Weekend Events Roundup 12/23 – 12/25! Merry Christmas

For a complete look at Weekend Events, check out Familyeguide!

Valerie has us covered!

Prairie Lights – Grand Prairie Lynn Creek Park
Friday Dec. 23 – Sunday Dec. 25th
Lynn Creek Park, 5700 Lake Ridge Parkway, Grand Prairie
Cost: $30 per Car
Enjoy this spectacular drive-thru light extravaganza featuring 4 Million Light Sets along a 2 mile path. Half way through the drive get out of your car for a stop at Holiday Village where you will find food, gifts, Santa, and our 2 Holiday Magic attractions the Light Show Theater and the Lighted Walk-Through Forest. The finale of the show is the world’s largest light tunnel.

Scrooge Puppet Theater – NorthPark Center
Friday, Dec. 23rd , 11:30am – 8:30pm beginning at the bottom of every hour
8687 North Central Expressway
Cost: Free
Enjoy the puppetry and humor with Scrooge located on the mall’s lower level near Dillard’s.  
Ft. Worth Stockyards Cowboy Santa and Holiday Face Painting
Saturday Dec. 24th 12-3pm
Stockyards Station, 130 East Exchange Avenue
www.stockyardsstation.com or (817) 625-9715
Cost: Free

Don’t miss your chance to meet the Stockyards Station Cowboy Santa (don’t forget the camera) and get your face painted by the holiday face painter!

Gift of Lights at Texas Motor Speedway in DFW
Weekly on Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu until January 1, 2012
3545 Lone Star Cir, Fort Worth,TX 76177
Cost:  $15 per car, Monday – Thursday, $20 per car, Friday – Sunday, Buses are $1 per person; $20 minimum
Gift of Lights at Texas Motor Speedway is the newest holiday event in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. With 1.7 miles of LED lights, this drive-through experience will become a beloved tradition for friends and family to enjoy together. Be sure stop for the hot chocolate and a FREE photo with Santa!
Discounts Available:
$2 off admission in exchange for your donation of at least 3 canned goods to the Tarrant Food Bank. Make your donation at the Gift of Lights event or at Tarrant Food Bank to receive your coupon.$2 off admission in exchange for your donation of gently used clothing to Goodwill of Fort Worth. Make your donation at the Gift of Lights event or at any Goodwill of Fort Worth location to receive your coupon.

Lone Star Christmas at Gaylord Texan in Grapevine

November 11, 2011 – January 1, 2012
Gaylord Texan Resort, 1501 Gaylord Trail
Grapevine,TX 76051
Cost: VariesContact and information via Website or 817-778-2000
Gaylord Texan’s annual holiday events are back and better than ever! The awe-inspiring ICE!™ attraction — carved from 2 million pounds of ice — will for the first time showcase DreamWorks’ Shrek the Halls! Additionally, Lone Star Christmas at Gaylord Texan will provide a winter wonderland including 1.5 million holiday lights, a 52-foot rotating Christmas tree, a life-sized Gingerbread House, 12,000 ornaments, and Santa Claus himself, just to name a few. We invite you to enjoy a magical holiday experience your family won’t soon forget!

Trains at Northpark
November 19, 2011 – January 1, 2012
North Park Center
8687 N Central Expy, Dallas,TX 75231
Contact: http://www.northparkcenter.com/events/eventscalendar.html
Cost: $6 Adults; $3 kids/Seniors

All aboard! The Trains at NorthPark™, presented by Bank of Texas, is the most elaborate toy train exhibit in Texas. Celebrating its 12th year at NorthPark Center, the exhibit features more than 40 vintage locomotives chugging along 2,500 feet of track on a magical journey across America. See the trains wind through captivating scenes and national landmarks including Washington Monument, the White House, Golden Gate Bridge, Statue of Liberty, Times Square and more.

Aunt Mikki’s Kidfish at Bass Pro Grapevine
Saturdays, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Bass Pro Grapevine, 2501 Bass Pro Dr., Grapevine
(972) 724-2018 or Website
Cost: Free

Hey kids, every Saturday at 11:00am stop by the Main Aquarium at Bass Pro in Grapevine to get the latest
tips on fishing, and join Aunt Mikki’s kids fishing club. Lots of fun and goodies, too! Free.
While you’re there, Bass Pro is a great place to explore with your kids. With over 200,000 sf, there’s always something new to discover. They have a number of museum quality stuffed animal displays (longhorn, bear, moose, etc.), along with a large aquarium tank with a small waterfall.

The Reindeer Who Saved Christmas – Artie’s Playhouse
Friday December 23rd, 10:00am
Artie’s Playhouse at Artisan Center Theater, 420 East Pipeline Rd. Hurst
www.artisanct.com Target Audience: Kids
Cost: $5 for Everyone

Rudy has been living in the shadow of the North Pole’s favorite reindeer all his life and wants nothing more than to prove himself to Santa and become part of the Reindeer Fleet.  When Christmas Spirit reaches an all-time low and the North Pole goes dark, Rudy might just get his chance!



Free Roller Skating on Christmas Day – Interskate Roller Rink
December 25, 2011 @ 2:00 PM – 10:00 PM
1408 Hwy 121 Business, Lewisville,TX 75057
http://www.interskate.net or (972) 221-4666
Cost: Free Admission, Skate Rental Extra

Join Interskate for FREE Skating on Christmas Day, Sunday Dec.25th from 2:00-10:00pm.

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