Friday, October 22, 2021

Get in the Holiday Spirit with 20 Days of Holiday Cheer

Make it a December to remember with our 20 Days of Holiday Cheer events December 1 – 20! Join us for some of your favorites such as our collectible Home for the Holidays ornament pick up, Breakfast with Santa and the snow hill. Also, look out for some new experiences, like the first-ever Holiday Cheer Parade.
20 Days of Cheer Calendar
For more information on these safe and fun holiday experiences, go to: https://www.visitsouthlaketexas.com/411/20-Days-of-Holiday-Cheer.
Please be aware that dates and events are subject to change.

Start the Holiday Season with Our Virtual Tree Lighting

It’s time to kick off the 20th anniversary of Southlake’s annual Home for the Holidays celebration with the virtual tree lighting at 6 p.m., November 21 on Facebook!

This year, stay home and safe with your family and get into the festive spirit with some of these recommendations:

  • Order food from your favorite Southlake restaurant and enjoy a wonderful meal while you watch the tree lighting ceremony on Facebook.
  • Record all the fun with photos and share them with us through the Cinebody app! Download the app on your iPhone (use your mobile browser for Android phones) and enter the project code: H4HSL.
  • Pull out your favorite cookie recipe and make dessert for after the virtual tree lighting.
  • Watch Mayor Laura Hill and City Council members share some of their favorite holiday traditions and the virtual tree lighting on Facebook.
  • Plan your 20 Days of Holiday Cheer with some of these activities.

Remember to stay safe and make this a December to Remember! For more information about upcoming holiday events, visit www.HomefortheHolidaysSouthlake.com.

Have a December to Remember at Home for the Holidays 2020

This year marks the 20th anniversary of Southlake’s annual Home for the Holidays celebration. This year’s activities will look a little different than previous years, but it will still be a December to remember!

The virtual tree lighting will air on the City of Southlake Facebook page November 21 at 6 p.m. Order from your favorite Southlake restaurant and enjoy a night in with your family. Hear about some of our favorite holiday traditions from Mayor Laura Hill and City Council members and watch our tree lighting ceremony from the safety and comfort of your home.

But the fun doesn’t stop there!

This year’s festivities have been extended so that your favorite Home for the Holidays activities are available in a safe way. Join us December 1 – 20 for pop-up events during our 20 Days of Holiday Cheer featuring our first ever Southlake Holiday Cheer parade on December 5 and a snow hill on December 19! More information on each event will be available soon so keep an eye on HomefortheHolidaysSouthlake.com and City of Southlake Facebook page for all the details.

With help from our partners, you’ll still be able to visit Santa’s Village and ride a carriage through Southlake Town Square in a safe way.

This year will definitely be a December to remember! Have a happy holiday season!

Home for the Holidays Is This Saturday – Let’s Talk Safety

You know that the ole saying, “the more the merrier,” It’s perfectly fine to be merry, but let’s practice safety too!  We have a few safety tips to help make your Home for the Holidays festivities happier and merrier and safer of course.

Home for the Holidays is a great time for families and friends to gather in Town Square to kick off the holiday season.  The season starts on Saturday, November 23 at 4:30 p.m. and runs until 8:30 p.m. with the Tree Lighting Ceremony taking place at 6 p.m.

Here are a few tips to know before the event:

Parking:

Parking will be available at both the East Garage and West Garage

Rideshare:

If you plan to utilize a rideshare service, direct your driver to our designated drop off location at Summit Park located at 1501 Main Street.

What to bring:

Pack up gloves or mittens for your little ones.  We will have cool activities like snowman building and tubing down snow mountain on site, bringing gloves will help keep those little hands warm so they can have a lot of fun!

Get Notifications:

For event updates and notifications, text H4HSLK to 888777. You can also follow us on social media on Facebook and Twitter.

To review a full list of Southlake’s Home for the Holidays events, please visit our website.  Also, check out our fun Home for the Holidays video(LINK) on safety and tips here.

Special thanks to this year’s Title Sponsor Classic Chevrolet and our other event sponsors Sprouts, Fort Worth Christian School, Springfree Trampoline, and Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Southlake and Madison Reed Color Bar.

