Dallas Christmas Family Fun – White Christmas Comes to North Texas

Dallas Christmas Family Fun – White Christmas Comes to North Texas

White Christmas comes to Dallas, TX! 

White Christmas in Dallas and Fort Worth!

It’s that time again, start planning your family Christmas schedule because November is here and Christmas is RIGHT around the corner. We are based in the North Texas, Dallas area so will be sharing family Christmas activities in Dallas all month long.  

White Christmas Broadway Dallas

Photo credit: IBWC 2016 National Tour Company. Jeremy Daniel Photography, 2016.

One holiday event that we love to do every year is a musical. Last year, we saw Elf the Musical – and this year, we are excited to be guests at the Dallas Summer Musicals to see White Christmas. White Christmas will be in both Dallas and Fort Worth.

White Christmas – Fort Worth, TX
November 14-19. 2017
Bass Performance Hall

White Christmas – Dallas, TX
December 5-10, 2017
Music Hall at Fair Park

Make sure to follow us on social, we will be featuring photos from opening night, on December 5th!

Here are all the detail: 

IRVING BERLIN’S WHITE CHRISTMAS tells the story of two showbiz buddies putting on a show in a picturesque Vermont inn, and finding their perfect mates in the bargain. Full of dancing, romance, laughter and some of the greatest songs ever written, including “Count Your Blessings Instead of Sheep,” “Happy Holiday,” “Sisters,” “Blue Skies,” and the unforgettable title song, IRVING BERLIN’S WHITE CHRISTMAS promises to be a merry and bright experience for the entire family!

White Christmas broadway fort worth

Photo credit: IBWC 2016 National Tour Company. Jeremy Daniel Photography, 2016.

 

The New York Times exclaims “this cozy trip down memory lane should be put on your wish list.”  And, the New York Daily News hailed the show as “a holiday card come to life.

Tony Award-winning actress Karen Ziemba, currently on Broadway in PRINCE OF BROADWAY, has been cast in the role of Martha Watson. She will be joined by Sean Montgomery as Bob Wallace, Jeremy Benton as Phil Davis, Kerry Conte as Betty Haynes and Kelly Sheehan as Judy Haynes.

The cast also includes Conrad John Schuck as General Waverly, Gil Brady as Ralph Sheldrake, Aaron Galligan-Stierle as Mike Nulty, Cliff Bemis as Ezekiel Foster, and Makayla Joy Connolly and Bella Yantis as Susan Waverly.

The ensemble includes Arlington, Texas native Sarah Fagan, along with Kelly Black, Stephanie Brooks, Darien Crago, Laurie DiFilippo, Drew Humphrey, Bryan Thomas Hunt, Matthew J. Kilgore, Brianna Latrash, Ann-Ngaire Martin, Danny McHugh, Chris McNiff, Bryan Charles Moore, Kristyn Pope, Sean Quinn and Chelsea Williams.  

IRVING BERLIN’S WHITE CHRISTMAS features Music and Lyrics by Irving Berlin with Book by David Ives and Paul Blake and is based upon the Paramount Pictures film written for the screen by Norman Krasna, Norman Panama and Melvin Frank.

This production of IRVING BERLIN’S WHITE CHRISTMAS is produced by Work Light Productions. The creative team includes direction and choreography by Randy Skinner, scenic design by Anna Louizos, scenic supervision and adaptation by Kenneth Foy, lighting design by Ken Billington, and sound design by Peter Fitzgerald and Erich Bechtel.  The tour is produced by agreement with R&H Theatricals, an Imagem Company.

Ticket Prices

Single tickets for the Fort Worth engagement start at $44 (pricing subject to change) and are now on sale. To charge tickets by phone, call 817-212-4280 in Fort Worth; 1-877-212-4280 (toll free) outside Fort Worth; or order online at www.basshall.com. Tickets are also available at the Bass Performance Hall ticket office at 525 Commerce Street. For group sales, call 817-212-4248.

Single tickets for the Dallas engagement, starting at $20 (pricing subject to change) are now on sale at DallasSummerMusicals.org or by phone at 1-800-745-3000. Single tickets can also be purchased in person at the Music Hall at Fair Park box office Monday – Friday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Groups for the Dallas engagement of 10+ receive a 15% discount and groups of 35+ receive a 20% discount. Group orders placed before tickets go on sale to the general public get priority seating, a 15% discount to M Dining for groups of 15+, and many other great perks. For more information or to purchase tickets please call 214- 426-4768 or e-mail groups@DallasSummerMusicals.org.

