Lights are twinkling everywhere, delicious holiday aromas are in the air, and spirits are merry and bright - making for the most magical time of year in Allen! From unique attractions to fun, family-friendly holiday events, there’s something special for everyone in your family to enjoy this season.
‘Tis the season to set new traditions and create memorable experiences in Allen, TX!
Watch the Magic Unfold
From tree lightings to sightings of the big guy, there really is something magical about the holiday events here in Allen. Kick-off your holiday fun at Watters Creek at Montgomery Farm where you'll find a glittery display of 145,000 twinkle lights and festive music in every direction. To top it off, between now and Christmas Eve, Watters Creek is hosting a variety of events for all to participate in this holiday season! Enjoy jazz Christmas music, giving back to our troops, pics with Santa, and so much more! And be sure to mark your calendars throughout the season as Watters Creek presents A Very Jazzy Christmas, Fridays, and Saturdays, through December 17. Enjoy the cheerful displays and sounds of live holiday jazz as you stroll by the shops on Watters Creek Blvd, which will surely give you a big ‘ole dose of holiday spirit!
If holiday movies are your jam, head out to The Village at Allen's holiday movie nights series each Saturday through December 18. Enjoy free, family fun at the drive-up movie series where you can relax and listen to a holiday favorite from the comfort of your car. Make plans to stick around The Village after the movie for a night of shopping, dinner, and drinks!
Your holiday season isn’t complete without celebrating the season like a local. Come out for the annual Holiday Open Skate at Allen Community Ice Rink. Enjoy pictures with Santa, crafts, skating with Rudolph & Frosty, plus prizes! Bring a non-perishable item and receive a FREE skate rental. Keep the holiday fun going and follow Clara as she saves her beloved Nutcracker Prince from the evil Mouse Queen and embarks on a journey through the Land of Snow at the annual Allen Civic Ballet's "The Nutcracker."
The magic doesn’t stop there, check out more upcoming holiday events here!
Hit the Sweet Spot
You’ll think you’ve won the Golden Ticket at the all-new Sweet Tooth Hotel “Rewind” exhibit in Allen. One of the newest additions at Watters Creek at Montgomery Farm, Sweet Tooth Rewind is nothing short of mesmerizing. From the moment you walk in, your immersive journey begins - making for a sweet and unforgettable experience this holiday season. This throwback-inspired exhibit makes for the perfect spot to capture those Insta-worthy shots this season, not to mention a great day trip for the kiddos over the holiday break!
Enjoy Hallmark-esque Shopping at Watters Creek
You’ll feel like you’re strolling through a Hallmark movie when you visit Watters Creek at Montgomery Farm during the holidays. This premier, shopping and entertainment destination has everything you need to truly enhance your holiday experience. Take a stroll through cobblestone streets with over 70 name-brand stores, specialty boutiques, and indulge in some of the best dining under the twinkling lights.
To top off your visit, sip hot chocolate on the patio of Allen's original Hallmark-esque coffee shop, Frogg Coffee Bar & Creperie, while listening to the jazzy sounds of live music and overlooking the Village Green and the giant Watters Creek Christmas tree.
Tee Up the Holidays
Brush off old skills or escape the in-laws (you’re welcome) when you tee up at The Courses at Watters Creek. Its three courses and 33 holes make for a great time for golfers of any skill level and length of play. Or, you can explore the beauty of The Golf Club at Twin Creeks, an Arnold Palmer Signature Course with scenic views. For a less traditional take on the sport, take your swing to Topgolf, where entertainment meets some friendly competition with a full bar to boot!
Eat, Drink and Be Merry
It wouldn’t be the holidays without overindulging in the best sweets and treats! Crumbl Cookies is a mouth-watering favorite here in Allen. Each week their menu rotates to give you 4-5 different specialty flavors to taste & enjoy. How sweet is that? Allen is also home to the best cupcakes around at Bliss Cupcakes and Confections. We have two words, Turtle Bliss. Filled with a homemade caramel sauce, this cupcake is frosted with its delicious chocolate buttercream, drizzled in caramel sauce, and topped with pecans. ‘O Son of a Nutcracker!
Let the Games Begin
Allen is home to some exciting spectator sporting events such as Allen Americans hockey (ECHL) and Dallas Sidekicks indoor soccer (MASL), and both teams have an exciting lineup of home games at the Credit Union of Texas Event Center this holiday season!
Now in their 13th season, the Allen Americans are bringing on the heat! Allen Americans’ games are truly non-stop action-packed, from the moment you walk up to the arena to when the puck drops. Check out the Americans gameday schedule and come ROCK THE RED – bring the whole family!
The Dallas Sidekicks are bringing the party to town this season! Rally up the crew and get ready for The Sidekicks opening weekend on December 4th. Be sure to check out The Sidekicks gameday schedule and come watch as they take the field and put on a truly entertaining game-day experience for the whole family! Stay after the game as the players hit the field for free pics and autographs with the kids!
Sleigh the Day Away
During the chaos of the holiday season, it’s important to make time for YOU! Indulge in a self-care day at Merum Face Bar at Watters Creek at Montgomery Farm. Rent a cabana for yourself or a small group of girlfriends and find your blissful glow after a tranquil facial. Or, indulge in a glass (or two) of red or white wine while you relax in a massage chair and enjoy a mani/pedi at Luxe Nail Salon, making for the perfect holiday “me time.”
Let the Good Times Roll
Make the most of the holiday break and surprise the family with a fun-filled day of paintball! Giant Party Sports in Allen offers the most exciting paintball and airsoft experience around, fun for all ages! Featuring four themed fields, Giant Party Sports has also designed a safe, low-impact version of Paintball designed for kids and adults to play together, making for an unforgettable family experience over the holidays!
Making Spirits Bright
Is it cocktail o’clock yet? We’ve got you covered! If signature martinis, juicy burgers, and cozy patios are your jam Bar Louie at The Village at Allen is the place to be! If you’re looking for that special hop, head over to The Brass Tap – Craft Beer Bar, with over 200 beers on tap you’ll surely find that special one. But, if wine is more your thing, wine-down at Cru Food and Wine Bar in Watters Creek at Montgomery Farm and sip on a glass of Pinot Grigio - or any one of Cru's 300 wine options from around the world. Cheers! ??
Make it a Staycation Holiday Weekend
There’s so much to do this holiday season in Allen, why not make it a weekend holiday experience for the whole fam! Check out hotel specials from our 10 Allen hotels serving up some of the best accommodations, dining, and amenities in DFW this holiday season!