Monday, December 2, 2019

Where to Have a Victorian Christmas in Dallas-Fort Worth

We here in the DFW Metroplex are super lucky when it comes to Victorian-themed Christmas events - we have a ton of them! From festivals at historical parks, teas, dinners, and more, there's a Victorian Christmas event to suit everyone's needs! We've gathered a list of everything we could find so you can plan your holiday outings this season.

The Farmer's Branch Historical Park has an extensive list of holiday events centered around their collection of historical buildings. While not all of them are Victorian themed, most of them would be perfect to tailor a costumed outing around. We're especially excited about the "Dickens of a Dinner" which includes a traditional Victorian Christmas dinner and dessert.

Skating Under the Stars - November 29 - January 17 - $10 admission, $5 skate rental Bah! Humbug! Children's Christmas - December 6 - $2/person
Dickens of a Christmas Exhibit Tours - Fridays & Saturdays in December before Christmas - Free
A Christmas Carol Teas - December 7, 14 - $40/person
Christmas Tree Lighting and Holiday Market - December 7 - Free
A Dickens of a Dinner - December 13 - $50/person

Lantern Light at Plano Heritage Village has been one of our favorite events for years. This year they're shifting from Victorian Christmas to a 1920s theme, and will highlight innovations achieved during that decade. Other events include a tour of the historic home, storytelling, choir performances, children's crafts, and photos with Santa.

December 7 - $5 in advance, or $6 at the door

Nash Farm in Grapevine offers a slew of Christmas events this season, and all of them are extremely popular. Grapevine itself bills itself as the "Christmas Capital of Texas", and crowds head there every weekend for some holiday cheer. If you want to attend one of these events, it's best to get tickets well in advance, as many sell out quickly.

Christmas Parlor Sociable - December 20 - $15
Tales of a Victorian Christmas - December 21 - $5

Candlelight at Dallas Heritage Village has been running for a long time - this will be it's 42nd year! The festival features strolling carolers, musical performances, food trucks, and Christmas crafts.

December 14-15 - $12 in advance, $14 at the door

The Victorian Luncheon and Tour of Historic Homes in Waxahachie is a private event hosted by local costumer Laura Goss, and is geared toward historical costumers, which instantly bumps it up our list. Guests will first enjoy lunch at the historic (and haunted!) Catfish Plantation restaurant, which is housed in a beautiful 1895 home, before enjoying the Historic Waxahachie Christmas Tour of Homes. RSVPs are required, and tickets to the tour need to be purchased in advance.

December 14 - RSVP on Facebook - $20 for tour tickets


Know of any other Victorian-themed Christmas events happening around DFW? We'd love to hear from you! Comment below, and we'll add it to the list!