About Dallas Summer Musicals

Since 1941, the non-profit Dallas Summer Musicals Inc. (DSM) has presented the Best of Broadway to North Texas audiences. Located in the historic Music Hall at Fair Park, DSM promotes excellence in live musical theatre with year-round performances for diverse audiences of all ages, impacting the lives of children and families through education and community outreach programs, while enriching the cultural landscape of North Texas and the Southwest Region.

As a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, DSM relies on a variety of funding sources to offer affordable ticket prices, preserve the beautiful historic theatre, educate young audiences and develop impactful community programs.

DSM gratefully acknowledges the support of our season sponsors, annual fund donors and corporate partners American Airlines, Texas Instruments, The Dallas Morning News, and WFAA TV Channel 8. For more information about Dallas Summer Musicals, please call 214.421.5678 or visit our website at DallasSummerMusicals.org.

About Performing Arts Fort Worth

The mission of the Nancy Lee and Perry R. Bass Performance Hall is to serve as a permanent home to major performing arts organizations of Fort Worth and as a premiere venue for other attractions so as to enhance the range, quality, and accessibility of cultural fare available to the public; to promulgate arts education; and to contribute to the cultural life of Fort Worth, Tarrant County, and the region.

Built entirely with private funds, Bass Performance Hall is permanent home to the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra, Texas Ballet Theater, Fort Worth Opera, and the Van Cliburn International Piano Competition and the Cliburn. Each resident company operates independently from Performing Arts Fort Worth and manages its own programming schedule at Bass Hall.

Performing Arts Fort Worth, the nonprofit organization that oversees management of the Hall, also presents national Touring Broadway product under the Broadway at the Bass banner, as well as programming that includes Family Series at the Bass, and the BNSF Popular Entertainment Series.

The 2,042-seat multipurpose Hall is characteristic of the classic European opera house form. An 80-foot diameter Great Dome tops the Founders Concert Theater while two 48-foot tall angels grace the Grand Facade. Since the Hall opened in May 1998, the angels have become preeminent cultural icons of the Dallas-Fort Worth community.

 

Ugly Christmas Sweaters Are My Favorite

Ugly Christmas Sweaters Are My Favorite

One of my favorite trends at Christmas is the ugly Christmas sweater. You know the sweaters that I’m talking about – all glitz, glam and gaudy.

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A few years back, several of my previous co-workers decided to have an ugly Christmas sweater party for our group. We all came decked out in the ugliest thing we could find. The party was only for our team at work. One of my co-workers may have complimented an older lady’s ugly Christmas sweater – when the said Christmas sweater was actually just from her wardrobe – WHOOPS!

In previous years, finding one of these gems meant having to scour thrift stores. This year, you don’t have to do anything of the such! Just head down to Target and check out their line of Ugly Christmas Sweaters in the men’s department or on Amazon.

Ugly Christmas Sweaters

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Here are a few of my favorites from Target’s collection (warning, major geekery ahead!)

Light It Up!

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Let’s Get Cracking

 

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Skull Ugly Christmas Sweater

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Check out Target’s Ugly Christmas Sweaters – they will make for a #hilariousholiday

 

 

Christmas at the Hilton Anatole Dallas – Review and Giveaway

Christmas at the Hilton Anatole Dallas – Review and Giveaway

Christmas at the Hilton Anatole Dallas is an annual Christmas tradition for our family. With 4 kids, finding somewhere with something for everyone can be a challenge. Our kids are now 5, 6, 11 and 13-years old. Each has an opinion (imagine that.) But one thing we can all agree on is that we love the Anatole, especially at Christmas. 

Christmas at the Hilton Anatole Dallas

Christmas at the Hilton Anatole Dallas TX

From the time you walk into the Hilton Anatole in downtown Dallas, you immediately are greeting with CHRISTMAS. The foyers are decked to the nines. The decor throughout the resort is all prettied for the season. It just has that Christmas vibe that says “let’s celebrate.”

Animated reindeer at the Hilton Anatole

Animated reindeer at the Hilton Anatole

Family Christmas Activities

The Hilton Anatole offers a plethora of fun family Christmas activities, such as: 

  • Breakfast with Santa
  • Lights in the Park
  • Festive Decor
  • Kids Popcorn Bar
  • Rudolph’s Reindeer Barn
  • Photos with Santa
  • Scavenger Hunt
  • Face Painting
  • Geppetto’s Marionette Theater Holiday Shows
    …and much more!

