4 Things You’ll Find at Enchant Christmas Arlington
For the first time ever, Dallas put on its own “world’s largest Christmas light maze” at Enchant Christmas in Arlington’s Globe Life Park. Now that’s one hefty title to boast! Curious to see if it lived up to its name, Hongbo and I went and found 4 things you can do at Enchant Christmas.
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1. Christmas Light Maze
Choose to enter the “world’s largest light maze” through one of three entrances – and get ready to find all 9 of Santa’s reindeer throughout! They gave us a little scratchcard at the entrance to mark all our finds. It was a nice little touch that I’m sure many kids (and us) enjoyed!
Of all the reindeer, we had to at least find Rudolph…
And find him we did 🙂
They certainly did a good job with all of the light decorations. Different areas had different themes (snowflakes, ornaments) that all surrounded a gigantic Christmas tree in the middle.
Roaming in this little wintry forest… (We later found out that the branches were PVC pipes wrapped with bark paper. Haha pretty clever!)
One of my favorite displays was strings of lights hanging down in a hall of mirrors. It reminded me of Kusama’s Infinity rooms.
Truth be told, you’ll probably spend most of your time at Enchant in this gigantic light maze. Just as they advertised, it was huuuuge. It probably took up half the space in the park! But is it the world’s largest light maze? Well…I still wouldn’t know because this is the only light maze I’ve been in! 😛
2. Ice Skating Rink
There’s also a decently sized outdoor ice rink. Unfortunately, I can’t ice skate – I mean I can skid on ice for about an hour or two but it stresses me out – so we just admired the skaters from afar. But Hongbo is determined to properly teach me some day!
3. Food Trucks
Indeed, there was a decent variety of food trucks at the event, enough to take up 2 rows.
However, we opted to eat beforehand after reading online reviews that said the lines were insanely long. All in all, I’d say that the lines weren’t too long the day we went. But the food was kind of pricey ($12+ for a meal? I could get that at a restaurant!) and visitors had to eat outside on picnic tables in the cold. Thanks but no thanks.
4. Christkindl (Christmas) Market
Did you know that the Christkindlmarkt, or Christmas market, originated in Germany? I was constantly reminded of its origins by the numerous stalls that sold delightful German toys, Christmas ornaments/decor, and food! Other notable items included scarves, furs, desserts, jewelry, and more.
Here, we filled up with some Jager fries – schnitzel and fries covered with a smoky mushroom gravy. Yum! If you want to avoid the long food truck lines, you can try to find some goodies inside the Christmas market. I had a good time walking around and window shopping – all the while munching on my fries. 🙂
What You Should Know:
- Ticket Price: ~$30 adult, ~$22 child (click for more info)
- When: until Dec. 31, 2017
- Where: GLOBE LIFE PARK – LOT F (click for more info)
- Free parking!
- Enchant Christmas website
All in all, we spent about 2 hours there. Of course, your time spent could vary depending on what you do. Enchant was nice to see and experience for the first time, but because it’s so far from us (1 hr drive), we probably won’t need to come back again. There’s plenty of other Christmas events in the DFW area left to be explored!
Have you been to a Christmas market? Where was your favorite experience? I’d love to go to a European one some day!
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