The spirit of Christmas is all about giving and bringing joy to others, and Enchant Christmas, the winter wonderland celebration with illuminated sculptures, strongly believes in that. After success in Canada, the 34-day holiday event is making its United States debut at Globe Life Park in Arlington.
In collaboration with the Texas Rangers and Arlington Convention & Visitors Bureau, Enchant Christmas illuminates the Texas skies now through Dec. 31. Hours of operation are 5-11 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday. Enchant Christmas will play in Lot F at Globe Life Park, 1000 Ballpark Way (on the corners of Copeland Road and AT&T Way) in Arlington.
It will feature more than three acres of lights. Kids will help Santa Claus find his nine missing reindeer in the world’s largest light maze. In addition to experiencing the incredible maze and skating pond, families can take this year’s Christmas card photos around the largest outdoor Christmas tree in North Texas. Enchant Mini Maze and visits with Santa Claus in his golden palace also are among the offerings.
Enchant Christmas also features a Christmas market, which will includes the wares of local vendors and artisans.
Tickets are $29.95 for adults, $21.95 for children ages 5 to 14, and free for children 4 and under with accompanying parent. Limited tickets are available per night. Parking is free.
Family value packs are $79.95 for two adult tickets and two child tickets. Seniors, military and first responders discounts available plus VIP all-inclusive tickets with catering. Tickets increase $5 the day of the event, so buy in advance online to save. At past Enchant Christmas events, many nights did sell out quickly, so be sure to buy early.
For information and to purchase tickets, visit EnchantChristmas.com. It will be closed Dec. 24 and on Mondays with the exception of Dec. 18 and 25.
As part of its ongoing community mission, Enchant Christmas will be partnering with local charities to raise funds to make the season merry and bright for those in need. The local nonprofits include the following:
Cook Children’s Health Care System
Cook Children’s Health Care System is a nationally recognized pediatric health care organization comprised of eight entities – a Medical Center, Physician Network, Home Health company, Northeast Hospital, Pediatric Surgery Center, Health Plan, Health Services Inc., and Health Foundation. Based in Fort Worth, the integrated system has more than 60 primary and specialty care offices throughout North Texas. Its service region includes Denton, Hood, Johnson, Parker, Tarrant and Wise counties, with an additional referral area encompassing nearly half the state. To show support for Cook Children’s Health Care System, use the promotional code COOK when purchasing tickets. A portion of each ticket purchase will be donated to Cook Children’s.
Make-A-Wish North Texas
Make-A-Wish North Texas grants the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy. They want to provide children with the hope for better times, the strength for the tough times and the joy to experience the present. To show support for Make-A-Wish North Texas, use the promotional code WISH when purchasing tickets. A portion of each ticket purchase will be donated to Make-A-Wish North Texas.
Kidd’s Kids mission is to provide hope and happiness by creating beautiful memories for families of children with life-altering and life-threatening conditions. To show support for Kidd’s Kids Health, use the promotional code KIDD when purchasing tickets. A portion of each ticket purchase will be donated to Kidd’s Kids.
Special Olympics Texas
Special Olympics provides year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for children and adults with intellectual disabilities, giving them continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy, and participate in a sharing of gifts, skills and friendship with their families, other Special Olympics athletes, and the community. To show support for Special Olympics Texas, use the promotional code SOTX when purchasing tickets. A portion of each ticket purchase will be donated to Special Olympics Texas.
Additionally, at Enchant’s magical skating pond, 100 percent of all ice skate rental fees will be divided among all four nonprofits. Reminiscent of the famed, picturesque ice pond at Central Park, you and the family will glide to making new holiday traditions while helping local charities.