Tis the season to come home for the holidays and celebrate in your favorite hometown. Mansfield’s beloved Hometown Holidays weekend begins Friday, Nov. 30, and includes three days of fun with something for everyone, from slides and fireworks to concerts and parades.
Friday, Nov. 30
5-9 pm: Hometown Holidays
City Hall | 1200 E. Broad St.
Enjoy a holiday market, let the kids play on the real ice slide or street hockey rink and of course, visit with Santa & Mrs. Claus. Help us ring in the season with our official city tree-lighting ceremony at 6:30 p.m. followed immediately by a gorgeous fireworks display. Stick around until 8 p.m. to welcome our special guests, live penguins from the Dallas Zoo.
Hometown Holidays FAQ
Admission is free. Food and some activities available for purchase with cash or card.Santa’s Favorite Elf ContestNEW! Is your child Santa’s Favorite Elf? Submit a video of your kids signing or dancing to Jingle Bells and you could win our big prize package, including a front of the line pass to see Santa, official tree lighting duties, reserved seats at the parade and Hometown Holidays t-shirts! Videos can be emailed or posted to our Facebook page. Winner will be chosen by a random drawing of all submissions on November 26.
Holiday handprint craft (free)
Bounce house (free)
Toddler time inside MAC (free)
Mural walls throughout for photo opportunities (free)
Dallas Stars street hockey rink (free)
Hank FM booth with games, crafts and a Letters to Santa station (free)
Photo booth with keepsake frame ($3/each)
Ice Slides ($3/small hill single ride, $5/large hill single ride, $20/unlimited ride pass)
Holiday market (private gift vendors, products & prices vary)
Santa & Mrs. Claus arrive right at 5 p.m. and will be seated inside their cottage in front of City Hall. There is no charge to see Santa. Be sure to bring your own camera to take a photo. Line closes at 9 p.m.Elf ExpressNEW THIS YEAR! Santa and Mrs. Claus will be at the Mansfield Activities Center from 3:30-4:30 p.m. for sensory-friendly visits for children with any special needs or activity limitations who don’t respond well to the huge crowds and music of the regular Hometown Holidays event. The MAC is fully accessible, making it an easier option for wheelchairs & walkers. We will have a quiet waiting room with tables and chairs, so no standing in long lines before your one-on-one visit. Mansfield Parks & Recreation is excited to help ALL children in the community have a great experience meeting Santa this year!*Due to space constraints you MUST register for this free event. Click here to submit your information. For more questions regarding this program, please contact us.
Food & Drink
All food and treat vendors will accept cash or card, prices vary
S’mores at the fire pit ($3/each or $5/two)
Costa Vida Fresh Mexican Grill
Vito Kettle Corn
Events by BJ (paninis)
Docs Street Grill
5:30 pm Family DREAM Center & Dream Dance Conservatory
6:00 pm Cheryl Hammer with Methodist Mansfield with Aaron Greenwood as harmonize.
6:30 pm Tree lighting & Fireworks show!
7:00 pm Janes Academy of Dance Excellence
7:30 pm Miss Persis Studio elf show
8:00 pm Dallas Zoo penguins
Parking is free and available on the west side of Mansfield City Hall, as well as surrounding buildings including the Tarrant County Sub-Courthouse, Mansfield Public Library and Mansfield Public Safety and Municipal Court building. Parking is also available at Erma Nash Elementary, just a five-minute walk west of City Hall.
Saturday, Dec. 1
9 am: Kiwanis Falalala 5k
Katherine Rose Memorial Park | 303 N. Walnut Creek Drive
Lace up your sneakers for the Mansfield Kiwanis Club’s annual 5k/fun run that starts in Rose Park and runs through the Walnut Creek Linear trails. It’s a gorgeous start to a busy and fun day. Register online at kiwanis76063.org
1 pm: A Jukebox Holiday
The Music Place Mansfield
Grab your seats for the parade and stay tuned for a very special treat. The Music Place Mansfield gives our guests a live performance of their latest production, a Jukebox Holiday, right on Main Street in Historic Downtown Mansfield. Can’t make the afternoon show? They’ve got tickets available for other shows all weekend long. Find out more at musicplacearts.com
2 pm: Hometown Holidays Parade
Sponsored by Methodist Mansfield Medical Center
Historic Downtown Mansfield
More than 50 entries including floats, marching bands, schools, churches and local businesses come together to help the City of Mansfield ring in the holiday season in style… hometown style. It’s a beloved local tradition you don’t want to miss and sure to be part of your family memories for years to come. This year’s theme is Sounds of the Season. Your toes will be tapping as we celebrate favorite carols and songs. The Mansfield Kiwanis Club is serving as Grand Marshal in recognition of their decades of community service.
8 pm: Crowder in Concert
Mansfield Center for the Performing Arts | 1110 W. Debbie Lane
Grammy-nominated contemporary Christian artist Crowder will perform at Mansfield ISD Center for the Performing Arts as part of his national “American Prodigal” tour. The concert will feature performances from MISD choir students as the opening act. Proceeds from the event will go toward the MISD Center Arts Program, which brings in art performances and cultural events to MISD students and the community. Purchase tickets online here.
Sunday, Dec. 2
1-5 pm: Mansfield Women’s Club Tour of Homes
Get in the holiday spirit by touring beautifully decorated local homes and supporting the Mansfield community at the same time. Tickets are $25 in advance or $30 at the door, with proceeds benefiting the Mansfield Women’s Club’s work to benefit women and children in the area. Find out more online here.
The holidays are more special when you spend them with the ones you love and especially in a place you call home. Come home to Mansfield this year and enjoy Hometown Holiday memories your family will cherish for years to come.