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Shop in Downtown Garland this holiday season! Your favorite downtown businesses are open and excited to welcome shoppers.

The Downtown District has lots of holiday activities in store this year. Start the season off with Small Business Saturday to enjoy the best finds for Christmas gifting. Because who doesn't need some inspiration for Christmas gifts? Plus, be sure to return to view festive and bright holiday storefronts throughout the entire month of December. You can vote for your favorite storefront on the Visit Garland Facebook page from Dec. 9-19.

Santa's Downtown helpers will be busy offering lots of cheer all month long through holiday home tours, carolers, holiday movie classics, and lots of holiday shopping opportunities!

For more information about additional holiday festivities around Garland, visit

Happy holidays, and happy shopping!

Small Business Saturday

Nov. 26 | 11 AM - 2 PM
Kick off the season with an all-day shopping experience on Small Business Saturday in Downtown Garland! Check-in from 11 AM to 2 PM right outside Latham Bakery (700 Main Street) for a complimentary hot drink, a special holiday ornament, and a scratch-off ticket to redeem at a downtown business.

Holiday Storefront Decorating Contest

December 2022
Downtown storefronts will be dressed to the nines this holiday season! Stroll past the festive, twinkling displays throughout Downtown Garland as businesses show off their unique holiday decor. Vote for your favorites on the Visit Garland Facebook page from Dec. 9 through 19.

Festive 506

December 2022
We have temporarily transformed 506 Art into Festive 506 for the holiday season! Be sure to bring your family and your gnomies to take festive pictures at this temporary holiday installation.

Dancing Holiday Lights

Dec. 2022 | 6 PM - 11 PM
Enjoy festive holiday lights timed perfectly to seasonal music. Simply roll down your windows to enjoy the music or tune your radio station to 99.9.

Magical Candlelight Christmas-Town

Dec. 2 | 5 - 9 PM
Several homes on Garland's 11th Street and in nearby historic Embree will be decorated for Christmas and open to the public during "Magical Candlelight Christmas-town 2022" from 5-9 p.m. Friday, December 2.

Carolers On Corners

Dec. 3 | 5 - 9 PM
Hear the sounds of the season and enjoy delicious treats during Carolers on Corners on the Downtown Square, presented by GDBA Saturday, Dec. 3.

Holiday Sip And Stroll

Dec. 9 | 6 - 9 PM
The Garland Downtown Business Association is hosting its second annual Holiday Sip and Stroll! Visit participating downtown businesses to shop and sip tasty seasonal beverages.

Urban Market

Second Saturday of Each Month, Feb - Dec
This “Food & Finds” market features local vendors specializing in farm-fresh foods as well as vintage, repurposed, upcycled, and handcrafted goods.

Thirsty Third Thursday

Dec 15 | 5 - 8 PM
Knock out your holiday shopping and sip complimentary beverages at participating Downtown businesses, all while enjoying the festive sights of storefronts decked out for the holiday season.

Ugly Christmas Sweater Party

Dec. 17 | 12 PM - 1 PM
Join Infinity Arcade for their Ugly Christmas Sweater Party! Look forward to an ugly sweater contest, door prizes and more!

Oh Cozy Night

Dec. 17 | 5 - 9 PM
Downtown businesses will keep their doors open late on the last Saturday before Christmas. Get your last-minute shopping done, and keep an eye out for Santa and the Grinch!

Christmas In Mexico

Dec. 17 | 7 PM
This choreographic montage, with more than 100 participants, is a representation of the birth of Jesus Christ. The Nativity will be represented in several episodes, including many traditional dance numbers.

Ugly Sweater & Gift Exchange Bash

Dec. 23 | 6:30 PM
Intrinsic Smokehouse & Brewery invites you to come out on Dec. 23 for their Ugly Sweater Christmas Party! Put on your favorite ugly sweater, bring a random wrapped $5- $10 gift (not required), and enjoy the party! There will be live music by the Whiskey Picks.

Holiday Movies

Enjoy this holiday season with the family while watching a few of the classic Christmas movies that the Plaza Theatre in Downtown Garland has to offer!

A Christmas Story
Friday, Dec. 2, 2022
7:00 p.m.
The Santa Clause
Saturday, Dec 15, 2022
7:00 p.m.
It's a Wonderful Life
Thursday, Dec. 3, 2022
7:00 p.m.

Sunday, Dec. 4, 2022
2:00 p.m.
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