Breakfast With Santa Package

 

It’s a wrap at the @hiltonanatole – another fun year of all things #christmas #christmasattheanatole

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In Dallas for the holidays or need a staycation? Book a Breakfast with Santa package!

  • Guest room
  • Breakfast With Santa for up to two adults & two kids at 9 AM
  • Self-parking
  • Christmas At The Anatole Weekend Activities
    • Holiday movie night at 7:30pm on day of arrival with kids popcorn bar
    • Gift bag per child given at breakfast with Santa
    • Breakfast With Santa Experience (Activities Include:  breakfast with Santa, holiday scavenger hunt, face painting, Gingerbread Bakeshop cookie-making, stories at Rudolph’s Reindeer Barn, Snapshack photo ops, letters to Santa and more!)

*Photos with Santa are available from 11am – 1pm.  Photo packages start from $25 and can be paid for directly to the photographer.

Remaining dates available for Breakfast With Santa are December 17, 18, 19, 21, 22, and 23.  

*Late checkout at 2 p.m. is included.

Learn more about the Hilton Anatole 

Hotel Package Giveaway

I’m so excited for a lucky Digital Mom Blog reader to win a hotel package! That’s right, the Anatole is offering a Breakfast with Santa package to one lucky Digital Mom Blog reader! Here’s the deal. There are just a few dates left with openings for Breakfast with Santa so the one-night stay would have to be on December 20, 21 or 22, 2016. We will contact the winner on  Monday, December 19th. 

Do you know a family that needs a Christmas giveaway? Share this post and encourage them to enter.

Remember, the contest ends Saturday, December 17th at 11:59pm CST. Enter early and enter often! There are multiple ways to get extra entries!

Breakfast With Santa + Hotel Stay- Hilton Anatole Dallas

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5 Family Friendly Christmas Things To Do In Dallas

5 Family Friendly Christmas Things To Do In Dallas

Every Christmas we have a list of Christmasy-type things we like to do as a family. Yes, I am one of those people who can watch ELF year-round and counts down the days to Christmas starting in July. I thought I’d share some family friendly things to do here in Dallas during the holiday season! Get your ugly Christmas sweater ready for wearing, here are 5 things you won’t want to miss!

5 Family Friendly Christmas Things To Do In Dallas 

1. Broadway Christmas Wonderland

Christmas Broadway Show

Christmas show, anyone? Broadway Christmas Wonderland is coming to the Music Hall at Fair Park for a limited engagement – December 6-18. 

Featuring glittering costumes, a dazzling cast and the highest kicking chorus girls this side of the North Pole. This is a Christmas show for the entire family!  From Christmas songs that we all know and love to a glistening ice pond featuring two world champion ice skaters – this is a show you won’t want to miss! 

Single tickets for BROADWAY CHRISTMAS WONDERLAND, starting at $20, are now on sale at DallasSummerMusicals.org, by phone at 1-800-514-ETIX (3849) and at The Box Office, 5959 Royal Lane, Suite 542 in Dallas, TX.

While this show is family friendly – we are making it a date night!

2. Christmas at the Anatole

ANNOUNCING A Hilton Anatole Christmas Giveaway soon! Watch our Facebook page for details!

Breakfast with Santa, Lights in the Park, Festive decor, kids popcorn bar, Rudolph’s Reindeer Barn, Photos with Santa, Scavenger Hunt, Face Painting, Geppetto’s Marionette Theater AND MORE! The last few years, one of our Christmas traditions is spending time at the Anatole and somehow each year it gets better and BETTER!

Animated reindeer at the Hilton Anatole

Animated reindeer at the Hilton Anatole

The Hilton Anatole is our go-to for Dallas staycations. The Anatole resort is gorgeous, the service is excellent – but most important for our party of 6, the accommodations are FAMILY FRIENDLY!  

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Seriously, look at that Santa – talk about LEGIT! Rosy cheeks, velvet red suit and a perfect white beard. 

The Breakfast with Santa is a ton of fun, and parents – the food is delish. I grew up having to go to hotel brunches for every holiday, and meh. The Hilton Anatole does their Santa breakfast to the NINES. There is food for the littles and food for the adults, you will not be disappointed! 

 

 

Enjoying a little pre-Christmas-crazy staycation with these weirdos at #christmasattheanatole

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We already have our staycation booked for closer to Christmas this year. Every year, we keep it a secret from our kids. Unfortunately, EVERY time we go downtown now without telling the kids where we are going (no matter what month it is!) – the kids want to know if they are going to the Anatole. It’s become an on-going joke in our family, but so thankful for this fun Christmas tradition. 

