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Holiday Blog 2022 TGF

27 November . 2023

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 a list of our favorite holiday highlights in Flower Mound, Northlake, Argyle and other North Texas cities near Canyon Falls.

Grapevine – The Christmas Capital of Texas

Enjoy 40 days of festive holiday fun in Grapevine, the self-proclaimed Christmas Capital of Texas. There are 1,400 events to choose from, including Lone Star 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.

Gift of Lights at Texas Motor Speedway

Through Jan. 7, 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 Military Monday on Dec. 4 and Christmas Sweater Night on Dec. 6.

Christmas in Farmers Branch

Farmers Branch is celebrating Christmas in the Branch throughout December with a series of festive events including Letters to Santa, Feliz Navidog for the doggies, Santa & Cookies, and much more. The big day is Sat., Dec. 2, featuring A Celebration of Christmas at Farmer’s Branch Historical Park, with live music, carnival rides, face painters, balloon artists, Dancer’s Silent Disco, a Holiday Marketplace and more.

Denton’s Holiday Lighting Festival & Wassail Weekend

On Sat., 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, also happening this year on Sat., Dec. 2. 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. 2. 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.

Flower Mound’s Christmas Parade & Tree Lighting Ceremony

Flower Mound’s 34th annual Christmas Parade & Tree Lighting Ceremony is set for Sat., Dec. 2, 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 “Cowboy Christmas.” The tree lighting ceremony at Gerault Park will have live performances by local groups, photos with Santa, food trucks, kids’ activities and more. The grand finale will be the lighting of a 50-foot-tall Christmas tree with more than 100,000 lights, followed by a festive fireworks show.

Lewisville’s Old Town Holiday Stroll

Lewisville’s Old Town Holiday Stroll is a two-day event taking place on Fri., Dec. 1 and Sat., Dec. 2. Highlights of this family-friendly event include a Children’s Entrepreneur Market, Winter Carnival, food trucks, and live music by school groups and other local performers. You can also enjoy hayrides through the Old Town Historic Home District, and a Movie in the Plaza (“Elf”).

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