Holiday Wonder Brings Sparkle to the Season in Fair Park 0

Earlier in the week my family was invited to Holiday Wonder at Fair Park. Once I shared the invitation with David and Charlie both of them wanted to come with me to Holiday Wonder . Last night once David got in from work I reminded both Charlie and David about Holiday Wonder.  I asked them if they still wanted to attend Holiday Wonder and both of them said yes, they would like to attend Holiday Wonder.

We were supposed to be at Fair Park at 5:30 so even though we aren’t that far from Fair Park I tried to leave by 4:30 as I was afraid we would get stuck in traffic. Which ended up happening as there was a wreck on the Freeway. So if you plan on attending Holiday Wonder make sure you leave early because traffic during the Holidays can be horrible.

After arriving at Fair Park we all got out and walked into Holiday Wonder before we even got inside we could see parts of Holiday Wonder from the street. I was so excited I didn’t even want to wait on David or Charlie to get out of the car to go inside Holiday Wonder.

Finally we all got to the gate where Holiday Wonder was and we was let inside all I could do was stand and look at all the beautiful Lanterns. Santa saw I was speechless and walked up to us and asked if we had gotten our letter mailed to him. Charlie let Santa know he had. Then we took our picture with Santa and once Charlie and I were done Santa asked David if he would like to have his picture taken even though he had been a bad boy. “Boy oh boy” he sure had David pegged to a T.

We started to walk around Holiday Wonder and we walked by the Tents where they were putting together snacks for us. I was so excited to see once we finished walking around Holiday Wonder that they  had Hot Chocolate for everyone as it was a little cold. Charlie couldn’t wait to get a Christmas Cookie and David wanted to try the Egg Rolls and Fried Rice. Both Charlie and I were surprised to find out they even had a Hot Dog with Sauerkraut on them. The part that surprised me the most was Charlie tried the Hot Dog and even ate some of it.

We started to walk around and look at the Lanterns and I loved seeing the “12 Days of Christmas” and it helped me remember the song. I just wish I had the song on my phone to listen to as we were walking around Holiday Wonder.

Even though I enjoyed the Lanterns I loved seeing all the trees light up with Christmas lights and Charlie and I loved the bridge they had set up with Snowflakes on the top of it in all different colors Charlie and I thought it would have been fun to sleep under the snowflakes. I wish I could have them at our home as it would be like having a part of Heaven.

Charlie and I walked over to the 48-foot-tall Christmas tree  and discussed getting one that big for our yard. I am just afraid it wouldn’t fit through the fence and that we wouldn’ have enough decorations to put on it.

If you would like to attend Holiday Wonder it is happening at  Fair Park Nov. 21 – Jan. 7

Here is a small preview of what all you will see once you attend Holiday Wonder: Magical lanterns.  Lifetime of Memories. Family-friendly event illuminates holiday season with artistic wonderland creations, attractions and performances

DALLAS, Texas– Holiday Wonder debuts this winter as a new, unforgettable, family-friendly event in Dallas’s Fair Park to celebrate a season of light and magic.  The lights switch on Nov. 21 for a festival that runs through Jan. 7 around the historic lagoon at Fair Park in Dallas. Included in this celebration are magical lights, interactive attractions, performances and food from around the world to entertain and delight guests.

Holiday Wonder Dallas is an outdoor, walk-through winter wonderland visitors will marvel at more than two million lights bringing to life holiday favorites in giant illuminated eye-catching displays, including stunning winterscapes, beautiful floating swans, perennial holiday favorites (including Santa Claus), and more. Guests will walk through a holiday wonderland that includes an enchanting snowflake corridor, playful polar bears and penguins, a 48-foot-tall Christmas tree, and more than a few holiday surprises. All displays are handmade by artisans whose specialized skills in lanterns go back generations, and are all-new, custom creations for this festival.

In addition to the magical light displays, visitors will enjoy attractions that provide opportunities for unforgettable holiday memories. Experience the thrill of sledding with Santa’s Arctic Slide, a two-story slide like none other you’ve seen. Fun for kids and adults alike, this is a sledding adventure you will want to do again and again. A snowball throw allows visitors to get hands-on with winter fun, trying their hands at hitting targets with real snowballs. Write a letter to Santa and drop it in the mailbox to the Big Guy in Red. At Holiday Wonder, guests will also find a world-class acrobatics show and holiday celebrations of music and dance several times throughout the evening.

Guests will enjoy authentic, delicious food from countries around the world, including China, Germany, Mexico and the United States, and can shop for souvenirs to take home a piece of the holiday magic in the Holiday Wonder Market. Social media enthusiasts will enjoy snapping pictures of the beautiful lanterns, and sharing their images on Instagram.

Holiday Wonder Dallas is an outdoor, walk-through winter wonderland featuring:

  • Two million lights
  • 23 illuminated scenes
  • 750,000 sq. ft. of holiday displays in 17 acres
  • A thrilling, two-story-tall arctic slide
  • Dancers, acrobats, musicians and more
  • Booths with food and special mementos to bring the holiday magic home
  • Interactive opportunities for fun (have you written your letter to Santa yet?)

Holiday Wonder Dallas lights up Dallas’s Fair Park starting Nov. 21, running through Jan. 7, 2018, to celebrate the holiday season from Thanksgiving through the New Year. Hours are 5:30 p.m. to 10 p.m., Monday through Friday; and 3 p.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Tickets are $20 for adults, $12 for children ages 3 to 12, and free for children under 3 years of age with accompanying parent. Family value packs are $54 for two adult tickets and two child tickets. For groups of 10 or more, please contact More information on the festival can be found online at Follow the festival on Facebook

at and Instagram @HolidayWonderDallas.

It’s a return of magical lanterns in Fair Park this winter, featuring artistic illumination

Thank you,

Glenda, Charlie and David Cates

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I have lots more pictures to share with you and you can find some of them on Instagram:


Thank you,

Glenda, Charlie and David Cates

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