Saturday, August 20, 2022

‘Tis the Season for Southlake’s Annual Christmas Tree Lighting Celebration

You’re invited to watch Southlake Town Square light-up for the holiday season at the City of Southlake’s annual Home for the Holidays — Christmastime in Southlake Tree Lighting Celebration on Saturday, November 20 from 4:30 to 8:30 p.m. The Tree Lighting Ceremony will begin at approximately 6:00 p.m.

This whimsical celebration kicks off the holiday season with a variety of family-friendly entertainment, arts and crafts, and delectable holiday treats.

Grab a cup of hot chocolate and enjoy free event activities such as cookies decorating, ornament crafting, writing letters to Santa, carriage rides with your family and friends, pictures with Santa and his elves, and sliding down our 12-foot-high snow hill. This year, there will be a second snow hill designed specifically for small children.

Southlake Fire Department will have their Fill the Truck Toy Drive.

To review the full list of Home for the Holidays — Christmastime in Southlake festivities (e.g., Breakfast with Santa), visit our website.

Parking will be available at the East and West parking garages. If you plan to use a ride share service, please direct them to our designated drop-off location at Summit Park located at 1501 Main Street.

Text H4HSLK to 888777 to receive real-time alerts related to the event.

Special thanks to the Home for the Holidays sponsors: Amber Butcher with Engel & Voelkers Southlake, Texas Health Southlake, WAY-FM and T-Mobile Southlake.

Santa Needs Some Holiday Help!

Christmas time will be here before we know it, and Santa is looking for some extra help to make presents!

Santa’s Little Helpers will spend some time making special gifts for those extra special people in their lives, listen to holiday music, play some Christmas games and make new friends. Sign up today and join the fun! This class is open to ages 3-5.

Santa’s Little Helpers

When: Saturday, December 14, 9:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Where: Champions Club, Hall of Fame 1-3
Member Fee: $14
Non-Member Fee: $18

Register here.

Breakfast & Snacks with Santa

HO! HO! Santa’s coming to The Marq Southlake!

He’s making a special trip to hear your Christmas wishes and to take a wonderful photo of your family. Mrs. Claus and her merry elves will be sure to say hello while you’re eating breakfast or having snacks with your family and making holiday crafts. Children, don’t forget your wish list for Santa, and parents, bring your cameras!

Parents must register with children. Children under the age of three are free and do not need to register.

Saturday, December 7, 2019
at Legends Hall at The Marq Southlake

Breakfast with Santa – Session 1 – SOLD OUT
8:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.
Resident Fee: $14 per person
Non-Resident Fee: $18 per person
(Children under 3 are free.)
Register here.

Breakfast with Santa – Session 2 – SOLD OUT
10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Resident Fee: $14 per person
Non-Resident Fee: $18 per person
(Children under 3 are free.)
Register here.

Snacks with Santa
1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Resident Fee: $11 per person
Non-Resident Fee: $14 per person
(Children under 3 are free.)
Register here.

Home for the Holidays 2017

It’s hard to believe that Christmas is less than two months away. That means the countdown is on for the annual tree lighting ceremony in Town Square.

You’ll want to mark your calendar for all of the exciting events planned for Home for the Holidays in Southlake. It all kicks off with the annual Tree Lighting sponsored by Classic Chevrolet. The festivities begin on Saturday, November 18, 2017 from 4:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Town Square. It’s a magical time as children’s eyes begin to sparkle with the lighting of the Christmas tree scheduled for 6:00 p.m.

“It’s my favorite event and I hope you can join us,” said Mayor Laura Hill. It’s also a favorite time of year for Southlake families. Children can’t wait to meet and take a photo with Santa, build a snowman, or go tubing down snow hill. Be sure to bring some warm mittens! Then enjoy a ride in one of the horse-drawn carriages.

But that’s just the beginning. There will be lots of holiday crafts and great bargains to be had; and shoppers will enjoy hearing the sounds of Christmas carolers as they walk around Town Square. To find out more click here.

