Holiday Events in Denison, Texas

Experience the magic of the holiday season in Denison, Texas, where Christmas festivities come alive with a host of heartwarming activities and twinkling lights. Step onto the ice at “Denison on Ice,” where the whole family can glide through a winter wonderland. Drive through Frontier Village adorned with a spectacular display of Christmas lights, transforming the historic village into a radiant, holiday spectacle.

β›ΈDenison on Ice | November 18th – January 7th | The outdoor holiday ice skating rink will return to Downtown Denison (530 W. Main Street) and it will be available for our citizens and tourists alike!

🎷Denison Arts & Jazz Fest | November 18th 10AM-5:30PM – Join us on Saturday, November 19th for the annual Denison Arts & Jazz Fest! Bring your lawn chairs, kick back, and enjoy multiple styles of jazz while you shop at one of kind art vendors!

🌼Holiday at the Market | November 11th – Join the Downtown Denison Farmers Market for their event on November 11th from 10AM-4PM and start your holiday shopping!

πŸŽ„ Grayson County Holiday Lights! – Bring the family and drive through the sparkle, color and animation of a holiday wonderland! The event will run November 27th – December 25th every day from sundown to 10PM. Meet Santa at the Holiday Lights Reception on November 24th at Frontier Village!

🍩Small Business Saturday & Donut Hole Stroll | November 25th | Join us in downtown Denison and visit participating businesses for complimentary donut holes while you shop for the holidays and enter for a chance to win a $500 gift card!

πŸ› 2023 SHOP TO WIN! | November 24th – December 7th – Get your Christmas Shopping started on Black Friday, November 24th with our Shop to WIN Shopping Spree! Prizes totaling over $2,500 in cash and chamber cash! 

🎀Christmas Tree Lighting & Concert | December 7th | 5:30-6PM – Join Santa at the annual Christmas Tree Lighting in Heritage Park and concert by Shawnda Rains Entertainment Group

πŸŽ…2023 89th Annual Denison Christmas Parade | December 7th | 7PM – The theme this year is β€œChristmas Around the World”! Stop by Heritage Park for photo ops and a Christmas slide.

β˜•2023 Hot Cocoa Competition | December 7th | 4PM – Warm up before the Christmas Parade with a cup of hot chocolate, vote for your favorite, and support a local cause!

πŸŽ„Tour of Trees | December 1st – 24th – Vote for your favorite Christmas tree decorated by a local Denison School in a Downtown Shop!

🏠Denison Loft and Home Tour 2023 | December 2nd & 3rd | Tour through homes decorated for the holidays in Denison, from historic lofts in downtown to beautiful houses in the residential district.

πŸš‚Christmas at the Depot | December 9th | 1PM-7PM – Bring the family to the historic Katy Depot for Christmas activities, vendors, and a visit from Santa and his reindeer!

❄Wonders of Winter | December 15th | 5:30 PM – 8:30 PM- Join the Denison Parks & Recreation crew in Forest Park for a night of family friendly fun with a petting zoo, reindeer, Santa, snow play areas, and more!

✨ Light Up the Park – Drive through Eisenhower State Park’s decorated campground to view the lights and decorations from 5-10pm on Friday, December 8 & Saturday, December 9. Be sure to Bring an unwrapped toy per vehicle for free entry!

Make your holiday season memorable by embracing the magic of Denison, Texas, where Christmas traditions shine brightly, and the warmth of the season surrounds you at every turn.