Free Family Christmas Fun in Dallas and Fort Worth

by Jessica on December 15, 2011

Need something to get you into the Christmas spirit this weekend?  There are tons of fun and free things to do the DFW metroplex to turn your Bah Humbug into Ho, Ho, Ho!

Camp Bowie Christmas: Get into the Yutetide Spirit Cowtown style!  Highlights of the event include circus performers, snowball fights, a gingerbread house competition, marionette shows and more.  Admission is free, but a new toy donation for Toys for Tots is appreciated.  Of course, Santa and his “reinsteer” will be there, too.  December  17th 1-5.

Silent Night Holy Night Prairie Creek Baptist Church Plano: Drive through in the comfort of your own car and see the true meaning of Christmas come to life right before your eyes! December 16-17th 7-9pm

Christmas on Main Street Grapevine features Santa, complimentary carriage rides and decorations adorning the mile-long stretch of Main St.  Kids will enjoy a stilt walking Santa and will want to join in the “reindeer games.”  December 16-18.



Grinch Scramble Flower Mound:  Bring your bags and flashlights for a family search for thousands of candy canes hidden throughout the park.  Keep your eye out for the hidden Grinch for a special grand prize. December 16 at 7:00

Frosty the Snowman’s Holiday Adventure: The Flower Mound Public Library will host Storytime Theater, a regional theater group, which will perform "Frosty's Holiday Adventure" at 3 p.m.  Seating is limited so arrive early.  December 17th


Lowes Build and Grow Clinic: Free each Saturday at area Lowes Home Improvement stores.  Build a Christmas train with stickers and a pull back motor this Saturday, December 17th

The Notcracker Dallas Museum of Art: Just when you thought you couldn't stomach another Nutcracker, The NOTcracker is a modern dance and performance art production by the Barefoot Brigade. December 17th at 2 pm

Ice Palace at The Shops at Willow Bend: This immersive winter wonderland features a soaring 22’ dome, a magical snow and light show and amazing polar footage from BBC Earth.  Take photos with Santa or the Ice Princess.  Family photos are available on

Christmas in the Square Frisco: The largest choreographed holiday lights and music show in Texas not only includes a one of a kind computerized light show but a snow machine, Santa Claus, and even humvee rides.  Each weekend features new entertainment. Come Saturday December 17th  for a hot air balloon glow from 5:30-7:30. Through January 7th

Christmas Tree Village Arlington: Come the Arlington Museum of Art for beautiful trees in the midst of beautiful art.  Members of the community donate the decorated trees to the museum to share during the month of December.  Trees can be viewed during regular business hours or glow through the panoramic windows for viewing in the evening. Through December.

Merry Christmas with Love Prestonwood Plano: Walk through eight Christmas stations including crafts, story time with Mrs. Claus, pictures with Santa, a live nativity, and more! December 16-18

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