Around Town: Hot Holiday Happenings in Arlington this weekend

12/03/2010 10:50 AM

12/13/2010 3:47 PM

Arlington is not only the center of sports, but this weekend there's lots of things to do in the Big A for the HOLIDAYS! 

Mayor Cluck's Holiday Party - Saturday at 2:30 p.m. - FREE
Mayor Cluck's Holiday Party With Children will start at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 11, at the George W. Hawkes Central Library. Holiday storytellers, crafts, entertainment, and a chance to meet with the Mayor and his family. This event is for children ages 4 to 10.

Annual Holiday Lights Parade - Saturday at 6 p.m. (but ge there early) - FREE
Bring your friends and family to the Downtown/University District to enjoy the Annual Holiday Lights Parade. Thousands of people will gather for the pageantry which ends with the lighting of the Christmas tree on the steps of City Hall. Don't forget to bring your camera and take a picture with Santa after the parade at the new Levitt Pavilion in Founders Plaza at 100 W. Abram St.

And next weekend - don't forget the Interlochen Lights - Starts Dec. 17 - FREE
One of the largest holiday light displays in north Texas continues in Arlington this year. Every year, more than 200 homeowners in this northwest Arlington neighborhood near I-30 celebrate the season by adorning their homes with festive lights and holiday-themed displays. Beginning Friday, Dec. 17 through Christmas Day, the Arlington Police Department will set up traffic control posts from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. to help facilitate safe travel through the area. Motorists must enter the Interlochen neighborhood from Randol Mill Road at Westwood Drive.

No time to participate this weekend or don't live in Arlington?
Then there's lots of things to do around the metroplex to get you in the holiday mood throughout the month! See holiday magic in action at Galleria Dallas' Tree Lighting and Slappy's Holiday Circus, the Prairie Lights in Grand Prairie, the Northpole Express Train in Grapevine and while you are there -visit the Gaylord Texas' ICE (including some snow tubing!)

Do you know of any Holiday Happenings in Arlington? Do you have a must-do holiday tradition in DFW? Let us know and post 'em here!

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