101 Ideas for Holiday Family Fun in Fort Worth - 2021 | Kids Out and About Ft. Worth

101 Ideas for Holiday Family Fun in Fort Worth - 2021

KidsOutAndAbout is Fort Worth's online guide to everything for kids, teens, and families! The activities we've listed here are confirmed for this year, but many require reserving ahead of time, and please keep in mind that events could be canceled... so click through to make arrangements. Enjoy the holidays!

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Santa Sightings

Nov 6- Dec 24, 2021 Santa's Wonderland- Cabelas
Nov 6- Dec 24, 2021 Santa's Wonderland- Bass Pro Shops
Nov 13, 2021 Santa Claus is Coming to Town- Stonebriar Centre
Nov 18- Dec 24, 2021 Photos with Santa- The Parks Mall at Arlington
Nov 20, 2021 Our Village Glows- The Shops at Highland Village
Nov 21, 2021 Fort Worth Parade of Lights
Nov 26- Dec 23, 2021 Main Street Santa- Grapevine
Nov 26- Dec 23, 2021 North Pole Express- Grapevine
Nov 27- Dec 19, 2021 Texas Wild! Wonderland- Fort Worth Zoo
Nov 29, 2021- Jan 2, 2022 Snowland- Great Wolf Lodge
Dec 2, 2021 Parade of Lights- Grapevine
Dec 2,3,9, and 16, 2021 North Pole Express® Story Time with Santa- Grapevine
Dec 3, 2021 Holly Days: Christmas at Keller Town Center
Dec 3, 2021 Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony- Colleyville City Hall
Dec 3, 2021 Denton Holiday Lighting Festival
Dec 3, 2021 Christmas Tree Lighting- Richland Hills
Dec 3-5, 2021 Hometown Holidays- Mansfield
Dec 4, 2021 Southern Star Christmas Celebration- Midlothian
Dec 4-5, 2021 Santa Visit- Haynie’s Green Acres
Dec 4, 2021- Jan 2, 2022 Posadas at Traders Village- Grand Prairie
Dec 4, 2021 Dallas Holiday Parade
Dec 4, 2021 Roanoke's Hometown Holiday
Dec 4, 2021 Christmas Tree Lighting- Bedford
Dec 4, 2021 Parade of Lights & Moonlight Madness- Decatur
Dec 4, 2021 Breakfast with Santa Presented By Texas Health Hospital Frisco
Dec 4, 2021 Prosper Christmas Festival
Dec 4, 2021 Holiday in the Park- The Colony
Dec 4, 2021 Merry Main Street-Frisco
Dec 4, 2021 Christmas Tyme in Aledo
Dec 11, 2021 Christmas in the Park- Trophy Club
Dec 11, 2021 First Responder's Breakfast with Santa
Dec 11, 2021 Arlington Holiday Lights Parade
Dec 12-17, 2021 Santa Routes- Highland Village
Dec 17-18, 2021 Holidays at the Heard

 

Old-Time Christmas

Nov 26- Dec 23, 2021 Grapevine Christmas Passport - Elf Adventure
Nov 27, 2021 Olde Tyme Christmas- Sunset Hill Tree Farm
Dec 3, 2021 First Fridays at Nash Farm
Dec 4, 2021 Victorian Christmas Tours at Nash Farm
Dec 4, 2021 Holidays at the Hearth- Log Cabin Village
Dec 11- 12, 2021 Cowboy Christmas on the Trail- Chisholm Trail Museum
Dec 11, 2021 Farmstead Christmas Celebration- Nash Farm
Dec 11, 2021 Family Saturdays at Settlement to City Museums

 

Light Displays

Nov 3, 2021- Jan 2, 2022 The Light Park- Grand Prairie
Nov 9 -Dec 31, 2021 Holiday at the Arboretum, presented by Reliant, featuring The 12 Days of Christmas
Nov 18, 2021- Jan 1, 2022  Radiance! at the Races
Nov 18- Dec 26, 2021 Radiance! Decatur
Nov 18- Dec 31, 2021 Radiance! Weatherford
Nov 18, 2021- Jan 1, 2022 Radiance! Frozen in Frisco
Nov 19, 2021- Jan 2, 2022 Holiday In The Park- Six Flags
Nov 19, 2021- Jan 2, 2022 Dallas Zoo Lights Presented by Reliant
Nov 19, 2021- Jan 3, 2022 Christmas in the Square- Frisco
Nov 21, 2021 2021 Parade of Lights- Downtown Fort Worth
Nov 12, 2021 - Jan 2, 2022 Christmas at Gaylord Texan
Nov 22, 2021- Jan 9, 2022 Christmas Light Show Spectacular- Grapevine
Nov 22- Dec 31, 2021 Whistle Stop Christmas- Downtown Cleburne
Nov 22, 2021 33rd Annual Carol of Lights- Grapevine City Hall
Nov 25- Dec 31, 2021 Prairie Lights
Nov 25, 2021- Jan 2, 2022 Gift of Lights at Texas Motor Speedway
Dec 4, 2021- Jan 2, 2022 Christmas Spectacular Light Show - Presented by Liberty Tax- The Colony

 

Living Nativities

Dec 3-4, 2021 Trail Of Campfires- Parkside Event Center
Dec 4-5, 2021 Follow the Star- Cleburne Bible Church
Dec 10-11, 2021 Journey Into Christmas-Grace Bible Church-Dallas
Dec 19, 2021 Night in Bethlehem-First Frisco United Methodist Church

 

