Can you believe that we are almost to December? I can’t believe it! Christmas is my most favorite time of the year – It is not only the celebration of my Lord and Saviors birth…which is enough in itself! The weather is usually (if we are lucky in Texas) cold or at least cooler, all the decorations and lights just make me SO happy!
Now that we are a family of 4…with 1 on the way, I have been wanting to make plans to make more memories and traditions in our little family. In order to do that, I have done some research on some of the fun events that we can take part in around our area. I mentioned it on facebook and some people asked for me to share…so I am! Here is the first week of activities…just FYI – this list is not all inclusive of ALL events around, but the ones that I thought were the best fit for us. Just click on the title to link to more details!
Date: 11/30/2012 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Cost: One non-perishable canned good donated to the Community Storehouse
Location: Keller Town Center, 1100 Bear Creek Parkway, Keller, TX 76248
Tickets are sold in hourly time slots of 8 to 9 a.m., 9 to 10 a.m. and 10 to 11 a.m. Admission is limited, so be sure and register early! Children will get a chance to sit on Santa’s lap, give him their wish list and have their picture taken with the jolly old man and his wife. While waiting to visit with Santa, a variety of activities will be offered including arts and crafts, face painting, and breakfast provided by McDonalds. Register online here
Date: 12/1/2012 2:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Location: The Stockyard Station – 130 East Exchange Ave., Fort Worth, TX 76164
Join the Fort Worth Stockyards National Historic District in celebrating Christmas on Exchange Avenue. There will be a tree lighting, a holiday spirit parade, games for kids with Radio Disney, chicken roping, visiting with Cowboy Santa, and much more.
12-3pm Santa in Stockyards Station
12-3pm Holiday Face Painter in Stockyards Station
1-3pm Letters to Santa-Inside Stockyards Station
1:30-2:30pm Cow Camp-Behind Exchange Building
2-4pm Coloring Station inside Texas Cowboy Hall of Fame
2-5pm Armadillo Races-Exchange Lawn
2-5pm Radio Disney inside Stockyards Station
2-6pm Chicken Roping/Petting Zoo/Pony Rides-Exchange Lawn
3pm Legends of Texas Melodrama-Visitors Center Lawn
3:30pm Parade line up
4pm Cattle Drive
4:30pm Lighting of the Christmas Tree- Fort Worth Livestock Exchange Building Lawn
4:35-5pm Caroling with Cowtown Opry- Fort Worth Livestock Exchange Building Lawn
4:35-6pm Santa available after parade- Fort Worth Livestock Exchange Building Lawn
Date: 12/1/2012 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Location: Nash Farm – 626 Ball St., Grapevine, TX
Celebrate Christmas much like the earliest Grapevine settlers! Come to Grapevine’s Nash Farm to celebrate Victorian Christmas. See what a Victorian, handmade Christmas was like as you make traditional ornaments, hear Christmas stories, enjoy a hot wassail and homemade cookies.
Date: 12/6/12 at 7:00 p.m.
Where: Historic Downtown Grapevine
Bring the entire family to the Parade of Lights, the largest lighted Christmas parade in North Texas, this Grapevine tradition features more than 100 lighted floats and marching bands. Look for Santa Claus on the last float!
Date: 12/6/12 at 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Where: Lake Grapevine