Monday, November 20, 2023

Festive Fun Part II

Today I'm sharing a few more fun and festive spots to add to your list this holiday season.  I shared Part 1 last week and you can click HERE to read it.

First up - Christmas at the Gaylord Texan... 

... we've been doing this for YEARS and I know that they offer a ton of fun things (gingerbread decorating, ice sledding, the ICE! thing you walk through, etc.) and while we've done some of those things our family's favorite thing to do is just go, see all the decor, eat some giant cookies, and stop at Bass Pro Shop on the way home. hahahaha  We save about $1 mil dollars and, honestly, my kids have just as much fun.  

We make them take a picture in this little sled...

... and there's just always a lot to see.  Could you stay overnight? Sure.  Could you do ALL THE THINGS? Sure.  But you could also just go, check things out and have a snack.  Promise. 

Vitruvian Park in Addison is INCREDIBLE and such a fun way to spend an evening.  There's a walking path around this little lake and all of the trees are lit up in the prettiest colors.  It's FREE and you can bring your dog, grab a hot chocolate on the way, bring a football to toss around, etc.

We like to go on a night when it's not FREEZING and the display is up through NYE and we've actually gone on NYE before.  

This tree is my favorite - UNREAL!

My kids have aged out of Play Street Museum but attending their Christmas events are some of my favorite holiday memories with my kids.  The events are always SO WELL DONE and everything is taken care of.  If your kids want to make gingerbread houses DO IT AT A PLAY STREET!!! Trust me!  All the candy, everything set up, it was always incredible.

They have locations everywhere now (I remember when we used to visit the original one!) so check out your local location for events.

They always had an AWESOME Santa story time too.

We did this on Christmas Eve one year and it was MAGIC!

Highland Park lights!!! I always mean to book a carriage ride to do this and then forget and then they're all booked BUT you can absolutely drive around and see some INCREDIBLE light displays.  Last year we drove around the Turtle Creek area and OH MY WORD.

Also, check out the Frisco Square light show - we didn't even know it was a thing and stumbled upon it last year and it was so fun!

Last, but not least - A Christmas Carol at the Wyly Theater in Dallas.  I took Mason pre-covid with every intention of taking our entire family to see it in 2020 and we couldn't make it happen until last year and I have a feeling we'll be going every year from now until forever because it is just SO DANG GOOD!

The theater itself is really intimate and there are no bad seats.  We're going again this year and I can't wait!

HAPPY Monday, friends!!!


  1. This post couldn't have put me in a merrier mood!

  2. We need to drive up to Dallas one weekend to look at all the lights! I'm about 4 hours away and we have some great lights, but its always fun to try new places!


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