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Holiday Blog 2022 TGF

25 October . 2022

Holiday events to enjoy near Canyon Falls in Flower Mound, Northlake, Argyle and other North Texas cities

From festive tree lighting ceremonies to twinkling trails of lights, here’s our list of holiday highlights in Flower Mound, Northlake, Argyle and other North Texas cities near Canyon Falls. The fun starts well before Thanksgiving, so read on and get ready to celebrate!

Christmas in Denton

Step back in time with several Christmas events in Denton, a quaint historic town located less than 15 miles from Canyon Falls. On the weekend of Nov. 12-13, the Holiday Open House offers an opportunity to get ahead of the hustle and bustle of the shopping season, with local shops, boutiques and restaurants that are as original and independent as Denton itself. More than 20 stores and restaurants participate with special deals and drawings during the Holiday Open House weekend. On Sat., Nov. 26, Shop Small Saturday offers another opportunity to discover Denton’s unique hometown merchants.

Grapevine – The Christmas Capital of Texas

Enjoy 40 days of festive fun in November and December in Grapevine, the self-proclaimed Christmas Capital of Texas. There are 1,400 events to choose from, including Lone Star Christmas and “I Love Christmas” at the Gaylord Texan, and the North Pole Express aboard the Grapevine Vintage Railroad. There’s also Christmas at the Palace Theater, Christmas Wine Trains, Grapevine Christmas Village and much more, amid millions of twinkling lights and larger-than-life decorations. It’s like visiting the North Pole, except it’s just about 16 miles from Canyon Falls.

Christmastime in Southlake

Southlake has wrapped up a full season of holiday events, starting with their 21st annual Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony on Sat., Nov. 19. Starting at 4:30 p.m., there’ll be live music, dance and other entertainment on two stages, with the tree lighting ceremony and fireworks at 6 p.m. Family activities include holiday crafts, cookie decorating, snow hill rides, carriage rides, and photos with Santa. Throughout the holiday season, Southlake will have additional events and activities including

Breakfast with Santa, Santa’s Little Workshop, and Meet & Greet with Mrs. Claus. You can also take advantage of several Holiday Break Camp Mania sessions for the kids, to keep them entertained while you shop.

Gift of Lights at Texas Motor Speedway

Opening on Thanksgiving evening, Nov. 24 and continuing through Jan. 21, the Gift of Lights at Texas Motor Speedway is an incredible drive-through light show, with a two-mile course featuring more than a million twinkling lights – so many that it takes approximately 45 minutes to see everything.  The admission price is good for an entire carload, and pets are welcome. There are several themed evenings including Christmas Sweater Night on Dec. 6 and Military & First Responders Night on Dec. 7.

Christmas in Farmer’s Branch

Starting Fri., Nov. 25, Farmer’s Branch is celebrating Christmas in the Branch with a series of festive events including Skating Under the Stars, an outdoor ice-skating rink open through Jan. 3. The Holiday Marketplace is Sat., Dec. 10, with fun activities for the kids, live music, visits with Santa Claus, and local vendors offering unique handmade gifts. There are many other activities to enjoy, including Santa & Cookies, Pancakes & Pajamas, guided tours of decorated houses in the Farmers Branch Historical Park, Feliz Navidog for the dogs, and much more. Check the schedule of events for details.

Denton’s Holiday Lighting Festival & Wassail Weekend

On Fri. Dec. 2, Denton’s Holiday Lighting Festival features live music, food, arts and crafts, and thousands of twinkling lights adorning the trees around the historic Courthouse on the Square. Since 1988, this family-friendly event has delighted merrymakers with horse-drawn carriage rides, visits with Santa, musical and dance performances, and much more. This event also gives back with an annual Toy Drive in partnership with Elves Shelves, to provide Christmas gifts for local children. Attendees can drop off toy donations or donate virtual toys online. Another Denton tradition is Wassail Weekend, happening this year on Dec. 2-3. Local downtown merchants will be offering free tastings of their favorite wassail (aka cider) recipes as you enjoy live music and activities such photos with Santa in his sleigh.

Christmas in Roanoke

Christmas in Roanoke is a series of holiday events that attracts more than 15,000 visitors to this quaint small town just a few miles from Canyon Falls. The marquee event is Roanoke’s Hometown Holiday on Sat., Dec. 3. This joyous annual event features a parade, tree lighting ceremony, carriage rides, Santa’s Workshop, and gingerbread house building contest. There’ll also be a kid’s zone, a S’mores station, Letters to Santa, a shopping bazaar and much more. The annual First Responders Breakfast with Santa is a one-of-a-kind holiday event. What could be better than the smile on a child’s face when seeing Santa arrive, especially when the breakfast is hosted and served by Roanoke’s amazing first responders?

Flower Mound’s Christmas Parade & Tree Lighting Ceremony

Flower Mound’s 33rd annual Christmas Parade & Tree Lighting Ceremony is set for Sat., Dec. 3, with a full day of holiday merrymaking that begins with the Reindeer Run 5K & Grinch Sprint. This year’s theme for the nighttime parade is “Toyland Christmas” with lighted floats parading down Spinks Road and ending at the Flower Mound Community Activity Center. At the Center, there’ll be a tree lighting ceremony with choir performances, kids’ activities, local vendors, food trucks, and a 50-foot tree with more than 100,000 lights. During the festivities, the Summit Club of Flower Mound will be accepting canned good donations along the parade route.

Holly Days: Christmas at Keller

On Sat., Dec. 3, the Keller Parks & Recreation Dept. presents an evening of holiday cheer, with The Very Merry Light Parade, the annual Christmas tree lighting ceremony, Santa’s arrival and photos with Santa. There’ll also be a Santa Scurry 5K Run & Walk immediately following the Light Parade. Festivities also include live entertainment, an ice skating rink, a kid’s zone, vendors, and food trucks. Canned food donations will be collected for the Community Storehouse.

Lewisville’s Old Town Holiday Stroll

Lewisville’s Old Town Holiday Stroll is an all-day event on Sat., Dec. 3. Highlights of this family-friendly event include Selfies with Santa, the Motorcycle Toy Run, the Christmas Parade, Elf Scavenger Hunts and Crafts, and the Lewisville Lights Tree Lighting Ceremony. More activities include carriage rides through the Old Town Historic Home District and a free holiday Movie in the Plaza.

Learn more about places to eat, shop and be entertained near Canyon Falls during this holiday season.