The Best Things to Do on Christmas Day in Dallas-Fort Worth

Christmas Day is for family and festivities! Make it a tradition to get out of the house, work off those Christmas calories, and have fun in Dallas-Fort Worth.

There are plenty of ways to spend Christmas Day, from volunteering to taking in a show.

Here is our list of the best things to do on Christmas Day in DFW without breaking your budget:


Go See Some Christmas Lights

Get in the car, bring some cocoa, and drive around Dallas and Fort Worth’s best-lit neighborhoods. There are tons of great holiday light displays all across the area, including Viridian Lights, the lights at Interlochen, and so many others. Make sure to check out our guide to the best places to see Christmas lights in DFW.


Keep Fit

Dallas and Fort Worth have plenty of beautiful outdoor spaces that are open to the public, even on holidays. Get your steps in at Klyde Warren Park, Reverchon Park, Trinity Park, and more. Check out our guide to the best parks in DFW to find the perfect place to go for some outdoor fun.


Catch a Drive-In Movie

Enjoy a movie the old fashioned way from the comfort of your car at Galaxy Drive-In Theater. Open 7 nights a week, including on Christmas Day, the theater will be screening several movies, including Wonder Woman: 1984, The Croods: A New Age, National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation, and more. Get more info here.


Check Out the Trains at North Park

Check out an amazing train display for a good cause. The enchanting rail journey rides across the U.S. through New England, New York City, Washington D.C., Dallas, and even San Francisco. Proceeds will go toward RMHD, which since the train’s beginning in 1987 has raised more than $13 million. Learn more here.


Get in the Spirit of Giving

There’s no better way to get in the Christmas spirit than by giving to others and helping those who need it most. Volunteer with your local church, shelter, or animal rescue.


Are we missing something? Let us know what you’re doing around DFW on Christmas Day: