Farmers Branch, Texas: Things to Do during Christmas
About 15 minutes outside Dallas lies the little town of Farmers Branch. If you’re not careful you could easily drive right through it. Like most Texas towns, it’s full of charm. We visited early December when the town comes alive with the magic of Christmas. From light displays to ice skating to eating delicious food this town is the perfect family friendly place for a weekend getaway.
Farmers Branch: Ice Skating under the Stars
During Christmas, Farmers Branch hosts Skating under the Stars with Christmas in the branch! It’s an outdoor skating rink with twinkle lights strung up over head and Christmas music playing over the loud speaker. We’ve never taken the kids ice skating so this was something new and a little scary for them to conquer but they got in some good practice. Ice skating is such a perfect way to kick off the holiday season and a perfect way to make memories as a family. We really loved that it was outdoors as most are not. It was really beautiful getting to watch the sun go down and the stars come out on the ice.
Farmers Branch: Christmas in the Grove
Start at Mustang Park and walk through winding trails of fun Christmas lights shows and holiday themed displays. Watch the lights dance to the music as the kids ooh and ah. Then cross the street into the Farmers Branch Historical Park for not only a gigantic Christmas tree made up of only lights but a history lesson as well. Don’t forget to stop in and take a peak at the Christmas themed house before crossing the street.
Grab Dinner at Nuevo Leon Mex Mex
Address: 12895 Josey Ln #100, Farmers Branch, TX 75234
After all that walking and skating we grabbed dinner at Nuevo Leon Mex Mex. It’s a small little Mexican restaurant with a lot of delicious entrees. Stop in for their salsas and drinks and stay for the food We enjoyed the Chili Rellenos and the Tamales in Chilorio.
Walk through the Rose Garden of Farmers Branch
Address: 2610 Valley View Ln, Farmers Branch, TX 75234
Visiting the Rose Gardens is like stepping into a real life secret garden. With fragrant rose blooms, vine dripping arches, and rows of pampas grass the rose gardens are beautiful spot for an afternoon stroll.
Eat Lunch at Cattleack BBQ
Address:13628 Gamma Rd Dallas, TX 75244
This small town BBQ joint was voted as one of the ‘Top 50 BBQ restaurants in Texas’ by Texas Monthly Magazine. They named it Dallas’ top BBQ and it snagged the #3 spot in the entire state. Make sure you plan your trip around making a stop here. You absolutely won’t regret it. Their hours are very limited, only being open Thursdays and Fridays from 10:30-2pm and the first Saturday of the month.
Play at Gussie Park
The park is a quick stroll over from the rose gardens and the perfect place to let the kids play. Their playground has multiple different sections catered to every age. There are swings, rock walls, slides, ropes course, and so much more.
Brunch at Pete’s Cafe
Stop in at this cute little cafe for some of the most delicious brunch options! We enjoyed their fresh orange juice, chocolate chip pancakes, and their chicken and waffles! You also definitely have to try their hot coco!
Stroll the ‘Walk of Honor’ at the Historical Park
Talk a walk in the park and learn some of the history of Texas in this 27 acre park. They host all sorts of activites and learning events! Check out their calendar here.
Visit Snowy Day in the Galleria Dallas
Just a few minutes outside Farmers Branch is the Galleria Dallas. They have a Christmas themed pop up called Snowy Dallas. It is a series of themed rooms where you can play and snap pictures. This is only around for Christmas so if you’re in the area during this time be sure to stop in!
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