Arlington's Weekend Buzz Highlights Holiday Activities and Cultural Exhibits

Arlington's Weekend Buzz Highlights Holiday Activities and Cultural ExhibitsSource: City of Arlington, Texas
Richard Dawson
Published on December 08, 2023

The festive season is ramping up in Arlington, Texas, with a rich lineup of events to kick off the holidays. Six Flags Over Texas is diving headfirst into the holiday spirit, transmuting into a winter wonderland for their annual Holiday in the Park celebration, complete with millions of twinkling lights and scrumptious treats for the taking, according to the City of Arlington, Texas.

While enjoying holiday festivities, art aficionados can get a taste of Mexico's rich cultural heritage with the works of José Guadalupe Posada being showcased at the Arlington Museum of Art through January 7. Known for his influential illustrations, Posada's name nearly slipped into obscurity, now being resurrected for all to witness his impactful creations.

Meanwhile, the younger crowd can get hands-on at the traveling showcase Forever Forest, a treat from the Omaha Children’s Museum now nestled at the River Legacy Nature Center. This immersive exhibit is not just about play but also about imparting wisdom on sustainable forest harvesting and our everyday connections to these lush habitats.

Not to be left out, shoppers can revel in a spot of holiday shopping at the Texas Christkindl Market. Hosted by Reliable Commercial Construction, this market serves up a slew of unique gifts and decorations, perfect for those wanting to snag that one-of-a-kind find.

The Theatre Arlington is putting on a one-man whirlwind radio rendition of "A Christmas Carol" until Dec. 17, with an interruption on December 9 for the Arlington Parade of Lights. Arlington Music Hall keeps the tunes coming thick and fast with a jam-packed schedule of shows, including Marie Osmond's Symphonic Christmas and a tribute to Elvis Presley.

For those preferring a soulful night out, Rhythm & Rhymes Night at East Library and Recreation Center promises a night swathed in the essence of the Harlem Renaissance, while at the Dottie Lynn Recreation Center, it’s all about bringing in pets decked out in festive gear for a memorable snapshot with Santa.

A bevy of other events, including Friday Night Skate and the UTA Holiday Glass Art Sale, promise a dynamic weekend in Arlington, as well as pet adoptions to potentially bring a new furry friend home for the holidays. The Arlington Public Library's Chess Club Tournament gives the brainiacs a chance to shine, while NFL fans can soak up the pre-game atmosphere at Rally Days hosted by SeatGeek just before the Cowboys take on the Eagles at AT&T Stadium on December 10. With an exciting blend of activities, Arlington is buzzing with anticipation for a weekend chock-full of holiday gaiety and community engagement, per the City of Arlington, Texas.