Festive Fun in the Fort


Bored over break? Here’s a DFW Holiday Event Guide to make the most of it!



Fort Worth’s outdoor ice skating rink returns this year at the Coyote Drive-In. The rink will be open seven days a week, including all holidays, until January 17th, 2022. General admission and ice skate rentals are $13.00 plus tax. Besides ice skating, Panther Island Ice offers a full food and drink menu available for purchase upon arrival. Visit pantherislandice.com for more information. 



Drive through the beautiful light display from the comfort of your own car. The light display features millions of lights, and this year the $30.00 admission supports two amazing charities; Speedway Children’s Charities and KLTY Christmas Wish. The show will run until January 2nd, 2022, and is open on Christmas Eve as well as Christmas day. The light display takes place at Texas Motor Speedway, visit giftoflightstexas.com for more information on arrival times and closures.



For a free event, the holiday lights at the modern are free to view and the art galleries are open until 8:00 PM each night. Aside from the free viewing of beautiful lights, on January 7th, 2022, the Modern and Cafe Modern will bring live music, drinks, and a unique menu to the lobby for a price ranging from $9.00 to $15.00 depending on the menu purchased upon arrival. Each night the holiday lights are lit is a free viewing event, except on January 7th where you can choose to go to the evening event or simply walk around the Modern grounds. For more information, https://www.themodern.org/modern-lights




Open until January 2nd, 2022, the Gaylord Texan offers many festive activities such as photos with Santa, snow tubing, ice skating, gingerbread decorating, and spectacular light displays. Activities price ranges can vary, but the average price would be $31.00 for the day, but walking through the decorated outdoor breezeway and lobby is an experience on its own at no price. Tickets can be purchased online ahead of time, or at the hotel itself. This is not the typical hotel experience, and with the amount of activity offered, is very much worth the trip to Grapevine. https://christmasatgaylordtexan.marriott.com/all-activities