Southlake Lights Up for Home for the Holidays 2019

What twinkles and glistens and lights up the City of Southlake with holiday cheer? Home for the Holidays Tree Lighting of course! The annual celebration returns this year to bring you a merry and bright season on Saturday, November 23 from 4:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. in SouthlakeTown Square!  The Tree Lighting ceremony, sponsored by Classic Chevrolet takes place approximately at 6 p.m.

This family-friendly event is filled with activities that everyone can enjoy.  Grab a cup of hot chocolate and delight yourself in holiday festivities; take a ride on a carriage through Town Square or to the sounds of the Christmas Carolers. If you have little ones, Santa Claus and his elves will make a special appearance in Santa’s Village for pictures or they can hang out in the kids craft station and try their hand in cookie decorating and ornament making.  For a fun adrenalin rush, slide down the 12-foot high four-lane snow hill. Want to build your own snowman? Guess what? We have that too! Snowman building will be located near the snow hill.

This year, we are expecting it to be a bit chilly so make sure you bring mittens or gloves for your little ones to play in the snow.

Parking will be available at the East Garage and West Garage. 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.

For real-time updates before and during the event, please text H4HSLK to 888777.  For questions or concerns, please call 817-748-8019.

To review the full list of Home for the Holiday festivities please visit our website.

We would like to share a special thank you to our sponsors: Title Sponsor, Classic Chevrolet and our other event sponsors Sprouts, Fort Worth Christian School, Springfree Trampoline, and Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Southlake and Madison Reed Color Bar.

Have a Happy Holiday Season.

Home for the Holidays – 4 Tips to Have a Great Time at the Event!

The 2018 Home for the Holidays kicks off this weekend, and we want to prepare you and your family for this wonderful celebration.

Join us as we bring the holiday magic to Southlake Town Square Saturday, November 17 from 4:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. with the Annual Tree lighting Ceremony scheduled to take place 6:00 p.m.

There is something for everyone at Home for the Holidays! Don’t miss the impressive line-up of event activities such as carriage rides, snowman building, a ride down the four-lane snow hill, warm and sweet holiday refreshments, seasonal crafts, live entertainment and a trip to Santa’s village where kids can take pictures with Santa himself.

With visitors and shoppers flocking to Town Square this weekend, here are four easy tips to help you as you head out for the Home for the Holidays festivities:

1. Bring gloves or mittens: We are bringing in 50,000lbs of snow to accommodate the snow hill and the snowman building. We don’t want the little ones to get cold hands, so let’s keep those hands warm so we can play in the snow a little bit longer.

2. Parking: Parking will be available at both the East Garage and West Garage.

3. Rideshare: If you are planning on using a rideshare service, direct your driver to our designated drop off location at Summit Park located at 1501 Main Street.

4. New this year, the City is offering event update text alerts. All you have to do is text H4HSLK to 888777, and you are set to go to receive event updates in real time. You can also follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

To review a full list of Southlake’s Home for the Holidays events, please visit our website. Also, check out our fun Home for the Holidays video.

Special thanks to this year’s Title Sponsor Classic Chevrolet and our other event sponsors Gateway Church, Fort Worth Christian, Springfree Trampoline, Haven Dental, Sleep Number, Goddard School, WAY-FM, Sweet & Sassy and Sprouts.

Experience the Magic of Southlake at the 2018 Home for the Holidays Tree Lighting Celebration

Join us as we transform Town Square into a whimsical twilight festival of lights on Saturday, November 17 for the Home for the Holidays event.

This spectacular evening kicks off at 4:30 p.m. and runs until 8:30 p.m. with the Tree Lighting Ceremony scheduled to take place at 6:00 p.m.

Experience the holidays Southlake style; indulge in fun festivities such as cookie decorating, carriage rides through Town Square and let’s not forget the musical sounds of the Christmas carolers. Santa Claus and his elves will also make a special appearance in Santa’s Village. Come pose and take pictures with Santa or take a ride down the 12-foot high four-lane snow hill. But wait! There is more! You can also build your very own custom snowman.

Home for the Holidays 2018 will have all the bells and whistles to create a magical experience for you and your family.

Please visit www.HomefortheHolidaysSouthlake.com to see all the event details including the entertainment schedule and parking information.

Make sure you pack up some gloves or mittens for your little ones to play in the snow. If you are taking a rideshare service, direct them to our designated drop off location at Summit Park located at 1501 Main Street.

