December 3, 5 pm – 10.30 pm
Where: Historic Downtown Plano
Cost: Free

Christmas Parade & Annual Tree Lighting

When: December 3, 6 pm – 10 pm
Where: Little Elm Park
Cost: Free

BarnHill Vineyard Holiday Vendor Market

When: December 4, 11.45 am – 5 pm
Where: BarnHill Vineyard, Anna
Cost: Free


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