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11 Festive Ways to Enjoy the Holidays in Mesquite

Written by wpdev July 31, 2023
A boy is kissing santa claus in front of a christmas tree.

A keepsake photo with Santa Claus. The chance to buy loved ones unique gifts crafted by Texas makers. Meaningful moments spent with friends and family sipping cocoa, singing carols, and watching twinkling lights spring to life on a towering Christmas tree. Find your Yuletide joy in Mesquite during Home for the Holidays. From making grapevine wreaths to enjoying awe-inspiring light displays, this merry lineup of events will have you talking about Christmas, Mesquite-style, for years to come.

In November…

November 1st is the official kick-off of the holiday season and Mesquite has planned many family-friendly events for the month. Gather your friends to enjoy a creative and festive evening at the Holiday Wreath Making Workshop in the barn at Opal Lawrence Historical Park on November 12 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., $35 per ticket, and again on November 17 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m, $35 per ticket. Or you can challenge your friends and family to the traditional Amazing Santa Color 5K Run & Walk at Town East Mall on November 12 from 7 a.m. to 10 a.m. Adult ticket: $30. Student ticket: $20. During Small Business Saturday, November 26 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., visit Downtown Mesquite and enjoy holiday shopping, festive surroundings, and more while you support local businesses. Join us on November 29 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Christmas on the Square, enjoy the sights, sounds, and flavors of Christmas at this holiday season tradition in the historic heart of Mesquite! Be part of the lighting of the community Christmas tree beginning at 6 p.m. on November 29. Enjoy treats and the sparkle of holiday lights at this special celebration.

In December…

Blink your eyes and Mesquite’s Westlake Park will be transformed into a Winter Wonderland during Christmas in the Park. This is Mesquite’s largest annual event to kick off the holiday season. Enjoy roasting marshmallows and making your own smores at the Yule Log, games, bounce houses, the “Here Comes Christmas” lighted float parade with fireworks, fair food favorites, and food trucks. Write a letter to Santa and drop it in the special mailbox to the North Pole. The event will be held at Westlake Park, 601 Gross Road, on Saturday, December 3, from 2 – 7 p.m. and Sunday, December 4, from 2 – 7 p.m. Admission is free, concessions and some activities will have a cost. Starting December 2nd the Mesquite Arts Theatre will perform a Sinatra bash called Christmas My Way. Performances will take place on December 2 – 4, December 9 – 11, and December 16 – 18. On Fridays and Saturdays, the play will start at 7: 30 p.m. and at 2:30 p.m. on Sundays, $20 per ticket. Historic Mesquite will host two events in December. On December 3 a Christmas Open House will take place at the Opal Lawrence Historical Park from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. On December 10 a Christmas at the Ranch will take place at the Florence Ranch Homestead from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Both events are free to the public. Then, join us on December 10 from 4 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., for our Noche de Fiesta in Vanston Park. This holiday-themed event will offer fun for the whole family with yard games, crafts for the children, and inflatables! This event is completely free but will have food trucks and other vendors available. There’s nothing like music to create the perfect holiday mood. On December 10 from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m., enjoy Mesquite Community Band Christmas Concert at the beautifully decorated Mesquite Arts Center. All Mesquite Community Band concerts are free of charge and open to the public. The Mesquite Symphony Orchestra Nutcracker Parade of music will be here on December 17 from 5 p.m. to 6:15 p.m. and again from 7:30 p.m. to 8:35 p.m. at the Mesquite Arts Center.