Holiday Theatre

Nov 19- Dec 21, 2021 Scrooge the Musical- Artisan Center Theater
Nov 20-21, 2021 The Nutcracker- Artistic Motion Dance Academy
Nov 20- Dec 23, 2021 Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer - Casa Mañana
Nov 24- Dec 26, 2021 Dallas Theater Center's a Christmas Carol
Nov 26- Dec 23, 2021 Elf The Musical- Plaza Theatre Company
Nov 28- Dec 23, 2021 Holiday Entertainment- Palace Theatre
Dec 3-23, 2021 Elf: The Musical- The Granbury Theatre Company
Dec 3-4, 2021 Best Christmas Pageant Ever- First Methodist Church Mansfield
Dec 3- 19, 2021 Holiday Inn- Arts Fort Worth
Dec 11. 2021 The Elf on the Shelf- A Christmas Musical
Dec 11, 2021 Academy Espresso Nutcracker- Dallas Black Dance Theatre
Dec 17, 2021 The Nutty Nutcracker- Texas Ballet Theater School
Dec 18, 2021 The Nutcracker- Art Ballet Academy
Dec 18, 2021 Lightwire Theater's A Very Electric Christmas
Dec 24, 2021 A Magical Cirque Christmas- Texas Trust CU Theatre

 

Holiday Concerts

Nov 26-28, 2021 Home for the Holidays-Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra
Nov 28- Dec 23, 2021 Holiday Entertainment- Palace Theatre
Nov 30- Dec 18, 2021 Nashville Christmas- Casa Mañana
Nov 30, 2021 106.1 KISS FM Jingle Ball 2021 Presented by Capital One
Dec 1-12, 2021 Sounds of the Season- Stonebriar Centre
Dec 3, 2021 for King & Country - A Drummer Boy Christmas- Dickies Arena
Dec 3, 2021 2021 Christmas Concert with “The Classic Swing Band”
Dec 3-12, 2021 Dallas Symphony Christmas Pops
Dec 10, 2021 Michael Martin Murphey - Christmas Show- Texas Trust CU Theatre
Dec 11, 2021 Trans-Siberian Orchestra- American Airlines Center
Dec 4, 2021 DSO Family Christmas Pops
Dec 6, 2021 Christmas With Cantus
Dec 12- 14, 2021 Christmas Orchestra Concert Series- Brazos Chamber Orchestra
Dec 14, 2021 Big Brassy Christmas & Organ Extravaganza
Dec 17, 2021 The Christmas Tour- Casting Crowns, Mac Powell, CAIN, Dante Bowe, Jordan St. Cyr
Dec 21, 2021 A Very Swingin’ Basie Christmas: The Legendary Count Basie Orchestra
Dec 22, 2021 Dallas Winds | Christmas at the Meyerson
Dec 30, 2021 Mannheim Steamroller- AT&T Performing Arts Center

 

Christmas Tree Experience

 Opens Nov 26, 2021 Haynie’s Green Acres Christmas Tree Farm- Crowley
  Mainstay Farm- Cleburne
  Radde Tannenbaum Farm- Meridian
  Sunset Hill Tree Farm- Alvarado

 

Ice Skating

Nov 12, 2021- Jan 2, 2022 Christmas at Gaylord Texan
Nov 19, 2021- Jan 17, 2022 Panther Island Ice
  Ice at the Parks-Arlington
  Children's Health StarCenter- Euless
  Children's Health StarCenter- Mansfield
  Comerica Center- Frisco

 

Hanukkah

Nov 28, 2021 Chanukah Menorah Lighting- Galleria Dallas
Dec 5, 2021 Community Chanukah Celebration- Frisco

 

New Year's Eve

Dec 31, 2021 Zoo Year's Eve- Fort Worth Zoo
Dec 31, 2021 New Years Eve Celebration- Epic Waters
Dec 31, 2021 Noon Year's Eve- Fort Worth Museum of Science and History

 

Shopping & Craft Fairs

Nov 13-14, 2021 It's Christmas Market Expo- Arlington
Nov 20-21, 2021 Funky Finds Holiday Shopping Experience
Nov 20, 2021 A Touch of Rust Market's Holiday Event- Wise County Fairgrounds
Nov 20, 2021 Hometown Christmas Craft Show- Midlothian
Nov 20-21,2021 Thanksgiving Prep & Christmas Shopping at FFM
Nov 27- Dec 22, 2021 Grapevine Christmas Market
Nov 27-28, 2021 Christmas In Grapevine Craft Show
Dec 4, 2021 Christmas Tyme in Aledo - Arts & Crafts Fair
Dec 11, 2021 Holiday in the Garden- Fort Worth Botanic Garden
Dec 18- 19, 2021 Holiday Shopping at FFM

 

Miscellaneous

Nov 13, 2021 - Jan 2, 2022 The Trains at NorthPark™
Nov 30- Dec 23, 2021 Christmas Cartoons and Crafts- Lancaster Theater
Nov 30, 2021 Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony- Decatur
Dec 1, 2021 Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony- Heritage Park-Midlothian
Dec 3-4, 2021 Gingerbread House Decorating- Trophy Club Fire Station
Dec 4, 2021 Frosty 5k-Frisco
Dec 4, 2021 Saginaw Parade of Lights
Dec 4, 2021 Magi Marketplace and Festival- Fellowship Academy of Kennedale
Dec 10, 2021 Merry Movie Night- Midlothian
Dec 10, 2021 Grinch Scramble- Mansfield
Dec 11, 2021 13th Annual Reindeer Romp 5k & 1 Mile Fun Run
Dec 18, 2021 Gingerbread House Decorating- The Colony Public Library

 


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