Perhaps you’re thinking you’re just not ready to think about the holidays yet? It’s still September, you say! I understand, I really do. But if you want to secure some of the most popular and sought after holiday attractions this Christmas in Dallas and the surrounding areas – you need to start planning now.
So let’s get going on this top five list of holiday attractions in DFW to reserve now…
UPDATE 10/5/18 – Tickets for Grapevine Railway North Pole Express are now active. Book asap for best dates!
UPDATE 10/15/18 – Discount code for 40% off Gaylord Texan ICE! just added.
There is no where quite as festive and beautiful as the Hilton Anatole during the holiday season. The decorations are gorgeous and over the top dazzling! In my opinion, there is no where else in the DFW area that does quite as nice a job of marrying family fun – and romantic holiday atmosphere together. My daughter swoons over the holiday Breakfast with Santa, and my husband and I enjoy holding hands and eating a beautiful gourmet meal at SĒR.
And this year, Christmas at the Anatole is getting even better! The addition of Peppermint Park last year added even more fun for families. And this year – I’ve heard that there are more family activities being planned at the Hilton Anatole for 2018! I’ll update this post as details emerge!
And of course every holiday season of Christmas at the Anatole has games and activities for kids, plus visits with Santa Claus, holiday shows, train rides around the park, light displays and more! And don’t forget the enchanting Geppetto’s Marionette Theater! This is a MUST for beautiful family fun during the holidays.
With limited dates – this is a holiday event to start making reservations for now. That way you are sure to get the dates and times that best suit your family!
Peppermint Park Open 5-9 pm
Nov 23, 24, 30 Dec 1, 7, 8, 14, 15, 20, 21, 22, 23rd.
Breakfast With Santa 9-10:30 am
Nov 24, 25 Dec 1, 2, 8, 9, 15, 16, 21, 22, 23rd.
This is a very popular holiday destination – start booking it now!
Okay, before I tell you why I love this attraction and why it is one of our family traditions – I have to tell you that this year you have a better chance at scoring a great time and date for this – than any year before!
Normally, by this time of the year – the event is close to selling out! I’m not kidding.
But this year, due to rail construction the final schedule of dates has not been released yet! That means even the most popular North Pole Express departure times are still available. But once tickets sales open – I bet they won’t be available long. My advice on this hot ticket, is to keep checking this website: www.GrapevineTexasUSA.com
As soon as tickets do open and you see a date you like – grab it! Word on the street? October 1st, 2018 is when they will likely go on sale!
UPDATE: These tickets are now on sale and some dates are already gone. Book now if you want these!
But no worries, even if you don’t get a train ticket – you can still enjoy the beautiful ambience of the Christmas Capital of Texas – Grapevine!
The Gaylord Texan Resort is not only a hot DFW summer destination, it also turns into a winter wonderland during the holiday season. The holiday activities typically include snow tubing, holiday games, gingerbread cookie decorating, Santa’s Snow throw, and ICE!
ICE! is a walk through holiday attraction kept at a chilly 9 degrees featuring two million pounds of hand‐carved ice sculptures and six ice slides! I’ll keep this post updated with any booking deals I see through the season!
UPDATE: Coupon code for 40% off!
(40% off General admission valid between 11/9 -11/20, 11/26- 11/29 and 12/3-12/6 with code “BEST”)
4. Enchant –
The Lone Star State got a lot brighter last holiday season when when Enchant came to Arlington, TX. It was a family favorite for us last year. And we weren’t the only blown away by what we saw – Enchant excited fans from all over Texas and beyond! And while it was wildly popular when it debuted in 2017 – the upgrades and changes planned for 2018, make me think it will grow even more in popularity this year!
And that, makes booking Enchant tickets ahead of time – a must!
(Photo Credit: Enchant Christmas)
What’s new this year?
This year, there are a few twists to the all-new holiday extravaganza. Enchant has actually moved INSIDE Globe Life Park. In addition, instead of the skating pond like last year, festival-goers will glide through stunning ice skating trails, a first for North Texas!
Shopping will take place in the concourse with lights, and skating on the field. This new location sounds like a magical addition! Book now to reserve the best dates and rates. You can even get a season pass! Not sure yet if it’s for you?
Check out this short video of how beautiful it was, when our family visited last year…
Ready to get your tickets? Me too! I’ve even seen there appear to be some dates that are dog friendly days! How cute is that?
(Photo Credit: Enchant Christmas)
Then, you’ll always be the first to know about giveaways and all the holiday news!