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The Ultimate Holiday and Christmas Events near me: 8 great picks!

The very end of the year brings so much: Holiday and Christmas Events near me, Things to do in Winter, Christmas Lights, Hanukkah and so much more.

Christmas Printables

A Gaylord Texan Christmas: What you need to know & 50% discount

Ice! returns this year for the Gaylord Texan Christmas season.

Every Winter, you need to plan some time for a visit this Holiday Season to The Gaylord Texan Resort in Grapevine, TX for their immersive pop including a Winter Wonderland including Ice Skating, huge Ice Sculptures, and other really fun activities and winter-themed things to do.

This ultimate of Christmas events near me is a must-do. Click through for 50% off tickets to Ice! Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas! 

Gaylord Texan Christmas

Which are the Best Holiday Craft Shows near me?

A must for this time of year is to stock up on unique gifts and items, including toys, games, and gifts for Mom, Sister, and Aunty and unique decor for the home.

It’s also a great time to support local craft vendors who usually make homemade items and set up a booth at one of our local craft shows, like the huge Neath the Wreath, hosted by the Junior League of Collin County.

Holiday Craft Fairs

Where can you get your Christmas Tree Nearby?

If you want a real tree, we have you covered. You’ll likely find some local Christmas tree vendors in parking lots, or in specific farms close to Dallas Fort Worth.

It’s the perfect holiday tradition for our family, so be sure to check out this list to find out where you can pick your perfect one.

Real Christmas Tree

Hanukkah Guide: Family-Friendly events for the Festival of Lights

For our Jewish neighbors, friends, and family, from late November through to December each year, they celebrate 8 days of light-filled celebrations.

Join many of our local communities and Temples as they celebrate Hanukkah and find out when and where you can find a local event for your family.

Hanukkah events

Santa Pictures Near Me: Where are the best places to go?

Finding the perfect Santa picture each year is one of those holiday events, where we combine a visit to Santa with the perfect opportunity. Many require pre-booking or you can just show up and wait in line.

While most of these are indoors, you’ll find some of our favorite Santas return year after year to meet and greet our kids.

Best Places To See Santa

31 Really Fun Things to Do this Winter around Dallas

The Winter season in our local area is really, really fun as many annual events return year after year to surprise and delight our kids and provide special memories we treasure until the next year.

We have 31 of our favorites. There are many more, especially as you travel further away from Plano. These are the ones we think should be on your must-do list.

christmas events near me

21 Best Places for Drive Through Christmas Lights near me in Dallas

Although many of these are drive-through light shows, some are walkable light displays and many of them set up temporary ice rinks, so you can enjoy so much more on your night out.

Christmas lights are truly one of our favorite Christmas events near me that we like to do each year.

christmas lights dallas

Our Picks for New Year’s Events in Dallas

Both New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day are moments to celebrate and enjoy the change of the year from one to the next.

There are some great places to go to with our youngest kids who have early bedtimes and also fun things to get up early for on New Year’s Day.

New Years


  • Abbie

    Hi, I’m Abbie, super mom, and busy-bee who moved to Plano from London, England with my husband and 2 kids, Jesse and Lucy, in the Summer of 2013. Plano Moms was my lifeline when I arrived as I didn’t know anyone or anything about my new city that I now called home. When I’m not being a Plano Mom or being a taxi service to my kids, working out, cooking and reading (when I find the time!)

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