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Christmas in Arlington

Deon Green | December 3, 2021 | 0 Comments

Christmas in Arlington is a very special time in the city and arguably the most wonderful time of the year. We love the beautiful light parades, the decorations, and the most fascinating live performances. 

We hope you’re ready to spread some Christmas cheer because the holiday season is almost here, and Arlington has a full calendar! 

Arlington Holiday Parade

Join the thousands expected to gather for the city’s annual Holiday Lights Parade and Christmas tree lighting! There will be lots of entertainment, activities, and photo opportunities with Santa for the kids to enjoy, and a beautiful tree lighting ceremony at Founders Plaza to close out the day’s festivities. 

Feel free to take a look at the route and full schedule here:  Home – Arlington Holiday Lights Parade 

📆:6 p.m. Dec. 11, 2021

📍: Downtown Arlington

Letters to Santa

Have the kids started writing their letters to Santa? How about some help from Santa’s elves? The Arlington Public Library and the Downtown Arlington Corporation along with “USPS Operation Santa” will be pairing letters from kids and families with donors who fulfill their holiday wishes. Bring the kids for their chance at a holiday wish come true!

📆:3-6 p.m. Dec. 9, 2021

📍:  U.S. Postal Office, 300 E. South St.

Gift Wrap Swapping Palooza

How does a holiday wrapping event sound for fun? If you need some help wrapping your presents this year, or think this is something the kids would be into bring your bags, boxes, and wrapping paper to swap and your presents to wrap! 

📆: Saturday, December 18, 2021

📍:  George W. Hawkes Downtown Library, 100 S. Center St.

‘The Nutcracker’

Would it really be Christmas without the Nutcracker? Arlington will be having multiple opportunities to experience this Christmas classic. 

For tickets: Arlington ISD Center For Visual & Performing Arts Tickets (

📆: Saturday, December 18, 2021

📍:  Arlington ISD’s Center 1203 W Pioneer Pkwy, Arlington, TX 76013

💲:$15 to $30

Texas Christkindl Market

If shopping for gifts is more up your alley, Texas Christkindl Market is one of the largest open-air holiday markets in the Southwest and offers handcrafted gifts and collectibles waiting just for you!

📆:11 a.m.-9 p.m. through Jan. 2, 2022

📍:  Choctaw Stadium (formerly Globe Life Park) 1000 Ballpark Way


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