'Tis the season for lights, gatherings and holiday magic! The City of Coppell has several events for the whole family to enjoy this holiday season. Check back often for updates.
Holiday Scavenger Hunt
Monday, November 27 - Friday, January 5, 2024
Holiday fun is hidden all over the city!
Back by popular demand, the annual Holiday Scavenger Hunt runs through Friday, January 5, 2024. To participate in the hunt, simply solve the clues, find each of the five holiday ambassadors hidden around town, pose for a photo with each, and then upload the photos to social media with the hashtag #coppellholidays! Be sure to tag the City of Coppell on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. There are multiple holiday-themed ambassadors hidden around Coppell, but only a special few will earn Coppell's holiday enthusiasts a prize, so consider the clues carefully!
Beginning Monday, November 27, one clue will be posted daily to the City of Coppell's Facebook, X (Twitter), and Instagram pages. After a clue is posted, take a look around town and find the holiday ambassador to snap a selfie. At the end of the week, all five clues will be released and posted below.
HOW TO PARTICIPATE:
- Solve the clues once posted
- Snap a photo at each of the five holiday ambassadors specified in the clues
- Upload your photos to social media with the hashtag #coppellholidays and tag the City of Coppell
- Stop by Town Center, 255 Parkway Boulevard, to claim your prize (while supplies last)!
Participants have through January 5, 2024, to pose with the special holiday ambassadors.
Holiday Scavenger Hunt Clues:
Coming soon! All clues will be posted here on Friday, December 1. Check our social media channels for a new clue each day during the week of November 27.
December 3 - 31 | 6 - 10 pm nightly | Andrew Brown Park East
Andrew Brown Park East will be lit up all December long! Be sure to stop by for some festive holiday light viewing every night between 6 - 10 pm through December 31.
Saturday, December 2 | 9 am - Noon
Take a stroll down memory lane, shop local, and spread holiday cheer at Vintage Christmas in Old Town! Stop by participating businesses to enjoy the classic sights, sounds and smells of the season from hot cocoa and candy canes, to crafts, pop up shops and, of course, Santa himself!
Participating businesses and activities:
- Coppell Arts Center | 505 Travis St. - Make & Take craft, chorus performances by Coppell Community Chorale, Cottonwood Elementary Chorus, Pinkerton Elementary Chorus, and Wilson Elementary Chorus
- Coppell Historical Museum | 700 S. Coppell Rd. - Christmas movies in the park
- Jacaranda | 456 W. Bethel Rd. - Letters to Santa
- Tattered Style | 446 W. Bethel Rd. - Inflatable snow globe photo op
- Coppell Farmers Market | 768 W. Main St. - Square dancing at 10 am
- Coppell Assistance League | 768 W. Main St. - Ornaments for sale
- Coppell Humane Society | 768 W. Main St. - Holiday pet toys fundraising sale
- Coppell Eco Club | 768 W. Main St. - Clothing drive for Austin Street Shelter in Dallas
- Life Safety Park | 820 S. Coppell Rd. - Holiday Hazard House
- GEORGE Coffee + Provisions | 462 Houston St. - Free kid's hot cocoa with design your own cups
- Tangerine Salon | 723 W. Main St. - Face painting
- Let It Shine | 755 W. Main St. - Pictures with Santa
- Local Diner | 722 W. Bethel Rd. - Santa's Sweet Shop
- Revitalizing Pet Care | 454 Houston St. - Vintage pet portraits (appointment required). To schedule an appointment, email Revitalizing Pet Care or call 214-991-2240. Walk-ins will be accepted on a first come, first serve basis.
- State Farm - Isabelle Garcia | 705 S. Coppell Rd. - Cookie decorating
Holiday Parade and Tree Lighting
Saturday, December 2 | 6 - 9 p.m.
Join us at Coppell's annual kick-off to the holiday season! The lighted parade features beautifully decorated floats built by local groups and businesses, all with twinkling holiday lights! Watch for the top 3 “Best Decorated” floats and pick your favorites as the floats go by. The parade will travel north on Samuel Blvd. to Parkway Blvd., then west to Andrew Brown Park East.
Watch the Lighted Holiday Parade!
The lighted parade features beautifully decorated floats built by local groups and businesses, all with twinkling holiday lights! Find a spot along the parade route and watch for the top 3 “Best Decorated” floats and pick your favorites as the floats go by.
Attend the Annual Holiday Tree Lighting
After the parade, head to Andrew Brown Park East for more holiday fun. The crowd will countdown to the lighting of the 65ft tree.
Enjoy festive holiday activities including:
- Holiday Drone Show
- Santa Photos (please bring your own camera)
- Letters to Santa
- A showing of "Elf" on the big screen
- Holiday treats including hot chocolate, popcorn, roasted nuts, fudge, cider and coffees (fees apply)
- Food Trucks
Biodiversity Education Center | 367 Freeport Pkwy.
EcoExplorer - Ugly Christmas Sweaters
Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Saturdays, December 12 - 30 | 9 am - Noon
Pet the "ugly" sweaters of mammals found in North Texas and within the Coppell Nature Park. Learn about these animals through their pelts.
