Must-See Holiday Sights in North Texas

Posted By Key-Whitman Eye Center || 3-Dec-2014

It’s the most wonderful time of the year in Dallas-Fort Worth, and it’s very likely the busiest time of the year, too! If you love the holiday season as much as we do, you could easily find a holiday event to attend every day this month. We’ve pulled out a few of our favorites to share with you.

The Trains at NorthPark Center

A Dallas favorite for 27 years, the holiday trains are back at NorthPark Center through January 4. Admission to see 1,600 feet of track and beautiful display of trains on inside NorthPark Center benefits the Ronald McDonald House.

Lone Star Christmas and ICE! at the Gaylord Texan

If you’ve never been to the Gaylord Texan during the Christmas season, this is your year. The Gaylord is a beautiful resort, but its charm really comes out this time of year, with the two million twinkling lights, 15,000 ornaments and dozens of lavish holiday displays that include larger-than-life decorations. Take a drive out to Grapevine to visit Lone Star Christmas and ICE! featuring Frosty the Snowman. New this year is a LIVE ice-carving zone where you can watch a masterful ice carver create amazing sculptures right before your eyes.

Tip: Be sure to buy tickets for ICE! before you make the drive. The kids will be disappointed if you get all the way there only to find it’s sold out for the day.

Lone Star Christmas and ICE! run through January 3.

Children’s Health Holiday Parade

If you love the Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade, check out Dallas’ own parade of floats, balloons, bands, local celebrities, and of course, the big man himself, Santa. In its 27th year, the Holiday Parade, which will travel through the streets of downtown Dallas on Saturday, December 6, is another local holiday favorite. It is free to attend and lasts approximately one hour and 15 minutes.

Prairie Lights in Grand Prairie

This is truly a spectacular sight, with four million lights set along two miles of path. Halfway through the Prairie Lights drive-thru route, get out of your car for a stop at Holiday Village, where you’ll find food and hot drinks, gifts, Santa and an all-new indoor laser show. Outside Holiday Village is the Holiday Magic Lighted Walk-Through Forest. After a stop at Holiday Village, hop back in your car and complete the second half of the drive, which ends with an animated light tunnel.

Prairie Lights runs through Jan. 4, and Santa will be on site every night through Dec. 23.

These are only a few of the holiday events you and your family can enjoy this holiday season. Read about more holiday events here.

So many of these events are all about the sights of the holidays. If you struggle to see clearly, contact the eye experts at Key-Whitman Eye Center today. We want to make your holiday season even brighter with crisp, clear vision.

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