Arlington Weekend Buzz: December 14-17, 2017
By Ryan Hunt
Posted on December 14, 2017, December 14, 2017


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Interlochen Holiday Lights

One of the largest holiday light displays in North Texas continues in Arlington for the 42nd year. Beginning Friday, Dec. 15, the Arlington Police Department will setup traffic control posts from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. to help facilitate safe travel through the annual Interlochen Christmas Lights display. Drivers must enter the Interlochen neighborhood from Randol Mill Road at Westwood Drive. Admission is free. Click here to view the Interlochen Holiday Lights 2017 traffic map.

Enchant Christmas

The American Dream City is about to get a whole lot brighter with the U.S. debut of Enchant Christmas. Get lost in the world's largest light maze. Take photos around the largest Christmas tree in North Texas. In collaboration with the Texas Rangers and Arlington Convention -Visitors Bureau, Enchant Christmas illuminates the Texas skies through December 31, 2017. Hours of operation are 5:00pm-11:00pm, Tuesday through Sunday. Enchant will be closed December 24 and Mondays with the exception of December 18 and 25. Enchant will play in Lot F at Globe Life Park, 1000 Ballpark Way (on the corners of Copeland Road and AT&T Way).

Holiday in the Park at Six Flags Over Texas

Holiday in the Park is back for select days through January 7, 2018 at Six Flags Over Texas in Arlington's Entertainment District. From festive shows to an extravagantly decorated Christmas tree, holiday fun is around every corner. The whole family can relish in the joy of this wonderful season with a ride on a hill made of snow and enjoy holiday festive treats. This one-of-a-kind experience in The American Dream City is sure to provide you and your family with long-lasting memories you will cherish for years to come!

Holiday Tours at Globe Life Park in Arlington

The Texas Rangers will welcome Santa to Globe Life Park on Saturday, December 16, for a day of Holiday Tours. Festivities will include guided tours of the ballpark, in addition to the chance to meet Santa and enjoy holiday treats in the Kid's Zone. Doors open at 10 a.m. for the Holiday Tours event. Tours will depart every hour on the hour, with the last one departing at 2 p.m. Tickets are $15 for adults; $12 for students and seniors; $8 for kids 14 and younger; and free for kids 3 and younger. For more information, please call 817-273-5203 or visit

Happy Holidays Pop-Up Market at The Sleepy Cottage

Gifts galore await you at the Happy Holidays Gift Market, brought to you by 817ArtsAlliance at The Sleepy Cottage, located at 500 E Front St #150 Arlington, TX 76011. The market runs through Saturday, December 23, 2017. Local artisans and collectors from a variety of backgrounds will share their enthusiasm for what they create and collect with all that are interested. A wide range of finds are expected at this year's market such as ceramics, jewelry, soap, photos, holiday decorations, art, glass creations and fiber/cloth goodies.

Christmas at Smallside Farm - OPEN HOUSE

Head over to Smallside Farm this Saturday, December 16, 2017 for a fun holiday event the whole family can enjoy. Christmas at Smallside Farm will be open to the public from 4-6 p.m. Join the farm for free photos with Santa, hot cocoa, popcorn, pony rides (kids 5 and under), demonstrations and much more. You can also meet horses, trainers, and see the facility. Smallside Farm is located at 2700 N Cooper Street, Arlington, Texas 76006.

Theatre Arlington presents Plain Tidings: The Holiday Edition of Forever Plaid

Forever Plaid is one of the most popular and successful musicals in recent memory and now the legendary Plaids have come back to Earth to spread yuletide joy with the greatest holiday hits of the ages. The show runs through December 17, 2017 at Theatre Arlington in Downtown. Tickets are available at

The performance schedule for Plain Tidings: The Holiday Edition of Forever Plaid is included below:

  • Thursday at 7:30 p.m.
  • Friday -Saturday at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m.
  • Sunday at 2 p.m. and 6 p.m.

Salvador Dali Exhibit at Arlington Museum of Art

Salvador Dali was a painter, designer, sculptor, writer and set designer. He was also a master engraver who could produce equally outstanding work in dry point, etching, woodcut or lithography. This exhibition features Dali's full series of Dante's The Divine Comedy, for which each of the lithographs presented required as many as 35 colors. There are a total of 101 pieces included in this exhibition. Salvador Dali: Visions of Eternity runs until January 21, 2018. For more information, please visit

Shows at UTA Planetarium

UTA Planetarium continues to offer shows to residents and visitors. This includes Stars of the Pharaohs, a planetarium show that visitors on a journey to ancient Egypt to see how science was used to tell time, make a workable calendar, and align huge buildings. For a complete schedule of shows and other inquiries, please visit or call 817-272-1183.

Ticket prices:

  • Adults - $6.00
  • Seniors, Children -Students - $4.00
  • UTA Students - $3.00
  • Children under 3 - Free
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