The countdown to Christmas has begun. Here are six ways to get in the holiday spirit this year. 


Panther Island Ice at Coyote Drive-In 

Opening Day - November 20 
It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Enjoy Panther Island Ice, the city's only outdoor ice skating rink, daily from Friday, November 20, through Monday, January 18. Tickets must be purchased ahead of time here. Get the details.



Virtual GM Financial Parade of Lights 

November 22-24
A 38-year tradition everyone will enjoy, the GM Financial Parade of Lights will stream live from the Fort Worth Convention Center on Sunday, November 22. To ensure social-distancing, the event will be not be open to the public. You can tune in to the Parade’s Facebook page or local TV to watch. Twenty signature floats will be on display in downtown November 23-24. Get the details.



Gift of Lights Texas at Texas Motor Speedway

November 26 - January 3
Hum along to holiday music as you drive your way through millions of sparkling Christmas lights at Texas Motor Speedway's Gift of Lights. Online reservations are required and admission starts at $30. Get the details.



Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra's Home For The Holidays

November 27-29
A Fort Worth holiday tradition lives on at a new venue this year. The Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra will perform the season's most celebrated songs at Will Rogers Memorial Auditorium. The evening will even include a special visit from Santa Claus himself. Get the details.



North Pole Express Vintage Train

November 27 - December 23
Put on your Christmas PJs and take a magical journey to Santa's Workshop along the Cotton Belt train route starting in Grapevine. Tickets may only be purchased on a walk-up basis only and the train will depart at 11:20 a.m. for the Stockyards. Get the details.
Stockyards Station is your headquarters for western fun during the holidays with several events scheduled regularly.
  • Legends of Texas Gunfights: Enjoy reenactment gun fights twice daily on Saturdays and Sundays immediately following the cattle drives at 11:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. Get the details.
  • $50 Family Fun Night: Enjoy a night of family fun at the Stockyards Championship Rodeo November 6, November 13 and November 20. Get the details and purchase tickets.
  • Fort Worth Herd Cattle Drive: Let the kids marvel at the massive longhorns that make up the Fort Worth Herd. Cattle drives happen twice daily at 11:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. No drives will occur on Thanksgiving Day. Get the details. ​

The Clearfork Farmers Market 

Enjoy the fresh, fall air at The Clearfork Farmers Market every Saturday from 8 a.m. to noon. The market features over 25 local farmers, rancher sand artisan vendors that sell homemade goods and more. It's a great way to get a little walking and holiday shopping done in a leisurely fashion while being socially distant. Plus, there’s plenty to eat. Get the details.