Month of Holiday Magic

Join us for a month of holiday activities in North Richland Hills!

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Friday, December 1
6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
at Hawk Avenue and Grand Avenue

North Richland Hills kicks off the 2017 Christmas season with the Holiday Magic Christmas Tree Lighting & Family Festival. The festival will include live music, community entertainment, food vendors, children’s activities, the Christmas Tree lighting, holiday scenes and of course Santa. A new location this year, along Hawk and Grand Avenues, brings the feel of a street festival to the event and also allows activities to be moved indoors to the Library and NRH Centre in case of inclement weather. The location also provides an opportunity for the city’s Christmas Tree and popular holiday photo scenes to be enjoyed throughout the entire month of December. 

The Christmas Tree Lighting will take place at 6:30 p.m. at Stormy Plaza and will be immediately followed by a fireworks show. Memphis Soul will be performing classic and holiday hits starting at 7 p.m. on the NRH Centre Plaza. The following groups will also be performing on the main stage by the Christmas Tree: 

  • 6:00 PM Village Voices of Foster Village Elementary
  • 6:15 PM Walker Creek Coyote Choir
  • 7:00 PM Husky Harmonics of Holiday Heights
  • 7:15 PM Green Valley Elementary
  • 7:30 PM North Ridge Elementary
  • 7:45 PM Academy at CF Thomas
  • 8:00 PM Snow Heights Singers
  • 8:15 PM Artistry in Motion
  • 8:30 PM Dallas Puppet Theatre with Pix Smith

Admission and parking are free. (Please check back for parking map.) There will be a charge for some activities. Concessions will be available for purchase. Vendors will be selling Christmas crafts and holiday gift items. 

Arts & Craft Vendor Application

Run Run Rudolph Family Fun 5K Run & WalkRun Run Rudolph

Saturday, December 2
8:30 a.m.
NRH Centre, 6000 Hawk Ave.

The annual Run Run Rudolph 5K event provides a great opportunity for families and friends to share their holiday spirit and enjoy fitness and fun. Dress in your most festive holiday attire. Registration information coming soon. Please check back. This run benefits the NRH Animal Adoption & Rescue Center and the NRH Monarch Restoration Program. 

Trim the Tree

Wednesday & Thursday, December 6 & 7
4 - 5 p.m.
NRH Library, 9015 Grand Ave.

Children of all ages are welcome to join us in Polly’s Room at the Library to make an ornament and hang it on the Library’s Christmas Tree. 

Christmas Carolers

Friday, December 8
10:30 a.m. and 11:45 a.m.
NRH City Hall, 4301 City Point Drive and NRH Library, 9015 Grand Ave.

Christmas carolers from Snow Heights Elementary School will be spreading holiday cheer throughout NRH on Friday, December 8. They will be singing in the lobby at NRH City Hall at 10:30 a.m. and in the lobby of the NRH Library starting at 11:45 a.m. Everyone is welcome to attend.

Keep NRH Beautiful Christmas Lighting Contest

Nominations Due: December 8 at 5 p.m.
Judging: December 10

Keep NRH Beautiful annually recognizes residents for beautifully decorating the outside of their homes during the holiday season. Residents are encouraged to nominate neighbors by calling 817-427-6651 prior to 5 p.m. on Friday, December 8. Judging will take place on Sunday, December 10, so make sure your lights are on that evening. Nine winners will be recognized at the January City Council meeting.

Elves Workshop

Saturday, December 9
10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
NRH Centre, 6000 Hawk Ave.

Children ages 3 to 6 are invited to celebrate the holiday season with singing, ornament and craft making, cookie decorating and games galore. The workshop will be lead by Erika Doke, certified teacher. The cost is $18 per child. Please register in advance at the NRH Centre.

Toys for Tennis Tournament

Sunday, December 10
11 a.m.
Richland Tennis Center, 7111 NE Loop 820

The annual Toys For Tennis doubles tournament will be held at the Richland Tennis Center on Sunday, December 10, starting at 11 a.m. The cost is $15 plus a new, unwrapped toy that will be given to less fortunate children in the NRH area. The deadline to register is Tuesday, December 5. Please contact David Webb at dwebb@richland-tennis-center.com or call RTC at 817-427-6680 to register.

Community Holiday Concert "Let There Be Light"

Tuesday, December 12
7 p.m.
City Hall, 4301 City Point Drive

Join friends and neighbors for a free Christmas concert titled "Let There Be Light" presented by North Richland Hills Baptist Church Choir. The concert will take place at the NRH City Hall outdoor plaza. Seating is on the lawn, so don't forget your blankets and lawn chairs. 

Holiday Family Movie Night

Friday, December 15
7:00 p.m.
NRH Centre Plaza, 6000 Hawk Ave.

The whole family will enjoy a free screening of Elf at the outdoor plaza at the NRH Centre. Popcorn and hot chocolate will be available. Seating is on the lawn. Bring blankets, chairs lawn, and a picnic. 

Breakfast with Santa

Saturday, December 16
9:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m.
Iron Horse Golf Course, 6200 Skylark Circle

It's the most important meal of the day and one of the most memorable events of the season! Enjoy a hot breakfast and visit with Santa inside the C.A. Sanford Clubhouse at Iron Horse Golf Course. Reservations are required. The price is $10.95 for adults and $6.95 for children under 12. Kids under 3 are free. Please bring your own camera for photos with Santa. Call 817-485-6666 to reserve your seats.

The European Ensemble Strings Concert

Monday, December 18
7:00 p.m.
NRH Library Lobby, 9015 Grand Ave

Enjoy a variety of Christmas music with The European Ensemble Strings. The European Ensemble Strings, established in Dallas in 2005 by Edina Pastyik - originally from Budapest, Hungary, spice up the regular classical music repertoire with fun, upbeat contemporary music that entertains all ages. Free and open to all ages; feel free to come and go. Please call the Library at 817-427-6814 for more information.

Make it Merry

December 1 - 15
Times vary
NRH Library, 9015 Grand Ave

The Maker Spot at the NRH Library will host daily Make it Merry activities December 1 through 15 for all ages. Stay tuned for more information.

Annual Toy & Food Drive

Thanksgiving through December 20
NRH Police Department & Fire Stations

North Richland Hills Santa Cops and the NRH Firefighter’s Association are holding a toy and food drive to benefit those who are less fortunate in our community. Residents are encouraged to share in the holiday spirit by dropping off new, unwrapped toys and nonperishable food items to the Public Safety lobby at City Hall, 4301 City Point Drive, or any NRH Fire Station. Donations will be accepted from Thanksgiving through December 20. All donations will go towards helping families in need through the Community Enrichment Center, as well as other local community organizations.