The weather may be cold during the last few months of the year, but Lewisville, Texas, serves up a series of holiday and annual events that take advantage of this festive season. Many fun activities are available in Lewisville year-round, but visiting during one of its yearly events can make your trip even better. There’s always something going on and plenty of opportunities to enjoy the area’s music, food, culture, and history. We’ve gathered a list of the best annual events in Old Town Lewisville and its neighboring communities to get you in the holiday spirit.
Fall Colors Hike
If you’re feeling a bit of a seasonal slump, it’s time to step outdoors and enjoy a natural mood booster. Every Tuesday in November from 12-1 p.m., explore Lewisville neighborhood parks with a one-hour self-guided fall color tour. Take in the autumnal landscape filled with glowing pecans, flaming sumacs, and blushing oaks. Several trails intersect in Lewisville Lake Environmental Learning Area (LLELA), making exploring multiple trails in a single outing easy. While you enjoy the trails, you can geocache in the park for extra entertainment. These hikes feature magnificent foliage, and the conditions are ideal for birdwatching and wildlife spotting.
The Art Club Meetup
Art Club invites all kinds of creative people, from novices to experts. It’s a place where you can hone your skills at your own speed with artists who comprehend the ups and downs of the creative world. It’s the after-school club that is more like a life-long calling.
Bring a buddy and some artwork to work on. Have you been working on something and can’t quite get it right? Bring your sketch. Or just come hang out with the group. You are not required to create art. They also have great discussions around art, so whether you are an artist or an art enthusiast, join them on Dec. 17 between 2-5 p.m. at Music City Hall.
World Night Market
The World Night Market is an international food and cultural experience in Dallas, Texas, featuring restaurants, artisans, music, and entertainment representing the many cultures within our city. Come sample spectacular cuisine from many of Dallas-Fort Worth’s top international restaurants, food trucks, bakeries, and a farm stand with fresh produce. In addition, shop handcrafted items from local artisans and fair-trade crafted goods from around the world.
The event showcases local musicians and cultural group performances from the City of Dallas’ Community Artist Program. This event is free and accessible to all ages, but it is recommended that you RSVP. Capacity may be limited, and guests will be asked to show their RSVP at the door. Plan to attend World Night Market on Nov. 13 from 4-9 p.m.
Old Town Holiday Stroll
Old Town Lewisville hosts a slew of free family-friendly events for one whole day in December to get everyone in the holiday spirit. Some of the events include the Huffines Christmas Parade, Selfies with Santa, Motorcycle Toy Run, Elf Scavenger Hunt, and the Lewisville Lights. The day starts with a pancake breakfast featuring Santa Claus himself, and the tree lighting ceremony caps off the festivities at dark.
But don’t leave yet, because there’s still more fun to be had. Take the family on an evening carriage ride through Old Town and then settle in with your comfy blankets to watch the Movie in the Plaza. The festivities take place on Dec. 3 and run from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Cookies and Castles Frisco
Cookies & Castles Frisco is a holiday gingerbread decorating event back for its third year. Just go online and make a reservation for the number of gingerbread houses you’d like to decorate. You can purchase additional items, such as aprons and t-shirts at that time. On the day of the event, you only need to bring your holiday spirit. The gingerbread houses and seats will be waiting for you at a table. You can make unlimited trips to the candy bar to choose the perfect decorations.
If you’re unable to attend the event in person, use our drive-thru lanes and take your gingerbread house to-go. We’ll have everything you need ready, including two pouches of icing and almost two pounds of candy. Cookies and Castles Frisco takes place at the Scottish Rite for Children Orthopedic and Sports Medicine Center in Frisco. Attend in person on Dec. 3 during one of the two seating times available: 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 2-4 p.m. On Dec. 4, our drive-thru lanes will be open from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Kid’s Christmas Bird Count
The Audubon Christmas Bird Count is the longest-running citizen science project in the world, contributing valuable data to scientists studying bird populations. The kid’s count gives children ages five and up a taste of the real thing. Make your family’s contribution to the 123rd Christmas Bird Count this year and start a new tradition. Join us on Dec. 30 from 9-11 a.m. at the Lewisville Lake Environmental Learning Area. The cost of entry is $5 per person and $5 per vehicle, payable at the gate with a debit or credit card only. Registration is required.
Texas Taco Festival
The most anticipated food and live entertainment event of the year comes back to Texas Live!, located next to Globe Life Park and AT&T Stadium. On Nov. 12 and 13, get ready for an action-packed weekend full of tacos, margaritas, delectable treats, and taco-themed activities. Your ticket gives you access to amazing venues, multiple bands, and DJs live on stage. Come hungry and get ready to eat at the world-famous Texas Taco Festival . General admission tickets start at $9.99 and allow access from 2-8 p.m.
From live music to fantastic food to bull riding, there’s always an event happening that allows you to connect with your community. Our team at Huffines Chevrolet Lewisville wants to ensure we always have all the best events on our list. We love recommending activities in the greater Lewisville area to our customers before they drive away from our lot. If there are other holiday events you believe should have made it onto our list, contact our team at Huffines Chevrolet Lewisville to let us know.