Here are Santa’s visits plus more events in Fort Worth’s Westside this season

By David ArkinNovember 30, 2023December 4th, 2023No Comments

No Rest For Santa Claus: Here are Santa’s visits to Fort Worth’s Westside this season

By Rachael Lindley
Photo courtesy of The Shops at Clearfork

One thing’s for sure about the holidays in Fort Worth: Santa’s going to be busy. 76107 has curated a roundup of things to do and see on the Westside:


Santa in the Garden, Dec. 9, 11 a.m.–4 p.m., Archie’s Gardenland, 6700 Z Boaz Place

Santa Claus will make an early stop in Cowtown at Archie’s Gardenland’s greenhouse. Bring the children for some photos while adults shop for unique gifts at an artisan market.

Holiday Character Breakfast, Dec. 16, 8:30 a.m.–11:30 a.m., Texas Girls’ Choir, 4449 Camp Bowie Blvd.

Bring the family to enjoy breakfast with the Texas Girls’ Choir. Indulge in a pancake bar provided by Kincaid’s Hamburgers, while you chat and take photos with Mr. and Mrs. Claus, Rudolph and Frosty the Snowman. Then enjoy — and maybe sing along with — carols sung by the Texas Girls’ Choir.


Santa Photos at The Shops at Clearfork, Nov. 24-Dec. 24, 5188 Monahans Ave.

Get your photo taken with Santa Claus at The Shops at Clearfork. Join the walk-up line for a $10 donation or reserve your spot online for $25. Santa will only be available select days between Nov. 24 until Christmas Eve. Visit the Clearfork events page at simon.com for more information. Proceeds help to support local charities through The Greatest Gift Catalog Ever.

The Shops at Clearfork Local Holiday Performances, Nov. 24-Dec. 24, 5188 Monahans Ave.

The Shops at Clearfork partner with local performing art groups to celebrate the holiday season. Groups include the Texas Boys Choir, Ridglea Elementary School and many others. Visit Clearfork’s event page at simon.com for more information.

Clearfork Holiday Market, Dec. 2, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., 5188 Monahans Ave.

Everyone in the family will enjoy this free outdoor event featuring Santa, live music, activities and shopping. With more than 80 vendors, you’re bound to find unique gifts for everyone on your nice list.

Clearfork Christmas, Dec. 9, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., 5188 Monahans Ave.

Join in on the holiday fun with a free, family and pet-friendly event with Santa, wreath decorating, cookie decorating, live performances, photos with real reindeer, crafts and more. Visit Clearfork’s event page at simon.com for more information.


“The Nutcracker,” Dec. 8-10 and Dec. 14-24, Bass Performance Hall, 525 Commerce St.

You’re sure to create magic holiday memories by attending Ben Stevenson’s “The Nutcracker.” The Christmastime favorite inspires its audience year after year. Bass Hall serves as the perfect venue to share this special experience. Purchase tickets online at tickets.texasballettheater.org.


“The Best Christmas Pageant Ever: The Musical,” Nov. 24-Dec. 23, 3101 W. Lancaster Ave.

This family-friendly, heartwarming Christmas musical is sure to have the whole family in stitches. Based on the best-selling book, “The Best Christmas Pageant Ever,” the show follows the story of the Herdman children. On a quest for pizza and cookies, they end up in a Christmas pageant. Purchase tickets at casamanana.org.

Christmas in the Movies, Nov. 28–Dec. 16, 3101 W. Lancaster Ave.

Come watch your favorite movies of the season. Enjoy a playlist from classic holiday films such as “White Christmas” and “Meet Me in St. Louis” to newer hits “Spirited” and “Elf.” Purchase tickets at casamanana.org.


Trans–Siberian Orchestra: “The Ghosts of Christmas Eve” Dec. 8, 7:30 p.m. 1911 Montgomery St.

Siberian Orchestra makes its way back to Dickies Arena in Fort Worth for an unforgettable Christmas concert. Find your tickets at tickets-center.com.

Pentatonix: “The Most Wonderful Tour of the Year” Dec. 20, 7 p.m. 1911 Montgomery St.

As one of the leading a cappella groups in the world, Pentatonix continues to thrill audiences with their annual Christmas tour. Buy your tickets at tickets-center.com.


1612 S. University Drive

Come stroll around this shopping center with beautiful holiday lights and decor. With 40 retailers/ restaurants, you can find something for everyone on your Christmas list — and maybe something for yourself too. Don’t forget to try out the new selfie station.


Gingerbread Decorating Party, Play Street Museum, Dec. 1, 4:30 p.m.–6 p.m. or 6:30 p.m.–8 p.m., 5925 Convair Drive

Reserve your child’s space for a Gingerbread decorating party. Kids will decorate their own paper mache gingerbread house with icing, candy, cereals, pretzels and sprinkles. In addition to the houses, your child will receive their own gingerbread sugar cookie to decorate and enjoy during the party. To save your spot, visit fortworth.playstreetmuseum.com.

Christmas Ornament Paint & Play, Dec. 12, 6:30 p.m.–8 p.m. and Dec. 19, 6:30 p.m.–8 p.m., Play Street Museum, 5925 Convair Drive

Save your spot for an ornament paint and play. Children will choose an ornament to paint, making a perfect keepsake for your family. Ornaments will be fired and ready for pick up within 3 days of event. Reserve your child’s spot at fortworth.playstreetmuseum.com.