Our family loves Arlington, Texas. It may be a little less well known than it’s neighbors, Dallas and Fort Worth – but it has so much to offer. Not only does it make a great jumping off point for those two better known locations – but it also warrants a visit of it’s own. Never is that more true than during the holiday season, when Arlington Texas has so many places to get into the holiday mood!
Here are 5 of the Best places to visit during the holidays in Arlington, Texas:
- Texas Christkindl Market –
November 25th – December 23rd
With generous operating hours everyday during it’s open season – the Christkindl market brings the feeling of a European Christmas Market to Texas! Traditional German foods and crafts are on display, as well as market stalls selling many handmade ornaments and gifts. This market doesn’t forget the young, or young at heart either! A petting zoo, arctic tubing run, and various kid fun stalls take up a huge part of this event! When you go, you simply MUST taste some of the traditional hot mulled wine while you shop – you won’t regret it!
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2. Six Flags Holiday in the Park
November 19th – January 1st
Enjoy the festive daytime, or the beautiful sparkling lights at night at Six Flags Over Texas’ Holiday in the Park. Have unlimited hot cocoa with the purchase of a special mug, and sample some real snow in Texas at Frosty’s snow hill! You can ride lot’s of rides or just take in some excellent holiday people watching during the most festive season at Six Flags. This is a multi-generational crowd pleaser this holiday!
For more info: www.sixflags.com/overtexas
3. Sample a pint of ‘Christmas Morning’ at Division Brewery
November – While Supplies last!
This Brewery is easy to drive right by, but locals in the know will tell you it’s a must do! If you are entertaining a crowd 21 and over this holiday – this is the place to bring them. Not only will the chill, laid back atmosphere put them at ease – but the small batch brews are one of a kind. The brewery features a scoring system that lets you know all the particulars about each brew. And during the holiday season you can be one of the few lucky patrons to get to sample a glass of the “Christmas Morning” brew. One of the founder/brewers Sean Cooley, says it’s pretty popular. So get there while it’s still available!
For more info: https://divisionbrewing.com
4. The Lights at Interlochen
December 16th – December 25th
Sipping on hot cocoa while you drive through some of the best Christmas light displays in the state, The Lights at Interlochen have been serving up the holiday spirit for over 40 years now! From 7pm – 11pm, you can put on the holiday tunes, and enjoy the displays! Word to the wise – this is a popular attraction. Get in line early to beat the rush!
For more info: http://www.Interlochen-map-2016.pdf
5. Decorators Warehouse
Open Most of the Year!
You don’t have to wait until Novemeber & december to have fun here. This is Texas’ #1 Christmas store! And for good reason. There is more than an acre of Christmas décor and Christmas displays for you to wander around! Get hungry? You can dine in the stores Tea Room. If it’s a holiday item – you are bound to find aisles of it here. This Arlington gem is truly the best place to shop for Christmas!
For more info: http://www.decoratorswarehousearlington.com/
I hope your family enjoys exploring all the amazing experiences Arlington, Texas has to offer! There are many more than just 5 reasons to go #ArlingtonForTheHolidays!
For more info on visiting and staying in Arlington, check out the Arlington Convention & Visitors Bureau.
Many thanks to the Arlington CVB for hosting me, and allowing me to share all that Arlington, Texas has to offer with my readers. All opinions are as always, my own.