Southlake residents will also have the opportunity to play our holiday trivia game on the City’s Facebook page and win a special City of Southlake ornament for your tree. You’ll want to follow us on Facebook and play every day for your chance to win.

On Saturday, December 2, from 8:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m., parents can bring the kids to Breakfast or with Santa at The Marq Southlake at 285 Shady Oaks Dr. Breakfast with Santa from 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. is already sold out but you still have time to sign up for Snacks with Santa from 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Mrs. Claus and her merry elves will also be on hand helping kids make holiday crafts. And kids, don’t forget to bring your Christmas Wish List for Santa. Registration is required. Click here for more information.

Mrs. Claus and her merry elves can always use a helping hand so if you would like to volunteer for any of the Home for the Holidays events visit Volunteer Southlake at visit or email

Last but not least, a few reminders about safety and security during the holidays. When shopping, be sure to remember the Hide, Lock, Take rule. Hide your things in the trunk of your car, Lock your car, and Take your keys. This will greatly reduce your chance of becoming the victim of a crime.

Also, if you are planning to travel during the holidays, don’t forget to fill out a vacation house watch form. This program is available to all Southlake residents who plan to be out of town for an extended period of time. Once Southlake Police receive the form, the address is added to the list of residences that officers check at least once per shift to ensure the premises are secure. You can find the form and more information on the Vacation House Watch program here.

We hope you will join us for some or all of the exciting events taking place during the holidays in Town Square.

We’d also like to wish everyone a safe and Happy Holiday!

A special thank you to all of our sponsors. 

Classic Chevrolet

Gateway Church

Springfree Trampoline

Kleiman / Evangelista
Brain Balance
Goddard School
Fort Worth Christian School
Cafe Express
Sweet & Sassy

Breakfast With Santa Almost Full. Register Today!

Are your kids unsure if Santa got their letter? What better way for them to check than to ask him in person!

Santa will be visiting The Marq Southlake for a special breakfast on Saturday, December 3, 2016. The 10:00 AM Session is already sold out! Register quickly for the 8:00 AM Session. The cost is $12.00 per person.

Families will enjoy a delicious breakfast, participants will make holiday crafts and receive a complimentary photo sitting on Santa’s lap. Parents don’t forget to bring your cameras and remind the children to bring their wish list.

Pre-registration is required for this event; you can register for Breakfast with Santa online or in person at The Marq Southlake, 285 Shady Oaks Drive. Children must be registered with at least one adult and all individuals attending the event, including all adults, must be registered. Click here for more information or please contact (817) 748-8900. Be sure to register early as Breakfast with Santa WILL sell out!

Join the Senior Activity Center this December as they move into The Marq Southlake

This year, the month of December is more than just the holiday season for the Senior Activity Center. Beginning with the Grand Opening on Monday, December 14, the Senior Activity Center will have officially moved into The Marq Southlake. The Southlake Senior Activity Center Grand Opening will feature program demonstrations and educational seminars as well as food and entertainment. The event is free and open to everyone 55 years and better.

In addition to the Grand Opening, the Senior Activity Center will be hosting several other great events in December. Below are some event highlights for the month:

Monday, December 14: 9:00 AM – 3:30 PM – Southlake Senior Activity Center Grand Opening at The Marq Southlake

Monday, December 21: 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM – 5th Annual Holiday Party

Wednesday, December 23: 1:00 PM – Christmas Karaoke

Thursday, December 31: 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM – 3rd Annual Noon Year’s Eve Party

For more details on these and other events, activities and classes available at the Southlake Senior Activity Center, visit: or call 817.748.8315.

Southlake’s Home for the Holidays will kick-off with Tree Lighting Celebration on November 21, 2015

Bell-Stacked-Text_logo (1)It’s almost that time of year again! What better way to kick off the Holiday season in Southlake than with the annual Home for the Holidays Tree Lighting Celebration.