Drop in during visiting hours to learn about the Biodiversity Education Center, Coppell Nature Park, and the seasonal programs offered. While you're here, learn about the local environment through self-guided activities and interactive resources. Then, take what you learn out on the trails to become true EcoExplorers!
Wild By Nature – Winter Birds
December 29 | 1 - 3 pm | Biodiversity Education Center
Celebrate the first day of winter by learning how birds survive the winter season! Fly down to the BEC to discover the unique characteristics and adaptations of birds, migration challenges, and how YOU can help! Meet some winter bird residents as you explore the trails of Coppell Nature Park and make a bird feeder to take home!
This program is designed for families and youth ages 3-14. Drop in during open hours to explore interactive learning stations inside the Biodiversity Education Center or on the trails of Coppell Nature Park. Please arrive with enough time to complete activities before the close time. This program is FREE of charge and registration is not required. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
EcoExplorer - Winter Birds
January 2 - 13 | 9 am - Noon
Explore the different birds that call Coppell Nature Park home in the winter months. Drop in during visiting hours to learn about the Biodiversity Education Center, Coppell Nature Park, and the seasonal programs offered. While you're here, learn about the local environment through self-guided activities and interactive resources. Then, take what you learn out on the trails to become true EcoExplorers!
Coppell Arts Center | 505 Travis St.
Theatre Coppell Presents: The Best Christmas Pageant Ever
Friday, December 1 - Sunday, December 17 | Fridays and Saturdays 8 pm & Sundays 2:30 pm
It’s the most popular Christmas show Theatre Coppell has ever done, so it’s back to liven the holidays! In this hilarious tale, a couple struggling to put on a church Christmas pageant is faced with casting the Herdman kids – probably the most inventively awful kids in history. You won’t believe the mayhem – and the fun – when the Herdmans collide with the Christmas story head on! Family-friendly and one of the best Christmas stories ever told. And certainly one of the funniest. Tickets are $22 for adults, and $19 for seniors and students.
Holiday Concert: HarpEssence
Sunday, December 3 | 3 pm
Take a break from the hustle and bustle: Enjoy the holiday musical stylings of HarpEssence’s four concert grand harps at the Coppell Arts Center! Tickets are not required. The concert is free, thanks to sponsorship by The Friends of the Coppell Public Library.
Four C Notes Christmas
Saturday, December 9 | 2 pm & 8 pm
Ring in the holidays with The Four C Notes and their rockin' holiday show: Season’s Greetings: The Hits of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons PLUS Rock and Roll Holiday Classics! This winter wonderland features the biggest hits from those iconic "boys from Jersey,” plus your favorite holiday chart toppers by artists such as Dion and the Belmonts, The Drifters, The Beach Boys, and many more! Dressed in matching vintage outfits with smart choreography, The Four C Notes give an authenticity to their performance that similar tribute groups simply cannot match…anywhere! Tickets are $39.
The Coppell Community Orchestra Ho-Ho Holiday Showcase
Sunday, December 10 | 3 pm
Join us for an enchanting afternoon of music and merriment at the Community Orchestra Holiday Concert! Embrace the joyous spirit of the season as the talented musicians of the Coppell Community Orchestra deliver a captivating performance that will warm your heart and enhance your holiday cheer. Delight in a diverse repertoire featuring beloved classics, timeless carols, and festive melodies that celebrate the magic of winter. Tickets are $5 for adults and $1 for children/students.
The Coppell Community Chorale Presents: A Jolly Holiday
Saturday, December 16 | 5 pm
Come celebrate the holidays and sing along with the Coppell Community Chorale featuring the Coppell Children’s Chorus. It’s fun for the whole family! Tickets are $10.
Cozby Library and Community Commons | 177 N. Heartz Rd.
Holiday Craft Market
Sunday, November 5 | 1 - 4 pm
Crafters from the Senior Center will have a variety of items available for purchase such as jewelry, knitted and crocheted items, tote bags, greeting cards, and ornaments. Cash is strongly encouraged as some vendors do not accept credit cards. Pick up a holiday gift for yourself or someone else!
Wednesday, December 6 | 10:15 - 10:45 am
Join Santa for storytime! He’s read books, we’ll sing songs and you can get your picture taken with Santa! Don’t forget your camera! All ages are welcome.
Merry Grinchmas Party
Tuesday, December 19 | 6:30 - 7:30 pm
All the Whos are invited, the small and the tall. There will be stories, crafts, and snacks for all. Come dressed in your Whoville best (ugly sweaters or pajamas) and we will take care of all the rest. Join us for a jolly good time! This program is intended for families with young children, but all ages are welcome.
Teen Crafternoon: Marshmallow Snowmen and Cocoa Mug Decorating
Wednesday, December 13 | 4 - 6 pm | Cozby Library and Community Commons
Get crafty while making marshmallow snowmen and decorating coffee/ cocoa mugs, all while celebrating with food and friends! This event is open to grades 6 - 12.
Sing in the New Year!
Wednesday, December 27 | 5:30 - 7 pm
Sing in the New Year at the Library! Show off your singing skills with karaoke and celebrate the New Year with games and crafts. This program is open to teens in 6th -12th grade.