For real-time updates before and during the event, please text H4HSLK to 888777. For further questions, please call 817-748-8019.

We would like to extend a special thank you to this year’s Title Sponsor Classic Chevrolet and our other event sponsors Gateway Church, Fort Worth Christian, Springfree Trampoline, Haven Dental, Sleep Number, Goddard School, WAY-FM, Sweet & Sassy and Sprouts.

We hope you and your family will join us as we ring in this holiday season!

Spread Holiday Cheer With Santa’s Little Helpers

Christmas is right around the corner, and Santa is looking for some extra help to make presents and spread Christmas cheer.

On December 9, children ages 3 to 7 are invited to come create special presents for their loved ones, play Christmas games, listen to holiday music, and make new friends!

Registration is required with a $20 fee for Santa’s Little Helpers. The program will meet on Saturday, December 9 from 9:30­ – 11:30AM. Santa’s Little Helpers will be held at The Marq Southlake, 285 Shady Oaks Drive.

You can register your child online or at the Community Services office located in Southlake Town Hall at 1400 Main St., Suite 210. For more information, please visit our website or call 817-748-8019.

Girls Decorating at Santa's Little Helpers

Carroll ISD Holiday Performances

All Carroll ISD schools have upcoming performances to showcase the talents of their choir, band and theatre students. All information was provided by individual campuses. Please check with them for questions regarding performances.

Saturday, November 18
City of Southlake’s Home for the Holidays. Tree Lighting at 6:00 pm
4:30 p.m. Johnson Elementary at Frank Cornish Park Stage
5:15 p.m.  Walnut Grove Elementary at Frank Cornish Park Stage
5:30 p.m. Carroll Elementary at Frank Cornish Park Stage
6:15 p.m. Old Union Elementary at Frank Cornish Park Stage
6:15 p.m. Durham Intermediate at Town Hall Stage
6:45 p.m. Eubanks Intermediate Town Hall Stage
7:45 p.m. Rockenbaugh Elementary at Town Hall Stage

Saturday, December 2
Rockenbaugh Elementary Choir at North Park Mall (Dillard’s Court) 3:00 p.m. (tentatively)

December 2, 5 and 6
DMS Theatre presents “A Charlie Brown Christmas”
Free admittance. Saturday, December 2nd at 11:00 am and 1:00 pm, Tuesday, December 5th, at 6:30 pm, and Wednesday, December 6th, and 6:30 p.m.

Tuesday, December 5
Durham Intermediate Choir performance at DIS 6:00 p.m.

Thursday, December 7 
Carroll Elementary School 3rd grade musical 7:00 p.m. at Carroll Elementary School.

Friday, December 8
Eubanks Intermediate School Choir Pride of Texas Christmas Festival performance at The Dallas Arboretum 1:00 p.m.

Monday, December 11
Jazz ensembles from Dawson Middle School, Carroll Middle School and  CHS/CSHS will combine forces for a Winter Concert at Carrol Sr. High School Auditorium 6:30 p.m.

Tuesday, December 12
Durham Intermediate Choir caroling in Town Square with Carroll Elementary School 5:00 p.m.

Wednesday, December 13
Eubanks Intermediate and Dawson Middle School’s bands perform a Winter Concert at the Carroll Sr. High School Auditorium 7:00 p.m.

Thursday, December 14 and Friday, December 15
Johnson Elementary School presents “An All-American Christmas” 8:30 a.m.

Thursday, December 14
Rockenbaugh Elementary School Winter Concert at Rockenbaugh Elementary 2:00 p.m. & 7:00 p.m.

Thursday, December 14
Carroll ISD Winter Choir Concert at White’s Chapel United Methodist Church featuring choirs from Eubanks Intermediate, Durham Intermediate, Carroll Middle, Dawson Middle and Carroll Senior High Schools 6:30 p.m.

Thursday, December 14
Durham Intermediate and Carroll Middle School Bands perform a Winter Concert in the Carroll Senior High School auditorium. 7:00 p.m.

Friday, December 15
Winter Concert of the Carroll High and Carroll Senior High School bands in the Carroll Senior High School auditorium. 7:00 p.m.

Wednesday, December 20
Old Union Elementary School annual Holiday Sing-A-Long in the OUES café 9:00 a.m.