A Guide to Christmas in Grand Prairie

Thanksgiving is over and we’re now in full Christmas mode! Grand Prairie has holiday events galore to get you in the spirit! Take a holiday boat tour on the Big Kahuna, see a show, do some Christmas shopping and much more! 


A Magical Cirque Christmas

Date: November 29

Time: 8 p.m.

Location: The Theatre at Grand Prairie, 1000 Performance Place

A holiday entertainment blockbuster set to dazzle audiences of all ages. Featuring the best talent from around the globe, A Magical Cirque Christmas has it all – jaw-dropping magic, breathtaking circus acts, and the most angelic voices singing your favorite Christmas carols. Be transported to the golden age of entertainment by the mind-blowing talents, stunning costumes, comedy and more.


Farmers Market: Empty Bowls Fundraiser

Date: December 1

Time: 8 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Location: 110 W Main St

The annual Empty Bowls event is a grassroots effort to raise money for our local Grand Prairie Food and Clothing Co-op to help feed needy families in Grand Prairie. Empty Bowls is an international art-and-service project to fight hunger through the creation and sale of hand-made pottery bowls.


Holiday Market at Trunk Stop Gift Shop

Date: December 3 – 7

Time: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Location:  2170 N. Beltline Rd., the gift shop located inside the Tourist Information Center

Join the Trunk Stop Gift Shop for a week full of Christmas treats, hot cocoa, discounts and loads of shopping!

  • Monday: 25% off candle purchases
  • Tuesday: 25% off one single item
  • Wednesday: 25% off mug purchases
  • Thursday: 25% off one single item
  • Friday: 25% off jewelry purchases

*some items may be excluded*

For more information, call 972-595-5400


Holiday Market with Santa

Date: Every Saturday & Sunday from November 24 to December 23

Location: Traders Village, 2602 Mayfield Road

Kids of all ages can have their photo taken with Santa! Donations for photos go to the Grand Prairie Chamber of Commerce. Get into the spirit of Christmas with thousands of dealers who are selling holiday gifts and more for all tastes and budgets.


Rocking Around the Christmas Tree with Darci Lynne & Friends Live

Date: December 2

Time: 3 p.m.

Location: The Theatre at Grand Prairie, 1001 Performance Parkway

Darci Lynne is the youngest contestant to ever win “America’s Got Talent.” She is a young ventriloquist and definitely someone you don’t want to miss!


Christmas Tree Lighting

Date: December 6

Time: 6 p.m.

Location: City Hall, 317 College Street

Have a very Prairie Christmas in downtown Grand Prairie this December.

The annual tree lighting ceremony will take place at City Hall, and will include choral entertainment from students in the Grand Prairie Independent School District: elementary school ensembles, middle school carolers and high school choirs.

For more information, call 972-237-8115


Scrooge! – The Musical – Presented by the Grand Prairie Arts Council

Date: November 30 – December 2, December 7 – 9

Location: Uptown Theater, 120 East Main Street

The Grand Prairie Arts Council presents Scrooge!, the musical.

In 1970, renowned writer-composer-lyricist Leslie Bricusse adapted the classic Charles Dickens tale, A Christmas Carol, into the hit screen musical “Scrooge!” Now a charming stage musical, Scrooge! Is a sure-fire audience favorite, and a new family tradition!

For more information visit: www.artsgp.org


Prairie Lights

Date: November 22 – December 30

Location: Lynn Creek Park, 5610 Lake Ridge Pkwy

Prairie Lights is the premier holiday light park in Texas located at Lynn Creek Park on Joe Pool Lake in Grand Prairie, Texas.

The always popular two-mile drive featuring four million lights and Holiday Village is better than ever in 2018 with new custom displays and brand new attractions: the Indoor Holiday Show and the Holiday Magic Lighted Walk-Through Forest.

For more information visit: www.prairielights.orgwww.facebook.com/Prairielights


Holiday Gift Market 

Date: December 8 & 15

Time: 8 a.m. – 1 p.m. 

Location: Farmers Market, 120 W. Main Street 

Come shop for the whole family at the Grand Prairie Farmers Market where everything is either hand-made, home-made or home-grown! 


Jingle Bell Bash

Date: December 15

Time: 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Location: 209 W. Main Street 

Join us for “The Ultimate Downtown Grand Prairie Holiday Shopping Experience!”

Sip ‘n Shop in Downtown! Several businesses will be offering hot chocolate, apple cider and more (including 21+ drinks). Drink glasses are $10 and include all drinks. Enjoy holiday treats, artisan vendors, holiday market and pictures with Santa, Christmas tree photo ops and much more! 

Pick up a glass from:

  • The Mallard Building, 209 W. Main St.
  • Our Urban Hippie, 110 E. Main St. #100
  • Grand Prairie Farmers Market, 120 W. Main St.

More Fun Attractions

Epic Waters Indoor Waterpark
This one-of-a-kind indoor waterpark with a retractable roof includes an arcade, party rooms, and fun for all ages. Epic Waters features slides and attractions never before seen, such as the longest lazy river in Texas, the tallest indoor Aqualoop in the United States and Texas’ first double Flow Rider Surfing Machine.

Grand Prairie Premium Outlets
Your one-stop-shop for all your Christmas shopping! Check out their 110 stores with discounts already 25% to 65% off.

Ripley’s Believe It or Not!

Five of the most unique and entertaining attractions are in one building. In Louis Tussaud’s Palace of Wax, come face to face with lifelike figures from Hollywood, horrors, the old west, history, childhood fantasy and the life of Christ.

Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Odditorium showcases eye-popping galleries displaying the most beautiful, bizarre and fascinating oddities from around the world. Get lost in the Ripley’s Enchanted Mirror Maze. Test your skills at Ripley’s Impossible LaseRace. Experience their brand new 7D moving theater and play their two new games, Los Banditos and Zombies. 

Holiday Boat Cruise on The Big Kahuna

Take a holiday boat cruise on the largest excursion boat in Texas! See Prairie Lights from a different perspective, enjoy holiday treats and listen to Christmas music. Tours start the day after Thanksgiving. Tickets are $20 for adults and $10 for children. 

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