This year’s Tree Lighting Celebration is less than two months away and will be held on Saturday, November 21, 2015 from 4:30 – 8:30 PM in Southlake Town Square. Event festivities will begin at 4:30 PM with all the traditional activities and crafts. There’s something for everyone in the family including; holiday refreshments, Christmas carolers, ornament and cookie decorating and of course, live entertainment by the Southlake Community Band and local choirs. Plus, don’t miss out on strolling holiday characters!

A special thanks to Baylor Regional Medical Center at Grapevine for being this year’s Title Sponsor!

The Tree Lighting Ceremony will be at 6:30 PM; after the tree is lit, continue to enjoy Southlake Town Square, get pictures with Santa or even go tubing on the custom snow hill!

NK6_0162While the holidays are always fun, magical and the perfect time to spend precious moments with your family, they are also a time to reflect and think about others that may be in need. This year, The City of Southlake is partnering with Christmas is for Children with a Fill the Tahoe food drive. Families are encouraged to bring canned, non-perishable food and cereal to donate to Christmas is for Children.

Please visit to see all the event details including the entertainment schedule and parking information. If you have any questions, please call (817) 748-8019. If you are interested in sponsoring this event please email

We hope you and your family will the City as we light up the Town Square and kick-off the holiday season!

Join the City of Southlake for Breakfast with Santa

Are your kids unsure if Santa got their letter? What better way for them to check than to ask him in person!

Breakfast with Santa 2014Santa will be coming to the City of Southlake for a special breakfast at Town Hall on two Saturdays this December; December 5 and 12, 2015. Each Saturday there will be three time options available: 7:30 – 8:45 AM, 9:00 – 10:15 AM and 10:30 -11:45 AM.

In addition to a delicious breakfast, participants will make holiday crafts and get the chance to sit on Santa’s lap. So parents don’t forget your kids (and cameras) and remind the kids to bring their wish list.

A big thanks to Holan Law PLLC for being the Title Sponsor for this year’s Breakfast with Santa events!

Pre-registration is required for this event; you can register for Breakfast with Santa online or in person at the Community Services office at 1400 Main St., Suite 210. Children must be registered with at least one adult and all individuals attending the event, including all adults, must be registered. Click here for more information or please contact (817) 748-8019. Be sure to register early at as Breakfast with Santa does sell out!

Christmas is for Children Returns to Southlake

The Southlake Departments of Public Safety are again participating in this year’s Christmas is for Children program and you can participate too. CIFC prides itself on providing a complete Holiday memory for children and families who otherwise would not have a holiday celebration. The goal is to fulfill each child’s Christmas wish list with something that they want, something that they need and something educational. Children need your generosity this year more than ever. How can you help? Just bring a new unwrapped toy or clothing for any age group from infant to teen, boy or girl and/or non-perishable food items to the lobby of either one of these DPS locations; 600 State Street (Fire Lobby) or 2100 West Southlake Boulevard (Lobby). Look for the large donation box to drop off your items. Some suggested food donations: spaghetti and sauce, peanut butter and jelly, canned vegetables, pancake mix and syrup. You can also donate gift cards to stores like Target, Wal-Mart and Kroger. There are so many ways to help. To learn more go to

The story behind “Christmas is for Children”
In 1991, two social workers answered letters to Santa Claus (found in New York’s “dead letter” box) from the children of four needy families and made their Christmas wishes come true. Since that time, Christmas is for Children have supported over 39,000 underprivileged children and their families. What makes Christmas is for Children unique is our approach to bestowing charity in a way that our beneficiaries retain their dignity, witnessing the true spirit of Christmas and the very best of humanity.

Christmas is for Children (CIFC) and the 12th Annual Food Drive form a non-profit organization [501(c)(3)] dedicated to providing all children with the love, care and joy that are revealed in the spirit of Christmas.

If you need additional information please contact Community Initiatives Officer Renni Burt at (817) 748-8349.