Celebrate the most wonderful time of the year in The Colony. Start the holiday season with Santa, create delicious decorations and enjoy festive fun with friends and family.
Jurassic World: The Exhibition
Dinosaurs are roaming the park inside Jurassic World: The Exhibition. Explore the lost world and discover the creations from Hammond Labs. Take selfies with the baby dinos, see velociraptors in action and experience Jurassic World in real life. Get your tickets now before this traveling exhibition ends on January 17, 2022.
Toys for Tots Drive & Concert
Start the holidays off rocking around the Christmas tree to tunes from Emerald City Band at Lava Cantina. On December 2, help raise money and awareness for a great cause while partying at one of the best live music venues in North Texas. Reserve your tickets for the evening concert or bring an unopened toy for free admission at the gate. All proceeds and donations benefit Toys for Tots.
Holiday in the Park
Free festive fun in The Colony kicks off with the Parade of Lights on December 4. Enjoy this twinkling annual tradition as the parade makes its way through the city in conjunction with the Holiday In The Park winter festival. Jingle or mingle with friends and family and enjoy live performances, carnival games, rides and a holiday baking contest. Don’t forget to tune into 99.9 FM and visit the Central Fire Station for The Colony Christmas Spectacular. This choreographed light show is sure to make your evening merry and bright.
Meet Santa at SCHEELS
Saint Nick is making several trips to town before the big day, beginning with an appearance at the World’s Largest All-Sports Store. Come Meet Santa at SCHEELS December 4 and 5 to tell him what you want for Christmas. Stop by Ginna’s Cafe for delicious treats and warming beverages while you shop for the sports fan in your life before the holiday rush.
Holiday Pop-Up Shop & Bottle Engraving
Master calligrapher Ken Brown and The Colony Wine Bar have teamed up to bring you the Holiday Pop-Up Shop and Bottle Engraving event at the Nation’s Largest Home Furnishing Store, NFM. Find your favorite wines and enjoy complimentary engraving on all bottles purchased on December 8.
Holiday Gingerbread Decorating
It’s time to get deliciously creative at the Holiday Gingerbread Decorating event on December 9. Come to The Fountain Courtyard at Grandscape for a winter wonderland extravaganza. Kids can create scrumptious cookie crafts to bring home for the holidays. There will also be a storytime, pictures with Mrs. Claus and much more!
Howliday in the Park
Have a happy Howliday in the Park with your pup on December 11. Bring out the pups in fun Christmas sweaters and have them dash in The Shacks at Austin Ranch dog park as they play “reindeer” games. Enjoy a paw-some lunch and sip on unique craft beer or cocktails while listening to live music. Snap a perfect pooch picture with Santa to let them know who’s been a good boy or girl.
Kids’ Gingerbread House Workshop
This holiday season, Davio’s Northern Italian Steakhouse is throwing a house party: a gingerbread house party, that is! On December 12, children of all ages are invited to participate in a one-of-a-kind workshop with Davio’s Pastry Chef Lena Huynh and host Kellie Rasberry of the Kidd Kraddick Morning Show. Each participating child will receive one gingerbread house to decorate, lunch and the chance to meet Santa himself. Reservations are necessary for each child and adult.
Pancakes with Santa
Start the weekend off right and have Pancakes with Santa on December 18. The whole family is welcome to enjoy all-you-can-eat pancakes, hot chocolate stations and more the week before Christmas. Take a picture and be sure to stick around for the Kids Movie Saturday screening of “Elf”.
Holiday Onesie Party
Don your comfiest pjs and come on out to the Annual Holiday Onesie Party at Truck Yard on December 18. Bring the kids, friends and pups for the holiday party of the year but be ready for the random snowball fight. Join in the holiday cheer as winners of the raffles take home special prize-filled stockings every 30 minutes. Sip on drink specials, Mexican hot coffee and free hot cocoa while having some of the best grub and Philly cheesesteaks around North Texas.
Storytime with Santa & Mrs. Claus
Share storytime with Santa and Mrs. Claus as they take some time away from the North Pole to visit Grandscape on December 21. Kids can snack and sip on cookies and hot cocoa while listening to holiday tales, then enjoy singalongs and photo ops. There will also be holiday balloon artists and the first 100 kids will receive a branded blanket.
Infinite Journey: New Year’s Eve Celebration
It’s time for a New Year’s Eve Celebration at one of the best concert venues in North Texas. Ring in the new year with Infinite Journey at Lava Cantina and party while the ball drops. A special guest DJ will make an appearance and a complimentary champagne toast at midnight rounds out the evening.
New Year’s Eve at Puttery
Ball out this New Year’s Eve with upscale mini-golf at Puttery. Grab your tickets to an exclusive party with unlimited mini-golf gameplay and a midnight champagne toast. Reserve your very own lounge space complete with catered charcuterie and dessert boards and more for an unforgettable celebration.
- Start the week off with a free game of pool and drink specials all night long. Visit Shakertins from 5:00 PM to 2:00 AM for some late-night entertainment.
- Kids eat free on Family Board Game Nite! Simply bring a board game to play at Heritage Pizza and their dinner is on the house from 5:00 PM – 10:00 PM.
- From immersive VR to exhilarating laser tag, visit Andretti Indoor Karting & Games for buy one, get one free attractions every Tuesday. Excludes karting and bowling.
- Listen to a variety of tunes and be one of the first to win at Music Bingo at McSwiggan’s Irish Pub, from 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM
- It’s time to show off your know-how with Live Trivia at Lava Cantina from 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM.
- Take the family out for lunch and kid-friendly movies at Lava Cantina. Shows begin at 12:00 PM on Saturdays.
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