The days are merry and bright with so many family-friendly opportunities to hit up in Denton! In between stringing popcorn, drinking hot chocolate (hello, West Oak Coffee Bar!), and gazing into the roaring fire at the Emily Fowler Library, check out these fun and festive Denton holiday staples below.
Winter Wonderland | Dec. 10 4pm | South Branch Library | Free
Pretend you’re a northern snow bunny with reindeer games, wintery snacks, and ornament crafts. Even if the weather is a sunny 70 degrees, it will feel like a winter wonderland!
Dinner with Santa | Dec. 10 6pm - 8pm | Advanced Technology Complex | $10/kids $12/Adults
Denton ISD's Advanced Technology Complex is putting on their annual Dinner with Santa event on December 10th. Go have your child's photo taken with Santa and have dinner prepared by the school's Culinary Arts class. Price includes both dinner and photo.
Reindeer Romp | Dec. 11th 6:30 pm | South Lakes Park | $15-$20 per personGet ready for holiday cookie exchanges with a 4.2 mile run or 2.5 mile walk. Outdoor fun that the whole family can participate in.
Victorian Christmas at the Bayless-Selby House | Dec. 12th from 10am-2pm | Free
Embrace the Dickensian holiday spirit with a trip to the Bayless-Selby house to see the unique Christmas decorations and learn about Victorian traditions.
The Nutcracker | TWU’s Margo Jones Performance Hall | Dec. 12th and 13th | Tickets start at $15
Invigorate the holidays with Tchaikovsky’s famous notes and the 26th annual production of The Nutcracker from the Festival Ballet of North Central Texas. Just try to keep your young soldiers and ballerinas from twirling and slashing through the rest of the month.
Breakfast with Santa | Dec. 19th 9-11am | Denton Civic Center | ages 1-12 | $10-13
Register by Dec. 17th for kids to partake in breakfast with the big HO-HO-HO while playing in the bounce house, getting their faces painted, and making crafts. It’s an additional $3 for adults to eat.