December 17, 2019 - December 21, 2019
4140 Valley View Lane
December 24, 2019
December 25, 2019
December 26, 2019 - December 28, 2019
5001 N. MacArthur Blvd.
January 2, 2020 - January 4, 2020
5001 N. MacArthur Blvd.
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December 7, 2019, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM @ Heritage Park
Contestants can enter the Chili Cook-Off for $10.
Chili enthusiasts can taste entries for $5. The event will feature various family friendly attractions. Santa Claus will be making an appearance, and donations of new, unwrapped toys and nonperishable food items will be accepted.
December 1, 2019 - December 31, 2019 @ Irving Arts Center
Free guided gallery tours are offered at 6:30 p.m. every Thursday and at 2:30 p.m. every Sunday.
* 27th Annual Holiday Exhibition and Tree Decorating Competition | Main Gallery | Dec. 1-31
* 2019 IAA Traveling Animal Art Exhibition | Main Gallery | Through Jan. 12
* Ed Wheeler: Santa Classics | Focus Gallery | Nov. 16- Jan. 12
* Some Illustrator: Pictures by Melissa Sweet | Dupree Lobby | Through Jan. 26
* Season’s Greetings: Holiday Cards by Celebrated Artists from The Monroe Wheeler Archive | Carpenter Lobby Gallery | Through Jan. 12
For more information, visit the Irving Arts Center's Exhibitions page.
December 7, 2019 - December 8, 2019 @ Carpenter Hall
Ballet Ensemble of Texas presents their exquisite, annual production of “The Nutcracker” for general audiences, as well as balletomanes who follow the dancers of tomorrow!
December 7, 2019, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM @ Irving Arts Center
Don't get caught waiting hours in line for a mall Santa! Take selfies with Santa, make holiday cards and crafts, and enjoy holiday decorations throughout Irving Arts Center.
December 7, 2019, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ Valley Ranch Library Meeting Room
Kids in grades 1-5 and adults who accompany them are invited to create a craft to enhance problem-solving and creativity. Tickets are required.
December 7, 2019, 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM @ South Irving Library Program Room
Louisa May Alcott’s beloved classic comes alive with carols performed by Smooth Brew musical quartet, hot chocolate, cookies and holiday crafts. Stop by after the City Hall Tree-Lighting ceremony. Part of the Lit’s Alive: Classic Literature Resurrected program series.
December 7, 2019 - December 25, 2019 @ Centennial Park
Irving’s Centennial Park is lit up for the holidays. The free light display affords a leisurely stroll through one of the jewels of Irving’s Heritage District, Centennial Park.
The park is decorated with 60,000 lights on the fences, trees and bridge, and walkways are lighted on each side to keep pathways visible for visitors after dark. This holiday tradition is staffed 24/7. On-duty employees wear uniforms day and night, clearly identifying them as city staff, and visitors can ask any questions they have about the decorations.
Portable restrooms are available. No bike riding through the display.
December 7, 2019, 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM @ City Hall
The City of Irving welcomes the season with the Holiday Parade and Tree Lighting.
New this year: lights! Parade-goers can expect a lit-up procession of floats traveling through the historic Heritage District in downtown Irving. Immediately following the parade, the tree lighting ceremony and fireworks show will take place outside City Hall, 825 W. Irving Blvd.