By Kena SosaReady to walk in a winter wonderland? Dallas Fort Worth is the place for you! Holiday-themed BIG signs abound in Dallas, but they are only the icing on the cake for the enormous bundles of joy all around the metroplex that will make your holiday cheerful.
636 S. Main St.
Grapevine, TX 76051
www.grapevinetexasusa.comGrapevine is known as the “Christmas Capital of Texas” for a good reason. The entire historic downtown area is transformed every year into a winter paradise of lights, sensational shopping, wreaths and families strolling through town taking it all in. Anywhere you turn there are fantastic photo opportunities, like in front of the town square Christmas tree, old time buildings, and the infamous train. You will have to visit it to believe it.
1501 Gaylord Trail
Grapevine, Texas 76501
www.marriott.comFor indoor family photos for the holiday season, Gaylord Texan is the place to be. With a towering Christmas tree, giant gift boxes and enough lights to brighten the dark side of the moon, The Gaylord Texan is ideal for seasonal pictures. The Gaylord Texan is also one of the few places you can see multi-story model trains climb mountains, go through tunnels, and find their way to Santa’s Village. There are surprises with every twinkle of an eye. It is not even necessary to stay overnight to take part in the experience. Drop by for a few hours and take a walk in this wintry wonderland.
420 Main St.
Fort Worth, TX 76102
www.sundancesquare.comLet’s be real, there are few places on Earth you will find a 57 foot Christmas tree, and Sundance Square in Fort Worth is one of those places. Each year, crowds gather to be part of the lighting ceremony, sing carols and chat up Santa. The joy of winter holidays is spread over several downtown city blocks in Fort Worth, with plenty of beautiful strolling options for shoppers, visitors, and locals out and ready to celebrate with smiling, friendly faces.Related: Best Places To Take Pictures of Your Kids in Dallas Fort Worth
3875 Ponte Ave.
Addison, TX 75001
www.vitruvianpark.comVitruvian Park in Addison provides a seasonal, yet different approach to holiday pictures. Best enjoyed at night, Vitruvian Park transforms its forest background into a well-lit tree fiesta. More than 500 LED-covered arbor-delights are on display in open air during the Magical Holiday Wonderland. The trees remain bursting with light and color all the way to New Year’s Day, so there will be ample time to drive up and test your night vision and artsy composition skills in the spirit of the holidays. Cool breezes and a natural setting make Vitruvian Park rank high on the list for best holiday photos. You never know, Santa might even show up and photobomb you!
2201 N. Stemmons Freeway
Dallas, Texas 75207
www.hiltonanatolehotel.com/christmas-experienceThe Hilton Anatole is not just a convenient location for travelers during the season of giving, but a destination in itself. The lobby will be aglow with art, beauty and the Christmas spirit. Check in for great pictures with Santa during the Breakfast with Santa event, admission can be included with a stay or on its own with separate reservations. As home of the Gepetto’s Marionnette Theater, family photos after the Christmas show with the backdrops of the sets and Christmas puppets like Frosty or Rudolph, will be unique, memorable, and make this holiday special for families and children.Related: Best Places To Make a Family Christmas Card in DFW