A Guide to Festive Fun This Winter in The Colony

The holiday season is in full swing in The Colony with memorable events for the whole family and one-stop shopping for everyone on the nice list. Check out a complete roundup of all the holiday happenings and activities in The Colony throughout the season.


Ultimate Shopping Guide

Find something for everyone on your list this year with our gift-giving round-up. Make your holiday shopping a little easier with gift ideas for everyone, from the foodies and collectors to the fitness buffs and sports fans.

Unique Finds from Local Boutiques

Shop one-of-a-kind, handmade gifts this holiday season inside The Homestead at Grandscape. From artisanal leather goods and water-marbled home décor to hand-poured candles and self-care essentials, The Homestead features an array of gifting possibilities, exclusive to The Colony.

Holiday Pop-up Markets

Whether you’re shopping for the perfect present or simply savoring the sights, sounds and tastes of the season, pop-up markets are a one-stop-shop for all your holiday needs. Immerse yourself in the most wonderful time of the year as The Colony’s open-air venues bring vendors from all over North Texas. Mark your calendar for Grandscape’s Holiday Kickoff to get a jump-start on the holly-jolly fun. Check our website for a full list of events and shopping in The Colony.


Parade of Lights & Holiday in the Park

The Colony’s annual Parade of Lights ushers in the magic of the season and spreads holiday cheer throughout town. The parade begins at Peters Colony Elementary and continues past Holiday in The Park to finish at The Colony Five Star Complex. Arrive early to secure a spot at the best viewing areas and watch as illuminated displays twinkle under the night sky before transitioning to Perryman Park for Holiday in the Park. Enjoy carnival games, community performances and rides before Santa flips the switch on The Colony Christmas Spectacular light show.

The Colony Christmas Spectacular

View The Colony Christmas Spectacular nightly light show illuminating the Central Fire Station. Watch as the firehouse and adjoining display twinkle and dance to the sounds of seasonal holiday songs. Free parking is available at the adjacent Perryman Park. Be sure to tune your radio to 99.9 FM to enjoy the coordinated music.

Holiday Magic at Grandscape

Get ready for an unforgettable winter wonderland experience at Grandscape, The Colony’s premier indoor-outdoor entertainment, shopping and dining destination. This holiday season, Grandscape is your one-stop destination for yuletide cheer, offering a perfect blend of photo-worthy moments, merry happy hours and family-centric celebrations. Kick start your seasonal celebrations with family-friendly fun at the Holiday Kickoff, and get your picture with The Grinch at Grandscape Stole Christmas. The excitement continues as you jingle all the way to the finish line at the Jingle Run 5K, featuring a holiday after-party and an appearance by Santa himself. 

Christmas Movies, Music & More

Embrace the holiday spirit this winter with an array of festive entertainment. Join Lava Cantina for Pancakes with Santa, where kids can share their wishes with the man in red himself. For more family-friendly fun, head to their rooftop for classic holiday movie screenings under the stars, while music enthusiasts can groove to the sounds of live concerts.

Party animals and homebodies unite for Truck Yard’s annual Onesie Party, where comfort comes first and footie pajamas are encouraged. Stick around for the closest Texas gets to a white Christmas at the Après Ski Party, serving up Fireball Apple Cider and Spiked Hot Chocolate to keep you warm. For those craving the magic of the silver screen, Galaxy Theatres promises enchantment with their special showings of timeless holiday classics, like Elf, The Polar Express, Die Hard and more.

New Year’s Eve Parties

Ring in the New Year in The Colony with an unforgettable celebration and cheers to the year. Lava Cantina, The Colony’s largest concert venue, is rockin’ out to live performances all night and a champagne toast at midnight. Upgrade to VIP seating for an exclusive experience with all the traditional party favors. Get your tickets early as this concert sells out every year!

Start your year with a win at Puttery’s NYE Bash. Capture the moment at the instagrammer’s paradise, featuring four immersive mini golf courses, three full-service bars and a live DJ all night long.

The Colony is filled with festive cheer all season long. For more holiday happenings, check out our website and follow our social media for updates.