Learn more about the fun activities, breakfast with Santa and family weekend experience at ChristmasAtTheAnatole.com

Make sure to read our Jade Waters at Hilton Anatole Review (they have a pool resort that screams SUMMER STAYCATION!) and about our Christmas experience last year at the Anatole!

3.The 12 Days of Christmas at The Claus Collection Santa Exhibit at the Dallas Arboretum

The Dallas Arboretum is a must-visit when it comes to Dallas. It’s not just a spring thing, it’s a year-round experience! During the holiday season, the gardens are transformed with twelve, twenty-five feet tall gazebos featuring elaborate scenes from the 12 Days of Christmas. 

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Our family went the last 2-years. It’s magical, especially at night. Make sure to bring a coat, and you must get the hot chocolate. The kids are too big now, but when they were smaller – we would bring a wagon, wrap them in blankets and haul them around. 

Here our 2 boys are last year. We forgot their jackets. Not smart, but the hot chocolate made it all better!

 

 

Enjoying a little pre-Christmas-crazy staycation with these weirdos at #christmasattheanatole

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The magnificent 12 Days of Christmas outdoor exhibit runs until January 8, 2017. Check it out before December 31 to see the new Claus Collection Santa Exhibit at the DeGolyer House. 

Learn more at the DallasArboretum.org

4. ICE at the Gaylord Texan

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Two MILLION pounds of hand-carved ice sculptures, kept chilled at 9 degrees are what awaits you at ICE at the Gaylord Texan. This year’s theme tells the story of the classic television special “Santa Claus is Comin’ To Town.” With five two-story tall ice slides, us Texans get a chance to experience what a REAL winter feels like! 

Snow tubing in texas - Dallas Christmas family fun

In Texas, it snows maybe a few days a year here, IF we are lucky. The kids have no idea what real snow looks like nor the fun that playing outside in the snow can bring. No worries, the Gaylord brings the snow to Texas! Well, kind of. They offer indoor snow tubing during the holiday season (actually it’s a 12-land snow tubing hill!). It’s definitely something that you won’t want to miss! 

The Gaylord Texan offers all kinds of family Christmas fun here in Dallas, like an outdoor ice skating rink, gingerbread decorating, breakfast with Rudolph, milk & cookies with Mrs. Claus, photos with Santa and more. 

Learn more at GaylordTexanTickets.com

5. Dallas Galleria

Last but NOT least, one of our favorite Dallas family Christmas traditions is visiting the Dallas Galleria. Spoiler alert: I already visited this year, without the family. Check out my Black Friday haul video to get a sneak peek of the AMAZING Christmas tree at the Dallas Galleria.

Dallas Galleria Christmas Tree

Yes, the Christmas Tree is the main attraction at the Dallas Galleria – though, it’s not the only holiday attraction! There is ice skating around the tree. Shopping galore and on the weekends, there are several fun family Christmas activities to enjoy, like Slappy’s Holiday Circus

Check out the Dallas Galleria’s website for all the details: GalleriaDallas.com

Well, there you have it. 5 of our favorite family Christmas things to do in Dallas.

What are your favorite Christmas traditions? What does your family like to do during the holidays in Dallas? Leave a comment!

Dallas Christmas Family Fun – Staycation at the Anatole!

Dallas Christmas Family Fun – Staycation at the Anatole!

Looking for a fun family Christmas activity in Dallas? Consider a staycation at the Hilton Anatole for Christmas at the Anatole! Our family did this last year and was talked about all year – excited that we get to do this again this weekend.

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What is Christmas at the Anatole?  It’s an interactive experience sure to bring holiday spirit to the young and young at heart.  Book a weekend, and enjoy holiday family fun including:

  • Breakfast with Santa
  • Geppetto’s Marionette Theater
  • Holiday movies
  • Holiday scavenger hunt
  • Face painting
  • Gingerbread Bakeshop cookie-making
  • Rudolph’s story time
  • Snapshack photo opps
  • Letters to Santa
  • And more

Geppetto’s Marionette Theater

FEATURING WINTER WONDERLAND

Take a whirlwind journey to the North Pole in Geppetto’s Marrionette Theater’s holiday show, featuring a cast of over 60 hand-carved marionettes. Children will delight as they meet the Winter Wizard, the North Pole dancing elves, the magic toys of Santa’s workshop and a whole host of other holiday favorites, including Rudolph and Frosty.

Located inside the Hilton Anatole, Geppetto’s is a holiday experience you won’t want to miss!

