See Irving in Winter

Winters in Irving offer a wealth of activities that you can enjoy. From festive celebrations to cultural attractions, there’s something to entertain residents and visitors of all ages. Check out these winter picks.

Experience the 12 Days of Christmas

From November 6 through January 8, you can celebrate the 12 Days of Christmas at the Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden. This exhibit is on view from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. as part of the regular daytime admission. The exhibit features elaborate gazebos standing 25 feet tall with music, characters, and animals that embody the spirit of each day of Christmas, from the bejeweled pear tree to the 12 drummers.

See the Trains at Northpark

The second level of Northpark Center features a stunning train display that runs from November 19 through January 8. These trains roll across 1,600 feet of track as they zip through miniature cityscapes of Dallas, New York City, the Grand Canyon, Route 66, and more. The exhibit covers more than 4,000 square feet. Admission is $7 for adults, $3 for children and seniors, and free for kids under two.

Catch a Dallas Stars Game


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The Dallas Stars hockey team has a packed schedule for the winter season. You can catch it at home playing against the Minnesota Wild, Washington Capitals, Toronto Maple Leafs, Winnipeg Jets, and more. The Dallas Stars play at American Airlines Center, where you’ll find enough space for more than 18,000 hockey fans, including 112 luxury suites, 22 theater box suites, and two party suites for up to 50 people.

Remember Martin Luther King Jr.

Honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on January 15 at the Irving Arts Center. This annual observance highlights the achievements of this revolutionary man. It will include live musical performances, theatrical presentations, and a radio show tribute. Listen as pre-recorded radio callers receive answers to their important questions between excerpts from Dr. King’s speeches. The event begins at 6 p.m. and is free to the public.

Celebrate Frost Fest

The end of the holiday season doesn’t have to mean the end of winter fun. Irving’s Frost Fest takes place on January 28, with a host of exciting winter-themed activities to enjoy. Head to Cimarron Park between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. to enjoy ice skating, train rides, and snow tubing. Stop by the petting zoo to say hello to the reindeer, or explore the park to find live characters from popular children’s movies. A giant snow globe makes the perfect spot for a family photo at this exciting event.

Enjoy First Friday at the Modern

When the weather is still a bit chilly, indoor activities are a welcome find in the Irving area. Head to the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth on the first Friday of the month for cocktails and live music performances. At 6:30, you can enjoy a 20-minute guided tour of the galleries for a deeper appreciation of the museum’s pieces. Hop in the car and head out to one of these area highlights to make your winter an unforgettable season in Irving.