It's Christmas time in the city. Ring-a-ling, hear them ring. Soon it will be Christmas day. Enjoy these fun and festive events around the city! We're a week out from Christmas...so go ahead and take a deep breath and make a few memories during this busy time of year. 

For more events in Irving and around the area, check the events calendar.

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Family Fundays at Irving Arts Center

Santa

Location: Irving Arts Center
Price: Free
When: Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 19-20

‪Family Fundays featuring Movie Magic-themed hands-on art activities; selfies with Santa; Holiday Greeting Card workshops with the Irving Art Association & more!

Saturday, December 19: Family Funday and Photos with Santa, 2-4 p.m. | FREE

Sunday, December 20: Family Film Festival: The Polar Express, 2 p.m. | FREE

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Centennial Park Holiday Light Display

Centennial Park

Location:  444 W. Second St.
Price: Free
When: through Dec. 28

The festive Holiday Lights at Centennial Park have returned this year, in keeping with an annual Irving tradition. View the light display from dusk to 10 p.m. through Dec. 28. Centennial Park is located at 444 W. Second St.

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Christmas at Pemberley

Miss Bingley

Location: South Irving Library
Price: Free
When: Friday, Dec. 18, 7-11 p.m.

You are cordially invited to Christmas at Pemberley, a holiday-themed dance featuring Jane Austen's timeless novel "Pride and Prejudice." Under the glow of twinkling lights and festive decorations, families can make Austen-inspired crafts and learn English Country Dance steps to frolic the night away at a Regency Ball. Costumes are encouraged. Presented as part of the Lit's Alive and Friday Night Library series.

While waiting for your dance card to fill at our Christmas at Pemberley event, visit Miss Bingley's Wrapping Parlour for our annual complimentary gift wrapping services. Each attendee can bring up to five boxed items and choose from a colorful assortment of bows and paper styles, while supplies last. No oversized or odd-shaped items, please. Sponsored by YAAC. 

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Gingerbread House Making

Ginger bread house

Location: Cimarron Park Recreation Center, 201 Red River Trail
Price: $10 per house
When: Friday, Dec. 18

Who loves a great holiday tradition? Some families make cookies, some decorate the tree and so on... but if you're looking for a new, fun and edible tradition, this is for you. Gingerbread House making is taking place Friday, Dec. 18 at Cimarron Park Recreation Center. I called ahead and they still have room for anyone who'd like to join. So call and let them know you're coming, (972) 910-0702. Make it a tradition that's worth eating afterwards! Learn More

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For more events in Irving and around the area, check the events calendar.