 

Breakfast With Santa Package – Hilton Anatole

December  12  and  13, 2015
December  18,  19,  20,  21,  22,  23, 2015

9:30AM SEATING PACKAGE OPTION AVAILABLE
Rates from $189!
Breakfast With Santa Package* Includes:

  • Guest room
  • Breakfast With Santa for up to two adults & two kids (choose seating below)
  • Self-parking
  • WiFi
  • Christmas At The Anatole Weekend Activities
    • Holiday movie night
    • Breakfast With Santa Experience (Activities Include:  Santa mix-and-mingle, holiday scavenger hunt, face painting, Gingerbread Bakeshop cookie-making, stories at Rudolph’s Reindeer Barn, Snapshack photo opps, letters to Santa and more!)

*Photos with Santa available for Breakfast With Santa guests from 11am – 1:30pm

 

Christmas Family Fun in Dallas: Dallas Arboretum

Christmas Family Fun in Dallas: Dallas Arboretum

Looking for some Christmas family fun in Dallas? Check out the Dallas Arboretum! Gardens in the winter? At Christmas, the Dallas Arboretum pulls out all the stops, Christmas style. You won’t want to miss it – here’s a sneak peek:

12 Days of Christmas at the Dallas Arboretum

This is our second year to visit the 12 Days of Christmas exhibit, both times were just as magical (but hint – go at night – so enchanting!) Through-out the garden, the 12 days of Christmas are re-created in carousels. Stroll the garden and live each day.

Our visit this year, consisted of just our 2 younger boys – 4 and 5-years old. They loved running thru the garden, finding the next number and singing along to Christmas songs that played at each exhibit.

12 days of Christmas at the Dallas Arboretum

The Artistry of the Nativity

  • Tour of DeGolyer House Exhibit
  • Daily, November 27 – January 3
  • 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

The DeGolyer House is open daily from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. with guided tours. Daytime tours of the DeGolyer House’s exhibit, The Artistry of the Nativity, showcase the Harrington and George Dvorsky collections of crèches from around the globe.

  • Wednesday Evening Dinner
  • Wednesdays, Dec. 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30
  • 7 p.m. seatings

On select Wednesday evenings during the holiday season, Restaurant DeGolyer is open from 6 to 8 p.m.

In special celebration, Restaurant DeGolyer will be open for reservation-only dinners on Wednesday evenings for guest to enjoy an elegant dinner and tour The Artistry of the Nativity. The three-course elegant dinner is $52 per person, excluding alcohol.

Here are the hours of the exhibit:

The 12 Days of Christmas

Daytime exhibit

Daily, November 8 – January 3

9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Daytime general admission is regular admission, parking and free for Arboretum members.

The 12 Days at Night

12 days of Christmas at the Dallas Arboretum

Special evening showings

  • Sundays – Thursdays, November 8 – January 3
  • Special Weekend Nights: Nov. 27 & 28, Dec. 4 & 5, Dec. 11, Dec. 18, Dec. 26 and Jan. 2
  • 6 – 9 p.m.

The Arboretum is open for special lighted nighttime showings. A variety of holiday music is provided throughout the garden. Seasonal sweet and savory treats and hot beverages for children and adults are available for purchase.

  • Adults: $20 non-members; $12 members
  • Seniors: $15 non-members; $10 members
  • Children ages 3-12: $10 non-members; $9 members
  • Children under 3: Free.
  • Parking is included with admission.

Dallas Arboretum Discounts

November 15-19: $10 per ticket for children, adults and seniors.

Military and First Responder Mondays

November 16 – December 28

Active and retired military members and first responders with identification receive free admission during the day and night on Mondays. Offer available only on site at the ticket booth.

Buy One, Get One Free (BOGO) Wednesdays

November 11 – December 30

9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Buy one, get one free admission. Valid for general garden admission only. Limit one per customer. Tickets can only be purchased onsite and are valid for daytime only.

C.C. Young Senior Thursdays

November 12 – December 31

Tickets on these Thursdays are $11 for day or evening admission for those 65 and older along with a 20% discount that day at the Hoffman Family Gift Store. Daytime tickets cannot be used again at night. Tickets can only be purchased onsite.

Special Daytime Holiday Festivities

Saturdays and Sundays, November 28 – December 20

Noon-4 p.m.

Enjoy visits with Santa, a live reindeer, Frosty the Snowman and Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer.

Free Parking After 3 p.m.

Monday – Friday

Wednesday, Oct. 21 – Wednesday, Nov. 25

Self parking is free for guests who arrive after 3 p.m. Valet parking not included.