Plan your weekend away to Fort Worth for the holidays! 

The coolest holiday treat –– Panther Island Ice at the Coyote Drive-In –– breezes into town November 22 – January 20.


The annual Sundance Square Tree Lighting happens Saturday, November 23, at 6 p.m. You can sneak in a visit with Santa for $20 through December 22. 


The GM Financial Fort Worth Parade of Lights is one of the happiest Fort Worth holiday traditions. The parade festivities celebrate the sounds of the season Sunday, November 24, at 6 p.m.


Casa Manana’s children’s theatre features a timely telling of the story of Jack Frost November 22-December 23. Rumor has it that Santa narrates the play! Casa also celebrates the holidays with a Rat Pack-themed Dean Martin Christmas December 4-21, and you can create a new tradition with Christmas With The Annie Moses Band  on December 19.



Holiday events at Bass Performance Hall include the DRUMLine Live Holiday Spectacular on November 20, and the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra's (FWSO) Home for the Holidays conducted by Miguel Harth-Bedoya November 29 - December 1.


Celebrate the holidays all season long in the historic Fort Worth Stockyards beginning Friday, November 29, through December 24, every Friday through Sunday. Pictures with Santa Claus, Story Time with Mrs. Claus, cowboy poetry and much more will occur. Get the details. 


Brule: Silent Star Night, A Christmas Show at The Cowboy Channel is coming to the Fort Worth Stockyards December 6-22. The show features a four-piece band performing recognizable holiday melodies combined with Native American rhythms, sounds and dance. Tickets are $38.50.


Revel in Handel’s Messiah with the FWSO December 9, or enjoy a traditional country music Christmas with Michael Martin Murphy’s Cowboy Christmas December 16 and Robert Earl Keen’s Countdown To Christmas on December 30.


If you’re in the mood to move and pre-burn some holiday calories, check out the Pumpkin Spice 5K, 10K and half-marathon November 23 or the Holiday 5000 Thanksgiving Day run, both at Panther Island Pavilion


The Gifts of Lights holiday display returns to Texas Motor Speedway November 28 - January 5. The Texas-sized light park is two miles long and features over 500 amazing light displays. Admission price per vehicle.


The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth will be illuminated with an array of festive lights November 29, 2019 - February 2, 2020. The Museum will be open late on Tuesday (7 p.m.) and Fridays (8 p.m.).


The annual Moritz Fort Worth YMCA Turkey Trot also gets your motor running on Thanksgiving Day at the Frost Bank Camp Bowie location. And the Jingle Bell Run benefiting the Arthritis Foundation kicks off in Clearfork December 7.


It isn’t really holiday time in Fort Worth without the Texas Ballet Theater’s (TBT) performance of The Nutcracker at Bass Performance Hall. Enjoy the Tchaikovsky classic November 29-December 29.


Just for fun, the TBT also performs The Nutty Nutcracker, a pop culture take on the classic ballet, on Friday, December 20.


Perennial favorites (and husband-and-wife duo) Bruce Robison and Kelly Willis perform their annual holiday show –– which includes music from both their solo careers and their new duet album Beautiful Lie at the McDavid Studio on December 4.


If you love jazz, join the Grammy Award-winning University of North Texas One O’Clock Lab Band for their take on seasonal favorite tunes on December 6 also at the McDavid Studio.


The annual Candlelight Christmas in Ryan Place Tour of Homes is teaming up with Pedego Fort Worth to offer guided electric bike tours of the historic homes December 7-8. Ticket purchase requires a donation of your choice. 



Keep the family entertained during the holidays. Pawnee Bill's Wild West Show runs the week of Christmas, Saturday, December 21 through Saturday, December 29 (with the exception of Christmas Eve and Christmas Day).



The 17th Annual Lockheed Martin Bowl for the Brave, featuring a match up between teams from the Mountain West and Big 10 conferences, kicks off January 4 at TCU’s Amon G. Carter Stadium.


Deck your halls with holiday home decor with goods from the stores located in The Shops at Clearfork and Waterside. Check off your holiday gift list with a shopping spree through Tanger Outlets, Westbend, Crockett Row and Sundance Square. Keep it local when you shop along Camp Bowie BLVD, at Magnolia Ave’s Merrily Market or any of the trendy businesses located in the Near Southside and River East.