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It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas around town! With another rough year under our belt, many of us are more than ready to welcome the holly, jolly Christmas season.

That’s right Mr. Grinch, we will say it again. Cancel the wallowing in self-pity, staring into the abyss, and wrestling with your self-loathing because we come with enough Christmas cheer to melt any big Grinchy heart. To help you pep up, we’ve gathered all of our holiday events and happenings, wrapped them up here, and topped them off with a nice tidy bow.

So string your Christmas garland and twinkling lights then head out to Garland for additional holiday delight! We are covering all angles, from making holiday shopping a snap to helping you find all the Christmas merriment in town.

Kick-off the season with A Garland Christmas at Firewheel. The City of Garland has temporarily moved its traditional “Christmas on the Square” to Firewheel Town Center due to a significant revitalization project of the Downtown Square and area streetscapes. In the meantime, there will continue to be plenty of holiday cheer and merriment for the annual holiday celebration.


Stop by the Make Your Own Ornament Station at 506 Art, sponsored by the Garland Chamber of Commerce. The Make Your Own Ornament station will be available beginning on Small Business Saturday and throughout the holiday season.





Shop in Downtown Garland this holiday season! Your favorite restaurants, retailers, and personal services establishments will be open and excited to welcome shoppers. Downtown Garland has lots of fun events in store throughout the holidays.


Join us for our first Art Walk Holiday Market! The evening will feature 20 local and regional artists displaying and selling their work alongside a live musical performance by Texas Winds.



Sip-n-Stroll around Downtown Garland with hot beverages and holiday cheer! When you check in, you will receive a collectable Holiday Sip N' Stroll Mug and a map of our amazing participating businesses!



Unwind this holiday season with Robert Fulgham's "Uh-Oh, Here Comes Christmas!" This charming show takes a funny, heartwarming and often poignant look at the struggle to find the spirit of the holidays amid the avalanche of commercialism, stress and chaos that crashes down every December.


Drop off your letter to Santa at Fields Recreation Center or email it to SantaClaus@GarlandTX.gov. Each letter received will get a letter back from the North Pole!



A church Christmas program spins hilariously out of control in this Southern farce about squabbling sisters, family secrets, a surly Santa, a vengeful sheep and a reluctant Elvis impersonator. "Christmas Belles" is guaranteed to bring joy to your world!


Celebrate the rich, regional music and dance traditions of Mexico surrounding the Day of the Dead and Christmas holidays, featuring more than 100 participants!


Looking for a fun scavenger hunt? Well look no further! This Holiday Scavenger Hunt will have you go all over downtown. Start at the Landmark Museum to get your lanyard, starting pin and clue sheet. Visit the right businesses and get another holiday pin at each. Once you have collected all 10 pins, return to the museum for a delicious holiday goodie!

The holiday classic, The Nutcracker, presented by the Dallas Ballet Company, is making its appearance at the Granville Arts Center this season. Enjoy Tchaikovsky’s masterpiece, which will feature world-renowned guest artists and company members.


The Kickoff to Christmas Maker's Market is an outdoor Christmas shopping craft fair hosted by 5th Avenue Coffee + Bakery on December 4th from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.



If you were unable to attend last year, you most definitely want to put this year's Foundry Christmas Sing-A-Long on your calendar this time! Join us for an evening of Christmas Classics. The best way to spread Christmas cheer is singing loud for all to hear!


Garland Symphony Orchestra’s Holiday Concert features vocalist Dorothy Gal, the Annual Carol Sing-Along, and holiday favorites!



Jingle Bells, I Want to Hold Your Hand, and Shake Rattle and Roll, what do they have in common? These songs are in Stardom Entertainment’s production, Christmas with Shake Rattle & Roll and Beatlemania64. Enjoy Christmas tunes, 50s and 60s rock ‘n’ roll, plus classic Elvis hits, and The Beatles tunes from 1964 in this fun celebration for every member of your family!

Santa Sightings

Obviously, the busiest man this season is Santa! If you have already found yourself chasing the jolly old fellow down, take a break at one of our local coffee shops and review our Santa Sighting list. One of our hard-working elves is gathering all the Santa Sightings around town so you can visit, snap your picture, and place it over the mantel well before he stops by on Christmas Eve.

New this season is the chance to selfie with one of Santa's reindeer!

Santa Land

Enjoy a walk-through photo-op experience featuring "Santas in training", the REAL Santa, a Dancing Lights display, and tasty Christmas treats. FREE for the whole family!



Snacks with Santa

Take a trip to Santa's Craft Workshop, have some of Santa's favorite snacks, play some reindeer games and get your picture with Jolly Ol' St. Nick.
December 7th from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Firewheel Town Center Santa Photo

’Tis the season to book Santa photos! Be sure to schedule your Santa Photo Reservation today!


November 18– December 24, 2021

Breakfast With Santa At Dos Banderas

Santa Claus is coming to Dos Banderas! Get your cameras ready for the 1st Annual Breakfast with Santa on December 4th from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m.
$20 per person which includes breakfast, beverage, and a visit with Santa (a great photo opportunity).

Hot Cocoa With The Grinch

Maybe the Grinch does have feelings? He's making a stop at 5th Avenue Coffee + Bakery. Stop by for hot cocoa and pictures from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. - $10 per child.

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!

Die Hard
Thursday, Dec. 2, 2021
7:00 p.m.

Elf
Sunday, Dec. 5, 2021
2:00 p.m.

A Christmas Story
Friday, Dec. 3, 2021
7:00 p.m.

Meet Me in St. Louis
Saturday, Dec 4, 2021
7:00 p.m.
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